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If every one cleaned his own doorsteps,
the whole town would be clean.
The end of faith is but the pursuit of good.
Who chases two foxes at once will catch neither.
Be careful of two men and guard yourself against them:
the friend of your enemy and the enemy of your friend!
Happiness will give you courage.
There are men who travel far to look for something that they can find in their own homes.
The size of the cedar is measured by its shadow,
of a man by his humility.
Advice and words will not fill an empty belly.
Jealousy has a thousand eyes,
yet none sees properly.
A man is bitter against those that envy him,
and is grieved if no one does.
One would not be jealous of one's friend
if one could be like him.
It is better to know well than to know much.
There are a thousand ways to do injustice
without breaking a single law.
Three are rebels against light:
a thief, an adulterer and a bat.
A miser is a faithful watch-dog,
guarding the wealth of his heirs.
Woe to him that lives as a pauper to die rich!
Woe to him that toils all his life
to comfort his heirs by his death!
Some people confess their mistakes to conceal their crimes.
It is an honor to a man to admit his error.
Who takes a wife late leaves orphans early.
A man's wit can be judged better by his questions
than by his answers.
If you want to pick roses,
be not afraid that the thorns will prick you!
Instead of being annoyed with roses that have thorns,
you should marvel at thorns encircled by roses.
Who covers his sin with a lie is like one that tries to hide a stain on his coat with a hole in his mantle.
The more money, the richer; the more wit, the happier.