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


Yan kr fn mi w k jj j : t yn-n rn n n j b.
Go buy bean fritters for me so we can eat them together: that spells uncertainly about one's right to send the person concerned on an errand.
(People in authority should not be tentative in asserting their authority.)

Yy l y kr s t p ngi ob; ob t b so lr n ya abidn.
It is only a mark of respect when one calls kr a kolanut tree; any kolanut that might grow on his head would turn out to be slimy.
(People who enjoy the respect of others should not make the mistake of overestimating their importance.)