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Everybody has been young before, but not everybody has been old before.

Peace is costly but it is worth the expense.

A fool and water will go the way they are diverted.

It is better to be loved than feared.

If you refuse to be made straight when you are green, you will not be made straight when you are dry.

Don't set sail on someone else's star.

He who learns, teaches.

No one tests the depth of a river with both feet.

When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.

Not to know is bad. Not to wish to know is worse.

However long the night, the dawn will break.

Wisdom does not come overnight.

Knowledge is like a garden; if it is not cultivated, it cannot be harvested.

Do not try to fight a lion if you are not one yourself.

Indecision is like a stepchild: if he does not wash his hands, he is called dirty, if he does, he is wasting water.

A camel never sees its own hump.

He who is carried on another's back does not appreciate how far off the town is.

Quarrels end, but words once spoken never die.

God conceals himself from the mind of man, but reveals himself to his heart.

Wherever man goes to dwell his character goes with him.