7 Quotes by Lao Tzu That Will Change the Way You Think Forever (TOP WISDOM)


When you accept yourself, the whole world accepts you.”


Lao Tzu was an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer. He was born in 571 BC and died around the 5th century. The exact death date is unknown.


Lao Tzu’s message is still profound and important in this modern time. His wisdom will make you think about life in a different way.

I’m very fascinated with ancient China and its ancient wisdom back then. We can always learn from the past through quotes we pass by every day.

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Ancient times were interesting times.

I will share seven quotes by Lao Tzu that will change the way you think (if you apply them wisely) and they come with tips and advice.

These are some of them.

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Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”

I’m no scientist, but once upon a time, there was no life on Earth, it looked like a complete disaster, a dystopia, and there was no hope for life, nothing.

Then a miracle came, plants starts to grow, life came slowly, and look where we are now. Everything has been accomplished. Life came, humans evolved, and people are waking up to their purpose. Isn’t it wonderful?

Nature didn’t hurry about anything, they took time to let go of the past, survive the cold winter, start blossoming and then shine beautifully. Everything is accomplished no matter the circumstances.

You should feel the same way about your personal growth and your journey to everything you want in your life to happen.

How To Apply Instantly.

Be patient and trust the process you’re in. All you have to do is believe in yourself because there is always process in what you do, no matter the situation.

Remember, delayed gratification is much more satisfying than quick gratification. Hard work and dedication pay off in what you do and you learn so much in your journey.

He who knows does not speak. He who speaks does not know.”

Silence is true power, sometimes. You appear powerful when you speak less.

The most insecure talk the loudest, and the most confident talk the least. Insecure people talk before thinking, and confident people think before talking.

Ignorant people seek approval and validation. They have the ability to talk so much and say nothing at the same time. It’s amazing.

They think life is about competing against what the other person has to say and are unable to relax instead.

Wise people are calm and quiet. They have self-control over themselves and know when it’s the right time to talk. When they talk, their words make sense and they never seek validation and approval from others.

Robert Greene once said, “Powerful people impress and intimidate by saying less. The more you say, the more likely you are to say something foolish.”

How To Apply Instantly.

Take a deep breath and think before you speak.

Allow the insecure people to reveal their stupidity and show their true colors in front of people while you remain silent, knowing you’re doing the right thing and they’re doing the wrong thing.

It’s okay if you mess up, move forward anyway and do better next time. You’re only a human.

When you accept yourself, the whole world accepts you.”

You have to stop waiting for the world to accept and love you for who you are. If you wait, you’ll wait forever. Stop waiting and start feeling accepted already.

You have to be kinder to yourself, and less harsh on yourself. If you want to change, start to change within. To change, start with yourself first.

Your inner world reflects on your outer world.

Michael Jackson once sang, “If you wanna make the world a better place,
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change.”

How To Apply Instantly.

Work on your self-concept and the way you feel about yourself. Prioritize yourself and have fun with what you do every day in your life. Forgive yourself for what you did.

Care about how you think and feel about yourself and less about what the world thinks of you. Speak nicer words to yourself daily.

Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.”

Ignorant people want you to be as miserable as them. Never allow that.

You should stay wise no matter how much someone tries to bring out the worst in you. They want your reaction and they want you to snap.

Your wisdom will make ignorant people think, maybe not at the moment but later on, they will think about what you said.

Hurt people hurt people because they have been hurt by hurt people. Read it again, it makes sense.

When you stay wise, it will piss them off but you’ve won. Never let the cruelty of this world stop you from being kind. You’re only inspiring other people to stay true to who they are no matter how much bad treatment they receive.

How To Apply Instantly.

Just completely ignore the negative things someone say to you. You don’t have to take it personally. Let it go from one ear to another.

If you have no choice but to respond to the situation, just say things like “Okay” it’s best to not feed into the negative energy from them.

Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.”

Who cares what other people say and think of you?

People will always find a way to criticize you no matter how much you try to please everyone.

You will never be able to get everyone’s approval and validation of you. You allow people to live rent-free in your head and it means they’ve won over you.

You may as well start applying the “I don’t care” mindset and see it this way: “How they talk to you is how they talk to themselves.” – You will take it less personally.

They reflect their insecurity on you so there is no reason to believe every word that comes out of their mouth.

How To Apply Instantly.

Work on your confidence and think less about what people think of you and more about what you think about yourself.

Change your focus on something else by distracting yourself with hobbies and activities.be busy doing healthy things for your mental health.

Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing.”

Sometimes you have to drop all the gadgets, lay on your bed, and look at the ceiling in darkness. We are so busy doing things that do nothing good for our own sanity.

It’s okay to have days off. It’s okay to have quiet days. You don’t have to be busy all the time. You will never have time for yourself if you’re always busy doing unimportant stuff.

How To Apply Instantly.

Allow yourself to spend time on your own and just relax doing nothing.

Maybe have a movie play in the background while you drink your favorite tea before laying in the bed. Meditate more this way. It’s super cozy.

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

If your inner world is chaotic, your outer world becomes chaotic. If you’re aware of destructive thoughts creeping in and you revise it into a healthy thought, you’re more ahead than everyone else.

Most people are unaware of their own mindset and the way they think. They think it’s normal but it’s not normal to overthink all the time.

Being mean to yourself is ignorant as well.

How To Apply Instantly.

Become more aware of your thought, and the mindset you have about life.

When you’re aware of bad thoughts creeping in, use your energy to revise them into a positive one. Transform negative energy into motivation.

The Final Insights.

I hope these quotes by Lao Tzu made you look at life differently with some new input.

If this has helped you and you have a bad day, feel free to come back to read this one again so you can be in a better mood again.

I do believe that we will improve on our personal growth if we apply to Lao Tzu’s teachings and use them to make our lives better 🙂

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Remember this.

Never be in a hurry, enjoy the process, speak less unless it’s important, accept yourself first, stay wise to stupid people, stop caring what other people think of you, be okay with doing nothing Dalia

for a whole day, and be aware of your mind and the way you look at life.


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