1486 Proverbs with French origins

"They say" is a fool.;
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'Tis a good farthing that saves a penny.;
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'Tis a good horse that has no fault.;
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'Tis a long day a day without bread.;
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'Tis a silly sheep that makes the wolf her confessor.;
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'Tis everywhere the same as here.;
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'Tis possible if true.;
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'Tis sweet at certain times to drop the sage.;
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'Tis the last straw that breaks the camel's back.;
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'Twixt the cup and the lip there's many a slip.;
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'Twixt the word and the deed there's a long step.;
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A bad compromise is better than a good lawsuit.;
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A bad workman never finds a good tool.;
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A beggar is never out of his road.;
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A bellyful is a bellyful.;
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A bellyfull of gluttony will never study willingly.;
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A big nose never spoiled a handsome face.;
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A blind hen can sometimes find her corn.;
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A brain is worth little without a tongue.;
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A cake and a bad custom ought to be broken.;
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A cake eaten in peace, is worth two in trouble.;
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A churl knows not the work of spurs (i.e., honour).;
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A churl never liked a gentleman.;
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A civil denial is better than a rude grant.;
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A civil question deserves a civil answer.;
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A clear conscience is a good pillow.;
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A clown enriched knows neither relation nor friend.;
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A colt is good for nothing if it does not break its halter.;
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A colt you may break, but an old horse you never can.;
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A courtier should be without feeling and without honour.;
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A covetous woman deserves a swindling gallant.;
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A cow does not know what her tail is worth until she has lost it.;
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A cow from afar gives plenty of milk.;
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A coward often deals a mortal blow to the brave.;
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A coward's fear may make a coward valiant.;
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A crooked log makes a good fire.;
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A crooked stick will have a crooked shadow.;
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A dead man has neither relations nor friends.;
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A dead mouse feels no cold.;
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A deaf husband and a blind wife are always a happy couple.;
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A dealer in onions is a good judge of scallions.;
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A dog may look at a bishop.;
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A door must either be open or shut.;
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A drowning man clings to a blade of grass.;
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A drowning man will catch at a straw.;
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A drowning man will clutch at a straw.;
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A fair promise binds a fool.;
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A father is a banker provided by nature.;
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A fault denied is twice committed.;
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A fault once denied, is twice committed.;
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A favour ill placed is great waste.;
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A fence between makes love more keen.;
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A fine cage won't feed the bird.;
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A fine girl and a tattered gown always find something to hook the them.;
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A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a man of wit, and a pebble in the hand of a fool.;
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A fool is always beginning.;
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A fool's head never whitens.;
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A fool's heart dances on his lips.;
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A fool's speech is a bubble of air.;
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A fool's tongue is long enough to cut his own throat.;
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A fool's voice is known by a multitude of words.;
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A foolish judge passes brief sentence.;
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A foolish woman is known by her finery.;
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A friend is known in time of need.;
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A friend to my table and wine, is no good neighbour.;
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A friend's meat is soon ready.;
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A full belly counsels well.;
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A full belly sets a man jigging.;
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A galled horse does not care to be curried.;
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A galled horse will not endure the comb.;
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A gaunt brute bites sore.;
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A gentlemen of Beauce who stays in bed till his breeches are mended.;
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A giant among the pigmies.;
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A gilt bridle for an old mule.;
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A girl unemployed is thinking of mischief.;
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A glaring sunny morning, a woman that talks Latin, and a child reared on wine, never come to a good end.;
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A good advice is as good as an eye in the hand.;
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A good beast heats with eating.;
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A good bone does not always come to a good dog.;
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A good cause needs help.;
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A good dog hunts by instinct.;
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A good dog never barks at fault.;
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A good dog never gets a good bone.;
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A good driver turns in a small space.;
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A good example is the best sermon.;
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A good fox does not eat his neighbour's fowls.;
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A good gaper makes two gapers.;
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A good hater,a good lover.;
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A good head does not want for hats.;
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A good man is a man of goods.;
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A good meal ought to begin with hunger.;
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A good name is better than a girdle of gold.;
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A good repast ought to begin with hunger.;
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A good swimmer is not safe against drowning.;
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A good swordsman is never quarrelsome.;
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A good tale is none the worse for being twice told.;
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A good thing can be twice, nay, even thrice spoken.;
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A great estate is not gotten in a few hours.;
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A great fortune in the hands of a fool is a great misfortune.;
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A great talker is a great liar.;
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A guest and a fish after three days are poison.;
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A handful of good life is better than seven barrels of learning.;
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A handsome shoe often pinches the feet.;
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A hawk's marriage: the hen is the better bird.;
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A healthy man is a successful man.;
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A honeyed tongue with a heart of gall.;
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A hook's well lost to catch a salmon.;
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A house ready made and a wife to make.;
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A hundred years a banner, a hundred years a barrow. [Signifying the changeful fortunes of great feudal families.];
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A hundred years is not much, but never is a long while.;
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A hundred years of fretting will not pay a halfpenny of debt.;
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A hungry clown is half mad.;
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A hungry dog is not afraid of a cudgelling.;
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A hungry dog will eat dirty pudding.;
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A hungry horse maketh a clean manger.;
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A jackfish does more than a letter of recommendation.;
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A kick from a mare never hurt a horse.;
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A lame man won't walk with one who is lamer.;
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A landmark is very well placed between the fields of two brothers.;
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A litigious man, a liar.;
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A little absence does much good.;
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A little dinner, long expected and cold, is by no means given, but dearly sold.;
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A little gall spoils a great deal of honey.;
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A little help does a great deal.;
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A little leaven leavens a great mass.;
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A little man fells a great oak.;
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A little man sometimes casts a long shadow.;
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A little pack serves a little pedlar.;
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A little rain stills a great wind.;
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A little sheep always seems young.;
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A little spark shines in the dark.;
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A little thing often helps.;
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A lord of straw devours a vassal of steel.;
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A mad dog cannot live long.;
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A man assailed is half overcome.;
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A man at five may be a fool at fifteen.;
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A man at sixteen will prove a child at sixty.;
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A man is valued according to his own estimate of himself.;
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A man know's no more to any purpose than he practises.;
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A man may bear till his back breaks.;
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A man may cause his own dog to bite him.;
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A man may threaten yet be afraid.;
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A man of straw is worth a woman of gold.;
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A man takes his own wherever he finds it.;
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A man travels as far in a day as a snail in a hundred years.;
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A man well mounted is always proud.;
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A man who has but one eye must take good care of it.;
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A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client.;
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A man who wants bread is ready for anything.;
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A man who wants to drown his dog says he is mad.;
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A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure.;
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A mansion pulled down is half built up again.;
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A merry life forgets father and mother.;
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A miserly father makes a prodigal man.;
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A mistake is no reckoning.;
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A Montgomery division: all on one side, nothing on the other.;
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A muffled cat never caught a mouse.;
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A noble prince or king never has a coin to bless himself.;
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A peg for every hole.;
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A person is unlucky who falls on his back and breaks his nose.;
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A pig's life, short and sweet.;
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A pleasant companion on a journey is as good as a postchaise.;
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A restive morsel needs a spur of wine.;
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A rich man is never ugly in the eyes of a girl.;
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A Rowland for an Oliver.;
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A sack is best tied before it is full.;
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A short mass and a long dinner.;
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A short sword for a brave man.;
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A silver hammer breaks an iron door.;
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A sin concealed is half pardoned (meaning when care is taken to conceal the scandal).;
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A sow is always dreaming of bran.;
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A sow prefers bran to roses.;
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A spaniel, a wife, and a walnut tree, The more you beat 'em the better they be.;
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A spark may raise An awful blaze.;
