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He that would keep his house clean must not let priest or pigeon into it.

He was born on a Sunday, he likes work ready done.

He was born with a caul.

He was slain that had warning, not he that took it.

He wears the mourning of his washerwoman.

He who begins and does not finish loses his labour.

He who bestirs himself sucks up, he who lies still dries up.

He who can give has many a good neighbour.

He who can lick can bite.

He who cannot speak well of his trade does not understand it.

He who caresses thee more than the occasion justifies, has either deceived thee or intends it.

He who carries nothing loses nothing.

He who carries one burden will soon carry a hundred.

He who chooses takes the worst.

He who comes from afar may lie without fear of contradiction as he is sure to be listened to with the utmost attention.

He who dispraises a thing, wants to buy it.

He who does not bait his hook fishes in vain.

He who does not gain loses.

He who does not tire, tires adversity.

He who does nothing does ill.

He who eats of the king's goose will void a feather forty years after.

He who fears to suffer, suffers from fear.

He who gets out of debt enriches himself.

He who goes abroad by day has no need of a lantern.

He who goes everywhere gains everywhere.