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A small spark makes a great fire.
taught. Beauty is no inheritance. Before thou marry, be sure of a house wherein to tarry. Beggars have no right to be choosers. Be it for better, or be it for worse, be ruled by him that beareth the
purse. Be slow to promise, and quick to perform. Better do it than wish it done. Better go about than fall into the ditch. Better known than trusted. Better late than never. Better to be alone than in bad company. Better to bend than to break. Better to go to bed supperless than to rise in debt. Between two stools we come to the ground. Birds of a feather flock together. Birth is much, but breeding is more. Borrowed garments never fit well. Brevity is the soul of wit. Building and marrying of children are great wasters. Building castles in the air. Burning the candle at both ends. Business is the salt of life. Buy at a market, but sell at home. By others' faults wise men correct their own.
“ Can do" is easily carried.
Charity begins at home, but does not end there.
Early to bed, and early to rise,
Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. Empty vessels make the greatest sound. Enough is as good as a feast. Entertain honour with humility, and poverty with patience. Ever drunk, ever dry.
Ever spare, and ever have.
and little wool.
pan. He that goes a-borrowing goes a-sorrowing, He that has no shame has no conscience. He that has no silver in his purse should have silver on
his tongue. He that hath a good harvest may be content with some
thistles. He that is angry is seldom at ease.
He that is warm thinks all are so.
and his friend.] He that licks honey from thorns pays too dear for it. He that lies down with dogs must expect to rise with
fleas. He that lives not well one year, sorrows for it seven. He that liveth wickedly can hardly die honestly. He that reckons without his host must reckon again. He that runs fast will not run long. He that runs in the night stumbles. He that sows not corn plants thistles. He that stays in the valley will never get over the hill. He that will not be counselled cannot be helped. He that will not be saved needs no preacher. He that will steal an egg will steal an ox. He that would thrive must rise at five, he that has thriven
may lie till seven. He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He who is hasty fishes in an empty pond. He who knows himself best esteems himself least. He who lies long in bed, his estate feels it. He who marrieth for wealth doth sell his liberty. He who rises late never does a good day's work. He who runs after a shadow has a wearisome race. He who sows brambles must not go barefoot. He who spends all he gets is in the high-road to beggary. He who swims in sin will sink in sorrow. He who would catch fish must not mind getting wet. He who would reap well must sow well. Hiders are good finders. His bread is buttered on both sides. His eye is bigger than his belly. His tongue's no slander. Home is home though it be ever so homely. Hope is a good breakfast, but a bad supper. Hot love is soon cold. Hot sup, hot swallow. Humility is the foundation of all virtue. Hunger is the best sauce. Hungry dogs eat dirty puddings. I can see as far into a millstone as the picker. Idle folks have the least leisure. Idle folks have the most labour. Idleness is the greatest prodigality. Idleness is the parent of want and shame. Idleness is the root of all evil. Idleness is the sepulchre of a living man.