Quote by Matsuo Basho

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Instead, seek what they sought.

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Alternative versions
"Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought."
"Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the old masters. Seek instead what the old masters sought."

Matsuo Basho (1644 – 1694) was a Japanese Buddhist poet.

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