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The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
 

The shaft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagle's own plumes. We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction.
 

The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
[Conceit]
 

The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
 

There once was a Bald Man who sat down after work on a hot summer's day. A Fly came up and kept buzzing about his bald pate, and stinging him from time to time. The Man aimed a blow at his little enemy, but - whack - his palm come on his own head instead; again the Fly tormented him, but this time the Man was wiser and said: YOU WILL ONLY INJURE YOURSELF IF YOU TAKE NOTICE OF DISPICABLE ENEMIES.
 

Thinking to get at once all the gold the goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to find - nothing.
 

Though this may be play to you, Tis death to us.
[Death]
 

Union gives strength.
 

United we stand, divided we fall.
 

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
 

We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.
 

We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.
 

We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.
[Success]
 

What a splendid head, yet no brain.
 

While I see many hoof marks going in, I see none coming out. It is easier to get into the enemy's toils than out again.
 


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