When the best leader's work is done the people say, 'We did it ourselves.'
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Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
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.
He who does not trust enough, Will not be trusted.
All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small.
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.
The sage does not hoard. The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself, The more he gives to others, the more he gets himself. The Way of Heaven does one good but never does one harm. The Way of the sage is to act but not to compete.
Of all that is good, sublimity is supreme. Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful. Furtherance is the agreement of all that is just. Perseverance is the foundation of all actions.
People in their handlings of affairs often fail when they are about to succeed. If one remains as careful at the end as he was at the beginning, there will be no failure.
How could man rejoice in victory and delight in the slaughter of men?
Representation of the world, like the world itself, is the work of men they describe it from their own point of view, which they confuse with the absolute truth.
Of two pleasures, if there be one which all or almost all who have experience of both give a decided preference, irrespective of any feeling of moral obligation to prefer it, that is the more desirable pleasure.
I'm always going to live in Texas. Texas is my home - it'll be my home forever.
If a business does well, the stock eventually follows.
There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.
People feel that the EU is a one-way process, a great machine that sucks up decision-making from national parliaments to the European level until everything is decided by the EU. That needs to change.
Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.
The intelligence of the creature known as a crowd, is the square root of the number of people in it.
Abused patience turns to fury.
God's dream is that you and I and all of us will realize that we are family, that we are made for togetherness, for goodness, and for compassion.