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A sack full of fleas is easier to watch than a woman.

A single penny fairly got, is worth a thousand that are not.

A single stroke don't fell the oak.

A small gift is better than a great promise.

A sparrow in the hand is better than a pigeon on the roof.

A teacher is better than two books.

A tear bedews my Delia's eye, From morn till dewy eve; But if you ask the reason why, She can't tell, I believe.

A thief seldom grows rich by thieving.

A thing is not bad if well understood.

A used plough shines, standing water stinks.

A wall between increases love.

A wise man, a strong man.

A woman keeps secret only what she does not know.

A woman strong in flounces is weak in the head.

A woman's vengeance knows no bounds.

A woman's work is never done.

A woman, a dog, and a walnut tree, the more you beat them the better they be.

A young doctor means a new graveyard.

A young wife is an old man's post-horse to the grave.

Abroad one has a hundred eyes, at home not one.

Abroad to see wonders the traveller goes, And neglects the fine things which lie under his nose.

Abundance begets indifference.

Adam must have an Eve, to blame for his own faults.

Advice is not compulsion.

Advice should precede the act.