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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

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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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.
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Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.
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I nothing had, and yet enough for youth -
Joy in Illusion, ardent thirst for Truth.
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The bliss that touched the verge of pain,
The strength of Hate, Love's deep devotion, -
O, give me back my youth again!

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That which does not kill me makes me stronger.
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Quotes for: oneself


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Quotes about oneself:


Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
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A happy life, therefore, is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
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The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.
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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.
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To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
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To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
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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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He who knows does not speak; he who speaks does not know.
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The farther you go, the less you know.
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He who does not trust enough, will not be trusted.
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