If you want a thing done, go. If not, send. The shortest answer is doing.
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As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.
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A stumble may prevent a fall.
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A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
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The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune.
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Be not deceived with the first appearance of things, for show is not substance.
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Use soft words and hard arguments.
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A poor beauty finds more lovers than husbands.
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A good beginning makes a good end.
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A blind man will not thank you for a looking-glass.
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Cheat me in the price, but not in the goods.
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Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old.
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Better a snotty child than his nose wiped off.
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While the doctors consult, the patient dies.
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Death is a shadow that always follows the body.
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Death always comes too early or too late.
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Speak not of my debts unless you mean to pay them.
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The difference is wide that sheets will not decide.
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He that seeks trouble never misses.
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Never step over one duty to perform another.
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A burnt child dreads the fire.
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The first faults are theirs that commit them, the second theirs that permit them.
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A small family is soon provided for.
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Don't dig your grave with your knife and fork.
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Fools build houses, and wise men buy them.
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He is a fool that kisseth the maid when he may kiss the mistress.
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You may poke a man's fire after you've known him for seven years.
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Friends are like fiddle strings, they must not be screwed too tight.
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The best throw of the dice is to throw them away.
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Education begins a gentleman, conversation completes him.
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Take heed you do not find what you do not seek.
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Gray hairs are death's blossoms.
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If you want to be happy for a year, plant a garden; If you want to be happy for life, plant a tree.
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We are usually the best men when in the worst health.
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A hero is a man who is afraid to run away.
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Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.
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The calmest husbands make the stormiest wives.
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An idle brain is the devil's workshop.
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'Tis money that begets money.
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Many a true word is spoken in jest.
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Sometimes you must be cruel to be kind.
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A young man idle, an old man needy.
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Learning makes a man fit company for himself as well as for others.
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He that plants trees loves others besides himself.
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The mob has many heads but no brains.
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He that would the daughter win must with the mother first begin.
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Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me.
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Foul water will quench fire.
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Love your neighbor, yet pull not down your hedge.
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The ship that will not obey the helm will have to obey the rocks.
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Who is so deaf or so blind as he that willfully will neither hear nor see?
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Some men go through a forest and see no firewood.
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You must not expect old heads upon young shoulders.
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No barber shaves so close but another finds his work.
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Don't halt before you are lame.
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Poverty is not a shame, but the being ashamed of it is.
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Ask God for what man can give, and you may get it.
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A full cup must be carried steadily.
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A proverb is the child of experience.
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When the sword of rebellion is drawn, the sheath should be thrown away.
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Still waters run deep.
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Six hours for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool.
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To talk without thinking is to shoot without aiming.
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There is but an hour a day between a good housewife and a bad one.
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Time is the soul of business.
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It is an equal failing to trust everybody, and to trust nobody.
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It takes all sorts to make a world.
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Sell not virtue to purchase wealth.
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Sorrow for a husband is like a pain in the elbow, sharp and short.
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Where there's a will, there's a way.
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Two wrongs do not make a right.
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