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You can show people the way to find something or to do something, but you cannot force them to act after that.
Sometimes, when we want to create or achieve something, we must sacrifice or destroy another thing to do it.
When we die we leave everything on earth. We don't take anything with us. Even the richest people cannot take their money with them after death. This proverb reminds us that some material or worldly things are not really so valuable as we may think.
You cannot judge what something or someone is like by looking at the exterior.
If you pay someone to do a job, or you have servants to do it, it makes no sense to do the job yourself.