Proverbs

PROVERBS
From the World Over



A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.
Arab Proverb


A bird in the hand is worth two in a bush.
English Proverb


A broken hand works, but not a broken heart.
Persian Proverb


A cat has nine lives.
Proverb of Unknown Origin


A closed mouth catches no flies.
Italian Proverb


A country can be judged by the quality of its proverbs.
German Proverb


A courtyard common to all will be swept by none.
Proverb, Chinese


A dog is wiser than a woman; it does not bark at its master.
Russian Proverb


A drink precedes a story.
Irish Proverb

A drowning man is not troubled by rain.
Persian Proverb


A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
William Blake Proverbs of Hell (1790)


A forest is in an acorn.
Proverb of Unknown Origin


A friend in need is a friend indeed
English Proverb


A friend's eye is a good mirror.
Irish Proverb


A good denial, the best point in law.
Irish Proverb


A good husband is healthy and absent.
Japanese Proverb


A hard beginning maketh a good ending.
John Heywood The Proverbs of John Heywood (1546)

A healthy man is a successful man.
French Proverb


A hedge between keeps friendship green.
French Proverb


A hen is heavy when carried far.
Irish Proverb


A hound's food is in its legs.
Irish Proverb


A house without a dog or a cat is the house of a scoundrel.
Portuguese Proverb


A hungry man is an angry man.
English Proverb


A lie travels round the world while truth is putting her boots on.
French Proverb


A little too late, is much too late.
German Proverb


A loan though old is not gift.
Hungarian Proverb


A lock is better than suspicion.
Irish Proverb


A man does not seek his luck, luck seeks its man.
Turkish Proverb


A man is not honest simply because he never had a chance to steal.
Yiddish Proverb


A man may well bring a horse to the water, but he cannot make him drink.
John Heywood The Proverbs of John Heywood (1546)


A man should live if only to satisfy his curiosity.
Yiddish Proverb


A monkey never thinks her baby's ugly.
Haitian Proverb


A new broom sweeps clean, but the old brush knows all the corners.
Irish Proverb


A penny for your thoughts.
John Heywood The Proverbs of John Heywood (1546)


A penny saved is a penny gained.
Scottish Proverb


A poor beauty finds more lovers than husbands.
English Proverb


A prudent man does not make the goat his gardener.
Hungarian Proverb


A rumor goes in one ear and out many mouths.
Chinese proverb


A silent mouth is melodious.
Irish Proverb

A single Russian hair outweighs half a Pole.
Traditional Russian Saying


A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.
Greek Proverb


A soft answer turneth away wrath but grievous words stir up anger.
Bible - Proverbs 151.


A son is a son till he gets him a wife, But a daughter's a daughter the rest of your life.
Proverb of Unknown Origin


A spoon does not know the taste of soup, nor a learned fool the taste of wisdom.
Welsh Proverb


A table is not blessed if it has fed no scholars.
Yiddish Proverb


A teacher is better than two books.
German Proverb


A thief believes everybody steals.
Proverb of Unknown Origin


A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom.
Chinese proverb


A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.
French Proverb


A trade not properly learned is an enemy.
Irish Proverb



--
"Life is not the amounts of breath you take.....
Its the moments that take ur breath away.."
----
G.A.

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