Facts about Zhuangzi

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Zhuangzi was a famous Philosopher from China, who lived between 369 BC and 286 BC.

Our collection contains 14 quotes who is written / told by Zhuangzi.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Menander, Epicurus, Chanakya, Xun Zi, Alexander the Great, Archimedes, Citium Zeno, Zhuang Zi, Euclid

Famous quotes by Zhuangzi (14)


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"We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away"
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"Those who seek to satisfy the mind of man by hampering it with ceremonies and music and affecting charity and devotion have lost their original nature"
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"Those who realize their folly are not true fools"
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"Rewards and punishment is the lowest form of education"
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"Men honor what lies within the sphere of their knowledge, but do not realize how dependent they are on what lies beyond it"
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"Life comes from the earth and life returns to the earth"
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"I know the joy of fishes in the river through my own joy, as I go walking along the same river"
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"I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?"
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"I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man"
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"Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness"
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"Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious"
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"Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate"
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"Cherish that which is within you, and shut off that which is without; for much knowledge is a curse"
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"All existing things are really one. We regard those that are beautiful and rare as valuable, and those that are ugly as foul and rotten The foul and rotten may come to be transformed into what is rare and valuable, and the rare and valuable into what is foul and rotten"


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