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976 Dutch Proverbs

Proverbs are the daughters of daily experience.

Pull gently at a weak rope.

Put not all your eggs into one basket.

Put not your trust in princes.

Put your hand in your conscience and see if it don't come out as black as pitch.

Rejoice in little, shun what is extreme; the ship rides safest in a little stream.

Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's.

Rest makes rusty.

Reward sweetens labour.

Reynard is still Reynard, though he put on a cowl.

Ride on, but look before you.

Ridicule is the test of truth.

Roast geese don't come flying into your mouth.

Roast pigeons don't fly through the air.

Roasted pigeons will not fly into one's mouth.

Roses fall, but the thorns remain.

Self-love is blind.

Self-love nobody else's love.

Set a beggar on horseback, and he don't trot, but gallops.

Set thy expense according to thy trade.

Shame lasts longer than poverty.

She hangs out the broom (wants a husband).

Sickness comes on horseback and departs on foot.

Sickness comes on horseback, but goes away on foot.

Silence answers much.