Kill a chicken before a monkey.
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Patience is a virtue.
Slander cannot destroy an honest man: when the flood recedes the rock is there.
When the deal is done, discuss it no more; it is difficult to collect dispersed water.
Love has its tides; before ebb tide you must take advantage of the flood.
A thousand workers, a thousand plans.
Learning is a weightless treasure you always carry easy.
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