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

When the devil gets into the church he seats himself on the altar.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

When the devil grows old he turns himself hermit.
      - Proverb, (French)

When the devil is old he turns hermit.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

When the devil says his paternosters he means to cheat you.
      - Proverb, (French)

When the devil says his prayers he wants to cheat you.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

When the Devil was sick the Devil a monk would be,
  When the Devil got well, the devil a monk was he.
      - Proverb

When the dog is awake, the shepherd may sleep.
      - Proverb, (German)

When the dog is down, every one is ready to bite him.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

When the dog is drowning every one brings him water.
      - Proverb, (French)

When the door is low one must stoop.
      - Proverb, (French)

When the fern is as high as a ladle,
  You may sleep as long as you are able.
      - Proverb

When the fields yield not, the saints have not.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

When the flatterer pipes, the devil dances.
      - Proverb

When the fool has made up his mind the market is over.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

When the fox cannot reach the grapes he says they are not ripe.
      - Proverb, (Greek)

When the fox licks his paw let the farmer look after his geese.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

When the fox preaches to the goose her neck is in danger.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

When the fox preaches, beware the geese.
      - Proverb

When the fox preaches, look to the geese.
      - Proverb, (German)

When the fox preaches, take care of yourselves, hens.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

When the fox wants to catch geese, he wags his tail.
      - Proverb, (German)

When the Frenchman sleeps the devil rocks him.
      - Proverb, (French)

When the friar's beaten, then comes James.
      - Proverb

When the furze is in bloom, my love's in tune.
      - Proverb

When the game is most thriving it is time to leave off.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
      - Proverb

When the goodman is from home, the goodwife's table is soon spread.
      - Proverb

When the goose trusts the fox then woe to her neck.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

When the gorse is out of bloom, kissing's out of fashion.
      - Proverb

When the guest is in most favour, he will do well to quit.
      - Proverb, (German)

When the hand ceases to scatter, the heart ceases to pray.
      - Proverb, (Irish)

When the hand is clean,
  It needs no screen.
      - Proverb

When the head aches all the limbs ache.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

When the head aches, all the members suffer with it.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

When the head acheth, all the body is the worse.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

When the head is sick the whole body is sick.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

When the helm is gone the ship will soon be wrecked.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

When the hen had laid an egg she cackles.
      - Proverb, (German)

When the horse dies, dismount.
      - Proverb

When the host smiles most blandly he has an eye to the guest's purse.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

When the husband drinks to the wife, all would be well; when the wife drinks to the husband, all is well.
      - Proverb

When the husband earns well the wife spins well.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

When the hyena drinks, the dog can only look on.
      - Proverb, (Hausa)

When the iron is hot, then is the time to strike.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

When the jest is at its best, 'twill be well to let it rest.
      - Proverb, (German)

When the journey is finished to lay up provisions for the journey. [Avaricious old age.]
      - Proverb, (Latin)

When the light is crooked, the shadow is crooked.
      - Proverb, (Yiddish)

When the lion is dead the hares jump upon his carcase.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

When the lion's skin falls short, piece it out with that of the fox.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

When the lords come out of the council-house, they are wiser than when they went in.
      - Proverb, (German)


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