Lao Tzu quote about change from Tao Te Ching - If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to.
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If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to.
 Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching (4th century BC). copy citation

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Author Lao Tzu
Source Tao Te Ching
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Date 4th century BC
Language English
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Note Translated by Stephen Mitchell
Weblink https://terebess.hu/english/tao/mitchell.html

Context

“answers without speaking a word, arrives without being summoned, accomplishes without a plan. Its net covers the whole universe.
And though its meshes are wide, it doesn't let a thing slip through.
74 If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to.
If you aren't afraid of dying, there is nothing you can't achieve. Trying to control the future
is like trying to take the master carpenter's place.
When you handle the master carpenter's tools, chances are that you'll cut your hand.” source

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