A hobbling cat is better than a fast horse when rats swarm the palace.
An accidental meeting is more pleasant than a planned one.
A man who cannot tolerate small misfortunes can never accomplish great things.
There are two kinds of perfect people: those who are dead, and those who have not been born yet.
Man's heart is never satisfied; the snake would swallow the elephant.
It is difficult to catch a black cat in a dark room -- especially if the cat isn't there.
Patience is a bitter plant, but its fruit is sweet.
Respect for one's parents is the highest duty of civil life.
In a group of many words, there is bound to be a mistake somewhere in them.
If you are standing upright, don't worry if your shadow is crooked. If you want an audience, start a fight.
Listening well is as powerful as talking well, and is also as essential to true conversation.
Listen to all, pluck a feather from every passing goose, but follow no one absolutely.
Blame yourself if you have no branches or leaves; don't accuse the sun of partiality.
It is better to save your innocence at the cost of your honor, than to save your country at the cost of your life.
If a man does only what is required of him, he is a slave. If a man does more than is required of him, he is a free man.
One never needs their humor as much as when they argue with a fool.
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