Facts about Lin Yutang

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Summary

Lin Yutang was a famous Author from China, who lived between October 10, 1895 and March 26, 1976. He/she became 80 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac libra, who is known for Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection. Our collection contains 12 quotes who is written / told by Lin, under the main topic Travel.

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Famous quotes by Lin Yutang (12)


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"If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live"
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"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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"This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor: to change the character of our thought"
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"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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"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"
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"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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"The wise man reads both books and life itself"
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"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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"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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"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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"Our lives are not in the lap of the gods, but in the lap of our cooks"
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"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"


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