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A sparrow in hand is worth a pheasant that flieth by.;
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A sparrow in hand is worth more than a vulture flying.;
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A sparrow in the hand is better than a crane on the wing.;
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A sparrow in the hand is better than a pigeon on the wing.;
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A stick is a peacemaker.;
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A stingy man is always poor.;
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A stitch in time saves nine.;
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A Sunday's child never dies of the plague.;
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A table friend is changeable.;
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A thing too much seen is little prized.;
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A thorn comes into the world point foremost.;
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A vicious dog must be tied short.;
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A wicked dog must be tied short.;
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A wicked man's gift hath a touch of his master.;
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A wise man may learn of a fool.;
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A woman and a melon are hard to choose.;
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A woman and a ship ever want mending.;
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A woman conceals only what she does not know.;
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A woman laughs when she can, and weeps when she pleases.;
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A woman who accepts, sells herself; a woman who gives, surrenders.;
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A woman who looks much in the glass spins but little.;
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A woman's tongue is her sword, and she does not let it rust.;
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A word once out flies everywhere.;
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A young angel, an old devil.;
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According to the arm be the bleeding.;
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Adversity makes a man wise.;
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Adversity makes strange bedfellows.;
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Advisers are not the payers.;
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After a feast a man scratches his head.;
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After a storm comes a calm.;
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After me the deluge.;
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After mischance every one is wise.;
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After one loss come many.;
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After rain fine weather.;
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After the act wishing is in vain.;
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After the daughter is married, then come sons-in-law in plenty.;
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All cats are alike grey at night.;
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All cats are not to be set down for witches.;
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All heads are not sense-boxes.;
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All his geese are swans.;
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All is luck or ill luck in this world.;
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All is not lost that is delayed.;
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All is well that ends well.;
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All state, and nothing on the plate.;
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All the treasures of earth cannot bring back one lost moment.;
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All truths are not good to be uttered.;
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Always in love, never married.;
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Always say no, and you will never be married.;
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Always talk big and you will never be forgotten.;
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An apothecary ought not to be long a cuckold.;
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An apple a day keeps the doctor away.;
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An apple, an egg, and a nut, You may eat after a slut.;
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An army marches on its stomach.;
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An art requires a whole man.;
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An ass does not stumble twice over the same stone.;
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An easy shepherd makes the wolf void wool.;
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An eel escapes from a good fisherman.;
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An enemy does not sleep.;
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An enemy may chance to give good counsel.;
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An old ape never made a pretty grimace.;
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An old oven is easier to heat than a new one.;
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An old rat is a brave rat.;
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An ounce of favour goes further, or is worth more, than a pound of justice.;
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An ounce of luck is worth a pound of wisdom.;
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Anger is a bad counsellor.;
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Anoint a villain and he will prick you, prick a villain and he will anoint you.;
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Another's misfortune is only a dream.;
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Any water puts out fire.;
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Appetite comes with eating.;
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April showers bring forth May flowers.;
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Are there not spots on the sun?;
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Arrange your cloak as the wind blows.;
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As soon dies the calf as the cow.;
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As the man is worth his land is worth.;
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As the wind so the sail.;
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Ask my comrade, who is as great a liar as myself.;
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Ask no questions and hear no lies.;
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Asses must not be tied up with horses.;
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At a bridge, a plank, a river, the servant foremost, the master behind.;
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At a little fountain one drinks at one's ease.;
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At borrowing cousin german, at repaying son of a whore.;
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At Rome do as Rome does.;
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At Shrove-tide every one had need of his frying-pan.;
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At the king's court every one for himself.;
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At the wars as they do at the wars.;
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Avarice bursts the bag.;
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Avarice increases with wealth.;
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Avarice is never satisfied.;
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Bad news has wings.;
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Bad ware is never cheap.;
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Bad watch often feeds the wolf.;
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Be a horse ever so well shod, he may slip.;
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Be truly what thou wouldst be thought to be.;
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Beauty, unaccompanied by virtue, is as a flower without perfume.;
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Bees do not become hornets.;
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Bees that have honey in their mouths have stings in their tails.;
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Bees touch no fading flowers.;
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Believe that, and drink some water (to wash it down.);
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Belles are not for the beaux.;
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Bells call to church but do not enter.;
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Better a good dinner than a fine coat.;
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Better a slip of the foot than of the tongue.;
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Better be a coward than foolhardy.;
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Better be an old man's darling than a young man's slave.;
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Better be mad with all the world than wise alone.;
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Better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion.;
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Better lose the wool than the sheep.;
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Better to be envied than pitied.;
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Better to have a friend on the road than gold or silver in your purse.;
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Better to stumble once than be always tottering.;
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Better to wear out than rust out.;
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Better walk before a hen than behind an ox.;
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Between promising and giving a man should marry his daughter.;
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Between the hand and the mouth the soup is often spilt.;
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Beware of a reconciled enemy.;
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Borrows must not be choosers.;
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But for all that the honest man has not got his purse.;
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But may not truth in laughing guise be dressed?;
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By beating love decays.;
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By biting and scratching cats and dogs come together.;
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By candle-light a goat looks like a lady.;
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By dint of going wrong all will come right.;
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By telling our woes we often assuage them.;
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By working in the smithy one becomes a smith.;
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By writing we learn to write.;
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Cabbage for cabbage.;
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Caesar's wife must be above suspicion.;
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Cherries are bitter to the glutted blackbird.;
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Children and fools are prophets.;
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Children and fools have merry lives.;
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Children are what they are made.;
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Christmas has been talked of so long that it has come at last.;
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Civility costs nothing.;
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Communities begin by building their kitchen.;
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Company in distress makes trouble less.;
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Comparison is not proof.;
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Contrivance is better than force.;
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Could a man foresee events he would never be poor.;
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Counted sheep are eaten by the wolf.;
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Courage is often caused by fear.;
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Courtesy that is all on one side cannot last long.;
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Courting and wooing brings dallying and doing.;
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Dearness gluts.;
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Death takes the poor man's cow and the rich man's child.;
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Desperate ills require desperate remedies.;
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Desperate maladies require desperate remedies.;
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Diamond cut diamond.;
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Do not abstain from sowing for fear of the pigeons.;
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Do not lend your money to a great man.;
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Do not make two devils of one.;
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Do not strip before bedtime.;
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Do you want better bread than wheaten?;
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Do you wish people to think well of you? Don't speak.;
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Don't find fault with what you don't understand.;
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Don't make an oven of your cap or a garden of your belly.;
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Don't rely on the label of the bag.;
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Don't rock the boat.;
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Don't run too far, you will have to return the same distance.;
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Don't show your teeth if you can't bite.;
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Don't shut the barn door after the horse is stolen.;
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Don't snap your fingers at the dogs before you are out of the village.;
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Don't speak to the man at the helm.;
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Don't talk Latin before the Franciscans.;
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Don't teach fishes to swim.;
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Don't teach your grandmother to suck eggs.;
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Dread the anger of the dove.;
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Dreams are lies.;
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Dreams go by contraries.;
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Dress makes the man.;
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Dress slowly when you are in a hurry.;
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Dressed like a windmill.;
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Drop by drop fills the tub.;
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Drop by drop the lake is drained.;
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Easy to say is hard to do.;
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Eat bread at pleasure, drink wine by measure.;
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Eggs are put to hatch on a chance.;
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Elbow-grease is a great preventative of disease.;
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Empty casks make the most noise.;
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Empty rooms make giddy housewives.;
