To grow rich by one?s own sole endeavors.
To guess a superior man?s mind by a mean man?s heart.
To have a black heart. (an evil person)
To have friends coming in from afar, how delightful!
To have iron made lips, and feet of bean curd made, Is such a calamity as no one can evade.
To hide the head and leave the rump exposed.
To his books a teacher must ever adhere.
To flit and forget to take one?s wife.
To forget one's ancestor's is to be a brook without a source, a tree without root.
To extract sweetness from what is bitter.
To feed and clothe one?s-self without ever recognizing the trouble our food has cost the ox,----our clothes the weaver.
To fell a tree to catch a blackbird.
To fight the wall after the thieves have gone.
To fill up a well with snow.
To fix up ornamental wild beast?s heads on the roof of a thatched cottage.
To drag for the reflected moon in the water.
To draw the big net out of a water-butt.
To drop into water to grasp the foam.
To drop the bricks one is carrying, on one?s own foot.
To dupe one?s self.
To dwell in peace is happiness.
To entice a sheep into a drove of tigers.
To excuse a murderer is abhorrent to reason.
To do good secretly is optional.
To don the hat and sport the girdle is what everybody likes.