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Proverbs Starting with letter H - part 1
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Habit becomes second nature.
Habit causes love.
Habit gives readiness.
Habit in sinning takes away the sense of sin.
Habit is a good servant, but a poor master.
Habit is a second nature.

Habit is a shirt that we wear till death.
Habit is second nature.
Habit is the body's skin.
Habit is the intelligence of the crowd.
Habit is the sixth sense that dominates the other five.
Habit is worse than rabies.
Habits are cobwebs at first, cables at last.
Habits are cobwebs at first; cables at last.
Habits are first cobwebs, then cables.
Habits are first gossamer then cables.
Habits don't expire until the soul expires.
Hackney mistress, Hackney maid.
Had the crow been a surgeon, it would have stitched its own rear.
Had the pheasant not screamed, it wouldn't have been shot.
Had you kept silent you would have passed for a wise man.
Hail Caesar! Those who are about to die salute you!' - Said by gladiators before they fought during the reign of Claudius I (10 BC- AD 54). Often cited with 'salutamus' ('we . . . salute') in place of 'salutant.', cited by Suetonius as 'Ave Imperator!.

Hair by hair and the head gets bald.
Hair does not grow faster by being pulled.
Half a brain is enough for him who says little.
Half a house is half a hell.
Half a loaf is better than no bread.
Half a loaf is better than none.
Half a nose is quickly blown.
Half a word to the wise is enough.
Half an egg is better than an empty eggcup.
Half an egg is better than an empty shell.
Half figs, half raisins.
Half the truth is often a whole lie.
Half the world is trying to con the other half.
Half-carried - a well-built load.
Half-truth -- whole lie.
Halfway is twelve miles when you have fourteen miles to go.
Handfuls make a load.
Handle the pudding while it's hot.
Hands that give also receive.
Hands wash each other, a thief covers another thief.
Handsome apples are sometimes sour.
Handsome is as handsome does.
Handsome is not what is handsome, but what pleases.
Handsome is the handsome does.
Handsome women generally fall to the lot of ugly men.
Handsomely asked, handsomely refused.
Hang a German, even if he is a good man.
Hang a thief when he's young, and he'll not steal when he's old.
Hang the young thief, and the old one will not steal.
Hang your knapsack where you can reach it.
Hannibal is at the gate.
Happiness and glass break easily.
Happiness can't be purchased with money.
Happiness does not come from happiness itself, but from the journey towards achieving it.
Happiness does not give, it only lends.
Happiness flies away from those who want it most.
Happiness has its roots -- sorrow has its womb.
Happiness invites envy.
Happiness is a warm puppy.' from an early 1960's Peanuts comic strip by the late Charles Schultz.
Happiness is like a sunbeam, which the least shadow intercepts, while adversity is often as the rain in the spring.
Happiness is like a sunbeam, which the least shadow intercepts, while adversity is often as the rain of spring.
Happiness is like crystal -- when it shines the most, it soon cracks.
Happiness is not a horse, you cannot harness it.
Happiness is not a horse; you cannot harness it.
Happiness is worth more than riches.
Happiness itself does not stay -- only moments of happiness do.
Happiness opens the arms and closes the eyes.
Happiness rarely keeps company with an empty stomach.
Happiness spring -- cleans the heart.

Happiness that lasts too long spoils the heart.
Happiness you pay for is to be found everywhere.
Happy are one-eyed men in the country of the blind.
Happy he who can take warning from the mishaps of others.
Happy hours are very short.
Happy is he who knows his follies in his youth.
Happy is she who is in love with an old dotard.
Happy is the bride that the sun shines on.
Happy is the country which has no history.
Happy is the man who has a handsome wife close to an abbey.
Happy is the man who is out of debt.
Happy is the man who knows he's happy.
Happy is the man whose father went to the devil.
Happy is the man without sickness. Rich is the man with no debts.
Happy is the one who forgets that which cannot be changed.
Happy is the woman whose husband does not speak to her.
Happy nations have no history.
Happy people never count hours as they pass.
Happy the child whose father goes to the devil.
Happy the house in which there is no shaven crown.
Happy the man who keeps out of strife.
Happy the marriage where the husband is the head and the wife the heart.
Happy's the wooing that is not long a-doing.
Hard against hard never was good.
Hard at learning — easy in battle.
Hard by a river he digs a well.
Hard cases make bad law.
Hard heads suffer much.
Hard is a new law imposed on old licence.
Hard is the path from poverty to renown.
Hard upon hard does not make a good wall.
Hard upon hard never made a good wall.
Hard with hard doesn't make a good wall.
Hard words break no bones.
Hard work never did anyone any harm.
Hares always jump where they are least expected.
Hares are not caught by the sound of the drum.
Hares are not caught with drums.
Harm watch, harm catch.
Harmony of citizens is the wall of cities.
Harsh world, this world.
Haste and hurry can only bear children with many regrets along the way.
Haste bequeaths disappointment.
Haste does not result in prosperity.
Haste has no blessing.
Haste is from the Devil.
Haste is good only for catching flies.
Haste is the enemy of perfection.
Haste is the invention of the devil.