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Empty sacks will never stand upright.;
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Envy goes beyond avarice.;
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Every art requires the whole person.;
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Every dog is valiant in his own kennel.;
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Every elm has its man.;
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Every fool likes his bauble.;
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Every hooked beak is maintained by prey.;
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Every man has his value.;
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Every man to his taste.;
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Every one bears his cross.;
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Every one feels his own burden heavy.;
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Every one has a fool in his sleeve.;
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Every one his own, is but fair.;
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Every one preaches for his own saint.;
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Every one says: My right is good.;
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Every one should sweep before his own door.;
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Every one takes his flogging in his own way.;
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Every one takes his pleasure where he finds it.;
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Every path has its puddle;
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Every potter vaunts his own pot.;
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Every to-morrow brings its bread.;
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Everybody is wise after the thing has happened.;
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Everybody must live.;
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Everyone thinks his own burden heavy.;
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Everything does not fall that totters.;
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Everything goes by favour and cousinship.;
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Everything goes to him who does not want it.;
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Everything in time comes to him who knows how to wait.;
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Everything may be bought except day and night.;
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Everything passes, everything breaks, everything wearies. [Fr., Tout passe, tout casse, tout lasse.];
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Examine what is said, not him who speaks;
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Example is the greatest of all seducers.;
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Fair is he that comes, but fairer he that brings.;
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Fair things are soon snatched away.;
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Fair without, foul within.;
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Fair, good, rich, and wise, is a woman four stories high.;
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Farewell baskets, the vintage is ended.;
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Fashion is a tyrant from which there is no deliverance; all must conform to its whimsical.;
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Fat broth cannot be made of nothing.;
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Fat pastures make fat venison.;
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Fear is a great inventor.;
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Fear less, hope more,
eat less, chew more,
whine less, breathe more,
talk less, say more,
hate less, love more,
and all good things will be yours;
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Feather by feather the goose can be plucked.;
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Fie upon a cloak in fair weather!;
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Fine and fine make but a slender doublet.;
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Fine birds are commonly plucked.;
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Fine dressing is a foul house, swept before the windows.;
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Fine feathers make find birds.;
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Flies are easier caught with honey than with vinegar.;
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Flies will not light on a boiling pot.;
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Follow the river and you will reach the sea.;
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Fools go in throngs.;
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For a stubborn ass a hard goad.;
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For a stubborn ass a stubborn driver.;
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For one pleasure a thousand pains.;
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For overbuying there's no help but selling again.;
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For sake of the knight the lady kisses the squire.;
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For the last-comer the bones.;
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For wolf's flesh dog sauce.;
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Fortune can take from us only what she has given us.;
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Fortune is a woman; if you neglect her to-day, expect not to regain her to-morrow.;
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Foul linen should be washed at home.;
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Fouls invent fashions and wise men follow them.;
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Foxes come at last to the furrier's.;
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Frae saving comes having.;
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From bishop to turn miller.;
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From confessors, doctors, and lawyers, do not conceal the truth of your case.;
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From short pleasure long repentance.;
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From to-morrow till to-morrow time goes a long journey.;
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Gentleness does more than violence.;
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Get out of that place and let me take it.;
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Give him a foot and he'll take four.;
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Give me the rhubarb and you may take the senna.;
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Give out that you have many friends, and believe that you have but few.;
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Glutton: one who digs his grave with his teeth.;
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Gluttony has killed more than the sword.;
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God alone understands fools.;
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God and man think him a fool who brags of his of his own great wisdom.;
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God gives the cold according to the cloth.;
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God helps three sorts of people: fools, children and drunkards.;
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God is on the side of the strongest battalions.;
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God knows who is a good pilgrim.;
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God made hands before knives.;
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God puts a good root in the little pig's way.;
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God save me from those I trust in.;
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God save you from a man who has but one business.;
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God saves the moon from the wolves.;
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God visits us, but most of the time we are not at home.;
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God's work is soon done.;
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Golden bishop, wooden crosier; wooden bishop, golden crosier.;
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Good advice is as good as an eye in the hand.;
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Good bargains are ruinous.;
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Good blood will never lie.;
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Good comes to better, and better to bad.;
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Good land should not be quitted for a bad landlord.;
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Good morrow spectacles, farewell lasses.;
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Good nature without prudence is foolishness.;
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Good repute is better than a golden belt.;
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Good watching drives away ill-luck.;
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Good wine makes the horse go.;
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Good wine needs no sign.;
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Good wine needs no vine.;
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Gratitude is the heart's memory.;
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Gratitude is the least of virtues, but ingratitude the worst of vices.;
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Gray and green make the worst medley.;
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Grease a churl's boots and he'll say you are burning them.;
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Great boaster, little doer.;
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Great boasters, little doers.;
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Great disputing repels truth.;
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Great scholars are not the shrewdest men.;
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Great talkers are not great doers.;
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Great talkers, little doers.;
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Great thieves always have their sleeves full of gags.;
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Great wits meet.;
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Greater qualities are needed to bear good fortune than bad.;
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Half figs, half raisins.;
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Half the truth is often a whole lie.;
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Handsomely asked, handsomely refused.;
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Hang a thief when he's young, and he'll not steal when he's old.;
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Happy is the man who has a handsome wife close to an abbey.;
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Happy the child whose father goes to the devil.;
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Hares are not caught by the sound of the drum.;
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Hasten leisurely.;
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Hatred watches while friendship sleeps.;
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He asks advice in vain who will not follow it.;
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He beat the bushes and another caught the birds.;
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He cannot be a friend to any one who is his own enemy.;
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He carries fire and water.;
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He carries fire in one hand, water in the other.;
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He does a good day's work who rids himself of a fool.;
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He does not guard himself well who is not always on his guard.;
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He expects that larks will fall ready roasted into his mouth.;
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He falls on his back and breaks his nose.;
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He fishes on who catches one.;
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He flays enough who holds the foot.;
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He forgot nothing except to say farewell.;
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He gains enough who loses sorrow.;
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He goes safely who has nothing.;
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He had need rise early who would please everybody.;
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He has a good pledge of the cat who has her skin.;
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He has eaten his corn in the blade.;
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He has enough to do who holds the handle of a frying-pan.;
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He has enough who is content.;
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He has great need of a fool who makes himself one.;
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He has not done who is beginning.;
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He has nothing who has not enough.;
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He has put all his eggs into one basket.;
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He is a fool who makes a mallet of his fist.;
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He is a fool who makes his physician his heir.;
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He is a great fool who forgets himself.;
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He is a horse with four white feet (i.e., he is unlucky).;
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He is a thief indeed who robs a thief.;
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He is a very bad manager of honey who leaves nothing to lick off his fingers.;
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He is called clever who cheats and plunders his friend.;
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He is like a cat, he always falls on his feet.;
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He is like a silver pin, Fair without, but foul within.;
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He is like a singed cat, better than he looks.;
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He is like the gardener's dog, who don't eat cabbage and will let no one else eat them.;
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He is not escaped who drags his chain.;
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He is not so much of a devil as he is black.;
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He is past preaching to who does not care to do well.;
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He is rich enough who owes nothing.;
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He is rich that is satisfied.;
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He is rich who is satisfied.;
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He is the devil's valet, he does more that he is ordered.;
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He is the more obstinate for being advised.;
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He is the wisest man who does not think himself so.;
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He knows enough who knows how to live and keep his own counsel.;
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He lies like a toothdrawer.;
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He looks for his ass and sits on its back.;
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He looks one way and rows another.;
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He may lie boldly who comes from afar.;
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He may swim boldly who is held up by the chin.;
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He needs say nothing about the score who pays nothing.;
