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Confessed faults are half mended.
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Fools look to tomorrow. Wise men use tonight.
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Marry above your match and you get a master.
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Never marry for money, you'll borrow it cheaper.
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He that talks to himself speaks to a fool.
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He that is first on the dunghill may sit where he will.
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Gut no fish till you get them.
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A bow overbent will weaken.
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Every crow thinks its own young one prettiest.
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A friend in court is worth a penny in the purse.
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Time and thought tame the strongest grief.
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He is a wise man who can make a friend of a foe.
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Fair exchange is no robbery.
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A friend to all is a friend to none.
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When the heart is full of lust, the mouth is full of lies.
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Never argue, simply keep repeating your assertion.
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An ill-natured cow should have short horns.
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Never too late to learn.
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Never trust much to a new friend or an old enemy.
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Love and light cannot be hid.
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A boaster and a liar are near akin.
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It is no time to bow when the head is off.
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Whoredom and grace dwelt never in one place.
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Never pour water on a drowned mouse.
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A fool may give a wise man counsel by a time.
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Cast not out the foul water till you bring in the clean.
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Experience is good, but often dear bought.
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If you brew well, you will drink the better.
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There came never ill of good advisement.
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A great boaster was never a good rider.
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Better be merry with something, as sad with nothing.
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It is hard for a greedy eye to have an honest heart.
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A good overseer is better than an ill worker.
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When the pot is full it will boil over.
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An ill won penny will cast down a pound.
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They speak of my drinking, but never think of my thirst.
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Better my friend think me strange than troublesome.
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He's poor whom God hates.
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He that lives on hope has a slender diet.
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True love shows itself in time of need.
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He that has a full purse, never wanted a friend.
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