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Proverbs


Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
- Japanese Proverb
If triangles had a God, He’d have three sides.
- Yiddish proverb
The difficult we do immediately. The impossible takes a little longer.
- American Proverb (U.S. Army Corp of Engineers)
Molasses catches more flies than vinegar.
- Italian Proverb
Examine what is said, not him who speaks.
- Arab Proverb
All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.
- American Proverb (Benjamin Franklin)
Experience is a comb that nature gives us when we are bald.
- Belgian Proverb
Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend’s forehead.
- Chinese Proverb
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
- Chinese Proverb (Lao Tzu)
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
- Chinese Proverb
If thine enemy wrong thee, buy each of his children a drum.
- Chinese Proverb
If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
- Chinese Proverb
When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.
- American Proverb (Billy Graham)
Too clever is dumb.
- American Proverb (Ogden Nash)
Charity sees the need, not the cause.
- German Proverb
Do not insult the mother alligator until after you have crossed the river.
- Haitian Proverb
A dog is a dog unless he is facing you; then he is Mr. Dog.
- Haitian Proverb
When an elephant is in trouble even a frog will kick him.
- Hindu Proverb
The believer is happy; the doubter is wise.
- Hungarian Proverb
Call on God, but row away from the rocks.
- Indian Proverb
It is better to be a coward for a minute than dead for the rest of your life.
- Irish Proverb
Love kills time. Time kills love.
- Proverb
Bed is the poor man’s opera.
- Italian Proverb
The reverse side also has a reverse side.
- Japanese Proverb
To teach is to learn.
- Japanese Proverb
Knowledge without wisdom is a load of books on the back of an ass.
- Japanese Proverb
God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.
- Jewish Proverb
Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp’s nest.
- Indian Proverb (Malabar)
No one can say of his house, “There is no trouble here.”
- Chinese Proverb
When the cat and mouse agree, the grocer is ruined.
- Persian Proverb
To speak kindly does not hurt the tongue.
- Proverb
Confucius say too much.
- Proverb
When money speaks, the truth keeps silent.
- Russian Proverb
To know and to act are one and the same.
- Proverb
Better bend than break.
- Proverb
They talk of my drinking but never my thirst.
- Proverb
Before I judge my neighbor, let me walk a mile in his moccasins.
- Proverb
Since we cannot get what we like, let us like what we can get.
- Proverb
Live with wolves, and you learn to howl.
- Proverb
Worry gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Proverb
When the flag is unfurled, all reason is in the trumpet.
- Proverb
Don’t talk unless you can improve the silence.
- Proverb
Charm is more than beauty.
- Proverb
If the rich could hire people to die for them, the poor could make a wonderful living.
- Proverb
With money in your pocket, you are wise and you are handsome and you sing well too.
- Proverb
The girl who can’t dance says the band can’t play.
- Proverb
If God lived on Earth, people would knock out all His windows.
- Proverb
Vice rules where gold reigns.
- Proverb
If you wish to know what a man is, place him in authority.
- Proverb
When you seek it, you cannot find it.
- Proverb
Zen is like looking for the spectacles that are sitting on your nose.
- Proverb
Before the first step is taken the goal is reached.
- Proverb
Long absent soon forgotten.
- Proverb
The absent are always in the wrong.
- Proverb
Accidents will happen.
- Proverb
If you accommodate others, you will be accommodating yourself.
- Proverb
The accomplice is as bad as the thief.
- Proverb
Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.
- Proverb
The worst ache is the present ache.
- Proverb
Sharp acids corrode their own containers.
- Proverb
Every one is responsible for his own actions.
- Proverb
Adversity and loss make a man wise.
- Proverb
Adversity is easier borne than prosperity forgot.
- Proverb
A wife’s advice is not worth much, but woe to the husband who refuses to take it.
- Proverb
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
- Proverb
Advice once was worth a camel; now that it is free of charge, no one takes it.
- Proverb
Advice that ain’t paid for ain’t no good.
- Proverb
Advice to a fool goes in one ear and out the other.
- Proverb
He who builds according to every man’s advice will have a crooked house.
- Proverb
Nothing is so liberally given as advice.
- Proverb
No one is wise enough to advise himself.
- Proverb
Be always a little afraid so that you never have need of being much afraid.
- Proverb
The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.
- Proverb
The afterthought is good, but forethought is better.
- Proverb
An agreement is a kind of debt.
- Proverb
Ale in, wit out.
- Proverb
Plenty know good ale, but don’t know much after that.
- Proverb
An American will go to hell for a bag of coffee.
- Proverb
Animals have long tongues but can’t speak; men have short tongues and shouldn’t speak.
- Proverb
If one has nothing to answer, it is best to shut up.
- Proverb
To every answer you can find a new question.
- Proverb
Many ants kill a camel.
- Proverb
To be prepared is to have no anxiety.
- Proverb
An ape, a priest, and a louse, are three devils in one house.
- Proverb
It is difficult to satisfy one’s appetite by painting pictures of cakes.
- Proverb
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
- Proverb
Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.
- Proverb
One rotten apple spoils the other.
- Proverb
One armpit cannot hold two watermelons.
- Proverb
It is a great art to laugh at your own misfortune.
- Proverb
Practice not your art, and it will soon depart.
- Proverb
The art is not in making money, but in keeping it.
- Proverb
An artist lives everywhere.
- Proverb
Ask too much to get enough.
- Proverb
He who is ashamed of asking is ashamed of learning.
- Proverb
Better ride an ass that carries me than a horse that throws me.
- Proverb
Attitudes don’t prove anything.
- Proverb
At an auction keep your mouth shut.
- Proverb
Like author like book.
- Proverb
The axe attacks the forest from whence it got its own handle.
- Proverb
If you don’t grease the axle you won’t be able to travel.
- Proverb
Bad is a bad servant, but worse is being without him.
- Proverb
Bad is never good until worse happens.
- Proverb
What is bad for one is good for another.
- Proverb
If you eat your bagel, you’ll have nothing in your pocket but the hole.
- Proverb
A little bait catches a large fish.
- Proverb
Be not a baker if your head be of butter.
- Proverb
The balance distinguishes not between gold and lead.
- Proverb
Banks have no heart.
- Proverb
The bad barber leaves neither hair nor skin.
- Proverb
He that goes barefoot must not plant thorns.
- Proverb
A bargain is a bargain.
- Proverb
On a good bargain, think twice.
- Proverb
Bargain like a gypsy and pay like a gentleman.
- Proverb
His bark is worse than his bite.
- Proverb
Great barkers are no biters.
