1. 10

    He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.

    163
  2. 9

    Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time,' is like saying, 'I don't want to.'

    219
  3. 8

    The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.

    237
  4. 7

    New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.

    239
  5. 6

    When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everyone will respect you.

    290
  6. 5

    Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This shows clearly the principle of softness overcoming hardness.

    295
  7. 4

    Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.

    322
  8. 3

    Remember: “The Best Fighter is Never Angry."

    395
  9. 2

    When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

    486
  10. 1

    Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

    912
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    A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

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    Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.

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    An unbending tree is easily broken.

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    If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.

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    The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth.

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    Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.

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    Knowing others is intelligence, knowing yourself is true wisdom.

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    If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.

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    Silence is a source of great strength.

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    New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.

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