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976 Dutch Proverbs

Touch a galled horse and he'll wince.

Travel east or travel west, a man's own house is still the best.

Trees often transplanted seldom prosper.

Truth is lost with too much debating.

Truth is stranger than fiction.

'Twixt the spoon and the lip, the morsel may slip.

Two cocks in one house, a cat and a mouse, an old man and young wife, are always in strife.

Two dogs seldom agree over one bone.

Union is strength.

Virtue consists in action.

Virtue is its own reward.

Was, flax, and tin; much in and little in.

We hang little thieves, and let great ones escape.

Were every one to sweep before his own house, every street would be clean.

Were fools silent they would pass for wise.

Were the sky to fall, not an earthen pot would be left whole.

What costs nothing is worth nothing.

What has horns will gore.

What is bred in the bone won't out of the flesh.

What is long spoken of happens at last.

What is lost in the fire must be sought in the ashes.

What is wrong to-day won't be right to-morrow.

What lay hidden under the snow cometh to light at last.

When a mouse has fallen into a meal sack, he thinks he is the miller himself.

When Adam delved and Eve span, who was then the gentleman?