- Proverb
He who is well prepared has half won the battle.
- Proverb
Don’t sell the bearskin before the bear is dead.
- Proverb
What was hard to bear is sweet to remember.
- Proverb
A man without a beard is like a loaf that has no crust.
- Proverb
It’s good to learn to barber on someone else’s beard.
- Proverb
Beauty and folly are often companions.
- Proverb
Beauty is a very fine thing, but you can’t live on it.
- Proverb
Beauty is but skin deep.
- Proverb
Beauty is potent but money is omnipotent.
- Proverb
The beauty of a loan is repayment.
- Proverb
As you make your bed, so will you sleep in it.
- Proverb
He who goes to bed hungry dreams of pancakes.
- Proverb
Go to bed with the lamb and rise with the lark.
- Proverb
Too much bed makes a dull head.
- Proverb
They who drink beer think beer.
- Proverb
He who begins much, finishes little.
- Proverb
To begin is to be half done.
- Proverb
Believe not all you hear.
- Proverb
A good bell is heard far, a bad one still farther.
- Proverb
A full belly makes a heavy head.
- Proverb
An empty belly is the best cook.
- Proverb
Better belly burst than good drink lost.
- Proverb
Better bend than break.
- Proverb
Better the best of the worst than the worst of the best.
- Proverb
The early bird catches the worm.
- Proverb
Better a friend’s bite than an enemy’s caress.
- Proverb
The blind are quick at hearing; the deaf are quick at sight.
- Proverb
He who gets blister from the hoe handle will not die of hunger.
- Proverb
As the block, so the chip.
- Proverb
Blood is thicker than water.
- Proverb
Human blood is all of a color.
- Proverb
There is no getting blood from a turnip.
- Proverb
You can’t get blood out of a stone.
- Proverb
What blossoms beautifully, withers fast.
- Proverb
A blow passes on, a spoken word lingers on.
- Proverb
Better a blow from a wise man than a kiss from a fool.
- Proverb
It takes two blows to make a battle.
- Proverb
Great boast, little roast.
- Proverb
Boasting begins where wisdom stops.
- Proverb
A living body is a dying body.
- Proverb
Better a sick body than an ignorant mind.
- Proverb
To bow the body is easy; to bow the will is hard.
- Proverb
A boil is fine as long as it’s under someone else’s arm.
- Proverb
Boldness is royal power without a crown.
- Proverb
The nearer the bone the sweeter the flesh.
- Proverb
There is no bone in the tongue, but it often broke a man’s head.
- Proverb
A book gives knowledge, but it is life that gives understanding.
- Proverb
A load of books does not equal one good teacher.
- Proverb
Books are preserved minds.
- Proverb
Better be born happy than pretty.
- Proverb
Better be born lucky than rich.
- Proverb
We are born crying, live complaining, and die disappointed.
- Proverb
Borrow causes sorrow.
- Proverb
He who is quick at borrowing is slow in paying.
- Proverb
The boss is always right.
- Proverb
Do not wade where you see no bottom.
- Proverb
Start from the bottom to reach the top.
- Proverb
Full bowels make empty brains.
- Proverb
A boy knows not fire till it burns him.
- Proverb
A lazy boy and a warm bed are difficult to part.
- Proverb
Boys will be boys.
- Proverb
They brag most that can do least.
- Proverb
All the brains are not in one head.
- Proverb
Everyone thinks he has more than his share of brains.
- Proverb
Idle brains are the devil’s workshop.
- Proverb
There are many witty men who’s brains can’t fill their bellies.
- Proverb
When brains are needed, brawn won’t help.
- Proverb
Who has no brain needs brawn.
- Proverb
Do not break the branch you climbed.
- Proverb
Some have been thought brave, because they were afraid to run away.
- Proverb
A piece of bread in one’s pocket is better than a feather in one’s hat.
- Proverb
Better bread with water than cake with trouble.
- Proverb
Bread is the staff of life, but beer’s life itself.
- Proverb
Buttered bread always falls dry side up.
- Proverb
However bad the bread, it is better than cattle dung.
- Proverb
It is the bread that keeps one warm, not the fur.
- Proverb
Without bread and wine even love will pine.
- Proverb
He who has bad breath cannot smell it.
- Proverb
Brevity is the soul of wit.
- Proverb
Too many bricklayers make a lopsided house.
- Proverb
If you destroy a bridge, be sure you can swim.
- Proverb
Never cross a bridge till you come to it.
- Proverb
A bridle for the tongue is a necessary piece of furniture.
- Proverb
You cannot be a broom and remain clean.
- Proverb
With your brother eat and drink, but have no business.
- Proverb
Every bubble bursts.
- Proverb
Don’t throw away the old bucket until you know the new one holds water.
- Proverb
Buds will be roses, and kittens, cats.
- Proverb
The best way to put an end to the bugs is to set fire to the bed.
- Proverb
What you build easily will fall quickly.
- Proverb
Don’t help a bull out of a ditch, for when he’s out he’ll butt.
- Proverb
It is better to be a bull for a year than a cow for a hundred years.
- Proverb
It isn’t quite the same thing to comment on the bull ring and to be in the bull ring.
- Proverb
Half a bun in the hand is better than a whole bun in the shop.
- Proverb
Another man’s burden is always light.
- Proverb
Pray that you may not be a burden to your children.
- Proverb
Nothing is so burdensome as a secret.
- Proverb
When the burial day is at your door, you do not pick and choose your grave diggers.
- Proverb
Business is business.
- Proverb
Everybody’s business is nobody’s business.
- Proverb
Let everyone mind his own business, and the cows will be well tended.
- Proverb
To establish a business is easy; to maintain it, difficult.
- Proverb
Some are very busy and yet do nothing.
- Proverb
Butter is gold in the morning, silver at noon, and lead at night.
- Proverb
Where there is butter there are flies.
- Proverb
You cannot sew buttons on your neighbor’s mouth.
- Proverb
Better buy than borrow.
- Proverb
Buy what you do not need, soon you will sell what you need.
- Proverb
Whether you buy or not, you can always barter a little.
- Proverb
Let bygones be bygones.
- Proverb
One can get sick of cake, but never of bread.
- Proverb
Small and great, we all boil in the same cauldron.
- Proverb
The terrible calligrapher is choosy about his brushes.
- Proverb
The camel wants one thing and the camel driver wants another.
- Proverb
You don’t water a camel with a spoon.
- Proverb
A noisy can is empty.
- Proverb
Talk of camps, but stay home.
- Proverb
A candle lights others and consumes itself.
- Proverb
No candle is wanted to look for a fool.
