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Lao-Tzu #70: My words are easy to understand and easier to put into practice. Yet no one in the world seems to understand them, or be able to apply what I teach.

70   My words are easy to understand and easier to put into practice. Yet no one in the world seems to understand them, or be able to apply what I teach.   My teachings come from the ancients, the … Continue reading

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Lao-Tzu #69: There is no greater disaster than underestimating your enemy.

69   There is an old saying: “It is better to become the passive in order to see what will happen. It is better to retreat a foot than to advance only an inch.”   This is called being flexible … Continue reading

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Lao-Tzu #68: The best tacticians try to avoid confrontation.

68   The best warriors do not use violence. The best generals do not destroy indiscriminately. The best tacticians try to avoid confrontation. The best leaders become servants of their people.   This is called the virtue of non-competition. This … Continue reading

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Lao-Tzu #67: With compassion, you will be able to be brave, With moderation, you will be able to give to others, With humility, you will be able to become a great leader.

67   The world talks about honoring the Tao, but you can’t tell it from their actions. Because it is thought of as great, the world makes light of it. It seems too easy for anyone to use.   There … Continue reading

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Lao-Tzu #66: Rivers and seas are rulers of the streams of hundreds of valleys because of the power of their low position.

66   Rivers and seas are rulers of the streams of hundreds of valleys because of the power of their low position.   If you want to be the ruler of people, you must speak to them like you are … Continue reading

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Lao-Tzu #65: Smart people are difficult to guide, because they think they are too clever.

65   The ancient Masters who understood the way of the Tao, did not educate people, but made them forget.   Smart people are difficult to guide, because they think they are too clever. To use cleverness to rule a … Continue reading

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Lao-Tzu #64: Prevent problems before they arise. Take action before things get out of hand.

64   Things are easier to control while things are quiet. Things are easier to plan far in advance. Things break easier while they are still brittle. Things are easier hid while they are still small.   Prevent problems before … Continue reading

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