The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
Men often bear little grievances with less courage than they do large misfortunes.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
Appearances are deceptive.
Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth.
Please all, and you will please none.
Union gives strength.
Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
He that is discontented in one place will seldom be content in another.
Enemies promises were made to be broken.
There once was a Bald Man who sat down after work on a hot summer's day. A Fly came up and kept buzzing about his bald pate, and stinging him from time to time. The Man aimed a blow at his little enemy, but - whack - his palm come on his own head instead; again the Fly tormented him, but this time the Man was wiser and said: ''YOU WILL ONLY INJURE YOURSELF IF YOU TAKE NOTICE OF DISPICABLE ENEMIES.''
We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
Example is the best precept.
Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.