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Paper is patient.

Pardoning the bad is injuring the good.

Pay in like coin.

Pay-day comes every day.

Peacock, look at your legs.

Pearls of wisdom.

Penny is penny's brother.

People often change and seldom for the better.

People show their character by what they laugh at.

Piety, prudence, wit, and civility, are the elements of true nobility.

Pigeons are taken when crows fly at pleasure.

Pilgrims seldom come home saints.

Pills must be bolted, not chewed.

Places are God's; placemen are the devil's.

Plants oft removed never thrive.

Play not with a man till you hurt him, nor jest till you shame him.

Politeness is what warmth is to wax.

Politeness travels on short fares.

Poor people's words go many to a sackful.

Poverty and hunger have many learned disciples.

Poverty craves many things, but avarice more.

Poverty is cunning; it catches even a fox.

Poverty is the sixth sense.

Praise a fine day at night.

Praising is not loving.