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One half the world laughs at the other.

One has always strength enough to bear the misfortunes of one's friends.

One hour's sleep before midnight is better than three after it.

One is never so rich as when one removes (from one house to another).

One is never soiled but by filth.

One knows not for whom he gathers.

One learns by failing.

One man, no man.

One may as well be well beaten as badly beaten.

One may better steal a horse than another look over the hedge.

One may go a long way after one is tired.

One may steal nothing save a lawyer's purse.

One may tire of eating tarts.

One meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid it.

One might as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb.

One must be either anvil or hammer.

One must howl with the wolves.

One must lose a minnow to catch a salmon.

One must needs like what one cannot hinder.

One must pass through the door or the window.

One must step back to make the better leap.

One must talk soothingly to the dog until one has passed him.

One never gets more than one's money's worth of anything.

One never goes so far as when one don't know whither one is going.

One often has need of a lesser than oneself.