Coffee and love are best when they are hot.
Better an honest enemy than a false friend.
People show their character by what they laugh at.
Envy eats nothing but its own heart.
He who conquers his anger has conquered an enemy.
When a dove begins to associate with crows its feathers remain white but its heart grows black.
He who wants to warm himself in old age must build a fireplace in his youth.
It's not healthy to swallow books without chewing.
Instead of complaining that the rosebush is full of thorns, be happy that the thorn bush has roses.
There is no one luckier than he who thinks himself so.
Charity sees the need, not the cause.
What the lion cannot manage to do the fox can.
An example from the monkey: the higher it climbs, the more you see of its behind.
Joy and sorrow are next door neighbors.
The oldest trees often bear the sweetest fruit.
To remain young while growing old is the highest blessing.
The greatest step is out the door.
It is better to trust the eyes rather than the ears.
Speaking comes by nature, silence by understanding.
To live long, eat like a cat, drink like a dog.
An old man loved is a winter with flowers.
Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.
He who teaches children learns more than they do.
Happy is the one who forgets that which cannot be changed.
You can do anything with children if only you play with them.