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George Herbert

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Silence is wise if we are foolish, but foolish if we are wise.
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Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.
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The wise can learn from the foolish as the foolish can learn from the wise
ENRIQUE MIGUEL ALCALA SILVA
Penny wise is often pound foolish.
PROVERB
Penny wise is often pound foolish.
FRENCH PROVERB
Penny wise, pound foolish.
ROBERT BURTON
The wise respond. The foolish react. The wise think & then act. The foolish act and then regret.-RVM
RVM
The president's proposal is penny wise and pound foolish.
DR. LEO TRASANDE
If forty million people say a foolish thing it does not become a wise one, but the wise man is fooli...
W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM
A wise man was once foolish
ENRIQUE MIGUEL ALCALA SILVA
If the people were to ever find out what we have done, we would be chased down the streets and lynch...
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Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish
QUINTILIAN
The wise are wise only because they love. And the foolish are foolish only because they think they c...
PAULO COELHO
In examinations, the foolish ask questions the wise cannot answer.
OSCAR WILDE
Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish.
QUINTILIAN
Wise people are foolish if they cannot adapt to foolish people.
MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
Wise death is the best answer to the question posed by foolish & vanity life.
DAVID ATTA (A.K.A DAVIED ATTLARS & MR DAIN)
The wise know that foolish legislation is a rope of sand, which perishes in the twisting.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Wise death is the best answer to the question posed by foolish & vanity life.
DAVID ATTA (A.K.A DAVIED ATTLARS & MR DAIN)
A wise man was once foolish and throw foolishness did he become wise
ENRIQUE MIGUEL ALCALA SILVA
Feast of George Herbert, Priest, Poet, 1633 Love is that liquor sweet and most divine Which my God...
GEORGE HERBERT
Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.
ALBERT EINSTEIN
Better a wise foe than a foolish friend.
TURKISH PROVERB
Before God we are equally wise and equally foolish.
ALBERT EINSTEIN
People should seek to be pound wise and penny foolish.
DOUGLAS J UTBERG
Many have been the wise speeches of fools, though not so many as the foolish speeches of wise men.
THOMAS FULLER
Life's irony;Atimes the wise may have to act foolish in other to maintain the status of being wise.
DAVID ATTA (A.K.A DAVIED ATTLARS & MR DAIN)
Impatience can cause wise people to do foolish things.
JANETTE OKE
Thinking I know what I don't is foolish. Thinking I don't know is wise.
JIM GENOVESE
It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
AESCHYLUS
It is wise to avoid pain but foolish to deny problems.
JAIME CONTRERAS
Times have changed since George Herbert... but the principle and spirit in which he ministered as a ...
ARTHUR MIDDLETON
Levity is often less foolish and gravity less wise than each of them appears.
CHARLES CALEB COLTON
A foolish fox is caught by one leg, but a wise one by all four
SERBIAN PROVERB
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That's it really; it's all love, whichever way you look at it, it's all love. How much you can Get f...
GEORGE HARRISON
He never said a foolish thing nor never did a wise one
JOHN WILMOT (2ND EARL OF ROCHESTER)
Why live for tomorrow like a fool when tomorrow is not here yet.Live for the day like a wise individ...
GARY F EVANS...
He never said a foolish thing nor never did a wise one
JOHN WILMOT (2ND EARL OF ROCHESTER)
Why live for tomorrow like a fool when tomorrow is not here yet.Live for the day like a wise individ...
GARY F EVANS...
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.
JAMES OPPENHEIM
"A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer."
BRUCE LEE
Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots.
KARL KRAUS
It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
EPICTETUS
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance. The wise grows it under his feet.
JAMES OPPENHEIM
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; The wise grows it under his feet.
J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER
The wise see in the dark;
the foolish are blind, even in light.
MATSHONA DHLIWAYO
Where the foolish easily give up after failure,the wise continually persist until success is in sigh...
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The wise man boasts of his goods and wares; the foolish one of his young wife.
RUSSIAN PROVERB
Education is that which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understan...
AMBROSE BIERCE
The wise hand doth not all that the foolish mouth speakes.
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A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
BRUCE LEE
The foolish man wonders at the unusual, but the wise man at the usual.
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
Teach the ignorant. Study the wise. Avoid the foolish. Embrace the enlightened.
MATSHONA DHLIWAYO
Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots.
KARL KRAUS
Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots
KARL KRAUS
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
JAMES OPPENHEIM
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AMBROSE BIERCE
He that's foolish in the fault, let him be wise in the punishment.
GEORGE HERBERT
Education is a crutch with which the foolish attack the wise to prove that they are not idiots
KARL KRAUS
A wise man who stands firm is a statesman, a foolish man who stands firm is a catastrophe.
ADLAI STEVENSON
A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.
BIBLE
That miscellaneous collection of a few wise and many foolish individuals, called the public
JOHN STUART MILL
Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered have prevented a single foolish action.
THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
That miscellaneous collection of a few wise and many foolish individuals, called the public
JOHN STUART MILL
That miscellaneous collection of a few wise and many foolish individuals, called the public.
