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He who stands godfather to a wolf should have a dog under his cloak.

He who stops half way is only half in error.

He who takes no care of little things, will not have the care of great ones.

He who teaches children learns more than they do.

He who tickles himself, laughs when he likes.

He who travels with hope, has poverty for his coachman.

He who treads on eggs, must tread lightly.

He who will have eggs, must bear with the cackling.

He who wipes the child's nose, means to kiss the mother's cheek.

He who won't be advised, can't be helped.

He who would climb the ladder must begin at the bottom.

He who would go further than his horse, must alight and go on foot.

He who would prosper in peace, must suffer in silence.

He who would rule must hear and be deaf, see and be blind.

He who would succeed at court, must lie sometimes low, sometimes high.

He who would the daughter win, with the mother must begin.

He whose mistress squints, says the ogles.

Herod and Pilate are good friends!

Hide not your light under a bushel.

High houses are mostly empty in the upper story.

High regions are never without storms.

His hens lay eggs with two yolks.

Hobby horses are dearer than Arabians.

Hold a candle to the devil!

Honesty lasts longest.