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Jack gets on by his stupidity.

Jacob's voice, Esau's hands.

Jealousy is a pain which eagerly seeks what causes pain.

Joy and sorrow are next door neighbours.

Joy and sorrow are to-day and to-morrow.

Judges should have two ears, both alike.

Justice has a waxen nose.

Keep well with your neighbours, whether right or wrong.

Keep within compass and you may be sure, That you will not suffer what others endure.

Keep within compass.

Kindness breaks no bones.

Kindnesses, like grain, increase by sowing.

Knowing hens lay even in nettles.

Late fruit keeps well.

Lawyers are bad Christians.

Lawyers' gowns are lined with the wilfulness of their clients.

Lazybones take all day to get started.

Lean liberty is better than fat slavery.

Learned fools are the greatest fools.

Learned fools exceed all fools.

Less advice and more hands.

Less is more.

Let every one sweep before his own door.

Let every pedlar carry his own pack.

Let him who is well off hold his tongue.