- "A man grows most tired while standing still."
- "Do not be afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still."
- "A single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth a month's study of books"
- "Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for the rest of his life."
- "One needs to cultivate the spirit of sacrificing the 'little me' to achieve the benefits of the 'big me'."
- "A diamond cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials."