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30 Carlos Castaneda Quotes On Becoming a Spiritual Warrior

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In this article, we want to share with you Carlos Castaneda quotes. If you’ve read his books, these quotes will help you remember the basic ideas of don Juan’s teachings. And if you have never read his books, then Carlos Castaneda quotes described in this article will help you to get acquainted with this mysterious author and may even inspire you to read his books.

Who is Carlos Castaneda?

Carlos Castaneda is one of the greatest mysteries of the XX century. All we know for sure about this person is that he is the author of ten unique books, each of which became a bestseller, as well as the founder of the publishing company “Cleargreen Inc.“, which currently owns the rights to all his creative heritage. Any other information represents only conjectures, riddles, and assumptions.

Almost throughout his life, Carlos Castaneda hid his personal history, forbade himself to photograph (although a few photos of Castaneda’s still there), and for all life has given only a few interviews.

Carlos Castaneda was a master of hoaxes. Every time he spoke about himself, he came up with a different place of birth, different information about who his parents were, a new “legend” about himself.

His desire to escape from the human eye and avoid any certainty stems from the basic requirement that applies to the magicians of the line of Don Juan – always remain flexible, elusive, not limited to any framework, stereotypes and opinions of people, as well as to avoid any behavioral patterns and reactions. In the terminology of Toltec magicians, this is called “erasing personal history.” Based on this basic premise, we can say for sure that humanity will never know the truth about Carlos Castaneda’s life and whether Don Juan actually existed.

Carlos Castaneda Quotes

#1

“We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Carlos Castaneda

#2

“To seek freedom is the only driving force I know. Freedom to fly off into that infinity out there. Freedom to dissolve; to lift off; to be like the flame of a candle, which, in spite of being up against the light of a billion stars, remains intact, because it never pretended to be more than what it is: a mere candle.” – Carlos Castaneda

#3

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“I’m never angry at anybody! No human being can do anything important enough for that. You get angry at people when you feel that their acts are important. I don’t feel that way any longer.” – Carlos Castaneda

#4

“Self-pity is the real enemy and the source of man’s misery. Without a degree of pity for himself, man could not afford to be as self-important as he is. However, once the force of self-importance is engaged, it develops its own momentum. And it is this seemingly independent nature of self-importance which gives it its fake sense of worth.” – Carlos Castaneda

#5

“A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting. ” – Carlos Castaneda

#6

“A warrior considers himself already dead, so there is nothing to lose. The worst has already happened to him, therefore he’s clear and calm; judging him by his acts or by his words, one would never suspect that he has witnessed everything.” – Carlos Castaneda

#7

“An average man doesn’t do this, though. The world is never a mystery for him, and when he arrives at old age he is convinced he has nothing more to live for. An old man has not exhausted the world. He has exhausted only what people do. But in his stupid confusion, he believes that the world has no more mysteries for him. What a wretched price to pay for our shields!” – Carlos Castaneda

#8

“A path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you… Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself alone, one question… Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t it is of no use.” – Carlos Castaneda

#9

“You have everything needed for the extravagant journey that is your life.” – Carlos Castaneda

#10

“For me, the world is weird because it is stupendous, awesome, mysterious, unfathomable; my interest has been to convince you that you must assume responsibility for being here, in this marvelous world, in this marvelous desert, in this marvelous time. I want to convince you that you must learn to make every act count, since you are going to be here for only a short while, in fact, too short for witnessing all the marvels of it.” – Carlos Castaneda

#11

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“Forget the self and you will fear nothing, in whatever level of awareness you find yourself to be.” – Carlos Castaneda

#12

“I have no routines or personal history. One day I found out that they were no longer necessary for me and, like drinking, I dropped them. One must have the desire to drop them and then one must proceed harmoniously to chop them off, little by little. If you have no personal history, no explanations are needed; nobody is angry or disillusioned with your acts. And above all, no one pins you down with their thoughts. It is best to erase all personal history because that makes us free from the encumbering thoughts of other people. I have, little by little, created a fog around me and my life. And now nobody knows for sure who I am or what I do. Not even I. How can I know who I am, when I am all this?” – Carlos Castaneda

#13

“The average man is hooked to his fellow men, while the warrior is hooked only to infinity.” – Carlos Castaneda

#14

“The internal dialogue is what grounds people in the daily world. The world is such and such or so and so, only because we talk to ourselves about its being such and such and so and so. The passageway into the world of shamans opens up after the warrior has learned to shut off his internal dialogue.” – Carlos Castaneda

