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Hope is a good breakfast, but a poor supper.
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Wishes don't wash dishes.
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Speak kind words and you will hear kind answers.
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Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy.
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Confidence of success is almost success.
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Put your money where your mouth is.
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Less advice and more hands.
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Folks spend their health to acquire wealth and later spend their wealth to regain their health.
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Happiness is a form of courage.
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To carry care to bed is to sleep with a pack on your back.
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Anyone can start a rumor, but none can stop one.
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Without justice, courage is weak.
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The best things in life are free.
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We judge others by their acts, but ourselves by our intentions.
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Above all nations is humanity.
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If you take a wife from hell, she will bring you back.
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Wise fear begets care.
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He overtakes at last who tires not.
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Good sailors are tried in a storm.
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Beauty is a very fine thing, but you can't live on it.
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He that loves wine wants no woes.
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The value of prosperity is known by adversity.
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Blushing is a sign of grace.
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That fish will soon be caught that nibbles at every bait.
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A nightingale cannot sing in a cage.
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False friends are worse than open enemies.
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You cannot drive a windmill with a pair of bellows.
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Truth may be blamed but never shamed.
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Age and marriage tame man and beast.
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Business goes where it is invited and stays where it is well treated.
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It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
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Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge.
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It is the trapped animal that makes the most noise.
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He who laughs at others' woes finds few friends and many foes.
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Getting what you go after is called success, but liking it while you are getting it is called
happiness.
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Ability is the poor man's wealth.
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Religion is the best armor in the world, but the worst cloak.
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Bad actions lead to worse reactions.
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Faith is the vision of the heart.
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A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself to keep his friends in countenance.
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A mother's heart is child's schoolroom.
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