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Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu (Complete)

27. "A good scientist has freed himself of concepts and keeps his mind open to what is."

The story goes that Lao Tzu was a great master, full of wisdom. It is said that, displeased with city life and the lack of morals amongst city dwellers, Lao Tzu left for a life of solitude in the countryside, never to return again. 

26. "The heavy is the source of the light. The unmoved is the source of all movement. Thus the Master travels all day without leaving home. However splendid the views, she stays serenely in herself. Why should the lord of the country flit about like a fool? If you let yourself be blown to and fro, you lose touch with your root. If you let restlessness move you, you lose touch with who you are."

As he passed through the city gates for the final time, the gatekeeper asked Lao-tzu to share his wisdom lest it be obscured forever. Tzu agreed and what remains is the Tao Te Ching. 

I absolutely adore these writing. s with all great leaders, Lao Tzu didn't attribute titles of grandeur or greatness to himself. He just was. 

"I have just 3 things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion." These three are your greatest treasures."