Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Wisdom from Lin Yutang

Whilst looking for info on the web about Worth Church (see blog of 17/4/10) I came across a website of someone who has visited lots of churches in Sussex and elsewhere. On the home page there was a quote from Lin Yutang.

' 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. '

I qiute liked this so looked for some more.

Lin Yutang was a Chinese writer and inventor born 10 October 1895 and died 26 March 1976. These are a few of his writings that caught my eye:

'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.'

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

'If one’s bowels move one is happy, and if they don’t move, one is unhappy.'

The original website was http://www.roughwood.net/index.htm

1 comment:

  1. Nice, although I'm not so sure about the bowels one...!