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He's a fool that's fond.

He, who kennels with wolves, must howl.

He, who more than he is worth doth spend, E'en makes a rope, his life to end.

Help thyself and heaven will help thee.

Help you to salt, help you to sorrow.

His horse's head is too big, it cannot get out of the stable.

His like Jean de Nivelle's dog, that runs away when he is called.

Honest poverty is thinly sown.

Honey is not for asses.

Honour blossoms on the grave.

Horse, don't die yet, grass is coming.

Horses for courses.

Horses run after benefices and asses get them.

Hot sup, hot swallow.

Hunger looks in at the industrious man's door but dares not enter.

I know by my own pot how the others boil.

I know on which side my bread is buttered.

I never saw a silent rich man.

I never saw an oft-removed tree, Nor yet an oft-removed family, That throve so well as one that settled be.

I sing the song of the person whose bread I eat.

If a man would learn to pray let him go often to sea.

If it can lick, it can bite.

If it only depends on swearing, the cow is ours.

If the sky were to fall we should catch plenty of larks.

If the weather is fine, put on you cloak; if it rains, do as you please.