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When good cheer is lacking, our friends will be packing.

When his head is broken he puts on his helmet.

When house and land are gone and spent, then learning is most excellent.

When I'm dead, everybody's dead, and the pig too.

When ill-luck falls asleep let nobody wake her.

When it thunders, the thief becomes honest.

When rogues go in procession the devil carries the cross.

When the cat's away the mice dance.

When the cat's away the rats dance.

When the devil is old he turns hermit.

When the fox preaches, take care of yourselves, hens.

When the lion is dead the hares jump upon his carcase.

When the lion's skin falls short, piece it out with that of the fox.

When the millers are making an uproar, do you tie up your sacks.

When the ship has sunk everyone knows how she might have been saved.

When the sun shines on thee, thou needest not care for the moon.

When the tree is down every one runs to it with a hatchet to cut wood.

When the will is prompt the legs are nimble.

When the wind is in the east, 'tis neither good for man nor beast.

When the wind serves, all aid.

When the wine's in the wit's out.

When there is a fire in the neighbourhood carry water to your own house.

When there is little bread at table put plenty on your plate.

When there is nothing the church loses.

When wine enters modesty departs.