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Brief author info: Lao-tzu (c. 604-531 b.c.e.) Chinese philosopher and founder of Taoism Author of the Tao-te-ching (Way of the Power), chief work of Taoism; little known about his life; advocated detachment, simplicity, and self-sufficiency; taught that humans should recognize their instinctive unity with nature.
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By accident of fortune a man may rule the world for a time, but by virtue of love he may rule the world forever.
The best of all rulers is but a shadowy presence to his subjects.
He who is contented is rich.
He who knows others is learned; He who knows himself is wise.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
The journey of a thousand miles starts from beneath one's feet.
The wise man doesn't compete; therefore nobody can compete with him.
The more we give to others, the more we are increased.
Those who are good I treat as good. Those who are not good I also treat as good.
When his (the good ruler's) task is accomplished and his work done, The people all say, "It happened to us naturally."
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