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[lou-dzuh] /ˈlaʊˈdzʌ/
(Li Erh; Li Er) 6th-century b.c, Chinese philosopher: reputed founder of Taoism.
(italics) Tao Te Ching.
Also, Lao-tse, Pinyin, Laozi.

Tao Te Ching

[dou de jing] /ˈdaʊ dɛ ˈdʒɪŋ/
the philosophical book in verse supposedly written by Lao-tzu.
Also called Lao-tzu, Lao-tse. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It consists in the study of the teachings of Confucius and lao-tse.

  • lao-tse, we assert, is the ideal author to read while the barber is at his business.

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    Christopher Morley
  • This man was called lao-tse, a recluse and philosopher, who was already an old man when Confucius began his travels.

  • When preparing for this distinguished office he discovers within himself leanings towards the religion of lao-tse.

    The Wallet of Kai Lung Ernest Bramah
  • But the effect of this relation is fatal to its identification with the non-resistance doctrine of Buddha and lao-tse.

  • Their pacifism differs from that of lao-tse and of Buddha in the important respect of having a pronounced theistic basis.

  • Under mere self-centered philosophies such as those of Buddha and lao-tse the contrary is true.

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