28 Total Quotes

Lyn Yutang Quotes

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.
Lyn Yutang
#Chinese Author #Country

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
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#Age And Aging

If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.
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#Chinese Author #Pearls of Wisdom #Life #Living #Editor's Pick #Quote of the Day #Positive

Where there are too many policemen, there is no liberty. Where there are too many soldiers, there is no peace. Where there are too many lawyers, there is no justice.
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#Chinese Author #Justice

Today we are afraid of simple words like goodness and mercy and kindness. We don't believe in the good old words because we don't believe in good old values anymore. And that's why the world is sick.
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#Chinese Author #Goodness

A good traveler is one who does not know where he is going to, and a perfect traveler does not know where he came from
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#Travel

Society can exist only on the basis that there is some amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly what he thinks.
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#Chinese Author

The wise man reads both books and life itself.
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#Chinese Author

This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor: to change the character of our thought.
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#Chinese Author

I have done my best.' That is about all the philosophy of living one needs.
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#Philosophy

It is important that man dreams, but it is perhaps equally important that he can laugh at his own dreams.
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#Dreams

We should not expect people to be good, but should make it impossible for them to be bad
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#People

No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.
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#Chinese Author

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.
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#Chinese Author #Pearls of Wisdom #Wisdom #Life

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

Our lives are not in the lap of the gods, but in the lap of our cooks.
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#Chinese Author