"A chicken is hatched even from such a well-sealed thing as an egg"
"A child s life is like a piece of paper on which every passerby leaves a mark"
"A clever person turns great troubles into little ones and little ones into none at all"
"A client twixt his attorney and counselor is like a goose twixt two foxes"
"A closed mind is like a closed book; just a block of wood"
"A cloth is not woven from a single thread"
"A country where flowers are priced so as to make them a luxury has yet to learn the first principles of civilization"
"A courageous foe is better than a cowardly friend"
"A courtesy much entreated is half recompensed"
"A crisis is an opportunity riding the dangerous wind"
"A day of sorrow is longer than a month of joy"
"A cat in desperation will leap over a wall"
"A fall into a ditch makes you wiser"
"A fallen lighthouse is more dangerous than a reef"
"A false report rides post"
"A flea on top of a bald head"
"A flower cannot blossom without sunshine nor a garden without love"
"A fly before his own eye is bigger than an elephant in the next field"
"A frog in a well-shaft seeing the sky"
"A fu purse never lacks freends"
"A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a man made perfect without trials"
"A good neighbor is a found treasure"
"A hasty man drinks his tea with a fork"
"A hasty man never wants woe"
"A hundred men may make an encampment, but it takes a woman to make a home"
"A jade stone is useless before it is processed; a man is good-for-nothing until he is educated"
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"
"A maker of idols is never an idolater"
"A man must despise himself before others will"
"A man must make himself despicable before he is despised by others"
"A man must plough with such oxen as he hath"
"A man need never revenge himself; the body of his enemy will be brought to his own door"
"A mans conversation is the mirror of his thoughts"
"A man's discontent is his worst evil"
"A nation's treasure: scholars"
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