Haste is the mother of imperfection.
Haste is the mother of inaccuracy.
Haste makes waste.
Haste makes waste and waste makes want.
Haste manages all things badly.
Haste trips up its own heels.
Hasten at leisure.
Hasten leisurely.
Hasten slowly.
Hastiness is the beginning of wrath, and its end repentance.
Hasty climbers have sudden falls.
Hasty questions require slow answers.
Hasty speed don't oft succeed.
Hasty speed is rarely good.
Hat in hand goes through the land.
Hate has no medicine.
Hate knows no age but death.
Hatred corrodes the vessel in which it is stored.
Hatred is a settled anger.
Hatred renewed is worse than at first.
Hatred watches while friendship sleeps.
Have a bill to pay at Easter, and your Lent will be short.
Have a care of a silent dog and a still water.
Have a fire for the crows.
Have a horse of your own and then you may borrow another's.
Have a mouth as sharp as a dagger, but a heart as soft as tofu.
Have an open face, but conceal your thoughts.
Have but few friends though much acquaintance.
Have confidence, but beware in whom.
Have faith -- God calls forth life even from eggs.
Have luck, and sleep.
Have not all your eggs in one nest.
Have patience and the mulberry leaf will become satin.
Have patience, fleas, the night is long!.
Have patience, the grass will be milk soon enough.
Have two strings to your bow.
Have you any Spanish? (Meaning, Have you got any money?).
Having a good discussion is like having riches.
Having a good wife and rich cabbage soup, seek not other things.
Having been bitten by a snake, he's afraid of a rope.
Having brains make a person look good.
Having is haying, come whence it may.
Having made thirty, we should make thirty-one' or better 'Having made thirty, let's make thirty-one.
Having need of makes the ugly beautiful.
Having something on your liver.
Having two ears and one tongue, we should listen twice as much as we speak.
Having two left hands.
Hawks will not pick out hawk's eyes.
Hay is more acceptable to an ass than gold.

Hay smells different to lovers and horses.
He / She who does not limp, hobbles.
He / She who is silent, consents.
He / She who keeps things, can find them.
He / She who loves you a lot can make you cry.
He God has not done this for any other nation' Psalm 147, verse 20 (Virgin of Guadalupe Mexico).
He acts wisely who says little.
He alone is wise who can accommodate himself to all contingencies of life; but the fool contends, and struggling, like a swimmer, against the stream.
He alone is wise who can accommodate himself to all the contingencies of life; but the fool contends, and is struggling, like a swimmer, against the stream.
He argues in vain who argues without means.
He asked for bread and he received a stone.
He asks advice in vain who will not follow it.
He ate one fig and he thought the autumn had come.
He avenged himself on fleas, and burned up his bed.
He avoided the fly and swallowed the spider.
He beat the bushes and another caught the birds.
He became an infidel hesitating between two mosques.
He begins to grow bad who believes himself good.
He behoves to have meal enou, that sal stop ilka man's mou'.
He braks my head, an' syne puts on my hoo.
He burns the candle at both ends.
He buys honey dear who has to lick it off thorns.
He buys very dear who begs.
He buys well who is not called a donkey.
He came time enough who was hung by candlelight.
He can carry the ox who has carried the calf.
He can cheat a fish of its skin.
He can do but little who cannot threaten another.
He can see a louse as far away as China but is not aware of an elephant on his nose.
He cannot be a friend to any one who is his own enemy.
He cannot find water in the sea.
He cannot lay eggs, but he can cackle.
He cannot lead a good life who serves without wages.
He carries fire and water.
He carries fire in one hand, water in the other.
He catches the best fish who angles with a golden hook.
He catches the wind with a net.
He comes with incense in one hand, in the other a spear.
He complains like an imprisoned Greek (He complains too much.).
He confesses his guilt who flies from his trial.
He conquers who conquers himself.
He counts his chickens before they are hatched.
He covers me with his wings, and bites me with his bill.
He cries out before he is hurt.
He cries wine, and sells vinegar.
He cuts the branch that he is sitting on.
He dances well to whom fortune pipes.
He devil is not so ugly as he is painted.
He devil tempts all, but the idle man tempts the devil.
He did hear the sound of the bell, but doesn't know where the clapper hangs.
He did not invent gunpowder.
He dies before he is old who is wise before his day.
He dies twice who perishes by his own hand.
He does a good day's work who rids himself of a fool.
He does not guard himself well who is not always on his guard.
He does not live in this world that can skin a grindstone.
He does not show a decent quality even over a good dinner.
He does not think milk-and-water of himself.
He does not think small beer of himself.
He doesn't boast who does the most.
He doesn't see any water; otherwise, he is a skilled swimmer.

He doubts nothing who knows nothing.
He drives a good waggonful into his farm who gets a good wife.

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