It is a mark of insincerity of purpose to spend one's time in looking for the sacred Emperor in the low-class tea shops
A reputation for a thousand years may depend upon the conduct of a single moment
There are few situations in life that cannot be resolved promptly, and to the satisfaction of all concerned, by either suicide, a bag of gold, or thrusting a despised antagonist over a precipice on a dark night
Although there exist many thousand subjects for elegant conversation, there are persons who cannot meet a cripple without talking about feet.
The province of philosophy is not so much to prevent calamities befalling as to demonstrate that they are blessings when they have taken place
Where the road bends abruptly, take short steps.
He who thinks he is raising a mound may only in reality be digging a pit.
An expression of no-encouragement.
After secretly observing the unstudied grace of her movements, the most celebrated picture-maker of the province burned the implements of his craft, and began life anew as a trainer of performing elephants.
There are few situations in life that cannot be honourably settled, and without loss of time, either by suicide, a bag of gold, or by thrusting a despised antagonist over the edge of a precipice upon a dark night.
Should a person on returning from the city discover his house to be in flames, let him examine well the change which he has received from the chair-carrier before it is too late; for evil never travels alone.
However deep you dig a well it affords no refuge in the time of flood.
He who has failed three times sets up as an instructor.
At this display the elder and less attractive of the maidens fled, uttering loud and continuous cries of apprehension in order to conceal the direction of her flight.
He is capable of any crime, from reviling the Classics to diverting water courses.