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1.

It's an ill wind that blows nobody any good.

  When one has an appetite, even plain food tastes good.

  Every calamity that occurs is of advantage to someone or the other.

  People in love do not see to each other's shortcomings.

  Life would be very easy if goals could be achieved only by desiring.

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2.

A little learning is a dangerous thing.

  Be satisfied with whatever you get little at a time, and do not lose it for the greed to get it all at once.

  People with insufficient knowledge are easily misled.

  Satisfying one need only creates another need.

  The powerful decide what is correct.

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3.

Like father, like son.

  The desire to become rich quick gives rise to sinful behavior.

  It is always possible to improve one's conduct, no matter how long one has lead a morally bad life.

  Be satisfied with whatever you get little at a time, and do not lose it for the greed to get it all at once.

  Children have the looks and characteristics of their parents.

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4.

Let the buyer beware or Caveat emptor (Latin version).

  The desire to become rich quick gives rise to sinful behavior.

  Events, specially misfortunes, always come all at once.

  It is useless taking precautions after something has happened.

  Satisfy oneself before paying for a purchase and not complain after the transaction.

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5.

Marriages are made in heaven.

  It is easy to take advantage of others in their difficult times.

  Whom you wed is not decided by you but a matter of chance.

  Avoid acting hastily without considering the consequences carefully.

  Take advantage promptly of favorable opportunities.

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6.

If two men ride on a horse, one must ride behind.

  Do not expect too much of something received as a gift.

  Every calamity that occurs is of advantage to someone or the other.

  It is always possible to improve one's conduct, no matter how long one has lead a morally bad life.

  There can only be a single leader in any enterprise.

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7.

The leopard cannot change its spots.

  A person's character, especially bad nature, will always remain the same.

  Knowledge must be gained gradually and not all at once.

  There are many to share the joys in good times but none to share the sorrow in bad times.

  The powerful decide what is correct.

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