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09 December 2008 @ 09:48 am
Tao of the Day: Tao Te Ching #23 Excerpts & Related Aphorisms  
All of the quotes in my Tao compilation for Tao Te Ching #23. This isn't anything I'm working through at the moment. It felt like I was supposed to post this for someone else...

Express yourself completely, then keep quiet.
- Lao Tzu (trans. Mitchell)

When it blows, there is only wind; when it rains, there is only rain.
- Lao Tzu (trans. Mitchell)

Wild winds never last all morning and fierce rains never last all day. Who conjures such things if not heaven and earth, and if heave and earth can't make things last, why should we humans try?
- Lao Tzu (trans. Hinton)

He who has not enough faith will not be able to command faith from others.
- Lao Tzu (translator's name is in Chinese, I have no idea)

To talk little is natural. High winds do not last all morning.
- Lao Tzu (trans. Feng & English)

He who loses the way is lost.
- Lao Tzu (trans. Feng & English)

Fire cools. Water seeks its own level.
- Deng Ming-Dao

"It can't rain all the time." - The Crow

People who work with loss belong to what's lost. [...] Give yourself to loss and when you're lost you'll be at home.
- Lao Tzu (trans. LeGuin)
Current Music: "Sand & Mercury" - The Gathering
nplusmnplusm on December 9th, 2008 06:29 pm (UTC)
"Be excellent to each other"
- Bill S Preston, esquire

"Party on, Dudes!"
- Abraham Lincoln
Kburgunder on December 9th, 2008 06:45 pm (UTC)
*huge grin*