Quotes from Taoism

Taoism, also rendered as Daoism, is a philosophical or religious tradition of Chinese origin which emphasises living in harmony with the Tao, literally translated as “the Way.” The Tao is a fundamental idea in most Chinese philosophical schools. Taoist ethics vary depending on the particular school, but in general tend to emphasise naturalness, simplicity, spontaneity, and the Three Treasures: compassion, frugality, humility. The Tao Te Ching, a compact book containing teachings attributed to Lao Tzu is widely considered the keystone work of the Taoist tradition, together with the later writings of Zhuang Zhou.

One Journey Quotations

Quotes from Taoism…

Resign yourself to the sequence of things, forgetting the changes of life, and you shall enter into the pure, the divine, the One.


Horses and oxen have four feet. That is natural. Place a halter on the head of a horse, or a rope through the nose of an ox. This is unnatural.


He who knows the Tao is sure to be well acquainted with the principles that appear in the procedures of things. Acquainted with those principles, he is sure to understand how to regulate his actions in all kinds of circumstances. Having that understanding, he will not allow things to injure him.