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1: Necessity is the mother of invention.
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2: Necessity knows no law.
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3: Neck or nothing.
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4: Need makes the old wife trot.
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5: Need teaches a plan.
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6: Needs must when the devil drives.
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7: Neither fish nor flesh.
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8: Neither here nor there.
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9: Neither rhyme nor reason.
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10: Never bid the devil morrow until you meet him.
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11: Never cackle till your egg is laid.
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12: Never choose your women or your linen by candlelight.
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13: Never do things by halves.
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14: Never fry a fish till it’s caught.
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15: Never look a gift horse in the mouth
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16: Never marry for money, but marry where money is.
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17: Never mention rope in the house of a man who has been hanged
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18: Never offer to teach fish to swim.
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19: Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
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20: Never quit certainty for hope.
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21: Never say die.
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22: Never say never
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23: Never too much of a good thing.
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24: Never try to prove what nobody doubts.
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25: Never write what you dare not sign.
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26: New brooms sweep clean.
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27: New lords, new laws.
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28: No cure no pay.
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29: No flying from fate.
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30: No garden without its weeds.
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31: No good deed goes unpunished
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32: No great loss without some small gain.
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33: No herb will cure love.
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34: No joy without alloy.
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35: No living man all things can.
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36: No longer pipe, no longer dance.
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37: No losers, no winners.
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38: No man loves his fetters, be they made of gold.
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39: No matter how long a log stays in the water, it doesn't become a crocodile
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40: No news is good news.
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41: No pains, no gains.
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42: No song, no supper.
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43: No sweet without sweat.
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44: No wisdom like silence.
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45: None but the brave deserve the fair.
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46: None so blind as those who won’t see.
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47: None so deaf as those that won’t hear.
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48: Nothing comes out of the sack but what was in it.
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49: Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
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50: Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught
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51: Nothing must be done hastily but killing of fleas.
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52: Nothing so bad, as not to be good for something.
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53: Nothing succeeds like success.
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54: Nothing venture, nothing have.
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55: Nothing ventured nothing gained.
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