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The foolish sayings of a rich man pass for wise ones.
PROVERB
The individual is foolish; the multitude, for the moment is foolish, when they act without delibera...
EDMUND BURKE
Who is wise in love, love most, say least.
ALFRED LORD TENNYSON
A wise man tried to avoid battles he would not only lose, but look foolish losing.
ROBERT JORDAN
Wise people problems, becomes everyone's solution. Foolish people solutions becomes everyone's probl...
DE PHILOSOPHER DJ KYOS
A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother
BIBLE
Wise men dine with humility,but foolish ones opt for pride instead.
DAVID ATTA (A.K.A DAVIED ATTLARS & MR DAIN)
He who thinks becomes clever throw the schools educational system Is foolish to think so for he is f...
ENRIQUE MIGUEL ALCALA SILVA
Not all philosophy's are wise but than again every philosophy is thought by man and every man was on...
ENRIQUE MIGUEL ALCALA SILVA
It's easier to be original and foolish than original and wise.
GOTTFRIED WILHELM VON LEIBNIZ
Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.
ELIZABETH GASKELL
Be wise enough to forgive but don't be foolish enough to trust again.
IKECHUKWU IZUAKOR
They are good, they are bad,They are weak, they are strong,They are wise, they are foolish---so am I...
SAM FOSS
The feeble tremble before opinion, the foolish defy it, the wise judge it, and the skillful direct i...
JEANE PLATIERE
Even the wisest men make fools of themselves about women, and even the most foolish women are wise a...
THEODOR REIK
Education, n. That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of underst...
AMBROSE GWINETT BIERCE
Even the wisest men make fools of themselves about women, and even the most foolish women are wise a...
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The feeble tremble before opinion, the foolish defy it, the wise judge it, and the skillful direct ...
JEANE PLATIERE
Education, n. That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understa...
AMBROSE BIERCE
Herbert has been an inspiration to us, ... It took courage for Herbert to do what he has done and to...
CARL JOHNSON
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GEORGE HERBERT
The wise man questions the wisdom of others because he questions his own, the foolish man, because i...
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The wise man questions the wisdom of others because he questions his own, the foolish man, because ...
LEO STEIN
As a vessel is known by the sound, whether it be cracked or not; so men are proved, by their speeche...
DEMOSTHENES
Foolish people can never realize that the more they ignore a person who is truly nice, the more he w...
ANUJ SOMANY
To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wi...
BUDDHA BUDDHA
All agreed that it would be wise to terminate part of the program that was being underutilized, but ...
KEVIN BACON
As a vessel is known by the sound, whether it be cracked or not; so men are proved, by their speeche...
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If improved competitiveness is our goal, it may be penny-wise but pound-foolish to cut the successfu...
DOROTHY COLEMAN
To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wi...
GAUTAMA BUDDHA
To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wi...
BUDDHA
Life goes on, brah!
THE BEATLES
In Paris, everything's for sale: wise virgins, foolish virgins, truth and lies, tears and smiles...
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A foolish man tells a woman to stop talking, but a wise man tells her that her mouth is extremely be...
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Prosperity lets goe the bridle. [Prosperity lets go the bridle.]
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Little pitchers have wide eares. [Little pitchers have wide ears.]
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The Wolfe must dye in his owne skinne. [The wolf must die in his own skin.]
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A trade is better then service.
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Better never begin than never make an end.
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In solitude, be a multitude to thyself. Tibullus by all means use sometimes to be alone.
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To a boyling pot flies comes not. [To a boiling pot flies come not.]
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Time is the rider that breaks youth.
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None knows the weight of another's burden.
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The offender never pardons.
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The buyer needs a hundred eyes, the seller not one.
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Good words are worth much, and cost little.
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Valour that parleys is near yielding.
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To a crazy ship all winds are contrary.
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A coole mouth, and warme feet, live long. [A cool mouth, and warm feet, live long.]
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Many kiss the hand they wish cut off
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A tyrant is most tyrant to himself
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Light burthens, long borne, growe heavie. [Light burdens, long borne, grow heavy.]
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Buy at a faire, but sell at home.
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Better speake truth rudely, then lye covertly.
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Better spare to have of thine own, then aske of other men.
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Benefits please like flowers while they are fresh.
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Being on sea saile, being on land settle.
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Autumnall Agues are long, or mortall.
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An Idle youth, a needy Age.
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An Asse endures his burden, but not more then his burden.
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All things in their beeing are good for something.
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All things have their place, knew wee how to place them.
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Folly growes without watering.
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Fine words dresse ill deedes.
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Feare keepes the garden better then the gardiner.
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Farre shooting never kild bird.
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Faire language grates not the tongue.
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Every day brings his bread with it.
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Emptie vessels sound most.
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He that can stay obtaines.
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He that beleeveth all, misseth; hee that beleeveth nothing, hitts not.
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He lives unsafely, that lookes too neere on things.
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Great almes-giving lessens no mans living.
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Good workemen are seldome rich.
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Good words quench more then a bucket of water.
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Good is god, but better carries it.
