When There Is No Enemy Within, The Enemies Outside Cannot Hurt You

Don’t set sail on someone else’s star.

If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for something.

A cutting word is worse than a bowstring, a cut may heal, but the cut of the tongue does not.

If you climb up a tree, you must climb down the same tree.

It is not what you are called, but what you answer to.

If you run after two hares you will catch neither.

When a needle falls into a deep well, many people will look into the well, but few will be ready to go down after it.

For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.

To try and to fail is not laziness.

If you offend, ask for a pardon; if offended forgive.

He who learns, teaches.

It is not work that kills, but worry.

Seeing is different than being told.

If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.

A stream cannot rise about its source.

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.

A ripe melon falls by itself.

Do not call to a dog with a whip in your hand.

Wood already touched by fire is not hard to set alight.

One must talk little and listen much.

Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.

He who is being carried does not realize how far the town is.

Ashes fly back into the face of him who throws them.

Knowledge is like a garden: If it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested.

When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.

Rain does not fall on one roof alone.

Confiding a secret to an unworthy person is like carrying grain in a bag with a hole.

The earth is a beehive, we all enter by the same door.

He who does not know one thing knows another.

A little impatience will spoil great plans.
Even a hare will bite when it is cornered.

A journey of a thousand miles
begins with a single step.

If you bow at all, bow low.

A smile will gain you ten more years of life.

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.

Behave toward everyone
as if receiving a guest.

A fall into a ditch makes you wiser.

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one.

He who asks is a fool for five minutes,
but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.

An inch of time is an inch of gold
but you can’t buy that inch of time with an inch of gold.

A closed mind is like a closed book;
just a block of wood

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

A book holds a house of gold.

Talk does not cook rice.

Experience is a comb which nature gives us when we are bald.

Be not afraid of growing slowly,
be afraid only of standing still.

To know the road ahead,
ask those coming back.

A needle is not sharp at both ends.

Distant water won’t help to put out a fire close at hand.

Small men think they are small;
great men never know they are great.

Fool me once, shame on you;
fool me twice, shame on me.

Want a thing long enough and you don’t.

Clear conscience never fears midnight knocking.

Teachers open the door.
You enter by yourself.

Men trip not on mountains they trip on molehills.

Do not want others to know what you have done?
Better not have done it anyways.

A man without a smiling face must not open shop.

It is not the knowing that is difficult,
but the doing.

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.

A bird can roost but on one branch,
a mouse can drink not more than its fill from a river.

Grasp no more than thy hand will hold.

A stumble may prevent a fall.

Everyone must row with the oars he has.

A man is as old as he feels himself to be.

Least said is soonest mended.

You never know what you can do
until you try.

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.

Some men go through a forest and see no firewood.

One of these days is none of these days.

Elbow grease is the best polish.

Proportion your expenses to what you have,
not what you expect.

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.

All happiness is in the mind.

Patience wears away stones.

A good example is the best sermon.

Do not be in a hurry to tie what you cannot untie.

Slow and steady wins the race.

Lose an hour in the morning and
you’ll be running after it all day.

Action is the proper fruit of knowledge.

A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.

He is rich enough who owes nothing.

A fault once denied, is twice committed.

A great estate is not gotten in a few hours.

Don’t find fault with what you don’t understand.

Adversity makes a man wise.

It is not enough to run, one must start in time.

Better to be seen alone than in bad company.

Better to wear out than rust out.

Friends are lost by calling often and calling seldom.

Well done is better than well said.

The future is purchased by the present.
A clear conscience is a good pillow.

A friend is known in time of need.

A healthy man is a successful man.

A lie travels round the world
while truth is putting her boots on.

A change of work is as good as a rest.
Trouble hates nothing as much as a smile.

May you live as long as you want,
and never want as long as you live.

A good retreat is better than a bad stand.

Time is a great story teller.

The work praises the man.

There is light at the end of the tunnel.

Continual cheerfulness is a sign of wisdom.

