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The beggar may sing before a footpad

No song, no supper

Never too much of a good thing

Measure thrice and cut once

Iron fist in a velvet glove

If you want a thing well done, do it yourself

If you try to please all you will please none

If you throw mud enough, some of it will stick

If you dance you must pay the fiddler

If things were to be done twice all would be wise

He is not poor that has little, but he that desires much

Happiness takes no account of time

Don't whistle until you are out of the wood

All are not hunters that blow the horn

After a storm comes a calm

A rolling stone gathers no moss

A quiet conscience sleeps in thunder

A bad workman quarrels with his tools

It is the pace that kills

More haste, less speed

A close mouth catches no flies

One who makes no mistakes, makes nothing

If you laugh before breakfast you'll cry before supper

Shallow streams make most din

Empty vessels make the most sound

As the fool thinks, so the bell clinks

A creaking door hangs long on its hinges

A cracked bell can never sound well

Learn to say before you sing

A word spoken is past recalling

Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice

Good words without deeds are rushes and reeds

Actions speak louder than words

Speech is silver but silence is gold

Mend or end

A change is as good as a rest

Nightingales will not sing in a cage

As the old cock crows, so does the young

A bird may be known by its song

The dogs bark, but the caravan goes on

An old dog barks not in vain

Every ass loves to hear himself bray

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