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Biography - Laozi:

Chinese philosopher, founder of philosophical Taoism (6th–5th century BCE).
Period:
5th century BC
6th century BC
Place of birth: China
China

Responsible one is not only for what you do but also for what it does not.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
On n'est pas seulement responsable de ce que l'on fait, mais aussi de ce que l'on ne fait pas.

German
Verantwortlich ist man nicht nur, für das, was man tut, sondern auch für das, was man nicht tut.




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In one sense choice is possible, but what is not possible is not to choose. I can always choose, but I must know that if I do not choose, that is still a choice.

To have and not to give is in some cases worse than stealing.

Often he who omits an act does injustice, not only he who commits an act.




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