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Proverbs master the man.
He longs to be simple who writes a proverb.
A proverb well chosen for a tombstone is a life.
He who does not understand a proverb is the hole in a wire hanger.
The weakest proverb is great, though a great proverb is never weak.
There is no weak proverb.
A proverb unspoken is a prayer.
A proverb unwritten is a curse.
A proverb in the mouth of a fool is a proverb.
A fool in the mouth of a proverb is not necessarily a fool.
A parent speaking a proverb to a child is a barking dog.
Psalms are lamps, proverbs mirrors.
A fool seeks out the exceptions of a proverb.
Many proverbs spoken in a short time mark trouble.


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