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He never did a good day's work who went grumblingly about it.;
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He never was a friend who has ceased to be one.;
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He pays dear for honey who licks it off thorns.;
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He pays for the glasses who breaks them.;
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He plays well that wins.;
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He pulls at a long rope who desires another's death.;
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He puts his sickle into another man's harvest.;
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He ruins himself in promises, and clears himself by giving nothing.;
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He sins as much who holds the bag as he who puts into it.;
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He sleeps securely who has nothing to lose.;
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He slumbers enough who does nothing.;
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He sups ill who eats up all at dinner.;
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He that corrects not youth, controls not age.;
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He that does not ask will never get a bargain;
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He that does not ask will never get a bargain.;
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He that has not money in his purse should have honey in his mouth.;
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He that hath a wife is sure of strife.;
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He that hides can find.;
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He that holds the handle of a frying-pan runs the risk of burning himself.;
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He that hunts two hares will catch neither.;
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He that is ashamed to eat is ashamed to live.;
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He that is of a merry heart hasth a continual feast;
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He that is thrown would still wrestle.;
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He that is too much in haste, may stumble on a good road.;
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He that is too secure is not safe.;
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He that laughs on Friday may cry on Sunday.;
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He that leaves certainty and sticks to chance, When fools pipe he may dance.;
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He that lets his fish escape, may cast his net often yet never catch it again.;
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He that spends more than he is worth spins a rope for his own neck.;
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He that stays in the valley will not get over the hill.;
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He that stumbles and falls not, mends his pace.;
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He that takes too great a leap falls into the ditch.;
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He that telleth his wife news is but lately married.;
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He that that hath a head of wax must not approach the fire.;
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He that ventures not fails not.;
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He that walks too hastily, often stumbles in plain way.;
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He that would eat the kernel must crack the nut.;
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He that would go to sea for pleasure would go to hell for a pastime.;
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He that would hang his dog, gives out first, that he is mad.;
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He that would keep his house clean must not let priest or pigeon into it.;
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He was born on a Sunday, he likes work ready done.;
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He was born with a caul.;
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He was slain that had warning, not he that took it.;
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He wears the mourning of his washerwoman.;
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He who begins and does not finish loses his labour.;
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He who bestirs himself sucks up, he who lies still dries up.;
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He who can give has many a good neighbour.;
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He who can lick can bite.;
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He who cannot speak well of his trade does not understand it.;
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He who caresses thee more than the occasion justifies, has either deceived thee or intends it.;
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He who carries nothing loses nothing.;
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He who carries one burden will soon carry a hundred.;
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He who chooses takes the worst.;
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He who comes from afar may lie without fear of contradiction as he is sure to be listened to with the utmost attention.;
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He who dispraises a thing, wants to buy it.;
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He who does not bait his hook fishes in vain.;
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He who does not gain loses.;
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He who does not tire, tires adversity.;
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He who does nothing does ill.;
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He who eats of the king's goose will void a feather forty years after.;
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He who fears to suffer, suffers from fear.;
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He who gets out of debt enriches himself.;
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He who goes abroad by day has no need of a lantern.;
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He who goes everywhere gains everywhere.;
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He who goes to collect wool may come back shorn.;
    Go to proverb
He who grasps too much holds not firmly.;
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He who has a companion has a master.;
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He who has daughters is always a shepherd.;
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He who has drunk will drink.;
    Go to proverb
He who has his purse full preaches to the poor man.;
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He who has money has capers.;
    Go to proverb
He who has not health has nothing.;
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He who has nothing fears nothing.;
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He who hold the thread holds the ball.;
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He who holds his tongue does not commit himself.;
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He who holds the handle of the frying-pan turns it as he pleases.;
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He who is anxious for the death of another has a long rope to pull.;
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He who is at sea does not direct the winds.;
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He who is born to be hanged shall never be drowned.;
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He who judges between two friends loses one of them.;
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He who listens at doors hears more than he desires.;
    Go to proverb
He who lives long knows what pain is.;
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He who looks not before finds himself behind.;
    Go to proverb
He who loses his temper is in the wrong.;
    Go to proverb
He who loses sins.;
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He who marries for love has good nights and bad days.;
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He who never budges from Paris will never be pope.;
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He who passes a winter's day passes one of his mortal enemies.;
    Go to proverb
He who pays is fairly entitled to speak his mind.;
    Go to proverb
He who pays the piper calls the tune.;
    Go to proverb
He who pays well is well served.;
    Go to proverb
He who quits his place loses it.;
    Go to proverb
He who recovers but the tail of his cow does not lose all.;
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He who rides on the giant's shoulders sees further than he who carries him.;
    Go to proverb
He who rides the mule shoes her.;
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He who sees leather cut asks for a thong.;
    Go to proverb
He who sows thistles reaps thorns.;
    Go to proverb
He who sows virtue reaps fame.;
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He who stops at every stone never gets to his journey's end.;
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He who takes a wife takes a master.;
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He who threatens is afraid.;
    Go to proverb
He who torments others does not sleep well.;
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He who trusts a woman and leads an ass will never be free from plague.;
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He who turns aside avoids danger.;
    Go to proverb
He who waits for a dead man's shoes is in danger of going barefoot.;
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He who waits for another man's trencher often dines in imagination (or with Duke Humphrey).;
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He who wants to be rich in a year is hanged at six months' end.;
    Go to proverb
He who wants to travel far takes care of his beast.;
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He who wishes to live at Rome must not quarrel with the pope.;
    Go to proverb
He who wishes to make a golden door drives a nail into it every day.;
    Go to proverb
He will not lose his oats for want of braying.;
    Go to proverb
He will not lost the parings of his nails.;
    Go to proverb
He'll laugh well that laughs longest.;
    Go to proverb
He'll swear through an inch board.;
    Go to proverb
He's a fool that's fond.;
    Go to proverb
He, who kennels with wolves, must howl.;
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He, who more than he is worth doth spend, E'en makes a rope, his life to end.;
    Go to proverb
Help thyself and heaven will help thee.;
    Go to proverb
Help you to salt, help you to sorrow.;
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His horse's head is too big, it cannot get out of the stable.;
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His like Jean de Nivelle's dog, that runs away when he is called.;
    Go to proverb
Honest poverty is thinly sown.;
    Go to proverb
Honey is not for asses.;
    Go to proverb
Honour blossoms on the grave.;
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Horse, don't die yet, grass is coming.;
    Go to proverb
Horses for courses.;
    Go to proverb
Horses run after benefices and asses get them.;
    Go to proverb
Hot sup, hot swallow.;
    Go to proverb
Hunger looks in at the industrious man's door but dares not enter.;
    Go to proverb
I know by my own pot how the others boil.;
    Go to proverb
I know on which side my bread is buttered.;
    Go to proverb
I never saw a silent rich man.;
    Go to proverb
I never saw an oft-removed tree, Nor yet an oft-removed family, That throve so well as one that settled be.;
    Go to proverb
I sing the song of the person whose bread I eat.;
    Go to proverb
If a man would learn to pray let him go often to sea.;
    Go to proverb
If it can lick, it can bite.;
    Go to proverb
If it only depends on swearing, the cow is ours.;
    Go to proverb
If the sky were to fall we should catch plenty of larks.;
    Go to proverb
If the weather is fine, put on you cloak; if it rains, do as you please.;
    Go to proverb
If we pay for the music we will join in the dance.;
    Go to proverb
If wishes were true, shepherds would be kings.;
    Go to proverb
If wishes would bide, beggars would ride.;
    Go to proverb
If you cannot say it, point to it with your finger.;
    Go to proverb
If you have a sore eye wipe it with your elbow.;
    Go to proverb
If you would understand men, study women.;
    Go to proverb
If you wrestle with a collier you will get a blotch.;
    Go to proverb
If you're born to be hanged then you'll never be drowned.;
    Go to proverb
If your head is made of butter, don't be a baker.;
    Go to proverb
If youth but had the knowledge and old age the strength.;
    Go to proverb
If youth knew! if age could!;
    Go to proverb
Ignorance is bliss;
    Go to proverb
Ill-luck is good for something.;
    Go to proverb
In borrowing an angel, in repaying a devil.;
    Go to proverb
In calm water every ship has a good captain.;
    Go to proverb
In hawks, hounds, arms, and love, for one pleasure a thousand pains.;
    Go to proverb
In marriage cheat who can.;
    Go to proverb
In the end it will be known who ate the bacon.;
    Go to proverb
In the end things will mend.;
    Go to proverb
In the fiddler's house every one is a dancer.;
    Go to proverb
In the forehead and the eye The lecture of the mind doth lie.;
    Go to proverb
In the kingdom of the blind men, those who are blessed with one eye are kings.;
    Go to proverb
In the tail lies the venom.;
    Go to proverb
In too much disputing truth is lost.;
    Go to proverb
In youth, one has tears without grief; in age, grief without tears.;
    Go to proverb
Incense intoxicates and every one wishes for it.;
    Go to proverb
Indecision is the key to flexibility.;
    Go to proverb
Ingratitude is the mother of every vice.;
    Go to proverb
Iron may be rubbed so long that it gets heated.;
    Go to proverb
It is a good horse that never stumbles.;
    Go to proverb
It is a sorry house in which the cock is silent and the hen crows.;
    Go to proverb
It is a stupid goose that listens to the fox preach.;
    Go to proverb
It is all one whether you are bit a dog or a bitch.;
    Go to proverb
It is always well to keep hold of your horse's bridle.;
    Go to proverb
It is at home, not in public, that one washes his dirty linen.;
    Go to proverb
It is better to be the first on one's race than the last (meanest).;
    Go to proverb
It is better to be the hammer than the anvil.;
    Go to proverb
It is better to bend than break.;
    Go to proverb
It is better to have to do with God than with his saints.;
    Go to proverb
It is better to leave the child's nose dirty than wring it off.;
    Go to proverb
It is easier to abstain than to restrain.;
    Go to proverb
It is easier to get away from the back than the bottom.;
    Go to proverb
It is folly to gape against an oven.;
    Go to proverb
It is good to beat a proud man when he is alone.;
    Go to proverb
It is good to have friends in all parts.;
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It is in vain for a man to rise early who has the repute of lying in bed all the morning.;
    Go to proverb
It is in vain to lean the ox to the water if he is not thirsty.;
    Go to proverb
It is just that the priest should live by the altar.;
    Go to proverb
It is loving too much to die of love.;
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It is madness for a sheep to talk of peace with a wolf.;
    Go to proverb
It is merry in hall when beards wag all.;
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It is not enough to have cabbage, one must have something to grease it.;
    Go to proverb
It is not enough to run; one must start in time.;
    Go to proverb
It is not the big oxen that do the best day's work.;
    Go to proverb
It is not the burden but the over-burden that kills the beast.;
    Go to proverb
It is not the greatest beauties that inspire the most profound passion.;
    Go to proverb
It is nothing at all, only a woman drowning.;
    Go to proverb
It is only at the tree loaded with fruit that people throw stones.;
