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

I had rather ride on an asse that carries me, then a horse that throwes me.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

I was taken by a morsell, saies the fish.
  [I was taken by a morsel, says the fish.]
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

I wept when I was borne, and every day shewes why.
  [I wept when I was born and every day explains why.]
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

If a good man thrive, all thrive with him.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

If all fooles had babies, wee should want fuell.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

If all fooles wore white Caps, wee should seeme a flock of geese.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

If folly were griefe every house would weepe.
  [If folly were grief, every house would weep.]
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

If fooles should not foole it, they shall lose their season.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

If gold knew what gold is, gold would get gold I wis.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

If great men would have care of little ones, both would last long.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

If the braine sowes not corne, it plants thistles.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

If the husband be not at home, there is nobodie.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

If the mother had not beene in the oven, shee had never sought her daughter there.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

If the old dog barke he gives counsell.
  [If the old dog barks, he gives counsel.]
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

If the staffe be crooked, the shadow cannot be straight.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

If the wise erred not, it would goe hard with fooles.
  [If the wise erred not, it would go hard with fools.]
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

If things were to be done twice, all would be wise.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

If thou thy selfe canst doe it, attend no others helpe or hand.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

If yee would know a knave, give him a staffe.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

If you could runne, as you drinke, you might catch a hare.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

If you loose your time, you cannot get mony nor gaine.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

If you must flie, flie well.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

If you would bee at ease, all the world is not.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

If you would know secrets, looke them in griefe or pleasure.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Ill comes in by ells, and goes out by inches.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Ill natures, the more you aske them, the more they stick.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Ill vessels seldome miscarry.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

In a good house all is quickly ready.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

In a great River great fish are found, but take heede, lest you bee drowned.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

In a Leopard the spotts are not observed.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

In a long journey straw waighs.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

In a retreat the lame are formost.
  [In a retreat the lame are foremost.]
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

In an hundred elles of contention, there is not an inch of love.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

In chusing a wife, and buying a sword, we ought not to trust another.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

In doing we learne.
  [In doing we learn.]
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

In every Art it is good to have a master.
  [In every art it is good to have a master.]
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

In every countrey the sun rises in the morning.
  [In every country the sun rises in the morning.]
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

In every country dogges bite.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

In good yeares corne is hay, in ill yeares straw is corne.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

In great pedigrees there are Governours and Chandlers.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

In life you lov'd me not, in death you bewaile me.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

In spending lies the advantage.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

In sports and journeys men are knowne.
  [In sports and journeys men are known.]
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

In the house of a Fidler, all fiddle.
  [In the house of the fiddler all fiddle.]
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

In the husband wisedome, in the wife gentlenesse.
  [In the husband wisdom, in the wife gentleness.]
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

In the kingdome of a cheater the wallet is carried before.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

In the kingdome of blind men the one ey'd is king.
  [In the kingdom of blind men the one eyed is king.]
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

In the morning mountaines, in the evening fountaines.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

In the mouth of a bad dog fals often a good bone.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

In the world who knowes not to swimme, goes to the bottome.
  [In the world, who knows not to swim goes to the bottom.]
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum


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