When it rains, collect the water.
Alertness and courage are life's shield.
A stitch in time saves nine.
A hero only appears once the tiger is dead.
Beware of a man's shadow and a bee's sting.
By a husband wealth is accumulated; by a wife is its preservation.
Parents? affection is best shown by their teaching their children industry and self-denial.
Suffering is the necessary consequence of sin, just as when you eat a sour fruit a stomach complaint ensues.
Who aims at excellence will be above mediocrity; who aims at mediocrity will be far short of it.
Women?s wealth is beauty, learning, that of men.
An unmarried woman is not honored, even if she has 10 brothers.
Harrow before the cow.
Sparrows who mimic peacocks are likely to break a thigh.
You can even be a God, if you try.
Anyone can fancy his bed as a palace.
If there are too many teachers or leaders with different ideas, the follower will not do nothing and learn nothing.
Strength is defeated by a strong strategy.
You can pull back your leg, but not your committed word.
Be deligent when there's time.
If you like what you are doing, nothing is too far and no job is too hard.
He who carries too much tenderness will become a slave.
When the cat gets too old, the mice are not afraid any more.
Seven days is the length of a guest's life.
He who carries the word "no" with him will never be poor even when he is old.
What is now top of the mast, will be firewood soon.
Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.
Dust does not rise because a dog-flea hops.
They call their aunt only when her cucumbers are ripe.
Only with a new ruler do you realize the value of the old.
Doctors must be old and lawyers must be young.
There is no cure for an unknown illness.
Only when a new government comes to power do you learn to appreciate the values of the old one.
The strongest ox is only as strong as the old ox with a broken leg.
Only the sufferers know how their bellies ache.
The strings of the harp must be not too tight, and not too slack.
Where there is love, there is peace.
Bad children? Guilty parents!.
Ices plant a new, one.
It is never later than midnight.
Old oxen like soft grass.
Only tall things cast shadows.
The anger of the prudent never shows.
The dead know the price of wood.
Regrets always come later.
Wisdom is in the books.
A ship-load of fish gets spoiled, because of 1 spoiled fish.
Fisherman near fisherman. Hunter near hunter.
Seek wisdom like a beggar.
Wise man's anger never comes out.
You can be a king, if you are brave.
Don't be a sling bag.
No matter how much care is taken, someone will always be misled.
Using up the arrows, before getting into battle.
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