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Proverbs Starting with letter A - part 5
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A hasty man drinks his tea with a fork.
A hasty man never wants woe.
A hasty man pisses twice.

A hawk's marriage: the hen is the better bird.
A head is not to be cut off because it is scabby.
A headless army fights badly.
A headstrong man and a fool may wear the same cap.
A healthy ear can stand hearing sick words.
A healthy man is a successful man.
A healthy mind in a healthy body.
A healthy soul cannot live in a dry body.
A heart free from care is better than a full purse.
A heart in love with beauty never grows old.
A heart that is rotten -- breath that smells.
A heart that loves is always young.
A hearth of your own is worth gold.
A hearty laugh lengthens your life.
A heavy shower is soon over.
A hedge between keeps a friendship green.
A hedge between keeps friendship green.
A hen is heavy over a long distance.
A hen is heavy when carried far.
A henpecked husband gets no support during a lawsuit.
A herdsman needs a staff, a door needs a bolt.
A hero could be a woman or a man / Gender is irrelevant to what can be achieved.
A hero is a man who is afraid to run away.
A hero is someone who can keep his mouth shut when he's right.
A hero only appears once the tiger is dead.
A hidden fire is discovered by its smoke.
A hidden sin is half forgiven.
A hint is sufficient for the wise.
A hippopotamus can be made invisible in dark water. (Ignorance can lead to potential danger. It is important to be informed and alert.).
A hired horse and one's own spurs make short miles.
A hog in armor is still a hog.
A home without a woman is like a barn without cattle.
A honey tongue, a heart of gall.
A honey-comb in the mouth of a lion!.
A honeyed tongue with a heart of gall.
A hook's well lost to catch a salmon.
A horse deprived of his food won't work.

A horse falls though he has four legs.
A horse grown fat kicks.
A horse has four legs, but still stumbles.
A horse has four legs, yet it often falls.
A horse knows his rider by his spurs.
A horse may stumble, though he has four feet.
A horse of good breed is not dishonored by his saddle.
A horse that will not carry a saddle must have no oats.
A horse with two masters is always skinny; the ship with two captains sinks.
A hound's food is in its legs.
A house divided cannot stand.
A house filled with guests is eaten up and ill spoken of.
A house full of daughters is a cellar full of sour beer.
A house full of people is a house full of different points of view.
A house ready built and a vineyard ready planted.
A house ready made and a wife to make.
A house with two keys is worth nothing.
A house without a child is like a tomb.
A house without a dog, a cat, or a little child is a house without joy or laughter.
A house without a woman is like a fire without a bucket.
A house without a woman is the devil's own lodging.
A house without children is a graveyard.
A hug a day keeps the demons at bay.
A human from a mullah, an almond from an oak tree.
A human is a wolf to a human.
A humble calf will feed from two mothers.
A hundred 'no's' are less painful than one insincere 'yes.'.
A hundred aunts is not the same as one mother.
A hundred men can sit together quietly but when two dogs get together there will be a fight.
A hundred men may make an encampment, but it takes a woman to make a home.
A hundred tailors, a hundred millers, and a hundred weavers make three hundred thieves.
A hundred times nothing killed the donkey.
A hundred waggonsful of sorrow will not pay a handful of debt.
A hundred wagon loads of thoughts will not pay a single ounce of debt.
A hundred years cannot repair a moment's loss of honor.
A hundred years cannot repair a moment's loss of honour.
A hundred years hence we shall all be bald.
A hundred years is not much, but never is a long while.
A hundred years of fretting will not pay a halfpenny of debt.
A hundred years of regret pay not a farthing of debt.
A hundred years of wrong do not make an hour of right.
A hundred-year-old revenge still has its baby teeth.
A hungry ass eats any straw.
A hungry ass needs not a blow.
A hungry bear won't dance.
A hungry belly has no ears.
A hungry belly hears nobody.
A hungry belly listens to no one.
A hungry clown is half mad.

A hungry dog and a thirsty horse take no heed of blows.
A hungry dog does not fear the stick.
A hungry dog is not afraid of a cudgelling.
A hungry dog will bring a lion down.
A hungry dog will eat dirty pudding.
A hungry dog will eat his own excrement.
A hungry hen sees herself in a wheat silo.
A hungry horse maketh a clean manger.
A hungry man discovers more than a hundred lawyers.
A hungry man dreams of 'sangak' bread.
A hungry man is an angry man.
A hungry man smells meat far.
A hungry man thinks he won't be satiated, a thirsty man thinks he won't be quenched.
A hungry man will listen to nothing.
A hungry wolf is not at rest.
A hungry wolf is stronger than a satisfied dog.
A hunter's knife cannot carve its own handle.
A husband is a sticky/sneaky/conny thing - a child is a created thing.
A husband should not talk of pretty girls in front of his wife.
A husband with one eye rather than with a son.
A hut is a palace to the poor man.
A jack of all trades is master of none.
A jack of both sides, is before long, trusted by nobody, and abused by both parties.
A jackdaw among the muses.
A jackfish does more than a letter of recommendation.
A jade eats as much as a good horse.
A jade stone is useless before it is processed; a man is good-for-nothing until he is educated.
A jealous lover becomes an indifferent spouse.
A jealous woman will set a whole house on fire.
A jest is half a truth.
A jointly owned horse has a roughed-up back.
A joke driven too far brings home hate.
A joke is often the hole through which truth whistles.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.
A journey of a thousand miles starts with one step.
A joy that's shared is a joy made double.
A joyful evening may follow a sorrowful morning.
A joyous evening often leads to a sorrowful morning.
A judge and a stomach do their asking in silence.
A judge knows nothing unless it has been explained to him three times.
A jug carries water until its handle breaks off.
A jug that has been mended lasts two hundred years.
A just man falls seven times, and rises up again. Proverbs 24:16.
A kick from a mare never hurt a horse.
A kind heart is better than a crafty head.
A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury.
A kind word can attract even the snake from his nest.

