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Indecision is the key to flexibility.

Ingratitude is the mother of every vice.

Iron may be rubbed so long that it gets heated.

It is a good horse that never stumbles.

It is a sorry house in which the cock is silent and the hen crows.

It is a stupid goose that listens to the fox preach.

It is all one whether you are bit a dog or a bitch.

It is always well to keep hold of your horse's bridle.

It is at home, not in public, that one washes his dirty linen.

It is better to be the first on one's race than the last (meanest).

It is better to be the hammer than the anvil.

It is better to bend than break.

It is better to have to do with God than with his saints.

It is better to leave the child's nose dirty than wring it off.

It is easier to abstain than to restrain.

It is easier to get away from the back than the bottom.

It is folly to gape against an oven.

It is good to beat a proud man when he is alone.

It is good to have friends in all parts.

It is in vain for a man to rise early who has the repute of lying in bed all the morning.

It is in vain to lean the ox to the water if he is not thirsty.

It is just that the priest should live by the altar.

It is loving too much to die of love.

It is madness for a sheep to talk of peace with a wolf.

It is merry in hall when beards wag all.