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Quote of Laozi - There is nothing softer and weaker...


Biography - Laozi:

Chinese philosopher, founder of philosophical Taoism (6th–5th century BCE).
Born: 0
Period:
5th century BC
6th century BC
Place of birth: China
China

Quote

There is nothing softer and weaker than water,
And yet there is nothing better for attacking hard and strong things.

Laozi




Translation  

Translation

(French, German)


French
Rien ici-bas, n'est plus souple, moins résistant que l'eau, pourtant il n'est rien qui vienne mieux à bout du dur et du fort.”
Lao Tseu

German
Auf der Welt gibt es nichts, was weicher und dünner ist, als Wasser. Doch um Hartes und Starres zu bezwingen, kommt nichts diesem gleich.”
Laozi




See also  

See also...



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The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools, but the gentle touches of air and water working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.”
Henry David Thoreau

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Stones are hollowed out by the constant dropping of water.”
Publius Ovidius Naso




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Quotes for: water

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In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.”
Leonardo da Vinci
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Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone.”
Alan Watts
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Water is the driving force of all nature.”
Leonardo da Vinci
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Our deeds, our feelings, our thoughts, and our sensations just happen of themselves, as the rain falls and the water flows along the valley.”
Alan Watts - In My Own Way
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My books are like water those of the great geniuses are wine. (Fortunately) everybody drinks water.”
Mark Twain
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They muddy the water, to make it seem deep.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche - Thus Spoke Zarathustra
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Laozi also said...


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Responsible one is not only for what you do but also for what it does not.”
Laozi
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Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.”
Laozi
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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
Laozi
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He who knows does not speak; he who speaks does not know.”
Laozi
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The farther you go, the less you know.”
Laozi - Tao Te Ching
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He who does not trust enough, will not be trusted.”
Laozi
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