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Proverbs Starting with letter A - part 4
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A good beast heats with eating.
A good bee never lands on a fallen flower.
A good bee will not go to a drooping flower.

A good beginning ensures a good ending.
A good beginning makes (for) a good ending.
A good beginning makes a good ending.
A good bell can be heard wide.
A good bell is heard from far, a bad one still further.
A good bird begins chirping while in the egg.
A good bone does not always come to a good dog.
A good book praises itself.
A good bottle of wine does not need a cork.
A good breakfast cannot take the place of the evening meal.
A good burgundy does a lot for women, especially when men drink it.
A good cat deserves a good rat.
A good cat does not need a collar of gold.
A good cause needs help.
A good cavalier never lacks a lance.
A good citizen owes his life to his country.
A good client doesn't change shop in three years, a good shop doesn't change clients in three years.
A good cock can never have too many hens.
A good cock is always slim.
A good cock was never fat.
A good cock will crow on every dungheap.
A good conscience is a soft pillow.
A good conscience is better than a big wage.
A good conversation is better than a good bed.
A good cow gets sold in its own country.
A good day is apparent in the morning.
A good deal for two, is a clip on the ears of a third.
A good deed bears interest.
A good deed dies when it is spoken about.
A good deed is something one returns.
A good deed is the best form of prayer.
A good deed is written on snow.
A good deed will make a good neighbor.
A good dinner helps deliberation.
A good dog deserves a good bone.
A good dog does not bite a chicken and a good man does not hit his wife.
A good dog does not block the road.

A good dog hunts by instinct.
A good dog never barks at fault.
A good dog never gets a good bone.
A good drink makes the old young.
A good driver turns in a small space.
A good drum does not have to be beaten hard.
A good enemy is a better person than a false friend.
A good example is like a bell that calls many to church.
A good example is the best sermon.
A good face is a letter of recommendation.
A good figure is better than a reference letter.
A good fire makes a quick cook.
A good fox does not eat his neighbor's chickens.
A good fox does not eat his neighbour's fowls.
A good friend is better than silver and gold.
A good friend is often better than a brother.
A good friend is recognized in times of trouble.
A good fruit doesn't ripen on the tree.
A good gaper makes two gapers.
A good guitarist will play on one string.
A good handicraft has a golden foundation.
A good hater,a good lover.
A good head does not want for hats.
A good heart breaks bad fortune.
A good hope is better than a bad possession.
A good horse cannot be of a bad color.
A good horse has many faults; a bad one has hardly any.
A good horse is worth his fodder.
A good horse never lacks a saddle.
A good husband is healthy and absent.
A good joke is worth a tynf (an old Polish penny).
A good king is better than an old law.
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.
A good lawyer is a bad neighbor.
A good lawyer is a bad neighbour.
A good leader makes a good follower.
A good lie finds more believers than a bad truth.
A good life defers wrinkles.
A good life is the best sermon.
A good life, they say, keeps wrinkles at bay.
A good listener is a silent flatterer.
A good man even in a tavern won't be spoiled, a wicked one even in the church won't mend their ways.
A good man even in a tavern won't be spoiled, not even (a) church can save a bad man.
A good man in an evil society seems the greatest villain of all.
A good man is a man of goods.
A good man is one who rejoices in the well-being of others.
A good man's pedigree is little hunted up.
A good man, but his mad dog won't let you speak to him.
A good meal is worth hanging for.

A good meal ought to begin with hunger.
A good memory is not so good as a little ink.
A good mother is worth a hundred teachers.
A good mule can be sold in his own territory.
A good name covers theft.
A good name is a rich inheritance.
A good name is a second inheritance.
A good name is better than a girdle of gold.
A good name is better than good habits.
A good name is better than oil (i.e. riches).
A good name is better than precious ointment. Ecclesiastes 7-1.
A good name is better than riches.
A good name is like sweet smelling ointment.
A good name is more valuable than a velvet garment.
A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches. Proverbs 22:1.
A good name reaches far but a bad one reaches farther.
A good neighbor increases the value of your property.
A good neighbor is a found treasure.
A good neighbour is better than a brother far off.
A good one gives from the little he has, a bad one not even from his plentiful.
A good orator makes us see with our ears.
A good orator, but a very bad man.
A good paymaster does not hesitate to give good security.
A good paymaster is keeper of other men's purses.
A good paymaster needs no security.
A good person always arrives on the uttering of his name.
A good person has many friends, a good horse has many masters.
A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.
A good priest learns till he dies.
A good religion does not need miracles.
A good repast ought to begin with hunger.
A good reputation is better than a golden girdle.
A good rest is half the job.
A good rest is half the work.
A good retreat is better than a bad stand.
A good servant makes a good master.
A good servant never misses a master.
A good shepherd shears his sheep, he doesn't flay them' ( to his regional commanders) i.e. don't tax the populace excessively.
A good shot is worth many bad ones.
A good soldier has only three things to think about; the king, God, and nothing.
A good speaker makes a good liar.
A good spectator also creates.
A good start is half the job done.
A good storyteller must be able to lie a little.
A good surfer will not get wet.
A good surgeon has an eagle's eye, a lion's heart, and a lady's hand.
A good swimmer is not safe against drowning.
A good sword is the one left in its scabbard.
A good swordsman is never quarrelsome.

