The Sayings of Lao Tzu

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The Sayings of Lao Tzu

By Lionel Giles

This is Lionel Giles' translation of the Tao te Ching, from the Wisdom of the East series. Giles (1875-1958) was Keeper of the Department of Oriental Books and Manuscripts at the British Museum. He also translated Sun Tzu's Art of War.

This translation is long out of print, which is a shame, because it is a very clear English rendition of this very difficult and profund text.

Title Page
Editorial Note
Chapter I. Tao In Its Transcendental Aspect, And In Its Physical Manifestation
Chapter II. Tao As A Moral Principle, Or Virtue
Chapter III. The Doctrine of Inaction
Chapter IV. Lowliness And Humility
Chapter V. Government
Chapter VI. War
Chapter VII. Paradoxes
Chapter VIII. Miscellaneous Sayings and Precepts
Chapter IX. Lao Tzu On Himself



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