Chinese philosopher and teacher
WORDS ABOUT WORDS
Fishing baskets are employed to catch fish; but when the fish are got, the men forget the baskets. Snares are employed to catch hares; but when the hares are got, men forget the snares. Words are employed to convey ideas; but when the ideas are apprehended, men forget the words. Fain would I talk with such a man who has forgot the words.
Chuang Tzu, Chinese philosopher and teacher, The Writings of Chuang Tzu, 4th century B.C.
Posted on September 26, 2000 at 11:59 AM