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


go bg, l nu gbr.
The demijohn insults the bottle, saying the latter has a long snout.
(It is silly to pick a blemish one shares as the basis for insulting others; the pot should not call the kettle black.)

gb-gb n s gb tt l.
The elderly person who acts his proper part will always be respected as an elder.
(If responsible people wish to be retain people's respect they must always act like elders.)

k e b r, egungun e b ran.
The tripe presents itself as fat; the bone presents itself as meat.
(One should not pretend to be what one is not.)

lpor m gb nn omi.
lpor does not know its peer inside water.
(One should know who one's peers are and not overstep one's bounds.)

e bo ti m, lwa pn.
Moderate your preening and strutting, beautiful woman of pn.
(Do not overreach, and do not be too full of yourself.)