- Proverb
What one cannot, another can.
- Proverb
All cantors are fools, but not all fools are cantors.
- Proverb
A wise captain carries more ballast than sail.
- Proverb
Too many captains will sink the ship.
- Proverb
Life’s caravan never turns back.
- Proverb
A pack of cards is the devil’s prayer book.
- Proverb
When everyone takes care of himself, care is taken of all.
- Proverb
If you are going to do something carelessly, it would be better to give it up entirely.
- Proverb
One gets a caress for a pinch and the other for a caress gets a slap!
- Proverb
The worse the carpenter, the more the chips.
- Proverb
You can’t carry what you can’t lift.
- Proverb
An old cart well used may last out a new one abused.
- Proverb
When the cart breaks down, advisers are plentiful.
- Proverb
A bashful cat makes a proud mouse.
- Proverb
A cat is a lion to mouse.
- Proverb
A cat pent up becomes a lion.
- Proverb
A scalded cat is afraid even of cold water.
- Proverb
He that denies the cat skimmed milk must give the mouse cream.
- Proverb
He that will play with cats must expect to be scratched.
- Proverb
If stretching were wealth the cat would be rich.
- Proverb
Send not a cat for lard.
- Proverb
The cat likes fish but she doesn’t want to wet her paws.
- Proverb
When cat and mouse agree, the farmer has no chance.
- Proverb
When the cat’s away the mice will play.
- Proverb
Young cats will mouse, young apes will louse.
- Proverb
Catching before spanking is the rule.
- Proverb
If you grease a cause well it will stretch.
- Proverb
Caution is born of unpleasant experience.
- Proverb
Caution is the parent of delicate beer glasses.
- Proverb
He who does not take chances cannot expect to be rich.
- Proverb
He who trusts all things to chance makes a lottery out of his life.
- Proverb
A change of work is as good as a rest.
- Proverb
Let it be worse, as long as it’s a change.
- Proverb
A man’s character reaches town before his person.
- Proverb
May your charity increase as much as your wealth.
- Proverb
Charm is better than beauty.
- Proverb
He that chases another does not sit still himself.
- Proverb
Two cheats make an even bargain.
- Proverb
He that cheats in small things is a fool; but in great things is a rogue.
- Proverb
It is fair and just to cheat the cheater.
- Proverb
A child, a drunkard, and a fool tell the truth.
- Proverb
A child is a certain worry and an uncertain joy.
- Proverb
A child is like a precious stone, but also a heavy burden.
- Proverb
An old child sucks hard.
- Proverb
Better the child should cry than the father.
- Proverb
If you’re a child at twenty, you’re an ass at twenty-one.
- Proverb
The child of a snake is also a snake.
- Proverb
There’s only one pretty child in the world and every mother has it.
- Proverb
When you show the moon to a child, it only sees your finger.
- Proverb
It is easier to build two chimneys, than to maintain one.
- Proverb
Chips never fly too far from the block.
- Proverb
No choice is also a choice.
- Proverb
Small circumstances produce great events.
- Proverb
The citizen is at his business before he rises.
- Proverb
Cleanliness is next to godliness.
- Proverb
The greatest clerks are not the wisest men.
- Proverb
Uphill one climbs slowly; downhill one rolls fast.
- Proverb
Measure your cloth seven times, you can cut it but once.
- Proverb
Abroad we look at a man’s clothes; at home we look at the man.
- Proverb
Clothes make the man.
- Proverb
With clothes the new are best; with friends the old are best.
- Proverb
You may change the clothes, you cannot change the man.
- Proverb
Every cloud has a silver lining.
- Proverb
The cobbler is always without boots.
- Proverb
A coconut shell full of water is an ocean to an ant.
- Proverb
Better five coins in hand than ten in prospect.
- Proverb
When coins rattle, philosophers are silent.
- Proverb
First come, first served.
- Proverb
Who comes last shuts the door.
- Proverb
Who comes seldom is welcome.
- Proverb
It is poor comfort for one who has broken his leg that another has broken his neck.
- Proverb
Rate your commodities at home, but sell them abroad.
- Proverb
Communities begin by building their kitchen.
- Proverb
Everybody’s companion is nobody’s friend.
- Proverb
Choose your company before you drink.
- Proverb
Choose your company before you sit down.
- Proverb
Company’s good if you are going to be hanged.
- Proverb
Two’s company, three’s a crowd.
- Proverb
He who complains much does little.
- Proverb
A bad compromise is better than a good lawsuit.
- Proverb
Confidence begets confidence.
- Proverb
A clear conscience is a good pillow.
- Proverb
No one makes contracts with God.
- Proverb
Too many cooks spoil the broth.
- Proverb
You can’t grow corn on the ceiling.
- Proverb
It costs nothing to look.
- Proverb
Better inside a cottage than outside a castle.
- Proverb
Nothing seems expensive on credit.
- Proverb
He who drinks on credit gets doubly drunk.
- Proverb
Creditors have better memories than debtors.
- Proverb
To be a critic is easier than to be an author.
- Proverb
What can’t be cured must be endured.
- Proverb
Curses come home to roost.
- Proverb
Once is no custom.
- Proverb
When you enter a village, observe its customs.
- Proverb
Don’t cut without measuring.
- Proverb
As the dance so the music.
- Proverb
If you dance you must pay the fiddler.
- Proverb
The willing dancer is easily played to.
- Proverb
To the bad dancer even the hem of her skirt will be in the way.
- Proverb
A danger foreseen is half avoided.
- Proverb
Daughters and rotten fish should not be kept long.
- Proverb
Who the daughter would win, with the mother must begin.
- Proverb
A day in prison is longer than a thousand years at large.
- Proverb
To learn what is good, a thousand days are not sufficient; to learn what is evil, an hour is too long.
- Proverb
Let the dead rest.
- Proverb
The dead are soon forgotten.
- Proverb
Death answers before it is asked.
- Proverb
Death is concise like a good proverb.
- Proverb
We do not even get death free of charge, for it costs us our life.
- Proverb
Better to go to bed without supper than to live with debts.
- Proverb
A good deed bears interest.
- Proverb
Deeds are fruits, words are but leaves.
- Proverb
The best defense is offense.
- Proverb
Better a friendly denial than an unwilling compliance.
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Don’t depend upon others–do it yourself.
- Proverb
First deserve and then desire.
- Proverb
If you have the desire, distance doesn’t matter.
- Proverb
He that desires but little has no need of much.
- Proverb
There is nothing that cannot be achieved by firm determination.
- Proverb
To him who is determined it remains only to act.
