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Rome wasn't built in a day.
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Too many cooks spoil the broth.
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He who lies on the ground must expect to be trodden on.
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People show their character by what they laugh at.
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If the eye does not want to see, neither light nor glasses will help.
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Who begins too much accomplishes little.
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If you have a good friend, you don't need a mirror.
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He who wants to warm himself in old age must build a fireplace in his youth.
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Speaking comes by nature, silence by understanding.
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A hedge between keeps friendship green.
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It is better to trust the eyes rather than the ears.
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Promises are like the full moon, if they are not kept at once they diminish day by day.
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It's not good to eat cherries with great men; they throw the stones and stalks into one's
face.
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Two dogs over one bone seldom agree.
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Little folks are fond of talking about what great folks do.
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If we pay for the music we will take part in the dance.
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Lawyers are bad Christians.
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Who has eaten the meat knows how it tastes.
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He who has the fortune brings home the bride.
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Old crows are hard to catch.
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Scratching and borrowing do well enough, but not for long.
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Do what you should and let the people talk.
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The sun dial counts only the bright hours.
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The chamois climbs high and yet is caught.
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Funeral sermon, lying sermon.
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To know is easier than to do.
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What the lion cannot, the fox can.
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The strong man's sport is the sickly man's death.
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What smoke is to the eyes, and vinegar is to the teeth, is truth to the ears.
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The world is like a Turkish bath: the higher one sits, the more one sweats.
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It is easier to hurt than to heal.
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Many hand soon make an end.
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Talking is easier than doing, and promising than performing.
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Truth may be suppressed, but not strangled.
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They who come from afar are prone to lie.
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When old horses get warm, they are not easily held in.
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Where everyone goes, the grass never grows.
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Devils must be driven out with devils.
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A sack full of fleas is easier to watch than a woman.
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What three know will soon be known to thirty.
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