Zhuangzi Quotes

Top 100 wise famous quotes and sayings by Zhuangzi

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Zhuangzi quotes: Great knowledge is universal. Small knowledge is limited. Great words are inspiring; small words are chatter. Great knowledge is universal. Small knowledge is limited. Great words are inspiring; small words are chatter.
Zhuangzi quotes: The true man of the past waited upon Heaven when dealing with people and did not wait upon people when dealing with Heaven. The true man of the past waited upon Heaven when dealing with people and did not wait upon people when dealing with Heaven.
Zhuangzi quotes: There is danger for the eye in seeing too clearly, danger for the ear in hearing too sharply and danger to the heart from caring too greatly. There is danger for the eye in seeing too clearly, danger for the ear in hearing too sharply and danger to the heart from caring too greatly.
Zhuangzi quotes: Not to understand is profound; to understand is shallow. Not to understand is to be on the inside; to understand is to be on the outside. Not to understand is profound; to understand is shallow. Not to understand is to be on the inside; to understand is to be on the outside.
Zhuangzi quotes: Forget the years, forget distinctions. Leap into the boundless and make it your home! Forget the years, forget distinctions. Leap into the boundless and make it your home!
Zhuangzi quotes: For we can only know that we know nothing, and a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. For we can only know that we know nothing, and a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
Zhuangzi quotes: Things joined by profit, when pressed by misfortune and danger, will cast each other aside. Things joined by profit, when pressed by misfortune and danger, will cast each other aside.
Zhuangzi quotes: There is a beginning. There is no beginning of that beginning ... There is something. There is nothing. There is a beginning. There is no beginning of that beginning ... There is something. There is nothing.
Zhuangzi quotes: Perfect happiness is the absence of striving for happiness. Perfect happiness is the absence of striving for happiness.
Zhuangzi quotes: Life comes from the earth and life returns to the earth. Life comes from the earth and life returns to the earth.
Zhuangzi quotes: Can a man cling to the positive without any negative in contrast to which it is seen to be positive? If he claims to do so he is a rouge Can a man cling to the positive without any negative in contrast to which it is seen to be positive? If he claims to do so he is a rouge or a madman.
Zhuangzi quotes: Only he who has no use for the empire is fit to be entrusted with it. Only he who has no use for the empire is fit to be entrusted with it.
Zhuangzi quotes: Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so I can have a word with him? Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so I can have a word with him?
Zhuangzi quotes: Why don't you try wandering with me to the Palace of Not-Even-Anything Why don't you try wandering with me to the Palace of Not-Even-Anything
Zhuangzi quotes: It is only when the formed learns from the unformed that there is understanding. It is only when the formed learns from the unformed that there is understanding.
Zhuangzi quotes: To have a human form is a joyful thing. To have a human form is a joyful thing.
Zhuangzi quotes: In the midst of darkness, he alone sees the dawn; in the midst of the soundless, he alone hears harmony. In the midst of darkness, he alone sees the dawn; in the midst of the soundless, he alone hears harmony.
Zhuangzi quotes: Good order results spontaneously when things are let alone Good order results spontaneously when things are let alone
Zhuangzi quotes: Your life has a limit, but knowledge has none. If you use what is limited to pursue what has no limit, you will be in danger. Your life has a limit, but knowledge has none. If you use what is limited to pursue what has no limit, you will be in danger.
Zhuangzi quotes: Each one's destiny cannot be altered. Each one's destiny cannot be altered.
Zhuangzi quotes: To a mind that is still, the entire universe surrenders. To a mind that is still, the entire universe surrenders.
Zhuangzi quotes: Never admire a man by his strength; judge him in how he uses it- A way is made by walking it Never admire a man by his strength; judge him in how he uses it- A way is made by walking it
Zhuangzi quotes: A good completion takes a long time; a bad completion cannot be changed later. A good completion takes a long time; a bad completion cannot be changed later.
Zhuangzi quotes: The Way is to man as rivers and lakes are to fish, the natural condition of life. The Way is to man as rivers and lakes are to fish, the natural condition of life.
Zhuangzi quotes: Where is that man who has forgotten words that I may have a word with him? Where is that man who has forgotten words that I may have a word with him?
Zhuangzi quotes: The perfect man employs his mind as a mirror. The perfect man employs his mind as a mirror.
Zhuangzi quotes: Listening stops with the ears, the mind stops with recognition, but spirit is empty and waits on all things. Listening stops with the ears, the mind stops with recognition, but spirit is empty and waits on all things.
Zhuangzi quotes: To go outside what your charge was, and to try to solve everything yourself, is dangerous. To go outside what your charge was, and to try to solve everything yourself, is dangerous.
Zhuangzi quotes: A path is made by walking on it. A path is made by walking on it.
Zhuangzi quotes: Take care of your body, then the rest will automatically become stronger. Take care of your body, then the rest will automatically become stronger.
Zhuangzi quotes: The man who has some respect for his person keeps his carcass out of sight, hides himself as perfectly as he can. The man who has some respect for his person keeps his carcass out of sight, hides himself as perfectly as he can.
