"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."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Lin Yutang on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Lin Yutang on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Lin Yutang on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Lin Yutang on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Lin Yutang on Oscar Wilde
"No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow."
"Hope is like a road in the country there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence."
"This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor: to change the character of our thought."
"Where there are too many policemen, there is no liberty. Where there are too many soldiers, there is no peace. Where there are too many lawyers, there is no justice."
"Society can exist only on the basis that there is some amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly what he thinks."