Literal translation: A planner is much more valuable than many workers. Lesson: Having a plan is necessary for success. Hard work alone is not sufficient.
Literal translation: Don’t worry about making big investments when it comes to worthwhile goals. Lesson: Money makes money. You have to be willing to invest to reap the rewards.
Literal translation: Like others and they will like you back; Hate others and they will hate you back. Lesson: Learn to look at people’s positive sides and like them as they will do the same [Read more]
Literal translation: We fear people we know well for their nature; we fear strangers for their outfits. Lesson: Appearance is important for success.
Literal translation: Soft ropes can tie well. Lesson: Soft words can work better than offensive tones.
Literal translation: Being clever is not as good as being persistent. Lesson: Persistence beats intelligence when it comes to success.
Literal translation: Always working will make you rich, always wishing will make you poor. Lesson: Wishing is not enough, doing is more important.
Literal translation: Trading ships cannot make you as rich as being frugal. Lesson: Frugality is key for wealth-accumulation.
Literal translation: Avoiding a conflict with others will bring long-lasting peace of mind Lesson: Successful people always try to be less egotistic and refrain from arguing or fighting with anyone else.
Literal translation: First learn proper behavior, then learn book knowledge. Lesson: Knowing how to treat people is of utmost importance, even more so than book knowledge.