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A plank in a wreck.
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

A plaster house, a horse at grass, a friend in words, are all mere glass.
      - (Dutch) [Proverbs]

A pleasant companion on a journey is as good as a postchaise.
      - (French) [Proverbs]

A pleasant think never comes too soon.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

A plough that worketh, shines; but still water stinks.
      - (Dutch) [Proverbs]

A ploughman on his legs is higher than a gentleman on his knees.
      - (Latin), also found in the Preface of Franklin's "Poor Richard" (1758)
        [Proverbs : Work]

A poet is born, not made.
  [Lat., Poeta nascitur, non fit.]
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

A poor cask often holds good wine.
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

A poor dancer will be disturbed even by the hem of her skirt.
      - (Polish) [Proverbs]

A poor man has few acquaintances.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

A poor man is all schemes.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbs]

A poor man is always behind.
      - (American) [Proverbs]

A poor man is hungry after eating.
      - (Portuguese) [Proverbs]

A poor man's joy has much alloy.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

A poor man's table is soon spread.
      - [Proverbs]

A poor person isn't he who has little, but he who needs a lot.
      - (German) [Proverbs]

A porcupine speaking to its baby says, "O my child of velvet."
      - (Afghan) [Proverbs]

A Portuguese apprentice who can't sew, yet would be cutting out.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbs]

A postern door makes a thief.
      - [Proverbs]

A pound of care will not pay an ounce of debt.
      - [Proverbs]

A pound of idleness weighs twenty ounces.
      - [Proverbs]

A precipice in front of you, and wolves behind you; that is life.
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

A precipice is in front, a wolf behind.
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

A pretty basket does not prevent worries.
      - (Congolese) [Proverbs]

A pretty face and fine clothes do not make character.
      - [Proverbs]

A priest sees people at their best, a lawyer at their worst, but a doctor sees them as they really are.
      - [Proverbs]

A priest's belly is made up of several sheepskins.
      - (Russian) [Proverbs]

A priest's pocket is not easily filled.
      - (Danish) [Proverbs]

A princely mind will undo a private family.
      - [Proverbs]

A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain.
      - (Arab) [Proverbs]

A promise is a debt.
      - (German) [Proverbs]

A prophet is not without honor save in his own country.
      - [Proverbs]

A prospering man should remain at home.
      - (Latin) [Proverbs]

A proud heart can survive a general failure because such a failure does not prick its pride.
      - (African) [Proverbs]

A proud man hath many crosses.
      - [Proverbs]

A proud pauper and a rich miser are contemptible beings.
      - (Italian) [Proverbs]

A proverb can't be judged.
      - (Russian) [Proverbs]

A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
      - (Spanish) [Proverbs]

A proverb is the child of experience.
      - (English) [Proverbs]

A proverb never lies, it is only its meaning which deceives.
      - (German) [Proverbs]

A prudent man does not make the goat his gardener.
      - (Hungarian) [Proverbs]

A puff of wind and popular praise weigh alike.
      - [Proverbs]

A quarrel is like buttermilk: once it's out of the churn, the more you shake it, the more sour it grows.
      - (Irish) [Proverbs]

A quiet conscience sleeps in thunder.
      - [Proverbs]

A quiet tongue shows a wise head.
      - [Proverbs]

A rabbithorn cannot be a war-horse and will only become a laughingstock if he should try.
      - (Darkovan) [Proverbs]

A ragged coat finds little credit.
      - (Italian) [Proverbs]

A ragged colt may make a good horse.
      - (English, French) [Proverbs]

A ragged colt may make a handsome horse.
      - (Portuguese) [Proverbs]

A ragged sack holds no grain, a poor man is not taken into counsel.
      - (Italian) [Proverbs]


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