Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about.
Great affection is often the cause of violent animosity. The quarrels of men often arise from too great a familiarity.
When many work together for a goal, Great things may be accomplished. It is said a lion cub was killed By a single colony of ants.
By depending on the great, The small may rise high. See: the little plant ascending the tall tree Has climbed to the top.