The Tao Te Ching (circa 600 B.C.E.) is a Chinese classic text traditionally credited to the 6th-century B.C.E. sage Lao-Tze. It has a long and complex textual history. Known versions and commentaries date back two millennia, including ancient bamboo, silk, and paper manuscripts discovered in the twentieth century. The Tao Te Ching, along with the Zhuangzi, is one of the two foundational texts of Taoism, strongly influencing other schools of Chinese philosophy and religion. Its influence has spread widely outside East Asia and it is among the most translated works in world literature.
Quotes from the Tao Te Ching…
Practice not doing and everything will fall into place.
The Way that can be named is not the Way.
Whoso bendeth himself shall be straightened. Whoso emptieth himself shall be filled. Whoso weareth himself away shall be renewed. Whoso humbleth himself shall be exalted. Whoso exalteth himself shall be abased. Therefore doth the Sage cling to simplicity.