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“Good wine needs no bush.”

From Roman times, taverns hung a ‘bush’ outside to advertise their liquor; so this proverb means that good things need no advertisement.

The Annotated Shakespeare by A.L. Rowse, 1978.

“You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.”

Chinese proverb. The Toastmaster’s Treasure Chest by Herbert V. Prochonow, 1979.