Lao-tzu Quotes and Sayings

Lao-tzu Chinese philosopher (604 BC - 531 BC)

The good man is the teacher of the bad, And the bad is the material from which the good may learn. He who does not value the teacher, Or greatly care for the material, Is greatly deluded although he may be learned. Such is the essential mystery. ~Lao-tzu

A good manager is best when people barely know that he exists. Not so good when people obey and acclaim him. Worse when they despise him. ~Lao-tzu

The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. The name that can be named is not the eternal Name. ~Lao-tzu

The journey of a thousand leagues begins from beneath your feet. ~Lao-tzu

Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of happiness. ~Lao-tzu