"Man is the head of the family, woman the neck that turns the head."
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"Biggest profits mean gravest risks."
"Those who have free seats at a play hiss first."
"Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead."
"He who sacrifices his conscience to ambition burns a picture to obtain the ashes."
"One dog barks at something, the rest bark at him."
"The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."
"Teachers open the door but you must walk through it yourself."
"Talk doesn't cook rice."
"I hear and I forget, I see and I remember. I do and I understand."
"Better do a good deed near at home than go far away to burn incense."
"To talk goodness is not good... only to do it is."
"A man grows most tired while standing still."
"If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words."
"A single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth a month's study of books."
"Beauty is the wisdom of women. Wisdom is the beauty of men."
"Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom."
"Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes."
"With virtue you can't be entirely poor; without virtue you can't really be rich."
"The greatest conqueror is he who overcomes the enemy without a blow."
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