Where pride leads, shame follows.

"The proverbs of Wales: a collection of Welsh proverbs, with English Translations"

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And walk not on the earth with conceit and arrogance. Verily, you can neither rend nor penetrate the earth, nor can you attain a stature like the mountains in height.

ISLAMIC QUOTE.

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It is useless to argue with a fool.

"The proverbs of Wales: a collection of Welsh proverbs, with English Translations"

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Hahn, Thich Nhat

When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce.
Yet if we have problems with our friends or our family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument.
That is my experience.
If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change.

http://www.quotelady.com/authors/author-h.html

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The best of the aged is his advice.

"The proverbs of Wales: a collection of Welsh proverbs, with English Translations"

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Wade, Joseph H.

If I wanted to become a tramp, I would seek information and advice from the most successful tramp I could find. If I wanted to be a failure, I would seek advice from men who never succeeded. If I wanted to succeed in all things, I would look around me for those who are succeeding, and do as they do.

http://www.quotelady.com/authors/author-w.html

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Advice not asked for is useless.

"The proverbs of Wales: a collection of Welsh proverbs, with English Translations"

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Take the attitude of a student, Never be too big to ask questions, Never know too much to learn something new.

http://www.kindlife.co.uk/?Proverbs

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He who wants advice let him ask the wisest.

"The proverbs of Wales: a collection of Welsh proverbs, with English Translations"

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Amaisho gomukuru gakila orumuli kumulika. (Haya)
Fumbo mfubie mjinga mwerevu huling’amua. (Swahili)

The eyes of the wise person see through you. (English)

http://www.afriprov.org/index.php/african-proverb-of-the-month/30-2004proverbs/204-aug2004.html

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Disease in the nerves, death in the veins.

"The proverbs of Wales: a collection of Welsh proverbs, with English Translations"

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my heroine

The dragon drags me to hell and holds me there
And yet protects me from the blaze of the fire
I’m safe as long as the H runs through me
I can’t feel the flames yet they burn me 

http://allpoetry.com/poem/5899633

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It is hard on a man when he has to choose.

"The proverbs of Wales: a collection of Welsh proverbs, with English Translations"

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Manage with bread and salted butter until God brings something to eat with it.
Moroccan Proverb

http://creativeproverbs.com/cgi-bin/sql_search3cp.cgi?boolean=and&field=all&frank=all&keyword=moroccan

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All day he plays, — a single tune ! But, by the oddest chances, Gavotte, or Brawl, or Rigadoon, It suits all kinds of dances.

"Proverbs in porcelain, and other verses"

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Today my thoughts are centred on expecting only the best
and giving only the best.

http://users.sa.chariot.net.au/~kday/thoughtsandpoems.html#Today is My Day

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All the ghosts of my passed-away passions ;

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CHINESE PROVERB.

33. Men’s passions are like water. When water has once flowed over, it cannot easily be restored; .when the passions have once been. indulged, they cannot, easily be restrained. Water must be kept in by dykes, the passions must be regulated by the laws of propriety.

http://www.asiaing.com/108-chinese-proverbs.html

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