Chuang Tzu Quotes

Most popular Chuang Tzu Quotes

Cherish that which is within you.
— Chuang Tzu
Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious.


Perfect happiness is the absence of striving for happiness.
— Chuang Tzu
Heaven, Earth and I are living together and all things and I form an inseparable unity.
— Chuang Tzu
If you regulate your body and unify your attention, the harmony of heaven will come upon you.
— Chuang Tzu
A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.
— Chuang Tzu
Easy is right. 
Begin right and you are easy. 
Continue easy and you are right. 
The right way to go easy 
Is to forget the right way. 
And forget that the going is easy.
— Chuang Tzu


When there is no more separation between 'this' and 'that,' it is called the still-point of the Tao. At the still point in the center of the circle one can see the infinite in all things.
— Chuang Tzu

spiritual universalism

Once upon a time, I, Chuang Chou, dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was Chou. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.
— Chuang Tzu