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

He braks my head, an' syne puts on my hoo.
      - Proverb

He brings a staff to break his own head.
      - Proverb

He burns the candle at both ends.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

He buys honey dear who has to lick it off thorns.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

He buys very dear who begs.
      - Proverb, (Portuguese)

He buys well who is not called a donkey.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

He came time enough who was hung by candlelight.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

He can carry the ox who has carried the calf.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

He can cheat a fish of its skin.
      - Proverb, (Russian)

He can do but little who cannot threaten another.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

He can give little to his servant who licks his own trencher.
      - Proverb

He can ill be master that never was scholar.
      - Proverb

He can't see the beam in his own, but he's looking for an eyelash in someone else's.
      - Proverb, (Azerbaijani)

He cannot be a friend to any one who is his own enemy.
      - Proverb, (French)

He cannot find water in the sea.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

He cannot lay eggs, but he can cackle.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

He cannot lead a good life who serves without wages.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

He cannot say Bo to a goose.
      - Proverb

He cannot speak well that cannot hold his tongue.
      - Proverb

He carries fire and water.
      - Proverb, (French)

He carries fire in one hand, water in the other.
      - Proverb

He catches the best fish who angles with a golden hook.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

He catches the wind with a net.
      - Proverb

He comes with incense in one hand, in the other a spear.
      - Proverb, (Chinese)

He commands enough that obeys a wise man.
      - Proverb

He complains wrongfully on the sea that twice suffers shipwreck.
      - Proverb

He conquers who conquers himself.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

He could eat me without salt.
      - Proverb

He counts his chickens before they are hatched.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

He covers me with his wings, and bites me with his bill.
      - Proverb

He cries out before he is hurt.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

He cries wine, and sells vinegar.
      - Proverb

He dances well to whom fortune pipes.
      - Proverb, (German, Italian)

He declares himself guilty who justifies himself before accusation.
      - Proverb, (English)

He deserves not the sweet that will not taste the sour.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

He devil is not so ugly as he is painted.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

He devil tempts all, but the idle man tempts the devil.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

He did not invent gunpowder.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

He dies before he is old who is wise before his day.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

He dies twice who perishes by his own hand.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

He does a good day's work who rids himself of a fool.
      - Proverb, (French)

He does not a little who burns his house: he frightens the rats, and warms himself.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

He does not guard himself well who is not always on his guard.
      - Proverb, (French)

He does not live in this world that can skin a grindstone.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

He does not show a decent quality even over a good dinner.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

He does not sing his father's songs. [He does not imitate the good example of his father.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

He does not think milk-and-water of himself.
      - Proverb

He does not think small beer of himself.
      - Proverb

He doubts nothing who knows nothing.
      - Proverb, (Portuguese)

He drives a good waggonful into his farm who gets a good wife.
      - Proverb, (Danish)


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