"When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everybody will respect you."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Lao Tzu on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Lao Tzu on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Lao Tzu on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Lao Tzu on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Lao Tzu on Abraham Lincoln
"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."