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He is rich enough who owes nothing.

He is rich that is satisfied.

He is rich who is satisfied.

He is the devil's valet, he does more that he is ordered.

He is the more obstinate for being advised.

He is the wisest man who does not think himself so.

He knows enough who knows how to live and keep his own counsel.

He lies like a toothdrawer.

He looks for his ass and sits on its back.

He looks one way and rows another.

He may lie boldly who comes from afar.

He may swim boldly who is held up by the chin.

He needs say nothing about the score who pays nothing.

He never did a good day's work who went grumblingly about it.

He never was a friend who has ceased to be one.

He pays dear for honey who licks it off thorns.

He pays for the glasses who breaks them.

He plays well that wins.

He pulls at a long rope who desires another's death.

He puts his sickle into another man's harvest.

He ruins himself in promises, and clears himself by giving nothing.

He sins as much who holds the bag as he who puts into it.

He sleeps securely who has nothing to lose.

He slumbers enough who does nothing.

He sups ill who eats up all at dinner.