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Gems are polished by rubbing, just as men are made brilliant by trials.
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One who can promise nothing is a poor person.
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A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.
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Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up.
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Laughter is the music of one's soul. One is never really poor if he can afford to laugh.
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By filling one's head instead of one's pocket, one cannot be robbed.
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Write in sand the bad things done to you. Carve in stone the good things you want to
remember.
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Great love makes us capable of great courage.
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A thousand taels won't purchase a laugh.
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Your teacher can lead you to the door; the acquiring of learning rests with each person.
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Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think.
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Even though a snake enter a bamboo tube, it still inclines to wriggle.
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No journey is ever long with good company.
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If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes,
and the quitting time.
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No medicine can cure a vulgar man.
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Pride is often used to cover weakness.
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The foolish wander while the wise travel.
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Opening a wound to treat it could create a new injury.
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Defeat is never a bitter brew until one agrees to swallow it.
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Do not hope to reach a destination without ever leaving the shore.
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Talk does not cook rice.
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Propriety governs the superior man; law, the inferior man.
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Do not pray for gold and jade and precious things, but pray that your children and
grandchildren may all be good.
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With money you are a dragon, without it you are a worm.
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To know one's self is to know others, for heart can understand heart.
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Much talk brings on trouble; much food brings on indigestion.
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Eloquence provides persuasion, but truth brings sincerity.
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There are three marks of a superior person: Being virtuous, he is free from anxiety; being
wise, he is free from perplexity; being brave, he is free from fear.
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The quiet duck puts his foot on the unobservant worm.
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After being struck on the head with an axe, it is a positive pleasure to be beaten about the
body with a wooden club.
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He is truly a superior man who can look upon a game of chess in silence.
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Once one is a teacher, one becomes a parent for life.
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A paper tiger does not bear close scrutiny.
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Only fools seek credit from the achievements of their ancestors.
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The state of the nation is reflected in the home.
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If you control yourself in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
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It is difficult to satisfy one's appetite by painting by painting pictures of cakes.
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Look to your enemy for a chance to succeed.
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One word to the wise is sufficient.
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Whatever will satisfy hunger is good food.
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Do not waste your heart.
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A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
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It is better to lose a wager than to lose a good friend.
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No one has yet found any substitute for honesty.
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