For all things difficult to acquire, the intelligent man works with perseverance.
Other Laozi quotes:
Too much brightness blinds the eyes. Too much sound deafens the ears. Too much flavour ruins the tongue. Chasing desires to excess turns your mind towards madness, and valuing precious things impairs good judgment.
A foolish man is always doing, Yet much remains to be done.
Deal with difficult tasks while they are easy. Act on large issues while they are small.
Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.
Your own positive future begins in this moment. All you have is right now. Every goal is possible from here.
We are all capable of much more than we think we are.
One who is too insistent on his own views finds few to agree with him.
There is a time to live and a time to die but never to reject the moment.
Let your workings remain a mystery. Just show people your results.
Love is a decision - not an emotion!