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Proverbs Starting with letter H - part 3
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He may lie boldly who comes from afar.
He may lie safely who comes from afar.
He may say that he loves you, wait and see what he does for you.

He may swim boldly who is held up by the chin.
He means well, but has a bad way of showing it.
He measures others by his own standard.
He measures others with his own yard.
He must be ill-favoured who scares the devil.
He must be pure who would blame another.
He must cry aloud who would scare the devil.
He must gape wide who would gape against an oven.
He must have clean fingers who wants to blow another's nose.
He must have clean fingers who would blow another's nose.
He must have crept out of hell while the devil was asleep.
He must have iron fingers who would flay the devil.
He must have keen eyes that would know a maid at sight.
He must have much meal who would stop all mouths.
He must have plenty of butter, who would stop everybody's mouth.
He must indeed be a good master who never does wrong.
He must indeed be a good master who never errs.
He must keep a sharp look-out who would speak the truth.
He must rise betimes who would please everybody.
He must shoot well who always hits the mark.
He must stand high that would see the end of his own destiny.
He must stoop that has a low door.
He need not search his pockets for words.
He needs a long candle who awaits the death of another.
He needs say nothing about the score who pays nothing.
He neither eats, nor lets others eat.
He never did a good day's work who went grumblingly about it.
He never was a friend who ceased to be so for a slight cause.
He never was a friend who has ceased to be one.
He on whose head we would break a coconut never stands still.
He opens the door with an ax.
He ought to be feared who sends you with a message, not the one to whom you are sent.
He painted a tiger, but it turned out a dog.
He pays dear for honey who licks it off thorns.
He pays for the glasses who breaks them.
He plays best, who wins.
He plays well that wins.

He ploughs the land of others, and leaves his own untilled.
He preaches well who lives well.
He prepares evil for himself who plots mischief for others.
He promised me earrings, but then only pierced my ears.
He pulls at a long rope who desires another's death.
He pushes it away with the hand, and pulls it back with the foot.
He puts his sickle into another man's harvest.
He puts up with small annoyances to gain great results.
He ran away from the rain and was caught in a hailstorm.
He rises early that is hanged before noon.
He runs as fast as if he had eggs in his shoes.
He runs far who never turns.
He runs heavily who is forced to run.
He said devil, but meant you.
He said, 'My uncle is the horse.'.
He saith little that loveth much.
He says what is wholly irrelevant.
He scolds most that can hurt the least.
He seeks renown by public applause.
He sells the bird on the branch.
He sets the wolf to guard the sheep.
He shaves close to the skin.
He should have a long spoon who sups with the devil.
He sings his own praises.
He sins as much who holds the bag as he who puts into it.
He sits well who can rise without help.
He sleeps securely who has nothing to lose.
He slumbers enough who does nothing.
He spends the happiest life who knows nothing.
He stares like the bought swine.
He started with nothing and still he has just his begging bag.
He sticks his nose in everything.
He struck at Tib, but down fell Tim.
He studies the Bible of fifty-two leaves (a pack of cards).
He suffered from paralysis by analysis.
He suffocates me with kindness.
He sups ill who eats up all at dinner.
He swims on his own bullrush.
He takes out a nail and puts in a pin.
He talks like a sausage without the fat.
He talks to a dead man.
He talks to the wind.
He tells a tale of a tub.
He tells me my way, and knows not his own.
He tells the dog to catch and the rabbit to run.
He that abideth low cannot fall hard.
He that always thinks it is too soon is sure to come too late.
He that asketh faintly beggeth a denial.
He that asks knows one shame; he that doesn't knows two.

He that bears the cross, blesses himself first.
He that boasteth of himself affronteth his company.
He that buildeth upon the highway hath many advisers.
He that bulls the cow must keep the calf.
He that buyeth magistracy will seek justice.
He that can be patient finds his foe at his feet.
He that can reply to an angry man is too hard for him.
He that can't endure the bad, will not live to see the good.
He that cannot ask cannot live.
He that cannot obey cannot command.
He that cannot pay, let him pray.
He that chases another does not sit still himself.
He that climbs high, falls heavily.
He that comes unbidden goes unthanked.
He that complies against his will is of his own opinion still.
He that conceals his grief finds no remedy for it.
He that converses not knows nothing.
He that corrects not youth, controls not age.
He that counts his friend's mistakes will be abandoned by him.
He that courts injury will obtain it.
He that cuts above himself, will get splinters in his eye.
He that dallies with his enemy gives him leave to kill him.
He that dares not venture must not complain of ill luck.
He that deals in dirt has ay foul fingers.
He that desires but little has no need of much.
He that despises the little is not worthy of the great.
He that despises the small is not worthy of the great.
He that digs up a grave for his enemy, may be digging it for himself.
He that does amiss may do well.
He that does ill never wants for excuses.
He that does not ask will never get a bargain.
He that does not bring up his son to some honest calling and employment, brings him up to be a thief.
He that does not lie, does not come of good blood.
He that does not save pennies, will never have pounds.
He that does you a very ill turn will never forgive you.
He that doesn't know his bed is too hard sleeps well.
He that doth most at once doth least.
He that drinks beer, thinks beer.
He that eats his fowl alone may saddle his horse alone.
He that eats the king's geese shall be choked with the feathers.
He that eats till he is sick must fast till he is well.
He that falls by himself never cries.
He that falls to-day may be up again to-morrow.
He that fears danger in time seldom feels it.
He that fears you present will hate you absent.
He that feeds himself from waiting could die of hunger.
He that feeds upon charity has a cold dinner and no supper.
He that fights and runs away, may live to fight another day.
He that finds fault wants to buy.

