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Kuan-Yin
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who was perceived as a masculine deity in ancient China, and was so depicted in art as early as the T’ang (618-907). Known earlier by the name Kuang-shih-yin, and appeared in 69 tales recorded in a collection as early as 501, which incorporated two even earlier collections.

Science Quotes by Kuan-Yin (1 quote)

Those who are good at archery learnt from the bow and not from Yi the Archer. Those who know how to manage boats learnt from boats and not from Wo (the legendary mighty boatman). Those who can think learnt for themselves and not from the sages.
— Kuan-Yin
As quoted in Joseph Needham, Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 2: History of Scientific Thought (1956), 73, citing “in the Kuan Yin Tzu, a Taoist book of Thang (perhaps + 8th century).” Also in Alan L. Mackay, A Dictionary of Scientific Quotations (1991), 144, citing Needham.
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