Kings stand in more need of wise men than wise men do of appointments at court.
Whosoever eateth his wheat before it is ripe, must glean ears of corn at the time of harvest.
He is the proper person to give advice to kings who neither dreads the loss of his head nor seeks for reward.
Whosoever hath not patience, neither doth he possess philosophy.
O wise man! Wash your hands of that friend who associates with your enemies.
Life is snow, and the summer sun advanceth; only a small part remaineth unmelted.
A tyrant cannot govern a kingdom, as a wolf cannot perform the office of a shepherd.
Do good even unto the wicked; for it is best to close the dog's mouth with a morsel.
Better hold the hand for coin, though small, than lose, for one half a dang, it all.
Whoever acquires knowledge but does not practice it is as one who ploughs but does not sow.