Govern a family as you would cook a small fish – very gently.
That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.
For breath is life, and if you breathe well you will live long on earth.
Every person has both a bad heart and good heart. No matter how good a man seems, he has some evil. No matter how bad a man seems, there is some good about him. No man is perfect
The way to overcome the angry man is with gentleness, the evil man with goodness, the miser with generosity and the liar with truth.
Guide your child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.
One kind word can warm three winter months.
Ashes fly back in the face of him who throws them.
The fly cannot be driven away by getting angry at it.