    Go to proverb
It is only good bargains that ruin.;
    Go to proverb
It is only idle people who can find time for everything.;
    Go to proverb
It is only the bashful that lose.;
    Go to proverb
It is only the first bottle that is dear.;
    Go to proverb
It is pleasant enough going afoot when you lead your horse by the bridle.;
    Go to proverb
It is the master-wheel that makes the mill go round.;
    Go to proverb
It is the old cow's notion that she never was a calf.;
    Go to proverb
It is the pace that kills.;
    Go to proverb
It is the sauce that makes the fish edible.;
    Go to proverb
It is the tone that makes the music.;
    Go to proverb
It is too late for the bird to scream when it is caught.;
    Go to proverb
It is well to fly low on account of the branches.;
    Go to proverb
It is well to leave off playing when the game is at its best.;
    Go to proverb
It will not do to keep holidays before they come.;
    Go to proverb
It will not out of the flesh that is bred in the bone.;
    Go to proverb
It won't do to trifle with fire.;
    Go to proverb
It would be a very big book that contained all the maybes uttered in a day.;
    Go to proverb
Jealousy is nourished by doubt.;
    Go to proverb
Jest not with the eye, or religion.;
    Go to proverb
John has been to school to learn to be a fool.;
    Go to proverb
Justifying a fault doubles it.;
    Go to proverb
Keep a stiff upper lip.;
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Kindred without friends, friends without power, power without will, will without effect, effect without profit, profit without virtue, is not worth a rush.;
    Go to proverb
Kings have long hands.;
    Go to proverb
Laws have wax noses.;
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Lawyers' houses are built of fools' heads.;
    Go to proverb
Lawyers' houses are built on the heads of fools.;
    Go to proverb
Laziness is often mistaken for patience.;
    Go to proverb
Learning is there for every man.;
    Go to proverb
Leave the minster where it is.;
    Go to proverb
Leave well alone.;
    Go to proverb
Let every one mind his own business, and the cows will be well tended.;
    Go to proverb
Let him who feels he has a dirty nose wipe it.;
    Go to proverb
Let him who is cold blow the fire.;
    Go to proverb
Let not your shirt know your way of thinking.;
    Go to proverb
Liars need good memories.;
    Go to proverb
Life is half spent before one knows what life is.;
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Light burdens borne far become heavy.;
    Go to proverb
Light is bad for sore eyes.;
    Go to proverb
Like box-makers, more noise than work.;
    Go to proverb
Like breeds like.;
    Go to proverb
Like saint like incense.;
    Go to proverb
Link by link the coat of mail is made.;
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Lion-skins were never had cheap.;
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Little brooks make great rivers.;
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Little by little the bird builds its nest.;
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Little pitchers have long ears.;
    Go to proverb
Little presents maintain friendship.;
    Go to proverb
Loaves put awry into the oven come out crooked.;
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Long absence changes friends.;
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Long on hair, short on brains.;
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Long talk makes short days.;
    Go to proverb
Love Bertrand love his dog.;
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Love does much, money everything.;
    Go to proverb
Love does wonders, but money makes marriage.;
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Love expels jealousy.;
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Love makes time pass away, and time makes love pass away.;
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Love makes time pass; time makes love pass.;
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Love subdues everything except the recreant's heart.;
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Love teaches asses to dance.;
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Love teaches even asses to dance.;
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Love, a cough, and smoke will not remain secret.;
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Love, a cough, smoke, and money, cannot long be hid.;
    Go to proverb
Many a one is good because he can do no mischief.;
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Many a one suffers for what he can't help.;
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Many are esteemed, only because they are not known.;
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Marriages are written in heaven.;
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Married to-day, married to-morrow.;
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Mastiff never liked greyhound.;
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Maturity consists of no longer being taken in by oneself.;
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May and December never agree.;
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May chickens come cheeping.;
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Men are rare.;
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Men's ignorance makes the pot boil for priests.;
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Men's skins have many colors, but human blood is always red.;
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Mention not a rope in the house of one whose father was hanged.;
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Might knows no right.;
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Might overcomes right.;
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Misfortune comes on horseback and goes away on foot.;
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Misfortune upon misfortune is not wholesome.;
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Misfortunes are, in morals, what bitters are in medicine: each is at first disagreeable; but as the bitters act as corroborants to the stomach, so adversity chastens and ameliorates the disposition.;
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Money advances meacocks.;
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Money borrowed is soon sorrowed.;
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Money burns many.;
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Money is a good servant but a had master.;
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Money is lost only for want of money.;
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Money is round, it must roll.;
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Money makes dogs dance.;
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Money makes money.;
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Money makes the mare to go.;
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Mother's love is ever in its spring.;
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Much kindred, much trouble.;
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Much memory and little judgment.;
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Much worship, much cost.;
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Much would have more, and lost all.;
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Much would have more.;
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Muddy springs will have muddy streams.;
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Naught must disturb a man of worth at dinner.;
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Naught venture, naught have.;
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Near is my kirkle, but nearer is my smock.;
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Never challenge a fool to do wrong.;
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Never choose your women or linen by candlelight.;
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Never cross a bridge till you come to it.;
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Never did capon love a hen.;
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Never limp before the lame.;
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Never look for a worm in the apple of your eye.;
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Never put your finger between the tree and the bark.;
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Never say, Fountain, I will not drink of thy water.;
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Never sell the bearskin till you have killed the bear.;
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Never send a boy to do a man's job.;
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Never share a foxhole with anyone braver than you are.;
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New lords, new laws.;
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Night has no friend.;
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Night is the mother of councils.;
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Nine tailors make a man.;
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Nip sin in the bud.;
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Nip the briar in the bud.;
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No day so long but has its evening.;
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No dish pleases all palates alike.;
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No feast like a miser's.;
    Go to proverb
No fine clothes can hide the clown.;
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No fire without smoke.;
    Go to proverb
No fishing like fishing in the sea.;
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No jesting with edged tools.;
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No living man all things can.;
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No lock avails against a hatchet.;
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No lock will hold against the power of gold.;
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No longer pipe, no longer dance.;
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No man is a hero in the eyes of his valet.;
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No man is a prophet in his own country.;
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No man is an island, but some of us are long peninsulas.;
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No man understands knavery better than the abbot who has been a monk.;
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No one is expected to achieve the impossible.;
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No one is so generous as he who has nothing to give.;
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No one is so liberal as he who has nothing to give.;
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No one will get a bargain he does not ask for.;
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No one with a good catch of fish goes home by the back alley.;
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No purchase like a gift.;
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No sauce like appetite.;
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No wind can do him good who steers for no port.;
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Nobility imposes obligations.;
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Nobility is nothing but ancient riches, and money is the world's idol.;
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None so busy as those who do nothing.;
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Not every dog that barks bites.;
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Not every one that dances is glad.;
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Not every sort of wood is fit to make an arrow.;
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Nothing grows old sooner than a kindness.;
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Nothing happens for nothing.;
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Nothing is done while something remains undone.;
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Nothing is easy to the unwilling.;
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Nothing is had for nothing.;
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Nothing is impossible to a willing mind.;
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Nothing is more contagious than a bad example.;
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Nothing is more easily blotted out than a good turn.;
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Nothing is more like an honest man than a rogue.;
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Nothing is more ridiculous or troublesome than mere ceremony.;
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Nothing is so burdensome as a secret.;
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Nothing is so burthensome as a secret.;
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Nothing is so liberally given as advice.;
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Nothing so bold as a miller's shirt (because it takes a thief by the throat every morning).;
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Nothing so good as forbidden fruit.;
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Nothing stake, nothing draw.;
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Nothing to be got without pains but poverty.;
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Nothing venture, nothing gain.;
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Of little cloth but a short cloak.;
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Of two lookers on one is sure to become a player.;
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Old friends and new reckonings.;
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Old love and old brands kindle at all seasons.;
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One "take this" is worth more than two "you shall have.";
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One always knocks oneself in the sore place.;
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One always returns to one's first love.;
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One bad general is better than two good ones.;
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One barber shears another.;
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One blind man leads another into the ditch.;
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One can't hinder the wind from blowing.;
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One can't make head or tail of it.;
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One candle for St. Michael, and another for his devil.;
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One cannot be and have been.;
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One cannot be at the oven and the mill at the same time.;
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One cannot be in two places at once.;
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One cannot please everybody and one's father.;
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One cannot ring the bells and walk in the procession.;
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One catches more flies with a spoonful of honey than with twenty casks of vinegar.;
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One day is as good as two for him who does everything in its place.;
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One deceit brings on another.;
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One does not always hit what one aims at.;
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One flower will not make a garland.;
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One fool always finds a greater fool to admire him.;
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One foot is better then two stilts.;
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One for sorrow; two for mirth; three for a wedding; four for a birth.;
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One for the mouse, one for the crow, one to rot, one to grow.;
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One grows used to love and to fire.;
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One half the world knows not how the other half lives.;
