When the best leader's work is done the people say, 'We did it ourselves.'
I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.
A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.
In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple.
Love the world as your own self; then you can truly care for all things.
From caring comes courage.
I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.
Ordinary men hate solitude. But the Master makes use of it, embracing his aloneness, realizing he is one with the whole universe.
Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
The more you know the less you understand.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
As long as we have hope, we have direction, the energy to move, and the map to move by.
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.
Because of a great love, one is courageous.
Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.
The truest sayings are paradoxical.