Conflicting Proverbs

Actions speak louder than words. 
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The pen is mightier than the sword.
Look before you leap. 
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He who hesitates is lost. 
Many hands make light work. 
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Too many cooks spoil the broth. 
A silent man is a wise one. 
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A man without words is a man without thoughts. 
Clothes make the man. 
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Don't judge a book by its cover. 
It's the squeaky wheel that gets the grease. 
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The nail that sticks out gets hammered. 
Beware of Greeks bearing gifts. 
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Don't look a gift horse in the mouth. 
Nothing ventured, nothing gained. 
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Better safe than sorry. 
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