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

A pennyweight of love is worth a pound of law.
      - Proverb

A pennyworth of mirth is worth a pound of sorrow.
      - Proverb

A people without history is like wind on the buffalo grass.
      - Proverb, (Native American Sioux)

A perfect whipping-top for changing sides.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

A person born to be a flower pot will not go beyond the porch.
      - Proverb, (Mexican)

A person changing his clothing always hides while changing.
      - Proverb, (Kenyan)

A person does not seek luck; luck seeks the person.
      - Proverb, (Turkish)

A person eating must make crumbs.
      - Proverb, (Sicilian)

A person is unlucky who falls on his back and breaks his nose.
      - Proverb, (French)

A person who misses a chance and the monkey who misses its branch can't be saved.
      - Proverb, (India)

A person who say it cannot be done should not interrupt the man doing it.
      - Proverb, (Chinese)

A person whose heart is not content is like a snake which tries to swallow an elephant.
      - Proverb, (Chinese)

A person with a bad name is already half-hanged.
      - Proverb

A pestilence follows a famine.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

A pet child has many names.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

A picture is a poem wanting words.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

A piece of meat with eyes.
      - Proverb, (Sicilian)

A pig bought on credit grunts all the year.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

A pig bought on credit is forever grunting.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

A pig on credit makes a good winter and a bad spring.
      - Proverb, (Portuguese)

A pig teaching Minerva.
  [Lat., Sus Minervam.]
      - Proverb

A pig used to dirt turns its nose up at rice.
      - Proverb, (Japanese)

A pig's life, short and sweet.
      - Proverb, (French)

A pig's tail will never make a good arrow.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

A pitcher that goes oft to the well is broken at last.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

A pitiful look asks enough.
      - Proverb

A place for everything, and everything in its place.
      - Proverb

A plank in a wreck.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

A plaster house, a horse at grass, a friend in words, are all mere glass.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

A pleasant companion on a journey is as good as a postchaise.
      - Proverb, (French)

A pleasant think never comes too soon.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

A plough that worketh, shines; but still water stinks.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

A ploughman on his legs is higher than a gentleman on his knees.
      - Proverb,
        (Latin), also found in the Preface of Franklin's "Poor Richard" (1758)

A poet is born, not made.
  [Lat., Poeta nascitur, non fit.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

A poor cask often holds good wine.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

A poor dancer will be disturbed even by the hem of her skirt.
      - Proverb, (Polish)

A poor man has few acquaintances.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

A poor man is all schemes.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

A poor man is always behind.
      - Proverb, (American)

A poor man is hungry after eating.
      - Proverb, (Portuguese)

A poor man's joy has much alloy.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

A poor man's table is soon spread.
      - Proverb

A poor person isn't he who has little, but he who needs a lot.
      - Proverb, (German)

A porcupine speaking to its baby says, "O my child of velvet."
      - Proverb, (Afghan)

A Portuguese apprentice who can't sew, yet would be cutting out.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

A postern door makes a thief.
      - Proverb

A pound of care will not pay an ounce of debt.
      - Proverb

A pound of idleness weighs twenty ounces.
      - Proverb

A precipice in front of you, and wolves behind you; that is life.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

A precipice is in front, a wolf behind.
      - Proverb, (Latin)


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