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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 manger is empty the horses fight.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

When the mantis hunts the locust, he forgets the shrike that's hunting him.
      - Proverb, (Chinese)

When the master is absent, the frogs hop into the house.
      - Proverb, (Bugandan)

When the measure is full, it runs over.
      - Proverb, (German)

When the mice laugh at the cat, there is a hole nearby.
      - Proverb, (Nigerian)

When the millers are making an uproar, do you tie up your sacks.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

When the mist comes from the hill,
  Then good weather it doth spill;
    When the mist comes from the sea,
      Then good weather it will be.
      - Proverb

When the moon's in the full, then wit's in the wane.
      - Proverb

When the mouse has had enough the meal is bitter.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

When the mouse has had its fill, the meal turns bitter.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

When the mouse laughs at the cat there is a hole nearby.
      - Proverb, (Nigerian)

When the next house is on fire, 'tis high time to look to your own.
      - Proverb

When the night's darkest the dawn is nearest.
      - Proverb

When the oak is before the ash, then you will only get a splash; when the ash is before the oak, then you may expect a soak.
      - Proverb

When the old dog barks, he gives counsel.
      - Proverb, (Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish)

When the ox falls, there are many that will help to kill him.
      - Proverb

When the pear is ripe, it falls.
      - Proverb, (German, Italian)

When the pig has had a bellyful it upsets the trough.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

When the pirate prays, there is great danger.
      - Proverb

When the pot boils over it cooleth itself.
      - Proverb

When the prior plays cards, what will the monks do?
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

When the rabbit has escaped, comes advice.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

When the river makes no noise, it is either dried up or much swollen.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

When the rooks are silent the swans begin to sing.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

When the root is worthless, so is the tree.
      - Proverb, (German)

When the sack is full, it pricks up its ears.
      - Proverb, (Dutch, German)

When the sand doth feed the clay.
  England woe and welladay!
    When the clay doth feed the sand,
      Then it is well with England.
      - Proverb

When the sea turned into honey, the poor man lost his spoon.
      - Proverb, (Bulgarian)

When the shepherd strays, the sheep stray.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

When the ship has sunk everyone knows how she might have been saved.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

When the sky falls we'll all catch larks.
      - Proverb, (Irish)

When the soul hungers, even bitter things taste sweet.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

When the Spaniard sings, he is either mad or has no money.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

When the spleen increases, the body diminishes.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

When the steed is stolen, you shut the stable door.
      - Proverb

When the stomach is full the heart is glad.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

When the summer is winter, and the winter is summer, it is a sorry year.
      - Proverb, (Spanish)

When the sun is highest he casts the least shadow.
      - Proverb

When the sun sets bright and clear,
  An easterly wind you need not fear.
      - Proverb

When the sun sets in a bank,
  A westerly wind we shall not want.
      - Proverb

When the sun shines on thee, thou needest not care for the moon.
      - Proverb, (Italian)

When the tale of bricks is doubled, then comes Moses.
      - Proverb, (German)

When the tale of bricks is doubled, then Moses makes his appearance.
      - Proverb, (Latin)

When the tiger kills, the jackal profits.
      - Proverb, (Afghan)

When the time comes, even a rat becomes a tiger.
      - Proverb, (Japanese)

When the tree dies, the grass underneath withers.
      - Proverb, (Chinese)

When the tree falls every one runs to cut boughs.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

When the tree falls every one runs to gather sticks.
      - Proverb, (Danish)

When the tree falls, any child can climb it.
      - Proverb, (Vietnamese)

When the tree falls, the shadow flies.
      - Proverb, (Chinese)


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