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Before complaining, we should think of the context.
Don't start some work and then do it badly.
If something is not faulty or damaged, don't try to repair it.
Life just isn't fair, and this realistic Arab proverb recognizes that. The stone will always break the egg. Life's like that!
If you cannot win against someone or something, it may be easier or better to join forces with them.
An employer who pays low wages will have bad staff.
If you fool around with something that is potentially dangerous, you must expect to get harmed.
Old people have a lot of experience. If you want to have good advice or recommendations, ask an old person, not a young one.
It is no defence to say that we didn't know that something we did was illegal.
1) Don't take risks. Be careful and cautious. 2) It's best to be sure. It's best to be absolutely certain.
There is a limit to everything. We can load the camel with lots of straw, but finally it will be too much and the camel's back will break. And it is only a single straw that breaks its back - the last straw. This can be applied to many things in life. People often say "That's the last straw!" when they will not accept any more of something.
Everything in life is arranged to the advantage of men. Life is tough for women.