The husband eats turtle soup; the wife eats spring roll.
Whoever sleeps in a blanket knows it has lice.
He who can see ghosts is able to know a woman is eating chili peppers.
I walk with wooden clogs in your belly.
One uses a torch to look at others’ feet.
One curses dogs, fusses at cats.
He dog is barking all around.
One is angry at the fish, one pounds it on the chopping board.
Being full, one becomes Buddha; being hungry, one becomes a ghost.
One blames one’s own bad feelings—from the stomach, not the hearts coming from other people.
Away, one feels longing; now, face to face, one wants to scratch off the other’s face.
Hiding conflictual affects may be done purposefully.
It is therapeutic to recognize and deal openly with these conflicted affects.
great oaks grow from little acorns.
signs in behavior that reveal an internal conflict to others.
As fresh as a daisy.
Oaks may fall when reeds stand the storm.
Every bean has its black.
As like as two peas in a pod.
He that loves the tree loves the branches.
The grass is always greener on the other side of the wall.
Some people can never be satisfied with what they already have.
If you have this one, you will lose the other one.
It is no use crying over spilled milk.
A full bowl of water, if spilled cannot be recovered in full
What one loses another benefits.
If one horse hurts, the entire stable quits eating.
One false step leads to another.
If you are patient, you will be successful.
If you know your goal, you will reach it.
Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t know.
You would rather kill the dog than miss it.
You would rather get flu shot than the flu.
If you are patient, someday you will be successful.
Good watch prevents misfortune.
Old to you, but new to another.
You may not believe in ghosts, but if you go in at night you will see ghosts.
One piece of food while hungry equals a big box of food while full.
Everything has its place later.
There is nothing hard, as long as you are patient.
We fence (or protect) the tree that gives us fruits.
You might laugh today, others might laugh tomorrow.
As time passes, chances of finding it is limited.
Early bird catches worms.
If you are fast, you get it; if you are slow, you don’t.
The work you have today, do not wait until tomorrow.
Take advantage of time.
If you cannot bite, never show your teeth.
The longer you wait, the greater the challenge.
Every pot has its own lid.
The good leaves protect the worn-out leaves.
If you sell the cow, you will sell her milk too.
Use poison treatment for poison.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Even good people have a dark side.
What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expect generally happens.
Tomorrow the sky will be bright again.
One swallow does not make a summer.
Judge a man by all of his work.
Saving a long time fills the ant hill.
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