Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Timeless Wisdom

Some timeless wisdom. Some of them are also Chinese proverbs.

* To attract good fortune, spend a new penny on an old friend, share an old pleasure with a new friend and lift up the heart of a true friend by writing his name on the wings of a dragon.

* He who cannot control agree with his enemies is controlled by them.

* Behind every able man, there are always other able men.

* To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.

* Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.

* If you don't want anyone to know, don't do it.

* He who strikes the first blow admits he's lost the argument.

* He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.

* Don't open a shop unless you like to smile.

* Be the first to the field and the last to the couch.

* A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a man perfected without trials.

* A bit of fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers.

* When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planed them.

* There are two perfectly good men, one dead, and the other unborn.

* If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.

* If you get up one more time than you fall, you will make it through.

* A diamond with a flaw is worth more than a pebble without imperfections.

* One joy shatters a thousand grieves.

* Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.

* Distance tests a horse's strength. Time reveals a person's character.

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