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Proverbs Starting with letter A - part 6
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A little leaven leavens a great mass.
A little leaven smoothes away the whole lump.
A little loss frightens, a great one tames.

A little makes a debtor and much an enemy.
A little man fells a great oak.
A little man often cast a long shadow.
A little man often casts a long shadow.
A little man sometimes casts a long shadow.
A little nod is enough for the wise man; an ass needs a fist.
A little pack serves a little pedlar.
A little pepper burns a big man's mouth.
A little pot boils easily.
A little pot is easily hot.
A little pot is soon hot.
A little rain each day will fill the rivers to overflowing.
A little rain stills a great wind.
A little sheep always seems young.
A little shrub may grow into a tree.
A little spark kindles a great fire.
A little spark may cause a big fire.
A little spark shines in the dark.
A little stone may upset a large cart.
A little stone overturns a great cart.
A little stream drives a great mill.
A little subtleness is better than a lot of force.
A little thing often helps.
A little too late is much too late.
A little truth helps the lie go down.
A little truth makes the whole lie pass.
A little water is a sea to an ant.
A little with quiet is the only diet.
A living ass is better than a dead doctor.
A living dog is been than a dead lion.
A living dog is better than a dead lion.
A living man doesn't need an heir or an executor.
A living person needs a life.
A lizard on a cushion will still seek leaves.
A load of March dust is worth a ducat.
A loaded wagon creaks; an empty one rattles.
A loaded wagon makes no noise.

A loan is a brother when taken, a nephew when paid back.
A loan long continued usually confers ownership.
A loan, though old, is not a gift.
A lobster loves water, but not when he's being cooked in it.
A lock is better than suspicion.
A lock is meant only for honest men.
A lonely person is at home everywhere.
A long beard and a rosary will not make you a priest.
A long pull and a strong pull and a pull altogether.
A long skirt wraps around the leg, a long tongue wraps around the head.
A long stride shortens the journey.
A long tongue betokens a short hand.
A looker on sees more of the game than a player.
A loose tooth will not rest until it's pulled out.
A lord of straw devours a vassal of steel.
A lord without land, is like a cask without wine.
A lordly taste make a beggar's purse.
A loss is a gain for mind.
A loss not missed by your neighbor is not a real loss.
A lot of people become saints because of their stomach.
A lot of weeds will grow in a stagnant pond.
A lot will stick to dirty hands.
A loudmouth/big-talker will fall (on his face) faster than a lame man.
A louse cannot lift the eiderdown.
A louse in the cabbage is better than no meat at all.
A loved one has no pimples.
A lovelorn cook oversalts the porridge.
A lovely girl attracts attention by her good looks, an ugly girl by the help of a mirror.
A lover should be regarded as a person demented.
A lover's anger is short-lived.
A loving man, a jealous man.
A lucky person is someone who plants pebbles and harvests potatoes.
A mad bull is not to be tied up with a packthread.
A mad dog cannot live long.
A mad parish, a mad priest.
A magpie brought it on its tail.
A maid who laughs is half taken.
A maker of idols is never an idolater.
A malicious man is like a coal sack -- black on the outside and even blacker inside.
A malignant sore throat is a danger, a malignant throat not sore is worse.
A man and a sheaf of straw make two.
A man assailed is half overcome.
A man at five may be a fool at fifteen.
A man at sixteen will prove a child at sixty.
A man by his word, an oxe by its horn.
A man can die but once.
A man can die just once.
A man can endure the worst pain -- of others.
A man can fly if he wishes, if he rides on the back of an eagle.

A man can never be perfect in a hundred years; but he may become corrupt in less than a day.
A man can't get rich if he takes proper care of his family.
A man cannot be a good physician if he has never been sick himself.
A man cannot carry all his kin on his back.
A man cannot jump over his own shadow.
A man cannot spin and reel at the same time.
A man cannot wive and thrive the same year.
A man chases a woman until she catches him.
A man combs his hair every morning -- why not his heart?.
A man comes from the dust and in the dust he will end--and in the meantime it is good to drink a sip of vodka.
A man conducts himself abroad as he has been taught at home.
A man dances all the same, though he may dance against his will.
A man devoid of religion is like a horse without a bridle.
A man dies when he stops working.
A man does not always aim at what he means to hit.
A man does not run among thorns for no reason; either he is chasing a snake or a snake is chasing him.
A man does not seek his luck, luck seeks its man.
A man does not wander far from where his corn is roasting.
A man finds many faults in a woman when he wants to divorce, and finds many charms in one's fianc6e.
A man finds what he takes to be small; it will only be big again when he loses it.
A man forewarned is as good as two.
A man gains nothing by vain glory but contempt and hatred.
A man grows most tired while standing still.
A man has learned much who has learned how to die.
A man has two ears and one mouth that he hear much and speak little.
A man has two ears and one mouth; he therefore should listen more than he talks.
A man if he lives alone is either a god or a demon.
A man in a passion rides a horse that runs away with him.
A man in love mistakes a pimple for a dimple.
A man in love schemes more than a hundred lawyers.
A man in not known till he cometh to honour.
A man in this world without learning is as a beast of the field.
A man is a king in his own house.
A man is a lion in his own cause.
A man is as big as the things that made him mad.
A man is as old as he feels himself to be.
A man is as old as he feels, and a woman as old as she looks.
A man is born in uphill, if he's born.
A man is bound by his word, an ox with a hempen cord.
A man is happy when he has books, but happier still when he does not need them.
A man is judged by his clothes.
A man is judged by his deeds, not by his words.
A man is judged of by his companions.
A man is known by the company he keeps.
A man is known by the eye, and the face discovers wisdom.
A man is made in times of struggle, if he conquers these.
A man is no happier than he thinks himself.
A man is not a lord because he feeds off fine dishes.
A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.

