An onion will not produce a rose.
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He rises early that is hanged before noon.
Far from Jupiter, far from his thunder.
To the stars through difficulties. [Ad astra per aspera.]
He who cannot even manage a yacht asks for a ship of burthen!
Over no home can the sign be hung: There is no trouble here.
The mill cannot grind with the water that is past.
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One gentle word opens a gate of iron.