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Part 1: On humility, self-control, self-knowledge, self-respect, and self-restraint


Wèrè èèyàn ní ńwípé irú òun ò sí; irú ẹ̀ẹ́ pọ̀ ó ju ẹgbàágbèje lọ.
Only an imbecile asserts that there is none like him or her; his or her likes are numerous, numbering more than millions.
(No one is incomparable.)

Wọ́n ńpe gbẹ́nàgbẹ́nà ẹyẹ àkókó ńyọjú.
The call goes out for a carpenter and the woodpecker presents itself.
(One should not think too much of one's capabilities.)