An elephant, no matter how skinny, is valuable.

I am king, you a king: who is to fetch the water?

No sooner have you spoken than what you have said becomes the property of another.

Excessive Humility is a sign of a scoundrel.

What was hard to bear is sweet to remember.

Can your hands do what your tongue does?

A buffalo does not feel the weight of its own horns.

To lend is to buy a quarrel.

To lose is to learn.

No one can be a totally fair judge in his own case.

To give quickly is a great virtue.

Those who give have all things; those who withhold have nothing.

Man is his own devil.

Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow is but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to This Day.

One who cannot dance blames the floor.

A man becomes like those whose society he loves.

Self Praise is no praise.

True happiness consists in making others happy.

Something done at the wrong time should be regarded as not done.

Clouds that thunder seldom rain.

He who does kind deeds becomes rich.

Help your brother's boat across, and your own will reach the shore.

Don't just cross a river--cross it bearing fire!

The young crow is wiser than its mother.

Diet cures more than the lancet.

Pearls are worthless in the desert.

As day break, the glowworms say "We've lit up the world!"

The adult looks to deeds, the child to love.

The living things of the Earth depend on each other just like the limbs and organs of the body do.

What is play to one is death to another.

Bathe early every day and sickness will avoid you.

God takes care of a blind cow.

Wind sweeps the street clean.

Give your ears to words but do not give your words to ears.

Sitting while you eat makes you large; standing while you eat makes you strong.

It takes a thorn to remove a thorn.

In a treeless country, the castor-oil plant is a big tree.

Once out of the throat it spreads over the world.

A thief thinks everybody steals.

The Three great mysteries: air to a bird, water to a fish, mankind to himself.

Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart.

The eyes do not see what the mind does not want.

On a green tree there are many parrots.

Love your neighbor, but donӴ take down the separating-wall.

Dependence on someone else can cause reoccurring disappointment.

You canӴ cook one half of a chicken and expect the other half to lay eggs.

Never strike your wife, not even with a flower.

A pearl is worthless as long as it is still in its shell.

He who will not climb will not fall.