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The fish lead a pleasant life, they drink when they like.

The fox changes his skin, but keeps the rogue.

The fox does not prey near his hole.

The fuller the cask, the duller its sound.

The fun is in the search, not the finding.

The furthest way about is the nearest way home.

The greatest conqueror is he who conquers himself.

The greatest step is out of doors.

The greatest things are done by the help of small ones.

The greatest wealth is contentment with a little.

The handsomest snuffs the candle.

The hasty man was never a traitor.

The hen likes to lay in a nest where there are eggs already.

The higher a monkey climbs, the more he shows his behind.

The higher flood hath always the lower ebb.

The higher the bell is hung, the shriller it sounds.

The higher the monkey climbs the more he shows his tail.

The higher the monkey goes the more he shows his tail.

The horse is not judged of by the saddle.

The horse that draws best is the most whipped.

The husband's mother is the wife's devil.

The key that is used grows bright.

The king cannot rule as he wishes.

The king's chaff is better than other folk's corn.

The last shuts the door.