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A young man should not marry yet, an old man not at all.
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Be patient, Cossack, and you'll be a chieftain.
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No man can be a good ruler unless he has first been ruled.
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Friendship is one thing and business is another.
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Fools make feasts and wise men eat them.
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Force a fool to pray and he'll crack his forehead.
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Creditors have better memories than debtors.
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A man is judged by his deeds, not by his words.
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The fathers ate the cranberries and the children are left with the aftertaste.
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Onion treats seven ailments.
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Cry not for the hair when the head is off.
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What Johnny will not teach himself, Johnny will never know.
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A thread from everyone will make a shirt for the needy.
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A lucky man can stumble upon a treasure while an unlucky one can't even find a mushroom.
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A good reputation sits still; a bad one runs about.
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One is received according to one's coat; one is dismissed according to one's brain.
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What's been written by pen cannot be cut off by an axe.
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Seven don't wait for one.
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A drop hollows out a stone.
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Dishonor is worse than death.
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A dog is wiser than a woman, he does not bark at his master.
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Who is not healthy at twenty, wise at thirty, or rich at forty, will never be either.
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The noblemen's quarrels can be read on the backs of the peasants.
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With seven nurses the child loses its eye.
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Custom is stronger than law.
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If there are backs, saddles will not be lacking.
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Self-interest is a fire which first consumes others and then self.
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Better bread with water than cake with trouble.
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One is received according to one's coat; one is dismissed according to one's brain.
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It is easy to be wise for yesterday.
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God wanted to chastise man so he sent lawyers.
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A very good crop is worse than a very bad one.
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Eggs don't teach the hen.
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Fish look for deeper waters and men for where it's better.
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The church is close, but the road is icey. The tavern is far, but I will walk carefully.
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Envy sees the sea but not the rocks.
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The winter sun is like a stepmother - it shines, but does not warm.
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The veil that covers the face seldom covers beauty.
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You can't wash the black off a black dog.
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Be vain and you will be known as a fool.
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There's more to the world than you can see through your window; get outside and you'll
see more.
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