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

A dead Bee maketh no Hony.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A diligent Scholer, and the Master's paid.
  [A diligent scholar, and the master's paid.]
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A disarmed peace is weake.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A discontented man knowes not where to sit easie.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A drunkards purse is a bottle.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A fair day in winter is the mother of a storme.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A faire death honours the whole life.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A faire wife and a frontire Castle breede quarrels.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A fat house-keeper makes leane Executors.
  [A fat housekeeper makes lean executors.]
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A flatterers throat is an open Sepulcher.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A foole knowes more in his house, then a wise man in anothers.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A foole may throw a stone into a well, which a hundred wise men cannot pull out.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A full belly neither fights nor flies well.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A garden must be lookt unto and drest as the body.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A gentle heart is tyed with an easie thread.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A gentle houswife marres the houshold.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A gentlemans grayhound, and a salt-box; seeke them at the fire.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A gift much expected is paid, not given.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A good bargaine is a pick-purse.
  [A good bargain is a pick-purse.]
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A good heart cannot lye.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A good Judge conceives quickly, judges slowly.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A good pay-master starts not at assurances.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A good prayer is master of anothers purse.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A great dowry is a bed full of brables.
  [A great dowry is a bed full of brambles.]
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A great ship askes deepe waters.
  [A great ship asks deep waters.]
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A handfull of good life is better then a bushell of learning.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A hatt is not made for one shower.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A holy habit clenseth not a foule soule.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A Horse made, and a man to make.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A horse stumbles that hath foure legges.
  [A horse stumbles that has four legs.]
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A house and a woman sute excellently.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A hundred loade of thought will not pay one of debts.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A jade eates as much as a good horse.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A journying woman speakes much of all, and all of her.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A kinsman, a friend, or whom you intreate, take not to serve you, if you will be served neately.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A litle wind kindles; much puts out the fire.
  [A little wind kindles; much puts out the fire.]
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A little and good fills the trencher.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A little given seasonably excuses a great gift.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A little Kitchin makes a large house.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A little labour, much health.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A little lett lets an ill workeman.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A little with quiet is the onely dyet.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A long tongue is a signe of a short hand.
  [A long tongue is a sign of a short hand.]
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A Lyons skin is never cheape.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A man is known to be mortal by two things, Sleep and Lust.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A man of a great memory without learning hath a rock and a spindle, and no staffe to spin.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A man well mounted is ever Cholerick.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A man would live in Italy (a place of pleasure) but he would chuse to dy in Spain (where they say the Catholick Religion is professed with greatest strictness).
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A man's destiny is alwayes dark.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

A mans discontent is his worst evill.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum


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