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Laozi Quotations

I’ve found the (translated) works of the Chinese sage Laozi to be inspiring. He is usually said to have been the contemporary of Confucius and a founder of Daoism. (Laozi is sometimes called Lao Tzu and Daoism called Taoism.) So I created a collection of some of my favorites quotations.

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Fear and Guilt Quotes

These are not fun emotions to have, but sometimes we do, and these quotations may help in pondering where you are and how to get beyond that.

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Dignity Quotes

The idea of dignity is crucial to ethics and to humanism. Here are some quotes I’ve collected on dignity: Quotes …

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Make a Difference

Some new quotes are up! Topic this time: making a difference. Your impact on the world matters. Making a Difference …

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Art & Artist Quotations

Art is a creative expression encompassing a wide range of human activities, products, and experiences, producing an emotional or aesthetic …

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Social Change Quotes

Social change usually means working for full equality and rights of all people, and especially through changes in policies and …

Awareness Quotes

What does it mean to be really aware? Some great thinkers (and some less well known) weigh in on awareness, …

Dissent Quotes

To dissent is to express a different opinion, or to challenge established beliefs or norms. In a democracy, dissent is …

Patriotism Quotes

Patriotism is support of and devotion to one’s country. For some, that means asserting one’s country can do no wrong. …

Leadership Quotes

Leading others has been a role in human groups since before history began. Is leadership learned or inborn? Is it …

Resistance Quotes

Resistance is active opposition to forces or practices that are accepted, expected, or established. You’ll find here quotations on several …

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Impermanence Quotations

You’ll find quotations on impermanence, the reality that everything changes and nothing lasts forever. Impermanence recognizes the reality of decay …