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A man of little learning deems that little a great deal; a frog, never having seen the ocean, considers its well a great sea.
A swan is out of place among crows, a lion among bulls, a horse among asses, and a wise man among fools.
He who is full of faith and modesty, who shrinks from sin, and is full of learning, who is diligent, unremiss, and full of understanding?he, being replete with these seven things, is esteemed a wise man.
Suffering is the necessary consequence of sin, just as when you eat a sour fruit a stomach complaint ensues.
The fish dwell in the depths of the waters, and the eagles in the sides of heaven; the one, though high, may be reached with the arrow, and the other, though deep, with the hook; but the heart of man at a foot?s distance cannot be known.*
The worth of a horse is known by its speed, the value of oxen by their carrying power, the worth of a cow by its milk-giving capacity, and that of a wise man by his speech.
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