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Death is a shadow that always follows the body.
~ English Proverb - [Death and Dying]

 

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Don't dig your grave with your knife and fork.
~ English Proverb - [Food and Eating]

 

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Don't halt before you are lame.
~ English Proverb - [Perseverance]

 

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Education begins a gentleman, conversation completes him.
~ English Proverb - [Gentlemen]

 

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Fools build houses, and wise men buy them.
~ English Proverb - [Fools and Foolishness]

 

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Foul water will quench fire.
~ English Proverb - [Necessity]

 

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Friends are like fiddle strings, they must not be screwed too tight.
~ English Proverb - [Friends and Friendship]

 

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Gray hairs are death's blossoms.
~ English Proverb - [Hair]

 

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He is a fool that kisseth the maid when he may kiss the mistress.
~ English Proverb - [Fools and Foolishness]

 

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He that plants trees loves others besides himself.
~ English Proverb - [Love]

 

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He that seeks trouble never misses.
~ English Proverb - [Delinquency]

 

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He that would the daughter win must with the mother first begin.
~ English Proverb - [Mothers]

 

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Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.
~ English Proverb - [Hope]

 

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If you want a thing done, go. If not, send. The shortest answer is doing.
~ English Proverb - [Action]

 

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If you want to be happy for a year, plant a garden; If you want to be happy for life, plant a tree.
~ English Proverb - [Happiness]

 

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It is an equal failing to trust everybody, and to trust nobody.
~ English Proverb - [Trust]

 

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It takes all sorts to make a world.
~ English Proverb - [Variety]

 

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Learning makes a man fit company for himself as well as for others.
~ English Proverb - [Learning]

 

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Love your neighbor, yet pull not down your hedge.
~ English Proverb - [Neighbors]

 

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Many a true word is spoken in jest.
~ English Proverb - [Jest]

 

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