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If you cannot speak good of someone or something, then it is better not to speak.
I will help you if you will help me. If you do me a favour I'll do one for you in return.
The idea here is that we usually think something is true when we see it with our own eyes. We have to see something before we can accept its real value, or that it exists at all.
Give everyone an equal portion.
This saying emphasizes the value of saying nothing.
The idea here is that if you don't disagree, you automatically agree. Keeping quiet is the same as giving permission.
When people need help they usually need it immediately. If you delay in helping, it is like not helping at all.
Something that is easy and quick to learn is easy to forget.
Speaking is good but saying nothing is better. Discretion can be worth more than even eloquent words.
A physical attack may injure me but a verbal attack cannot injure me.
Some rivers have rough surfaces with waves. That's usually because the water is shallow and there are rocks near the surface. But deep rivers have no rocks near the surface and the water is smooth and still. "Still waters run deep" means that people who are calm and tranquil on the outside, often have a strong, "deep" personality.
Seize the opportunity! When we have the chance to do something, we should do it immediately. Otherwise it will be too late.