D. T. Suzuki Quotes (4 quotes)
As quoted in Root (2001)
Tempest-tost (1951), p. 127
“A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman.”
Edmund Burke: Selected Writings and Speeches (1963 edition), Transaction Publishers - ISBN: 9781412822220
“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.”
Song of Myself (written in 1855), l. 69
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D. T. Suzuki
Born: October 18, 1870
Bio: Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki was a Japanese author of books and essays on Buddhism, Zen and Shin that were instrumental in spreading interest in both Zen and Shin to the West. Suzuki was also a prolific translator of Chinese, Japanese, and Sanskrit literature.
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