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  • Paddle your own canoe.
  • Patience is a virtue.
  • The pen is mightier than the sword.
  • Penny wise, pound foolish.
  • A place for everything, and everything in its place.
  • Pleasant hours fly fast.
  • The pot called the kettle black.
  • Poverty is no sin.
  • Practice makes perfect.
  • Practise what you preach.
  • Prevention is better than cure.
  • The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
  • The purse of the patient protracts the disease.
  • Put the saddle on the right horse.
  • Rats desert a sinking ship.
  • Respect is greater from a distance.
  • A rich man's joke is always funny.
  • A rolling stone gathers no moss.
  • Rome was not built in a day.
  • The rotten apple injures its neighbors.
  • Saying is one thing and doing another.
  • Seeing is believing.
  • Set a thief to catch a thief.
  • Silence is golden.
  • Slow and steady wins the race.
  • Slow but sure wins the race.
  • A soft answer turneth away wrath.
  • Some are wise and some are otherwise.
  • Some people cannot see the wood for the trees.
  • Spare the rod and spoil the child.
  • Speak the truth and shame the devil.
  • Speech is silver, silence is golden.
  • The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
  • Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.
  • A still tongue makes a wise head.
  • Still waters run deep.
  • A stitch in time saves nine.
  • The strength of the chain is in the weakest link.
  • Strike while the iron is hot.
  • Success has many friends.
  • 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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