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This book is an anthology of 224 quotes from Laozi and 51 facts about Laozi.
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
“He who speaks does not know; he who knows does not speak.”
“Doing nothing is better than being busy doing nothing.”
“Must you value what others value, avoid what others avoid? How ridiculous! ”
“Act without expectation.”
Laozi was born in the Ku County of the state of Chu, the present day Luyi County of the Henan Province.
There are about 187 million followers of Chinese folk religions including Taoism in the world today.
Laozi was married, and he was said to have had a son named Zong who became a celebrated soldier.
The book Tao Te Ching is a short, poetic text of 5000 Chinese characters, divided into 81 chapters.
Peter Kropotkin noted that Laozi was among the earliest exponents of essentially anarchist concepts.
In English alone, there exist well over 30 translations of Tao Te Ching.