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He who is outside his door already has a hard part of his journey behind him.

He who is surety for another, pays for him.

He who makes himself honey will be eaten by the bees.

He who mixes himself with the draff will be eaten by the swine.

He who plants fruit-trees, must not count upon the fruit.

He who slanders his neighbour makes a rod for himself.

He who undertakes too much seldom succeeds.

He who would catch a rogue must watch behind the door.

He who would gather honey must brave the sting of bees.

He who would gather roses, must not fear thorns.

He who would travel through the land, must go with open purse in hand.

He would be wise who knew all things beforehand.

He would bite a cent in two.

He would rather have a bumper in hand than a Bible.

He wriggles like an ell.

Heavy purses and light hearts can sustain much.

Hens like to lay when they see an egg.

Herring in the land, the doctor at a stand.

Hew not too high, lest a chip fall in thine eye.

High trees give more shadow than fruit.

High winds blow on high hills.

Hired horses make short miles.

His money takes the place of wisdom.

Honour once lost never returns.

How we apples swim! said the horse-turd.