Better a good dinner than a fine coat.
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No wind can do him good who steers for no port.
Let not your shirt know your way of thinking.
Riches run after the rich, and poverty runs after the poor.
The devil is not always at a poor man's door.
One has always strength enough to bear the misfortunes of one's friends.
Good blood will never lie.
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