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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

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.




Translation

Translation

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French
Connaître les autres, c'est sagesse. Se connaître soi-même, c'est sagesse supérieure.

German
Andere zu kennen ist Intelligenz. Sich selbst zu kennen ist wahre Weisheit.




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Demand much from yourself, little from others, and you will prevent discontent.

The best means of learning to know oneself is seeking to understand others.

"Know yourself" is the whole of science. Only at the end of the perception of all things will man have recognized himself. For things are only the borders of man.




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Patience is the companion of wisdom.
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The most certain sign of wisdom is cheerfulness.
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Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
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Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
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Silence is often the truest wisdom.
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Quotes for: others


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Quotes about others:


To be happy, we must consider the happiness of another.
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Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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Article IV – Liberty consists of doing anything which does not harm others: thus, the exercise of the natural rights of each man has only those borders which assure other members of the society the enjoyment of these same rights. These borders can be determined only by the law.
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If we had no pride we should not complain of that of others.
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Let the other side be heard as well.
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Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
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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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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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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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