Proverbs & Sayings -B~H

Be neither intimate nor distant with the clergy. Irish Proverb Beggars shouldn’t be choosers. John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)
Better give a penny then lend twenty. Italian Proverb
Better late than never. John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)
Better no doctor at all than three. Polish Proverb
Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t know. English Proverb
Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. Chinese Proverb
Better wear out shoes than sheets. Scottish Proverb
Between the devil and the deep blue sea. Proverb of Unknown Origin
Beware of a silent dog and still water. German Proverb
Black as hell, strong as death, sweet as love. (About coffee.) Turkish proverb
Blood is thicker than water. English Proverb (17th Century)
Both your friend and your enemy think you will never die. Irish Proverb
Butter would not melt in her mouth. John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)
Call on God, but row away from the rocks. Indian Proverb
Children are poor men’s riches. English Proverb
Children should be seen and not heard. Proverb of Unknown Origin
Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old. English Proverb.
Choose neither a woman nor linen by candlelight. Italian Proverb
Climb mountains to see lowlands. Chinese Proverb
Clogs to clogs in three generations. English Proverb
Clouds gather before a storm. Proverb of Unknown Origin
Commit a sin twice and it will not seem a crime. Jewish Saying
Curiosity killed the cat. Proverb of Unknown Origin
Darkness reigns at the foot of the lighthouse. Japanese Proverb
Deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own. Chinese Proverb
Death always comes too early or too late. English Proverb
Death closes all doors. English Proverb
Death pays all debts. English Proverb
Did hogs feed here or did Lithuanians have a feast here? Traditional Polish Saying
Do not be born good or handsome, but be born lucky. Russian Proverb
Do not blame God for having created the tiger, but thank him for not having given it wings. Indian Proverb
Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped. African proverb
Do not rejoice at my grief, for when mine is old, yours will be new. Spanish Proverb
Do not speak of secrets in a field that is full of little hills. Hebrew Proverb
Do not talk Arabic in the house of a Moor. Oriental Proverb
Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend’s forehead. Chinese Proverb
Don’t imitate the fly before you have wings. French Proverb
Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth. Proverb of Unknown Origin
Eat well, drink in moderation, and sleep sound, in these three good health abound. Latin Proverb
Epigrams succeed where epics fail. Persian Proverb
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of  understanding. Bible – Proverbs 17:28
Even a small thorn causes festering. Irish Proverb
Every ass loves to hear himself bray. Proverb of Unknown Origin
Every cloud has a silver lining. English Proverb
Every dog hath its day. English Proverb
Every garden may have some weeds. English Proverb
Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven. Yiddish proverb
Everyone loves justice in the affairs of another. Italian Proverb
Everyone pushes a falling fence. Chinese Proverb
Evil enters like a needle and spreads like an oak tree. Ethiopian Proverb
Evil is sooner believed than good. Proverb of Unknown Origin
Experience is a comb which nature gives to men when they are bald. Eastern Proverb
Fame is a magnifying glass. English Proverb
Feather by feather the goose can be plucked. French Proverb
Fine feathers make fine birds. English Proverb
Flattery makes friends and truth makes enemies. Spanish Proverb
Fortune is a woman; if you neglect her today do not expect to regain her tomorrow. French Proverb
Fortune is blind, but not invisible. French Proverb
Friends are like fiddle strings, they must not be screwed too tight. English Proverb
Friends are lost by calling often and calling seldom. French Proverb
Friendship is a furrow in the sand. Tongan Proverb
Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day. Teach him how to fish and he’ll eat forever. Chinese Proverb
Give neither counsel nor salt till you are asked for it. Italian Proverb
Give the devil his due. English Proverb
Glutton: one who digs his grave with his teeth. French Proverb
God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers. Jewish Proverb
God gives the nuts, but he doesn’t crack them. German proverb
God heals, and the physician takes the fee. French Proverb
God help the rich man, let the poor man beg! Old English Proverb
God help the rich, the poor can look after themselves. Old English Proverb
Going to law is losing a cow for the sake of a cat. Chinese Proverb
Good advice is often annoying, bad advice never. French Proverb
Good as drink is, it ends in thirst. Irish Proverb
Good luck beats early rising. Irish Proverb
Gray hairs are death’s blossoms. English Proverb
Half a loaf is better than none. John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)
Haste makes waste. John Heywood "The Proverbs of John Heywood" (1546)
Have a horse of your own and then you may borrow another’s. Welsh Proverb
He is not wise that is not wise for himself. English Proverb
He lied like an eyewitness. Russian Insult
He makes his home where the living is best. Latin Proverb
He that can’t endure the bad will not live to see the good. Jewish Proverb
He that is born to be hanged shall never be drowned. French Proverb (14th century)
He that is rich will not be called a fool. Spanish Proverb
He that lives on hope will die fasting. North American Proverb
He that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent. Bible – Proverbs 28:20.
He that marries for money will earn it. American Proverb
He that plants thorns must never expect to gather roses. English Proverb
He that seeks trouble never misses. English Proverb (17th century)
He that spareth his rod hateth his son. Bible – Proverbs 24
He that winna be ruled by the rudder maun be ruled by the rock. Scottish Proverb
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever. Chinese proverb
He who cannot agree with his enemies is controlled by them. Chinese proverb
He who comes with a story to you brings two away from you Irish Proverb
He who could foresee affairs three days in advance would be rich for thousands of years. Chinese Proverb
He who does not know one thing knows another. Kenyan Proverb
He who gets a name for early rising can stay in bed until midday. Irish Proverb
He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything. Arabian Proverb
He who has once burnt his mouth always blows his soup. German Proverb
He who holds the ladder is as bad as the thief. German Proverb
He who knows nothing, doubts nothing. Spanish Proverb
He who leaps high must take a long run. Danish Proverb
He who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount. Chinese Proverb
He who serves two masters has to lie to one. Portuguese Proverb
He who sups with the devil has need of a long spoon. English Proverb
He who would climb the ladder must begin at the bottom. English Proverb
He who would eat in Spain must bring his kitchen along. Traditional German Saying
He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star. William Blake "Proverbs of Hell" (1790)
Heaven lent you a soul Earth will lend a grave. Chinese Proverb
Honesty is the best policy. English Proverb
How many will listen to the truth when you tell them? Yiddish Proverb
Hygiene is two thirds of health. Lebanese Proverb
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