The beginning of the universe is the mother of all things.  Knowing the mother, you also know the sons.  Knowing the sons, yet remaining in touch with the mother, Brings freedom from the fear of death.

Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching, Chapter 52

In the pursuit of learning, something is acquired every day.  In the pursuit of the Tao, every day something is relinquished.

-Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching, Chapter 48

The wise do not hold opinions.  They are aware of the needs of others.

-Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching, Chapter 49

Knowing others is wisdom; Knowing the self is enlightenment.  Mastering others requires force; Mastering the self needs strength.

-Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching, Chapter 33

Surrender yourself humbly; then you  can be trusted to care for all things.  Love the world as your own self; then you can truly care for all things.

-Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching, Chapter 13

Empty yourself of everything.  Let the mind become still.

-Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching, Chapter 16

So sometimes things are ahead and sometimes they are behind; Sometimes breathing is hard, sometimes it comes easily; Sometimes there is strength, and sometimes weakness; Sometimes one is up and sometimes down.

-Lao Tsu, Tao Te Ching, Chapter 29