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one year’s seeding makes seven years weeding

ONE year’s seeding makes seven years’ weeding

Warning of the danger of allowing weeds to grow and seed themselves: also used figuratively. □ 1866Rural American 1 .

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One year’s seeding makes seven years weeding.

People count the faults of those who keep them waiting.

Other people’s troubles are bearable.

Who is in fear of every leaf must not go into the wood.

Anything with scales counts as fish.

No matter how much you care for another person, however, you can’t guarantee him a happy life, not with love or money, not with sacrifice. You can only do your best—and pray for him.

Who is smart will learn.

The sheik’s miracles are those of his own telling.

The older a fool, the worse he is.

He gives nothing who does not give himself.

Better be wrong with the many than right with the few.

That’s when you know you really fit with someone – when you can just sit there and not do anything. Kind of ignoring each other.