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

Promises make debts, and debts make promises.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

Promises make debts.
      - Proverb, (German)

Promises may make friends, but 'tis performances that keep them.
      - Proverb

Promises must not fill the place of gifts.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Promises, like pie crust, are made to be broken.
      - Proverb

Promising and performing are two things.
      - Proverb, (Dutch, French)

Promising is not giving, but serves to content fools.
      - Proverb, (Portuguese)

Promising is one thing, performing another.
      - Proverb, (Dutch, German)

Property is robbery.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Proportion your expenses to what you have, not what you expect.
      - Proverb, (English)

Prospect is often better than possession.
      - Proverb

Prosperity discovers vices, and adversity virtue.
      - Proverb

Prosperity forgets father and mother.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

Protest long enough that you are right, and you will be wrong.
      - Proverb, (Yiddish)

Prove thy friend ere thou have need.
      - Proverb

Proverbs are like butterflies, some are caught and some fly away.
      - Proverb, (German)

Proverbs are the children of experience.
      - Proverb, (English)

Proverbs are the daughters of daily experience.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

Proverbs are the lamp of speech.
      - Proverb, (Arabic)

Proverbs bear age, and he who would do well may view himself in them as in a looking glass.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

Provide for the worst, the best will save itself.
      - Proverb

Provide for the worst; the best can take care of itself.
      - Proverb, (Yiddish)

Provided a woman be well principled, she has dowry enough.
  [Lat., Dummodo morato recte veniat, deotata est satis.]
      - Proverb

Providence assists not the idle.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Providence crushes pride.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Providence has not entirely deserted us.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Providence is always on the side of the big battalions.
      - Proverb

Providence is better than a rent.
      - Proverb

Providence may delay, but punishment will come at length.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Providence our herald, no barrier can oppose us.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Providence provides but short horns for the fierce ox.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Providence tempers the wind to the shorn lamb.
      - Proverb

Providential aid at a critical moment.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Prudence and strength combined.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Prudence availeth more than strength.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Prudence is the charioteer of all virtues.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Prudent men choose frugal wives.
      - Proverb, (German)

Prudent pauses forward business.
      - Proverb

Prying with sidelong glance into other people's business. [A busy-body.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Public money is like holy water, every one helps himself to it.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

Public reproof hardens shame.
      - Proverb

Puff not against the wind.
      - Proverb

Puffed goods are putrid.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Pull gently at a weak rope.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

Pulling the devil by the tail does not lead far young or old.
      - Proverb, (French)

Punctuality is the politeness of princes.
      - Proverb, (French)

Punctuality is the sole of business.
      - Proverb

Punctuality is the soul of business.
      - Proverb

Punishment awaits all offences.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Punishment awaits crime.
      - Proverb, (Latin)


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