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People show their character by what they laugh at.

To live long, eat like a cat, drink like a dog.

To remain young while growing old is the highest blessing.

God gives, but man must open his hand.

It is often the last key on the ring which opens the door.

A poor person isn't he who has little, but he who needs a lot.

A country can be judged by the quality of its proverbs.

Anger without power is folly.

To change and to change for the better are two different things.

Speaking comes by nature, silence by understanding.

It is better to trust the eyes rather than the ears.

He who conquers his anger has conquered an enemy.

As fast as laws are devised, their evasion is contrived.

The greatest step is out the door.

It's the whole, not the detail, that matters.

Never give advice unless asked.

'But' is a fence over which few leap.

It is prosperity that gives us friends, adversity that proves them.

An old man loved is a winter with flowers.

Who makes himself a sheep will be eaten by the wolves.

He who teaches children learns more than they do.

Charity sees the need not the cause.

A true friend laughs at your stories even when they're not so good, and sympathizes with your troubles even when they're not so bad.

Those who do not read are no better off than those who cannot.

Who begins too much accomplishes little.

The heart that truly loves never forgets.

The oldest trees often bear the sweetest fruit.

He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool - shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple - teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep - wake him. He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise - follow him.

Every path has its puddle.

A hedge between keeps friendship green.