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When you befriend a chief remember that he sits on a rope.

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Do a good deed and throw it into the sea.

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He who runs after good fortune runs away from peace.

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The worlds of the elders do not lock all the doors; they leave the right door open.

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He who is unable to dance says that the yard is stony.

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Where you will sit when you are old shows where you stood in youth.

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You have little power over what is not yours.

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Better little than too little.

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When the shepherd comes home in peace, the milk is sweet.

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When the roots of a tree begin to decay, it spreads death to the branches.

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Teeth do not see poverty.