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Taoism emphasizes compassion, moderation, and humility.
  popular Chinese philosophical system based in teachings of Lao-tzu (compassion, moderation, humility, and noninterference with the course of natural events)
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Tao Taoism
Strongly Associated with:   yin, yang
Also spelled Daoism.
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  • Taoism emphasizes compassion, moderation, and humility.
  • And Taoism.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • He scanned the titles on the bookshelf: The God Particle The Tao of Physics God: The Evidence One of the bookends was etched with a quote: TRUE SCIENCE DISCOVERS GOD WAITING BEHIND EVERY DOOR.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • My mother placed my first trophy next to a new plastic chess set that the neighborhood Tao society had given to me.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club

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  • Its names are as old as history itself . Dharmakaya, Tao, Brahman.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • The Taoist landscape paintings of China and Japan depict supremely the heavenliness of this terrestrial state.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • He became aware that the doctrinal differences among Hinduism and Buddhism and Taoism are not anywhere near as important as doctrinal differences among Christianity and Islam and Judaism.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Tao!
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • CURTAIN Tao House September 20, 1940
    Eugene O’Neill  --  Long Day’s Journey into Night
  • "Good evening, sir," said Under Director Zhu Tao.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian

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  • "Next year, assuming my lungs hold out, we’ll study Taoism, Hinduism, and Judaism together—"
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • There were also, it appeared, a Taoist and a Confucian temple further along the valley.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • Father was relating how he had met an old Taoist priest at the market, a remarkable and strange man.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • His family, as you may be aware, wished to condemn them to the fire; but his executor—a Taoist or Buddhist monk—insisted on their publication.
    Jorge Luis Borges  --  The Garden of Forking Paths
  • Then on the day appointed by the geomancer in the full of the spring of the year Wang Lung called priests from the Taoist temple and they came dressed in their yellow robes and their long hair knotted on their crowns, and he called priests from the Buddhist temples and they came in their long grey robes, their heads shaven and set with the nine sacred scars, and these priests beat drums and chanted the whole night through for the two who were dead.
    Pearl S. Buck  --  The Good Earth
  • It is what Taoists call Wu Wei, literally to go with the flow.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • The bombs also fell on the Vietcong, the Viet Minh, the French, the Laotians, the Cambodians, the Pathet Lao, the Khmer Rouge, the Montagnards, the Hmong, the Maoists, the Taoists, the Buddhists, the monks, the nuns, the rice farmers, the pig farmers, the student protesters and war resisters and flower people, the Chicago 7, the Chicago 8, the Catonsville 9—they were all, pretty much, the enemy.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • He was a tao listo, a carnival type, a whorehouse visitor.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Or, "Rang huo tao man xia lai."
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • A clanging dock where steel cranes unloaded steamers from Buenos Ayres and Tsing-tao.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • My tao was yukking it up with his buddies in the yard.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • One of Tao’s roosters had won big the day before and he was thinking of taking it to the Capital.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • Da kai huo tao.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • We were on our way to the colmado for an errand, a beer for my tao, when Rafa stood still and tilted his head, as if listening to a message I couldn’t hear, something beamed in from afar.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • Tao said it wasn’t bad but the father was very sensitive about anyone taunting his oldest son, which explained the mask.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • I was carrying the two Coca-Cola empties Tao had hidden in the chicken coop.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • You better be giving this money back to your tao, he said.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • She and tao Miguel got themselves an apartment in the Bronx, off the Grand Concourse and everybody decided that we should have a party.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • Actually, my pops decided, but everybody—meaning Mami, taa Yrma, tao Miguel and their neighbors—thought it a dope idea.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • Tao Miguel was about seven feet tall and had his hair combed up and out, into a demi-fro.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • The last time I’d seen Tao was at the airport, his first day in the United States.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • Tao clapped a bricklayer’s hand on my shoulder.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • Well, it’s true, Tao said.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • Tao said, Wait a minute, I want to show you the apartment.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • I mean, I liked plastic sofa covers but damn, Tao and Taa had taken it to another level.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • The adults who didn’t know us made like they hadn’t heard a thing and Tao just smiled sheepishly and told everybody to go ahead and eat.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • I got to my feet in time to kiss Taa and Tao good-bye.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • Tao Miguel had chores for us (mostly we chopped wood for the smokehouse and brought water up from the river) but we finished these as easy as we threw off our shirts, the rest of the day punching us in the face.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • Tao asked.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • Tao asked.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • They proceed from and together make manifest Tao: the source and law of being.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • The Vedanta of the Hindus, the Way of the Taoists, even the Buddha had been described as an absolute monism similar to Hegel’s philosophy.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • It was the 2,400-year-old Tao Te Ching of Lao Tzu.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • The tea ceremonies of Japan are conceived in the spirit of the Taoist earthly paradise.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Tao is the way or course of nature, destiny, cosmic order; the Absolute made manifest.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Tao is therefore also "truth,"
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • First of all I should say that I don’t know whether Phaedrus’ claim that Quality is the Tao is true.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • "It was cold, yet manageable," Zhu Tao said.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • Or, more likely, he may not have understood the Tao.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Zhu Tao sat quietly, staring at his boss.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Taoism [4] , yin [4] , yang [4] , Buddhism [1] , Hinduism [2] , Mormonism [4] , Zen [4] , Confucianism [7] , Zoroastrianism [9]
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