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John Greaves, Peter Blegvad, Lisa Herman - Twenty-Two Proverbs lyrics

Would ye both eat your cake and have your cake?
Would ye break a butterfly upon the wheel?
He who sows wind will reap a tempest.
Milk the mosquito to serve your king.
To cut into another man's ear is like cutting into a felt hat.
She is neither fish nor flesh nor good red herring.

Names are not the pledge for things, but things for names.
One should write bad things on running water.
A drowning man would catch at razors,
but coupled sheep drown one another.
One may well be too young to marry, but one is never too old to love.
Treat your friend as if he will one day be your enemy
and your enemy as if he will one day become your friend.
Herring in the land, the doctor at a stand.
Dead as a doornail.

A single hair casts its shadow on the ground.
What have I to do with Bradshaw's windmill?
Better to live one day as a lion than live a hundred years as a sheep.
The stone that the builders rejected has become the corner stone.
The stone that everybody spits upon will be wet at last.
A cat may look at a king.
By night all cats are grey.
The pen of the tongue should be dipped into the inkwell of the heart.
The pen of the tongue should be dipped into... (fade)