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Presents keep friendship warm.

Priestly knaves sweat hard at their meat, but never at work get into a heat.

Priests and women never forget.

Priests bless themselves first.

Priests even smile pleasantly on young women.

Priests pay each other no tithes.

Priests should not prate out of the confessional.

Princes have long hands and many ears.

Promises are like the full moon: if they are not kept at once they diminish day by day.

Promises don't fill the belly.

Promises make debts.

Promises may make friends, but 'tis performances that keep them.

Proverbs are like butterflies, some are caught and some fly away.

Prudent men choose frugal wives.

Prudent pauses forward business.

Put out the fire betimes, ere it reach the roof.

Put the light out, and all women are alike.

Quick at meat, quick at work.

Quick believers need broad shoulders.

Quick come, quick go.

Quick enough, if but good enough.

Ragged colts make the handsomest stallions.

Raise no more devils than you can lay.

Reason doe not come before years.

"Red is Love's colour," said the wooer to his foxy charmer.