When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.
If you want to be happy for a lifetime, plant a garden.
To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping
Learning is like rowing upstream; not to advance is to drop back.
Learning is like rowing upstream; not to advance is to drop back
Learning is like rowing upstream: not to advance is to drop back.
A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.
Slander cannot destroy an honest man - when the flood recedes the rock is there
The Gods cannot help those who do not seize opportunities
Teachers open the doors, but you must enter by yourself.
Three humble shoemakers brainstorming will make a great statesman.
Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still.
Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.
Pearls don't lie on the seashore. If you want one, you must dive for it.
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