Best quotes by the Chuang Tzu

Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.
  • Happiness

Rewards and punishment is the lowest form of education.
  • Education

A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.
  • Communication

I know the joy of fishes in the river through my own joy, as I go walking along the same river.
  • Joy



Flow with whatever is happening and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.
  • Control

The torch of doubt and chaos is what the sage steers by.
  • Doubt

Once I dreamed I was a butterfly, and now I no longer know whether I am Chuang Tzu, who dreamed I was a butterfly, or whether I am a butterfly dreaming that I am Chuang Tzu.
  • Dreams

Horses have hoofs to carry them over frost and snow; hair, to protect them from wind and cold. They eat grass and drink water, and fling up their heels.... Such is the real nature of horses.
  • Horses

All that is limited by form, semblance, sound, color is called object. Among them all, man alone is more than an object. Though, like objects, he has form and semblance, He is not limited to form. He is more. He can attain to formlessness. When he is beyond form and semblance, beyond this and that, where is the comparison with another object? Where is the conflict? What can stand in his way? He will rest in his eternal place which is no-place. He will be hidden in his own unfathomable secret. His nature sinks to its root in the One. His vitality, his power hide in secret Tao.
  • Mankind

If water derives lucidity from stillness, how much more the faculties of the mind! The mind of the sage, being in repose, becomes the mirror of the universe, the speculum of all creation.
  • Mind

We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.
  • Opinion

Easy is right. Begin right, and you will be easy. Continue easy and you are right... The right way to go easy is to forget the right way, and forget that the going is easy.
  • Perfection


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