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Proverbs

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A turkey never voted for an early Christmas.

~ Proverbs

- Irish Proverb

A quarrel is like buttermilk: once it's out of the churn, the more you shake it, the more sour it grows.

~ Proverbs

- Irish Proverb

It takes a village to raise a child.

~ Proverbs

- African Proverb

When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.

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- Chinese proverb

Raise your sail one foot and you get ten feet of wind.

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- Chinese proverb

Don't interrupt a woman fetching water.

~ Proverbs

- Namibian Proverb

A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses.

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- Chinese proverb

It's better to feed one cat than many mice.

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- Norwegian Proverb


We lose the certain things, while we seek the uncertain ones.

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- Latin Proverbs

Keep quiet and people will think you a philosopher.

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- Latin Proverbs

Unless what we do is useful, glory is vain.

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- Latin Proverbs

No gain is so certain as that which proceeds from the economical use of what you already have.

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- Latin Proverbs


I don't want the cheese, I just want to get out of the trap.

~ Proverbs

- Latin Proverb

A learned man has always wealth in himself.

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- Latin Proverbs

A poor joke must invent its own laughter.

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- Latin Proverbs

A nail is driven out by another nail; habit is overcome by habit.

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- Latin Proverbs

Censure pardons the ravens but rebukes the doves.

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- Latin Proverbs

By learning you will teach, by teaching you will learn.

~ Proverbs

- Latin Proverbs

Every madman thinks all other men mad.

~ Proverbs

- Latin Proverbs

Deliberate often -- decide once.

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- Latin Proverbs

Fashion is more powerful than any tyrant.

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- Latin Proverbs

Fortune favors the bold, but abandons the timid.

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- Latin Proverbs

We start to die when we are born, and the end depends on the beginning.

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- Latin Proverbs

Believe nothing and be on your guard against everything.

~ Proverbs

- Latin Proverbs

Whatever you do, do with all your might.

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- Latin Proverbs

Forgetting trouble is the way to cure it.

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- Latin Proverbs

Glory is the shadow of virtue.

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- Latin Proverbs


Everyone must row with the oars he has.

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- English Proverb

The absent are always in the wrong.

~ Proverbs

- English Proverb

They are good that are away.

~ Proverbs

- Scottish Proverb

A black plum is as sweet as a white.

~ Proverbs

- English Proverb

A blind man will not thank you for a looking-glass.

~ Proverbs

- English Proverb

Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present.

~ Proverbs

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.

~ Proverbs

- Chinese Proverb

The woman who tells her age is either too young to have anything to lose or too old to have anything to gain.

~ Proverbs

- Chinese Proverb


Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp's nest.

~ Proverbs

- Malabar Proverb


If you wish to know what a man is, place him in authority.

~ Proverbs

- Yugoslav Proverb

A wicked book cannot repent.

~ Proverbs

He who borrows sells his freedom.

~ Proverbs

- German Proverb

Creditors have better memories than debtors.

~ Proverbs

Examine what is said, not him who speaks.

~ Proverbs

- Arabian Proverb

Never swap horses crossing a stream.

~ Proverbs

- American Proverb

Charity sees the need, not the cause.

~ Proverbs

- German Proverb

Children are poor men's riches.

~ Proverbs

- English Proverb

All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.

~ Proverbs

- Arabian Proverb


Better bend than break.

~ Proverbs

- Scottish Proverb

Open confession is good for the soul.

~ Proverbs

- Scottish Proverb

He who sacrifices his conscience to ambition burns a picture to obtain the ashes.

~ Proverbs

- Chinese Proverb

Since we cannot get what we like, let us like what we can get.

~ Proverbs

- Spanish Proverb

To speak kindly does not hurt the tongue.

~ Proverbs

A pig bought on credit is forever grunting.

~ Proverbs

- Spanish Proverb

Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names.

~ Proverbs

The man who lives only by hope will die with despair.

~ Proverbs

- Italian Proverb

One meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid it.

~ Proverbs

- French Proverb

If a man is destined to drown, he will drown even in a spoonful of water.

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Who is not satisfied with himself will grow; who is not sure of his own correctness will learn many things.

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- Chinese Proverb

A drop of honey catches more flies than a hogshead of vinegar.

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When the Czar has a cold all Russia coughs.

~ Proverbs

- Russian Proverb

Clothes make the man.

~ Proverbs

- Latin 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.

~ Proverbs

A burnt child dreads the fire.

~ Proverbs

- English Proverb

He who buys what he needs not, sells what he needs.

~ Proverbs

- Japanese Proverb

What the fool does in the end, the wise man does in the beginning.

~ Proverbs

To attract good fortune, spend a new penny on an old friend, share an old pleasure with a new friend and lift up the heart of a true friend by writing his name on the wings of a dragon.

~ Proverbs

- Chinese Proverb

Glutton: one who digs his grave with his teeth.

~ Proverbs

- French Proverb

God sends us meat, the devil sends us cooks.

