'Tis a wise child that knows its own father.
A bad mother wishes for good children.
A burnt child dreads the fire.
A burnt child fears the fire, and a bitten child fears a dog.
A child may have too much of his mother's blessing.
A child must creep until it learns to walk.
A child of a year old sucks milk from the heel.
A child's back must be bent early.
A child's fingers are not scalded by a piece of hot yam which his mother puts into his palm.
A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every passerby leaves a mark.
A child's sorrow is short-lived.
A child's tear rends the heavens.
A father maintains ten children better than ten children one father.
A glaring sunny morning, a woman that talks Latin, and a child reared on wine, never come to a good end.
A greedy father has thieves for children.
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A man at sixteen will prove a child at sixty.
A naughty child must be roughly rocked.
A pet child has many names.
A porcupine speaking to its baby says, 'O my child of velvet.'
A proverb is the child of experience.
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