m. luis quezon y molina quotes- 30 of
The lotus' stem is as long as the depth of water,
So men's height is just as great as their inner strength.
When you are about to badger the weak,
Then imagine yourself before a more powerful man.
Just as the hand that strikes the ground cannot fail,
So is the ruin certain of him who cherishes anger.
Whatever things a man gives up,
By those he cannot suffer pain.
The gruel that children's little hands have stirred
Is sweeter than nectar.
There is no greater wealth than Virtue,
and no greater loss than to forget it.
If men must beg to live,
May the Creator also go wandering and perish.
To get wealth and security by guile
Is like one who pours water into a pot of unbaked clay.
How can kindliness rule that man
Who eateth other flesh to increase his own?
The learned are said to have seeing eyes;
The unlearned have only two sores on their faces.
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