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Red sky at night, sailor's delight. Red sky at morning, sailors take warning.

Red sky at night, shepherd's delight; red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning.

Red sky in the morning, shepherds warning.

Rejoiced in youth, repented in age.

Rent and Taxes never sleep.

Repentance is the heart's medicine.

Report makes the wolf bigger than he is.

Rest comes from unrest, and unrest from rest.

Revenge converts a little right into a great wrong.

Revenge does not long remain unrevenged.

Revenge in cold blood is the devil's own act and deed.

Revenge is new wrong.

Revenge is sweet.

Revenge of an hundred years old hath still its sucking teeth.

Revenge remains not unrevenged.

Rich gamblers and old trumpeters are rare.

Rich people are everywhere at home.

Riches abuse them who know not how to use them.

Riches cause arrogance; poverty, meekness.

Right is with the strongest.

Roses and maidens soon lose their bloom.

Safe over the bridge, one laughs at St. Nepomuck.

Said in sport, meant in earnest.

Saint Martin was an easy man, he loved to drink Cerevisiam; and when he'd no Pecuniam, he left in pledge his Tunicam.

Saint Swithun's day, if thou be fair, for forty days it will remain; Saint Swithun's day, if thou bring rain, for forty days it will remain.