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Having mastered the lesser difficulties, you will more safely venture on greater achievements.

Hay is more acceptable to an ass than gold.

Hay smells different to lovers and horses.

He acts wisely who says little.

He alone is wise who can accommodate himself to all the contingencies of life; but the fool contends, and is struggling, like a swimmer, against the stream.

He argues in vain who argues without means.

He assumes a cheerful countenance suppressing the grief which weighs heavily on his heart.

He can carry the ox who has carried the calf.

He catches the best fish who angles with a golden hook.

He catches the wind with a net.

He conquers who conquers himself.

He dies before he is old who is wise before his day.

He dies twice who perishes by his own hand.

He does not show a decent quality even over a good dinner.

He does not sing his father's songs. [He does not imitate the good example of his father.]

He does not think milk-and-water of himself.

He does not think small beer of himself.

He drives out one devil by another.

He either wheedles by suasive means or terrifies by threats.

He even begrudges the water with which he washes.

He falls into the pit which he himself made.

He falls short of his duty to both who tries to serve two masters.

He fears neither the earthquake nor the fury of the waves.

He fears the very flies.

He feigns death like a panther.