Category Archives: Zen quotes

Choose a job

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” ~ Confucius

Stop

“Stop leaving and you will arrive. Stop searching and you will see. Stop running away and you will be found.”  ~ Lao Tzu

The master

“The master observes the world but trusts his inner vision. He allows things to come and go. He prefers what is within to what is without.”~ Lao Tzu

Water

“Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness.” Lao Tzu

Know

“To know that you do not know is the best.
To pretend to know when you do not know is a disease.” ~ Lao Tzu

The Wise Man

“The Wise Man is square but not sharp, honest but not not malign, straight but not severe, bright but not dazzling.”~ Lao Tzu

Teach

“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.” ~ Lao Tzu