Laozi was an ancient Chinese philosopher. According to Chinese tradition, Laozi lived in the 6th century BC, however many historians contend that Laozi.
Man takes his law from the Earth; the Earth takes its law from Heaven; Heaven takes its law from the Tao. The law of the Tao is its being what it is.
The sage has in the world an appearance of indecision, and keeps his mind in a state of indifference to all.
Obscure as muddied water. But, with stillness, muddy waters clear. Can you also act while remaining still?
She does not show herself, and therefore is apparent. She does not affirm herself, and therefore is acknowledged. She does not boast and therefore has merit. She does not strive and therefore is successful. It is exactly because she does not contend, that nobody can contend with her.
There is no disaster greater than not being content; There is no misfortune greater than being covetous.