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Don't talk Latin before the Franciscans.

Don't teach fishes to swim.

Don't teach your grandmother to suck eggs.

Dread the anger of the dove.

Dreams are lies.

Dreams go by contraries.

Dress makes the man.

Dress slowly when you are in a hurry.

Dressed like a windmill.

Drop by drop fills the tub.

Drop by drop the lake is drained.

Easy to say is hard to do.

Eat bread at pleasure, drink wine by measure.

Eggs are put to hatch on a chance.

Elbow-grease is a great preventative of disease.

Empty casks make the most noise.

Empty rooms make giddy housewives.

Empty sacks will never stand upright.

Envy goes beyond avarice.

Every art requires the whole person.

Every dog is valiant in his own kennel.

Every elm has its man.

Every fool likes his bauble.

Every hooked beak is maintained by prey.

Every man has his value.