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A dram of discretion is worth a pound of wisdom.

A drink is shorter than a tale.

A dripping June sets all in tune.

A drop of honey catches more flies than a hogshead of vinegar.

A father maintains ten children better than ten children one father.

A fence lasts three years, a dog lasts three fences, a horse three dogs, and a man three horses.

A fence makes love more keen.

A fish should swim thrice: in water, in sauce, and in wine.

A flatterer has water in one hand and fire in the other.

A glutton young, a beggar old.

A golden hammer breaks an iron gate.

A good conscience is a soft pillow.

A good meal is worth hanging for.

A good name is a rich inheritance.

A good speaker makes a good liar.

A good trade will carry farther than a thousand florins.

A gosling flew over the Rhine, and came home a goose.

A handful of might is better than a sack full of right.

A huckster who cannot pass off mouse-turd for pepper, has not learned his trade.

A hug a day keeps the demons at bay.

A hundred years of regret pay not a farthing of debt.

A hundred years of wrong do not make an hour of right.

A lawyer and a cart-wheel must be greased.

A lawyer and a wagon-wheel must be well greased.

A lean agreement is better than a fat lawsuit.