Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.
Govern a family as you would cook a small fish - very gently.
To open a shop is easy, to keep it open is an artÓ
The journey is the reward.
One cannot manage too many affairs: like pumpkins in the water, one pops up while you try to hold down the other.
There is only one pretty child in the world and everymother has it
To listen well, is as powerful a means of influence as to talk well, and is as essential to all true conversation
When a man is crazy about a woman only she can cure him.
Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.
Don't waste good iron for nails or good men for soldiers
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one.
It is not economical to go to bed early to save the candles if the result is twins.
If you plan for a year, plant rice. If you plan for ten years, plant trees. If you plan for 100 years, educate your children.
Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes
If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.