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Do what thou doest. (Age quod agis.)

Doctor Luther's shoes do not fit every parish priest.

Dogs that bark much don't bite.

Doing nothing is doing ill.

Doing nothing teaches doing ill.

Don't budge, if you sit at ease.

Don't carry your head too high, the door is low.

Don't cast your pearls before swine.

Don't change horses in mid stream.

Don't change horses in midstream.

Don't cry "Hurra!" till you are over the ditch.

Don't cry before you are hurt.

Don't cry before you're hurt.

Don't cry fish before they're caught.

Don't cry hurra! till your are over the hedge (till you are out of the wood).

Don't divide the spoil before the victory is won.

Don't fly till your wings are feathered.

Don't get mad, get even.

Don't learn too much, Jack, else you must do a great deal.

Don't reckon without your host.

Don't sell the bear-skin before you have killed the bear.

Don't throw away your dirty water till you have got clean.

Dreams are froth.

Drink upon salad costs the doctor a ducat; drink upon eggs costs him two.

Drinking a little too much is drinking a great deal too much.