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When we do or say something bad to someone, a long apology and discussion does not help. In such a case, the less we say the better.
Don't restart an old argument or conflict.
This is generally taken to imply that we should spend our time and energy on living people, not on dead people. (But see Origin below.)
It is up to you to make of your life what you want.
The idea here is that the same misfortune or bad luck will not happen again to the same person. This saying is often shortened, with the same meaning, to: "Lightning never strikes twice." (In reality, it has been proven that lightning often does strike two or more times in the same place.)
This proverb suggest that we should not interfere in other people's business. We should live our own lives and let others live their lives.
This saying advises us to think carefully before any action. Don't jump without looking where you are jumping.
We may consider dying to be a kind of returning to house and family.