When the best leader's work is done the people say, 'We did it ourselves.'
Quote by Lao Tzu
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If the Great Way perishes there will morality and duty. When cleverness and knowledge arise great lies will flourish. When relatives fall out with one another there will be filial duty and love. When states are in confusion there will be faithful servants.
He who does not trust enough, Will not be trusted.
In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.
Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overdo it.
When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you.
The wicked leader is he who the people despise. The good leader is he who the people revere. The great leader is he who the people say, 'We did it ourselves.'
Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
Silence is a source of great strength.
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
Experience praises the most happy the one who made the most people happy.
Habit is a second nature which prevents us from knowing the first, of which it has neither the cruelties nor the enchantments.
And I highly recommend for all the women in the world, even if they're 71, you can never take for granted that he loves you. It's always good to flirt with him. It's a great sport.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.
I left school on my 15th birthday.
When I am speaking about American presidents, I have to speak about my very special relations with President Clinton. He contributed more to peace than anybody else in the American sense.
Music is about listening, the more you play, the more the magic spreads.
I was not born to be free. I was born to adore and to obey.
An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.
If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?