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Lin yutang Quotes



Quotes by Lin yutang - (20 quotes)

Lin Yutang - From the Activity category:

Of all the unhappy people in the world, the unhappiest are those who have not found something they want to do. (Lin Yutang)

Lin Yutang - From the Art category:

Art is both creation and recreation. (Lin Yutang)

Lin Yutang - From the Belief category:

It is not so much what you believe in that matters, as the way in which you believe it and proceed to translate that belief into action. (Lin Yutang)

Lin Yutang - From the Books category:

The wise man reads both books and life itself. (Lin Yutang)

Lin Yutang - From the Contemplation category:

There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation of life. (Lin Yutang)

Lin Yutang - From the Contentment category:

The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach. (Lin Yutang)

Lin Yutang - From the Criticism category:

I like to think of criticism as the highest intellectual effort that mankind is capable of, and, above all, I like to think of self-criticism as the most difficult attainment... (Lin Yutang)

Lin Yutang - From the Discovery category:

Our task is not so much discovery as re-discovery. (Lin Yutang)

Lin Yutang - From the Hope category:

Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence. (Lin Yutang)

Lin Yutang - From the Humanity category:

Human life can be lived like a poem. (Lin Yutang)

Lin Yutang - From the Humour category:

This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor: to change the character of our thought. (Lin Yutang)

Lin Yutang - From the Indolence category:

On the whole, the enjoyment of leisure is something which decidedly costs less than the enjoyment of luxury. All it requires is an artistic temperament which is bent on seeking a perfectly useless afternoon spent in a perfectly useless manner. (Lin Yutang)

Lin Yutang - From the Influence category:

These influences of my young childhood were greatest: 1, the mountain landscape, 2, my father the impossible idealist, and 3, the upbringing of a closely-knit Christian home. (Lin Yutang)

Lin Yutang - From the Life category:

It is not when he is working in his office but when he is lying idly on the sand that his soul utters, 'Life is beautiful.' (Lin Yutang)

Lin Yutang - From the Nature category:

By association with nature's enormities, a man's heart may truly grow big also. (Lin Yutang)

Lin Yutang - From the Patriotism category:

What is patriotism but love of the good things we ate in our childhood? (Lin Yutang)

Lin Yutang - From the Timeliness category:

A man who has to be punctually at a certain place at five o'clock has the whole afternoon from one to five ruined for him already. (Lin Yutang)

Lin Yutang - From the Travel category:

No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow. (Lin Yutang)

Lin Yutang - From the Travel category:

A good traveller is one who does not know where he is going to, and a perfect traveller does not know where he came from. (Lin Yutang)

Lin Yutang - From the Wisdom category:

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. (Lin Yutang)