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It is bad preaching to deaf ears.

It is better the child should cry than the father.

It is better to deal with a whole fool than half a fool.

It is better to turn back than go astray.

It is dear honey that must be licked off thorns.

It is easier to blame than do better.

It is easier to build two hearths than always to keep fire on one.

It is easier to descend than ascend.

It is easier to guard against a bushel of fleas than a woman.

It is easy to help him, who is willing to be helped.

It is hard to catch birds with an empty hand.

It is hard to steal where the host himself is a thief.

It is harder work getting to hell than to heaven.

It is human to err, but diabolical to persevere.

It is idle to swallow the cow and choke on the tail.

It is more necessary to guard the mouth than the chest.

It is more painful to do nothing than something.

It is not always good to be wise.

It is not good to be the poet of a village.

It is not till the cow has lost her tail, that she discovers its value.

It is not want but abundance that makes avarice.

It is too much to expect of a cat that she should sit by the milk and not lap it.

It's a poor sheep that cannot carry its own wool.

It's a sin to steal a pin.

It's not healthy to swallow books without chewing.