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One has only to die to be praised.
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Greatness alone is not enough, or the cow would outrun the hare.
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The oldest trees often bear the sweetest fruit.
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Whoever cares to learn will always find a teacher.
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Saving is a greater art than gaining.
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Wit is better than cunning.
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What one does not have in the head, one must have in the legs.
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Be silent, or say something better than silence.
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Spur not a willing horse.
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First weigh, then venture.
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Honesty lasts longest.
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One beats the bush, and another catches the bird.
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Diligence is the parent of fortune.
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Better free in a foreign land than a serf at home.
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He who is of no use to himself is of no use to anyone else.
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Salt and bread make the cheeks red.
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Right is with the strongest.
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He who follows the crowd has many companions.
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No one can do nothing and no one can do everything.
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Sweet song has betrayed many.
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The cow licks no strange calf.
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Hasten at leisure.
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On whom God bestows an office, he provides brains to fill it.
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It is a bad hen that lays in neighbor's houses.
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Black cows give white milk.
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The morning hour has gold in its mouth.
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Love knows hidden paths.
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What is said is said, and no sponge can wipe it out.
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He who depends on the people hangs from a tree.
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The farmer is master on his land.
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What comes from the heart, goes to the heart.
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Great men may jest with saints.
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Old pigs have hard snouts.
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Fair words don't fatten the cabbage.
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Better badly mounted than proud on foot.
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He who cannot pay with his purse must pay with his hide.
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Where there's money, there is the devil; but where there's none, he is twice.
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All are not thieves whom the dog barks at.
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Even the best hack stumbles once.
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Judges should have two ears, both alike.
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