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Proverbs Starting with letter A - part 11
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Advertising is the driving force of business.
Advertising is the mother of trade.
Advice after injury is like medicine after death.

Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
Advice given in the midst of a crowd is loathsome.
Advice is a free gift that can become expensive for the one who gets it.
Advice is a stranger; if he's welcome he stays for the night; if not, he leaves the same day.
Advice is cheap.
Advice is least heeded when most needed.
Advice is not compulsion.
Advice most needed is least heeded.
Advice should be viewed from behind.
Advice should precede the act.
Advice to a fool goes in at one ear and out at the other.
Advice to all, security for none.
Advise and counsel him; if he does not listen, let adversity teach him.
Advise no one to go to war or to marry.
Advisers are not givers.
Advisers are not the payers.
Advising is easier than helping.
Advising is often better than fighting.
Affairs of the home should not be discussed in the public square.
Affectation is a greater injury to the face than small-pox.
Affinity is a mysterious thing, but it is spicy!.
Afraid of his own shadow.
Afraid of the enemies - don't be a border guard.
Africa.
Africa is a cold land where the sun is warm.
After Christmas comes Lent.
After I saw what my mother did, I will never trust a widow.
After a battle everyone is a general.
After a feast a man scratches his head.
After a foolish deed comes remorse.
After a rich man gets rich, his next ambition is to get richer.
After a storm comes a calm.
After a thrifty father, a prodigal son.
After a trial one party is naked and the other without a shirt.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
After all, every man is the son of a woman.
After all, harming others means you first harm yourself.

After bad luck comes good fortune.
After breaking my head you bring plaister.
After clouds comes clear weather.
After clouds sunshine.
After dark all cats are leopards.
After darkness comes light.
After death the doctor.
After death, nothing, and death itself is nothing.
After death, say holy.
After dinner a Kuru kills a man or kidnaps a woman.
After dinner sit a while, after supper walk a mile.
After dinner stand a while, or walk nearly half a mile.
After dinner, rest; after supper walk a mile.
After eating nine hundred rats, the cat is now going on a pilgrimage.
After ebb comes flood, and friends with good.
After every darkness is light.
After fasting for so long, he feasts on an onion.
After great droughts come great rains.
After he grew old, they sent him to school.
After high floods come low ebbs.
After honor and state follow envy and hate.
After honour and state follow envy and hate.
After lunch, rest; after dinner take a walk.
After me the deluge.
After me will come one that will make from me a good person in the public view.
After meat comes mustard.
After mischance every one is wise.
After nine months the secret comes out.
After one loss come many.
After one pope another is made.
After one that earns one that wastes.
After one vice a greater follows.
After pleasant scratching comes unpleasant smarting.
After rain comes fair weather.
After rain comes sun.
After rain comes sunshine.
After rain fine weather.
After shaking hands with a Greek, count your fingers.
After shaving there is nothing to shear.
After stuffing pears within, drink old wine until they swim.
After taking ninety-nine years to climb a stairway, the tortoise falls and says there is a curse on haste.
After taking off the head one doesn't(shouldn't) bewail the hair.
After the act wishing is in vain.
After the darkness the light' (motto of the canton Geneva, Switzerland).
After the daughter is married, then come sons-in-law in plenty.
After the fight both parties give each other a good smack.
After the game the King and pawn go into the same box.
After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box.
After the head is off, one does not cry over the hair.

After the house is finished, he deserts it.
After the meal, one has to be still and shut the eyes for a while in the gloom.
After the rain the grass will grow; after wine, conversation.
After the rain, comes the nice weather.
After the ship has sunk, everyone knows how she might have been saved.
After the sour comes the sweet.
After the storm comes a calm.
After the storm comes tranquility.
After the vintage, baskets.
After the war, aid.
After this' is not 'because of this.
After this, therefore because of this.
After three days without reading, talk becomes flavorless.
After three years even a disaster can be good for something.
After three years useless things are useful too.
After us the deluge.
After victory, tighten your helmet chord.
After your daughter is married, there comes a number of potential sons-in-law.
Against change of fortune set a brave heart.
Against stupidity; God Himself is helpless.
Against the beastly human being even the gods are powerless.
Age and marriage tame the beast.
Age and wedlock bring a man to his nightcap.
Age and wedlock tame man and beast.
Age does not give you good sense, it only makes you go slowly.
Age does not protect from foolishness.
Age is a sorry travelling companion.
Age is honorable and youth is noble.
Age makes many a man whiter, but not better.
Agree, agree, for the law is costly.
Agree, for the law is costly.
Agreement with two people, lamentation with three.
Agreements must be honoured.
Agreements should be clearly expressed, and chocolate should be served thick.
Aim at a certain issue.
Aim high in your career but stay humble in your heart.
Aiming isn't hitting.
Alas for the son whose father went to heaven.
Alas for those that get the worst of it!.
Alas! I suffer from self-inflicted wounds!.
Alas! father, another daughter is born to you.
Alcohol won't run out by drinking.
Ale in, wit out.
Alertness and courage are life's shield.
Alexander the Great was but of small stature.
Alexander the Great was not very tall.
Alike children play the best.
All Hallows moon, witches soon.
All ages are submissive to love.

