Zhuangzi Quotes

Now I do not know whether I was then a man...

Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man-zhuangzi
πŸ“…οΈŽ Sep 01
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"I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; th...

"I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?" - Zhuangzi
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 03
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β€œYou can't discuss the ocean with a well frog - he's lim...

β€œYou can't discuss the ocean with a well frog - he's limited by the space he lives in. You can't discuss ice with a summer insect - he's bound to a single season.” ― Zhuangzi
πŸ“…οΈŽ May 25
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"Rewards and punishm...

"Rewards and punishment is the lowest form of education." ~ Zhuangzi
πŸ“…οΈŽ Nov 01
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"There was once a man who was frightened by his...

"There was once a man who was frightened by his own shadow and scared of his own footprints, so he tried to escape them by running away." - Zhuangzi
πŸ“…οΈŽ Dec 28
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"We cling to our own point of view, as though everythin...

"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." - Zhuangzi
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 11
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"The stupid believe they are awake, busily and brightly assuming they understan...

"The stupid believe they are awake, busily and brightly assuming they understand things, calling this man ruler, that one herdsmanβ€”how dense! Confucius and you are both dreaming! And when I say you are dreaming, I am dreaming, too." - Zhuangzi
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jan 03
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β€œA path is m...

β€œA path is made by walking on it” - Zhuangzi
πŸ“…οΈŽ Jul 03
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