~ Proverbs

Gold's father is dirt, yet it regards itself as noble.

~ Proverbs

- Yiddish Proverb


I dance to the tune that is played.

~ Proverbs

- Spanish Proverb

Gratitude is the heart's memory.

~ Proverbs

It does not depend upon the dog when the horse shall die.

~ Proverbs

- Danish Proverb

Love your neighbours, but don't pull down the fence.

~ Proverbs

- Chinese proverb

Keep your mouth shut, your eyes open.

~ Proverbs

- Japanese proverb

Every guest hates the others, and the host hates them all.

~ Proverbs

- Albanian Proverb

Good habits result from resisting temptation.

~ Proverbs

- Ancient Proverb


Gray hairs are death's blossoms.

~ Proverbs

- English Proverb


Long on hair, short on brains.

~ Proverbs

- French Proverb


Gray hair is a sign of age, not of wisdom.

~ Proverbs

- Greek Proverb


Happiness is like a sunbeam, which the least shadow intercepts, while adversity is often as the rain of spring.

~ Proverbs

- Chinese Proverb

He cannot lead a good life who serves without wages.

~ Proverbs

- Italian Proverb

The customers are known to the shopkeepers.

~ Proverbs

- Kashmiri Proverbs

Be happy while you're living, for you're a long time dead.

~ Proverbs

- Scottish Proverb

Fear less, hope more;
Eat less, chew more;
Whine less, breathe more;
Talk less, say more;
Love more, and all good things will be yours.

~ Proverbs

- Swedish Proverb

Make haste slowly.

~ Proverbs

- Latin Proverb


Great hate follows great love.

~ Proverbs

- Irish Proverb


He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.

~ Proverbs

- Arabian Proverb

The healthy die first.

~ Proverbs

- Italian Proverb

He who is anxious for the death of another has a long rope to pull.

~ Proverbs

- French Proverb

Help your brother's boat across and your own will reach the shore.

~ Proverbs

- Hindu Proverb


God helps them that help themselves.

~ Proverbs

If you ever need a helping hand you'll find one at the end of your arm.

~ Proverbs

- Yiddish Proverb


A hundred men may make an encampment, but it takes a woman to make a home.

~ Proverbs

- Chinese Proverb


No one can say of this house, "There is no trouble here."

~ Proverbs

- Chinese Proverb


After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box.

~ Proverbs

- Italian Proverb

An honest man is one who's never been caught.

~ Proverbs

- American Proverb

A misty morning does not signify a cloudy day.

~ Proverbs

- Ancient Proverb

Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.

~ Proverbs

- English Proverb


He that waits for a dead man's shoes may long go barefoot.

~ Proverbs

- French Proverb


From the withered tree, a flower blooms.

~ Proverbs

- Zen Saying


He that makes himself a sheep shall be eaten by a wolf.

~ Proverbs

- Italian Proverb

A hungry dog will eat dirty puddings.

~ Proverbs

- Latin Proverb

A good husband should be deaf and a good wife should be blind.

~ Proverbs

- French Proverb

The teeth are smiling, but is the heart?

~ Proverbs

- Congolese Proverb

Affectation is a greater enemy to the face than smallpox.

~ Proverbs

- English Proverb

An idle brain is the devil's workshop.

~ Proverbs

- English Proverb

Want of variety leads to satiety.

~ Proverbs

- Danish Proverb

The cask always smells of the herring.

~ Proverbs

- French proverb

Millions long for immortality who barely know how to scratch themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

~ Proverbs

- American Proverb

It is impossible to overdo luxury.

~ Proverbs

- French Proverb

You can't have all chiefs, you've got to have indians too.

~ Proverbs

- American Proverb

He who comes for the inheritance is often made to pay for the funeral.

~ Proverbs

- Yiddish Proverb

He that loseth wealth, loseth much; he that loseth friends, loseth more; but he that loseth his spirit loseth all.

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- Spanish Maxim

A headstrong man and a fool may wear the same cap.

~ Proverbs

- Danish Proverb

He expects that larks will fall ready roasted into his mouth.

~ Proverbs

- French Proverb

Offend one monk, and the lappets of all cowls will flutter as far
as Rome.

~ Proverbs

- German Proverb

A canoe does not know who is king. When it turns over, everyone gets wet.

~ Proverbs

- Madagasy Proverb

Many a true word is spoken in jest.

~ Proverbs

- English Proverb

No news is good news.

~ Proverbs

A crisis is an opportunity riding the dangerous wind.

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- Chinese Proverb

Many grains of sand will sink a ship.

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- Danish Proverb

Beautiful things are secured with most difficulty.

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- Latin Proverb

A dead man does not speak.

~ Proverbs

- Portuguese Proverb

Give orders, and do it yourself, and you will be rid of anxiety.

~ Proverbs

- Portuguese Proverb

If you are patient in one moment of anger, you
will escape a hundred days of sorrow.

~ Proverbs

- Chinese Proverb

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