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Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.
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A smile will gain you ten more years of life.
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Frugality is the mother of prosperity.
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It is wealth enough to learn the meaning of contentment.
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To live well is better than to be rich.
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Unless one pretends to be stupid and deaf, it is difficult to be a mother-in-law or father-in-
law.
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If there is a strong general there will be no weak soldiers.
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If you want to be happy for a short time, get drunk; happy for a long time, fall in love; happy
for ever, take up gardening.
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Better to learn one thing well than to know ten superficially.
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Virtue never lives alone. It always finds good company.
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Life can never give security; it can only promise opportunity.
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Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
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Clumsy birds have need of early flight.
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Adversity teaches us life's most valuable lessons.
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A single day of sub-zero temperature is not enough to create three feet of ice.
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A little help is worth more than a load of sympathy.
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The most timid soul is made bold by necessity.
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When there is light in the soul, there is beauty in the person.
When there is beauty in the person, there is harmony in the house.
When there is harmony in the house, there is order in the nation.
When there is order in the nation, there is peace in the world.
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Look upon adversity as opportunity in disguise.
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One evening's conversation with a superior man is better than ten years of study.
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To safe a single life is better than building a seven-story pagoda.
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The crow does not roost with the phoenix.
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The rich add riches to riches; the poor add years to years.
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When you paint a dragon, you paint his skin; it is difficult to paint the bones. When you
know a man, you know his face but not his heart.
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The doctor who rides in a chair will not visit the house of the poor.
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If you do not enter the tiger's den, how can you get his cub?
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If one word does not succeed, ten thousand are of no avail.
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When you talk on the road, remember there may be men in the grass.
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Our pleasures are shallow; our sorrows are deep.
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To understand your parents' love you must raise children yourself.
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We earn a living by what we do, but we make a life by what we give.
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Make friendships with men better than yourself; better none than those like yourself.
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If two men unite, their money will buy gold.
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The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
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A little bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses.
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The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.
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Fortune comes in many disguises.
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Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.
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It is a little thing to starve to death; it is a serious matter to lose one's virtue.
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Fate is influenced by good deeds.
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Virtue travels uphill, vice travels downhill.
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One who has traveled the road knows where the holes are deep.
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