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• The bitter heart eats its owner.

• No one tests the depth of a river with both feet unless he is prepared to swim.

• By the time the fool has learned the game, the players have dispersed. 

• Saying that it’s for her child, she gets herself a loaf of bread.

• If all seeds that fall were to grow, then no one could follow the path under the trees.

• He who has done evil, expects evil.

• Around a flowering tree, one finds many insects.

• What one hopes for is always better than what one has.

•The man on his feet carries off the share of the man sitting down.

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