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• A child does not laugh at the ugliness of its mother.

• With gold you can make a road to heaven but it will end in hell.

• A full stomach does not last overnight.

• When all men say you are a dog, it is time to bark.

• If you hurt the reputation of another, you damage your own.

• A man that does not lie shall never marry.

• If there is no traitor in your house, the witches will never be able to get at you.

• The tears running down your face do not blind you.

• Not all those who are old are wise.

• A woman's tongue is sharp enough to pierce the toughest flesh.

• The devil sups with the tax collector.

• Breed up a serpent and he will strike when you are in deep slumber.

• He who has diarrhea knows the direction of the door without being told.

• God exercises vengeance in silence.

• You can’t scare a monkey with a dead baboon.
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