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Poverty is a sort of leprosy.

Poverty is not a vice.

Pray, pray very much; but beware of telling God what you want.

Precious ointments are put in small boxes.

Princes keep good reckoning, they never lose anything.

Princes use men as the husbandman uses bees.

Princes will not be served on conditions.

Pulling the devil by the tail does not lead far young or old.

Punctuality is the politeness of princes.

Punctuality is the sole of business.

Punctuality is the soul of business.

Put the belfry in the middle of the village.

Quarrels do not last long if the wrong is only on one side.

Rage avails less than courage.

Rather a single grape for me than a brace of figs for thee.

Rats desert a sinking ship.

Ready money works great cures.

Really to stop criticism one must die.

Reason not with the great, 'tis a perilous gate.

Reasonable people can differ.

Reasonings banish reason.

Rebukes ought not to have a grain more of salt than of sugar.

Reckless youth makes rueful age.

Religious contention is the devil's harvest.

Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something, and has lost something.