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Not everyone who has a cowl on is a monk.
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He who does not risk, will never drink champagne.
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We do not care of what we have, but we cry when it is lost.
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Idleness is the mother of all vices.
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Vows made in storms are forgotten in calms.
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You cannot pull a fish out of a pond without labour.
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Do not make an elephant out of a fly.
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A pig in a parlor is still a pig.
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You do not swap horses while crossing the ford.
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Your first wife is sent to you by God, the second by man, and the third by the devil.
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Stolen timber also burns.
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Do not kill the sheep to take its whool.
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An empty barrel makes the greatest sound.
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Tell me who your friends are and I will tell you who you are.
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God gives to those who get up early.
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You do not need a whip to urge on an obedient horse.
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One who sits between two chairs may easily fall down.
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Friendship is friendship, but money has to be counted.
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There are many fathers, but only one mother.
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One gets to know people during games and on journeys.
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Failure teaches you more than success.
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As many steps a man has paced, so many sins has he committed.
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Either your chest will be arrayed in medals or your head will be in the bushes.
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If you chase after two rabbits, you won't even catch one.
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What the eyes do not see the heart does not desire.
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If heaven rained milk, only the rich would have pitchers to catch it in.
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Where the devil has no time to go, he sends a woman.
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When money speaks the truth keeps silent.
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Force breaks force.
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Those who are brave get to eat.
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Every peasant is proud of the pond in his village because from it he measures the sea.
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Praise the day in the evening.
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Who is pleased with little is not forgotten by God.
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Don't poke your nose into someone else's monastery with your own regulations.
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Boldness takes cities.
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A drop of water in the eyes of the Tsar costs the country many handkerchiefs.
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Every ruble bears a sin.
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In the next world usurers have to count red-hot coins with bare hands.
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Give the trough and the pigs will appear.
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The angry and the weak are their own enemies.
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