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A beginning is only a beginning; there is no bad start The tree that reaches the sky began from the tiniest seed. If you want rain, do not be upset with the mud. Better a sad truth than a pleasant lie Ignorance is the night of the mind. Better to stumble with your big toe than to trip with your tongue. With shadow, there is light. A beast's spots are on the outside, a man's on the inside. Is the sharpening stone going to argue with the knife?

Recorded among the Efe Pygmies of Zaire's Ituri Forest by Jean-Pierre Hallet. If you wish to help these unique people, let the Home Forum know

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