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There are formalities between the closest of friends.
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A tiger dies and leaves his skin; a man dies and leaves his name.
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Cheerfulness is the very flower of health.
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Life is a candle before the wind.
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Sparrows, though they live to be a hundred, do not forget their dance.
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The cherry blossom among flowers, the warrior among men.
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Love lives in palaces as well as in thatched cottages.
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A faultless person has seven faults; a faulty person forty-eight faults.
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One sees the sky through a hollow reed.
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A padded jacket is an acceptable gift even in summer.
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Even dust amassed will grow into a mountain.
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Obey the customs of the village you enter.
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A whip even to a galloping horse.
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Even monkeys fall from trees.
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The marten is proud where there is no weasel.
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A crooked top on a crooked kettle.
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At a distance enjoy the fragrance of flowers.
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Don't bear a grudge and don't record it.
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Cheerfulness is the very flower of health.
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The starving dog fears not the stick.
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Serious disasters come from small causes.
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Too many sailors drive the boat up the mountain.
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Family quarrels sow the seeds of poverty.
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Fast ripe, fast rotten.
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Though we see the seven defects of others, we do not see our own ten defects.
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One seeing is better than one hundred hearings.
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Even a hunter is sometimes caught in a trap.
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A warrior deems life a light thing when compared to honor.
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Because there are fools, wise men look well.
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A truthful courtesan is as great a miracle as a square egg.
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Never rely on the glory of the morning, nor the smiles of your mother-in-law.
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The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour.
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We are no more than candles burning in the wind.
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Truth often comes out of a joke.
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Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.
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You will lack nothing if you think privation is always with you.
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It is better to go home and make your net than to gaze longingly at the fish in the pool.
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Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
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Bad news travel fast.
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Let sleeping dogs lie.
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Give food to the hawk you do not love.
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It is better to be ignorant than to be mistaken.
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