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The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure

A flower cannot blossom without sunshine nor a garden without love

Corporations have neither bodies to be punished nor souls to be damned

The lone sheep is in danger of the wolf

An ignorant doctor is no better than a murderer

You won’t help shoots grow by pulling them up higher

A beautiful bird is the only kind we cage

Great blessings come from heaven; small blessings come from man

He that has not bread to spare should not keep a dog

Make sure you leave some fat for the other side

Easier to rule a nation than a son

Man fools himself He prays for a long life and he fears old age

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere

Not wine men intoxicate themselves; not vice men entice themselves

The delicacy of the feast is the learned guest

Govern yourself and you can govern the world

The pen of the tongue should be dipped in the ink of the heart

If you get up one more time than you fall you will make it through

A chicken is hatched even from such a well-sealed thing as an egg

Riches add to the house, virtues to the man

Parents who are afraid to put their foot down usually have children who step on their toes

With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown

Swiftest horse cannot overtake the word once spoken

Victory has hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan

Rivers and mountains may change; human nature, never