A bit of fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers.
Be the first to the field and last to the couch.
Do not employ handsome servants.
A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a man perfected without trials.
Dig the well before you are thirsty.
Be not afraid of growing slowly, fear only standing still.
Don’t open a shop unless you like to smile.
He who is drowned is not troubled by the rain.