A good fortune may forbode a bad luck, which may in turn disguise a good fortune.
A smile will gain you ten more years of life.
You had better return home and make a net, than go down to the river and desire to get the fishes.
Of all the stratagems, to know when to quit is the best.
When one sheep leads the way all the rest follow.
Slow work produces fine goods.
What is earned with hard labor is eaten with pleasure.
Once bitten by a snake, one is terrified at the sight of a mere rope.
One dog barks at something, and a hundred bark at him.
Dream different dreams while on the same bed.
Too many cooks spoil the broth.
You cannot catch a cub without going into the tiger's den.
Even a hare will bite when it is cornered.
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
Mistakes occur through haste, never through doing a thing leisurely.
The loftiest towers rise from the ground.
A lie has no legs, and cannot stand; but it has wings, and can fly far and wide.
That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.
Sour, sweet, bitter, pungent, all must be tasted.
I hear and I forget; I see and I remember; I do and I understand.
He who asks a question remains a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask remains a fool forever.
Easier said than done.
If you have never done evil, you should not be frightened of devils knocking at your door.