Saturday, 8 July 2017

The Man of Character and The Hypocrites

The Man of Character lives at home without exercising his mind and performs actions without worry.

The notions of Right and Wrong and the Praise and Blame of others do not disturb him.

When within the four seas all people can enjoy themselves, that is happiness for him. 
When all people are well provided, that is peace for him.

Sorrowful in countenance, he looks like a baby who has lost his mother; appearing stupid, he goes about like one who has lost his way.

He has plenty of money to spend, but does not know where it comes from. He drinks and eats just enough and does not know where the food comes from.

This is the demeanor of the man of character.

- Lin Yutang

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