From TRD, a Mongolian maxim :
“While your father is alive make as many friends as you can, while your horse is alive, see as many lands as you can.”
I get the second at least. But so many sayings are now attributed to Mongolia. One I actually heard there more than once over many years, and sounds right to me:
“If you are afraid, don’t do it.
“If you do it, don’t be afraid.”