One bamboo does not make a forest.
The higher the bamboo, the more it can be bent.
To bend a bamboo, start when it is a shoot.
The taller the bamboo grows, the lower it bends.
Young bamboo trees are easy to bend.
Bamboo is not a weed, it's a flowering plant. Bamboo is a magnificent plant.
You can lean on a bamboo stick, but not on a rope.
If a bamboo tube makes a loud sound, it is empty.
You can't straighten a snake by putting it in a bamboo cane.
You can't see the whole sky through a bamboo pole.
You can't see the whole sky through a bamboo tube.
When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.
Any connoisseur knows you've got to be drunk to really enjoy a good romance.
When you find yourself looking ridiculous, reasoning isn't worth a damn.
It would seem that the more irresponsible and crafty one is, the more likely one is to have a talent for storytelling.
God can be realized through all paths. All religions are true. The important thing is to reach the roof. You can reach it by stone stairs or by wooden stairs or by bamboo steps or by a rope. You can also climb up by a bamboo pole.
If you see him riding on a bamboo-cane, say to him, "Good health to your horse!"
Just as a bamboo cane forms a round jet of water, so taking counsel together makes men of one mind.
I just don't believe in helping people who are going to torture me. Though I don't see any bamboo slivers. How can you possibly torture someone without bamboo slivers?
When a storm comes, bamboo bends. It doesn't break.
But I was also doing odd jobs around Portland, like spreading gravel and transplanting bamboo trees.