Vision without action is a daydream.
Action without vision is a nightmare.
Better to light a candle
than to curse the darkness.
Fear less, hope more;
Whine less, breathe more;
Talk less, say more;
Hate less, love more;
And all good things are yours.
If you believe everything you read,
better not read.
Children have more need of models than of critics.
To change and to change for the better
are two different things.
The road to a friend’s house is never long.
You can’t leap a twenty-foot chasm
in two ten-foot jumps.
We never know the worth of water
’til the well is dry.
We’re fools whether we dance or not,
so we might as well dance.
The frog does not drink up the pond in which it lives.
Every time you admire something in nature,
it’s a prayer to the Creator.
He who builds according to every man’s advice
will have a crooked house.
Anger is the only thing to put off till tomorrow.
The anvil lasts longer than the hammer.
Whoever has bitten a sour apple
will enjoy a sweet one all the more.
Gratitude is the heart’s money.
Alcohol will preserve anything but a secret.
Avarice is the root of all evil.
Don’t think there are no crocodiles
because the water’s calm.
Who begins much, finishes little.
Many men know how to flatter,
few men know how to praise.
Unshared joy is an unlighted candle.
The more arguments you win,
the less friends you will have.
After the ship has sunk,
everyone knows how
she might have been saved.
A half truth is a whole lie.
If there is no wind, row.
A bell is loud because it is empty.
One head cannot hold all wisdom.
Heroism consists of hanging on
one minute longer.
Success has many parents,
but failure is an orphan.
Doubt is the key to knowledge.
Prayer only from the mouth is no prayer.
There is often wisdom under a shaggy coat.
A good example is the best sermon.
Spending is quick, earning is slow.
From small beginnings come great things.
You can’t see the whole sky
through a bamboo tube.
Don’t let grass grow
on the path of friendship.
are sometimes sour.
Don’t judge a book by its cover.
The higher the ape climbs
the more he shows his rump.
The shortest answer is doing.
When anger blinds the eyes,
Give neither advice nor salt,
until you are asked for it.
There are no atheists
Two moves, same as a fire.
Fall seven times,
stand up eight.