Here are 10 quotes by Zhuangzi, the ancient Chinese philosopher and one of the founders of Taoism:
1. "The wise find pleasure in water; the virtuous find pleasure in hills. The wise are active; the virtuous are tranquil. The wise are joyful; the virtuous are long-lived."
2. "Happiness is the absence of striving for happiness."
3. "Flow with whatever may happen, and let your mind be free: Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate."
4. "The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness."
5. "Rewards and punishments are the lowest form of education."
6. "If you want to shrink something, you must first allow it to expand. If you want to get rid of something, you must first allow it to flourish."
7. "When we understand that there is no self, we have no fear."
8. "All existing things are really one. We regard those that are beautiful and rare as valuable, and those that are ugly as foul and rotten. The foul and rotten may come to be transformed into what is rare and valuable, and the rare and valuable into what is foul and rotten."
9. "The fish trap exists because of the fish. Once you've gotten the fish you can forget the trap. The rabbit snare exists because of the rabbit. Once you've gotten the rabbit, you can forget the snare. Words exist because of meaning. Once you've gotten the meaning, you can forget the words. Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so I can talk with him?"
10. "Do not be an embodier of fame; do not be a storehouse of schemes; do not be an undertaker of projects; do not be a proprietor of wisdom. Embody to the fullest what has no end and wander where there is no trail."