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Quote of Laozi - Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself...


Biography - Laozi:

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

Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Imposer sa volonté aux autres, c’est force; mais se l’imposer à soi-même, c’est force supérieure.

German
Wer andere besiegt, hat Kraft. Wer sich selber besiegt, ist stark.




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Quotes for: strength


Quotes

Quotes about strength:


Consciousness of our powers augments them.





I dare to believe that inner joy has some secret power to win the favour of fortune.





On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.





There are two ways of contesting, the one by the law, the other by force; the first method is proper to men, the second to beasts.





Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.





Tolerance is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.











Quotes for: oneself


Quotes

Quotes about oneself:


A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.





The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.





Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.





If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.





Don't forget to love yourself.





To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.











Quotes

Laozi also said...


Responsible one is not only for what you do but also for what it does not.
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Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.
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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
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The farther you go, the less you know.





He who does not trust enough, will not be trusted.
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People in their handlings of affairs often fail when they are about to succeed. If one remains as careful at the end as he was at the beginning, there will be no failure.
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