Outside noisy, inside empty.
To talk much and arrive nowhere is the same as climbing a tree to catch a fish.
Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them.
He who seeks vengeance must dig two graves: one for his enemy and one for himself.
Do not anxiously hope for that which is not yet come; do not vainly regret what is already past.
To persecute the unfortunate is like throwing stones on one fallen into a well.
Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up.
The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.
Don't consider your reputation and you may do anything you like.
If you want happiness for a lifetime - help the next generation.
Men in the game are blind to what men looking on see clearly.
Rotten wood cannot be carved.
When we have nothing to worry about we are not doing much, and not doing much supplies us with plenty of future worries.
A people without faith in themselves cannot survive.
It is later than you think.
The wise adapt themselves to circumstances, as water moulds itself to the pitcher.
It is the beautiful bird which gets caged.
Men trip not on mountains, they trip on molehills.
A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows public opinion.
Of all the stratagems, to know when to quit is the best.
To listen well, is as powerful a means of influence as to talk well, and is as essential to all true conversation.
I dreamed a thousand new paths. . . I woke and walked my old one.
If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.
Just as tall trees are known by their shadows, so are good men known by their enemies.
When the heart is at ease, the body is healthy.