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If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
  • Anger

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
  • inspirational

Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.
  • inner

The night hides a world, but reveals a universe.
  • inner



The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
  • actions

Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it.
  • ability

I dreamed a thousand new paths. I woke and walked my old one.
  • Dreams

The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.
  • nature

When wind of changes are blowing, some people will build walls - some will build windmills.
  • changes

Giving your son a skill is better than giving him one thousand pieces of gold.
  • education

Before you prepare to improve the world, look around your own house three times.
  • three

Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
  • Blame

The journey is the reward.
  • Success

A genius always presents himself as a fool.
  • wisdom

Man is the head of the family, woman the neck that turns the head.
  • Family

A single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth a month's study of books.
  • Wisdom

Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom.
  • Wisdom

Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
  • Progress

Beauty is the wisdom of women. Wisdom is the beauty of men.
  • Wisdom

You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.
  • Birds

A man should choose a friend who is better than himself. There are plenty of acquaintances in the world; but very few real friends.
  • Friends

Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.
  • Children

An inch of time cannot be bought with an inch of gold.
  • Time

The saving man becomes the free man.
  • Freedom

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
  • Questions

I hear and I forget, I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
  • Actions

A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.
  • Adversity

Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
  • Character

The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure.
  • Failure

In a broken nest there are few whole eggs.
  • Family


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The journey is the reward.
  • Success

The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure.
  • Failure

If you want 1 year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people.
  • Success

Everyone pushes a falling fence.
  • Failure

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The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
  • actions

I hear and I forget, I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
  • Actions

To talk goodness is not good... only to do it is.
  • Actions

Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense.
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Man is the head of the family, woman the neck that turns the head.
  • Family

In a broken nest there are few whole eggs.
  • Family

Govern a family as you would cook a small fish -- very gently.
  • Family

All people are your relatives, therefore expect only trouble from them.
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A man grows most tired while standing still.
  • Work

If you suspect a man, don't employ him, and if you employ him, don't suspect him.
  • Work

Do not employ handsome servants.
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A genius always presents himself as a fool.
  • wisdom

A single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth a month's study of books.
  • Wisdom

Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom.
  • Wisdom

Beauty is the wisdom of women. Wisdom is the beauty of men.
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The fire you kindle for your enemy often burns yourself more than him.
  • Enemy

A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
  • Decisions

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.
  • Learning

We count our miseries carefully, and accept our blessings without much thought.
  • Gratitude



Happiness is like a sunbeam, which the least shadow intercepts, while adversity is often as the rain of spring.
  • Happiness

Don't open a shop unless you like to smile.
  • Business

Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes.
  • Will

If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words.
  • Words

If you want 1 year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people.
  • Success

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one.
  • Mistakes

There are two perfectly good men, one dead, and the other unborn.
  • Goodness

With true friends... even water drunk together is sweet enough.
  • Friends

When men speak of the future, the Gods laugh.
  • Future

When you cease to strive to understand, then you will know without understanding.
  • Knowledge

To talk goodness is not good... only to do it is.
  • Actions

Govern a family as you would cook a small fish -- very gently.
  • Family

If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed.
  • Fate

Insanity is doing the same thing in the same way and expecting a different outcome.
  • Insanity

In the midst of great joy, do not promise anyone anything. In the midst of great anger, do not answer anyone's letter.
  • Promises

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for the rest of his life.
  • Teaching

If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time.
  • PlayGames

Pleasure for one hour, a bottle of wine. Pleasure for one year a marriage; but pleasure for a lifetime, a garden.
  • Pleasure

Who is not satisfied with himself will grow; who is not sure of his own correctness will learn many things.
  • Discontent

If your strength is small, don't carry heavy burdens. If your words are worthless, don't give advice.
  • Advice

To understand your parents' love you must raise children yourself.
  • Parenting

If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
  • Character

Habits are cobwebs at first; cables at last.
  • Habits

The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.
  • Identity

The tongue can paint what the eye can't see.
  • Persuasion

A man grows most tired while standing still.
  • Work

The grandfather builds the Empire, the father squanders the Empire, and the son loses the Empire.
  • accomplishment

