Want is the whetstone of wit.
Want of wit is worse than want of wealth (or gear).
We learn not at school, but in life.
What is learnt in the cradle lasts (or is carried) to the grave.
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.
What the fool does in the end, the wise man does at the beginning.
What we first learn, we best know.
When a nation sins, it will have one ruler after another. But a nation will be strong and endure when it has intelligent, sensible leaders.
When a wise man cheats someone, he is acting like a fool. If you take bribe, you ruin your character.
When the moon's in the full, then wit's in the wane.
［注解］wane减少，衰弱。in the wane减少中。
Who learneth young forgets not when he is old.
Who knows most says (or speaks ) least.
Wine can of their wits the wise beguile, make the sage frolic, and the serious smile.
Wisdom is a fountain of life to the wise, but trying to educate stupid people is a waste of time.
Wisdom is more valuable than jewels; nothing you could want can compare with it.
Wisdom is only found in truth.
Wisdom sometimes walks in clouted shoes.
Wise men are caught with wiles.
Wise men care not for what they cannot have.
Wise men have their mouths in their hearts, fools have their hearts in their mouths.
Wise men learn by other men's mistakes; fools, by their own.
Wise men love truth, whereas fools shun it.
Wise men propose, and fools determine.
Wise men will gain an honourable reputation, but stupid men will only add to their own disgrace.
Wit once bought is worth twice taught. (or Wit bought is better than wit taught.)
Without wisdom, wealth is worthless.