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- E -
  1. Eat and drink with your relatives; do business with strangers.
      Greek Proverb


  2. Eating and scratching want but a beginning.
      Romanian Proverb


  3. Eating while seated makes one of large size; eating while standing makes one strong.
       Hindu Proverb


  4. Employ thy time well if thou meanest to get leisure.
      Benjamin Franklin


  5. The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
       Arab Proverb


  6. Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think.
      Chinese Proverb


  7. Even a clock that does not work is right twice a day.
       Polish Proverb


  8. Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.
       Miscellaneous Prover


  9. Even the ant has his bite.
      Turkish Proverb


  10. Even the hand of compassion is stung when it strokes a scorpion.
      Persian Proverb


  11. Even the wishes of a small ant reach heaven.
      Japanese Proverb


  12. Every animal knows more than you do.
      Native American Proverb (Nez Perce)


  13. Every beetle is a gazelle in the eyes of its mother.
       Moorish Proverb


  14. Every invalid is a doctor.
      Irish Proverb


  15. Every lion has to defend himself against flies.
      German Proverb


  16. Every man is a fool in some man's opinion.
      Spanish Proverb


  17. Every ruler sleeps on an ant hill.
      Afghan Proverb


  18. Everyone pushes a falling fence.
      Chinese Proverb


  19. Every rope gat two ends.
      Guyanese Proverb


  20. Everyone thinks his own burden heavy.
      French Proverb


  21. Every path has its puddle.
      English Proverb


  22. Every peasant is proud of the pond in his village because from it he measures the sea.
      Russian Proverb


  23. Every road has two directions.
       Russian Proverb


  24. Everything goes to him who wants nothing.
      French Proverb


  25. Everything passes, everything wears out, everything breaks.
    (tout passe, tout lasse, tout casse)
       French Proverb


  26. Examine what is said, not him who speaks.
       Arab Proverb


  27. Experience is the comb that nature gives us when we are bald.
      Belgian proverb


  28. The eyes are the window of the soul.
       English Proverb


  29. The eyes believe themselves; the ears believe other people.
       German Proverb



- F -
  1. Fall seven times, stand up eight.
      Japanese Proverb


  2. Falling hurts least those who fly low.
      Chinese Proverb


  3. Fast Ripe, Fast Rotten.
      Japanese Proverb


  4. A father is a banker provided by nature.
       French Proverb


  5. Fatigue is the best pillow.
      Hindu Proverb


  6. Fear less, hope more,
    eat less, chew more,
    whine less, breathe more,
    talk less, say more,
    hate less, love more,
    and all good things will be yours.
      Swedish proverb


  7. Fear not a jest. If one throws salt at you, you will not be harmed unless you have sore places.
      Latin Proverb


  8. First deserve, and then desire.
       English Proverb


  9. The first drink with water, the second without water, the third like water.
      Spanish Proverb


  10. First secure an independent income, then practice virtue.
      Greek Proverb


  11. First the man takes a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes the man.
      Japanese Proverb


  12. Fish or cut bait.
      American Proverb


  13. Fish, to taste good, must swim three times: in water, in butter, and in wine.
      Polish Proverb


  14. Flies and priests can enter any house.
      Russian Proverb


  15. Flies do not swarm on a new pot.
      Tamil Proverb


  16. Flies know well the sweet seller's beard.
      Lebanese Proverb


  17. A fly can drive away horses.
      Greek Proverb


  18. A fly does not mind dying in coconut cream.
      Swahili Proverb


  19. The fly does not kill, but it does spoil.
      Hebrew Proverb


  20. The fly that bites the tortoise breaks its beak.
      Italian Proverb


  21. Follow the river and you will find the sea.
      French Proverb


  22. A fool finds pleasure in evil conduct, but a man of understanding delights in wisdom.
      Miscellaneous Proverb


  23. A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions.
       Miscellaneous Proverb


  24. A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control
       Miscellaneous Proverb


  25. A fool is like all other men as long as he remains silent.
      Danish Proverb


  26. A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult.
       Miscellaneous Proverb


  27. For every bean full of weevils God supplies a blind grocer.
      Arabic Proverb


  28. For every grape a hundred wasps.
      Persian Proverb


  29. 'For example, is not proof.
       Jewish Proverb


  30. Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.
      Chinese Proverb


  31. Forgiving the unrepentant is like drawing pictures on water.
      Japanese Proverb


  32. From a fallen tree, all make kindling.
      Spanish Proverb


  33. From a thorn comes a rose, and from a rose comes a thorn.
      Greek Proverb


  34. From praise, as from a shadow, a man is neither bigger nor smaller.
      Danish Proverb


  35. A full cup must be carried steadily.
      English Proverb



- G -
  1. Get what you can and keep what you have; that's the way to get rich.
      Scottish Proverb


  2. Gifts should be handed, not thrown.
      Danish Proverb


  3. Give to a pig when it grunts and a child when it cries , and you will have a fine pig and a bad child.
      Danish Proverb


