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LIN YUTANG
American (Chinese-born) author
(1895 - 1976)
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All women's dresses, in every age and country, are merely variations on the eternal struggle between the admitted desire to dress and the unadmitted desire to undress.
      - [Apparel]

Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.
      - [Motherhood]

Of all the unhappy people in the world, the unhappiest are those who have not found something they want to do.
      - [Unhappiness]

The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have, and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach.
      - [Contentment]

The wise man reads both books and life itself.
      - [Wisdom]

We should not expect people to be good, but should make it impossible for them to be bad.
      - [Expectation]

When small men begin to cast big shadows, it means that the sun is about to set.
      - [Shadows]

Our lives are not in the lap of the gods, but in the lap of our cooks.
      - The Importance of Living [Food]

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.
      - The Importance of Living (ch. 11)
        [Traveling]


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