I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand.
One generation plants the trees, and another gets the shade.
To know the road ahead, ask those who are coming back.
In the midst of great joy, do not promise anyone anything. In the midst of great anger, do not answer anyone's letter.
Kissing is like drinking salted water: you drink and your thirst increases
Kissing is like drinking salted water. You drink, and your thirst increases.
One never needs their humor as much a when they argue with a fool.
If you must play, decide on three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time.
You cannot push a cow's head down unless it is drinking water by it's own will.
Laws control the lesser man. Right conduct controls the greater one.
A bird can roost but on one branch, a mouse can drink not more than its fill from a river
If I keep a green bough in my heart, then the singing bird will come
You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.
You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent their making a nest in your hair
A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
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