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  • Give a dog a bad name and hang him.
  • Give a thief enough rope and he'll hang himself.
  • Give and take.
  • Give credit where credit is due.
  • Give the devil his due.
  • God helps those who help themselves.
  • God made the country, and man made the town.
  • The gods send nuts to those who have no teeth.
  • The golden age was never the present age.
  • A golden key opens every door.
  • Good fences make good neighbors.
  • A good name is sooner lost than won.
  • The grapes are sour.
  • Great oaks from little acorns grow.
  • Half a loaf is better than no bread.
  • The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.
  • Harp not for ever on the same string.
  • Haste makes waste.
  • He gives twice who gives quickly.
  • He is rich that has few wants.
  • He laughs best who laughs last.
  • He that cannot obey cannot command.
  • He that has a great nose thinks everybody is speaking of it.
  • He that is down need fear no fall.
  • He travels the fastest who travels alone.
  • He who begins many things, finishes but few.
  • He who hesitates is lost.
  • He who makes no mistakes makes nothing.
  • He who pays the piper calls the tune.
  • He who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount.
  • He who says what he likes shall hear what he does not like.
  • He who would climb the ladder must begin at the bottom.
  • Health is wealth.
  • Heaven helps those who help themselves.
  • A heavy purse makes a light heart.
  • A hedge between keeps friendships green.
  • Help a lame dog over a stile.
  • History repeats itself.
  • Honesty is the best policy.
  • Hope for the best and prepare for the worst.
  • Hunger is the best sauce.
  • Give a lie twenty-four hours' start, and you can never overtake it.
  • Give knaves an inch and they will take a yard.
  • Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
  • Gluttony kills more than the sword.
  • God is always on the side of the big batallions.
  • God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb.
  • Good company on the road is the shortest cut.
  • A good husband makes a good wife.
  • A good tale is none the worse for being told twice.
  • Good wine needs no bush.
  • Grasp all, lose all.
  • A great city, a great solitude.
  • The greatest talkers are the least doers.
  • A growing youth has a wolf in his belly.
  • Half the world knows not how the other half lives.
  • Happy is the country that has no history.
  • Haste trips over its own heels.
  • He cannot speak well that cannot hold his tongue.
  • He should have a long spoon that sups with the devil.
  • He that commits a fault thinks everyone speaks of it.
  • He that fights and runs away may live to fight another day.
  • He that hath a full purse never wanted a friend.
  • He that hath not silver in his purse should have silk in his tongue.
  • He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune.
  • He that will not when he may, when he will he shall have nay.
  • He that would eat the kernel must crack the nut.
  • He that would have eggs must endure the cackling of hens.
  • He that would the daughter win, must with the mother first begin.
  • He who denies all confesses all.
  • He who excuses himself accuses himself.
  • He who gives fair words feeds you with an empty spoon.
  • He who goes against the fashion is himself its slave.
  • He who handles a nettle tenderly is soonest stung.
  • He who peeps through a hole may see what will vex him.
  • Hide not your light under a bushel.
  • The highest branch is not the safest roost.
  • Hitch your wagon to a star.
  • Hoist your sail when the wind is fair.
  • Hope deferred makes the heart sick.
  • Hope springs eternal in the human breast.
  • A house divided against itself cannot stand.
  • Hypocrisy is a homage that vice pays to virtue.

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