#15

“In a world where death is the hunter, my friend, there is no time for regrets or doubts. There is only time for decisions.” – Carlos Castaneda

#16

“The world is incomprehensible. We won’t ever understand it; we won’t ever unravel its secrets. Thus we must treat the world as it is: a sheer mystery.” – Carlos Castaneda

#17

“To worry is to become accessible, unwittingly accessible. And once you worry you cling to anything out of desperation; and once you cling you are bound to get exhausted or to exhaust whoever or whatever you are clinging to.” – Carlos Castaneda

#18

“In the universe, there is an un-measurable, indescribable force which sorcerers call intent, and absolutely everything that exists in the entire cosmos is attached to intent by a connecting link. Sorcerers, or warriors, were concerned with discussing, understanding, and employing that connecting link…Sorcerers, therefore, divide their instruction into two categories; one is for everyday-life state of awareness, the other is for the states of heightened awareness, in which sorcerers obtained knowledge directly from intent, without the distracting intervention of spoken language.” – Carlos Castaneda

#19

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“The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.” – Carlos Castaneda

#20

“The most effective way to live is as a warrior. A warrior may worry and think before making any decision, but once he makes it, he goes his way, free from worries or thoughts; there will be a million other decisions still awaiting him. That’s the warrior’s way.” – Carlos Castaneda

#21

“Upon learning to see a man becomes everything by becoming nothing. He, so to speak, vanishes and yet he’s there. I would say that this is the time when a man can be or can get anything he desires. But he desires nothing, and instead of playing with his fellow men like they were toys, he meets them in the midst of their folly. The only difference between them is that a man who sees controls his folly, while his fellow men can’t. A man who sees has no longer an active interest in his fellow men. Seeing has already detached him from absolutely everything he knew before.” – Carlos Castaneda

#22

“The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary man takes everything as a blessing or a curse.” – Carlos Castaneda

#23

“My benefactor told me that my father and mother had lived and died just to have me and that their own parents had done the same for them. He said that warriors were different in that they shift their assemblage points enough to realize the tremendous price that has been paid for their lives. This shift gives them the respect and awe that their parents never felt for life in general, or for being alive in particular.” – Carlos Castaneda

#24

“There is no beginning, the beginning is only in your thought.” – Carlos Castaneda

#25

“What makes us unhappy is to want. Yet if we would learn to cut our wants to nothing, the smallest thing we’d get would be a true gift.” – Carlos Castaneda

#26

“A man of knowledge has no honor, no dignity, no family, no name, no country, but only life to be lived, and under these circumstances, his only tie to his fellow men is his controlled folly.” – Carlos Castaneda

#27

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Self-importance is our greatest enemy. Think about it – what weakens us is feeling offended by the deeds and misdeeds of our fellowmen. Our self-importance requires that we spend most of our lives offended by someone.” – Carlos Castaneda

#28

“You take yourself too seriously, ” he said slowly. “You are too damn important in your own mind. That must be changed! You are so goddamn important that you feel justified to be annoyed with everything. You’re so damn important that you can afford to leave if things don’t go your way. I suppose you think that shows you have character. That’s nonsense! You’re weak and conceited!” – Dom Juan” – Carlos Castaneda

#29

“Nobody is born a warrior in exactly the same way that no one is born an average man”. – Carlos Castaneda

#30

“He said that I was a man. And like any man I deserved everything that was a man’s lot – joy, pain, sadness, and struggle – and that the nature of one’s acts was unimportant as long as one acted as a warrior. Lowering his voice to almost a whisper, he said that if I really felt that my spirit was distorted I should simply fix it – purge it, make it perfect – because there was no other task in our entire lives which was more worthwhile. Not to fix the spirit was to seek death, and that was the same as to seek nothing since death was going to overtake us regardless of anything. He paused for a long time and then he said with a tone of profound conviction, “To seek the perfection of the warrior’s spirit is the only task worthy of our manhood.” – Carlos Castaneda

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Napoleon Hill Quotes: Life-Changing Wisdom About Success and Growth

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Napoleon Hill was an American self-help author who was one of the earliest producers of the modern genre of personal success literature. Hill is widely considered to be one of the great writers on success. His most famous work, “Think and Grow Rich“, is one of the best-selling books of all time. Hill believed that the power of personal beliefs plays a major role in personal success. Many success coaches all over the world refer to Napoleon Hill Quotes in their books and during their workshops to inspire people to open up their full potential in achieving success and building the life of their dreams.

