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

While the discreet advise, the foole doth his busines.
  [While the discreet advise, the fool doth his busines.]
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Who doth his owne businesse, foules not his hands.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Who eates his cock alone must saddle his horse alone.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Who gives to all, denies all.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Who hastens a glutton choakes him.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Who hath a Wolfe for his mate, needes a Dog for his man.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Who hath bitter in his mouth, spits not all sweet.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Who hath no hast in his businesse, mountaines to him seeme valleys.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Who hath no head, needes no heart.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Who hath no more bread then neede, must not keepe a dog.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Who hath none to still him, may weepe out his eyes.
  [Who hath none to still him, may weep out his eyes.]
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Who is so deafe, as he that will not hear?
  [Who is so deaf as he that will not hear?]
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Who letts his wife goe to every feast, and his horse drinke at every water, shall neither have good wife nor good horse.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Who likes not the drinke, God deprives him of bread.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Who must account for himselfe and others, must know both.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Who paies the Physitian, does the cure.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Who praiseth Saint Peter, doth not blame Saint Paul.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Who remove stones, bruise their fingers.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Who spits against heaven, it falls in his face.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Who will make a doore of gold must knock a naile every day.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Who will sell the Cow, must say the word.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Who would doe ill ne're wants occasion.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Whose house is of glasse, must not throw stones at another.
  [Whose house is of glass, must not throw stones at another.]
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Willowes are weak, yet they bind other wood.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Wine ever paies for his loding.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Wine is a turne-coate (first a friend, then an enemy).
  [Wine is a turncoat, first a friend, then an enemy.]
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Wine makes all sorts of creatures at table.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Wine that cost nothing is digested before it be drunke.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Wine-Counsels seldome prosper.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Wisedome hath one foot on Land, and another on Sea.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

With customes wee live well, but Lawes undoe us.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Without businesse debauchery.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Without danger we cannot get beyond danger.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Without favour none will know you, and with it you will not know your selfe.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Wo be to him that reads but one book.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Woe to the house where there is no chiding.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Women laugh when they can, and weepe when they will.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Wood halfe burnt is easily kindled.
  [Wood half-burnt is easily kindled.]
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Working and making a fire doth discretion require.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Would you know what mony is, Go borrow some.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

Yeeres know more then bookes.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

You cannot flea a stone.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

You cannot hide an eele in a sacke.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

You cannot know wine by the barrell.
  [You cannot know the wine by the barrel.]
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

You cannot make a wind-mill goe with a paire of bellowes.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

You cannot make the fire so low but it will get out.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

You may be on land, yet not in a garden.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

You may bring a horse to the river, but he will drinke when and what he pleaseth.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

You must loose a flie to catch a trout.
  [You must lose a fly to catch a trout.]
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

You must strike in measure, when there are many to strike on one Anvile.
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum


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