You will never plough a field if
you only turn it over in your mind.

A good laugh and a long sleep
are the best cures in the doctor’s book.

A wren in the hand is better than
a crane to be caught.

Reputations last longer than lives.

Better be safe than sorry.

What the child sees, the child does.
What the child does, the child is.

Idleness is a fool’s desire.

Red sky at night is a shepherds delight,
red sky in the morning is a shepherds warning.

There is no fireside like your own fireside.

When the apple is ripe, it will fall.

Praise the young and they will make progress.

There is no luck except where there is discipline.

Don’t postpone a good deed.

Making the beginning is one third of the work.

The best looking-glass is the eyes of a friend.

Castles were built a stone at a time.

If God shuts one door, he opens another.

Humor to a man is like a feather pillow.

You never miss the water till the well has run dry.
It is filled with what is easy to get but gives great comfort.

A cabin with plenty of food is better than a hungry castle.

The dog that’s always on the go,
is better than the one that’s always curled up.

When a twig grows hard it is difficult to twist it.
Every beginning is weak.

Be kind to those that meet you as you rise,
you may pass them again as you fall.

A quiet tongue shows a wise head.

Half a loaf is better than no bread

You must crack the nuts
before you can eat the kernel.

Gossip needs no carriage.
Praise loudly, blame softly.

Acknowledgement is half of correction.

A kind word is like a Spring day.

He who doesn’t risk never gets to drink champagne.

Every road has two directions.

A small link will sink a great ship.

Failure teaches you more than success.

Every seed knows its time.

Take time to smell the roses.

Success and rest don’t sleep together.

You don’t get something for nothing.

If you don’t have time to do it right you must have time to do it over.

One does not wash one’s dirty linen in public.

You cannot break through a wall with your forehead.

Take the bull by the horns.

Do not make an elephant out of a fly.

Water does not run under a lying stone.

A man is judged by his deeds,
not by his words.

The calmer you go,
the further along you will be.

If everyone gives one thread,
the poor man will have a shirt.

If and When were planted
and Nothing grew.
Two captains sink the ship.

It is not disgraceful to ask,
it is disgraceful not to ask.

A lake forms drop by drop.

No matter how far you have gone
on the wrong road, turn back.

Today’s egg is better than tomorrow’s hen.

Abundance is from activity.

He that conceals his grief finds
no remedy for it.

Patience is the key to paradise.

Tomorrow is another day.

There is no right way to do a wrong thing.

Two heads are better than one.

Kind words will unlock an iron door.

Good actions are never lost.

A knife wound heals;
a wound caused by words does not.

You harvest what you sow.

A wise man remembers his friends at all times;
a fool, only when he has need of them.

Having two ears and one tongue,
we should listen twice as much as we speak.

Who gossips to you will gossip about you.

A man does not seek his luck, luck seeks its man.

Wish well, be well.

The smoothest way is full of stones.
The truly rich are those who enjoy what they have.

Confidence is half of victory.

Interest on debts grow without rain.

Had you gotten up early,
you wouldn’t have needed to stay up late.

If you ever need a helping hand
you’ll find one at the end of your arm.

Money doesn’t grow on trees.

Better ask ten times than go astray once.

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.

Make new friends,
but don’t forget the old ones.

Talking comes by nature,
silence by wisdom.

Beautiful is not what is beautiful,
but what one likes.

Better a steady dime than a rare dollar.

Seek advice but use your own common sense.

Charm is more than beauty.

If your healthy, your wealthy.

If you want your dreams to come true,
don’t sleep.

A penny saved is a penny earned.

If each one sweeps before his own door,
the whole street is clean.

A fool says what he knows,
and a wise man knows what he says.

Time and words can’t be recalled,
even if it was only yesterday.

Gold will never get rusty.

If you can – do!

He that can’t endure the bad,
will not live to see the good.

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.

If a link is broken, the whole chain breaks.

A chip off the old block.

Words should be weighed, not counted.