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1.) Proverbs expressing a general attitude towards life and the laws that govern life. * There is no earthly joy that is not watered with tears.

2.) Ethical proverbs recommending certain virtues and condemning certain vices. * No debt reamins unpaid.

3.) Proverbs expressing a system of values. * A lazy man is like a foul-smelling meat.

4.) Proverbs expressing general truths and observations about life and human nature. * A good thing is never too late.

5.) Humorous Proverbs. * The love of an old man is like a snail that crawls.

6.) Miscellaneous Proverbs. * The sleeping boatman does not know the streams he passed.