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

If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words.
An inch of time cannot be bought with an inch of gold.
Pleasure for one hour, a bottle of wine. Pleasure for one year a marriage; but pleasure for a lifetime, a garden.
Respect for ones parents is the highest duty of civil life.
The saving man becomes the free man.
In a broken nest there are few whole eggs.
Those who have free seats at a play hiss first.
He who sacrifices his conscience to ambition burns a picture to obtain the ashes.
Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
To be uncertain is to be uncomfortable, but to be certain is to be ridiculous.
Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom.
It is later than you think.
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.
When you cease to strive to understand, then you will know without understanding.
Habits are cobwebs at first; cables at last.
Climb mountains to see lowlands.
Biggest profits mean gravest risks.
One dog barks at something, the rest bark at him.
Ceremony is the smoke of friendship.
To talk goodness is not good... only to do it is.
A man grows most tired while standing still.
Luck never gives; it only lends
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.
The palest ink lasts longer than the most retentive memory.
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.
A maker of idols is never an idolater.
What is told into the ear of a man is often heard a hundred miles away.
To climb a tree to catch a fish is talking much and doing nothing.
One joy scatters a hundred grieves.
Do not employ handsome servants.
If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come.
Happiness is like a sunbeam, which the least shadow intercepts, while adversity is often as the rain of spring.
Sow much, reap much; sow little, reap little.
A great fortune depends on luck, a small one on diligence.
Riches: A dream in the night. Fame: A gull floating on water.
Don't open a shop unless you like to smile.
Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense.
When we have nothing to worry about we are not doing much, and not doing much may supply us with plenty of future worries.

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