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Proverbs Starting with letter A - part 13
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An evil comes from a neighbouring evil.
An evil conscience breaks many a man's neck.
An evil deed has a witness in the bosom.

An evil doer abhors the light of day.
An evil eye can see no good.
An evil gain is equal to a loss.
An exception confirms a rule.
An excess of caution does no harm.
An excess of courtesy is discourtesy.
An eye and a friend are quickly hurt.
An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.
An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.
An heir also inherits quarrels.
An honest broker shares in people's wealth.
An honest man does not make himself a dog for the sake of a bone.
An honest man is not the worse because a dog barks at him.
An honest man's word is as good as the king's.
An honest man's word is his bond.
An hour in the morning is worth two at night.
An hour in the morning is worth two in the evening.
An hour may destroy what an age was building.
An hour of pain is as long as a day of pleasure.
An hour of play discovers more than a year of conversation.
An icon is for the mind what moonshine is for the stomach. (from Marx: 'Religion is an opium for the people').
An idiot is eloquent when he stays silent.
An idiot will cross an ox with an elephant.
An idle brain is the devil's workshop.
An idle man is the devil's bolster.
An idle man is the devil's pillow.
An idle mind is the devil's workshop.
An idle wanderer consumes his legs.
An idle youth becomes in age a beggar.
An ignorant consent is no consent.
An ignorant doctor is no better than a murderer.
An ill labourer quarrels with his tools.
An ill-tempered dog has a scarred nose.
An ill-tempered woman is the devil's door-nail.
An illiterate king is a crowned ass.
An imaginary ailment is worse than a disease.
An imbecile can manage his own affairs better than a wise man the affairs of other people.

An inch in a sword, or a palm in a lance, is a great advantage.
An inch of time cannot be bought with an inch of gold.
An inch too short is as bad as a yard.
An inch too short is as bad as an ell.
An indispensable thing never has much value.
An indulgent mother makes a sluttish daughter.
An industrious life is the best security for food in old age.
An infertile woman gets a lot of visitors.
An inflated idea can burst the bubble of your happiness.
An innocent heart suspects no guile.
An inquisitive man is always ill-natured.
An insolent lord is not a gentleman.
An instant sight may save a thousand words.
An insult is but a short garment: it reveals the one who wears it.
An intelligent enemy is better than a stupid friend.
An intelligent enemy is worth more than a stupid friend.
An intelligent foe is better than a stupid friend.
An iron peace is better than a golden war.
An iron rod bends while it is hot.
An itching palm is a sign of good luck.
An oak is not felled at one blow.
An oak is not felled at one stroke.
An oath broken by one does not thereafter bind the other.
An object of pity even to a foe.
An obscure style is a blind mirror.
An ocean lies between what is said and what is done.
An old Moor will never make a good Christian.
An old ape hath an old eye.
An old ape never made a pretty grimace.
An old bachelor compares life with a shirt button that hangs often by a thread.
An old broom knows the corners of the house.
An old broom knows the dirty corners best.
An old cat likes young mice.
An old cat will never learn to dance.
An old cat will not learn how to dance.
An old chicken makes tasty soup.
An old coachman loves the crack of the whip.
An old debt is better than an old grudge.
An old dog barks while lying.
An old dog can't get used to chains.
An old dog does not bark for nothing.
An old dog does not grow used to the collar.
An old dog will learn no tricks.
An old dog will learn no tricks. - 'Divers Proverbs', Nathan Bailey, 1721 http://www.fromoldbooks.org/proverbs/pages/pp72-73/].
An old enemy never becomes a friend.
An old error has more friends than a new truth.
An old error is always more popular than a new truth.
An old ewe dressed lamb-fashion.
An old flag is an honour to its captain.

An old fool is worse than a young simpleton.
An old fox does not run twice into the snare.
An old fox doesn't go twice into the trap.
An old fox is not caught in a snare.
An old fox is not to be caught in a trap.
An old fox understands the trap.
An old friend is better than two new ones.
An old friend is like a saddled horse.
An old friend met in a far country is like rain after drought.
An old hen makes strong soup.
An old horse for a young soldier.
An old lion is better than a young ass.
An old lion will be mocked by the dogs.
An old loan repaid is like finding something new.
An old man in love is like a flower in winter.
An old man in the house is a burden, but an old woman is a treasure.
An old man is there to talk.
An old man loved is a winter with flowers.
An old man loved is winter with flowers.
An old man telling lies is like a rich man stealing.
An old man with a torn sleeve never dishonored anyone.
An old man's sayings are seldom untrue.
An old monkey will not stick his hand into a jar (where it is liable to get stuck).
An old mule with a golden bridle.
An old oven is easier to heat than a new one.
An old ox makes a straight furrow.
An old poacher makes the best gamekeeper.
An old quarrel is easily renewed.
An old rat easily finds a hole.
An old rat is a brave rat.
An old rat won't go into the trap.
An old spinster is not worth more than an unposted letter.
An old wolf is not scared by loud cries.
An old wolf is used to be shouted at.
An old woman is always uneasy when dry bones are mentioned in a proverb.
An old woman would dance!.
An onion shared with a friend tastes like roast lamb.
An onion will not produce a rose.
An open box tempts an honest man.
An open countenance often conceals close thoughts.
An open door tempts a saint.
An open enemy is better than a false friend.
An opportunity is found with difficulty and easily lost.
An orange never bears a lime.
An ounce of a mother's wit is worth a pound of schoolgirl's wit.
An ounce of blood is worth more than a pound of friendship.
An ounce of discretion is better than a pound of knowledge.
An ounce of discretion is worth a pound of learning.
An ounce of discretion is worth a pound of wit.

