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Die happy


Confucius said: “Know the Way in the morning; die without regret in the evening.”

Confucius said: “A scholar-official who sets his heart on the Way but is ashamed of his threadbare clothes and coarse food is not worth listening to.”

The concept of the Way (道/dào) predates Confucius and Laozi by thousands of years. Even though they had different approaches to following and implementing the Way, they both began from the same starting points and shared the same set of core values. Continue reading Die happy

Daodejing quotes on trust

In the Daodejing, trusting others and being trustworthy are seen as essential qualities for a leader. Here is a collection of the most popular quotations on the subject of trust from the text.

In speaking, it is good faith that counts;

Chapter 8

Leaders who don’t trust their people enough won’t be trusted in return.
Wise ones choose their words carefully.

Chapter 17