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Quotes from the Wisdom of the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
Here are quotes from the Tao Te Ching, the Taoist classic, about seeing things clearly. To see the whole quoted chapter, click the chapter link within brackets.
Seeing the small is called clarity.
Use the light to return to clarity.
Knowing the future is the flower of the Way, and the beginning of folly.
The truly great ones rely on substance, and not on surface, hold on to the fruit, and not to the flower.
Your name or your body, what is dearer? Your body or your wealth, what is worthier?
The separate parts make no carriage.
The greatest vessel takes long to complete.
Movement overcomes cold.
What is well planted will not be uprooted.
What is well held will not escape.
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Here are the 388 quotes extracted from the Tao Te ching, sorted by topics. Each quote has a reference to its chapter in the book.
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