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Lao Tzu, The Best of the OLL No. 26: Lao Tzu, “The Tao of Governing” (6thC BC) [2013]

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Lao Tzu, The Best of the OLL No. 26: Lao Tzu, “The Tao of Governing” (6thC BC) (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2013).

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This is part of “The Best of the Online Library of Liberty” which is a collection of some of the most important material in the OLL. A thematic list with links to HTML versions of the texts is available here. This is a collection of 16 passages from Lao Tzu’s Tao-te Ching which is a collection of maxims designed to guide the actions of “the wise ruler.” He recommends that rulers not use violence, avoid war, and leave the people alone to make their own arrangements.

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