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  1. Li ErhLi Er, 6th-century b.c., Chinese philosopher: reputed founder of Taoism.
  2. (italics) Tao Te Ching.
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Also Lao-tse Pinyin, Lao·zi.
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Examples from the Web for lao-tzu

Historical Examples

  • "The more weapons of violence, the more misery to mankind," Lao-tzu taught.

    Autobiography of a YOGI

    Paramhansa Yogananda

  • And as an ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao-tzu, said: "Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish; do not overdo it."