Lao-TzuLao-Tzu, [Li Erh] (570-490 BC) 'Old Sage', Father of Taoism

Lao-Tzu Quote

“A government can be compared to our lungs. Our lungs are best when we don't realize they are helping us breathe. It is when we are constantly aware of our lungs that we know they have come down with an illness.”

~ Lao-Tzu

Ratings and Comments

Robert, Sarasota

Excellent - we need more wisdom from the East as ours seems to be lacking...

Joe, Rochester, MI

Using this analogy, Americans have a lung cancer. The only way the United States will live is to cut out the cancer.

susana, trelew.

An excellent quote.

MK, Houston, TX

Wonderful!!! Limited government is what conservatism is all about....duh!!! (ie: I never said GWB was conservative.)

Anonymous, Reston, VA US

Well said, but do not confuse not being aware of your lungs with weak lungs... indeed, it is only when you have strong lungs that you are healthy and carefree!


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