A man is not where he lives, but where he loves.
A man is often a bad adviser to himself and a good adviser to another.
A man is old when he takes the whole night to do what he used to do all night long.
A man is the master of his house, even under a bench.
A man is valued according to his own estimate of himself.
A man is what he thinks.
A man know's no more to any purpose than he practises.
A man laughs at others and weeps for himself.
A man may bear till his back breaks.
A man may cause his own dog to bite him.
A man may hap to bring home with him what makes him weep.
A man may lose his goods for want of demanding them.
A man may threaten yet be afraid.
A man must despise himself before others will.
A man must eat, though every tree were a gallows.
A man must make himself despicable before he is despised by others.
A man must plough with such oxen as he hath.
A man must put grain in the ground before he can cut the harvest.
A man need never revenge himself; the body of his enemy will be brought to his own door.
A man need not look in your mouth to know how old you are.
A man never becomes an orator if he has something to say.
A man of few words but learned withal.
A man of gladness seldom falls into madness.
A man of good natural plain common sense.
A man of high principles is someone who can watch a chess game without passing comment.
A man of straw is better than a woman of gold.
A man of straw is still a man.
A man of straw is worth a woman of gold.
A man of straw needs a woman of gold.
A man of three letters, ' F U R.'.
A man often kisses the hand he would like to see cut off.
A man overboard, a mouth less to feed.
A man overboard, a mouth the less.
A man profits more by the sight of an idiot than by the orations of the learned.
A man says his word to the face.
A man should choose a friend who is better than himself. There are plenty of acquaintances in the world; but very few real friends.
A man should go on living -- if only to satisfy his curiosity.
A man should learn to sail in all winds.
A man should live if only to satisfy his curiosity.
A man should stay alive if only out of curiosity.
A man shows his character by what he laughs at.
A man shows in his youth what he will be in his age.
A man surprised is half beaten.
A man takes his own wherever he finds it.
A man that does not lie shall never marry.
A man that has had his fill is no eater.
A man that is lean, not from hunger, is harder than brass.
A man thinks that he knows it, but his wife knows better.
A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too bus to take care of his tools.

A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.
A man too good for the world is no good for his wife.
A man travels as far in a day as a snail in a hundred years.
A man trying to sell a blind horse always praises its feet.
A man warned is as good as two.
A man warned is half saved.
A man well mounted is always proud.
A man who always wears his best kimono has no Sunday clothes.
A man who cannot tolerate small ills can never accomplish great things.
A man who continually laments is not heeded.
A man who cries all the time is not heard.
A man who develops himself is born twice.
A man who gets a good man to marry his daughter gains a son, but a man who gets a bad son-in-law also loses a daughter.
A man who has both feet planted firmly in the air can be safely called a liberal.
A man who has but one eye must take good care of it.
A man who is afraid of suffering suffers from fear itself.
A man who is given advice, is helped half the way.
A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client.
A man who is not spoken of is not abused.
A man who pays respect to the great paves the way for his own greatness.
A man who prides himself on his ancestry is like the potato plant, the best part of which is underground.
A man who seeks a perfect friend, will turn out having none.
A man who wants bread is ready for anything.
A man who wants to drown his dog says he is mad.
A man who was always complaining was quite rightly sent to hell. 'Why are you burning damp wood?' was his first comment.
A man will be born in his house and will die in the desert.
A man will sacrifice his head to conquer a heart.
A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure.
A man with little learning is like the frog who thinks its pond is an ocean.
A man with too much ambition cannot sleep in peace.
A man with trousers that are too short should wear long suspenders.
A man with two ears can be supported by two words.
A man without a beard is like bread without a crust.
A man without a child is a king without sorrows.
A man without a fatherland is like a nightingale without a garden.
A man without a knife, is a man without a life.
A man without a wife is like a man in winter without a fur cap.
A man without a woman cannot defend himself against seductions.
A man without a woman is a tree without leaves and branches.
A man without a woman is only half a man.
A man without enemies is worthless.
A man without grief is not a man.
A man without honor smells worse than a corpse.
A man without money is like a boat without sails.
A man without money is like a bow without arrows.
A man without money is like a ship without sails.
A man without money is like a wolf without teeth.
A man without passion is no son of Adam.
A man without prudence is a ship without an anchor.
A man would not lick what he spit.
A man yearns for his paradise but it could become his hell.
A man's character reaches town before his person.
A man's conversation is the mirror of his thoughts.
A man's discontent is his worst evil.
A man's eyes are for seeing, a woman's for being seen.
A man's face is a lion's.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart, his next to escape the censures of the world.
A man's first wife never complains of neglect from the penis, the first morsel never complains of insufficient sauce.
A man's grave is by the roadside.
A man's heart changes as often as does the autumn sky.
A man's home is his castle.

A man's own opinion is never wrong.
A man's ruin lies in his tongue.

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

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