1. 10

    If you want to keep something concealed from your enemy, don't disclose it to your friend.

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  2. 9

    Many men hoard for the future husbands of their wives.

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  3. 8

    Jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire.

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  4. 7

    A tiny fly can choke a big man.

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  5. 6

    The Sage was asked to define good manners? to which he replied, To bear patiently the rude ones.

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  6. 5

    As long as a word remains unspoken, you are its master; once you utter it, you are its slave.

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  7. 4

    Plan for this world as if you expect to live forever; but plan for the hereafter as if you expect to die tomorrow.

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  8. 3

    As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.

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  9. 2

    The test of good manners is to be patient with the bad ones.

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  10. 1

    The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others.

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  11. Last Update: 22 May 2022

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