The Tao of Pooh Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from The Tao of Pooh
  1. #1
    “The surest way to become Tense, Awkward, and Confused is to develop a mind that tries too hard - one that thinks too much.”
  2. #2
    “Do you really want to be happy? You can begin by being appreciative of who you are and what you’ve got.”
  3. #3
    “When you know and respect your Inner Nature, you know where you belong. You also know where you don’t belong.”
  4. #4
    “When you discard arrogance, complexity, and a few other things that get in the way, sooner or later you will discover that simple, childlike, and mysterious secret known to those of the Uncarved Block: Life is Fun.”
  5. #5
    “You’d be surprised how many people violate this simple principle every day of their lives and try to fit square pegs into round holes, ignoring the clear reality that Things Are As They Are.”
  6. #6
    “The Christmas presents once opened are Not So Much Fun as they were while we were in the process of examining, lifting, shaking, thinking about, and opening them.”
  1. #7
    “‘Rabbit’s clever,’ said Pooh thoughtfully.
    ‘Yes,’ said Piglet, ‘Rabbit’s clever.’
    ‘And he has Brain.’
    ‘Yes,’ said Piglet, ‘Rabbit has Brain.’
    There was a long silence.
    ‘I suppose,’ said Pooh, ‘that that’s why he never understands anything.‘”
  2. #8
    “The play-it-safe pessimists of the world never accomplish much of anything, because they don’t look clearly and objectively at situations, they don’t recognize or believe in their own abilities to overcome even the smallest amount of risk.”
  3. #9
    “While pounding on the piano keys may produce noise, removing them doesn’t exactly further the creation of music.””
  4. #10
    “We simply need to believe in the power that’s within us, and use it.”
  5. #11
    “I think, therefore I am... confused.”
  6. #12
    “The goal has to be right for us, and it has to be beneficial, in order to ensure a beneficial process. But aside from that, it’s really the process that’s important.”

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  1. #13
    “The main problem with this great obsession for saving time is very simple: you can’t save time. You can only spend it. But you can spend it wisely or foolishly.”
  2. #14
    “Wisdom, Happiness, and Courage are not waiting somewhere out beyond sight at the end of a straight line; they’re part of a continuous cycle that begins right here. They’re not only the ending, but the beginning as well.”
  3. #15
    “To know the way,
    we go the way,
    we do the way.
    The way we do,
    the things we do,
    it’s all there in front of you.
    But if you try too hard to see it,
    you’ll only become confused.
    I am me and you are you.
    As you can see;
    but when you do
    the things that you can do,
    you will find the way.
    The way will follow you.”
  4. #16
    “Wu Wei doesn’t try. It doesn’t think about it. It just does it. And when it does, it doesn’t appear to do much of anything. But Things Get Done.”
  5. #17
    “How can you get very far, If you don’t know who you are?”
  6. #18
    “A clever mind is not a heart. Knowledge doesn’t really care, wisdom does.”
  7. #19
    “A way of life that keeps saying ‘Around the next corner, above the next step,’ works against the natural order of things and makes it so difficult to be happy and good.”
  8. #20
    “Sooner or later, we are bound to discover some things about ourselves that we don’t like. But once we see they’re there, we can decide what we want to do with them.”
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