Quotation Explorer - 'Zhuangzi'

He who steals a belt buckle pays with his life; he who steals a state gets to be a feudal lord. - Zhuangzi
Cease striving. Then there will be transformation. - Zhuangzi
Rewards and punishment is the lowest form of education. - Zhuangzi
You should find the same joy in one condition as in the other and thereby be free of care, that is all. But now, when the things that happened along take their leave, you cease to be joyful. From this point of view, though you have joy, it will always be fated for destruction. - Zhuangzi
The little child learns to speak, though it has no learned teachers - because it lives with those who know how to speak. - Zhuangzi
We can't expect a blind man to appreciate beautiful patterns or a deaf man to listen to bells and drums. And blindness and deafness are not confined to the body alone - the understanding has them, too. - Zhuangzi
People who excuse their faults and claim they didn't deserved to be punished - there are lots of them. But those who don't excuse their faults and admit they didn't deserve to be spared - they are few. - Zhuangzi
A path is made by walking on it. - Zhuangzi
Yet the stupid believe they are awake, busily and brightly assuming they understand things, calling this man ruler, that one herdsman how dense! Confucius and you are both dreaming! And when I say you are dreaming, I am dreaming, too. Words like these will be labeled the Supreme Swindle. - Zhuangzi
The wise man knows that it is better to sit on the banks of a remote mountain stream than to be emperor of the whole world. - Zhuangzi
Today, I went to sleep under a plum tree. There, I dreamed I was a butterfly, flying so pleasently. Then, I fell asleep, and the dream ended. Now- I have to ask myself - am I Zhuang Zi who dreamed of a butterfly? Or am I that butterfly, dreaming I am Zhuang Zi? - Zhuangzi
Forget the years, forget distinctions. Leap into the boundless and make it your home! - Zhuangzi
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