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.