Napoleon Hill Quotes can be a great motivational and inspirational tool for those who want to improve their lives and live according to their purpose. Sometimes we all need a little motivation to keep building success and not quitting in the middle of our path to our dreams.

In this article, we collected 75 Napoleon Hill Quotes that will help you to get motivated and inspired while walking along your path to success.

75 Napoleon Hill Quotes

#1

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
― Napoleon Hill

#2

“Before success comes in any man’s life, he is sure to meet with much temporary defeat, and, perhaps, some failure. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and most logical thing to do is to quit. That is exactly what the majority of men do. More than five hundred of the most successful men this country has ever known told the author their greatest success came just one step beyond the point at which defeat had overtaken them.”
― Napoleon Hill

#3

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“A quitter never wins and a winner never quits.”
― Napoleon Hill

#4

“An educated man is not, necessarily, one who has an abundance of general or specialized knowledge. An educated man is one who has so developed the faculties of his mind that he may acquire anything he wants, or its equivalent, without violating the rights of others.”
― Napolean Hill

#5

“Action is the real measure of intelligence.”
― Napoleon Hill

#6

“I will eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness, and cynicism, by developing love for all humanity, because I know that a negative attitude toward others can never bring me success. I will cause others to believe in me because I will believe in them, and in myself.”
― Napoleon Hill

#7

“The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does.”
― Napoleon Hill

#8

“Opinions are the cheapest commodities on earth. Everyone has a flock of opinions ready to be wished upon anyone who will accept them. If you are influenced by “opinions” when you reach DECISIONS, you will not succeed in any undertaking.”
― Napoleon Hill

#9

“If you can’t do great things, do small things in a great way.”
― Napoleon Hill

#10

“There is a difference between WISHING for a thing and being READY to receive it. No one is ready for a thing until he believes he can acquire it. The state of mind must be BELIEF, not mere hope or wish. Open-mindedness is essential for belief.”
― Napoleon Hill

#11

“Remember that it is not the lawyer who knows the most law, but the one who best prepares his case, who wins.”
― Napoleon Hill

#12

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“Put your foot upon the neck of the fear of criticism by reaching a decision not to worry about what other people think, do, or say.”
― Napoleon Hill

#13

“The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.”
― Napoleon Hill

#14

“Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire brings a small amount of heat.”
― Napolean Hill

#15

“Cherish your vision and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.”
― Napoleon Hill

#16

“You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be.”
― Napoleon Hill

#17

“Do not wait: the time will never be ‘just right’. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.”
― Napoleon Hill

#18

Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.”
― Napoleon Hill

#19

“You are entitled to know that two entities occupy your body. One of these entities is motivated by and responds to the impulse of fear. The other is motivated by and responds to the impulse of faith. Will you be guided by faith or will you allow fear to overtake you?”
― Napoleon Hill

#20

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“Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.”
― Napoleon Hill

#21

“Disappointment over love affairs generally has the effect of driving men to drink, and women to ruin; and this, because most people never learn the art of transmuting their strongest emotions into dreams of a constructive nature.”
― Napoleon Hill

#22

“The world has the habit of making room for the man whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going.”
― Napoleon Hill

#23

“A man whose mind is filled with fear not only destroys his own chances of intelligent action, but he transmits these destructive vibrations to the minds of all who come in contact with him, and destroys, also, their chances.”
― Napoleon Hill

#24

“Our only limitations are those we set up in our own minds.”
― Napoleon Hill

#25

“Until you have learned to be tolerant with those who do not always agree with you;until you have culrivated the habit of saying some kind word of those whom you do not admire; until you have formed the habit of looking for good instead of the bad there is in others, you will be neither successful nor happy.”
― Napoleon Hill

#26

“It is your responsibility to make sure that positive emotions constitute the dominating influence of your mind.”
― Napoleon Hill

#27

“Close friends and relatives, while not meaning to do so, often handicap one through “opinions” and sometimes through ridicule, which is meant to be humorous. Thousands of men and women carry inferiority complexes with them all through life, because some well-meaning, but ignorant person destroyed their confidence through “opinions” or ridicule.”
― Napoleon Hill

