Tao Te Ching - Lao Tzu

Tao Te Ching

By Lao Tzu

  • Release Date: 1919-07-01
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality
Score: 4.5
From 637 Ratings


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.


  • Great read

    By Chris E.G.
    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!

    By swfrancis
    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.
  • Very insightful

    By positrontheDJ
    I love this book. It is filled with wisdom of the ages.
  • Translation not too good

    By chrispaulin3
    Compared this translation with others and it doesn’t allow the book to come through with all the intention in messaging
  • Great Read

    If your looking for uplifting information on spiritual healing an insight on self then read this book
  • very good

    By planet that can read
    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.
  • Awesome read...

    By OutTheGateOffTheBlock!!
    Plenty of wisdom!
  • Good

    By caseyrtomberlin
    Important to read, can help you find the "way" to live life. However hard to read at times.