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Black people must stop acting like crabs in a barrel and work together.

Love don't love nobody.

Practice what you preach.

A good son makes a good husband.

If you don't have a plan for yourself, you'll be a part of someone else's.

Ambition is putting a ladder against the sky.

Arrogance is a kingdom without a crown.

When it rains, it pours.

Give a man enough rope and he'll hang himself.

Family must look out for family.

The more arguments you win, the less friends you will have.

Diligence is the mother of good luck.

Dreams are wishes your heart makes.

Easy come, easy go.

Each day provides its own gifts.

Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.

Character is what you are in the dark.

Maternity is a matter of fact, paternity is a matter of opinion.

If you take care of your character, your reputation will take care of itself.

A contented mind is a continual feast.

Jealous? Hate the game and not the player.

A clear conscience is a good pillow.

God can do anything but fail.

If you look back, you'll soon be going that way.

Life is short and full of blisters.

He who hesitates is lost.

Advice is least heeded when most needed.

He that lives on hope will die fasting.

Love many, trust few and always paddle your own canoe.

A liar will steal and a thief will kill.

You've got to work twice as hard to get half as far as a Black person in white America.

Eat, drink, and be merry. For tomorrow we die.

Tell me whom you love, and I'll tell you who you are.

Hope is the nurse of misery.

A lady is a woman who makes it easy for a man to be a gentleman.

A joy that's shared is a joy made double.

A harvest of peace is produced from a seed of contentment.