One Sentence Tao Te Ching

1   The Tao that we speak of is not the Tao
2   Within every yin, there is yang and within every yang, there is yin
3   The 'beautiful' path often leads to an ugly destination
4   Drink from the endless frosty mug of the Dao
5   What is, is
6   Let the Tao flow from you naturally and be with it
7   Non essential desires are a dead end, enjoying contentment is a non-stop
8   The sage contends against no one, therefore none contend against him
9   A teacup filled to the brim easily spills, know when to say when
10 Let go and be free
11 Existence and non-existence; light and darkness
12 Take care of the need, not the senses
13 Be the tree not bent by the winds of praise or criticism
14 Reached for, it cannot be grasped, listened for, not heard, looked for, not seen 
15 A sage has an understanding so profound, he himself is not understood by others
16 Accepting decay and renewal brings wisdom, denying it brings suffering
17 The best ones say little but do much
18 Where there is balance there is the Tao
19 Seek out virtue, live in simplicity
20 Aim to be aimless and be one with the Tao
21 A commitment to the Tao is a commitment to excellence
22 Let all things go and prepare to receive
23 A downpour does not last all day, why should the words of man?
24 Do what must be done and then let go

25 The Tao flows through all things
26 Calm is the master of anxiety
27 A good traveler leaves no footprints
28 By using yin and using yang, one perfects harmony
29 Try to change the Tao and you will fail
30 What is contrary to the Tao does not endure
31 The sage only uses weapons when there is no other alternative
32 The way is shaped by use then the shape is lost, do not become attached to shapes
33 He who conquers himself is the greatest warrior
34 The way ebbs and flows creating and destroying
35 The sweetest music is the silent song of the Tao
36 If you want something to come to you, you must first stop chasing it 

37 Nature does not possess desire, the person who possesses no desire is tranquil
38 Ritual is only the outer clothing of true belief
39 Do not seek to be the rare gem nor settle for the commonness of a grain of sand
40 The emptiness of a vase allows it to hold flowers
41 There are three types of students the diligent, the common, and the inferior
42 In every gain, there is loss in every loss, there is gain
43 Water overcomes the stone as it requires no opening
44 Clinging comes at great cost, contentment comes at no expense
45 Action overcomes cold, tranquility overcomes heat
46 There is no greater mistake than following desire
47 The beginners mind has many possibilities, the experts mind has few
48 Wisdom is discarding a piece of knowledge every day
49 All is good when you are good to all
50 The man full of life leaves no place for death to enter, or for the rhino to thrust its horn
51 Without possessing, expecting or forcing, the sage lives in peace
52 Decrease involvement and you will be more involved in peace
53 Following the main road of the Tao is easy, yet so many choose difficult paths
54 Cultivate harmony within yourself, seek to understand others
55 Drive yourself to be in harmony with one and all
56 Limit judgments and words smooth differences, forgive disagreements
57 One can often accomplish much by doing nothing
58 Misfortune often hides behind fortune, fortune lurks within misfortune
59 Restraint builds harmony
60 Follow the path of the Tao and you shall have nothing to fear
61 Yield and overcome like the gentle water
62 When a man falls do not abandon him, when he has power do not honor him
63 Deal with the difficult while it is still easy
64 A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step
65 It is difficult for knowledgeable people to live naturally
66 In order to be above one must first be lower
67 Compassion, frugality, and humility are three treasures
68 A good soldier is not violent, a victor is not vengeful, a fighter not angry.
69 Do not misunderstand your problem
70 The Tao is easy to practice and understand, yet no one practices or understands it.
71 One has got to know their limitations
72 One can not lose anything if one has nothing to lose
73 The way of the Tao wins easily without struggle
74 If one is not fearful of death than death can not threaten them
75 Do not seek to fulfill your own agenda
76 In the spirit of Tao, softness and tenderness are attributes of life
77 To give away what you do not need is to follow the Way
78 Weakness will gradually prevail over strength
79 Repay injury with justice and forgiveness
80 Live within your borders and dwell in contentment
81 True words are not beautiful, beautiful words are not true