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• Charity¬†gives itself rich; covetousness hoards itself poor

• A sparrow in the hand is better than a pigeon on the roof.

• It is an ill bird that fouls its own nest

• A honey tongue and a heart of gall.

• The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

• He who eats with the devil must have a long spoon.

• It is better to be alone than to be in bad company.

• He¬†who borrows sells his freedom.

• Shortcuts are often longcuts.

• Catch not a shadow and lose the substance.

• The dogs bark but the caravan moves on.
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