About The Book Reflections on life, sage advice, and eye-opening observations expressed in common Latino sayings and proverbs from the individual cultures of Mexico, Central America, and South America. He who speaks sows, and he who listens harvests. Don't be like the shadow: a constant companion, yet not a comrade. A good beginning is half the work done. Envy shoots at others and wounds herself. The new pleases and the old satisfies. Rare is the person who can weigh the faults of another without putting his thumb on the scales.