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Death always comes too early or too late.

Death is a shadow that always follows the body.
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
If you want to be happy for a year, plant a garden; If you want to be happy for life, plant a tree.
To talk without thinking is to shoot without aiming.
Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.
A hero is a man who is afraid to run away.
It is an equal failing to trust everybody, and to trust nobody.
When the sword of rebellion is drawn, the sheath should be thrown away.
We are usually the best men when in the worst health.
He that plants trees loves others besides himself.
Never step over one duty to perform another.
He that seeks trouble never misses.
He is a fool that kisseth the maid when he may kiss the mistress.
He that would the daughter win must with the mother first begin.
You must not expect old heads upon young shoulders.
Sometimes you must be cruel to be kind.
Speak not of my debts unless you mean to pay them.
The mob has many heads but no brains.
Poverty is not a shame, but the being ashamed of it is.
Six hours for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool.
A young man idle, an old man needy.
An idle brain is the devil's workshop.
Gray hairs are death's blossoms.
Take heed you do not find what you do not seek.
Education begins a gentleman, conversation completes him.
You may poke a man's fire after you've known him for seven years.
Fools build houses, and wise men buy them.
Don't dig your grave with your knife and fork.
A small family is soon provided for.
The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune.
Two wrongs do not make a right.
It takes all sorts to make a world.
Time is the soul of business.
There is but an hour a day between a good housewife and a bad one.
Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me.
Love your neighbor, yet pull not down your hedge.
The ship that will not obey the helm will have to obey the rocks.
Who is so deaf or so blind as he that willfully will neither hear nor see?
Some men go through a forest and see no firewood.
No barber shaves so close but another finds his work.
Ask God for what man can give, and you may get it.
A full cup must be carried steadily.
A proverb is the child of experience.
Learning makes a man fit company for himself as well as for others.
Many a true word is spoken in jest.
The calmest husbands make the stormiest wives.
The best throw of the dice is to throw them away.
Friends are like fiddle strings, they must not be screwed too tight.
The first faults are theirs that commit them, the second theirs that permit them.
The difference is wide that sheets will not decide.
While the doctors consult, the patient dies.
Better a snotty child than his nose wiped off.
Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old.

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