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A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.
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.
Insanity is doing the same thing in the same way and expecting a different outcome.
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
If a man fools me once, shame on him. If he fools me twice, shame on me.
Life is a dream walking death is a going home.
I dreamed a thousand new paths. I woke and walked my old one.
If your strength is small, don't carry heavy burdens. If your words are worthless, don't give advice.
The fire you kindle for your enemy often burns yourself more than him.
A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.
Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
Man is the head of the family, woman the neck that turns the head.
If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed.
Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.
When planning for a year, plant corn. When planning for a decade, plant trees. When planning for life, train and educate people.
If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
Never do anything standing that you can do sitting, or anything sitting that you can do lying down.
One never needs their humor as much as when they argue with a fool.
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one.
The woman who tells her age is either too young to have anything to lose or too old to have anything to gain.
There are two perfectly good men, one dead, and the other unborn.
Experience is a comb which nature gives to men when they are bald.
The superior doctor prevents sickness; The mediocre doctor attends to impending sickness; The inferior doctor treats actual sickness;
I hear and I forget, I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
The tongue can paint what the eye can't see.
In the midst of great joy, do not promise anyone anything. In the midst of great anger, do not answer anyone's letter.
The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure.
Great doubts deep wisdom. Small doubts little wisdom.
Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
To understand your parents' love you must raise children yourself.
One step at a time is good walking.
Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.
A hundred men may make an encampment, but it takes a woman to make a home.
Your friend has a friend; don't tell him.
A man should choose a friend who is better than himself. There are plenty of acquaintances in the world; but very few real friends.
Govern a family as you would cook a small fish -- very gently.
All people are your relatives, therefore expect only trouble from them.
Who is not satisfied with himself will grow; who is not sure of his own correctness will learn many things.
You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.
Of all the thirty-six alternatives, running away is best.
Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes.
Beauty is the wisdom of women. Wisdom is the beauty of men.
The greatest conqueror is he who overcomes the enemy without a blow.
Patience is power; with time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
Those who do not study are only cattle dressed up in men's clothes.
If you suspect a man, don't employ him, and if you employ him, don't suspect him.
Enough shovels of earth -- a mountain. Enough pails of water -- a river.
When men speak of the future, the Gods laugh.
With true friends... even water drunk together is sweet enough.
Everyone pushes a falling fence.
Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.
Man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very long time.
Teachers open the door but you must walk through it yourself.
Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life lies in eliminating the non-essentials." ~
With virtue you can't be entirely poor; without virtue you can't really be rich.

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