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

The nest made, the bird dead.
      - Proverb, (Portuguese)

The net of heaven is large and wide, but it lets nothing through.
      - Proverb, (Chinese)

The net of the sleeper catches fish.
      - Proverb, (Greek)

The new is always liked, though the old is often better.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

The niggard spends as much as he who is liberal, and in the end more.
      - Proverb, (French)

The night brings counsel.
      - Proverb, (French)

The nightingale and cuckoo sing both in one month.
      - Proverb

The nimblest footman is a false tale.
      - Proverb

The nobler the blood the less the pride.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

The nobler the tree, the more pliant the twig.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

The noblest vengeance is to forgive.
      - Proverb

The noise is so great one cannot hear God thunder.
      - Proverb, (French)

The noisiest drum has nothing in it but air.
      - Proverb, (English)

The noisy fowler catches no birds.
      - Proverb

The north wind has no corn and a poor man no friend.
      - Proverb

The nurse is valued till the child has done suckling.
      - Proverb

The nurse's tongue is privileged to talk.
      - Proverb

The oaths of one who loves a woman are not to be believed.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

The obscure explained by the more obscure.
  [Lat., Obscurum per obscurius.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

The obscure we see eventually. The completely apparent takes longer.
      - Proverb

The offender never forgives.
      - Proverb, (Russian)

The office teaches the man.
      - Proverb, (German)

The official who can't lie may as well be out of the world.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

The offspring of those that are very young or very old last not.
      - Proverb

The oft-moved stone gathers no moss.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

The old branch breaks when it is bent.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

The old cask tastes of what the new cask held.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

The old for want of ability, and the young for want of knowledge, let things be lost.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

The old forget, the young don't know.
      - Proverb, (German)

The old man at home, and the young abroad, lie after the same fashion.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

The old monkey gets the apple.
      - Proverb, (French)

The old monkey is caught last.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

The old ones sing, the young ones pipe.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

The old ox plows a straight furrow.
      - Proverb, (English)

The old parrot does not mind the stick.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

The old pipe gives the sweetest smoke.
      - Proverb, (Irish)

The old saints are forgotten in the new.
      - Proverb, (Portuguese)

The old wife, if she does not serve for a pot, serves for a cover.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

The older a fool, the worse he is.
      - Proverb, (German)

The older one grows the more one learns.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

The older the fiddle the sweeter the tune.
      - Proverb, (Irish)

The older the ginger, the more it bites.
      - Proverb, (Chinese)

The older, the colder; the more avaricious, the more vicious.
      - Proverb, (German)

The oldest trees often bear the sweetest fruit.
      - Proverb, (German)

The one being carried does not realize how far away the town is.
      - Proverb, (Nigerian)

The one who draws a cart is urged on.
      - Proverb, (Russian)

The one who first resorts to violence shows that he has no more arguments.
      - Proverb, (Chinese)

The one who loves you will make you weep.
      - Proverb, (Argentine)

The one who plants the tree is not the one who will enjoy its shade.
      - Proverb, (Chinese)

The one who pulls a cart is urged on.
      - Proverb, (Russian)


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