Who is 17th century english proverb?

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    Take heed of enemies reconciled, and of meat twice boiled.
    Collected in John Ray, English Proverbs. English proverb (1670)

    A good reputation is more valuable than money.
    Publilius Syrus (1st century B.C.)

    He had first discovered a propensity for savagery in the acrid lavatories of a minor English public school where he used to press the heads of the new boys into the ceramic bowl and pull the flush upon them to drown their gurgling protests.
    Angela Carter (1940–1992)

    I shall not want false witness to condemn me,
    Nor store of treasons to augment my guilt.
    The ancient proverb will be well effected:
    “A staff is quickly found to beat a dog.”
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)