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The doctor is often more to be feared than the disease.

The dog gets into the mill under cover of the ass.

The dog may be wonderful prose, but only the cat is poetry.

The eagle does not hunt flies.

The ear is the road to the heart.

The early bird catches the early worm.

The early bird catches the worm.

The early bird catcheth the worm.

The early man never borrows from the late man.

The early riser is healthy, cheerful and industrious.

The Emperor of Germany is the king of kings, the King of Spain king of men, the King of France king of asses, the King of England king of devils.

The false friend is like the shadow of a sun-dial.

The fault is great in proportion to him who commits it.

The first comer grinds first.

The first step binds one to the second.

The first step is all the difficulty.

The flawed pot lasts longest.

The fool cuts himself with his own knife.

The fool hunts for misfortune.

The fool who is silent passes for wise.

The fox says of the mulberries when he cannot get at them; they are not good at all.

The fox that sleeps in the morning has not his tongue feathered.

The fox thinks everybody eats poultry like himself.

The fox thrives best when he is most cursed.

The Fox's wiles will never enter the lion's head.