- Proverb
The devil is the root of all evil.
- Proverb
In the ant’s house the dew is a flood.
- Proverb
The best cast at dice is not to play.
- Proverb
It’s never too late to die or get married.
- Proverb
To die is easy; to live is hard.
- Proverb
Settle one difficulty and you keep a hundred others away.
- Proverb
After dinner sit awhile; after supper walk a mile.
- Proverb
Cast no dirt into the well that has given you water.
- Proverb
Better to do nothing than to make something into nothing.
- Proverb
Do it well that you may do it not twice.
- Proverb
He that does what he will does not what he ought.
- Proverb
If you can’t do as you wish, do as you can.
- Proverb
If you’re going to do something wrong, enjoy it!
- Proverb
It is easier to know how to do a thing than to do it.
- Proverb
Those who do little expect the most.
- Proverb
A clever doctor never treats himself.
- Proverb
Better no doctor at all than three.
- Proverb
No one becomes a good doctor before he has filled a churchyard.
- Proverb
The doctor demands his fees whether he has killed the illness or the patient.
- Proverb
When everybody is doing well the doctor is miserable.
- Proverb
A dog has nothing to do, and no time to rest.
- Proverb
A dog that barks too often leads the wolf to the sheep.
- Proverb
A dog with a bone knows no friend.
- Dutch Proverb
Keep a dog for three days and he will not forget your kindness, but three years kindness shown to a cat is forgotten in three days.
- Japanese Proverb
Doing is better than saying.
- Proverb
In doing we learn.
- Proverb
Whatever is worth doing is worth doing well.
- Proverb
A dollar saved is as good as a dollar earned.
- Proverb
What’s done can’t be undone.
- Proverb
A donkey is a donkey though it may carry the Sultan’s treasure.
- Proverb
You can recognize a donkey by his long ears, a fool by his long tongue.
- Proverb
Lock your door rather than suspect your neighbor.
- Proverb
The door of success is marked “push” and “pull.”
- Proverb
The door to evil doing is wide, but the return gate is narrow.
- Proverb
When you open a door, do not forget to close it, and treat your mouth the same way.
- Proverb
So much dough, so many buns.
- Proverb
A dream which has not been interpreted is like a letter unread.
- Proverb
Drink in, wit out.
- Proverb
If you drink you die, if you don’t drink you die, so it is better to drink.
- Proverb
When two say you’re drunk, it’s best to go to sleep.
- Proverb
Dung is no saint, but where it falls it works miracles.
- Proverb
He is eagle-eyed in other men’s matters, but as blind as a buzzard in his own.
- Proverb
It is the ear that troubles the mouth.
- Proverb
The ears don’t hear what the mouth utters.
- Proverb
Better early than late.
- Proverb
First earn, then eat.
- Proverb
The earth produces all things and receives all again.
- Proverb
Eat at pleasure, drink by measure.
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Eat to live, not live to eat.
- Proverb
The echo knows all languages.
- Proverb
It is easy to go from economy to extravagance; it is hard to go from extravagance to economy.
- Proverb
Education is life, not books.
- Proverb
No one who is following an elephant has to knock the dew off the grass.
- Proverb
The embrace at meeting is better than that at parting.
- Proverb
A wise enemy is better than an unwise friend.
- Proverb
Enough is better than too much.
- Proverb
Enough is enough.
- Proverb
More than enough is too much.
- Proverb
To err is human.
- Proverb
Everything goes to him who does not want it.
- Proverb
Evil follows good, good follows evil.
- Proverb
A good example is the best sermon.
- Proverb
Anything in excess is unhealthy.
- Proverb
A bad excuse is better than none.
- Proverb
Since excuses were invented, no one is ever in the wrong.
- Proverb
He is wise who learns at another’s expense.
- Proverb
Experience is better than knowledge.
- Proverb
Experience is the best teacher.
- Proverb
Experience is the father of wisdom, and memory the mother.
- Proverb
Experience without learning is better than learning without experience.
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To hear it told is not equal to experience.
- Proverb
Two eyes see better than one.
- Proverb
A pretty face and fine clothes do not make character.
- Proverb
The face tells the secret.
- Proverb
Facts are facts.
- Proverb
Facts are stranger than fiction.
- Proverb
Facts speak for themselves.
- Proverb
Facts speak louder than words.
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Failure teaches you more than success.
- Proverb
Faith can move mountains.
- Proverb
The bigger they are the harder they fall.
- Proverb
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
- Proverb
To fall is easy; to get up is difficult.
- Proverb
Fame is a magnifying glass.
- Proverb
Familiarity breeds contempt.
- Proverb
If familiarity were useful, water would not cook fish.
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Fancy requires much, necessity but little.
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What’s in fashion will be out of fashion.
- Proverb
It is easy to preach fasting with a full belly.
- Proverb
On the tip of the tongue lies the fate of the entire world.
- Proverb
One man’s fate is another man’s lesson.
- Proverb
Father earns and son spends.
- Proverb
Like father, like son.
- Proverb
By concealing one fault another may arise.
- Proverb
Don’t find fault with what you don’t understand.
- Proverb
Faults are thick where love is thin.
- Proverb
The first faults are theirs that commit them, the second theirs that permit them.
- Proverb
A fault-finder complains even that the bride is too pretty.
- Proverb
For the smallest favor you become a debtor.
- Proverb
Have no recollection of favors given; do not forget benefits conferred.
- Proverb
Don’t kick a fellow when he’s down.
- Proverb
The fellow who has ten faults sneers at others for having one.
- Proverb
A fence lasts three years, a dog lasts three fences, a horse three dogs, and a man three horses.
- Proverb
Build a fence even between intimate friends.
- Proverb
Fences have ears.
- Proverb
Good fences make good neighbors.
- Proverb
If you invest in a fever you will realize a disease.
- Proverb
Take care of your field, and your field will take care of you.
- Proverb
He that fights and runs away may live to fight another day.
- Proverb
Figures can’t lie.
- Proverb
So much finery, so much poverty.
- Proverb
As a fire is kindled by bellows, so is anger by words.
- Proverb
Fire in the heart sends smoke into the head.
- Proverb
A fish begins to stink at the head.
- Proverb
Flattery is sweet food for those who can swallow it.
- Proverb
Flattery listens well, but remembers little.
- Proverb
The fatter the flea, the leaner the dog.
- Proverb
A fair flower springs out of a dunghill.
- Proverb
You raise flowers for a year; you see them for but ten days.
- Proverb
Into a closed mouth no fly will enter.
- Proverb
If you must fly, fly well.
- Proverb
Idle folks take the most pains.
