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- Make happy those who are near, and those who are far will come.
- Make sure to be in with your equals if you're going to fall out with your superiors.
- Man has responsiblity, not power.
Native American Proverb (Tuscarora)
- A man is not where he lives, but where he loves.
- A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart,
his next to escape the censures of the world.
- A man's ruin lies in his tongue.
- A man who chases two rabbits catches none.
- The man who does not learn is dark, like one walking in the night.
- Many men know how to flatter, few men know how to praise.
- Married couples tell each other a thousand things without speech.
- Measure a thousand times and cut once.
- Mock not the fallen, for slippery is the road ahead of you.
- Money leant to a friend must be recovered from an enemy.
- Money, like a queen, gives rank and beauty.
- The more laws the less justice.
- A mother never bites her child to the bone. (Manman pa janm mode pitit li jouk nan zo.)
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- The nail that sticks out is hammered down.
- Nature, time and patience are the three great physicians.
- The net of the sleeper catches fish.
- Never advise anyone to go to war or to marry.
- Never do anything standing that you can do sitting, or anything
sitting that you can do lying down.
- Never draw your dirk when a blow will do it.
- Never fall out with your bread and butter.
- Never give advice in a crowd.
- Never give advice unless asked.
- Never rely on the glory of the morning or the smiles of your
- Never squat with your spurs on.
- Never trust the man who tells you all his troubles but keeps from
you all his joys.
- Never write a letter while you are angry.
- Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you.
- A nimble sixpence is better than a slow shilling.
- No call alligator long mouth till you pass him.
- A nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse.
- No man is a good physician who has never been sick.
- No need to teach an eagle to fly.
- No one can be caught in places he does not visit.
- No one can see their reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see.
- No one is rich enough to do without a neighbor.
- No revenge is more honourable than the one not taken.
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- Observe your enemies, for they first find your faults.
- Of a compliment only a third is meant.
- Of all the thirty-six alternatives, running away is the best.
- Of two cowards, the one who finds the other out first has the advantage.
- Old birds are hard to pluck.
- One cannot both feast and become rich.
- One coin in the money box makes more noise than when it is full.
- One does evil enough when one does nothing good.
- One drink is just right; two is too many; three are too few.
- One dog barks at something, the rest bark at him
- One enemy can harm you more than a hundred friends can do you good.
- One generation plants trees, another gets the shade.
- One hand cannot applaud.
- One kind word can warm three winter months.
- One meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid it.
- One minute of patience, ten years of peace.
- One nail drives out another.
- One should be just as careful in choosing one's pleasures as in
- Only fools are glad when governments change.
- Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday sun.
- The only truly dead are those who have been forgotten.
- An ounce of mother is worth a pound of priests.
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- The pain of the little finger is felt by the whole body.
- The palest ink is better than the best memory.
- A parasite can not live alone
- The partner of my partner is not my partner.
- The partridge loves peas, but not those that go into the pot with it.
- Patience and the mulberry leaf become a silk robe.
- Patience is bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
- A patient that can swallow food makes the nurse doubtful.
- Peace and a well-built house cannot be bought too dearly.
- Peace makes plenty.
- A peacock has too little in its head, too much in its tail.
- A peasant between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
- People count up the faults of those who keep them waiting.
- The peoples pencil has no eraser. (Kreyon pep la pa gen gonm.)
- A people without history is like wind on the buffalo grass.
- Pleasures are transient, honors are immortal.
- A poor man who takes a rich wife has a ruler, not a wife.
- The pope and a peasant know more between them than the pope alone.
- Poverty is death in another form.
- Pray, pray very much; but beware of telling God what you want.
- Prayers go up and blessings come down.
- Pride is the mask of one's own faults.
- Promises are like the full moon: if they are not kept at once they diminish day by day.
- A proverb never lies, it is only its meaning which deceives.