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A light belly, heavy heart.

A load of March dust is worth a ducat.

A loaded wagon creaks; an empty one rattles.

A lordly taste make a beggar's purse.

A lovelorn cook oversalts the porridge.

A man has learned much who has learned how to die.

A man has two ears and one mouth that he hear much and speak little.

A man shows his character by what he laughs at.

A man surprised is half beaten.

A man warned is half saved.

A man's face is a lion's.

A man, a word; a word, a man.

A millstone gathers no moss.

A mistake is no fraud.

A monk in his cloister, a fish in the water, a thief in the gallows.

A nail secures the horse-shoe, the shoe the horse, the horse the man, the man the castle, and the castle the whole land.

A necessary lie is harmless.

A pack of cards is the devil's prayer-book.

A penny saved is a penny gained.

A penny saved is a penny got.

A penny saved is two-pence got.

A poor person isn't he who has little, but he who needs a lot.

A promise is a debt.

A prophet is not without honor save in his own country.

A proverb never lies, it is only its meaning which deceives.