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One half the world laughs at the other.;
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One has always strength enough to bear the misfortunes of one's friends.;
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One hour's sleep before midnight is better than three after it.;
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One is never so rich as when one removes (from one house to another).;
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One is never soiled but by filth.;
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One knows not for whom he gathers.;
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One learns by failing.;
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One man, no man.;
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One may as well be well beaten as badly beaten.;
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One may better steal a horse than another look over the hedge.;
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One may go a long way after one is tired.;
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One may steal nothing save a lawyer's purse.;
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One may tire of eating tarts.;
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One meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid it.;
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One might as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb.;
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One must be either anvil or hammer.;
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One must howl with the wolves.;
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One must lose a minnow to catch a salmon.;
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One must needs like what one cannot hinder.;
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One must pass through the door or the window.;
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One must step back to make the better leap.;
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One must talk soothingly to the dog until one has passed him.;
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One never gets more than one's money's worth of anything.;
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One never goes so far as when one don't know whither one is going.;
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One often has need of a lesser than oneself.;
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One scabby sheep is enough to spoil the whole flock.;
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One should be just as careful in choosing one's pleasures as in avoiding calamities;
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One should choose a wife with the ears, rather than with the eyes.;
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Only he who does nothing makes a mistake.;
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Other times, other manners.;
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Out of yes and no comes all dispute.;
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Out with the old, in with the new.;
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Paper bears anything.;
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Paris was not built in a day.;
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Parsley seed goes nine times to the Devil.;
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Patience is the virtue of asses.;
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People count the faults of those who keep them waiting.;
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People count up the faults of those who keep them waiting.;
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People lend only to the rich.;
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People make the bells say what they please.;
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People take more pains to be damned than to be saved.;
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People who have bread to eat do not appreciate the severity of a famine.;
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Pick and choose, and take the worst.;
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Pills must be swallowed without chewing.;
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Pity is akin to love.;
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Policy goes beyond strength.;
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Popularity is the small change of glory.;
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Possession is as good as a title.;
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Possession is nine points of the law.;
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Possession is nine tenths of the law.;
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Possession is the grave of pleasure.;
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Poverty is a sort of leprosy.;
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Poverty is not a vice.;
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Pray, pray very much; but beware of telling God what you want.;
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Precious ointments are put in small boxes.;
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Princes keep good reckoning, they never lose anything.;
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Princes use men as the husbandman uses bees.;
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Princes will not be served on conditions.;
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Pulling the devil by the tail does not lead far young or old.;
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Punctuality is the politeness of princes.;
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Punctuality is the sole of business.;
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Punctuality is the soul of business.;
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Put the belfry in the middle of the village.;
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Quarrels do not last long if the wrong is only on one side.;
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Rage avails less than courage.;
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Rather a single grape for me than a brace of figs for thee.;
    Go to proverb
Rats desert a sinking ship.;
    Go to proverb
Ready money works great cures;
    Go to proverb
Ready money works great cures.;
    Go to proverb
Really to stop criticism one must die.;
    Go to proverb
Reason not with the great, 'tis a perilous gate.;
    Go to proverb
Reasonable people can differ.;
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Reasonings banish reason.;
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Rebukes ought not to have a grain more of salt than of sugar.;
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Reckless youth makes rueful age.;
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Religious contention is the devil's harvest.;
    Go to proverb
Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something.;
    Go to proverb
Repentance costs very dear.;
    Go to proverb
Repute hangs a man.;
    Go to proverb
Rich garments weep on unworthy shoulders.;
    Go to proverb
Riches run after the rich, and poverty runs after the poor.;
    Go to proverb
Riches serve a wise man, but command a fool.;
    Go to proverb
Rust wastes more than use.;
    Go to proverb
Sadness and gladness succeed each other.;
    Go to proverb
Saint cannot if God will not.;
    Go to proverb
Saving is getting.;
    Go to proverb
Saying well causes a laugh; doing well produces silence.;
    Go to proverb
Scratch people where they itch.;
    Go to proverb
See a pin and let it lie, you'll want a pin before you die.;
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See a pin and pick it up, all the day you'll have good luck; see a pin and let it lie, bad luck you'll have all day.;
    Go to proverb
Serve as a serf or fly like a deer.;
    Go to proverb
Set your sail according to the wind.;
    Go to proverb
Set your sail to the wind.;
    Go to proverb
Setting out well is a quarter of the journey.;
    Go to proverb
Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow;
    Go to proverb
Shoemakers are always the worst shod.;
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Since the wine is drawn it must be drunk.;
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Six things have no business in the world: a fighting priest, a coward knight, a covetous judge, a stinking barber, a soft-hearted mother, and an itchy baker.;
    Go to proverb
Skeptics are never deceived.;
    Go to proverb
Slander! slander! some of it always sticks.;
    Go to proverb
Slanderers are the devil's bellows, to blow up contention.;
    Go to proverb
Smoke, floods, and a troublesome wife, are enough to drive a man out of his life.;
    Go to proverb
Snarling curs never want sore ears.;
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Snivelling folks always want to wipe other folks' noses.;
    Go to proverb
Soft words don't scotch the tongue.;
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Soft words scald not the tongue.;
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Some have bread who have no teeth left.;
    Go to proverb
Some have fine eyes and can't see a jot.;
    Go to proverb
Some sell and don't deliver.;
    Go to proverb
Some think they have done when they are only beginning.;
    Go to proverb
Some thinking to avenge their shame increase it.;
    Go to proverb
Some who mean only to warm, burn themselves.;
    Go to proverb
Something is better than nothing.;
    Go to proverb
Soon enough if well enough.;
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Soon gained soon squandered.;
    Go to proverb
Spare to speak and spare to speed.;
    Go to proverb
Spare well and have to spend.;
    Go to proverb
Spit not in the well, you may have to drink its water.;
    Go to proverb
Stolen bread stirs the appetite.;
    Go to proverb
Stolen fruit is sweet.;
    Go to proverb
Stolen waters are sweet.;
    Go to proverb
Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof.;
    Go to proverb
Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.;
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Suspicion is the poison of friendship.;
    Go to proverb
Sussex won't be druv.;
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Swim on and don't trust.;
    Go to proverb
Take a woman's first advice and not her second.;
    Go to proverb
Take an ox by his horn, a man by his word.;
    Go to proverb
Take away fuel, take away flame.;
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Take away my good name, take away my life.;
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Take down a rogue from the gallows and he will hang you up.;
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Take heed of an enemy reconciled.;
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Take heed of an ox before. an ass behind, and a monk on all sides.;
    Go to proverb
Talk of the wolf and you see his tail.;
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That brings water to the mill.;
    Go to proverb
That day is lost on which one has not laughed.;
    Go to proverb
That often happens in a day which does not happen in a hundred years.;
    Go to proverb
The abbey does not fail for want on one monk.;
    Go to proverb
The arguments of the strongest have always the most weight.;
    Go to proverb
The ass that is common property is always the worst saddled.;
    Go to proverb
The bagpipe never utters a work till its belly is full.;
    Go to proverb
The balance in doing its office knows neither gold nor lead.;
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The beadle of the parish is always of the vicar's opinion.;
    Go to proverb
The beast dead, the venom is dead.;
    Go to proverb
The beaten pay the fine.;
    Go to proverb
The belly overrules the head.;
    Go to proverb
The belly robs the back.;
    Go to proverb
The benefice must be taken with its liabilities.;
    Go to proverb
The best company must part, as King Dagobert said to his hounds.;
    Go to proverb
The best driver will sometimes upset.;
    Go to proverb
The best thing about a man is his dog.;
    Go to proverb
The best wine has its lees.;
    Go to proverb
The best you get is an even break.;
    Go to proverb
The best-laid schemes of mice and men gang aft agley.;
    Go to proverb
The big fish eat the little ones.;
    Go to proverb
The bird ought not to soil its own nest.;
    Go to proverb
The biter is often bit.;
    Go to proverb
The blade wears out the sheath.;
    Go to proverb
The bleating of the lamb merely arouses the tiger.;
    Go to proverb
The bud becomes a rose and the rose a hip.;
    Go to proverb
The busiest men have the most leisure.;
    Go to proverb
The candle that goes before, is better than that which comes after.;
    Go to proverb
The cask always smells of the herring.;
    Go to proverb
The churl knows not the worth of spurs.;
    Go to proverb
The coalheaver is master at home.;
    Go to proverb
The cobbler always wears the worst shoes.;
    Go to proverb
The corn falls out of a shaken sheaf.;
    Go to proverb
The days follow each other and are not alike.;
    Go to proverb
The dead are soon forgotten.;
    Go to proverb
The devil is not always at a poor man's door.;
    Go to proverb
The devil leads him by the nose who the dice too often throws.;
    Go to proverb
The devil may die without my inheriting his horns.;
    Go to proverb
The devil often lurks behind the cross.;
    Go to proverb
The devil rebukes sin.;
    Go to proverb
The devil was handsome when he was young.;
    Go to proverb
The devil was sick, the Devil a saint would be; the Devil was well, the devil a saint was he.;
    Go to proverb
The devil was so fond of his children that he plucked out their eyes.;
    Go to proverb
The devil's meal turns half to bran.;
    Go to proverb
The doctor is often more to be feared than the disease.;
    Go to proverb
The dog gets into the mill under cover of the ass.;
    Go to proverb
The dog may be wonderful prose, but only the cat is poetry.;
    Go to proverb
The eagle does not hunt flies.;
    Go to proverb
The ear is the road to the heart.;
    Go to proverb
The early bird catches the early worm.;
    Go to proverb
The early bird catches the worm.;
    Go to proverb
The early bird catcheth the worm.;
    Go to proverb
The early man never borrows from the late man.;
    Go to proverb
The early riser is healthy, cheerful and industrious.;
    Go to proverb
The Emperor of Germany is the king of kings, the King of Spain king of men, the King of France king of asses, the King of England king of devils.;
    Go to proverb
The false friend is like the shadow of a sun-dial.;
    Go to proverb
The fault is great in proportion to him who commits it.;
    Go to proverb
The first comer grinds first.;
    Go to proverb
The first step binds one to the second.;
    Go to proverb
The first step is all the difficulty.;
    Go to proverb
The flawed pot lasts longest.;
    Go to proverb
The fool cuts himself with his own knife.;
    Go to proverb
The fool hunts for misfortune.;
    Go to proverb
The fool who is silent passes for wise.;
    Go to proverb
The fox says of the mulberries when he cannot get at them; they are not good at all.;
    Go to proverb
The fox that sleeps in the morning has not his tongue feathered.;
    Go to proverb
The fox thinks everybody eats poultry like himself.;
    Go to proverb
The fox thrives best when he is most cursed.;
    Go to proverb
The Fox's wiles will never enter the lion's head.;
    Go to proverb
The friendship of great men is like the shadow of a bush, soon gone.;
    Go to proverb
The gentle hawk mans herself.;
    Go to proverb
The Germans carry their wit in their fingers.;
    Go to proverb
The goslings would lead the geese out to grass.;
    Go to proverb
The gown does not make the monk.;
    Go to proverb
The gown is hers that wears it; and the world is his who enjoys it.;
    Go to proverb
The greater love is a mother's; then comes a dog's; then a sweetheart's;
    Go to proverb
The greatest burdens are not the gainfullest.;
    Go to proverb
The greatest cunning is to have none at all.;
    Go to proverb
The greatest evidence of demoralization is the respect paid to wealth.;
    Go to proverb
The greatest hate springs from the greatest love.;
    Go to proverb
The greatest king must at last go to bed with a shovel.;
    Go to proverb
The handsomest woman can only give what she has.;
    Go to proverb
