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Proverbs Starting with letter E - part 2
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Even a clock that is not going is right twice a day.
Even a cooked hen would laugh.
Even a dog can distinguish between being stumbled over and being kicked.

Even a dog can make it to the top when there's a flood.
Even a dog will not eat a leg without flesh.
Even a fish wouldn't get into trouble if it kept its mouth shut.
Even a fly can show temper.
Even a fly has its anger.
Even a fly has its spleen.
Even a fool can govern if nothing happens.
Even a fool knows the glow of gold.
Even a fool sometimes speaks to the purpose.
Even a fool, when he holds his peace, is counted wise. Proverbs 17.28.
Even a frog would bite if it had teeth.
Even a god can barely love and still have all his wits about him.
Even a hair casts its shadow.
Even a hair hath its shadow.
Even a hair off the bear is serendipitous.
Even a hare will bite when it is cornered.
Even a hare will insult a dead lion.
Even a horse will kick out of love.
Even a horse, though he has four feet, stumbles.
Even a leopard has a wife.
Even a mangy camel will carry more that a herd of asses.
Even a monk can't shave his own head.
Even a sheep with the skin of a tiger is afraid of the wolf.
Even a sheet of paper has two sides.
Even a sheet of paper is lighter when two people lift it.
Even a small star shines in the dark.
Even a small star shines in the darkness.
Even a small thorn causes festering.
Even a soft speech has its own poison.
Even a straw becomes heavy, if you carry it far enough.
Even a stupid one seems wise if he keeps his mouth shut.
Even a sugar mother-in-law tastes bitter.
Even a thief takes ten years to learn his trade.
Even a tin knocker will shine on a dirty floor.
Even a tower a hundred yards tall has still its foundations on the ground.
Even a weak lion is not bitten by a dog.
Even a worm will turn.

Even abstinence has its limit.
Even among the apostles there was a Judas.
Even an accomplished physician cannot cure himself.
Even an ass will not fall twice in the same quicksand.
Even an eagle will not fly higher than the sun.
Even an elephant can slip.
Even an old dog likes to be patted on the head and told, 'Good boy!' -Justice Holmes.
Even an old lady makes mistakes.
Even angels have teeth.
Even children of the same mother look different.
Even clever hens sometimes lay their eggs among nettles.
Even counted sheep are eaten by the wolf.
Even criminals have their uses; they keep sleepyheads awake.
Even crumbs are bread.
Even doubtful accusations leave a stain behind them.
Even flies have ears.
Even food can attack.
Even foul water will quench fire.
Even foxes are caught.
Even from a foe a man may learn wisdom.
Even good dogs have fleas.
Even hares insult a dead lion.
Even hares pull a lion by the beard when he is dead.
Even he gets on who is drawn by oxen.
Even honey can taste bitter if it's used as medicine.
Even if Christ's death could have been prevented, Judas would still be a traitor.
Even if a chef cooks just a fly, he would keep the breast for himself.
Even if a monkey wears a gold ring, it is and remains an ugly creature.
Even if the elephant is thin he is still the lord of the jungle.
Even if the powers are missing, the will deserves praise.
Even if the whole world conspired against you -- that would not inflict a quarter of the harm you inflict yourself.
Even if you had ten tongues, you should hold them all.
Even if you know a thousand things, still ask someone who knows.
Even if you wear gold lame or damask, you'll still be the same acanthus-monger.
Even ill-natured cows give milk.
Even in Mecca people make money.
Even in hell it is good to have friends.
Even in hell you meet relations.
Even in paradise it is no fun to be alone.
Even in the ashes there will be a few sparks.
Even in the freshest of milk, you will still find hairs.
Even in the tiniest little chapel there are some prayers said once a year.
Even light takes a decade to travel ten light-years.
Even old foxes are caught in the snare.
Even one person in the field is a warrior, if he is a Soviet warrior (from Russian 'One person in the field is not a warrior').
Even over cold pudding, the coward says ~'It will burn my mouth.".
Even over cold pudding, the coward says: 'It will burn my mouth.'.
Even rabbits insult an dead lion.
Even silence is an answer.

Even silence speaks.
Even small fish are fish.
Even sugar itself may spoil a good dish.
Even that fish may be caught that strives the hardest against it.
Even the ant hath its anger.
Even the beggar envies the beggar.
Even the best cooking pot will not produce food.
Even the best hack stumbles once.
Even the best mule still saves a kick for his master.
Even the best perfumes of the world lose their fragrance when you are not around me.
Even the best song becomes tiresome if heard too often.
Even the best words bring no food.
Even the best writer has to erase.
Even the blind chicken finds grains.
Even the bottom of a basket finds something to hold.
Even the candle seller dies in the dark.
Even the devil himself does not know where women sharpen their knives.
Even the devil is beautiful when he is young.
Even the devil knows what is right, but he will not do it.
Even the devil needs a friend.
Even the devil slaves for the fortunate.
Even the devil's grandmother was a nice girl when she was young.
Even the dog gets bread by wagging his tail.
Even the fall of a dancer is a somersault.
Even the fear of death is dispelled by music.
Even the fool says a wise word sometimes.
Even the fountains thirst. Avarice is never satisfied.].
Even the goats will jump on a slanted tree.
Even the gods are conciliated by offerings.
Even the grave of the Lord has a paid guard.
Even the hardest of winters fears the spring.
Even the hen looks toward heaven when she drinks.
Even the highest towers begin at the ground.
Even the just has need of help.
Even the largest army is nothing without a good general.
Even the lion has to defend himself against flies.
Even the lion must defend himself against the flies.
Even the maid has a family.
Even the mightiest eagle comes down to the treetops to rest.
Even the most beautiful morning cannot bring back the evening.
Even the most beautiful sheets have small flaws.
Even the night has ears.
Even the old goat will lick the salt.
Even the one-eyed man winks to women.
Even the rooster of a rich man lays eggs.
Even the rustling of leaves will alarm the hare.
Even the saints' patience has its limits.
Even the sea. great as it is, grows calm.
Even the sharpest ear cannot hear an ant singing.

