1 – A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle.
2 – A round egg can be made square according to how you cut it; words would be harsh according to how you speak them.
3 – Adversity is the foundation of virtue.
4 – An ant hole may collapse en embankment.
5 – Art is the illusion of spontaneity.
6 – Beginning is easy – Continuing is hard.
7 – Better to be a crystal and to be broken, than to be a tile upon the housetop.
8 – Darkness reigns at the foot of the lighthouse.
9 – Do you need proof of God ? Does one light a torch to see the sun ?
10 – Everyone makes mistakes. That’s why there is an eraser on every pencil.
11 – Fall down seven times, get up eight.
12 – Fortune will call at the smiling gate.
13 – Gossip about a person and his shadow will appear.
14 – If you make a mistake, don’t hesitate to correct it.
15 – If you understand everything, you must be misinformed.
16 – If you wait, there will come nectar – like fair weather.
17 – It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive disenchanted.
18 – It is the same life whether we spend it crying or laughing.
19 – Let what is past flow away downstream.
20 – Money grows on the tree of persistence.
21 – One cannot quarrel without an opponent.
22 – One kind word can warm three winter months.
23 – One who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger.
24 – Proof rather than argument.
25 – Some people like to make of life a garden, and to walk only within its paths.
26 – Ten men, ten minds.
27 – The day you decide to do it is your lucky day.
28 – The inarticulate speak longest.
29 – The reverse side also has a reverse side.
30 – The tongue is but three inches long, yet it can kill a man six feet high.
31 – There are no national frontiers to learning.
32 – Time flies like an arrow.
33 – To endure what is unendurable is true endurance.
34 – Virtue is not knowing but doing.
35 – Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
36 – We are no more than candles burning in the wind.
37 – When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.
38 – When you’re thirsty it’s too late to think about digging a well.
39 – Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.
40 – Wisdom and virtue are like the two wheels of a cart.
41 – With the first glass a man drinks wine, with the second glass the wine drinks the wine, with the third glass the wine drinks the man.
42 – Without oars, you cannot cross in a boat.
43 – You can know ten things by learning one.