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If you believe everything you read, better not read.
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One kind word can warm three winter months.
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When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.
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If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
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After victory, tighten your helmet chord.
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One may study calligraphy at eighty.
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One word let slip and four horses would fail to catch it.
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A clever hawk hides its talons.
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Deceive the rich and powerful if you will, but don't insult them.
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Gossip about a person and his shadow will appear.
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When in Rome, do as the Romans.
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First the man takes a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes the man.
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Jack of all trades, master of none.
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The right man for the right job.
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Even when a samurai has not eaten, he holds his toothpick high.
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He who sees righteousness and does not do it is not brave.
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Although shrimps may dance around they do not leave the river.
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Take a profit from your loss.
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Man is for one generation; his name is for all ages to come.
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Hot passion cools easily.
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Better than a feast elsewhere is a meal at home of tea and rice.
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Men's hearts are as different as their faces.
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Even medicine when exceeded becomes poison.
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Though you speak of a beautiful woman, it is only one layer of skin.
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Test a horse by riding him and a person by accompanying him.
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Keep a dog for three days and he will not forget your kindness, but three years kindness
shown to a cat is forgotten in three days.
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Easily promised, quickly forgotten.
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Blind men are not afraid of snakes.
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If you know the disease, recovery is near.
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A fool will soon use up his money.
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At ten years, a wonder child; at 15, a talented youth; at 20, a common man.
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Life is for one generation; a good name is forever.
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Necessity is the mother of invention.
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Among beautiful women there are many fools.
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The reverse side also has a reverse side.
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