As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
He who is contented is rich.
The way to do is to be.
Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires.
Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of unhappiness.
To lead the people, walk behind them.
As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best, the people honour and praise. The next, the people fear, and the next the people hate. When the best leader's work is done, the people say, 'we did it ourselves!'
Nature is not human-hearted.
Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.
He who has not faith in others shall find no faith in them.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.
A terrace nine stories high begins with a pile of earth.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
It is wealth to be content.
Having given all he had, He then is very rich indeed.
A man is born gentle and weak; at his death he is hard and stiff. All things, including the grass and trees, are soft and pliable in life; dry and brittle in death. Stiffness is thus a companion of death; flexibility a companion of life. An army that cannot yield will be defeated. A tree that cannot bend will crack in the wind. The hard and stiff will be broken; the soft and supple will prevail.
Great acts are made up of small deeds.