Lin Yutang Quotes

What is patriotism but the love of the food one ate as a child?

Lin Yutang

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

Lin Yutang

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

Lin Yutang

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

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.

Lin Yutang

The wise man reads both books and life itself.

Lin Yutang

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

Lin Yutang

Probably the difference between man and the monkeys is that the monkeys are merely bored, while man has boredom plus imagination.

Lin Yutang

Peace of mind is that mental condition in which you have accepted the worst.

Lin Yutang

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