Even the smallest drop is appreciated by the drunkard.
Even the smallest little bush casts some shadow.
Even the smallest spark shines brightly in darkness.
Even the smallest will take off of the ground.
Even the stone you trip on is part of your destiny.
Even the strongest person will find his master.
Even the sun has got spots.
Even the sword dousn't cut the head of the one who confesses.
Even the thief has his office.
Even the thinnest piece of meat will happily marry a piece of bread.
Even the tiniest little chapel has its saint.
Even the white lily casts a shadow.
Even the wisest makes mistakes.
Even the worst trousers are a match for a skirt.
Even thiefs are just doing their job.
Even thinking about sexual pleasure has its roots in greed.
Even though chickens don't wash, their eggs are still white.
Even though he misses his duck, he will not miss his lake.
Even though his stomach is satiated, his eye will not be satiated.
Even though it is black, the raven loves its young.
Even though the old man is strong and hearty, he will not live forever.
Even though there is barely room enough for the mouse, it is trying to enter the hole with a besom tied to its ass.
Even though you know a thousand things, ask the man who knows one.
Even too much praise is a burden.
Even ugly faces are worth looking at -- and that is a great comfort for most people.
Even vinegar is sweet when for freebie.
Even walls may have ears.
Even when a girl is as shy as a mouse, you still have to beware of the tiger within.
Even when months and days are long, life is short.
Even woods have ears.
Even you Brutus, my son?' attributed to on the 15th of March after being fatally wounded.
Evening promises are like butter: morning comes, and it's all melted.
Evening red and morning grey will set the traveller on his way.
Events are the teacher of stupid persons.' Stupid people learn by experience, bright people calculate what to do.
Events follow one another like the days of the week.
Ever drunk, ever dry.
Ever one hair, only one, and the man is bald at last.
Ever receive a present with approbation.
Ever since dying came into fashion, life hasn't been safe.
Ever since the fall of the holy temple, it has come to be that prophecy was taken away from the prophets, and given to the infants and the fools.
Every Jack has his Jill.
Every Monday and Thursday.
Every Paul has his own truth.
Every advantage has his disadvantage.
Every advantage has its disadvantage.
Every age has its book.
Every age wants its playthings.
Every ambitious man is a captive and every covetous one a pauper.
Every animal knows more than you do.

Every ant has its ire.
Every art requires the open person.
Every art requires the whole person.
Every ass loves to hear himself bray.
Every bean hath its black.
Every beast roars in its own den.
Every beetle is a gazelle in the eyes of its mother.
Every beginning is weak.
Every bird dies by its own tongue.
Every bird has a hawk above it.
Every bird needs its own feathers.
Every bird relishes his own voice.
Every bird sings as it is beaked.
Every bird thinks its own nest beautiful.
Every book must be chewed to get out its juice.
Every cackling hen was an egg at first.
Every cask smells of the wine it contains.
Every cloud has a silver lining.
Every cock crows best on his own dunghill.
Every cock crows on his own dunghill.
Every cock is proud on his own dung hill.
Every cock is valiant on his own dunghill.
Every cock will crow upon his own dunghill.
Every convenience brings its own inconveniences along with it.
Every country has its custom.
Every country is a fatherland.
Every cricket must know its hearth.
Every day a thread makes a skein in the year.
Every day cannot be a feast of lanterns.
Every day has it night.
Every day has its evening.
Every day hath its night, every weal its woe.
Every day is a messenger of God.
Every day is not a holiday.
Every day of your life is a page of your history.
Every disadvantage has its advantage.
Every ditch is full of after-wit.
Every ditch is full of your after-wits.
Every doctor thinks his pills are the best.
Every dog has his day.
Every dog has its day.
Every dog is a great barker at the door of his own house.
Every dog is a lion at home.
Every dog is a tiger in his own street.
Every dog is allowed one bite.
Every dog is entitled to one bite.
Every dog is valiant in his own kennel.
Every dog knows his dinnertime.
Every donkey eats hay, the matter is knowing how to give it to him.
Every donkey has its own saddle.
Every door may be shut but death's door.
Every elephant has to carry its own trunk around.
Every elm has its man.
Every error has its excuse.
Every excuse is good, if it works.
Every eye has its look.
Every family has a skeleton in the cupboard.
Every family has its hanger-on.
Every fashion goes out of style.
Every fault is laid at the door of the hyena, but it does not steal a bale of cloth.
Every fault that a Sultan pleases can be a quality.

Every flail on the oats.
Every flock has its black sheep.

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


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