At the gambling table, there are no fathers and sons.
  • Gambling

To be uncertain is to be uncomfortable, but to be certain is to be ridiculous.
  • Certainty

Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead.
  • Criticism

Never do anything standing that you can do sitting, or anything sitting that you can do lying down.
  • Simplicity

The palest ink lasts longer than the most retentive memory.
  • Memory

What is told into the ear of a man is often heard a hundred miles away.
  • Secrets

One never needs their humor as much a when they argue with a fool.
  • Humor

One step at a time is good walking.
  • Planning

The greatest conqueror is he who overcomes the enemy without a blow.
  • Victory

The superior doctor prevents sickness; The mediocre doctor attends to impending sickness; The inferior doctor treats actual sickness;
  • Doctors

Experience is a comb which nature gives to men when they are bald.
  • Experience

All people are your relatives, therefore expect only trouble from them.
  • Family

Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.
  • Teaching

If you suspect a man, don't employ him, and if you employ him, don't suspect him.
  • Work

Climb mountains to see lowlands.
  • Growth

Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense.
  • Actions

The woman who tells her age is either too young to have anything to lose or too old to have anything to gain.
  • Age

Life is a dream walking death is a going home.
  • Death

Those who do not study are only cattle dressed up in men's clothes.
  • Learning

Sour, sweet, bitter, pungent, all must be tasted.
  • Variety

People live like birds in the woods: When the time comes, each must take flight.
  • Birds

If you want happiness for an hour -- take a nap. If you want happiness for a day -- go fishing. If you want happiness for a month -- get married. If you want happiness for a year -- inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime -- help someone else.
  • Happiness

One dog barks at something, the rest bark at him.
  • Pessimism

Respect for ones parents is the highest duty of civil life.
  • Respect

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

Sow much, reap much; sow little, reap little.
  • Charity

He who sacrifices his conscience to ambition burns a picture to obtain the ashes.
  • Conscience

Your friend has a friend; don't tell him.
  • Gossip

Of all the thirty-six alternatives, running away is best.
  • Running

To climb a tree to catch a fish is talking much and doing nothing.
  • Speeches

With virtue you can't be entirely poor; without virtue you can't really be rich.
  • Virtue

When we have nothing to worry about we are not doing much, and not doing much may supply us with plenty of future worries.
  • Worry

If you get up one more time than you fall you will make it through.

Biggest profits mean gravest risks.
  • Danger

A hundred men may make an encampment, but it takes a woman to make a home.
  • Home

Be not afraid of growing slowly be afraid of standing still
  • proverb

A great fortune depends on luck, a small one on diligence.
  • Fortune

One joy scatters a hundred grieves.
  • Joy

With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
  • Time

Those who have free seats at a play hiss first.
  • Criticism

Great doubts deep wisdom. Small doubts little wisdom.
  • Doubt

Enough shovels of earth -- a mountain. Enough pails of water -- a river.
  • Growth

Man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very long time.
  • Questions

A maker of idols is never an idolater.
  • Religion

If heaven made him, earth can find some use for him.

Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.
  • tension

The longer the night lasts, the more our dreams will be.
  • lasts

Everyone pushes a falling fence.
  • Failure

If fortune smiles, who doesn't? If fortune doesn't, who does?
  • Fate

If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come.
  • Heart

When planning for a year, plant corn. When planning for a decade, plant trees. When planning for life, train and educate people.
  • Planning

Ceremony is the smoke of friendship.
  • Ritual

The palest ink is better than the best memory.

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
  • nature

Riches: A dream in the night. Fame: A gull floating on water.
  • Fame

If you are poor, though you dwell in the busy marketplace, no one will inquire about you; if you are rich, though you dwell in the heart of the mountains, you will have distant relatives.
  • Money

Think of your own faults the first part of the night when you are awake, and of the faults of others the latter part of the night when you are asleep.
  • Thought

Do not employ handsome servants.
  • Work

A wise man makes his own decisions but an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
  • decisions

A single conversation across the table with a wise person is worth a month's study of books.
  • person

If you don't want anyone to know, don't do it.
  • action

Life is like an echo, what you send out comes back.
  • life

He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight.
  • fight

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