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A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.
...one's foes will be members of one's own household.
Man is the head of the family, woman the neck that turns the head.
If the main timbers in the house are not straight, the smaller timbers will be unsafe; and if the smaller timbers are not straight ...
One should not publicly display the ugliness of one's family.
Other people's harvests are always the best harvests, but one's own children are always the best children.
Do not pray for gold and jade and precious things; pray that your children and grandchildren may all be good.
Every family's cooking-pot has one black spot.
Even a wise judge is hard put to adjudicate family affairs.
Even ferocious tigers never eat their own.
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