Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Lin Yutang
Lin Yutang
Lin Yutang.
BornLin Ho-lok
October 10, 1895
Amoy, Fujian Province, China
DiedMarch 26, 1976
Hong Kong
Chinese writer. Author of The Importance of Living (1937) and Between Tears and Laughter (1943). Translated many works of classical Chinese literature into English.

The repository contains two quotes from Lin Yutang.


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


The good traveler is he who is ignorant about his destination. The perfect traveler is ignorant of his point of origin.