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

Many can drive oxen, few can plough.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Many can help one.
      - Proverb, (German)

Many can pack the cards that cannot play.
      - Proverb

Many children, and little bread, is a painful pleasure.
      - Proverb

Many complain of their looks, but none of their brains.
      - Proverb, (Yiddish)

Many cooks spoil the broth.
      - Proverb, (German)

Many desire the tree who pretend to refuse the fruit.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

Many dogs are the death of the hare.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

Many dogs kill a hare, no matter how many turns it makes.
      - Proverb, (Hindu)

Many estates are spent in the getting,
  Since women, for tea, forsook spinning and knitting,
    And men, for punch, forsook hewing and splitting.
      - Proverb

Many fall by the sword, but more from gluttony.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Many go out for wool, and come home shorn.
      - Proverb, (German, Spanish)

Many grains of sand will sink a ship.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

Many hands make light work.
      - Proverb,
        (Latin, Dutch), also see William Patten Expedition into Scotland (1547)

Many hands make quick work.
      - Proverb, (German)

Many have good intentions, but something comes across them.
      - Proverb, (German)

Many have too much, but none have enough.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

Many heads, many minds.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

Many hips and haws, many frosts and snaws.
      - Proverb

Many hounds are the death of the hare.
      - Proverb, (Dutch, German)

Many kinsfolk and few friends.
      - Proverb

Many kiss hands they would fain see chopped off.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

Many kiss the child for the nurse's sake.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

Many kiss the hand they would gladly see cut off.
      - Proverb, (Portuguese)

Many little makes a mickle.
      - Proverb

Many little rivulets make a great river.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

Many look with one eye at what they give, but with seven at what they receive.
      - Proverb, (German)

Many love to praise right and do wrong.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

Many men know how to flatter, few men know how to praise.
      - Proverb, (Greek)

Many men, many minds.
      - Proverb

Many open a door to shut a window.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

Many promises impair confidence.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Many return from the war who cannot give an account of the battle.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

Many sands will sink a ship.
      - Proverb

Many scruple to spit in church, and afterwards defile the altar.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

Many see more with one eye that others with two.
      - Proverb, (German)

Many seek good nights and lose good days.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

Many shun the brook, and fall into the river.
      - Proverb, (German)

Many shun the sword, and come to the gallows.
      - Proverb, (German)

Many small make a great.
      - Proverb

Many speak much who cannot speak well.
      - Proverb, (American)

Many stars cannot be concealed by a small cloud.
      - Proverb, (Maaori)

Many stop their noses at ambergris.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

Many strokes fell great oaks.
      - Proverb

Many take by the bushel, and give with the spoon.
      - Proverb, (German)

Many talk of Robin Hood that never shot his bow,
  And many talk of Little John that never did him know.
      - Proverb

Many things are lost for want of asking.
      - Proverb, (English)

Many things grow in the garden that were never sown there.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

Many things slip between cup and lip.
  [Lat., Multa cadunt inter calicem supremaque labra.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

Many trades, begging the best.
      - Proverb, (German)


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