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Laozi

Birthdate: 604 BC

Laozi , also rendered as Lao Tzu and Lao-Tze , was an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer. He is the reputed author of the Tao Te Ching, the founder of philosophical Taoism, and a deity in religious Taoism and traditional Chinese religions.

A semi-legendary figure, Laozi was usually portrayed as a 6th-century BC contemporary of Confucius, but some modern historians consider him to have lived during the Warring States period of the 4th century BC. A central figure in Chinese culture, Laozi is claimed by both the emperors of the Tang dynasty and modern people of the Li surname as a founder of their lineage. Laozi's work has been embraced by both various anti-authoritarian movements and Chinese Legalism. Wikipedia

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„When men lack a sense of awe, there will be disaster.“

—  Laozi, book Tao Te Ching

Source: Tao Te Ching, Chapter 72, translated by Gia Fu Feng

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