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Empty barrels make the most noise.

Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.

Fact is stranger than fiction.

The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.

The bee has a sting but honey too.

He gets a tailwind who bothers to wait

Nothing beneath the sun is lasting.

One talks against praise in order to hear it once again.

A successful writer has a good memory and hopes that others do not have it.

A business is good, when both parties make a good bargain.

Charity supports both the giver and receiver.

Love is like dew that falls on both nettles and lilies.

What breaks in a moment may take years to mend.

A peacock has too little in its head, too much in its tail.

Those who wish to sing always find a song.

He who cannot keep silence cannot speak.

Wisdom is in the head and not in the beard.

Fear may force a man to cast beyond the moon.

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.

The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.

Memorable Proverbs

When the blind man carries the lame man, both go forward.

Eyes that do not cry, do not see.

What can't be alter'd must be borne, not blamed.

One should go invited to a friend in good fortune, and uninvited in misfortune.

Sweep first before your own door, before you sweep the doorsteps of your neighbors.

Worrying never did anyone any good.

Advice should be viewed from behind.

What can you expect from a pig but a grunt?

Thou are a bitter bird, said the raven to the starling.

Insightful Proverbs cards

When a blind man carries a lame man, both go forward.

Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn.

We notice faults of others and easily forget our own.

The damage of another is soon forgotten.

Seriousness and pleasure should thrive together.

Pay back with the same coin (get even).

Fear less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more, talk less, say more, hate less, love more, and all good things will be yours.
We know others by ourselves, said the loafer about the lice.
Do not judge all you see, do not believe all you hear, do not do all you can, do not say all you know, do not eat all you have, let no one know what you have in your heart or in your wallet.
Not all who fold their hands, are praying. (watch out for hypocrites).
Those who want to share the gains, shall also share the losses.
The joke is the weapon of the witty; being serious is the shield of the stupid (he needs it).

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