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• When the village chief himself goes around inviting people to a meeting, know there is something wrong with the system.

• Only when a tree is big and strong can you tether a cow to it.

• The palm tree that encourages birds to nest in it should not cry over shattered leaves.

• If the cockroach wants to rule over the chicken, then it must hire the fox as a body-guard.

• Every cock is a town crier in his own dung heap.

• If you always walk down the same path, you’ll go where you’ve already been.

• It's much easier to swim in the direction of the current.

• If you are tolerant in one moment of fury, you will prevent a year of regret. 

• When the master of the house lacks wisdom, the doctor’s work is useless.

• For lack of criticism, the trunk of the elephant grew very long.

• If you are filled with pride, then you will have no room for wisdom.

• Laughter is a language everyone understands.

• If a man wants to grow a long tooth, he should have the lip to cover it.

• When the leading animal is lame, the herd fails to get to the pasture.
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