#28

“Both success and failure are largely the results of habit!”
― Napoleon Hill

#29

“Remember, too, that all who succeed in life get off to a bad start, and pass through many heartbreaking struggles before they “arrive.” The turning point in the lives of those who succeed usually comes at the moment of some crisis, through which they are introduced to their “other selves.”
― Napoleon Hill

#30

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“Desire backed by faith knows no such word as impossible.”
― Napoleon Hill

#31

“The mind has a definite way of clothing one’s thoughts in appropriate physical equivalents. Think in terms of poverty and you will live in poverty. Think in terms of opulence and you will attract opulence. Through the eternal law of harmonious attraction, one’s thoughts always clothe themselves in material things appropriate unto their nature.”
― Napoleon Hill

#32

“The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.”
― Napoleon Hill

#33

“If the thing you wish to do is right, and you believe in it, go ahead and do it! Put your dream across, and never mind what ‘they’ say if you meet with temporary defeat, for ‘they’, perhaps, do not know that every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.”
― Napoleon Hill

#34

“A goal is a dream with a deadline.”
― Napoleon Hill

#35

“The Creator never singles out an individual for an important service to mankind without first testing him, through struggle, in proportion to the nature of the service he is to render.”
― Napoleon Hill

#36

“Edison failed 10, 000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times.”
― Napoleon Hill

#37

“Experience has proven that the best-educated people are often those who are known as ‘self-made’ or self-educated. It takes more than a university degree to make one a person of education. Any person who is educated has learned to get whatever they want in life without violating the rights of others. Education consists not so much of knowledge, but of knowledge effectively and persistently applied. People are paid not merely for what they know, but more particularly for what they do with what they know.”
― Napoleon Hill

#38

“We refuse to believe that which we don’t understand.”
― Napoleon Hill

#39

“It is one of the strangest anomalies of life that the absence of fear, and not formal education or brilliance of mind, is the major cause of individual success.”
― Napoleon Hill

#40

“Anything you do to and for another person, you do it to and for yourself.”
― Napoleon Hill

#41

“We who desire to accumulate riches, should remember the real leaders of the world always have been men who harnessed, and put into practical use, the intangible, unseen forces of unborn opportunity, and have converted those forces, [or impulses of thought], into sky-scrapers, cities, factories, airplanes, automobiles, and every form of convenience that makes life more pleasant.”
― Napoleon Hill

#42

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“If life hands you a lemon, don’t complain, but instead make lemonade to sell those who are thirsty from complaining.”
― Napoleon Hill

#43

The best method of protecting oneself against the inflow of negative thoughts being released by other people is that of keeping the broadcasting station so busy sending out positive thoughts that no time will be available for receiving negative thoughts. This formula is unbeatable.”
― Napoleon Hill

#44

“It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.”
― Napoleon Hill

#45

“I realize the dominating thoughts of my mind will eventually reproduce themselves in outward, physical action and gradually transform themselves into physical reality. Therefore I will concentrate my thoughts for 30 minutes daily upon the task of thinking of the person I intend to become, thereby creating in my mind a clear mental picture of that person.”
― Napoleon Hill

#46

“Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.”
― Napoleon Hill

#47

“Those who work for money alone, and who receive for their pay nothing but money, are always underpaid, no matter how much they receive. Money is necessary, but the big prizes of life cannot be measured in dollars and cents. No”
― Napoleon Hill

#48

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”
― Napoleon Hill

#49

“One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat. Every person is guilty of this mistake at one time or another.”
― Napoleon Hill

#50

“Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.”
― Napoleon Hill

#51

“Now, let us go back to the starting point, and become informed as to how the original seed of an idea, plan, or purpose may be planted in the mind. The information is easily conveyed: any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought. This is why you are asked to write out a statement of your major purpose, or definite chief aim, commit it to memory, and repeat it, in audible words, day after day, until these vibrations of sound have reached your subconscious mind.”
― Napoleon Hill

#52

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“If you fail to control your own mind, you may be sure you will control nothing else.”
― Napoleon Hill

#53

“Remember that your real wealth can be measured not by what you have, but by what you are.”
― Napoleon Hill

#54

“There is a plan, or a law, by which it hurdles men over many obstacles before giving them the privilege of leadership or the opportunity to render useful service in a noteworthy fashion.”
― Napoleon Hill

#55

“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”
― Napoleon Hill

#56

“The Disaster of Negative Thinking. The subconscious mind makes no distinction between constructive and destructive thought impulses. It works with the material we feed it, through our thought impulses. The subconscious mind will translate into reality a thought driven by fear just as readily as it will translate into reality a thought driven by courage, or faith.”
― Napoleon Hill