The have always returns to her form.;
    Go to proverb
The heart leads whither it goes.;
    Go to proverb
The hen ought not to cackle in presence of the cock.;
    Go to proverb
The hen's eyes are with her chickens.;
    Go to proverb
The horse that draws most is most whipped.;
    Go to proverb
The hunchback does not see his own hump, but he sees his brother's.;
    Go to proverb
The ill year comes in swimming.;
    Go to proverb
The interested friend is a swallow on the roof. (Prepared to leave at the approach of winter.);
    Go to proverb
The Italians cry, the Germans bawl, and the French sing.;
    Go to proverb
The kettle smuts the frying-pan.;
    Go to proverb
The last come is the best liked.;
    Go to proverb
The last comers are often the masters.;
    Go to proverb
The last drop makes the cup run over.;
    Go to proverb
The last drop maketh the cup run over.;
    Go to proverb
The law says what the king pleases.;
    Go to proverb
The lawyer's pouch is a mouth of hell.;
    Go to proverb
The leaves fall before the tree dies.;
    Go to proverb
The less one thinks, the more one speaks.;
    Go to proverb
The list is worse than the cloth.;
    Go to proverb
The listener makes the backbiter.;
    Go to proverb
The little alms are the good alms.;
    Go to proverb
The man has neither sense nor reason who leaves a young wife at home.;
    Go to proverb
The maxims of men disclose their hearts.;
    Go to proverb
The meaning is best known to the speaker.;
    Go to proverb
The merchant that loses cannot laugh.;
    Go to proverb
The merchant who gains not, loseth.;
    Go to proverb
The miser and the pig are of no use till dead.;
    Go to proverb
The money paid, the workman's arm is broken.;
    Go to proverb
The monk that begs for God's sake begs for two.;
    Go to proverb
The more a man exposes his nakedness the colder he is.;
    Go to proverb
The more fools, the more laughter.;
    Go to proverb
The more haste the worse speed.;
    Go to proverb
The more you stir it the more it stinks.;
    Go to proverb
The more you stir it the worse it stinks.;
    Go to proverb
The most covered fire is always the most glowing.;
    Go to proverb
The most cunning are the first caught.;
    Go to proverb
The most friendly fortune trips up your heels.;
    Go to proverb
The most lasting monuments are doubtless paper-monuments.;
    Go to proverb
The mountaineer's ass carries wine and drinks water.;
    Go to proverb
The mouse has but one hole is soon caught.;
    Go to proverb
The mule long keeps a kick in reserve for its master.;
    Go to proverb
The nearer the minster the later to mass.;
    Go to proverb
The niggard spends as much as he who is liberal, and in the end more.;
    Go to proverb
The night brings counsel.;
    Go to proverb
The nimblest footman is a false tale.;
    Go to proverb
The noise is so great one cannot hear God thunder.;
    Go to proverb
The old monkey gets the apple.;
    Go to proverb
The one-eyed are kings in the land of the blind.;
    Go to proverb
The only victory over love is flight.;
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The only way to keep a secret is to say nothing.;
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The pitcher goes often to the well and gets broken at last.;
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The reputation of a man is like his shadow; it sometimes follows and sometimes precedes him, it is sometimes longer and sometimes shorter than his natural size.;
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The reverse side also has a reverse side;
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The rich man has more relations than he knows.;
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The richest man carries nothing away with him but a shroud.;
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The saint who works no cures has few pilgrims to his shrine.;
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The saint's-day over, farewell the saint.;
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The sea has an enormous thirst and an insatiable appetite.;
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The sea refuses no river.;
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The seagull sees farthest who flies highest.;
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The second blow makes the fray.;
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The secret of two is God's secret, the secret of three is everybody's secret.;
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The sheep on the mountain is higher than the bull on the plain.;
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The sheep that is too tame is sucked by too many lambs.;
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The shovel scouts the poker.;
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The silence of the people is a warning for the king.;
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The skin is nearer than the shirt.;
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The stable wears out a horse more than the road.;
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The stronger the seam the worse the rent.;
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The sun shines for all the world.;
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The tail is the hardest to scourge.;
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The threatener sometimes gets a beating.;
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The tongue wounds more than a lance.;
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The town that parleys is half surrendered.;
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The two make a pair.;
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The weakest must hold the candle.;
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The will is taken for the deed.;
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The wine given to your workmen is that for which you get the best paid.;
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The wine is not known by the hoops.;
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The wit one wants spoils what one has.;
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The wolf is not as big as people make him.;
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The wolf will die in his skin.;
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The word of honour of a gentleman--another pledge would be better.;
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The worst clothed go to windward.;
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The worst jests are those that are true.;
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The worst wheel always creaks most.;
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Their dogs don't hunt in couples.;
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Their harms, our arms.;
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There are fagots and fagots (all are not alike).;
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There are good dogs of all sizes.;
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There are more foolish buyers than foolish sellers.;
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There are more old drunkards than old doctors.;
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There are no children now-a-days.;
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There are no foolish trades, there are only foolish people.;
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There are toys for all ages.;
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There are two great pleasures in gambling: winning and losing.;
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There is a pinch of the madman in every great man.;
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There is no bush so small but casts its shadow.;
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There is no chapel so small but has its saint.;
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There is no flavour in a swallowed morsel.;
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There is no flying without wings;
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There is no flying without wings.;
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There is no hunting but with old hounds.;
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There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience;
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There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.;
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There is no place like home.;
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There is no pot so bad but finds it cover.;
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There is no pride like that of a beggar grown rich.;
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There is no spite like that of a proud beggar.;
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There is no such thing as a pretty good omelet.;
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There is no such thing as an insignificant enemy.;
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There is no worse water than still water.;
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There is no worse water than that which sleeps.;
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There is nothing hidden between Heaven and Eart;
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There is nothing so well done but may be mended.;
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There is one who kisses, and the other who offers a cheek.;
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There never was a banquet so sumptuous but some one dined ill at it.;
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There never was a looking-glass that told a woman she was ugly.;
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There's neither rhyme nor reason.;
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There's no guarding against the privy thief.;
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There's no need to grease the fat pig's rump.;
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There's no showing the wolf to a bad dog.;
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There's not enough if there's not too much.;
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There's nothing like being bespattered for making a man defy the gutter.;
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There's nothing like having the key of the fields.;
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There's virtue in a man's face (i.e., presence carries weight).;
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They will be hushed by a good deed who laugh at a wise speech.;
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Think much, say little, write less.;
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Though the fool waits, the day does not.;
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Thrift is better than an annuity.;
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Thrive by honesty or remain poor.;
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Tired folks are quarrelsome.;
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To a bold man fortune holds out her hand.;
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To a good cat a good rat.;
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To a rogue a rogue and a half.;
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To be willing is to be able.;
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To believe a thing impossible is to make it so.;
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To compare is not to prove.;
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To do like the monkey, get the chesnuts out of the fire with the cat's paw.;
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To do, one must be doing.;
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To eat and drink, and sleep together, is marriage, methinks.;
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To every bird its nest seems fair.;
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To every lord every honour.;
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To every saint his candle.;
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To get the chicks one must coax the hen.;
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To give tardily is to refuse.;
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To go as fast as a friar that is invited to dinner.;
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To grow rich one has only to turn his back on God.;
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To know a man well one must have eaten a bushel of salt with him.;
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To know all is to forgive all.;
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To leave a place is to die a little.;
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To love and to be wise are two different things.;
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To love is to choose.;
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To make a happy couple, the husband must be deaf and the wife blind.;
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To one who has a pie in the oven you may give a bit of your cake.;
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To rise at five, dine at nine, sup at five, go to bed at nine, makes a man live to ninety-nine.;
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To rise at six, eat at ten, sup at six, go to bed at ten, makes a man live years ten times ten.;
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To rob a robber is not robbing.;
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To rude words deaf ears.;
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To rule the mountains is to rule the river.;
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To scare a bird is not the way to catch it.;
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To see it rain is better than to be in it.;
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To squeeze an eel too hard is the way to lose it.;
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To the devil with so many masters, said the toad to the harrow.;
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To the jaundiced all things seem yellow.;
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To want to forget something is to remember it.;
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To wash an ass's head is but loss of time and soap. (To reprove a fool is but lost labour.);
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To whom do you offer your shells for sale? To people who come from Saint Michel (where shells abound).;
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Too keen an edge does not cut, too fine a point does not pierce.;
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Too late the bird cries out when it is caught.;
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Too late to grieve when the chance is past.;
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Too much scratching smarts, too much talking harms.;
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Too much water drowned the miller.;
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Too much zeal spoils all.;
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Too to will in two.;
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Touch not another man's money, for the most honest never added to it.;
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Tough times don't last but tough people do.;
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Trade follows the flag.;
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Trade knows neither friends or kindred.;
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Travellers from afar can lie with impunity.;
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Tread on a worm and it will turn.;
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Trickery comes back to its master.;
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Trim my beard, and I will trim your top-knot.;
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True jokes never please.;
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True nobility is invulnerable.;
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Trust not to God but upon good security.;
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Truth is the club that knocks down and kills everybody.;
