Ascetics who angrily teach others not to lose their tempers is like penniless alchemists teaching others the secret of becoming rich.
There are three jewels on this earth, namely water, food and good sayings. Only fools call stone pieces jewels.
In the poisonous tree of life, there are two nectarine fruits. One of them is the tasty noble sayings and other is the company of noble people.
Kingship and knowledge are never equal to each other. A king is respected only in his own country, where as scholar is respected wherever he goes.
A student gains a quarter portion of knowledge from his teacher, a quarter of it from one’s own intelligence, a quarter from fellow students, and a quarter from time (experience).