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  • Per ardua ad astra.
  • The pitcher goes so often to the well that it is broken at last.
  • Possession is nine points of the law.
  • Pouring oil on the fire is not the way to quench it.
  • Praise makes good men better and bad men worse.
  • Praise without profit puts little in the pot.
  • Procrastination is the thief of time.
  • Promises are like pie-crust, made to be broken.
  • The proper study of mankind is man.
  • A prophet is not without honor, save in his own country, and in his own house.
  • Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.
  • Providence is always on the side of the big batallions.
  • Punctuality is the politeness of kings.
  • Queen Anne is dead.
  • Rain before seven, fine before eleven.
  • The receiver is as bad as the thief.
  • The remedy may be worse than the disease.
  • Revenge is sweet.
  • The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
  • A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
  • Safety lies in the middle course.
  • Second thoughts are best.
  • Self-praise is no recommendation.
  • Self-preservation is the first law of nature.
  • Set a beggar on horseback and he'll ride to the devil.
  • Share and share alike.
  • The shortest way round is the longest way home.
  • Silence gives consent.
  • So many countries, so many customs.
  • Sow the wind and reap the whirlwind.
  • Speak fair and think what you like.
  • Speak well of the dead.
  • The sting of a reproach is the truth of it.
  • Stolen pleasures are sweetest.
  • A straw will show which way the wind blows.
  • Stretch your legs according to your coverlet.
  • Submitting to one wrong brings on another.
  • Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
  • The sun is never the worse for shining on a dunghill.
  • Sweet are the uses of adversity.

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