M10 PROVERBS

 

1

A STORM IN A TEACUP.

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NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS.

3

AS SLIPPERY AS AN EEL.

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BETTER BUY THAN BORROW.

5

ASK MUCH TO HAVE LITTLE.

6

A NEW BROOM SWEEPS CLEAN.

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BARKING DOGS SELDOM BITE.

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FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.

9

A WATCHED POT NEVER BOILS.

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AT A GREAT BARGAIN, PAUSE.

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AT OPEN DOORS DOGS COME IN.

12

GOD SENDS FORTUNE TO FOOLS.

13

BETTER BE ENVIED THAN PITIED.

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FAR FROM EYE, FAR FROM HEART.

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LEND AND LOSE, SO PLAY FOOLS.

16

THE MAD DOG BITES HIS MASTER.

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THE EXCEPTION PROVES THE RULE.

18

TWO WRONGS DON'T MAKE A RIGHT.

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A MAN SURPRISED IS HALF BEATEN.

20

AN OLD HEAD ON YOUNG SHOULDERS.

21

THE EAGLE DOES NOT CATCH FLIES.

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TWO EYES CAN SEE MORE THAN ONE.

23

WHERE BEES ARE, THERE IS HONEY.

24

BETTER UNTAUGHT THAN ILL TAUGHT.

25

THERE ARE SPOTS EVEN ON THE SUN.

26

EMPTY VESSELS MAKE THE MOST SOUND.

27

LOVE AND COUGH CANNOT BE HID(DEN).

28

A LAZY SHEEP THINKS ITS WOOL HEAVY.

29

A MAIDEN THAT LAUGHS IS HALF TAKEN.

30

ALL WEAPONS OF WAR CANNOT ARM FEAR.

31

AN OAK IS NOT FELLED AT ONE STROKE.

32

MEASURE THRICE BEFORE YOU CUT ONCE.

33

ONE SWALLOW DOES NOT MAKE A SUMMER.

34

TIME AND CHANCE REVEAL ALL SECRETS.

35

A SMALL LEAK WILL SINK A GREAT SHIP.

36

GOD HELP THE RICH, THE POOR CAN BEG.

37

LEND NOT HORSE, NOR WIFE, NOR SWORD.

38

THE TONGUE IS NOT STEEL YET IT CUTS.

39

A FORCED KINDNESS DESERVES NO THANKS.

40

A HOOK'S WELL LOST TO CATCH A SALMON.

41

BETTER SMALL FISH THAN AN EMPTY DISH.

42

NONE SO DEAF AS THOSE WHO WON'T HEAR.

43

THAT SUIT IS BEST THAT BEST SUITS ME.

44

THE MASTER'S EYE MAKES THE HORSE FAT.

45

WHAT COSTS LITTLE IS LITTLE ESTEEMED.

46

BETTER SIT IDLE THAN WORK FOR NOTHING.

47

DEEDS ARE FRUITS, WORDS ARE BUT LEAVES.

48

HARES MAY PULL DEAD LIONS BY THE BEARD.

49

IT COST MORE TO DO ILL THAN TO DO WELL.

50

ONE VOLUNTEER IS WORTH TWO PRESSED MEN.

51

FEATHER BY FEATHER THE GOOSE IS PLUCKED.

52

FOR A FLYING ENEMY MAKE A GOLDEN BRIDGE.

53

HE BEGINS TO DIE THAT QUITS HIS DESIRES.

54

TRUST NOT A NEW FRIEND NOR AN OLD ENEMY.

55

WHEN THE CAT IS AWAY THE MICE WILL PLAY.

56

BETTER AN OPEN ENEMY THAN A FALSE FRIEND.

57

IT IS LAWFUL TO LEARN EVEN FROM AN ENEMY.

58

BETTER AN EGG TO-DAY THAN A HEN TO-MORROW.

59

BETTER HAZARD ONCE THAN BE ALWAYS IN FEAR.

60

IF YOU CANNOT BITE, NEVER SHOW YOUR TEETH.

61

YOUTH AND WHITE PAPER TAKE ANY IMPRESSION.

62

A FOX IS NOT TAKEN TWICE IN THE SAME SNARE.

63

BETWEEN TWO STOOLS ONE FALLS TO THE GROUND.

64

HE WHO RIDES ON A TIGER CAN NEVER DISMOUNT.

65

THE DEVIL ALWAYS LEAVES A STINK BEHIND HIM.

66

THE MOON DOES NOT HEED THE BARKING OF DOGS.

67

THE WAY TO BE SAFE IS NEVER TO FEEL SECURE.

68

VOWS MADE IN STORMS ARE FORGOTTEN IN CALMS.

69

CREDITORS HAVE BETTER MEMORIES THAN DEBTORS.

70

FRIENDSHIPS MULTIPLY JOYS AND DIVIDE GRIEFS.

71

A MONEYLESS MAN GOES FAST THROUGH THE MARKET.

