How can one, who eats the flesh of others to swell his flesh, show compassion?
The only gift is giving to the poor;
All else is exchange.
There is no greater wealth than Virtue,And no greater loss than to forget it.
Nothing is impossible for those who act after wise counsel and careful thought.
Real kindness seeks no return.
Even more than the time when she gave birth, a mother feels her greatest joy when she hears others refer to her son as a wise learned one.
Those who give way to great anger are like the dead:Those who are free from anger are free from death.
The lotus' stem is as long as the depth of water,So men's height is just as great as their inner strength.
The biggest fool is he who has learned much, taught much, and is still discontented.
They who in trouble untroubled are
Will trouble trouble itself.
Friendship with the wise gets better with time, as a good book gets better with age.
Be wise among the wise, but pretend to be dull among fools.
Among a man's many good possessions, A good command of speech has no equal. Prosperity and ruin issue from the power of the tongue. Therefore, guard yourself against thoughtless speech.
There may be many who will gladly face death in the battlefield, but few who will face a hostile society.
Not every light is a true light;To the wise the light of truth is light itself.
To use bitter words, when kind words are at hand,Is like picking unripe fruit when the ripe fruit is there.
It is compassion, the most gracious of virtues,
Which moves the world.
The wound that's made by fire will heal,But the wound that's made by tongue will never heal.
Even the ignorant may appear very worthy,If they keep silent before the learned.
Make foes of bowmen if you must,
Never of penmen.
When the rare chance comes, seize it
To do the rare deed.
The ignorant torment themselves more than they do others.
Conquer with forbearance
The excesses of insolence.
When no food is given to the ear,Then let a little be given to the stomach.
To turn away a guest is poorest poverty;To bear with fools is mightiest might.
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