A good name is better than good habits.

He that has a tongue in his head may find his way anywhere.

Make the amount of sauce you use correspond to the amount of rice you have.

The crane was killed by the fishhook.

Beauty is but skin-deep.

No man is a hero to his valet.

The fat buffalo will attract the lean buffalo.

If you want to eat pickled herring, think about the thirst you will have.

Men made money; money never made men.

Man is the flower of the earth.

Elephants are killed for their ivory, birds for their feathers.

Even if a mountain is high, there is always a way to reach the top -- and although the way might be full of danger, there is always a way for someone to get through it.

Enter alcohol, exit words.

The buffalo that arrives late will have to drink muddy water and eat dry grass.

The army is the poison and the people are the water in which the poison is mixed.

It's better to sleep on the floor in an incense shop than in a bed in a fishmarket.

Victory makes you into an emperor, defeat into a rebel.

Adversity brings wisdom.

If you want to travel fast use the old roads.

A clean hand wants no washing.

People live with their own idiosyncrasies and die of their own illnesses.

The rich become deaf and the mighty blind.

Never forget benefits done you, regardless how small.

The boat follows the helm, the woman follows her husband.

A frog living at the bottom of the well thinks that the sky is as small as a cooking pot lid.

Young bamboo trees are easy to bend.

Receive a plum, return a peach.

If you go out a lot at night, you will probably meet ghosts.

Sun is for cucumbers, rain for rice.

Don't trouble trouble until trouble troubles you.

No rain without clouds.

People say that time goes by; time says that the people go by.

Eating slowly is good for the stomach; plowing deeply is good for the fields.

Life is a temporary stop, death is the journey home.

You cannot breathe through another man's nose.

A fool may sometimes give a wise man counsel.

Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet.

Hunger brings the wolf to the fold.

Many a good father has but a bad son.

The human tongue is more poisonous than a bee's sting.

It's best to wash one's soiled linen at home.

The rich worry over their money, the poor over their bread.

Giving just a crumb to the hungry is worth more than giving lunch to the satisfied.

Tell me where it itches if you want me to scratch you.

There is no ivory in the mouth of a dog.

A day in prison is longer than a thousand years at large.

The mouth prays to Buddha, but the heart is full of evil.

Where life is exhausted, death comes.

There is one fish in the pond, and ten anglers on the bank.