- Proverb
Young folks will be young folks.
- Proverb
A good follower makes a good leader.
- Proverb
Folly grows without watering.
- Proverb
Trying to outsmart everybody is the greatest folly.
- Proverb
The biggest folly of the fool is that he thinks he is smart.
- Proverb
Food without hospitality is medicine.
- Proverb
The food is cooked in a pot and the plate gets the honor.
- Proverb
A fool and his goods are soon parted; a wise man and his poverty always remain united.
- Proverb
A fool, if he holds his tongue, passes for wise.
- Proverb
A fool makes his doctor his heir.
- Proverb
A fool makes two trips where a wise man makes none.
- Proverb
A fool remains a fool.
- Proverb
Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
- Proverb
Fools live poor to die rich.
- Proverb
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
- Proverb
Forbid a fool a thing, and that he will do.
- Proverb
The least foolish is wise.
- Proverb
There is great force hidden in a sweet command.
- Proverb
The foreigner attaches a handle to an egg.
- Proverb
He is lucky who forgets what cannot be mended.
- Proverb
Forgiven is not forgotten.
- Proverb
If fortune calls, offer him a seat.
- Proverb
Fractures well cured make us more strong.
- Proverb
A friend is not known until he is lost.
- Proverb
When the guest is in most favor, he will do well to leave.
- Proverb
With a good guest, you are happy when he arrives; with a bad one, when he leaves.
- Proverb
Habit becomes one’s nature.
- Proverb
Long on hair, short on brains.
- Proverb
Many hands make light work.
- Proverb
Many kiss the hand they wish cut off.
- Proverb
The hands soon forget what the mouth promises.
- Proverb
The right hand itches to get money, the left hand to spend it.
- Proverb
A handsaw is a good thing, but not to shave with.
- Proverb
There is no hanging a man for his thoughts.
- Proverb
Nothing happens for nothing.
- Proverb
What happens once may happen again.
- Proverb
All happiness is in the mind.
- Proverb
Haste makes waste.
- Proverb
Make haste slowly.
- Proverb
A go-between needs a thousand pairs of sandals.
- Proverb
Gold brings gold, lack of gold a headache.
- Proverb
Today gold, tomorrow dust.
- Proverb
Better good and a little rather than bad and a lot of it.
- Proverb
Do good and then do it again.
- Proverb
When you have something good, you ought not look for something better.
- Proverb
Gossip needs no carriage.
- Proverb
Government is best which governs least.
- Proverb
A grain of caution is worth a pound of medicine.
- Proverb
Grain by grain, a loaf; stone upon stone, a palace.
- Proverb
He that grasps at too much holds nothing fast.
- Proverb
Where everyone goes, the grass never grows.
- Proverb
He who eats when he is full digs his grave with his teeth.
- Proverb
Grief and joy are a revolving wheel.
- Proverb
New grief awakens the old.
- Proverb
Without bending, there is no growth.
- Proverb
A frequent guest becomes a burden.
- Proverb
Guests should not forget to go home.
- Proverb
Seven days is the length of a guest’s life.
- Proverb
If you believe in gambling, in the end you will sell your house.
- Proverb
He who looks on knows more of the game than he who plays.
- Proverb
The best game of dice is the one not played at all.
- Proverb
Garlic makes a man wink, drink, and stink.
- Proverb
One generation opens the road upon which another generation travels.
- Proverb
One generation plants the trees under whose cool shade another generation takes its ease.
- Proverb
Some think they are giants when they sit on the hump of a camel.
- Proverb
Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.
- Proverb
Girls will be girls.
- Proverb
It is easier to watch over one hundred fleas than one young girl.
- Proverb
Better give than take.
- Proverb
Give a little and you gain a lot.
- Proverb
If you continually give you will continually have.
- Proverb
No one is so liberal as he who has nothing to give.
- Proverb
Let the giver be silent and the receiver speak.
- Proverb
If you can’t go over, go under.
- Proverb
One never goes so far as when one doesn’t know where one is going.
- Proverb
To go yourself is better than to send others; to do it yourself is better than to call upon others.
- Proverb
Everyone fears a goat from in front, a horse from the rear, and a fool on every side.
- Proverb
Friendship, like mud, breaks when it dries up.
- Proverb
Nothing so good as forbidden fruit.
- Proverb
Shake not the tree when the fruit is falling by itself.
- Proverb
When you eat a fruit, think of the man who planted the tree.
- Proverb
Learn the future by looking at things past.
- Proverb
No gains without pains.
- Proverb
One man’s gain is another’s loss.
- Proverb
Sometimes the best gain is to lose.
- Proverb
The slow gait of the tortoise takes him far.
- Proverb
Good friends are better than pocket money.
- Proverb
He who is a friend of the forest cannot be an enemy of the tree.
- Proverb
If you have had enough of your friend, grant him a loan.
- Proverb
If you have one true friend, you have more than your share.
- Proverb
It is difficult to win a friend in a year; it is easy to offend one in an hour.
- Proverb
Many a friend was lost through a joke, but none has ever been gained so.
- Proverb
One should go invited to a friend in good fortune and uninvited in misfortune.
- Proverb
Real friends will share even a strawberry.
- Proverb
Speak well of your friend, of your enemy say nothing.
- Proverb
The friend that can be bought is not worth buying.
- Proverb
Choose your friends like your books, few but choice.
- Proverb
Friends in prosperous times are many but in adversity you won’t find one.
- Proverb
You can’t make a hat out of a pig’s tail.
- Proverb
If you have, hold on to it; if you know, be silent; if you can, do!
- Proverb
Many have too much, but none have enough.
- Proverb
What one has, one doesn’t want; and what one wants, one cannot have.
- Proverb
Having is better than wanting.
- Proverb
Make your hay before the fine weather leaves you.
- Proverb
A cool head and warm feet are the cause of long life.
- Proverb
A good head does not want for hats.
- Proverb
A wise head keeps a shut mouth.
- Proverb
All heads have hair, but not all have brains.
- Proverb
Better be a chicken’s head than an ox’s rump.
- Proverb
Better two heads than one, better one head than a hundred.
- Proverb
Do not enter where your head cannot pass through comfortably.
- Proverb
Let not the tongue utter what the head may have to pay for.
- Proverb
Two heads are better than one.
- Proverb
There is many a good head under an old hat.
- Proverb
Where there is no head, woe to the feet.
- Proverb
Health comes before making a livelihood.
- Proverb
Health is better than wealth.
- Proverb
The more you heap, the worse you cheap.
- Proverb
Hear twice before you speak once.