Zhuangzi quotes: Rewards and punishment is the lowest form of education. Rewards and punishment is the lowest form of education.
Zhuangzi quotes: Life is finite, While knowledge is infinite. Life is finite, While knowledge is infinite.
Zhuangzi quotes: If one is true to one's inner self, and follows its wisdom, who is without a teacher? If one is true to one's inner self, and follows its wisdom, who is without a teacher?
Zhuangzi quotes: Verily God does not reward man for what he does, but for what he is. Verily God does not reward man for what he does, but for what he is.
Zhuangzi quotes: The Perfect Man uses his mind like a mirror - going after nothing, welcoming nothing, responding but not storing. The Perfect Man uses his mind like a mirror - going after nothing, welcoming nothing, responding but not storing.
Zhuangzi quotes: To examine oneself makes good use of sight. To examine oneself makes good use of sight.
Zhuangzi quotes: If you have insight, you use your inner eye, your inner ear, to pierce to the heart of things, and have no need of intellectual knowledge. If you have insight, you use your inner eye, your inner ear, to pierce to the heart of things, and have no need of intellectual knowledge.
Zhuangzi quotes: He who knows the activities of Nature lives according to Nature. He who knows the activities of Nature lives according to Nature.
Zhuangzi quotes: Cherish that which is in you and shut out that which is without, for much knowledge is a curse. Cherish that which is in you and shut out that which is without, for much knowledge is a curse.
Zhuangzi quotes: The sound of water says what I think. The sound of water says what I think.
Zhuangzi quotes: I know the joy of fishes in the river through my own joy, as I go walking along the same river. I know the joy of fishes in the river through my own joy, as I go walking along the same river.
Zhuangzi quotes: Once Zhuangzi dreamt he was a butterfly ... Once Zhuangzi dreamt he was a butterfly ...
Zhuangzi quotes: When deeds and words are in accord, the whole world is transformed. When deeds and words are in accord, the whole world is transformed.
Zhuangzi quotes: The perfect man of old looked after himself first before looking to help others. The perfect man of old looked after himself first before looking to help others.
Zhuangzi quotes: Your mind must become one, do not try to understand with your ears but with your heart. Indeed, not with your heart but with your soul. Your mind must become one, do not try to understand with your ears but with your heart. Indeed, not with your heart but with your soul.
Zhuangzi quotes: Birth is not a beginning; death is not an end. There is existence without limitation; there is continuity without a starting point. Birth is not a beginning; death is not an end. There is existence without limitation; there is continuity without a starting point.
Zhuangzi quotes: Do not use life to give life to death. Do not use death to bring death to life. Do not use life to give life to death. Do not use death to bring death to life.
Zhuangzi quotes: The torch of doubt and chaos, this is what the sage steers by. The torch of doubt and chaos, this is what the sage steers by.
Zhuangzi quotes: You will always find an answer in the sound of water. You will always find an answer in the sound of water.
Zhuangzi quotes: The Spirit Tower has its guardian, but unless it understands who its guardian is, it cannot be guarded. The Spirit Tower has its guardian, but unless it understands who its guardian is, it cannot be guarded.
Zhuangzi quotes: Cease striving. Then there will be transformation. Cease striving. Then there will be transformation.
Zhuangzi quotes: Running around accusing others is not as good as laughing. And enjoying a good laugh is not as good as going along with things. Running around accusing others is not as good as laughing. And enjoying a good laugh is not as good as going along with things.
Zhuangzi quotes: The creature born is the creature dying. The creature born is the creature dying.
Zhuangzi quotes: The right way to go easy is to forget the right way ... The right way to go easy is to forget the right way ...
Zhuangzi quotes: Luck implies an absolute absence of any principle. Luck implies an absolute absence of any principle.
Zhuangzi quotes: Fish live in water. Men die in it.Nature is diverse, and not all tastes are the same. Fish live in water. Men die in it.Nature is diverse, and not all tastes are the same.
Zhuangzi quotes: Let your mind wander in the pure and simple. Be one with the infinite. Let all things take their course. Let your mind wander in the pure and simple. Be one with the infinite. Let all things take their course.
Zhuangzi quotes: You cannot speak of ocean to a well-frog, the creature of a narrower sphere. You cannot speak of ice to a summer insect, the creature of a season. You cannot speak of ocean to a well-frog, the creature of a narrower sphere. You cannot speak of ice to a summer insect, the creature of a season.
Zhuangzi quotes: Birth is not the beginning, Death is not the end. Birth is not the beginning, Death is not the end.
Zhuangzi quotes: The World is Large - Its beauty indescrible. The World is Large - Its beauty indescrible.
Zhuangzi quotes: The little child learns to speak, though it has no learned teachers - because it lives with those who know how to speak. The little child learns to speak, though it has no learned teachers - because it lives with those who know how to speak.
Zhuangzi quotes: Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious. Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious.
Zhuangzi quotes: Breathing control gives man strength, vitality, inspiration, and magic powers. Breathing control gives man strength, vitality, inspiration, and magic powers.