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When children stand quiet, they have done some harm.

When wine is in wit is out.

Wise after the event.

You cannot eat your cake and have it.

You can't run with the hare and hunt with the hounds.

We know not what is good until we have lost it.

What is got over the devil's back is spent under his belly.

When flatterers meet, the devil goes to dinner.

Where there's a will there's a way.

Wise men think alike.

You cannot flay the same ox twice.

You can't take it with you.

We never know the value of water till the well is dry.

What is lost is lost.

When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

Where there's muck there's brass.

With time and patience the leaf of the mulberry becomes satin.

You cannot judge a tree by it bark.

You can't teach an old dog new tricks.

We shall see what we shall see.

What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.

When it rains, it pours.

Where there's smoke, there's fire.

Women and children first.

You cannot teach old dogs new tricks.

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