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If you have one pair of good soles its better than two pairs of good uppers. If you put a silk dress on a goat he is a goat still. It is not the most beautiful woman who has the most sense. back to top It's a bad hen that won't scratch herself. The person who brings a story to you will take away two from you. There are two tellings to every story There is a crock of gold in the tomb of every chieftain, but they are all guarded by cats and fairies. There is no pain greater than the pain of rejection. There is not a tree in Heaven that is higher than the tree of patience. 'Tis as hard to see a woman cry, as a goose go barefoot To be red-haired is better than to be without a head To every cow its calf; to every book its copy. To the fighting man peace is sure To the raven her own chick is white. When all fruits fail welcome haws When a man gets his feet in lime he cannot easily get rid of it. When wrathful words arise a closed mouth is soothing Where comes a cow the wiseman lay down(St.
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