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Diffidence is the right eye of prudence.
      - [Proverbs]

Dig a well before you are thirsty.
      - (Chinese) [Proverbs]

Dig a well every day to drink water every day.
      - (Hindu) [Proverbs]

Dig your well before you're thirsty.
      - [Proverbs]

Diligence is a great teacher.
      - (Arabian) [Proverbs]

Diligence is the basis of wealth, and thrift the source of riches.
      - (Chinese) [Diligence : Proverbs : Wealth]

Diligence is the mother of good luck.
      - [Proverbs]

Diligent work makes a skilful workman.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

Dinners cannot be long where dainties want.
      - [Proverbs]

Dirty water does not wash clean.
      - (Italian) [Proverbs]

Dirty water will quench fire.
      - [Proverbs]

Disassembled sin is double wickedness.
      - [Proverbs]

Discover not your silent money (i.e. your hoarded money) to anybody.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbs]

Discreet stops make speedy journeys.
      - [Proverbs]

Discretion in speech is more than eloquence.
      - (English) [Discretion : Proverbs]

Discretion is the better part of valor.
      - [Proverbs]

Disease is soon shaken
  By physic soon taken.
      - [Proverbs]

Diseases are the interest of pleasures.
      - [Proverbs]

Disgraced like a man whose own pet bites him.
      - (Madagasy) [Proverbs]

Disputing and borrowing cause grief and sorrowing.
      - (German) [Proverbs]

Dissemblers oftener deceive themselves than others.
      - [Proverbs]

Distance lends enchantment to the view.
      - [Proverbs]

Distant hills look beautiful; near ones are ugly.
      - (Goan) [Proverbs]

Distracted by what is far away, he does not see his nose.
      - (Malagasy) [Proverbs]

Distrust is poison to friendship.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

Divide and rule.
  [Lat., Divide et impera.]
    [Win by creating disunion among your adversaries.]
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

Do and undo, the day is long enough.
      - [Proverbs]

Do as I say, not as I do.
      - [Proverbs]

Do as most men do, and men will speak well of you.
      - [Proverbs]

Do as others do, and few will mock you.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

Do as you would be done by.
      - [Proverbs]

Do as you would be done unto.
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

Do as you're bidden and you'll never bear blame.
      - [Proverbs]

Do business best when the wind's in the west.
      - [Proverbs]

Do chattering monkeys mimic men,
  Or we, turned apes, out-monkey them?
      - [Proverbs]

Do evil and look for the like.
      - [Proverbs]

Do good and throw it in the sea.
      - (Palestinian) [Proverbs]

Do good if you expect to receive it.
      - [Proverbs]

Do good to a knave, and pray God he may not do the same to thee.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

Do good, and care not to whom.
      - (Italian, Portuguese) [Proverbs]

Do ill, and expect the like.
      - (Portuguese) [Proverbs]

Do it well that thou mayest not do it twice.
      - [Proverbs]

Do little things now; so shall big things come to thee by and by asking to be done.
      - (Persian) [Proverbs : Trifles]

Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
      - [Proverbs]

Do not abstain from sowing for fear of the pigeons.
      - (French) [Proverbs]

Do not add legs to the snake after you have finished drawing it.
      - (Chinese) [Proverbs]

Do not all you can; spend not all you have; believe not all you hear; and tell not all you know.
      - [Proverbs]

Do not allow the sheep to die for a halfpenny of tar.
      - [Proverbs]

Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you will be like him yourself.
      - [Proverbs]

Do not anxiously hope for that which is not yet come; do not vainly regret what is already past.
      - (Chinese) [Proverbs]


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