#57

“No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy; unless you let him.”
― Napoleon Hill

#58

“It should be recognized as a crime (in reality it is a crime of the worst nature) for any parent to build inferiority complexes in the mind of a child through unnecessary criticism. Employers who understand human nature get the best there is out of people not by criticism but by constructive suggestion. Parents may accomplish the same results with their children. Criticism will plant fear or resentment in the human heart but it will not build love or affection.”
― Napoleon Hill

#59

“Enthusiasm is the steam that drives the engine.”
― Napolean Hill

#60

“Discipline comes through self-control. This means that one must control all negative qualities. Before you can control conditions, you must first control yourself. Self-mastery is the hardest job you will ever tackle. If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self. You may see at one and the same time both your best friend and your greatest enemy, by stepping in front of a mirror.”
― Napoleon Hill

#61

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“Every man is what he is, because of the DOMI­NATING THOUGHTS which he permits to occupy his mind.”
― Napoleon Hill

#62

“And men are subject, also, to this same Law of Attraction. Go into any cheap boarding house district in any city and there you will find people of the same general trend of mind associated together. On the other hand, go into any prosperous community and there you will find people of the same general tendencies associated together. Men who are successful always seek the company of others who are successful, while men who are on the ragged side of life always seek the company of those who are in similar circumstances. “Misery loves company.”
― Napoleon Hill

#63

“To be successful, you must find peace of mind, acquire the material needs of life, and above all, attain happiness. All of these evidences of success begin in the form of thought impulses.”
― Napoleon Hill

#64

“Remember, therefore, when reading aloud the statement of your desire (through which you are endeavoring to develop a “money consciousness”), that the mere reading of the words is of NO CONSEQUENCE-UNLESS you mix emotion or feeling with your words. If you repeat a million times the famous Emil Coue formula, “Day by day, in every way, I am getting better and better,” without mixing emotion and FAITH with your words, you will experience no desirable results. Your subconscious mind recognizes and acts upon ONLY thoughts which have been well-mixed with emotion or feeling.”
― Napoleon Hill

#65

“It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.”
― Napoleon Hill

#66

“One comes to believe whatever one repeats to one’s self, whether the statement be true or false.”
― Napoleon Hill

#67

“Find out what you really love to do, and then find a way to make a good living doing it.”
― Napoleon Hill

#68

“Both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought.”
― Napoleon Hill

#69

“If a man repeats a lie over and over, he will eventually accept the lie as truth. Moreover, he will believe it to be the truth.”
― Napoleon Hill

#70

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“It was a great surprise to me when I discovered that most of the ugliness I saw in others, was but a reflection of my own nature.”
― Napoleon Hill

#71

“The most practical of all methods for controlling the mind is the habit of keeping it busy with a definite purpose, backed by a definite plan.”
― Napoleon Hill

#72

“Successful men become successful only because they acquire the habit of thinking in terms of success.”
― Napoleon Hill

#73

“It’s a sure thing that you will not finish if you don’t start. The most difficult part of any job is getting started.”
― Napoleon Hill

#74

“Success in life depends upon happiness, and happiness is found in no other way than through SERVICE that is rendered in a spirit of love.” – Napoleon Hill

#75

“You become what you think about.”
― Napoleon Hill

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Verified Buddha Quotes to Guide You On Your Path of Enlightenment

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Did you know that most of the Buddha quotes you see on quote websites and social media are actually fake?! To clarify this misconception we decided to publish this article where we have collected only verified Buddha quotes that come from the actual Buddhist scriptures. Let’s spread the real Buddha teaching!

40 Verified Buddha Quotes

#1

“Resolutely train yourself to attain peace.”
Buddha (Utthana Sutta of the Sutta Nipata)

#2

“In whom there is no sympathy for living beings: know him as an outcast.”
– Buddha (Sutta Nipata)

#3

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“Conquer anger with non-anger. Conquer badness with goodness. Conquer meanness with generosity. Conquer dishonesty with truth.”
– Buddha (Dhammapada, verse 223)

#4

“There is no fear for one whose mind is not filled with desires.”
– Buddha (Dhammapada, verse 39)

#5

“Speak only endearing speech, speech that is welcomed. Speech, when it brings no evil to others, is a pleasant thing.”
– Buddha (Sutta Nipata)

