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Peel a fig for your friend, a peach for your enemy.

Penny and penny laid up will be many.

Plenty makes daintiness.

Plenty of words when the cause is lost.

Pluck the magpie, and don't make her scream.

Pluck the rose and leave the thorns.

Poison quells poison.

Poor men do penance for rich men's sins.

Poor men's money and cowards' weapons are often flourished.

Poverty has no kin.

Pride went out on horseback, and returned on foot.

Priests, friars, nuns, and chickens never have enough.

Princes have long arms.

Proverbs bear age, and he who would do well may view himself in them as in a looking glass.

Public money is like holy water, every one helps himself to it.

Quick and well don't agree.

Rather an ass that carries than a horse that throws.

Rather hat in hand than hand in purse.

Rather have a little one for your friend, than a great one for your enemy.

Reason lies between bridle and spur.

Reconciled friendship is a wound ill salved.

Revenge a hundred years old has still its milk-teeth.

Running water carries no poison.

Save a thief from the gallows and he'll be the first who shall cut your throat.

Save something for the man that rides on the white horse.