Lin Yutang Quotes
Most popular Lin Yutang Quotes
The wise man reads both books and life itself.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.
The Chinese do not draw any distinction between food and medicine.
Our lives are not in the lap of the gods, but in the lap of our cooks.
A letter is a soliloquy, but a letter with a postscript is a conversation.
If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.
A good traveler is one who does not know where he is going. A perfect traveler does not know where he came from.
No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.
A man who has to be punctually at a certain place at five o'clock has the whole afternoon ruined for him already.
Great wisdom consists in not demanding too much of human nature, and yet not altogether spoiling it by indulgence.
Such religion as there can be in modern life, every individual will have to salvage from the churches for himself.
The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to lose all desire for things beyond your reach.
Hope is like a road in the country; there never was a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.
It is generally as painful to us to discard old beliefs as for the scientists to discard the old laws of physics and accept new theories.
Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
All women's dresses, in every age and country, are merely variations on the eternal struggle between the admitted desire to dress and the un-admitted desire to undress.
Mencius enumerated the three "mature virtues" of bs "great man" as "wisdom, compassion and courage." I should like tolop off one syllable and regard as the qualities of a great soul passion, wisdom and courage.