- Proverb
After a good cry, your heart is lighter.
- Proverb
Hearts communicate with each other.
- Proverb
Hearts may agree though heads differ.
- Proverb
When the heart is full, the eyes overflow.
- Proverb
Many heirs make small portions.
- Proverb
Hell is not so bad as the way to it.
- Proverb
Hell is paved with good intentions.
- Proverb
There is no hell like a troubled conscience.
- Proverb
There’s always plenty of help when it’s not wanted.
- Proverb
The herb that can’t be got is the one that brings relief.
- Proverb
The real hero doesn’t tell that he is one.
- Proverb
A hint hits harder than the truth.
- Proverb
A hint is about as good as a kick to some people.
- Proverb
He’s not worth hiring, who talks of tiring.
- Proverb
If you saw what the hog ate, you would never eat hog meat.
- Proverb
Don’t dig a hole for someone else, you’ll only fall into it yourself.
- Proverb
Go home when the table is set and to church when the service is almost over.
- Proverb
Home is where the heart is.
- Proverb
Honesty is the best policy.
- Proverb
Better deserve honor and not have it than have it and not deserve it.
- Proverb
Hope for miracles but don’t rely on one.
- Proverb
Hope for the best and prepare for the worst.
- Proverb
After the horse has been stolen, the stable door is locked.
- Proverb
You may take a horse to the water, but you can’t make him drink.
- Proverb
Soon hot soon cold.
- Proverb
An hour in the morning before breakfast is worth two all the rest of the day.
- Proverb
An hour of pain is as long as a day of pleasure.
- Proverb
An hour of play discovers more than a year of conversation.
- Proverb
Lose an hour in the morning and you’ll be all day hunting for it.
- Proverb
It is no time to play chess when the house is on fire.
- Proverb
The house that is built after every man’s advice seldom gets a roof.
- Proverb
Travel east or travel west, a man’s own house is still the best.
- Proverb
When you sweep the house you find everything.
- Proverb
Large household, thin soup.
- Proverb
When hunger slips in through the door, love flies out through the window.
- Proverb
The hunter pursuing the deer sees not the mountain.
- Proverb
When the hunter comes from the bush carrying mushrooms, he is not asked for news of his hunting.
- Proverb
Dress slowly when you are in a hurry.
- Proverb
When in a hurry make a detour.
- Proverb
One does not give a hyena meat to look after.
- Proverb
You do not know who is your friend or who is your enemy until the ice breaks.
- Proverb
Idleness is the devil’s workshop.
- Proverb
Idleness makes the wit rust.
- Proverb
Ignorance is an illness for which there is no medicine.
- Proverb
Ignorance is the mother of devotion.
- Proverb
An imaginary illness is worse than a real one.
- Proverb
Illness comes in a coach and goes away through the eye of a needle.
- Proverb
When you are busy you have no illness.
- Proverb
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
- Proverb
A lost inch of gold may be found; a lost inch of time, never.
- Proverb
An inch in an hour is a foot a day.
- Proverb
When industry goes out of the door, poverty comes in at the window.
- Proverb
He that courts injury will obtain it.
- Proverb
Better suffer injustice than commit it.
- Proverb
Woman’s instinct is often truer than man’s reasoning.
- Proverb
Instruction in old age is like engraving in dung.
- Proverb
Instruction in youth is like engraving in stones.
- Proverb
Insult gives birth to insult.
- Proverb
Where you need intellect, strength will not do.
- Proverb
Intelligence consists in recognizing opportunity.
- Proverb
Strike while the iron is hot.
- Proverb
He who has many irons in the fire will let some of them burn.
- Proverb
He that would jest must take a jest, else to let it alone were best.
- Proverb
Said in jest, meant in earnest.
- Proverb
The worst jests are those that are true.
- Proverb
When the jest is at its best, it will be well to let it rest.
- Proverb
It is ill jesting with edged tools.
- Proverb
A joke never gains over an enemy, but often loses a friend.
- Proverb
If there are no jokes, there is no joy.
- Proverb
There is no worse joke than a true one.
- Proverb
It is better to live in joy than die in sorrow.
- Proverb
The drunken man’s joy is often the sober man’s sorrow.
- Proverb
For good judgment ask old persons.
- Proverb
He has a good judgment that relies not wholly on his own.
- Proverb
There is judgment in all things.
- Proverb
Everyone prizes justice but shuts the door when it comes.
- Proverb
Justice, like oil, will come to the surface, however deeply you have sunk it.
- Proverb
Justice often leans to the side where the purse pulls.
- Proverb
There is justice in the world, but it is blind.
- Proverb
A dog’s kennel is not the place to keep a sausage.
- Proverb
Everyone is kin to the rich man.
- Proverb
Drinking kindness is drunken friendship.
- Proverb
Kindness is not just for the sake of others.
- Proverb
A good king is better than an old law.
- Proverb
A kiss must last long to be enjoyed.
- Proverb
Frequent kisses end in a baby.
- Proverb
Kisses are first, and cusses come later.
- Proverb
Kisses are the messengers of love.
- Proverb
All that is said in the kitchen should not be heard in the parlor.
- Proverb
An empty knapsack is heavier to carry than a full one.
- Proverb
Do not go between the knife and the sheath.
- Proverb
The same knife cuts bread and fingers.
- Proverb
Who has no knife may not eat pineapples.
- Proverb
All that is known is not told.
- Proverb
He that knows little often repeats it.
- Proverb
He who knows nothing knows enough, if he knows how to be silent.
- Proverb
Know thyself.
- Proverb
If you don’t want anyone to know it, don’t do it.
- Proverb
Not to know is bad, not to wish to know is worse.
- Proverb
The more you know the less you will sleep.
- Proverb
To know is easier than to do.
- Proverb
You never know what you can do till you try.
- Proverb
Knowledge and timber shouldn’t be much used until they are seasoned.
- Proverb
Knowledge is power.
- Proverb
When knowledge is least the will is strongest.
- Proverb
As the labor, so the pay.
- Proverb
Labor has a bitter root, but a sweet taste.
- Proverb
Past labor is pleasant.
- Proverb
He who would climb the ladder must begin at the bottom.
- Proverb
To the big-mouthed, a ladle is a spoon.
- Proverb
Light your lamp before night overtakes you.
- Proverb
Better poor on land than rich at sea.
- Proverb
No land without stones, or meat without bones.
- Proverb
A landmark is very well placed between the fields of two brothers.
- Proverb
As long as the language lives the nation is not dead.
- Proverb
Wherever you go, speak the language of that place.
- Proverb
Who knows the language is at home everywhere.
