The proverb states that we should "Treat the Earth well."
In the words of the Chinese proverb: A journey of 1000 miles starts with a single step.
There is an old African proverb which says "The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago."
The grains of the bamboo are available for food, and the Chinese have a proverb that it produces seed more abundantly in years when the rice crop fails, which means, probably, that in times of dearth the natives look more after such a source of food.
In 105, Caepio suffered a crushing defeat from the Cimbri at Arausio (Orange) on the Rhone, which was looked upon as a punishment for his sacrilege; hence the proverb Aurum Tolosanum habet, of an act involving disastrous consequences.