Obfuscations of Celebrated Oracular Utterings Part 1

Try to decipher the obfuscated quotes and sayings within the given time.
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Last updated: July 3, 2013
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Pulchritude has solely cutaneous profundity.
Beauty is only skin deep.
Compounds of hydrogen and oxygen in the proportion of two to one that are without visible movement invariably tend to flow with profundity.
Still water runs deep.
Members of an avian species or identical plumage congregate.
Birds of a feather flock together.
It is fruitless to become lachrymose over precipitately departed lacteal fluid.
Don't cry over spilled milk.
Where there is sufficient positive volition a successful conclusion may usually be anticipated.
Where there's a will, there's a way.
Cast a stroke at the propitious moment when the silver-white metallic substance is of excessive temperature.
Strike while the iron is hot.
A tremendous disturbance of the atmosphere that is generally preceeded by a corresponding period of absolute tranquility.
A calm before the storm.
A plethora of individuals with expertise in culinary techniques vitiate the potable concoction produced by steeping certain compatibles.
Too many cooks spoil the broth.
Neophyte's serendipity.
Beginner's luck.
Each mass of vapory collection suspended in the firmament has an interior decoration of metallic hue.
Every cloud has a silver lining
Level 32
Jul 2, 2013
Can you accept "There's no use crying over spilled milk" that's the way I've always heard it.
Level 70
Apr 25, 2014
I really like this quiz. "Birds of a feather stick together" is how I've always heard that one, but wasn't that hard to figure out.
Level 44
Aug 29, 2014
Great one. Some of the definitions really made me chuckle.

Looked up the exact wording by typing the German equivalent into dict.cc, but I found them all out. Yay!

Level 82
Apr 20, 2015
I knew the answers to all of these but couldn't figure out the exact phrasing you wanted for "strike when the iron's hot" or "too many cooks/chefs spoil the soup."
Level 84
Aug 1, 2016
I second this on the cooks/chefs one. There are a number of similar ones that should be considered correct answers.
Level 71
Jun 15, 2015
Could you accept "strike when the iron is hot", please? :)
Level 64
Jan 31, 2022
Nice quiz; thank you for making me laff!
Level 62
Oct 1, 2022
Exterior decoration of a metallic hue*
Level 58
Mar 5, 2023
I've only heard "too many cooks in the kitchen"