Believe, if thou wilt, that mountains change their place, but believe not that man changes his nature.
If anyone tells you someone has changed their character; don't believe it.
Riches are not from abundance of worldly goods, but from a contented mind.
Patience is the key to contentment.
Give the laborer his wages before his perspiration be dry.
A man's true wealth is the good he does in the world.
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr.