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

He must be ill-favoured who scares the devil.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

He must be pure who would blame another.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

He must cry aloud who would scare the devil.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

He must gape wide who would gape against an oven.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

He must have clean fingers who would blow another's nose.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

He must have crept out of hell while the devil was asleep.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

He must have iron fingers who would flay the devil.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

He must have iron nails that scratches a bear.
      - Proverb

He must have keen eyes that would know a maid at sight.
      - Proverb, (German)

He must have leave to speak who cannot hold his tongue.
      - Proverb

He must have much meal who would stop all mouths.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

He must have plenty of butter, who would stop everybody's mouth.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

He must indeed be a good master who never errs.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

He must keep a sharp look-out who would speak the truth.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

He must needs swim that is held up by the chin.
      - Proverb

He must rise betimes that will cozen with the devil.
      - Proverb

He must rise betimes who would please everybody.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

He must rise early that would please everybody.
      - Proverb

He must shoot well who always hits the mark.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

He must stand high that would see the end of his own destiny.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

He must stoop that has a low door.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

He need not search his pockets for words.
      - Proverb, (Russian)

He needs a long spoon that would eat out of the same dish with the devil.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

He needs say nothing about the score who pays nothing.
      - Proverb, (French)

He never broke his hour that kept his day.
      - Proverb

He never did a good day's work who went grumblingly about it.
      - Proverb

He never lies but when the holly is green.
      - Proverb

He never tint a cow that grat for a needle.
      - Proverb

He never was a friend who ceased to be so for a slight cause.
      - Proverb, (Portuguese)

He never was a friend who has ceased to be one.
      - Proverb, (French)

He opens the door with an ax.
      - Proverb, (English)

He opens the theatre, and immediately closes it. [He raises expectation, and crushes it at the same time.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

He ought not to complain of the sea who returns to it a second time.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

He painted a tiger, but it turned out a dog.
      - Proverb, (Chinese)

He pays dear for honey who licks it off thorns.
      - Proverb, (French)

He pays for the glasses who breaks them.
      - Proverb, (French)

He plays best, who wins.
      - Proverb, (German)

He plays well that wins.
      - Proverb, (French)

He ploughs the land of others, and leaves his own untilled.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

He preaches well that lives well.
      - Proverb

He preaches well who lives well.
      - Proverb, (Italian, Spanish)

He preacheth patience that never knew pain.
      - Proverb

He prepares evil for himself who plots mischief for others.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

He pulls at a long rope who desires another's death.
      - Proverb, (French)

He puts his sickle into another man's harvest.
      - Proverb, (French)

He puts up with small annoyances to gain great results.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

He quarrels over goat's hair.
  [Lat., Rixatur de lana caprina.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

He quibbles over straws.
      - Proverb

He rides sure that never fell.
      - Proverb

He rises early that is hanged before noon.
      - Proverb


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