„The wise man reads both books and life itself.“

—  Lin Yutang, buch The Importance of Living

Quelle: The Importance of Living (1937), p. 388

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Lin Yutang Foto
Lin Yutang1
chinesischer Schriftsteller 1895 - 1976

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