"Society can exist only on the basis that there is some amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly what he thinks."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Lin Yutang on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Lin Yutang on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Lin Yutang on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Lin Yutang on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Lin Yutang on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"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."