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

Of all the griefs that harass the distress'd,
  Sure the most bitter is a scornful jest;
    Fate never wounds more deep the generous heart,
      Than when a blockhead's insult points the dart.
      - Samuel Johnson (a/k/a Dr. Johnson) ("The Great Cham of Literature"),
        London (l. 165)

He threatens many that hath injured one.
      - Ben Jonson

I from the jaws of a gardener's bitch
  Snatched this bone and then leapt the ditch.
      - Ben Jonson

Let them call it mischief;
  Then it is past and prosper'd, 'twill be virtue.
      - Ben Jonson

Where it concerns himself,
  Who's angry at a slander, makes it true.
      - Ben Jonson, Catiline (act III, sc. 1)

It will never come out of the flesh that's bred in the bone.
      - Ben Jonson, Every Man in his Humour
         (act I, sc. 1)

Frugality is the mother of all virtues.
      - Justinian I, the Great ("Emperor of the East")

A brute without a single redeeming point.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

A countenance inconceivably forbidding.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

A pauper traveller will sing before a beggar.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

A third Cato has dropped from the skies.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

A third heir seldom profits by ill-gotten wealth.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

A woman is most merciless when shame goads on her hate.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

[A woman] fiercer than a cubless tigress.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

All wish for knowledge, but no one wishes to pay the price of it.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Am I always to be a mere listener? Shall I never reply?
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

An excess of hoarded wealth is the death of many.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

An undying hatred, and a wound never to be healed.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Be a gentleman farmer.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Beasts of like kind will spare those of kindred spots.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

But with what incessant and grievous ills is old age surrounded!
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Censure pardons the ravens but rebukes the doves. [The innocent are punished and the wicked escape.]
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Conscience, the executioner, shaking her secret scourge.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Drooping along the ground the vine misses its widowed elm.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Every great house is full of saucy servants.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Fancy the Gracchi complaining of treason!
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Few tyrants go down to the infernal regions by a natural death.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

From the disease of one the whole flock perishes.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Have the courage to do something which deserves transportation if you want to be somebody.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

He claims a monopoly in friendship.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

He deliberately thrusts his silly head into the matrimonial halter.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

He has nibbled at the bay. [A poetaster.]
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

He is a Jack of all trades.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

He never sought to stem the current. [Of a statesman who accommodates his views to public opinion.]
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

He only does it to annoy you.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

He who desires to become rich, wishes to become so as quickly as possible.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

He who meditates a crime secretly within himself has all the guilt of the act.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

He who wants to get rich wants to get rich quickly.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

He will be the last to discover the disgrace of his house.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Hold on, and wait for the grasshoppers. [Wait for better times.]
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

If the destructive dice-box has pleasures for the father, the son will be a gambler.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

If you are capable of submitting to insult you ought to be insulted.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Integrity is praised and starves.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Is it not sheer madness to live poor to die rich?
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

It is a wretched thing to rest upon the fame of others, lest, the supporting pillar being removed, the superstructure should collapse in ruin.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

It is but the weak and little mind that rejoices in revenge.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

It is hard to abstain from writing satire.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

It is sheer folly when all is gone to lose even one's passage money.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Led on by impulse, and blind and ungovernable desires.
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)

Let him love none and be by none beloved!
      - Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)


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