Thursday, December 8, 2011
The way to overcome the angry man is with gentleness, the evil man with goodness, the miser with generosity and the liar with truth.
Large desire is endless poverty.
Keep fiveyards from a carriage, ten yards from a horse, and a hundred yards from an elephant; but the distance one should keep from a wicked man cannot be measured.
Garlic is as good as ten mothers.
Life is not a continuum of pleasant choices, but of inevitable problems that call for strength, determination, and hard work.
Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday sun.
September blow soft till the fruit’s in the loft.
Sit on the bank of a river and wait: Your enemy’s corpse will soon float by.
Don’t bargain for fish which are still in the water.
Fate and self-help share equally in shaping our destiny.
Call on God, but row away from the rocks.
To the mediocre, mediocrity appears great.
You can never enter the same river twice.
You can often find in rivers what you cannot find in oceans.
Once out of the throat it spreads over the world.
The adult looks to deeds, the child to love.
Agriculture is best, enterprise is acceptable, but avoid being on a fixed wage.
You can only lean against that which resists.
Blaming your faults on your nature does not change the nature of your faults.
Blow the wind ne’er so fast, it will lower at last.