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Drive a rat into a corner, and he'll jump at you.

Drive gently over the stones.

Drive not a second nail till the first be clinched.

Ducats are clipped, pence are not.

Ducks quack loudly before a rain.

Dumb dogs and still water are dangerous.

Early marriage, long love.

Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Early to rise and late to bed, lifts again the debtor's head.

Eating and drinking holds body and soul together.

Either fight not with priests or beat them to death.

Empty casks make the most sound.

Enough is better than a sackful.

Entreat him in jackass fashion; if he won't carry the sack, give him a whack.

Envy eats nothing but its own heart.

Envy envies itself.

Erring is not cheating.

Even a hair casts its shadow.

Even the best hack stumbles once.

Even the lion must defend himself against the flies.

Ever one hair, only one, and the man is bald at last.

Every beginning is hard, said the thief, when he began by stealing an anvil.

Every clown can find fault, though it would puzzle him to do better.

Every cock crows best on his own dunghill.

Every fool is different.