Where there are too many policemen there is no liberty. Where there are too many soldiers there is no peace. Where there are too many lawyers there is no justice.

Lin Yutang Peace Quote

This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor: to change the character of our thought.

Lin Yutang Humor Quote

Society can exist only on the basis that there is some amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly what he thinks.

Lin Yutang Society Quote

No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old familiar pillow.

Lin Yutang Home Quote

Hope is like a road in the country there was never a road but when many people walk on it the road comes into existence.

Lin Yutang Hope Quote

Besides the noble art of getting things done there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.

Lin Yutang Art Quote