Obfuscations of Celebrated Oracular Utterings Part 3

Try to decipher the obfuscated quotes and sayings within the given time.
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It hath been deemed unwise to calculate upon the quantity of junior poultry prior to the completion of proper incubation.
Don't count your eggs before they hatch.
Where there are visible vapors having their provenience in ignited carbonaceous materials, there will be also observed conflagration.
Where there's smoke, there's fire.
Unwanted egotism prophesies the speedy effect of the force of gravity.
Pride comes before a fall.
A small, one-eyed steel instrument used at the crucial moment may rescue the square of three.
A stitch in time saves nine.
To depart from the path of rectitude is characteristic of the human species, but to be tolerant, loving and kind toward wrongdoers is Godlike.
To err is human, to forgive is divine.
Sorting on the part of mendicants must be interdicted.
Beggars can't be choosers.
Male cadavers are incapable of yielding testimony.
Dead men tell no tales.
Accelerated execution often produces faulty results.
Haste makes waste.
The person presenting the ultimate cachinnation possesses thereby the optimal cachinnation.
He who laughs last laughs best.
When the humidity attains the bursting point it does so profusely.
When it rains, it pours.
Level 78
Dec 1, 2013
It's "Don't count your CHICKENS before they hatch."
Level 56
Mar 2, 2014
Sorry for the late reply:

Chickens do not hatch; eggs do.

Level 67
Jul 16, 2015
It's definitely chickens: they hatch from eggs. You can count your eggs at any time but you can't count your chickens while they are still eggs as they may not hatch - hence the saying.
Level 74
Jun 29, 2017
The phrase is CHICKENS
Level 63
Mar 26, 2019
Don't count your chickens before THEY'VE HATCHED.
Level 76
Mar 1, 2021
@CtG26: That's like saying, "Babies are not born, the uterus is."
Level 68
Dec 5, 2017
Can't believe this hasn't been fixed yet. It's "chickens" not eggs.
Level 88
Dec 5, 2017
I agree with everyone else that the phrase is Don't count your CHICKENS before they hatch.
Level 50
Nov 11, 2020
Pride GOES before a fall.