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


Fln gb tr, tara ni l gb.
Falana, look to your own affairs; one's attention should be focused first on one's own affairs.
(People should keep their noses out of others' affairs.) [50]

Fr b ju in gb l.
The monkey's showing off is limited to the confines of the forest.
(One may be esteemed in one's locality and be quite unknown in another.)


50. Falana is a proper name that has come to be associated with uninvited intrusion into other people's affairs.  [Back to text]