If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.
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.
Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead.
A family with an old person has a living treasure of gold.
A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
It is harder to be poor without complaining than to be rich without boasting
Once bitten by a snake, one is afraid at the sight of a mere rope.
That the birds of worry and care fly over you head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.
Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them
A country where flowers are priced so as to make them a luxury has yet to learn the first principles of civilization
Happiness is like a sunbeam, which the least shadow intercepts, while adversity is often as the rain of spring
Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them.
Whoever loves and understands a garden will find contentment within.
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