Lin Yutang

1895 - 1976

A Quote by Lin Yutang on limitations, self, and experience

Sometimes it is more important to discover what one cannot do, than what one can.

Lin Yutang (1895 - 1976)

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A Quote by Lin Yutang on superiority, heart, rationality, perfection, weakness, and smoking

I am willing to allow that smoking is a moral weakness, but on the other hand, we must beware of the man without weaknesses. He is not to be trusted. He is apt to be always sober and he cannot make a single mistake. His habits are likely to be regular, his existence more mechanical and his head always maintains its supremacy over his heart. Much as I like reasonable persons, I hate completely rational beings.

Lin Yutang (1895 - 1976)

Source: The Importance Of Living

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A Quote by Lin Yutang on dreams, peace, and reality

However vague they are, dreams have a way of concealing themselves and leave us no peace until they are translated into reality, like seeds germinating underground, sure to sprout in their search for the sunlight.

Lin Yutang (1895 - 1976)

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A Quote by Lin Yutang on food, lies, and life

If a man be sensible and one fine morning, while he is lying in bed, count at the tips of his fingers how many things in this life truly will give him enjoyment, invariably he will find food is the first one.

Lin Yutang (1895 - 1976)

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A Quote by Lin Yutang on people, unhappiness, and world

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

Lin Yutang (1895 - 1976)

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A Quote by Lin Yutang on learning

If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner you have learned how to live.

Lin Yutang (1895 - 1976)

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A Quote by Lin Yutang on certainty

A man who has to be punctually at a certain place at 5 o'clock has the whole afternoon ruined for him already.

Lin Yutang (1895 - 1976)

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