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Law is a bottomless pit.
Ignorance of the law excuses no man.
Law makers should not be law breakers.
Wrong laws make short governance.
The law is not the same at morning and at night.
New lords, new laws.
Laws catch flies and let hornets go free.
Where drums beat, laws are silent.
An upright judge has more regard to justice than to men.
That trial is not fair where affection is the judge.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
Though the fox run, the chicken hath wings.
Young cocks love no coops.
A cock is bold on his dunghill.
A barley-corn is better than a diamond to a cock.
He that will have his farm full, must keep an old cock and a young bull.
If the hen does not prate, she will not lay.
It is no good hen that cackles in your house and lays in another's.
Fat hens lay few eggs.
Grain by grain, and the hen fills her belly.
A duck will not always dabble in the same gutter.
It is a blind silly goose that comes to the fox's sermon.
What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
All his geese are swans.
All your swans are geese.
Each bird likes to hear himself sing.
The bird loves her nest.
Birds of a feather flock together.
The bird that can sing and won't sing must be made to sing.
The fowler's pipe sounds sweet until the bird is caught.
He that will take the bird must not scare it.
The noisy fowler catches no bird.
Old birds are not caught with new nests.
'Tis the early bird that catches the worm.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
A bird is known by its note, and a man by his talk.
It is an ill bird that fouls its own nest.
Eagles fly alone, but sheep flock together.
A kite will never be a good hawk.
Empty hands no hawk allure.
The crow thinks his own bird fairest.
A crow is never the whiter for washing herself often.
Wheresoever the carcase is, there will the ravens be gathered together.
One swallow does not make a summer.
The snail slides up the tower at last though the swallow mounteth it sooner.
The cuckoo comes in April, and stays the month of May; sings a song at Midsummer, and then goes away.
If the sky falls, we shall catch larks.
An owl is the king of the night.
When the owl sings, the nightingale will hold her peace.
Cats hide their paws.
A gloved cat catches no mice.
When the cat's away, the mice will play.
Ale will make cat speak.
A blade cat makes a proud mouse.
When the weasel and the cat make a marriage, it is a very ill presage.
The cat and dog may kiss, yet are none the better friends.
All cats love fish but fear to wet their paws.
A cat may look at a king.
It is said that "cat hath nine lives", yet care would wear them all out.