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The ass and his driver do not think alike.

The ass carries corn to the mill, and gets thistles.

The bailiff's cow and another's cow are two different cows.

The beggar's bag is bottomless.

The beginning hot, the middle lukewarm, the end cold.

The belly is a bad adviser.

The best answer to anger is silence.

The best friends are in one's purse.

The best go first, the bad remain to mend.

The best is what one has in his hand.

The best of the mill is that the sacks can't speak.

The bites of priests and wolves are hard to heal.

The cats that drive away mice are as food as those that catch them.

The chamois climbs high and yet is caught.

The cock is a lord on his own dunghill.

The cock is king on his own dunghill.

The cock shuts his eyes when he crows, because he knows it by heart.

The concealer is as bad as the thief.

The cow gives milk through her mouth.

The cow licks no strange calf.

The cows that low most give the least milk.

The debts go to the next heir.

The devil catches most souls in a golden net.

The devil dances in an empty pocket.

The devil finds work for idle hands to do.