The gods only laugh when men pray to them for wealth.
The heaviest rains fall on the leaky house.
If you wish to learn the highest ideals, begin with the alphabet.
One good deed is better than fasting at a shrine.
Forgiving the unrepentant is like drawing pictures on water.
Fortune and misfortune are like the twisted strands of a rope.
A concentrated mind will pierce a rock.
Failure teaches success.