Monday, 30 June 2014

The Philosophers - Lao Tzu

Po Chü-i - from Wikipedia

 “Those who speak know nothing;
Those who know are silent.”
These words, as I am told,
Were spoken by Lao Tzu.
If we are to believe that Lao Ttzu
      Was himself one who knew,
How comes it that he wrote a book
     Of five thousand words?

Po Chü-i (772–846)
Translated from the Chinese by Arthur Waley


Sackerson said...

Just bought Lao Tzu's book for a friend who's going to work in China. Plus The Book of Chuang Tzu.

A K Haart said...

Sackers - I see it's available for Kindle so I'll probably buy it.