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Proverbs Used in Downton Abbey. (S03,E01)

3 Proverbs Used in Downton Abbey, Premier Episode of Season Three.
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Like most good writing, proverbs play a major part in developing a tight narrative. Downton Abbey has used proverbial sayings quite effectively in the past. We were pleased to see three new ones pop up in this season's premier. We expect there will be many more to come.

If you have to pay money, it is better to a doctor than an undertaker.
~ English Proverb

A bad workman quarrels with his tools.
~ Romanian Proverb

Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham, repeats a quote from Oscar Wilde, "Nothing succeeds like excess." The quote is (mockingly) derived from the old English proverb:
Nothing succeeds like success.
~ English Proverb

How many proverbs can you recognize from past episodes?