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honor and profit lie not in one sack
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used to suggest that it is difficult to achieve both financial success and maintain a high level of moral or ethical standards at the same time
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make yourself all honey and the flies will devour you
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used to suggest that some people might take advantage of those who are very kind, gentle, or always willing to please others
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if your friend is honey, do not lick him thoroughly
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used to warn against taking advantage of a friend's kindness or generosity to the point of overindulgence or exploitation
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he that will steal an egg will steal an ox
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used to imply that a person who is willing to commit a small act of dishonesty or theft is likely to commit more significant acts
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corporations have neither bodies to be punished, nor souls to be damned
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used to imply that corporations may be able to engage in unethical or immoral behavior without facing the same consequences as individuals who engage in similar behavior
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it (sure) is easy to find a stick to beat a dog
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used to suggest that it is easy to find fault or criticize someone, especially someone vulnerable, even if they have done nothing wrong or the fault is minor
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all lay loads on a willing horse
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used to suggest that people tend to take advantage of those who are generous and willing to help, often without considering their own responsibilities or limitations
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lying a little and stealing a little will get you nicely through the world
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used to suggest that dishonesty and theft can be useful strategies for achieving success
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