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Indian Proverbs

Agriculture is best, enterprise is acceptable, but avoid being on a fixed wage.

Anger ends in cruelty.

Blaming your faults on your nature does not change the nature of your faults.

Blaw the wind ne'er so fast, it will lower at last.

Call on God, but row away from the rocks.

Don't bargain for fish which are still in the water.

Don't judge any man until you have walked two moons in his moccasins.

Don't just cross a river--cross it bearing fire!.

Fate and self-help share equally in shaping our destiny.

Garlic is as good as ten mothers.

Keep five yards from a carriage, ten yards from a horse, and a hundred yards from an elephant; but the distance one should keep from a wicked man cannot be measured.

Large desire is endless poverty.

Life is not a continuum of pleasant choices, but of inevitable problems that call for strength, determination, and hard work.

Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday sun.

Separation secures manifest friendship.

September blow soft till the fruit's in the loft.

Sit on the bank of a river and wait: Your enemy's corpse will soon float by.

The way to overcome the angry man is with gentleness, the evil man with goodness, the miser with generosity and the liar with truth.

The weakest go to the wall.

To the mediocre, mediocrity appears great.

You can never enter the same river twice.

You can often find in rivers what you cannot find in oceans.

You can only lean against that which resists.

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