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Great talkers, little doers.

Great thieves always have their sleeves full of gags.

Great wits meet.

Greater qualities are needed to bear good fortune than bad.

Half figs, half raisins.

Half the truth is often a whole lie.

Handsomely asked, handsomely refused.

Hang a thief when he's young, and he'll not steal when he's old.

Happy is the man who has a handsome wife close to an abbey.

Happy the child whose father goes to the devil.

Hares are not caught by the sound of the drum.

Hasten leisurely.

Hatred watches while friendship sleeps.

He asks advice in vain who will not follow it.

He beat the bushes and another caught the birds.

He cannot be a friend to any one who is his own enemy.

He carries fire and water.

He carries fire in one hand, water in the other.

He does a good day's work who rids himself of a fool.

He does not guard himself well who is not always on his guard.

He expects that larks will fall ready roasted into his mouth.

He falls on his back and breaks his nose.

He fishes on who catches one.

He flays enough who holds the foot.

He forgot nothing except to say farewell.