A good swordsman is not given to quarrel.
A good tale is none the worse for being twice told.
A good thief is the best guardian.
A good thing can be twice, nay, even thrice spoken.
A good thing is known when it is lost.
A good thing is soon caught up.
A good thing lost is a good thing valued.
A good thing lost is valued.
A good trade will carry farther than a thousand florins.
A good tree bears good fruit.
A good tree can lodge ten thousand birds.
A good well-lived today makes every yesterday a dream of a good future, and every morning is a vision of hope.
A good wife and a wholesome cabbage soup, what more could you want?.
A good wife and health are a man's best wealth.
A good wife and health is a mans best wealth.
A good word extinguishes more than a pailful of water.
A good word never broke a tooth.
A good word quenches more than a cauldron of water.
A good year is determined by its spring.
A good-looking man is pleasant to look at, but it is easier to live with an amusing one.
A goose cannot graze after him.
A goose drinks as much as a gander.
A goose is not a pig's friend.
A goose quill is more dangerous than a lion's claw.
A goose's child is an excellent diver.
A goose, a woman, and a goat, are bad things lean.
A gosling flew over the Rhine, and came home a goose.
A gossip's mouth is the devil's postbag.
A gossiping woman talks of everybody, and everybody of her.
A grain does not fill a sieve, but it helps its fellow.
A grand eloquence, little conscience.
A grape that sees another gets ripe.
A grateful dog has more worth than an ungrateful man.
A greased mouth cannot say no.
A greasy kitchen; a will with not much in it.
A great affair covers up a small matter.
A great anvil fears not noise.
A great book is a great evil.
A great church and little devotion.
A great city. a great desert.
A great dowry, a bed full of brambles.
A great estate is not gotten in a few hours.
A great fortune depends on luck, a small one on diligence.
A great fortune in the hands of a fool is a great misfortune.
A great lance-thrust to a dead Moor.
A great leap gives a great shake.
A great liar has need of good memory.
A great man will not trample on a worm, nor sneak to an emperor.
A great man's entreaty is a command.

A great position entails great responsibility.
A great ship asks for deep waters.
A great sin can enter by a small door.
A great talker is a great liar.
A great thrust of a lance at a dead Moor.
A greedy father has thieves for children.
A greedy man God hates.
A greedy man is always poor.
A greedy mill grinds all kinds of corn.
A greedy person and a pauper are practically one and the same.
A green Christmas makes a fat churchyard.
A green Yule makes a fat churchyard.
A gross belly does not produce a refined mind.
A guard guards birds (i.e. a wayward wife), a good wife doesn't need to be guarded.
A guest and a fish after three days are poison.
A guest and a fish stink in three days.
A guest and a fish stink on the third day.
A guest belongs to God.
A guest does not get the food he expects but what he's served.
A guest for a day is welcome the whole year.
A guest hammers a nail in the wall even if he stays only one night.
A guest has not to thank the host, but the host the guest.
A guest sees more in an hour than the host in a year.
A guest sees more in an hour than the host sees in a year.
A guest should not remain for ever a guest.
A guest who breaks the dishes of his host is not soon forgotten.
A guest will not know what fasting means.
A guest, like a fish, stinks the third day.
A guilty conscience is a lively enemy.
A guilty conscience needs no accuser.
A gypsy only tells the truth once in his life but he regrets it afterwards.
A ha'p'orth (pronounced 'haypeth') is a halfpenny-worth, i.e. a very small amount.
A habit does not make a monk.
A hair casts its shadow on the ground.
A hair of the dog cures the bite.
A half loaf is better than no bread.
A half truth is a whole lie.
A half-truth is a whole lie.
A hammer will shatter glass yet it can forge steel.
A hand that does not work will rest on a stomach that is hungry.
A hand that has been chopped off cannot steal any more.
A hand that is ready to hit may cause you great trouble.
A handful of good life is better than seven barrels of learning.
A handful of love is better than an oven full of bread.
A handful of might is better than a sack full of right.
A handful of motherwit is worth a bushel of learning.
A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.
A handful of trade, a handful of gold.
A handfull of patience is worth a bushel of brains.
A handsome hostess is bad for the purse.
A handsome man is not quite poor.
A handsome shoe often pinches the feet.
A handsome woman is either silly or vain.
A hangman is a good trade, he doth his work by daylight.
A happy heart is better than a full purse.
A happy man does not hear the clock strike.
A hard beginning maketh a good ending.
A hard bit does not make the better horse.
A hard knot requires a hard wedge.
A hard life but a healthy one.
A hare is like an ass in the length of its ears, yet it is not its son.

A harvest of peace grows from seeds of contentment.
A hasty man does things twice.

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


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