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Линь Юйтан

Дата рождения: 10. Октябрь 1895
Дата смерти: 26. Март 1976

Линь Юйтан — китайский писатель, философ, учёный. Стал известным благодаря книге «Китайцы: моя страна и мой народ», в которой описал китайскую культуру, сравнивая её с европейской.

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„I am doing my best to glorify the scamp or vagabond.“

—  Lin Yutang, книга The Importance of Living

Источник: The Importance of Living (1937), Ch. I : The Awakening, p. 12
Контексте: I am doing my best to glorify the scamp or vagabond. I hope I shall succeed. For things are not so simple as they sometimes seem. In this present age of threats to democracy and individual liberty, probably only the scamp and the spirit of the scamp alone will save us from being lost in serially numbered units in the masses of disciplined, obedient, regimented and uniformed coolies. The scamp will be the last and most formidable enemy of dictatorships. He will be the champion of human dignity and individual freedom, and will be the last to be conquered. All modern civilization depends entirely upon him.

„By association with nature's enormities, a man's heart may truly grow big also.“

—  Lin Yutang, книга The Importance of Living

Источник: The Importance of Living (1937), p. 282
Контексте: By association with nature's enormities, a man's heart may truly grow big also. There is a way of looking upon a landscape as a moving picture and being satisfied with nothing less big as a moving picture, a way of looking upon tropic clouds over the horizon as the backdrop of a stage and being satisfied with nothing less big as a backdrop, a way of looking upon the mountain forests as a private garden and being satisfied with nothing less as a private garden, a way of listening to the roaring waves as a concert and being satisfied with nothing less as a concert, and a way of looking upon the mountain breeze as an air-cooling system and being satisfied with nothing less as an air-cooling system. So do we become big, even as the earth and firmaments are big. Like the "Big Man" described by Yuan Tsi (A. D. 210-263), one of China's first romanticists, we "live in heaven and earth as our house."

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