A blind man's wife needs no paint.
A good painter need not give a name to his picture, a bad one must.
A woman's in pain, a woman's in woe, a woman is ill, when she likes to be so.
A wound foreseen paint the less.
Another's misfortune does not cure my pain.
Apelles was not a master painter the first day.
Exaggeration is to paint a snake and add legs.
For one pleasure a thousand pains.
Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.
He devil is not so ugly as he is painted.
He painted a tiger, but it turned out a dog.
He that paints a flower does not give it perfume.
He who cannot paint must grind the colours.
He who lives long knows what pain is.
He who paints the flower cannot paint its fragrance.
I shall paint you in your own colours. [Take you according to your own showing.]
If folly were a pain, there would be groaning in every house.
If it moves, salute it; if it doesn't move, pick it up; and if you can't pick it up, paint it.
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If you gently touch a nettle it'll sting you for your pains; grasp it like a lad of mettle, an' as soft as silk remains.
In hawks, hounds, arms, and love, for one pleasure a thousand pains.
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