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

Silke doth quench the fire in the Kitchin.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Silkes and Satins put out the fire in the chimney.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Since you know all, and I nothing, tell me what I dreamed last night.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Sinnes are not knowne till they bee acted.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Sit in your place and none can make you rise.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Slander is a shipwrack by a dry Tempest.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Sleepe without supping, and wake without owing.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

So many men in Court and so many strangers.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Soft and faire goes farre.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Some evils are cured by contempt.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Some had rather lose their friend then their Jest.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Some make a conscience of spitting in the Church, yet robbe the Altar.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Some men plant an opinion they seem to erradicate.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Sometimes the best gaine is to lose.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Souldiers in peace are like chimneys in summer.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Speake fitly, or be silent wisely.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Speake not of a dead man at the table.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Speake not of my debts, unlesse you meane to pay them.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Spectacles are deaths Harquebuze.
  [Spectacles are death's arquebuse.]
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Spies are the ears and eyes of Princes.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

States have their conversions and periods as well as naturall bodies.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Stay a little and news will find you.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Stay a while, that we may make an end the sooner.
  [Stay a while, that we may end the sooner.]
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Stay till the lame messenger come, if you will know the truth of the thing.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Step after step the ladder is ascended.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Still fisheth he that catcheth one.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Such a Saint, such an offering.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Suffer and expect.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Sweet discourse makes short daies and nights.
  [Sweet discourse makes short days and nights.]
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Take heed of a person marked, and a Widdow thrice married.
  [Take heed of a person marked, and a widow thrice married.]
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Take heed of a step-mother; the very name of her sufficeth.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Take heed of a young wench, a prophetesse, and a Lattin bred woman.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Take heed of credit decaid, and people that have nothing.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Take heed of foul dirty wayes, and long sicknesse.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Take heed of mad folks in a narrow place.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Take heed of the wrath of a mighty man, and the tumult of the people.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Take heed of winde that comes in at a hole, and a reconciled Enemy.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Take heede of an oxe before, of an horse behind, of a monke on all sides.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Take heede of still waters, the quick passe away.
  [Take heed of still waters, they quick pass away.]
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Take heede of the viniger of sweet wine.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Talke much and erre much, saies the Spanyard.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Talking payes no toll.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

That is gold which is worth gold.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

That is not good language which all understand not.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

That which sufficeth is not little.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

That which two will, takes effect.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

That which will not be spun, let it not come betweene the spindle and the distaffe.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

That's the best gowne that goes up and downe the house.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

The absent partie is still faultie.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum


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