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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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