- Proverb
A broken latch lasts longer than a good one.
- Proverb
A little too late is much too late.
- Proverb
Better late than never.
- Proverb
It is too late to call again yesterday.
- Proverb
Even for bad luck one needs luck.
- Proverb
A good lather is half the shave.
- Proverb
Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone.
- Proverb
As fast as laws are devised, their evasion is contrived.
- Proverb
Law is a spider’s web; big flies break through, but little ones are caught.
- Proverb
Law makers should not be law breakers.
- Proverb
Win your lawsuit and lose your money.
- Proverb
He who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client.
- Proverb
Lawyers and painters can soon change white to black.
- Proverb
Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.
- Proverb
Good leading makes good following.
- Proverb
A little leak will sink a great ship.
- Proverb
Never too late to learn.
- Proverb
We learn by teaching.
- Proverb
Learning cannot be inherited.
- Proverb
Learning is better than goods.
- Proverb
Learning is the eye of the mind.
- Proverb
There is no short cut to learning.
- Proverb
Lend never that thing you need most.
- Proverb
Lending should be done with witnesses, giving without witnesses.
- Proverb
Lentils without onions are like a dance without music.
- Proverb
A liar can go around the world but cannot come back.
- Proverb
A liar is not believed when he speaks truth.
- Proverb
A liar must have a good memory.
- Proverb
A liar tells his story so often that he gets to believe it himself.
- Proverb
Every liar has another liar as a witness.
- Proverb
Lean liberty is better than fat slavery.
- Proverb
He who can lick can bite.
- Proverb
If there is a lid that does not fit, there is a lid that does.
- Proverb
A lie is plump in private but lean in public.
- Proverb
A lie you must not tell; the truth you don’t have to tell.
- Proverb
Better a lie that heals than a truth that wounds.
- Proverb
One lie is a lie, two are lies, but three is politics!
- Proverb
Who tells a lie to save his credit, wipes his nose on his sleeve to save his napkin.
- Proverb
With lies you will go far, but not back again.
- Proverb
Lie, but don’t overdo it.
- Proverb
All of life is a struggle.
- Proverb
Life has its ups and downs.
- Proverb
Life is the biggest bargain–we get it for nothing.
- Proverb
If not for light there would be no shadow.
- Proverb
When the lights go out, the mice begin to dance.
- Proverb
Where there is lightning, there is thunder.
- Proverb
When one has not what one likes, one must like what one has.
- Proverb
There is a silver lining to every cloud.
- Proverb
Let sleeping dogs lie.
- English Proverb
Pour in liquor and draw out the secret.
- Proverb
Live and let live.
- Proverb
Living well is the best revenge.
- Proverb
The loaf in another’s hand is always bigger.
- Proverb
Long is not forever.
- Proverb
Looks are one thing, the facts are another.
- Proverb
Look before you leap.
- Proverb
All is not lost that is delayed.
- Proverb
All is fair in love and war.
- Proverb
Love blinds.
- Proverb
Love is sweet, but it’s nice to have bread with it.
- Proverb
Love makes time pass away, and time makes love pass away.
- Proverb
When passionately in love, one becomes stupid.
- Proverb
Love me, love my dog.
- Proverb
Love to live, and live to love.
- Proverb
An ounce of luck is worth more than a pound of gold.
- Proverb
For good luck, sleep and wait.
- Proverb
If good luck comes, who doesn’t? If good luck does not come, who does?
- Proverb
Luck will turn.
- Proverb
When ill luck falls asleep, let nobody wake her.
- Proverb
With luck, everything is possible.
- Proverb
A dead man pays no debts.
- Proverb
A guilty man is always self-conscious.
- Proverb
A man can do more than he can.
- Proverb
A man cannot be hanged for thinking.
- Proverb
A man does not live a hundred years, yet he worries enough for a thousand.
- Proverb
A man is attractive when he is not your husband.
- Proverb
A man should stay alive if only out of curiosity.
- Proverb
A poor man buys what he can afford; a rich man what he wants.
- Proverb
A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Proverb
A wise man knows what he says, a fools says what he knows.
- Proverb
Better to lose with a wise man, than to win with a fool.
- Proverb
Every man has his burden.
- Proverb
Every man is blind to his own faults.
- Proverb
Get the coffin ready and the man won’t die.
- Proverb
If a clever man is angry, his wisdom quits him.
- Proverb
If you suspect a man, don’t employ him; if you employ a man, don’t suspect him.
- Proverb
In sleep man doesn’t sin, but his dreams do.
- Proverb
Man is what he is, but not what he used to be.
- Proverb
Man thinks and God laughs.
- Proverb
One man tells a falsehood, a hundred repeat it as true.
- Proverb
The man destined to happiness need not be in a hurry.
- Proverb
The man who eavesdrops hears himself discussed.
- Proverb
What a sober man thinks, a drunkard speaks.
- Proverb
When a wise man talks to a fool, two fools are talking.
- Proverb
Manure is the farmer’s gold.
- Proverb
Marriage and cooking call for forethought.
- Proverb
Marriage is the tomb of love.
- Proverb
The best part of marriage is from the day of engagement to the wedding.
- Proverb
Marry in haste and be sorry at your leisure.
- Proverb
The masses are asses.
- Proverb
Early maturity, early senility.
- Proverb
A good maxim is never out of season.
- Proverb
Live according to your means.
- Proverb
There is no such thing as tasty medicine.
- Proverb
Dead men bite not.
- Proverb
If all men pulled in one direction the world would topple over.
- Proverb
Men are willing to believe that which they most desire.
- Proverb
Men trip not on mountains, they stumble over stones.
- Proverb
Rich men are often lean and poor men fat.
- Proverb
Careless merchant, future beggar.
- Proverb
Might is not right.
- Proverb
Every mile is two in winter.
- Proverb
When the mill grinds, flour; when the tongue grinds, trouble.
- Proverb
A concentrated mind will pierce a rock.
- Proverb
Bearing in mind yourself, weigh others.
- Proverb
Take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves.
- Proverb
Don’t depend on miracles.
- Proverb
In the mirror everybody sees his best friend.
- Proverb
The bitterest misfortune can be covered up with a smile.
- Proverb
Mistakes will happen.
- Proverb
Mistrust is the mother of safety.
- Proverb
Misunderstandings are best prevented by pen and ink.
- Proverb
If you mix around, you learn quite a bit.
- Proverb
If a little money does not go out, great money will not come in.
- Proverb
It’s easier to earn money than to keep it.
- Proverb
Money is power.
- Proverb
Money is round; it rolls away from you.
