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What ripens fast does not last long.
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Who is well seated should not budge.
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At evening the sluggard is busy.
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Our neighbor's children are always the worst.
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Everybody thinks of his copper as gold.
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Be not ashamed of your craft.
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Better to go to bed supperless than run in debt.
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Wit and beauty seldom come together.
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Water is the strongest drink; it drives mills.
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Prudence does no harm.
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Though you seat the frog on a golden stool, he'll soon jump off again into the pool.
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A penny saved is twice earned.
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One kisses the nurse for the sake of the child.
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Everybody is the architect of his own future.
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He who won't be advised, can't be helped.
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He that climbs high, falls heavily.
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After dinner stand for a while, or walk a thousand steps.
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Nothing looks more like a man of sense than a fool who holds his tongue.
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Who avoids small sins does not fall into great ones.
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The tree must be bent while it is young.
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The master's eye does more than both his hands.
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Learned fools are the greatest fools.
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The king cannot always rule as he wishes.
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Time betrays and hangs the thief.
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Quiet dogs and still water are dangerous.
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Who hunts two hares together catches neither.
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What the eyes see, the heart believes.
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Love can do much, money can do all.
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It is too late to spare when the pocket is bare.
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Who is silent, agrees.
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Who throws a stone above himself may have it fall on his own head.
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Between wrangling and disputing truth is lost.
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Everyone must pay his debt to nature.
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Experience is the best teacher.
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The devil is never so black as he is painted.
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The bites of priests and wolves are hard to heal.
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Care brings on grey hairs and age without years.
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Who honors not age is unworthy of it.
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Lying is the first step to the gallows.
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