Lin Yutang Quotes (10 quotations)

1. All women's dresses are merely variations on the eternal struggle between admitted desire to dress and the unadmitted desire to undress. - Lin Yutang

2. Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undoneā€¦The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials. - Lin Yutang

3. 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

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

5. Our lives are not in the lap of the gods, but in the lap of our cooks. - Lin Yutang

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

7. Sometimes it is more important to discover what one cannot do, than what one can do. - Lin Yutang

8. The wise man reads both books and life itself. - Lin Yutang

9. This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor: to change the character of our thought. - Lin Yutang

10. 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. - Lin Yutang

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