Lao-tzu (about 571B.C. - 471B.C.), also known as Li Er, whose given name is "Dan", was born in the State of Chu with Huaxia nationality. Lao-tzu is a great philosopher and thinker in ancient China, the founder of Taoism, one of the world's 100 famous historical figures; with Dao De Jing(also called Lao-tzu).
In tackling difficult problems it is necessary to start with the easier ones, andgreat undertakings have small beginnings. -- Dao De Jing·Chap 63