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Zen Quotes

Zen Buddhism was transmitted from China to Japan in the twelfth century, and is distinguished by the direct transmission of profound insight into the nature of Reality, from master to disciple, rather than through reliance on words and scriptures.

International interest in Zen began in the 1950’s and Zen was popularised in the West by Alan Watts and DT Suzuki.

ZenQuotes.org is a hand-picked collection of Quotes from Zen teachers, writers, artists, social activists, entertainers and public figures – featuring quotes of Inspiration, Wisdom, Authenticity and Humour.

On the Zen Quotes page we feature Zen Proverbs and quotes by Zen  Teachers.

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Chuang Tzu Quotes

Chuang Tzu (369-286 B.C.) was a leading philosopher representing the Taoist strain in Chinese thought. Using parable and anecdote, allegory and paradox, he set forth the early ideas of what was to become the Taoist school. Central to these is the belief that only by understanding Tao (the Way of Nature) and dwelling in its unity can man achieve true happiness and freedom, in both life and death.

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Mae West Quotes

Quotes from Mae West – an American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven decades. Her risqué remarks got her banned from radio for a dozen years, but behind the clever quips was Mae West’s deep desire, decades before the word “feminism” was in the news, to see women treated equally with men.

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Winnie the Pooh Quotes

Quotes from Winnie-the-Pooh, a fictional bear created by A. A. Milne. Pooh and his friends — Owl, Tigger, Christopher Robin, Eeyore, and piglet–have been a staple of children’s literature for over 70 years

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