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The more thou stir it the worse it will be.

Cervantes Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quotes , Source: Don Quixote (bk. III, ch. VIII)

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The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

Cervantes Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quotes , Source: Don Quixote (ch. XXIV)

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Make hay while the sun shines.

Cervantes Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quotes , Source: Don Quixote (pt. I, bk. III, ch. 11)

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Spare your breath to cool your porridge.

Cervantes Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quotes , Source: Don Quixote (pt. II, ch. V)

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Honesty is the best policy.

Cervantes Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quotes , Source: Don Quixote (pt. II, ch. XXXIII)

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I have other fish to fry.

Cervantes Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quotes , Source: Don Quixote (pt. II, ch. XXXV)

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Many go out for wool, and come home shorn themselves.

Cervantes Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quotes , Source: Don Quixote (pt. II, ch. XXXVII)

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Whether the pitcher hits the stone or the stone hits the pitcher, it goes ill with the pitcher.

Cervantes Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quotes , Source: Don Quixote (vol. II, ch. XLIII)

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Enough is as good as a feast.

George Chapman Quotes , Source: Eastward Ho! (act III, sc. 2), written by Chapman, Jonson, Marston

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Hier lies that should fetch a perfect woman over the coles.

George Chapman Quotes , Source: Sir Gyles Goosecappe

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The shortest follies are the best. [Fr., Les plus courtes folies sont les meilleures.]

Pierre Charron Quotes , Source: Las Sagesse (bk. I, ch. 3)

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With emptie hands men may no haukes lure.

Pierre Charron Quotes , Source: Las Sagesse (bk. I, ch. 3)

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So was hir jolly whistel wel y-wette.

Geoffrey Chaucer Quotes , Source: The Canterbury Tales (l. 4,155), The Reeve's Tale

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Whom drink made wits, though nature made them fools.

Chilo of Sparta Chilon Quotes , Source: his motto, inscribed on Temple of Apollo at Delphi,

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Patience is sorrow's salve.

Charles Churchill Quotes , Source: Prophecy of Famine (l. 363)

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A bachelor's bed is the most pleasant.

Charles Churchill Quotes , Source: Prophecy of Famine (l. 363)

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A wise man does nothing by constraint.

Charles Churchill Quotes , Source: Prophecy of Famine (l. 363)

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All soils are not fertile.

Charles Churchill Quotes , Source: Prophecy of Famine (l. 363)

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Anger should never appear in awarding punishment.

Charles Churchill Quotes , Source: Prophecy of Famine (l. 363)

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As you sow, so shall you also reap.

Charles Churchill Quotes , Source: Prophecy of Famine (l. 363)

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Care must be taken that the punishment does not exceed the offence.

Charles Churchill Quotes , Source: Prophecy of Famine (l. 363)

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Certain signs are the forerunners of certain events.

Charles Churchill Quotes , Source: Prophecy of Famine (l. 363)

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Do nothing twice over.

Charles Churchill Quotes , Source: Prophecy of Famine (l. 363)

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Every animal loves itself.

Charles Churchill Quotes , Source: Prophecy of Famine (l. 363)

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Every man's friend is no man's friend.

Charles Churchill Quotes , Source: Prophecy of Famine (l. 363)

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