A kind word is like a Spring day.
A kind word opens even the iron doors. (You can succeed in anything by being polite.).
A kind word opens even the iron doors. (you can succeed in anything by being polite).
A kindness bestowed on the good is never thrown away.
A king or a slave.
A king's castle is his home.
A king's chaff is worth more than other men's corn.
A king's child is a slave elsewhere.
A king's son is no nobler than his company.
A kingdom is lost for want of a shoe.
A kiss make no asshole!.
A kiss without a beard is like an egg without salt.
A kiss without a hug is like a flower without fragrance.
A kiss without a hug is like a flower without the fragrance.
A kiss without a moustache is like beef without mustard.
A kitchen dog never was good for the chase.
A kitchen knife cannot carve its own handle.
A kitchen-dog is never a good rabbit-hunter.
A knife does not know who is its master.
A knife wound heals; a wound caused by words does not.
A known mistake is better than an unknown truth.
A kopeck saves the rouble(, and the rouble guards your head).
A lame crab walks straight.
A lame goat will not sleep by day.
A lame man won't walk with one who is lamer.
A large fire often comes from a small spark.
A large house hides large matters.
A lass that has many wooers often fares the worst.
A lawsuit for a maravedi consumes a real's worth of paper.
A lawsuit is a fruit-tree planted in a lawyer's garden.
A lawyer and a cart-wheel must be greased.
A lawyer and a cartwheel must be well greased.
A lawyer and a wagon wheel must be well greased.
A lawyer and a wagon-wheel must be well greased.
A lawyer looks at you with one eye, but he looks at your pocket with two.
A lawyer needs three bags: one full of papers, one full of money, and one full of patience.
A lawyer never goes to law himself.
A lawyer's fee and a harlot's wages are paid in advance.
A lawyer's opinion is worth nothing unless paid for.
A lazy boy and a warm bed are difficult to part.
A lazy man will be an astrologer.
A lazy messenger is not short of excuses.
A lazy ox is little the better for the goad.
A lazy person sweats while eating and shivers while working.
A lazy tailor finds his thread too long.
A lazy thief is better than a lazy servant.
A lazy youth, a lousy age.
A lean agreement is better than a fat judgment.
A lean agreement is better than a fat lawsuit.

A lean calf forgets to skip.
A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.
A lean horse does not kick.
A leap year is never a good sheep year.
A learned man has always wealth in himself.
A learned man without work is a cloud without rain.
A lengthy sermon is intolerable.
A leopard can't be hugged.
A leopard cannot change his spots.
A leopard cannot change its spots. or If you cast out nature with a fork, it will still return.
A leopard does not change his spots.
A letter from the heart can be read on the face.
A letter once written cannot be recalled.
A liar is caught quicker (easier/sooner) than a lame dog.
A liar is sooner caught than a cripple.
A liar is worse than a thief.
A liar must have a good memory.
A liar ought to have a good memory.
A liar should have a good memory.
A liar's candle will burn until bed-time.
A liar's house is on fire and no one believes him.
A library is a repository of medicine for the mind.
A lie becomes true when one believes it.
A lie can be halfway around the world before the truth gets its boots on.
A lie can take you far away -- but with no hope of return.
A lie has many variations, the truth none.
A lie has no author, nor a liar a conscience.
A lie has no legs but scandalous wings.
A lie has short legs.
A lie is like a jump from a high roof.
A life of leisure, and a life of laziness, are two things.
A life without love is like a year without summer.
A light belly, heavy heart.
A light heart lives long.
A light heart lives longest.
A light is still a light -- even though the blind man cannot see it.
A light is still a light-even though the blind man cannot see it.
A light supper is beneficial.
A lily (or incorrectly a rose) between the thorns.
A lion is a lion, whether male or female.
A lion lurks in everyone's heart; awake him not.
A lion may be beholden to a mouse.
A litigious man, a liar.
A little Learning is a dangerous Thing;
Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring:
There shallow Draughts intoxicate the Brain,
And drinking largely sobers us again. ~.
A little absence does a lot of good.
A little absence does much good.
A little and a little, collected together, becomes a great deal; the heap in the barn consists of single grains, and drop and rop makes an inundation.
A little apple for the thirst.
A little axe can cut down a big tree.
A little bird told me.
A little bird wants but a little nest.
A little body doth often harbour a great soul.
A little body often harbors a great soul.
A little debt makes a debtor, a great one an enemy.
A little fire burns up a great deal of corn.
A little gall embitters much honey.
A little gall make a great deal of honey bitter.
A little gall spoils a great deal of honey.
A little gall spoils much honey.
A little help does a great deal.
A little injury dismays, and a great one stills.

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
A little leak will sink a great ship.

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


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