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Never advise anyone to go to war or to get married. Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present. He that has no children brings them up well.
Under a tattered cloak you will generally find a good drinker.
Chins without beards deserve no honor.
Since we cannot get what we like, let us like what we can get.
Better a friendly refusal than an unwilling consent.
A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will.
Drink nothing with out seeing it; sign nothing without reading it.
Communism is a cow of many; well milked and badly fed.
A pig bought on credit is forever grunting.
A friend to everybody and to nobody is the same thing.
Flattery makes friends and truth makes enemies.
What a fool does in the end, the wise do in the beginning.
If I die, I forgive you. If I live we shall see.
An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship.
Every man for himself and God for us all.
Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.
There is no happiness; there are only moments of happiness.
A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.
Men can acquire knowledge, but not wisdom. Some of the greatest fools ever known were learned men.
He who goes to law for a sheep loses his cow.
Blue eyes say, Love me or I die; black eyes say, Love me or I kill thee.
Not to watch your workmen is to lose your money.
The day you marry, it is either kill or cure.
An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.
A word from the mouth is like a stone from a sling.
It is the truth that irritates a person.
People will in a great degree, and not without reason, form their opinion of you by that they have of your friends, as, says the
What is not yours always chirps for its master.
Dios tarda pero no olvida -- God delays but doesn't forget.
Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.
A poor man is all schemes.
The king goes as far as he may, not as far as he could.
Take what you want, God said to man, and pay for it.
Manana is often the busiest day of the week.
Never put off today what you can put off tomorrow.
A secret between two is God's secret, between three is all men s.
Who has a trade may go anywhere.
Life without a friend is death without a witness.
Two great talkers will not travel far together.
Time and I against any two.
A rich man is either a scoundrel or the heir of a scoundrel.
Water for oxen, wine for kings.


The foolish sayings of a rich man pass for wise ones.


More grows in the garden than the gardener knows he has sown. 
Don't offer me advice; give me money.
Habits are first cobwebs, then cables.
More grows in the garden than the gardener knows he has sown. 


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