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If you loose your time, you cannot get mony nor gaine.
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If the staffe be crooked, the shadow cannot be straight.
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If the braine sowes not corne, it plants thistles.
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If a good man thrive, all thrive with him.
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I had rather ride on an asse that carries me, then a horse that throwes me.
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Helpe thy selfe, and God will helpe thee.
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Hee wrongs not an old man that steales his supper from him.
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Hee will spend a whole yeares rent at one meales meate.
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Hee that would be a Gentleman, let him goe to an assault.
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Stay a while, that we may make an end the sooner.
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Speake not of a dead man at the table.
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Service is no Inheritance.
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Send a wise man on an errand, and say nothing unto him.
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Say no ill of the yeere, till it be past.
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Reckon right, and February hath one and thirty daies.
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Ready mony is a ready Medicine.
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The Citizen is at his businesse before he rise.
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The cholerick man never wants woe.
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The chiefe disease that raignes this yeare is folly.
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The Chicken is the Countries, but the Citie eats it.
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When one is on horsebacke hee knowes all things.
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When all men have what belongs to them, it cannot bee much.
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When a knave is in a plumtree he hath neither friend nor kin.
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What one day gives us, another takes away from us.
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Thursday come, and the week's gone.
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Three can hold their peace, if two be away.
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Threatned men eat bread, says the Spaniard.
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Though the Fox run, the chicken hath wings.
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There were no ill language, if it were not ill taken.
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There is no jollitie but hath a smack of folly. [There is no jollity but hath a smack of folly.]
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The wind in ones face makes one wise.
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The vertue of a coward is suspition.
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The thread breakes, where it is weakest.
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An old dog barks not in vain.
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An oath that is not to bee made is not to be kept.
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He will burne his house, to warme his hands.
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He that will take the bird, must not skare it.
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He that measures not himselfe, is measured.
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He that hath not the craft, let him shut up shop.
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Marry your sonne when you will; your daughter when you can.
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Marry your daughters betimes, lest they marry themselves.
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Many kisse the hand they wish cut off.
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Man Proposeth, God disposeth.
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Love makes a good eye squint.
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Love is not found in the market.
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Love and businesse teach eloquence.
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Night is the mother of Councels.
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New things are fair.
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Milke saies to wine, welcome friend.
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Who hath no more bread then neede, must not keepe a dog.
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Who hath no hast in his businesse, mountaines to him seeme valleys.
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Who hastens a glutton choakes him.
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Who doth his owne businesse, foules not his hands.
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We Batchelors laugh and shew our teeth, but you married men laugh till your hearts ake.
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Water trotted is as good as oates.
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Warre makes theeves, and peace hangs them.
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Warre and Physicke are governed by the eye.
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Ty it well, and let it goe.
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True praise rootes and spreedes.
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Where there is no honour, there is no griefe.
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When you enter into a house, leave the anger ever at the doore.
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When the Foxe preacheth, beware geese.
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Where your will is ready, your feete are light.
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Thus woe succeeds a woe, as wave a wave.
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You must strike in measure, when there are many to strike on one Anvile.
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You may be on land, yet not in a garden.
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Wood halfe burnt is easily kindled.
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All are not merry that dance lightly.
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After Death the Doctor.
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Advise none to marry or goe to warre.
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A snow yeare, a rich yeare.
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A penny spar'd is twice got.
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A naughty child is better sick then whole.
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A mans discontent is his worst evill.
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Dry feet, warme head, bring safe to bed.
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Dry bread at home is better then rost meate abroad.
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Dogs are fine in the field.
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He that hath lands hath quarrells.
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He that goeth farre hath many encounters.
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He that gaines well and spends well, needes no count booke.
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He that tells a secret is anothers servant.
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He that takes not up a pin, slights his wife.
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He that sowes trusts in God.
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He that riseth first, is first drest.
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He that endures is not overcome.
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Little dogs start the Hare, the great get her.
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Litle stickes kindle the fire; great ones put it out.
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Life without a friend is death without a witnesse.
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Jest not with the eye or with Religion.
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In the kingdome of a cheater the wallet is carried before.
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In the husband wisedome, in the wife gentlenesse.
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In sports and journeys men are knowne.
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In every country dogges bite.
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In doing we learne.
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It's an ill councell that hath no escape.
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It is the Philosophy of the Distaffe.
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It is good to hold the asse by the bridle.
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It is better to have wings then hornes.
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Infants manners are moulded more by the example of Parents, then by stars at their nativities.
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The little cannot bee great, unlesse he devoure many.
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The house is a fine house, when good folks are within.
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The Smith and his penny both are black.
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The reasons of the poore weigh not.
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The ofspring of those that are very young, or very old, lasts not.
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The noise is greater then the nuts.
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The miserable man makes a peny of a farthing, and the liberall of a farthing sixe pence.
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The masters eye fattens the horse, and his foote the ground.
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The March sunne raises but dissolves not.
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A Lyons skin is never cheape.
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A long tongue is a signe of a short hand. [A long tongue is a sign of a short hand.]
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A little with quiet is the onely dyet.
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