- Proverb
Money, like dung, does not good till it’s spread.
- Proverb
Money talks.
- Proverb
To have money is a good thing; to have a say over the money is even better.
- Proverb
When you have money, think of the time when you had none.
- Proverb
The more the merrier.
- Proverb
Every mother thinks her child is beautiful.
- Proverb
There is but one good mother-in-law and she is dead.
- Proverb
The mouth is easy to open but difficult to close.
- Proverb
Much would have more.
- Proverb
When one must, one can.
- Proverb
Mutton is meat for a glutton.
- Proverb
A name doesn’t harm a man if a man doesn’t harm the name.
- Proverb
Human nature is the same all over the world.
- Proverb
Nature is nature.
- Proverb
Necessity is the mother of invention.
- Proverb
Love your neighbor, but don’t pull down the fence.
- Proverb
Bad news has wings.
- Proverb
No news is good news.
- Proverb
He that has a great nose thinks everybody is speaking of it.
- Proverb
Nothing is perfect.
- Proverb
Great oaks from little acorns grow.
- Proverb
Every obstacle is for the best.
- Proverb
The ocean cannot be emptied with a can.
- Proverb
Odds will beat anybody.
- Proverb
The older the wiser.
- Proverb
Opportunity only knocks once.
- Proverb
No pains, no gains.
- Proverb
Paper and brush may kill a man; you don’t need a knife.
- Proverb
Paris was not built in a day.
- Proverb
Hot passion cools easily.
- Proverb
The best passion is compassion.
- Proverb
Where there is patience, everything is possible.
- Proverb
He that cannot pay, let him pray.
- Proverb
In peace do not forget war.
- Proverb
A pen often reaches further than a sword.
- Proverb
A penny saved is a penny earned.
- Proverb
Every penny counts.
- Proverb
People may get tireder by standing still than by going on.
- Proverb
Some people are born lucky.
- Proverb
Where people love you, go rarely; where you are hated, go not at all.
- Proverb
A picture is worth a thousand words.
- Proverb
The picture of a rice cake does not satisfy hunger.
- Proverb
Someone else’s piece is always sweeter.
- Proverb
The best pilots are ashore.
- Proverb
Pinch yourself to find out how much it hurts others.
- Proverb
A pint is a pound the world over.
- Proverb
If you dig a pit for someone else, you fall into it yourself.
- Proverb
That place seems good where we are not.
- Proverb
There’s no place like home.
- Proverb
Everyone takes his pleasure where he finds it.
- Proverb
Politics makes strange bedfellows.
- Proverb
When poor, liberal, when rich, stingy.
- Proverb
It’s not the position that makes the man, but the man the position.
- Proverb
A watched pot never boils.
- Proverb
Potters never fail to praise their pots, the more so when they are cracked.
- Proverb
Do not look for poverty, it will find you.
- Proverb
Practice makes perfect.
- Proverb
Practice is better than a teacher.
- Proverb
Practice what you preach.
- Proverb
He preaches well that lives well.
- Proverb
A present looks for a present.
- Proverb
Pretty is as pretty does.
- Proverb
There is no prison like a guilty conscience.
- Proverb
Take a profit from your loss.
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Promises make debts, and debts make promises.
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The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
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There is no proverb without a grain of truth.
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Provide for the worst, the best will save itself.
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If you’re at odds with your rabbi, make peace with your bartender.
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Love your relations, but live not near them.
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Never mind the remorse; don’t commit the sin.
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If you repeat often enough that you’re right, you will discover you’re wrong.
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Resolve lasts three days.
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We give to the rich and take from the poor.
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Fast ripe, fast rotten.
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Nothing risked, nothing gained.
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Rome was not built in a day.
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When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
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A great sage is often taken for a great fool.
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Sooner said than done.
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What’s said can’t be unsaid.
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The saloonkeeper loves the drunkard, but he wouldn’t give him his daughter in marriage.
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You mustn’t pour salt on a wound.
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Sap runs best after a sharp frost.
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Saying is one thing, doing another.
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The scorpion stings him who helps it out of the fire.
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The good seaman is known in bad weather.
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Wine in, secret out.
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Seldom seen, soon forgotten.
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Seeing is believing.
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He that seeks, finds.
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Share and share alike.
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If the shoe fits, wear it.
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The show is over.
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April showers bring May flowers.
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Out of sight, out of mind.
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Dignified silence is better than dignified speech.
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Silence is golden.
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Sleep is the best doctor.
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Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
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Something is better than nothing.
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Better too soon, than too late.
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One cannot make soup out of beauty.
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As you sow, so you will reap.
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It is impossible to spoil what never was good.
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A good start wins the race.
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A stitch in time saves nine.
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The more you stir, the worse it will stink.
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When the stomach is empty, so is the brain.
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A rolling stone gathers no moss.
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Different strokes for different folks.
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Nothing succeeds like success.
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Success is its own reward.
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Talk is cheap, but it takes money to buy whiskey.
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Great talkers are not great doers.
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If you keep on talking you will end up saying what you didn’t intend to say.
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Taxes are taxes.
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You can’t put “thank you” in your pocket.
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Petty thieves are hanged; big thieves are pardoned.
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All things have an end.
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Think before you speak, and look before you leap.
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Second thoughts are best.
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Any time is no time.
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No time like the present.
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Lost time is never found again.
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There is always a first time.
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Time is like an arrow.
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Time waits for no man.
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Time works wonders.
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Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
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When a toothache comes, you forget your headache.
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A trade is a trade.
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Don’t climb a tree to look for fish.
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A trick is clever only once.
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A half truth is a whole lie.
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The truth has many faces.
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Give someone nuts and he will throw the shells at you.
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Vinegar is the son of wine.
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It is not with an axe that the violin is played.
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Two voices cannot enter one ear.
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Before you walk you have to creep.
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Walls have ears.
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Still waters run deep.
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The best wealth is health.
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The best weapon is education.
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Better to wear out than rust out.
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Sail when the weather is fair; you do not know what the morrow will bring.
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Some are weatherwise, some are otherwise.
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All is well that ends well.
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You can’t whistle and drink at the same time.
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Where there’s a will there’s a way.
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When the wine goes in, the wit goes out.
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Wood warms a man twice.
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While the word is still in your mouth, you are a lord; once you utter it, you are a fool.
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Words must be weighed and not counted.
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The world is big, its troubles still bigger.
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The world was not made in a day.
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Worms eat you up when dead, and worries eat you up when alive.
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Two wrongs will not make one right.
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Lost years are worse than lost dollars.
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Youth and white paper take any impression.
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