Do not kick away the canoe which helped you to cross the river.
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May your friendship not be like a stone: if it breaks you cannot put the pieces together. May it be like iron: when it breaks, you can weld the pieces back together.
Wealth is like hair in the nose: it hurts to be separated whether from a little or from a lot.
Crows are never the whiter for washing themselves.
By getting angry, you show you are wrong.
If the hill is on fire the grasshoppers are roasted.
Let your love be like drizzle: it comes softly, but still swells the river.
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