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Re: A journey of a thousand miles,,,

Posted by Lewis on November 25, 2005

In Reply to: Re: A journey of a thousand miles,,, posted by Bruce Kahl on November 14, 2005

: : Could anyone tell me who said

: : " A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"

: : I love the proverb and would love to know where it originates from,

: : Thank you

: Created by Lao-tzu:

:
: That which is at rest is easy to grasp.
: That which has not yet come about is easy to plan for.
: That which is fragile is easily broken.
: That which is minute is easily scattered.
: Handle things before they arise.
: Manage affairs before they are in a mess.

: A thick tree grows from a tiny seed.
: A tall building arises from a mound of earth.
: A journey of a thousand miles starts with one step.
: Contriving, you are defeated;
: Grasping, you lose.

If I recall correctly Lao-Tzu means "old man" and the book is the collective wisdom of more than one sage.

Good stuff nonetheless.

I'm sure Li Yar would approve!

L