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The devil is civil when he is flattered.

The devil is in the details.

The devil is never so black as he is painted.

The devil likes to souse what is already wet.

The devil looks after his own.

The dog does not get bread every time he wags his tail.

The dog rages at the stone, not at him that throws it.

The dog returns to its vomit.

The dog that starts the hare is as good as the one that catches it.

The dogs bite the last.

The drunken mouth reveals the heart's secrets.

The egg will be more knowing than the hen.

The empty waggon must make room for the full one.

The end of wrath is the beginning of repentance.

The executioner is a keen shaver.

The eye is bigger than the belly.

The eye is never satiated with seeing.

The eyes believe themselves; the ears believe other people.

The fairer the hostess, the heavier the reckoning.

The farthest way about is the nearest way home.

The fast faggot is not easily broken.

The fat is in the fire.

The fatter the flea, the leaner the dog.

The fault of another is a good teacher.

The fewer the words, the better the prayer.