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• Turn backwards so that you may see forward well.

• One who works on barren land gets a poor harvest, one who works in fertile land gets plenty.

• When you speak with authority, make sure you follow through with actions.

• When there are flies galore there will be plenty of kaloama.

• The honour and dignity of the village rests on the palms of your hands

• Don't count the chickens yet in case the eggs are rotten

• It's good to be wise, but not to be smart.

• Put clothes on your words.

• If I am not a good parent, then how can the children be good?

• value kindness because people admonish disregard for others

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