He who knoweth the precepts by heart, but faileth to practice them, Is like unto one who lighteth a lamp and then shutteth his eyes.
Virtues are acquired through endeavor, Which rests wholly upon yourself. So, to praise others for their virtues Can but encourage one's own efforts.
This body, full of faults, Has yet one great quality Whatever it encounters in this temporal life Depends upon one's actions.
He who does not attempt to make peace When small discords arise, Is like the bee's hive which leaks drops of honey Soon, the whole hive collapses.
A highly learned man has two sources of happiness: Either he abandons all earthly interests or else he possesses much which could be abandoned.
The teachings of elegant sayings should be collected when one can. For the supreme gift of words of wisdom, any price will be paid.
If you are truly persevering in virtue, what is the place of a haughty attitude? The cow which has no milk will not be purchased, even though equipped with a pleasant-sounding bell.
Who is blind, dumb and deaf will live a peaceful life of a hundred years.
Although you may spend your life killing, You will not exhaust all your foes. But if you quell your own anger, your real enemy will be slain.