Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching – Quotes Lao Tzu

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Laozi was an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer. He is known as the reputed author of the Tao Te Ching, the founder of philosophical Taoism, and a deity in religious Taoism and traditional Chinese religions.Wikipedia
  • Born: 604 BC, Henan, China
  • Died: 531 BC, China
  • Nationality: Chinese
This book can be very inspiring and motivating depending on your interpretation of the quote.
Humility and Greatness
The great integrity is unboundable like a flood.
It cannot be manipulated this or that way it is the very wellspring of life, always outpouring never commanding.
Although the source for every need it is never demanding. It does its work silently and unpretentiously.
All return to the Great Integrity as out liberating universal home.  By never seeking greatness, greatness permeates in deed.

How do you interpret this quote?

What about integrity or the Great Integrity?

Lao Tzu reminds us that our ‘normal’ lives are so coercive that living in harmony with the Great Integrity seems impossible.

Do you think it is impossible?

This book is very thought-provoking and I would encourage you to give it a try….

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  1. Reply

    Hi Helen,

    Great post. I love the Tao Te Ching and Lao Tzu. I think with all the temptations of the world now it is only the truly great men and women who can live with true integrity and greatness.

    The internet, the sex industry, drugs and alcohol tempt even the best men so I agree its very hard to reach those levels.

    Cheers, Kev

    • helenvella


      Glad you like it. It is one of those books that you do not read cover to cover you pick a page and see what it means to you on that day. I agree there are many temptations out there but we must be true to ourselves and resist.

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