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A bold attempt is half of success.
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It takes two blows to make a battle.
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Prosperity gets followers, but adversity distinguishes them.
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Without danger we cannot get beyond danger.
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There is no better looking-glass than an old friend.
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Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
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The other side of the road always looks cleanest.
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Two things a man should never get angry at: What he can help and what he cannot.
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If a man deceive me once, shame on him. But if he deceive me twice, shame on me.
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First impressions are the most lasting.
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Discretion is the better part of valor.
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Flattery will get you nowhere.
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A crowd is not company.
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Reputation is commonly measured by the acre.
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To err is human, to forgive divine.
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Mischief comes by the pound and goes away by the ounce.
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Strike while the iron is hot.
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He that trusts a thief is a fool.
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He goes far that never turns.
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Follow pleasure and pleasure will flee; flee pleasure and pleasure will follow thee.
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A great fortune, in the hands of a fool, is a great misfortune.
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The devil lies brooding in the miser's chest.
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Chains of gold are stronger than chains of iron.
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A little body does often harbor a great soul.
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Too far east is west.
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All complain for want of memory, but none for want of judgement.
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One of these days is none of these days.
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Once a captain always a captain.
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Likeness causes liking.
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Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst and cold.
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Tell the truth and shame the devil.
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A king's face should show grace.
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Sorrow remembered sweetens present joy.
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Examine well the counsel that favours your desire.
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Be just before you're generous.
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Proverbs are the children of experience.
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It is pride, not nature, that craves much.
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Years know more than books.
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However far a man goes, he must start from his own door.
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A little wind kindles, much puts out the fire.
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Old sins have long shadows.
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Virtue which parleys is near surrender.
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