Wealth unused might as well not exist.
The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
Self-conceit may lead to self destruction.
Plodding wins the race.
Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
Obscurity often brings safety.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray.
Fools take to themselves the respect that is given to their office.