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• It is too late to cover the well when the child has fallen into it.

• The more renowned woman often has fewer rings.

• Politeness costs little but yields much.

• Tomorrow says the lazy.

• Better to drink the milk than to eat the cow.

• She who dances with the chimney sweeper will eventually end up black.

• Necessity teaches naked woman to spin.

• The child that lives solely at home, becomes short of sight.

• Not everyone with a good reputation deserves it.

• A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will.

• He who knows only few things, has little to forget.

• It is difficult to steal when the boss is a thief.

• A story is only half told if there is only one side presented.

• Sin is not perfect until one prides oneself on it.

• When your neighbor's wall breaks, your own is in danger.

• Wealth flows to where there is gold already.
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