When many work together for a goal, Great things may be accomplished. It is said a lion cub was killed By a single colony of ants.
Not to be cheered by praise, Not to be grieved by blame, But to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers Are the characteristics of an excellent man.
By depending on the great, The small may rise high. See the little plant ascending the tall tree Has climbed to the top.
If a wise man behaves prudently, how can he be overcome by his enemies? Even a single man, by right action, can overcome a host of foes.
Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about.
Great affection is often the cause of violent animosity. The quarrels of men often arise from too great a familiarity.
When she walked...she stretched out long and thin like a little tiger, and held her head high to look over the grass as if she were treading the jungle.
A foolish man proclaimeth his qualifications; a wise man keepeth them secret within himself.
Are the characteristics of an excellent man.
The holy man, though he be distressed, does not eat food mixed with wickedness. The lion, though hungry, will not eat what is unclean.
Even in decline, a virtuous man increases the beauty of his behavior. A burning stick, though turned to the ground, has its flame drawn upwards.