Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
Everyone is like a butterfly, they start out ugly and awkward and then morph into beautiful graceful butterflies that everyone loves.
Know thyself. A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly. Whoever studies himself arrest his own development. A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly.
As with the butterfly, adversity is necessary to build character in people.
Joseph B. Wirthlin