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

Despise not a small wound, a poor kinsman, or an humble enemy.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

Despise not the weak: the gnat stings the eyes of the lion.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Despise school and remain a fool.
      - Proverb

Despise your enemy and you will soon be beaten.
      - Proverb, (Portuguese)

Destroy the lion while he is but a whelp.
      - Proverb

Deviate an inch, lose a thousand miles.
      - Proverb, (Chinese)

Devil take the hindmost.
      - Proverb

Devils must be driven out with devils.
      - Proverb, (German)

Diamond cut diamond.
      - Proverb, (French)

Diamond cuts diamond.
      - Proverb

Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount.
      - Proverb, (Hindustani)

Diet cures more than doctors.
      - Proverb

Diet cures more than the lancet.
      - Proverb

Different fields, different grasshoppers; different seas, different fish.
      - Proverb, (Indonesian)

Different men have different opinions;
  Some like apples, some onions.
      - Proverb

Different men like different things.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Different pursuits suit different ages.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Different strokes for different folks.
      - Proverb, (modern)

Different times different manners.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

Differing in words, not in reality. [A verbal, not an actual difference.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Diffidence is the right eye of prudence.
      - Proverb

Dig a well before you are thirsty.
      - Proverb, (Chinese)

Dig a well every day to drink water every day.
      - Proverb, (Hindu)

Dig your well before you're thirsty.
      - Proverb

Diligence is a great teacher.
      - Proverb, (Arabian)

Diligence is the basis of wealth, and thrift the source of riches.
      - Proverb, (Chinese)

Diligence is the mother of good luck.
      - Proverb

Diligent work makes a skilful workman.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

Dinners cannot be long where dainties want.
      - Proverb

Dirty water does not wash clean.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

Dirty water will quench fire.
      - Proverb

Disassembled sin is double wickedness.
      - Proverb

Discover not your silent money (i.e. your hoarded money) to anybody.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

Discreet stops make speedy journeys.
      - Proverb

Discretion in speech is more than eloquence.
      - Proverb, (English)

Discretion is the better part of valor.
      - Proverb

Disease is soon shaken
  By physic soon taken.
      - Proverb

Diseases are the interest of pleasures.
      - Proverb

Disgraced like a man whose own pet bites him.
      - Proverb, (Madagasy)

Disputing and borrowing cause grief and sorrowing.
      - Proverb, (German)

Dissemblers oftener deceive themselves than others.
      - Proverb

Distance lends enchantment to the view.
      - Proverb

Distant hills look beautiful; near ones are ugly.
      - Proverb, (Goan)

Distracted by what is far away, he does not see his nose.
      - Proverb, (Malagasy)

Distrust is poison to friendship.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

Divide and rule.
  [Lat., Divide et impera.]
    [Win by creating disunion among your adversaries.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Do and undo, the day is long enough.
      - Proverb

Do as I say, not as I do.
      - Proverb

Do as most men do, and men will speak well of you.
      - Proverb

Do as others do, and few will mock you.
      - Proverb, (Danish)


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