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The mountaineer's ass carries wine and drinks water.

The mouse has but one hole is soon caught.

The mule long keeps a kick in reserve for its master.

The nearer the minster the later to mass.

The niggard spends as much as he who is liberal, and in the end more.

The night brings counsel.

The nimblest footman is a false tale.

The noise is so great one cannot hear God thunder.

The old monkey gets the apple.

The one-eyed are kings in the land of the blind.

The only victory over love is flight.

The only way to keep a secret is to say nothing.

The pitcher goes often to the well and gets broken at last.

The reputation of a man is like his shadow; it sometimes follows and sometimes precedes him, it is sometimes longer and sometimes shorter than his natural size.

The rich man has more relations than he knows.

The richest man carries nothing away with him but a shroud.

The saint who works no cures has few pilgrims to his shrine.

The saint's-day over, farewell the saint.

The sea has an enormous thirst and an insatiable appetite.

The sea refuses no river.

The seagull sees farthest who flies highest.

The second blow makes the fray.

The secret of two is God's secret, the secret of three is everybody's secret.

The sheep on the mountain is higher than the bull on the plain.

The sheep that is too tame is sucked by too many lambs.