72

AN ASS IS BUT AN ASS, THOUGH LADEN WITH GOLD.

73

AT A ROUND TABLE THERE'S NO DISPUTE OF PLACE.

74

GOOD COMPANY ON THE ROAD IS THE SHORTEST CUT.

75

IT IS A HARD WINTER WHEN A WOLF EATS ANOTHER.

76

MISFORTUNES COME ON WINGS AND DEPART ON FOOT.

77

ALL THINGS ARE DIFFICULT BEFORE THEY ARE EASY.

78

BETTER GIVE A SHILLING THAN LEND HALF A CROWN.

79

IT MATTERS NOT WHAT RELIGION AN ILL MAN IS OF.

80

IT SIGNIFIES NOTHING TO PLAY WELL IF YOU LOSE.

81

A WISE MAN CHANGES HIS MIND, A FOOL NEVER WILL.

82

THE ROAD TO HELL IS PAVED WITH GOOD INTENTIONS.

83

THERE IS GREAT FORCE HIDDEN IN A SWEET COMMAND.

84

A MAN CANNOT WHISTLE AND DRINK AT THE SAME TIME.

85

HE WHO LIES DOWN WITH DOGS WILL RISE WITH FLEAS.

86

THE KING'S WORD IS MORE THAN ANOTHER MAN'S OATH.

87

HE THAT DOTH WHAT HE WILL DOTH NOT WHAT HE OUGHT.

88

THE BEST THROW OF THE DICE IS TO THROW THEM AWAY.

89

THE MOUSE THAT HAS BUT ONE HOLE IS QUICKLY TAKEN.

90

A MAIDEN WITH MANY WOOERS OFTEN CHOOSES THE WORST.

91

A MAN WITHOUT A SMILING FACE MUST NOT OPEN A SHOP.

92

THE FOX KNOWS MUCH, BUT MORE HE THAT CATCHETH HIM.

93

BELLS CALL OTHERS TO CHURCH, BUT GO NOT THEMSELVES.

94

IF YOU RUN AFTER TWO HARES, YOU WILL CATCH NEITHER.

95

IT IS A SILLY GOOSE THAT COMES TO THE FOX'S SERMON.

96

THE MORE LIGHT A TORCH GIVES, THE SHORTER IT LASTS.

97

WHEN THE TREE IS FALLEN, ALL GO WITH THEIR HATCHET.

98

WHO KEEPS COMPANY WITH THE WOLF WILL LEARN TO HOWL.

99

THE FOOL IS BUSY IN EVERYONE'S BUSINESS BUT HIS OWN.

100

BETTER GO TO HEAVEN IN RAGS THAN TO HELL IN EMBROIDERY.

101

THE LOVE OF MONEY AND THE LOVE OF LEARNING RARELY MEET.

102

IF YOU PAY NOT A SERVANT HIS WAGES, HE WILL PAY HIMSELF.

103

IT IS EASIER TO BUILD TWO CHIMNEYS THAN TO MAINTAIN ONE.

104

THE DEVIL TEMPTS ALL, BUT THE IDLE MAN TEMPTS THE DEVIL.

105

IT IS NO SIN TO SELL DEAR, BUT A SIN TO GIVE ILL MEASURE.

106

TWO DOGS FIGHT FOR A BONE, AND A THIRD RUNS AWAY WITH IT.

107

MANY THINGS GROW IN THE GARDEN THAT WERE NEVER SOWN THERE.

108

THE BEST REMEDY AGAINST AN ILL MAN IS MUCH GROUND BETWEEN.

109

THERE WOULD BE NO GREAT ONES IF THERE WERE NO LITTLE ONES.

110

WHEN THY NEIGHBOUR'S HOUSE DOTH BURN THEN LOOK TO YOUR OWN.

111

WISE MEN LEARN BY OTHER MEN'S MISTAKES; FOOLS, BY THEIR OWN.

112

ONE HALF OF THE WORLD DOES NOT KNOW HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES.

113

HE COMPLAINS WRONGFULLY ON THE SEA THAT TWICE SUFFERS SHIPWRECK.

114

BETTER BE ILL SPOKEN OF BY ONE BEFORE ALL THAN BY ALL BEFORE ONE.

115

LOSE AN HOUR IN THE MORNING AND YOU'LL BE ALL DAY HUNTING FOR IT.

116

THE FRIAR PREACHED AGAINST STEALING AND HAD A GOOSE IN HIS SLEEVE.

117

POOR MEN SEEK MEAT FOR THEIR STOMACH, RICH MEN STOMACH FOR THEIR MEAT.

118

A WOMAN'S ADVICE IS A POOR THING, BUT HE IS A FOOL WHO DOES NOT TAKE IT.

119

THE FIRST FAULTS ARE THEIRS THAT COMMIT THEM, THE SECOND THEIRS THAT PERMIT THEM.

120

A FOOL MAY ASK MORE QUESTIONS IN AN HOUR THAN A WISE MAN CAN ANSWER IN SEVEN YEARS.