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

He thinks to catch shell-fish in the trees.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

He threatens many who affronts one.
      - Proverb, (Portuguese)

He threatens who is afraid.
      - Proverb

He to whom God gave no sons the devil gives nephews.
      - Proverb

He to whom God gives no sons, the devil gives nephews.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

He took care to enjoy himself as long as life lasted. [N.B. A good epitaph for an alderman.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

He travels fastest who travels alone.
      - Proverb

He understands badly who listens badly.
      - Proverb, (Welsh)

He unravels the enigmas of the Sphinx.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

He utters in his language something different from what he ponders in his mind.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

He waits long that waits for another main's death.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

He wants for ever, who would more acquire.
      - Proverb

He wants to fly before he has wings.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

He wants to learn how to shave using my beard.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

He warms too near that burns.
      - Proverb

He was born on a Sunday, he likes work ready done.
      - Proverb, (French)

He was born upon St. Galtpert's night, three days before luck.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

He was born with a caul.
      - Proverb, (French)

He was hanged that left his drink behind him.
      - Proverb

He was scant of news that told his father was hanged.
      - Proverb

He was slain that had warning, not he that took it.
      - Proverb

He wastes his tears who weeps before the judge.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

He wears the mourning of his washerwoman.
      - Proverb, (French)

He who abuses others must not be particular about the answer he gets.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

He who allows his day to pass by without practicing generosity and enjoying life's pleasures is like a blacksmith's bellows: he breathes but does not live.
      - Proverb, (Sanskrit)

He who always tells me a lie never cheats me.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

He who always thinks it is too soon, is sure to come too late.
      - Proverb, (German)

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
      - Proverb, (Chinese)

He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
      - Proverb, (Chinese)

He who asks questions cannot avoid the answers.
      - Proverb, (Cameroonian)

He who asks the fewest favours is the best received.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

He who at thirty has no brains, will never purchase an estate.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

He who at twenty understands nothing, at thirty knows nothing, and at forty has nothing, will lead a wretched old age.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

He who avoids the temptation avoids the sin.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

He who begins and does not finish loses his labour.
      - Proverb, (French)

He who begins badly, ends badly.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

He who begins ill finishes worse.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

He who begins many things finishes few.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

He who begins much, finishes little.
      - Proverb, (German)

He who bestirs himself sucks up, he who lies still dries up.
      - Proverb, (French)

He who blackens others does not whiten himself.
      - Proverb, (German)

He who blows dust fills his eyes with it.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

He who blows his nose too hard makes it bleed.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

He who blows in the fire will get sparks in his eyes.
      - Proverb, (German)

He who boasts of his accomplishments will heap ridicule on himself.
      - Proverb, (Philippine)

He who borrows sells his freedom.
      - Proverb, (German)

He who brings bad tidings, comes soon enough.
      - Proverb, (German)

He who brings, is welcome.
      - Proverb, (German)

He who builds a house in the market-place, builds either too high or too low.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

He who builds a house, or marries, is left with a lank purse.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)


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