Often the best way to give oneself what one lacks is to take from oneself what one has.
Better a patient man than a warrior, one who controls his temper than one who takes a city.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
Better a handful of dried figs and content with that, than to own the gate of peacocks and be kicked in the eye by a broody camel.
Three things cause sorrow to flee; water, green trees, and a beautiful face.
The wind of heaven is that which blows between the horses ears.
The village gate can be closed, the mouth of the fool, never.
The mind is free and the slightest thought has great influence. It is therefore important that you think enlightened thoughts.
The hen lays an egg, and the cock feels the pain in his backside.
The first thing one should own is a home; and it is the last thing one should sell; for a home is ones tomb this side of heaven.
The dreaming man makes excuses for his inaction and places a fools cap on his head.
The camel never sees his own hump, but that of his brother is always in his eyes.
That which you put into your soup kettle, comes latter onto your spoon.
Strong attachment is difficult -- it makes one mad or kills.
Strike a match above the sea of opinions and the fish all swim away.
Some will learn through pain and sorrow, others through joy and laughter, so it is written.