Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life.
The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat.
The way out is through the door. Why is it that no one will use this method?
The man of wisdom is never of two minds; the man of benevolence never worries; the man of courage is never afraid.
It is not the failure of others to appreciate your abilities that should trouble you, but rather your failure to appreciate theirs.
Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.
What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.
When you see a good person, think of becoming like her/him. When you see someone not so good, reflect on your own weak points.
Attack the evil that is within yourself, rather than attacking the evil that is in others.
You cannot open a book without learning something.
Silence is a true friend who never betrays.
Respect yourself and others will respect you.
To be wronged is nothing, unless you continue to remember it.
Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.
The funniest people are the saddest ones
If you make a mistake and do not correct it, this is called a mistake.
He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
Have no friends not equal to yourself.
Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know more.
It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.
Consideration for others is the basis of a good life, a good society.
When a wise man points at the moon the imbecile examines the finger.
The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name.
Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.
Shall I teach you what knowledge? When you know a thing, say that you know it; when you do not know a thing, admit that you do not know it. That is knowledge
The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.
To be wealthy and honored in an unjust society is a disgrace.
Time flows away like the water in the river.
Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.
If your plan is for one year plant rice. If your plan is for ten years plant trees. If your plan is for one hundred years educate children.
To see what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.
To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.
In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.