  4. Go and wake up your cook.
      Arab Proverb


  5. The go-between wears out a thousand sandals.
       Japanese Proverb


  6. God acts and doesn't talk. (Bondye fe san di.)
      Haitian Proverb


  7. God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.
      Jewish Proverb


  8. God gives the nuts but he does not crack them.
      German Proverb


  9. God promises a safe landing but not a smooth passage.
      Bulgarian Proverb


  10. God sells knowledge for labour -- honour for risk.
      Arabic Proverb


  11. God will be present, whether asked or not.
      Latin Proverb


  12. God gave teeth; He will give bread.
      Lithuanian Proverb


  13. God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.
      Jewish Proverb


  14. Good fathers make good sons.
      American Proverb


  15. Good fences make good neighbors.
      American Proverb


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


  17. Goodness shouts. Evil whispers.
      Balinese Proverb


  18. Goodness speaks in a whisper, evil shouts.
      Tibetan proverb


  19. Go often to the house of a friend; for weeds soon choke up the unused path.
      Scandanavian Proverb


  20. A good painter need not give a name to his picture, a bad one must.
      Polish Proverb


  21. Gossip needs no carriage.
       Russian Proverb


  22. Gratitude is the heart's memory.
      French Proverb


  23. The greater love is a mother's; then comes a dog's; then a sweetheart's.
      Polish Proverb


  24. The greater the sinner, the greater the saint.
      English Proverb


  25. Great men are not always wise.
       Biblical Proverb


  26. A guest sees more in an hour than the host in a year.
       Polish Proverb



- H -
  1. A half-truth is a whole lie.
      Jewish Proverb


  2. The hammer shatters glass but forges steel.
      Russian Proverb


  3. A handfull of patience is worth a bushel of brains.
       Dutch Proverb


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


  5. A heart in love with beauty never grows old.
       Turkish Proverb


  6. The heart that loves is always young.
       Greek Proverb


  7. He dies twice who perishes by his own hand.
      Latin Proverb


  8. He fishes well who uses a golden hook.
       Latin Proverb


  9. He is rich who owes nothing.
      French Proverb


  10. He that does not ask will never get a bargain.
      French Proverb


  11. He that finds fault wants to buy.
      German Proverb


  12. He that is of a merry heart hasth a continual feast.
       Biblical Proverb


  13. He that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
       Biblical Proverb


  14. He that plants thorns must never expect to gather roses.
      Arab Proverb


  15. He that speaks truth must have one foot in the stirrup.
      Turkish Proverb


  16. He who borrows sells his freedom.
      German Proverb


  17. He who carves the Buddha never worships him.
      Chinese Proverb


  18. He who denies all confesses all.
      Spanish Proverb


  19. He who is outside his door already has a hard part of his journey behind him.
      Dutch Proverb


  20. He who must die, must die in the dark, even though he sells candles.
      Colombian Proverb


  21. He who says what he likes will hear what he does not like.
      English Proverb


  22. He who searches for pearls should not sleep.
      Lybian Proverb


  23. He who takes a child by the hand takes a mother by the heart.
      Danish Proverb


  24. He who waits for a dead man's shoes is in danger of going barefoot.
      Danish Proverb


  25. He who wants a rose must respect the thorn.
       Persian Proverb


  26. He who would rule must hear and be deaf, see and be blind.
      German Proverb


  27. He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
       Chinese Proverb


  28. He who builds by the roadside has many surveyors.
      Italian Proverb


  29. He who doesn't risk never gets to drink champagne.
      Russian Proverb


  30. He who feeds the hen ought to have the egg.
      Danish Proverb


  31. He who has been stung by a scorpion is afraid of its shadow.
      Spanish Proverb


  32. He who has great strength should use it lightly.
      Latin Proverb


  33. He who has health has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.
      Arab Proverb


  34. He who has not yet reached the opposite shore should not make fun of him who is drowning.
      Guinean Proverb


  35. He who hurries can not walk with dignity.
      Chinese Proverb


  36. He who is not impatient is not in love.
       Italian Proverb


  37. He who holds the ladder is as bad as the thief.
      German Proverb


  38. He who knows little quickly tells it.
      Italian Proverb


  39. He who knows nothing doubts nothing.
       Italian Proverb


  40. He who lets the goat be laid on his shoulders is soon after forced to carry the cow.
      Italian Proverb


  41. He who puts up with insult invites injury.
      Jewish Proverb


  42. He who respects his parents never dies.
      Greek Proverb


  43. He who says what he likes, hears what he does not like.
      Spanish Proverb


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


  45. He who sows peas on the highway does not get all the pods into his barn.
      Danish Proverb


  46. He who steals once is always a thief.
      Spanish Proverb


  47. He who suffers much will know much.
      Greek Proverb


  48. He who takes a partner takes a master.
      French Proverb


  49. He who undertakes too much seldom succeeds.
      Dutch Proverb


  50. He who would bring home the wealth of the Indies must carry the wealth of the Indies with him.
      Spanish Proverb


  51. He who would have others pity him must pity others.
      Yiddish Proverb


  52. He who would leap far must first take a long run.
      Danish Proverb


  53. He will never worship well the image on the altar who knew it when it was a trunk of wood in the garden.
      Spanish Proverb


  54. Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?
       Benjamin Franklin


  55. Hours are Time's shafts,
    And one comes winged with death.
      Scottish Clock Motto



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