#6

“We will develop and cultivate the liberation of mind by lovingkindness, make it our vehicle, make it our basis, stabilize it, exercise ourselves in it, and fully perfect it.”
– Buddha (Samyutta Nikaya)

#7

“The calmed say that what is well-spoken is best; second, that one should say what is right, not unrighteous; third, what’s pleasing, not displeasing; fourth, what is true, not false.”
– Buddha (Sutta Nipata)

#8

“Understanding is the heartwood of well-spoken words.”
– Buddha (Kimsila Sutta)

#9

“Know from the rivers in clefts and in crevices: those in small channels flow noisily, the great flow silent. Whatever’s not full makes noise. Whatever is full is quiet.”
– Buddha (Sutta Nipata)

#10

“All experiences are preceded by mind, having mind as their master, created by mind.”
– Buddha (Dhammapada)

#11

“All tremble at violence; all fear death. Putting oneself in the place of another, one should not kill nor cause another to kill.”
– Buddha (Dhammapada, verse 129)

#12

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“It is in the nature of things that joy arises in a person free from remorse.”
– Buddha (Anguttara Nikaya)

#13

“Let none find fault with others; let none see the omissions and commissions of others. But let one see one’s own acts, done and undone.”
– Buddha (Dhammapada, verse 50)

#14

“Ceasing to do evil, Cultivating the good, Purifying the heart: This is the teaching of the Buddhas.”
– Buddha (Dhammapada, verse 183)

#15

“Radiate boundless love towards the entire world.”
– Buddha (Karaniya Metta Sutta)

#16

“Whoever doesn’t flare up at someone who’s angry wins a battle hard to win.”
– The Buddha (Samyutta Nikaya)

#17

“Those who cling to perceptions and views wander the world offending people.”
– Buddha (Magandiya Suta)

#18

You yourself must strive. The Buddhas only point the way.
– Buddha (Dhammapada)

#19

“If a man going down into a river, swollen and swiftly flowing, is carried away by the current – how can he help others across?”
Buddha (Sutta Nipata)

#20

“Those who grasp at perceptions and views go about butting their heads in the world.”
– Buddha (Sutta Nipata)

#21

“He who can curb his wrath as soon as it arises, as a timely antidote will check snake’s venom that so quickly spreads – such a monk gives up the here and the beyond, just as a serpent sheds its worn-out skin.”
– Buddha (Sutta Nipata)

#22

“To support mother and father, and cherish partner and children – this is the greatest blessing.”
– Buddha (Mangala Sutta)

#23

“Just as the great ocean has one taste, the taste of salt, so also this teaching and discipline has one taste, the taste of liberation.”
– Buddha (Udana)

#24

“Should a person do good, let him do it again and again. Let him find pleasure therein, for blissful is the accumulation of good.”
– Buddha (Dhammapada, verse 118)

#25

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Give, even if you only have a little.”
– Buddha (Dhammapada, verse 224)

#26

“As a water bead on a lotus leaf, as water on a red lily, does not adhere, so the sage does not adhere to the seen, the heard, or the sensed.”
– Buddha (Sutta Nipata)

#27

“Whatever has the nature of arising has the nature of ceasing.”
– Buddha (Kimsuka Sutta)

#28

Meditate … do not delay, lest you later regret it.”
– Buddha (Sallekha Sutta)

#29

“If with a pure mind a person speaks or acts, happiness follows them like a never-departing shadow.”
– Buddha (Dhammapada)

#30

“Attachment is the root of suffering.”
– Buddha

#31

“One is not called noble who harms living beings. By not harming living beings one is called noble.”
– Buddha (Dhammapada, Verse 270)

#32

“As I am, so are these. As are these, so am I.
Drawing the parallel to yourself, neither kill nor get others to kill.
– Buddha (Nalaka Sutta)

#33

“As an elephant in the battlefield withstands arrows shot from bows all around, even so shall I endure abuse.”
– Buddha (Dhammapada, verse 320)

#34

“Radiate boundless love towards the entire world.”
– Buddha (Karaniya Metta Sutta)

#35

“Delight in heedfulness! Guard well your thoughts!”
– Buddha (Dhammapada)

#36

“Live with no sense of ‘mine,’ not forming attachment to experiences.”
Buddha (Sutta Nipata)

#37

“The world is afflicted by death and decay. But the wise do not grieve, having realized the nature of the world.”
– The Buddha (Sutta Nipata)

#38

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“As a mother would protect her only child with her life … cultivate a boundless love towards all beings.”
– Buddha (Karaniya Metta Sutta)

#39

Drop by drop is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.
– Buddha (Dhammapada)

#40

“Delight in heedfulness! Guard well your thoughts!”
– Buddha (Dhammapada)

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50 Lao Tzu Quotes On Spiritual Journey, Leadership and Self-Awareness

Lao Tzu, also known as Laozi, is considered to be a father of Chinese Taoism. He was an ancient Chinese philosopher and the author of ‘Tao Te Ching‘. We have collected the most inspiring, thought-provoking, notable Lao Tzu quotes and sayings on life and love that will be sure to enlighten your life!

