He who depends on himself will attain the greatest happiness. (Book of Odes)
The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
Don't be over self-confident with your first impressions of people.
The man who comes with a tale about others has himself an ax to grind.
He who cannot agree with his enemies is controlled by them.
The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.
A thousand cups of wine do not suffice when true friends meet, but half a sentence is too much when there is no meeting of minds.
I dreamed a thousand new paths. . . I woke and walked my old one.
If we don't change our direction we're likely to end up where we're headed.
With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.