Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching Summary

The Tao Te Ching (aka Daodejing, Dao De Jing, Laozi) is a classic Chinese text  alleged to be written by a sage named Lao Tzu (aka Laozi) in the 6th century BC. This version was translated by Dwight Goddard in 1919. There are no drawings or photographs included in this document, only the uninterrupted text.

Book Reviews


Thank you5 star

Great read!55

Consuming creator

Proverbial wisdom5 star

Beautiful Wisdom in this book55

Chris E.G.

Great read5 star

All I can say is this book gives you a lot to think about. It’s beauty is in it’s simplicity. Be like water and go with the flow!55



In this version, there is to much editoralizing on the part of the translator. I would prefer, to have a transliteration of the Chinese. The writing of Lazu Tzu, and it simplicity ends up being color/misrepresented by the translator. This noted, I would be guilty of the same, perhaps if I was doing the translating.25


Very insightful5 star

I love this book. It is filled with wisdom of the ages.55


Translation not too good2 star

Compared this translation with others and it doesn’t allow the book to come through with all the intention in messaging25


Great Read5 star

If your looking for uplifting information on spiritual healing an insight on self then read this book55

planet that can read

very good5 star

It has some parts that are a bit beyond me, ( as I’m only 18 lol). So at times it can be hard to grasp. But of what I understood, it was beautiful & intriguing. If you came as far as reading these comments, I suggest you read this.55


Translation1 star

I could barley call this a translation.15


Awesome read...5 star

Plenty of wisdom!55

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