Never reveal all that you know to others: They might become shrewder than you.
Anyone canfancy his bed as a palace.
The excessively kind-hearted person becomes a slave.
If you are doing wrong, make sure you don’t get fat from it.
Donkey’s lips do not fit onto a horse’s mouth.
A smile will gain you ten more years of life.
Tell a lie and the truth will come to light.
To a dog a bone has more value than a pearl.
A viper without fangs is like a piece of rope.
If you are up to your knees in pleasure, then you are up to your waist in grief.
A bad wife spells a hundred years of bad harvest.
An apprentice near a temple will recite the scriptures untaught.
A great river does not refuse any small streams.
Give an extra piece of cake to a stepchild.
The fuller the ear of rice, the lower it bends.
Though a tree grows so high, the falling leaves return to the root.
Times are not always the same; the grass is not always green.
Don’t look for bad things in the good that you do.
The sweetness of food doesn’t last long, but the sweetness of good words do.
Our best masters are those who make us suffer the most.
Words are mere bubbles of water; deeds are drops of gold.
When a cat steals a piece of meat, we chase it. But when a tiger takes a pig we stare wide-eyed and say nothing.
Wine comes in, words come out.