Yanggen maolek hao, maolek-ña yo';
yanggen tailaye hao, tailaye-ña yo'.
(If you are good, I am better;
if you are bad, I am worse.)
The saying is meant both as a comfort and a warning.
It basically means : If you are good to me, I will outdo you in returning the favor. But if you cross me, you won't know what hit you.
Suffice it to say, I have seen this philosophy lived out concretely before my very eyes.