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“He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough” Lao Tzu

Environmental Quotes Lao Tzu

Biography Lao Tzu

  • CATEGORY: Environmental Quotes
  • WHO: Lao Tzu
  • BORN: 6th century BCE
  • DEATH: 533 BCE
  • WHERE: China
  • NATIONALITY: Chinese
    • Lao Tzu was a Chinese philosopher and author of Tao-Te-Ching, the book exemplifies his philosophical thoughts and can be translated “Old Man” or more correctly Old Teacher”.
    • The Founder or one of the main philosophers of philosophical Taoism pronounced as “Daoism” that advocates living a simple life, historians are not quite sure if he developed alone.
    • One of the most famous passages from of the book clearly illustrates the route according to ancient history website: “Yield and overcome, Empty and become full, Bend and become straight.” The passage has awakened many studies and schools of anti-authoritarian minds as a way of solving conflicts in a peaceful way. The sentences remind of “The Middle Way” in Buddhism and illustrate order and disorder in nature which a wise man refuses to interfere with the natural flow of things in every way.
    • In the West, Lao Tzu is most known for his wise quotes upon existential issues

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