from Bambu Batu
The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.
Bamboo canes knocking Maple leaves all aflutter Wind out of the east
Be like bamboo. The higher you grow, the deeper you bow.
The first year it sleeps, the second year it creeps, the third year it leaps.
Better to have a meal without meat than a house without bamboo.
From the pine tree, learn of the pine tree. From the bamboo, learn of the bamboo.