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When it blows, the trees shake.

When misfortune comes in at the door, love flies out of the window.

When need is greatest, help is nearest.

When old horses get warm, they are not easily held in.

When one goose drinks, all drink.

When poverty comes in at the door, love flies out at the window.

When poverty comes in at the door, love jumps out at the window.

When shepherds quarrel, the wolf has a winning game.

When silent men speak they speak to the purpose.

When sorrow is asleep wake it not.

When the calf is stolen, the peasant mends the stall.

When the dog is awake, the shepherd may sleep.

When the fox preaches, look to the geese.

When the fox wants to catch geese, he wags his tail.

When the guest is in most favour, he will do well to quit.

When the hen had laid an egg she cackles.

When the horse dies, dismount.

When the jest is at its best, 'twill be well to let it rest.

When the lords come out of the council-house, they are wiser than when they went in.

When the measure is full, it runs over.

When the root is worthless, so is the tree.

When the tale of bricks is doubled, then comes Moses.

When the wine runs to waste in the cellar, he mends the cask.

When the word is out, it belongs to another.

When you sweep the stairs, you start at the top.