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

A pretty basket does not prevent worries.
      - Proverb, (Congolese)

A pretty face and fine clothes do not make character.
      - Proverb

A priest sees people at their best, a lawyer at their worst, but a doctor sees them as they really are.
      - Proverb

A priest's belly is made up of several sheepskins.
      - Proverb, (Russian)

A priest's pocket is not easily filled.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

A princely mind will undo a private family.
      - Proverb

A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain.
      - Proverb, (Arab)

A promise is a debt.
      - Proverb, (German)

A prophet is not without honor save in his own country.
      - Proverb

A prospering man should remain at home.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

A proud heart can survive a general failure because such a failure does not prick its pride.
      - Proverb, (African)

A proud man hath many crosses.
      - Proverb

A proud pauper and a rich miser are contemptible beings.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

A proverb can't be judged.
      - Proverb, (Russian)

A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

A proverb is the child of experience.
      - Proverb, (English)

A proverb never lies, it is only its meaning which deceives.
      - Proverb, (German)

A prudent man does not make the goat his gardener.
      - Proverb, (Hungarian)

A puff of wind and popular praise weigh alike.
      - Proverb

A quarrel is like buttermilk: once it's out of the churn, the more you shake it, the more sour it grows.
      - Proverb, (Irish)

A quiet conscience sleeps in thunder.
      - Proverb

A quiet tongue shows a wise head.
      - Proverb

A rabbithorn cannot be a war-horse and will only become a laughingstock if he should try.
      - Proverb, (Darkovan)

A ragged coat finds little credit.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

A ragged colt may make a good horse.
      - Proverb, (English, French)

A ragged colt may make a handsome horse.
      - Proverb, (Portuguese)

A ragged sack holds no grain, a poor man is not taken into counsel.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

A rainbow in the morning is the shepherd's warning;
  A rainbow at night is the shepherd's delight.
      - Proverb

A rainy morn oft brings a pleasant day.
      - Proverb

A rare bird upon the earth and very like a black swan.
  [Lat., Rara avis in terris, nigroque simillima cygno.]
      - Proverb

A rash man, a skin of good wine, and a glass vessel, do not last long.
      - Proverb, (Portuguese)

A rat is not born a rabbit.
      - Proverb, (Nigerian)

A razor may be sharper than an ax, but it cannot cut wood.
      - Proverb, (African Annang)

A reconciled friend is a double enemy.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

A red-nosed man may be a teetotaler, but will find no one to believe it.
      - Proverb, (Chinese)

A reed before the wind lives on, while mighty oaks do fall.
      - Proverb

A resolute heart endures no counsel.
      - Proverb, (Portuguese)

A restive morsel needs a spur of wine.
      - Proverb, (French)

A rich child often sits in a poor mother's lap.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

A rich man has no need of character.
      - Proverb, (Hebrew)

A rich man is either a rogue or a rogue's heir.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

A rich man is either a scoundrel or the heir of a scoundrel.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

A rich man is never ugly in the eyes of a girl.
      - Proverb, (French)

A rich man who is stingy is the worst pauper.
      - Proverb, (Yiddish)

A rich man's foolish sayings pass for wise ones.
      - Proverb

A rich mouthful, a heavy groan.
      - Proverb

A rich widow weeps with one eye and laughs with the other.
      - Proverb, (Portuguese)

A rich widow weeps with one eye and signals with the other.
      - Proverb, (Portuguese)

A rich wife is a source of quarrel.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

A rickety chair will not long serve as a seat.
      - Proverb, (Danish)


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