Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu (Chinese philosopher and Daoist theologian, lived around the 6th and 5th century BCE)

“There is a thing confusedly formed,
Born before heaven and earth.
Silent and void
It stands alone and does not change,
Goes round and does not weary.”

  • From Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching (Book One, XXV), translated by D. C. Lau (Penguin Classics, 1963).


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