It is only a male elephant that can save another one from a pit.
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A deaf ear is followed by death and an ear that listens is followed by blessings. He who throws a stone in the market will hit his relative. A person who stammers would eventually say "father". One takes care of one's own: when a bachelor roasts yam, he shares it with his sheep.
When a king's palace burns down, the re-built palace is more beautiful. A child lacks wisdom, and some say that what is important is that the child does not die; what kills more surely than lack of wisdom? You are given some stew and you add water, you must be wiser than the cook.
One does not enter into the water and then run from the cold. One does not fight to save another person's head only to have a kite carry one's own away.
One does not use a sword to kill a snail. One gets bitten by a snake only once. Whoever sees mucus in the nose of the king is the one who cleans it. Even as the archer loves the arrow that flies, so too he loves the bow that remains constant in his hands.
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