50 Lao Tzu Quotes

#1

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“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

#2

“Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.” – Lao Tzu

#3

“Be content with what you have;
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.”
– Lao Tzu

#4

“He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened.” – Lao Tzu

#5

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” – Lao Tzu

#6

“The wise man is one who knows, what he does not know.” – Lao Tzu

#7

“By letting go it all gets done.” – Lao Tzu

#8

“A leader is best
When people barely know he exists
Of a good leader, who talks little,
When his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
They will say, “We did this ourselves.”
– Lao Tzu

#9

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

#10

“To lead people, walk beside them …
As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence.
The next best, the people honor and praise.
The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate …
When the best leader’s work is done the people say,
We did it ourselves!”
– Lao Tzu

#11

“Loss is not as bad as wanting more.” – Lao Tzu

#12

“Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.” – Lao Tzu

#13

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“Silence is a source of Great Strength.” – Lao Tzu

#14

“I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.” – Lao Tzu

#15

“Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.” – Lao Tzu

#16

“Men are born soft and supple; dead they are stiff and hard. Plants are born tender and pliant; dead, they are brittle and dry. Thus whoever is stiff and inflexible is a disciple of death. Whoever is soft and yielding is a disciple of life. The hard and stiff will be broken. The soft and supple will prevail.” – Lao Tzu

#17

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” – Lao Tzu

#18

“Accomplish but do not boast, accomplish without show, accomplish without arrogance, accomplish without grabbing, accomplish without forcing.” – Lao Tzu

#19

“When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.” – Lao Tzu

#20

“To understand the limitation of things, desire them.” – Lao Tzu

#21

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.”
– Lao Tzu

#21

“Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing.” – Lao Tzu

#22

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu

#23

“To attain knowledge, add things every day. To attain wisdom, remove things every day.” – Lao Tzu

#24

“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.”
– Lao Tzu

#25

“Give evil nothing to oppose and it will disappear by itself.” – Lao Tzu

#26

“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu

#27

“If you are depressed you are living in the past.
If you are anxious you are living in the future.
If you are at peace you are living in the present.”
– Lao Tzu

#28

“To a mind that is still the whole universe surrenders.” – Lao Tzu

#29

“When people see some things as beautiful, other things become ugly. When people see some things as good, other things become bad.” – Lao Tzu

#30

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu

#31

“When there is no desire, all things are at peace.” – Lao Tzu

#32

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“If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place.” – Lao Tzu

#33

“Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.” – Lao Tzu

#34

“Act without expectation.” – Lao Tzu

#35

“Trying to understand is like straining through muddy water. Have the patience to wait! Be still and allow the mud to settle.” – Lao Tzu

#36

“Go to the people. Live with them. Learn from them. Love them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. But with the best
leaders, when the work is done, the task accomplished, the people will
say ‘We have done this ourselves.” – Lao Tzu

#37

“The past has no power to stop you from being present now. Only your grievance about the past can do that. What is grievance? The baggage of old thought and emotion.” – Lao Tzu

#38

“He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.” – Lao Tzu

#39

“At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.” – Lao Tzu

#40

“If you want to lead them you must place yourself behind them.” – Lao Tzu

#41

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“The world belongs to those who let go.” – Lao Tzu

#42

“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

#43

“If you search everywhere, yet cannot find what you are seeking, it is because what you seek is already in your possession.” – Lao Tzu

#44

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” – Lao Tzu

#45

“Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.” – Lao Tzu

#46

“Knowing how to yield is strength.” – Lao Tzu

#47

“If you do not value rare treasures, you will stop others from stealing.” – Lao Tzu

#48

“Make your heart like a lake with a calm still surface and great depths of kindness.” – Lao Tzu

#49

“Great acts are made up of small deeds.” – Lao Tzu

#50

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu

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