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Proverbs
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[ Also see Catchphrases Laws of Life and Nature Old Sayings Proverbial Phrases Proverbs (General) ]

Mind your P's and Q's.
      - Unattributed Author,
        possibly from the old custom of hanging a slate in a tavern with P and Q (for pints and quarts) under which were written customers names and ticks for the number of P's and Q's

There are four kinds of people, three of which are to be avoided and the fourth cultivated: those who don't know that they don't know; those who know that they don't know; those who don't know that they know; and those who know that they know.
      - Unattributed Author,
        rendering of an Arab proverb

Wode has erys, felde has sigt.
      - Unattributed Author,
        King Edward and the Shepherd,
        a manuscript (circa 1300)

The children in Holland take pleasure in making
  What the children in England take pleasure in breaking.
      - Unattributed Author, Old Nursery Rhyme

The man that heweth over high,
  Some chip falleth in his eye.
      - Unattributed Author,
        Story of Sir Eglamour of Artois,
        an English romantic story circa 1350, from a manuscript in the Garrick Collection

Snug as a bug in a rug.
      - Unattributed Author, The Stratford Jubilee
         (II, 1, 1779),
        also in letter to Miss Georgiana Shipley

The woman that deliberates is lost.
      - Joseph Addison

A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart, his next to escape the censures of the world.
      - Joseph Addison, Sir Roger on the Bench

When you are at Rome, live as Romans live.
      - Saint Ambrose

A little nonsense now and then
  Is relished by the wisest men.
      - Anonymous

Handsome enough is good enough.
  [Lat., Sat pulchra, si sat bona.]
      - Anonymous

There is safety in numbers. [Lat., Defendit numerus.]
      - Anonymous,
        "The World of Mathematics" edited by J.R. Newman
         (p. 1452)

Let the cobbler stick to his last.
      - Apelles, (Latin)

Good Americans when they die go to Paris.
      - attributed to Thomas Gold Appleton,
        by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. in "Autocrat of the Breakfast Table", VI

Man proposes, and God disposes.
  [It., Ordina l'uomo, e dio dispone.]
      - Ludovico Ariosto, Orlando Furioso
         (ch. XLVI, 35)

Money makes the man.
      - Aristodemus,
        see Alcaeus, "Fragment--Miscellaneous--Songs"

One swallow does not make spring.
      - Aristotle, Ethic--Nicom (bk. I)

A friend is a second self.
      - Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics

Custom is second nature.
  [Lat., Consuetudo est secunda natura.]
      - Saint Aurelius Augustine (Augustine of Hippo)

Repentant tears wash out the stain of guilt.
      - Saint Aurelius Augustine (Augustine of Hippo)

Be not arrogant when fortune smiles, or dejected when she frowns.
      - Decimus Magnus Ausonius

If you are dreaded by many then beware of many.
      - Decimus Magnus Ausonius

It often happens, that misery will follow a marriage when the dowry is too large.
      - Decimus Magnus Ausonius

Let the blacksmith wear the chains he has himself made.
      - Decimus Magnus Ausonius

No man will revel long in the indulgence of crime.
      - Decimus Magnus Ausonius

One day unfolds it and one day destroys.
      - Decimus Magnus Ausonius

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
      - Francis Bacon

Knowledge is power.
      - Francis Bacon,
        paraphrase, sometimes attributed to Thomas Hobbes

Stay a little, that we may make an end the sooner.
      - Francis Bacon

The mould of a man's fortune is in his own hands.
      - Francis Bacon

The folly of one man is the fortune of another.
      - Francis Bacon, Of Fortune

The remedy is worse than the disease.
      - Francis Bacon, Of Seditions

He won't, won't he? Then bring me my boots.
      - Richard Harris Barham

One picture is worth ten thousand words.
      - Frederick R. Barnard, Printer's Ink

Absence makes the heart grow fonder;
  Isle of Beauty, fare thee well!
      - Thomas Haynes Bayly (Bayley),
        Isle of Beauty,
        phrase first found in anonymous poem within F. Davison's Poetical Rhapsody (1602)

He went away with a flea in 's ear.
      - Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher

There is a method in man's wickedness:
  It grows up by degrees.
      - Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher

There is no jesting with edge tools.
      - Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher

'Tis godlike to have power, but not to kill.
      - Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher

What mare's nest hast thou found?
      - Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher,
        Bonduca (IV, 2)

Hit the nail on the head.
      - Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher,
        Love's Cure (act II, sc. 1)

Thou will scare be a man before thy mother.
      - Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher,
        Love's Cure (act II, sc. 2)

I'll put a spoke among your wheels.
      - Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher,
        Mad Lover (III, 5)

After supper walk a mile.
      - Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher,
        Philaster (II, 4)

I'll have a fling.
      - Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher,
        Rule a Wife and Have a Wife (III, 5)

He comes not in my books.
      - Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher,
        The Widow

Whistle, and she'll come to you.
      - Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher,
        Wit without Money (act IV, sc. 4)

Let the world slide.
      - Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher,
        Wit Without Money (act V, sc. 2)

Oil on troubled waters.
      - Bede "The Venerable"

Go to Jericho.
  Let them all go to Jericho,
    And ne'er be seen againe.
      - Sir John Berkenhead, Mercurius Aulicus,
        quoted in the "Athenoeum", Nov. 14, 1874


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