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  • A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
  • A good cock can crow anywhere.
  • A leopard never changes its spots.
  • A leopard never changes its spots.
  • A leopard never changes its spots.
  • A leopard never changes its spots.
  • A poor man with a cigar is a thief for sure.
  • A watched pot never boils.
  • All time spent angry is time lost being happy.
  • Allís fair in love and war.
  • Ambition never has its fill.
  • An idiot speaks because s/he has to say something; a wise person speaks because he has something to say.
  • An old friend is the best mirror.   Video
  • An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
  • Better late than never.
  • Better one timely squawk than constant talk.
  • Better to be a rich manís dog than a poor manís saint.
  • Better to eat hard bread than none at all.
  • Calling a spade a spade
  • Cards, wine and women lead a man to perdition.
  • Check out your partnerís package before you marry.   Video
  • Desperate times call for desperate measures.
  • Distrust your best friend as you would your worst enemy.
  • Divide and conquer.
  • Do what you know.
  • Donít make commitments that are beyond your means.
  • Donít try to do things you know nothing about.   Video
  • Easier said than done.   Video
  • Even a golden cage is still a prison.
  • Every Raggedy Ann has a Raggedy Andy.
  • Everyone is master of his own fear.
  • Expect the best but prepare for the worst.
  • Full belly, happy heart.
  • God helps those who get up early.   Video
  • He who divides and shares is left with the best share.
  • He who leaves his family is forsaken by God.
  • He who owe nothing, fears nothing.
  • He who wants everything loses everything.
  • His bark is worse than his bite.
  • I donít respond to nonsense.
  • If you canít say something nice, donít say anything at all.
  • If you lie down with dogs, youíll get up with fleas.
  • If you would be well served, serve yourself.
  • It's feast or famine.
  • It's only Monday and I'm already screwed.
  • Itís time for everyone to go home.
  • Keep an eye on the situation.
  • Life is short; seize the moment.
  • Love is all you need.
  • Man can adjust to anything except not eating.
  • Man does not live by bread alone.
  • Manís worst enemy is not man, but hunger.
  • Mind your own business.
  • Money buys only what is cheap.
  • Money makes the world go 'round.
  • Nothing much gets done on a Monday.
  • Old people are easily upset.
  • Once a year does no harm.
  • One bad apple ruins the whole barrel.
  • One becomes fixated on what he needs.
  • Practice makes perfect.
  • Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.
  • Put a good face on a bad situation.   Video
  • Regarding pigs, itís all [about the] money, and regarding money, all are pigs.
  • Save your advice for those who ask for it.
  • Slow and steady wins the race.
  • Sorrow also sings, when it runs too deep to cry.
  • That which we know is a drop; what we donít know is an ocean.
  • That's water under the bridge.   Video
  • Thatís like the pot calling the kettle black.
  • The crime itself accuses.
  • The husband who does not contribute and the knife that doesnít cut, if they are lost, itís no great loss!
  • The squeaky wheel gets the grease.
  • The sun is the blanket of the poor.
  • Thereís no accounting for taste.
  • Thereís no escaping from death and fate.
  • Thereís no reason to go out on a limb.
  • Thereís no worse struggle than one thatís not even done.
  • Thereís nothing so boring as doing nothing.
  • Time is money.   Video
  • To pleasure and to pain, give neither free rein.
  • True friendship is one soul shared by two bodies.
  • Two's company, three's a crowd.   Video
  • We may be all made of the same clay but not cut of the same cloth.
  • Weíre all made of the same clay, but not cut of the same cloth.
  • What you don't see can't hurt you.
  • Where thereís life, thereís hope.
  • With poison, one drop is enough.
  • You are the company you keep.   Video
  • You can tell something of quality by the way it looks.
  • You can't get blood out of a turnip.   Video
  • You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.   Video
  • You canít get blood out of a turnip.
  • You canít have your cake and eat it too.
  • You get what you pay for.
  • You reap what you sow.
  • Your destiny will find you.   Video
  • Your over-explaining is making you look guilty.
  • Youíve got to take the bull by the horns.