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1. Ashes fly back into the face of him who throws them.
2. Good things sell themselves; those that are bad have to be advertised.
3. Hunt in every jungle, for there is wisdom and good hunting in all of them.
4. If they are offered winged ants, people will eat them.
5. They who dig the wells never drink from them.
6. Thorns themselves will not harm you -- you hurt yourself on the thorns.
7. Those whose palm-kernels were cracked for them by a benevolent spirit should not forget to be humble.
8. Travel and you will see them, sit and they will come to you.
9. Rain wets the leopard's spots, but it doesn't wash them off.
10. The sun shines on those who are standing before it shines on the people kneeling under them.
11. Only a fool believes that the clouds obscure the splendour of the moon. It has shined behind them for eternity.
12. A person's cleverness is not shown by how many words he utters at once but how he utters them.
13. A sick way between two people can only be cared for if the two of them die.
14. A snake and millipede can both craw on their bellies but this doesn't make them brothers.
15. A wise will is dedicated to the ancestors for its them who gave you everything'
16. All plants are our brothers and sisters and they talk to us and if we listen we can hear them.
17. Don't laugh at the nakedness of our ancestors because before their eyes we're all naked for our spirits belong to them.
18. Don't see animals around the village and say there is nobody to hunt them.
19. Even if you rease your clothes in very hot water you still need to dry them.
20. Ideas are worth a dime dozen, but people who put them into action are priceless.
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