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People who are no longer living cannot give evidence.
When we die, all our problems are solved.
In this saying, "Death" is personified as a spiritual being who may call upon us at any time - he has no appointment book. We never know when we will die.
Dying cancels everything, including anything that we owe to other people.
It may sometimes be better to avoid a dangerous situation than to confront it.
It is not be a good idea to hurt the person (or company) that pays you or takes care of you.
Don't worry about problems before they arrive.
If all your eggs are in one basket and you drop the basket, you lose everything. Don't put all your money in one bank. Don't put all your faith in one person.
This saying advises people not to upset the status quo (or try to change a comfortable, existing situation).
People who say little or nothing are more dangerous than people who speak a lot.
When people are about to die, they usually tell the truth.