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If one sheep will put his head through the gap the rest will follow.
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You cannot tell from a man's clothes how much he is making, but you must look at his wife's.
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The best horse doesn't always win the race.
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God is good but never dance in a small boat.
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It is a hard task to comfort the proud.
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Humor to a man is like a feather pillow. It is filled with what is easy to get but gives great
comfort.
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Long churning makes bad butter.
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Little by little, the bird builds her nest.
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No matter who comes off well, the peacemaker is sure to come off ill.
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Praise the young and they will flourish.
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A rolling stone gathers no moss, but it gets a great shine.
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A secret is a weapon and a friend.
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Don't tell your secret even to a fence.
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A change of work is as good as a rest.
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"What a dust we kick up," as the fly said to the cart wheel.
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Learning comes through work.
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When misfortune is greatest, relief is nearest.
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Often the hound that was made fun of killed the deer.
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Pity the man who does evil and who is poor notwithstanding.
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A good word at court is better than a coin in one's purse.
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There's little value in the single cow.
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It's the last suitor that wins the maid.
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Woe to him who remembers not the bread he eats.
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A trout in the pot is better than a salmon in the sea.
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Better good manners than good looks.
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The slow horse reaches the mill.
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Good sense comes only with age.
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It is well that misfortunes come but from time to time, and not all together.
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Beware the horns of a bull, the heel of a horse, and the smile of an Englishman.
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Reverence ceases once blood is spilt.
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No war is more bitter than the war of friends, but it does not last long.
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The wine is sweet, the paying bitter.
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A friend's eye is a good miror.
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Blessed is the man who can laugh at himself, for he will never cease to be amused.
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The tree remains, but not so the hand that put it.
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Whiskey when you're sick makes you well. Whiskey makes you sick when you're well.
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When you're not fishing be mending the nets.
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Speak to the devil and you'll hear the clatter of his hooves.
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It is hard to hunt the hare out of the bush it is not in.
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A glutton lives to eat, a wise man eats to live.
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