An ounce of luck is worth a pound of wisdom.
An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.
An ounce of mother is worth a pound of priests.
An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest.
An ounce of mother-wit is worth a pound of school-wit.
An ounce of patience is worth a pound of brains.
An ounce of practice is worth a pound of preaching.
An ounce of practice is worth a pound of precept.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
An ounce of state to a pound of gold.
An oven whose door does not shut does not bake its loaves.
An over-protected eye gets the speck.
An overly modest man goes hungry.
An ox and an ass don't yoke well to the same plough.
An ox and an ass don't yoke well to the same plow.
An ox remains an ox, even if driven to Vienna.
An ox with long horns, even if he does not butt, will be accused of butting.
An ugly girl blames the mirror. (A bad craftsman blames his tools.).
An unasked excuse infers transgression.
An unasked for excuse infers transgression.
An uncalled-for defence becomes a positive accusation.
An understanding person needs only half a word.
An uneducated person is like an unpolished mirror.
An unemployed hand is a dirty hand.
An ungrateful man is a tub full of holes.
An ungrateful son is a wart on his father's nose -- he leaves it, it's ugly, he removes it, it hurts.
An unguarded speech reveals the truth.
An unjust king is like a river without water.
An unkept promise leads to a bad life.
An unpleasant guest is as welcome as salt to a sore eye.
An unsolicited guest is better than a solicited one.
An unsolicited guest is worse than a Tatar.
An upstanding peasant is bigger than a nobleman on his knees.
An upstart is a sparrow eager to marry a hornbill.
An' if tha does owt for nowt, do it for thysen./ (And if you do anything for nothing, do it for yourself.).
And Nathan said unto David: 'Thou art the man.'.
And a savior came for Zion.
And he repents in thorns that sleeps in beds of roses.
And into eternity, brother, hail and farewell.', written by Catullus, mourning the death of his brother.
And knowledge itself, is power' (, 'Meditationes sacrae').
And now kings, be warned, you who judge on earth...' (, Psalms 2:10).
And the arm is still erect.
And the law of England has so particular and tender a regard to the immunity of a man's house, that it stiles it his castle, and will never suffer it to be violated with immunity: agreeing herein with the sentiments of ancient Rome, as expressed in the works of ; 'quid enim sanctius, quid omni religione munitius, quam domus unusquisque civium?.
Ane's ain hearth is goud's worth.
Anger can be an expensive luxury.
Anger can't stand, without a strong hand.
Anger dies quickly with a good man.
Anger edges valor.
Anger ends in cruelty.

Anger has no eyes.
Anger hears no counsel.
Anger increases love.
Anger is a bad adviser.
Anger is a bad counsellor.
Anger is a short madness.
Anger is a stone cast into a wasp's nest.
Anger is a transient madness.
Anger is always more harmful than the insult that caused it.
Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp's nest.
Anger is brief insanity' (, epistles I, 2, 62).
Anger is more hurtful than the injury that caused it.
Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it.
Anger is shortlived in a good man.
Anger is the mother of treachery.
Anger without power is folly.
Angry cats get scratched skin.
Anguish is our worst adviser.
Annoy your doctor and sickness comes in laughing.
Another city(town) -- another temper.
Another life, other values', more commonly known as: 'Other times, other manners.
Another man's bread will not fill your belly.
Another man's burden is always light.
Another man's horse and your own spurs outrun the wind.
Another man's horse and your own whip can do a great deal.
Another man's trade costs money.
Another version: One can take a horse to water, twenty can not make him drink.
Another victory like that, and I'm done for!' (literally, 'If we defeat the Romans in a battle like this, we will completely perish.') (, 'Pyrrhus' 21, 14) Attributed to King after a victory with heavy casualties. 'See.
Another year will bring another Christmas.
Another's bread costs dear.
Another's care hangs by a hair.
Another's misfortune does not cure my pain.
Another's misfortune is only a dream.
Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit. Proverbs 26.5.
Anti-promiscuity adage, alluding to a 18th-century -based folk treatment for.
Anticipate the good so that you may enjoy it.
Antiquity is entitled to respect.
Ants can attack with a grain of rice.
Ants die in sugar.
Anxiety will not let you die of hunger.
Any excuse is good if it hold good.
Any fool can say 'Ah' -- you need intelligence to say 'Yes.'.
Any ground is good enough to be buried in.
Any landing you can walk away from is a good one.
Any man can lose his hat in a fairy wind.
Any man can make a mistake; only a fool keeps making the same one.
Any man can steer in a calm.
Any man with two wives becomes a porter.
Any new saint-to-be has his miracles to make.
Any plan is bad that cannot be changed.
Any port in a storm.
Any publicity is good publicity.
Any sandpiper is great in his own swamp.
Any water in the desert will do.
Any water puts out fire.
Any water will put out fire.
Anyone who is satisfied to stand still should not complain when others pass him.
Anyone who sees beauty and does not look at it will soon be poor.
Anyone who teases you loves you.
Anyone who wants fish should go get his/her butt wet.
Anyone who's good at everything is not a master of anything.

Anything said in Latin sounds profound.
Anything will fit a naked man.

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


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