All are brave when the enemy flies.
All are not asleep who have their eyes shut.
All are not cooks who carry long knives.
All are not cooks who walk with long knives.
All are not cooks who wear long knives.
All are not free who mock their chains.
All are not friends who smile at you.
All are not friends who smile on you.
All are not good cooks who carry long knives.
All are not harpers, who hold the harp.
All are not hunters that blow the horn.
All are not hunters who blow the horn.
All are not merry that dance lightly.
All are not princes who ride with the emperor.
All are not saints that go to church.
All are not saints who go to church.
All are not soldiers who go to the wars.
All are not thieves that dogs bark at.
All ask if a man be rich, no one if he be good.
All be the same in a hundred years.
All birds will flock to a fruitful tree.
All bite the bitten dog.
All but saves many a man.
All cassavahs have the same skins but not all taste the same.
All cats are alike grey at night.
All cats are gray in the dark.
All cats are grey in the dark.
All cats are not to be set down for witches.
All cats love fish but fear to wet their paws.
All cats love fish but hate to get their paws wet.
All claim kindred with the prosperous.
All clever men are birds of prey.
All clouds are not rain clouds.
All clouds do not rain.
All cocks must have a comb.
All criminals turn preachers under the gallows.
All do not beg for one saint.
All do not bite that show their teeth.
All dumb people have a lot to say.
All earthly goods we have only on loan.
All feet tread not in one shoe.
All flowers are not fit for nosegays.
All flowers are not in one garden.
All food is fit to eat, but not all words are fit to speak.
All fools are brothers.
All for one and one for all.
All frills and no knickers.
All fur coat and no knickers.
All gardeners know better than other gardeners.

All goats jump onto leaning trees.
All goes down gutter lane.
All good come from above.
All good things are three.
All good things must come to an end.
All good women are in the graveyard.
All had rather it were well for themselves than for another.
All hairy skins must not be singed.
All happiness is in the mind.
All hat and no cattle.
All heads are not sense-boxes.
All his geese are swans.
All in good time.
All in the way of joke the wolf goes to the ass.
All is fair in love and golf.
All is fair in love and war.
All is fish that comes to the net.
All is in vain unless Providence is with us.
All is luck or ill luck in this world.
All is never said.
All is not butter that comes from the cow.
All is not false which is publicly reported.
All is not gold that glitters.
All is not lost that is delayed.
All is not lost that is in danger.
All is well that ends well.
All is well, for if the bride has not fair hair, she has a fair skin.
All keys hang not at one woman's girdle.
All keys hang not on one girdle.
All kinds of fame belong partly to others.
All lay load on the willing horse.
All lay loads on a willing horse.
All lizards lie flat on their stomach and it is difficult to determine which has a stomach ache (Everyone looks the same on the outside but everyone has problems that are invisible to outsiders).
All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immoveable, those that are moveable, and those that move.
All married women are not wives.
All men are baked in the same clay.
All men are fools, but all fools are not men.
All men are mortal.
All men are not cast in the same mold.
All men have three ears, one on the left of his head, one on the right and one in his heart.
All men wish to be healthy, but often they do everything that's disadvantageous to their health.
All of us are crazy in one way or another.
All of us cannot do everything.
All offices are greasy.
All old sayings have something in them.
All or none.
All paths lead to Rome.
All people are your relatives, therefore expect only trouble from them.
All pleasant things are either a sin or bad for your health.
All poor people ain't black/ and all black people ain't poor.
All power is impatient of a partner.
All riches come from the earth.
All rivers do their best for the sea.
All roads do not lead to Rome.
All roads lead to Beijing.
All roads lead to Rome.
All rotten fish taste the same.
All saint without, all devil within.
All saints do not work miracles.
All signs are misleading.
All sins cast long shadows.

All sins flow into one.
All sizzle and no steak.

These are Proverb Examples from around the world, some have been translated from their original language to english.


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