A handy tool makes a handy man.
Impartiality produces clarity and partiality obscurity.
Constant effort yields sure success.
Life or death, I will do whatever I can for the benefits of the country.
The noble takes the humble as its root; the high takes the low as its base.
Amity between people holds the key to sound relations between states.
A sea is vast, as it rejects no water. A mountain is high, as it rejects no rocks. A wise ruler gathers more people, as he is not tired of meeting people. A scholar becomes a sage, as he is not tired of learning.
A bosom friend afar brings distance near.
A huge tree that fills one's arms grows from a tiny seedling; a nine-storied tower rises from a heap of earth; a thousand li journey starts with the first step.
Misfortune generates happiness, and happiness breeds misfortune.