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Tao Te Ching (Penguin Classics) by Lao Tzu

Tao Te Ching (Penguin Classics) (edition 1964)

by Lao Tzu

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Title:Tao Te Ching (Penguin Classics)
Authors:Lao Tzu
Info:Penguin Classics (1964), Edition: Reprint, Paperback
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Laozi|Philosophy, Asian
  FHQuakers | Oct 13, 2017 |
Fresher approach to this Eastern classic ( )
  jenniebooks | Mar 25, 2017 |
Better this time
Reverse psychology, stoicism ( )
  jenniebooks | Mar 25, 2017 |
"People certainly have been confused for a long time."

The introduction and endnotes went a long way helping me read this. I can see why it takes a lifetime to decipher this. ( )
  Kristymk18 | Jul 10, 2016 |
I think this is like Chinese proverbs. multi-dimensional. made me feel serene ( )
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The idea of the novel starts here. This is the source of the modern novel for many. While it remains the epitome of story-telling its fame has also led to the coinage of such terms as "quixotic" and others. Influential beyond almost any other single work of fiction, the characters through their charm and uniqueness remain indelible in the memory of readers.
Don Quixote is one of those books whose influence is so far-reaching as to be almost ubiquitous, like The Odyssey, or the Bible. And like the Bible or Homer’s epic, it is more often talked about than read. But my conclusion upon reading it is to recommend to all: read it and enjoy the stories.

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Lao Tzuprimary authorall editionscalculated
Ames, Roger T.secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Blakney, R. B.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Blok, J.A.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cleare, JohnPhotographersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dale, Ralph AlanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Despeux, CatherineAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Duyvendak, J. J. L.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
English, JaneTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ervast, PekkaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Feng, Gia-FuTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hall, David L.secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hansen, ChadTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jerven, WalterTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Julien, StanislasTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Koskikallio, ToivoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lau, D.C.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Le Guin, Ursula K.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Legge, JamesTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
MacHovec, Frank J.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mansvelt Beck, B.J.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Mitchell, StephenTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Needleman, JacobIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nieminen, PerttiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ta-Kao, ChuTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ular, AlexanderTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wilhelm, RichardTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Who can find a good woman?

She is precious beyond all things.

Her husband's heart trusts her completely.

She is his best reward.

PROV. 31:10-11 (Mitchell translation)
TO MY MOTHER AND FATHER (Mitchell translation)
TO VICKI (Mitchell translation)
A Rudolf Ritsema, compagno e maestro,che mi ha introdotto ai misteri della lingua cinese
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The tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. (Mitchell translation)
The tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao.
I will begin with a comparison.
The person of superior integrity does not insist upon his integrity. (Mair translation)
Way-making (dao) that can be put into words is not really way-making, And naming (ming) that can assign fixed reference to things is not really naming. (Ames/Hall translation)
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This work covers translations of the Tao Te Ching by multiple translators, some of which may also be grouped as separate works under the individual translator (eg Ursula K Le Guin's translation).
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A cycle of short poems, this is a work of world literature and has the significance of the Bible for more than a quarter of humanity. Written in two halves, the "Tao" ("way") and the "Te" ("virtue"), it is treasured for its poetic statements about life's most profound and elusive truths.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 014044131X, Paperback)

Traditionally attributed to Lao Tzu, an older contemporary of Confucius (551-479 BC), it is now thought that the work was compiled in about the fourth century BC. An anthology of wise sayings, it offers a model by which the individual can live rather than explaining the human place in the universe. The moral code it encourages is based on modesty and self-restraint, and the rewards reaped for such a life are harmony and flow of life.

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A new version of the classic "Book of the Way" provides a manual on the art of living, offering eighty concise chapters that offer wisdom and advice on how to achieve balance, perspective, and serenity in every aspect of one's life.

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Penguin Australia

4 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 014044131X, 0451530403, 1585426180, 0141043687

Frances Lincoln Publishers

2 editions of this book were published by Frances Lincoln Publishers.

Editions: 0711229643, 0711214379

Columbia University Press

3 editions of this book were published by Columbia University Press.

Editions: 0231105800, 9622014674, 0231118163

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