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Could a man foresee events he would never be poor.

Counted sheep are eaten by the wolf.

Courage is often caused by fear.

Courtesy that is all on one side cannot last long.

Courting and wooing brings dallying and doing.

Dearness gluts.

Death takes the poor man's cow and the rich man's child.

Desperate ills require desperate remedies.

Desperate maladies require desperate remedies.

Diamond cut diamond.

Do not abstain from sowing for fear of the pigeons.

Do not lend your money to a great man.

Do not make two devils of one.

Do not strip before bedtime.

Do you want better bread than wheaten?

Do you wish people to think well of you? Don't speak.

Don't find fault with what you don't understand.

Don't make an oven of your cap or a garden of your belly.

Don't rely on the label of the bag.

Don't rock the boat.

Don't run too far, you will have to return the same distance.

Don't show your teeth if you can't bite.

Don't shut the barn door after the horse is stolen.

Don't snap your fingers at the dogs before you are out of the village.

Don't speak to the man at the helm.