Bestselling author of Flags of Our Fathers shares his favorite reads, from Lao Tzu to Kurt Vonnegut.
At the death of Lao Tzŭ a disciple went to the family and expressed his sympathy quite briefly and formally.
Lao taught the golden rule: "Recompense injury," he said, "with kindness."
The well-known Greek injunction, "not to go beyond one's destiny," , might well have fallen from Lao Tz's lips.
His sympathies are with the south; with the philosophy of Lao Tse.
Lao Tzŭ's teaching is essentially an effort to bring man's life on earth into harmony with the life and law of the universe (Tao).
The oxide of lanthanium (Lao) is white, and its salts are colorless.
The text consists of a commination said to have been uttered by Lao Tz, and directed against evil-doers of all kinds.
They needed a look into the glass of Lao, which revealed the blemishes of the soul, how fair soever the exterior.
The native population of Lao, about one million and two hundred thousand.