"Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Lao Tzu on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Lao Tzu on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Lao Tzu on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Lao Tzu on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Lao Tzu on Ernest Hemingway
"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."
"When the best leader's work is done the people say, 'We did it ourselves.'"
"To know yet to think that one does not know is best Not to know yet to think that one knows will lead to difficulty."
"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading."
"If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve."