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What the sober man keeps in his heart, is on the tongue of the drunkard.

What was hard to endure is sweet to recall.

What you can't get is just what suits you.

When a cow is lost it is something to recover its tail, were it only to make a handle for one's door.

When a man begins to reason, he ceases to feel.

When a man's friend marries, all is over between them.

When all other sins are old avarice is still young.

When all sins grow old covetousness is young.

When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

When glory comes memory departs.

When God sends flour the devil carries off the sack.

When goods increase the body decreases.

When Greek meets Greek, then comes the tug of war.

When one has not what one likes, one must like what one has.

When one is dead, it is for a long while.

When the blind man carries the banner, woe to those who follow.

When the cage is ready the bird is flown.

When the child is christened you will have godfathers enough.

When the devil grows old he turns himself hermit.

When the devil says his paternosters he means to cheat you.

When the dog is drowning every one brings him water.

When the door is low one must stoop.

When the Frenchman sleeps the devil rocks him.

When the friar's beaten, then comes James.

When the furze is in bloom, my love's in tune.