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Turn your tongue seven times before speaking.;
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Two men may meet, but never two mountains.;
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Two of a kind, whate'er they be.;
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Two sparrows on the same ear of corn are not long friends.;
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Two sparrows upon one ear of corn make ill agreement.;
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Unless hell is full no lawyer will ever be saved.;
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Unstringing the bow does not cure the wound.;
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Upbraiding makes a benefit an injury.;
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Upon a slight pretext the wolf takes the sheep.;
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Upon an egg the hen lays an egg.;
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Vainglory bears no grain.;
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Vanity has no greater foe than vanity.;
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Very good corn grows in little fields.;
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Very hard times in the wood when the wolves eat each other.;
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Vessels large may venture more, But little boats must keep near shore.;
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Wait until it is night before saying that it has been a fine day.;
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Wake not a sleeping cat.;
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Walk till the blood appears on the cheek, but not the sweat on the brow;
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War is much too serious a matter to be entrusted to the military.;
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We know the worth of a thing when we have lost it.;
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We must have reasons for speech but we need none for silence.;
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We must learn to walk before we can run.;
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We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.;
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We shall see, as the blind man said.;
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Weather, wind, women, and fortune change like the moon.;
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Wedlock rides in the saddle and repentance on the crupper.;
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Well fed but ill taught.;
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Well-regulated charity begins with one's self.;
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Went in one ear and out the other.;
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Were if not for "if" and "but," we should all be rich for ever.;
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Were it a wolf it would spring at your throat.;
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Were the devil to come from hell to fight, there would forthwith be a Frenchman to accept the challenge.;
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What a monk thinks he dares to do.;
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What a neighbor gets is not lost.;
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What comes from the fife goes back to the drum.;
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What is bad for one is good for another.;
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What is enough was never little.;
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What is learned in the cradle lasts till the grave.;
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What is new is always fine.;
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What is true is not always probable.;
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What is worth receiving is worth returning.;
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What may be done at any time will be done at no time;
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What the child hears at the fireside is soon known at the parish church.;
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What the colt learns in youth his continues in old age.;
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What the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over.;
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What the gauntlet wins the gorget consumes.;
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What the heart thinks, the tongue speaks;
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What the sober man keeps in his heart, is on the tongue of the drunkard.;
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What was hard to endure is sweet to recall.;
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What you can't get is just what suits you.;
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When a cow is lost it is something to recover its tail, were it only to make a handle for one's door.;
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When a man begins to reason, he ceases to feel.;
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When a man's friend marries, all is over between them.;
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When all other sins are old avarice is still young.;
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When all sins grow old covetousness is young.;
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When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.;
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When glory comes memory departs.;
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When God sends flour the devil carries off the sack.;
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When goods increase the body decreases.;
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When Greek meets Greek, then comes the tug of war.;
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When one has not what one likes, one must like what one has.;
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When one is dead, it is for a long while.;
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When the blind man carries the banner, woe to those who follow.;
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When the cage is ready the bird is flown.;
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When the child is christened you will have godfathers enough.;
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When the devil grows old he turns himself hermit.;
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When the devil says his paternosters he means to cheat you.;
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When the dog is drowning every one brings him water.;
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When the door is low one must stoop.;
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When the Frenchman sleeps the devil rocks him.;
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When the friar's beaten, then comes James.;
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When the furze is in bloom, my love's in tune.;
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When the tree is down everybody runs to the branches.;
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When the words are said, the holy water is made.;
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When there is no wind every man is a pilot.;
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When thieves fall out the thefts are discovered.;
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When we cannot get what we love, we must love what is within our reach.;
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When you are well off keep as you are.;
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When you go to buy, use your eyes, not your ears;
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Where misfortune befals injuries follow.;
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Where the goat is tied she must browse.;
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Where the hedge is lowest men jump over.;
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Where the hostess is handsome the wine is good.;
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Where the thread is weakest it breaks.;
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Where the wasp has passed the fly sticks fast.;
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Where there is no sore there needs no plaister.;
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Where there is nothing the king loses his rights.;
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Whilst the dogs are growling at each other the wolf devours the sheep.;
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White meal is not got out of a coal-sack.;
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Who answers for another pays.;
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Who blows his nose too hard makes it bleed.;
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Who cannot work out his salvation by heart will not do it by book.;
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Who could live without hope?;
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Who does not venture gets neither horse nor mule, and who ventures too much lose horse and mule.;
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Who doubts errs not.;
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Who draws his sword against his prince must throw away his scabbard.;
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Who eats capon, capon comes to him.;
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Who goes and returns makes a journey.;
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Who has not, cannot.;
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Who hears but one bell hears but one sound.;
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Who hears music feels his solitude.;
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Who is born of a cat will run after mice. (An illusion to one of Aesop's fables.);
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Who knows nothing doubts nothing.;
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Who lends to a friend loses doubly.;
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Who lives on the score has shame evermore.;
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Who lives will see.;
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Who looks not before finds himself behind.;
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Who loves well is slow to forget.;
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Who often changes, damages.;
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Who pays soon borrows when he will.;
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Who pays the piper calls the tune.;
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Who proves too much proves nothing.;
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Who punishes one threatens a hundred.;
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Who refuses, muses.;
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Who rises late must trot all day.;
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Who serves the mass is thanked by none, but cursed if aught left undone.;
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Who serves well asks enough.;
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Who sows reaps.;
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Who sows thorns let him not walk bare-foot.;
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Who speaks, sows; who listens, reaps.;
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Who spits against heaven, it falls on his head.;
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Who spits against the wind spits in his own face.;
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Who wishes to travel far spares his steed.;
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Who wives for a dower, resigns his own power.;
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Who won't be ruled by the rudder must be ruled by the rock.;
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Whoso hath land hath war.;
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Whoso is well let him keep so.;
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Whosoever draws his sword against the prince must throw the scabbard away.;
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Why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?;
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Why buy a cow if you can get the milk for free.;
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Why buy a cow when milk is so cheap?;
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Why keep a dog and bark yourself?;
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Why kill time when one can employ it?;
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Why should the devil have all the best tunes?;
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Will is power.;
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Will laugh well who will laugh the last.;
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Wine poured out is not wine swallowed.;
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Wine will not keep in a foul vessel.;
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Wishes never filled the bag.;
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With an old husband's hide one buys a young one.;
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With enough 'ifs' we could put Paris in a bottle.;
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With the help of an If you might put Paris into a bottle.;
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Without bread and wine even love will pine.;
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Without business, debauchery.;
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Witticisms spare no one.;
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Women, money, and wine have their balm and their harm.;
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Word by word the big books are made.;
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Words are but sands; 'tis money buys lands.;
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Words are the leaves of the tree of language, of which, if some fall away, a new succession takes their place.;
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Write injuries in dust, But kindnesses in marble. [Fr., Eerivez les injures sue le sable, Mais les bienfaits sur le marbre.];
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Write injuries in the sand, kindnesses in marble.;
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You cannot get oil out of a wall.;
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You cannot make a hawk of a buzzard.;
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You cannot make an ass drink if he is not thirsty.;
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You cannot make an omelet without breaking eggs.;
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You cannot make bricks without straw.;
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You may as well give a good beating as a bad one.;
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You may know the lion by his claw.;
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You must not throw stones into your neighbor's garden.;
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You often meet your fate on the road you take to avoid it.;
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You pays your money and you takes your choice.;
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You play with edged tools.;
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Young people tell what they are doing, old people what they have done, and fools what they wish to do.;
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Youth lives on hope, old age on remembrance.;
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Youth may stray afar yet return at last.;
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Youth must be served.;
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