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It was fitting that when Confucius met Lao Tzu he should treat the older man with respect. And this was so not only because Lao Tzu was two decades older but also, and more, because he was one to whom "Heaven was made clear." Therefore the recognition and respect were shown by Confucius.

-- Notebooks Category 15: The Orient > Chapter 3: China, Japan, Tibet > # 73

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