Talk doesn't cook rice.
My parents only had one argument in forty-five years. It lasted forty-three years.
A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
The palest ink is better than the best memory.
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
Do not employ handsome servants.
Do not remove a fly from your friend's forehead with a hatchet.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
If you bow at all, bow low.
Keep your broken arm inside your sleeve.
Raise your sail one foot and you get ten feet of wind.
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.
When you drink the water, remember the spring.