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

Prepare a nest for the hen, and she will lay eggs for you.
      - Proverb, (Portuguese)

Prepare your proof before you argue.
      - Proverb, (Jewish)

Present to the eye, present to the mind.
      - Proverb, (Chinese)

Presents from an enemy must be received with suspicion.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Presents keep friendship warm.
      - Proverb, (German)

Presents more burdensome than profitable.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Preserve the guns, but destroy the gunners.
      - Proverb

Presumption first blinds a man, and then sets him a running.
      - Proverb

Pretty children sing pretty songs.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

Pretty makes no pottage.
      - Proverb

Pride and dignity would belong to women if only men would leave them alone.
      - Proverb, (Egyptian)

Pride and grace dwell never in one place.
      - Proverb

Pride breakfasted with Plenty, dined with Poverty, and supped with Infamy.
      - Proverb

Pride feels no cold.
      - Proverb

Pride feels no pain.
      - Proverb

Pride goes before a fall.
      - Proverb

Pride goes before, and shame follow after.
      - Proverb

Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
      - Proverb

Pride is as loud a beggar as want, and a great deal more saucy.
      - Proverb

Pride is the mask of one's own faults.
      - Proverb, (Jewish)

Pride joined with many virtues chokes them all.
      - Proverb

Pride that dined with vanity supped with poverty.
      - Proverb

Pride went out on horseback, and returned on foot.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

Pride will have a fall.
      - Proverb, (Danish, German)

Priestly knaves sweat hard at their meat, but never at work get into a heat.
      - Proverb, (German)

Priests and women never forget.
      - Proverb, (German)

Priests bless themselves first.
      - Proverb, (German)

Priests even smile pleasantly on young women.
      - Proverb, (German)

Priests pay each other no tithes.
      - Proverb, (German)

Priests return to the temple, merchants to the shop.
      - Proverb, (Chinese)

Priests should not prate out of the confessional.
      - Proverb, (German)

Priests, friars, nuns, and chickens never have enough.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

Princes have long arms.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

Princes have long hands and many ears.
      - Proverb, (German)

Princes keep good reckoning, they never lose anything.
      - Proverb, (French)

Princes use men as the husbandman uses bees.
      - Proverb, (French)

Princes will not be served on conditions.
      - Proverb, (French)

Prison and Lent were made for the poor.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

Procrastination is the thief of time.
      - Proverb

Proffered service is little valued.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

Proffered service stinks.
      - Proverb, (Dutch, Latin)

Profit by the folly of others.
      - Proverb

Profit is better than fame.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

Profit is profit even in Mecca.
      - Proverb, (Nigerian)

Promise is debt.
      - Proverb

Promise little and do much.
      - Proverb, (Hebrew)

Promises and pie-crusts are made to be broken.
      - Proverb

Promises and undressed cloth are apt to shrink.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

Promises are like the full moon: if they are not kept at once they diminish day by day.
      - Proverb, (German)

Promises don't fill the belly.
      - Proverb, (German)


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