Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.
If a man wish to put his son out of his house, and declare before the judge: “I want to put my son out,” then the judge shall examine into his reasons. If the son be guilty of no great fault, for which he can be rightfully put out, the father shall not put him out.
If a physician make a large incision with the operating knife, and kill him, or open a tumor with the operating knife, and cut out the eye, his hands shall be cut off.
The journey of a 1000 miles begins with one step.
Men should strive to think much and know little.
Everything existing in the universe is the fruit of chance and necessity.
The haft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagles own plumes. We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction.
Where there’s life, there’s hope.
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
Turn yourself not away from three best things: Good Thought, Good Word, and Good Deed.
Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for.
Don’t think, just do.