While you are seeking happiness, everybody wishes you well;
But once you have attained it, your only well-wisher is yourself
Who among us have not known trouble? Only the weak lose hope.
Nothing in this world is immutable, and misfortune cannot last for ever.
Does not the bountiful and blossoming spring follow the harsh winter?
Only the weak in spirit will withdraw into themselves abandon themselves to bitter thoughts, without finding the least consolatin.
If you want to be rich, learn a trade. Wealth diminishes with time, but a skill does not.