Lao-Tse Quotes (2 quotes)
The sixth pre-Christian centurythe miraculous century of Buddha, Confucius and Lβo-Tse, of the Ionian philosophers and Pythagoraswas a turning point for the human species. A March breeze seemed to blow across the planet from China to Samos, stirring man into awareness, like the breath of Adam's nostrils. In the Ionian school of philosophy, rational thought was emerging from the mythological dream-world. which, within the next two thousand years, would transform the species more radically than the previous two hundred thousand had done.
[Philosopher Lao-tse] is not dogmatic, and he does not go in for big, universal ideas. For instance, I like what he says about failure and success, Failure is the foundation of success and the means by which it is achieved. Success is the lurking place of failure; but who can tell when the turning point will come?