If love be
timid it is not true.
Compare your griefs with other men'sand they will seem
What one does, one becomes.
He who sings frightens away his ills.
He who fears death enjoys not life.
Knowledge without sense is twofold folly.
Wit without discretion is a sword in the hand of a fool.
is in the heart will come up to the tongue.
Silence betokens consent.
Thinking is the essence of wisdom.
little that loveth much.
Keep company with good men, and you'll increase their
A book whose sale's forbidden all men rush to see, and
prohibition turns one reader into three.
Tell a woman she is beautiful and the devil will repeat
it to her ten times.
Proverbs bear age, and he who would do well may view
himself in them as in a looking glass.
A man should learn to sail in all winds.
He conquers who endures.
The same fire purifies gold and consumes straw.
If young men had wit and old men strength everything
might be well done.
Wit without discression is a sword in the hand of a fool.
prizes little things is worthy of great ones.
A man shows his character by what he laughs at.
Do not despise an insignificant enemy or a slight wound.
There is no one luckier than he who thinks himself so.
Joy and sorrow are next door neighbors.
place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own
Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less,
breathe more; talk less, say more; love more; and all
good things are yours.
wish your merit to be known, acknowledge that of other
The acts of this life are the destiny of the next.
who can't dance says the band can't play.
tell what passes through the heart of a man by the look
on his face.
If you have to kill a snake, kill it once and for all.
The path of duty lies in what is near at hand; and men
seek for it in what is remote.
The peeble in the brook secretely thinks itself a
One dog yelping at nothing will set ten thousand
straining at their collars.
When the cat mourns for the mouse do not take her
One written word is worth a thousand pieces of gold.
boasts of his descent is like the potato; the best part
of him is underground.
That day is lost on which one has not laughed.
fox cannot reach the grapes he says they are not ripe.
Terrifying are the weaknesses of power.
We have two ears and one mouth that we may listen the
more and talk the less.
honey is sweet, do not lick it off a briar.
Winter comes fast on the lazy.
When the fruit is scarcest its taste is sweetest.
It's no use going to the goat's house to look for wool.
give have all things; they who withhold have nothing.
As one may ascend to the housetop by ladder, rope, or
bamboo, so there are many ways to reach God.
Its no use
to wait for your ship to come in unless you have sent one
brain is the devil's workshop.
marry for money; you can borrow it cheaper.
not create woman from man's head, that he should command
her, nor from his feet, that she should be his slave, but
rather from his side, that she should be near his heart.
Who is the bravest hero? He who turns an enemy into a
Judge not thy neighbor until thou art come into his place.
A reconciliation without an explanation that error lay on
both sides is not a true reconciliation.
Make not a fence more expensive or more important than
the thing that is fenced.
Bad neighbors count a man's income, but not his expenses.
Eat vegetables and fear no creditors, rather than eat
duck and hide.
Happy the generation where the great listen to the small,
for it follows in such a generation the small will listen
to the great.
Who is wise? He who can learn from every man.
If a word spoken in its time is worth one piece of money,
silence in its time is worth the two.
Whoever teaches his son teaches not alone his son but
also his son's son, and so on to the end of generations.
that are in the heart cannot be stolen.
A mile walked withn a friend has only one hundred steps.
If you go to war pray once; if you go on a sea journey
pray twice; but pray three times when you are going to
A guest has not to thank the host, but the host the guest.
The fall of a leaf is a whisper to the living.
If the child does not cry, the mother knows not its wants.
You look for the horse you ride on.
What the young one begs for, the grown-up throws away.
As long as the sun shines one does not ask for the moon.
The future belongs to him who knows how to wait.
Having a good wife and rich cabbage soup, seek not other
you have to be silent to be heard.