Lin Yutang Quotes (59 quotes)
“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.”
As quoted in Pearls of Wisdom: A Harvest of Quotations From All Ages (1987) by Jerome Agel and Walter D. Glanze, p. 46
As quoted in Hard-to-Solve Cryptograms (2001) by Derrick Niederman, p. 96
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsLin Yutang
Born: October 10, 1895
Died: March 26, 1976 (aged 80)
Bio: Lin Yutang was a Chinese writer and inventor. His informal but polished style in both Chinese and English made him one of the most influential writers of his generation, and his compilations and translations of classic Chinese texts into English were bestsellers in the West.