Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent’s fate.
Sun Tzu

Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?
Sun Tzu

Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Sun Tzu

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
Sun Tzu

To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy’s resistance without fighting.
Sun Tzu

Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.
Sun Tzu

Friends are the siblings God never gave us.
Mencius

It is not difficult to govern. All one has to do is not to offend the noble families.
Mencius

We live, not as we wish to, but as we can.
Mencius

A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
Confucius

Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.
Confucius

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
Confucius

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
Confucius

He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
Confucius

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
Confucius

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
Confucius

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
Confucius

The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.
Confucius

The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
Confucius

To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
Confucius

I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.
Carl Sandburg

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
Don Marquis

Experience is what you have after you’ve forgotten her name.
Milton Berle

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.
Mark Twain

I buy expensive suits. They just look cheap on me.
Warren Buffett

I distrust camels, and anyone else who can go a week without a drink.
Joe E. Lewis

Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.
Ronald Reagan

There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
Henry A. Kissinger

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.
Benjamin Franklin

Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.
Dalai Lama

Sleep is the best meditation.
Dalai Lama

We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.
Dalai Lama

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
Buddha

The hardest part of climbing the ladder of success is getting through the crowd at the bottom.