He that flatters you more than you desire either has deceived you or wishes to deceive.
He that flies may fight another day.
He that follows freits, freits will follow him.
He that gives bad counsel suffers most by it.
He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing.
He that goes a-borrowing, goes a-sorrowing.
He that goes barefoot must not plant thorns.
He that has a choice has trouble.
He that has a good harvest must be content with a few thistles.
He that has a head of glass must not throw stones at another.
He that has an hour's start will not be hanged.
He that has an ill name is half hanged.
He that has been hurt, fears.
He that has but one pig easily fattens it.
He that has good legs, has often bad boots.
He that has long legs will go far.
He that has lost his credit is dead to the world.
He that has no children brings them up well.
He that has no head, need no hat.
He that has no ill luck grows weary of good luck.
He that has no money has no friends.
He that has no money might as well be buried in a rice tub with his mouth sewn up.
He that has no wife, beats her oft.
He that has not bread to spare should not keep a dog.
He that has swallowed the devil may swallow his horns.
He that has the devil on his neck must find him work.
He that has the luck leads the bride to church.
He that hath a head of butter must not come near the oven.
He that hath a wife is sure of strife.
He that hath an ill name is half hanged.
He that hath been bitten by a serpent is afraid of a rope.
He that hath many irons in the fire, some of them will cool.
He that hath no children doth bring them up well.
He that hath no honey in his pot, let him have it in his mouth.
He that hears much, hears many lies.
He that hides can find.
He that hides is no better than he that steals.
He that holds is no better than he that scourges.
He that hunts others, must run himself.
He that hunts two hares will catch neither.
He that inquires much, learns much.
He that is afraid of the devil does not grow rich.
He that is always right is always wrong.
He that is ashamed to eat is ashamed to live.
He that is at sea has not the wind in his hands.
He that is baldheaded has no need of combs.
He that is bitten by a dog must apply some of its hair.
He that is born to be hanged shall never be drowned.
He that is born to be hanged will never be drowned.

He that is doing nothing is seldom in need of helpers.
He that is drowning shouts though he be not heard.
He that is drunk is gone from home.
He that is embarked with the devil must sail with him.
He that is good for something is the ass of the public.
He that is his own lawyer has a fool for a client.
He that is in fault is in suspicion.
He that is kinder than he was wont hath a design upon thee.
He that is not eager to be pawed in cash is not a businessman.
He that is not sensible of his loss has lost nothing.
He that is of a merry heart has a continual feast. Proverbs 15:15.
He that is once at sea, must either sail or sink.
He that is thrown would still wrestle.
He that is too much in haste, may stumble on a good road.
He that is too secure is not safe.
He that is uneasy at every little pain is never without some ache.
He that is unkind to his own will not be kind to others.
He that is won with a nut, may be lost with an apple.
He that jokes confesses.
He that jokes, confesses.
He that keeps out of harm's way will gather goodly riches.
He that knows little, often repeats it.
He that knows nothing, doubts nothing.
He that laughs at his ain joke spoils the sport o't.
He that laughs on Friday may cry on Sunday.
He that lies down with the dogs, will get up with fleas.
He that lies on the ground cannot fall.
He that lives in hope dances to an ill tune.
He that lives long suffers much.
He that lives on hope has but a slender diet.
He that lives upon hope will die fasting.
He that lives with cripples learns to limp.
He that lives with wolves, must howl with wolves.
He that loves his child chastises him.
He that loves law will soon get his fill of it.
He that makes himself a sheep shall be eaten by the wolf.
He that makes himself a sheep will be eaten by the wolf.
He that makes himself dirt is trod on by the swine.
He that makes one basket can make a hundred.
He that marries a widow will have a dead man's head often thrown in his dish.
He that marries for love has good nights, but sorry days.
He that may not as he wad, maun do as he may.
He that neglects time, time will neglect.
He that never fails never grows rich.
He that never rode never fell.
He that paints a flower does not give it perfume.
He that parts with his property before his death prepares himself for much suffering.
He that peeks through a keyhole may see what will vex him.
He that peeps into every bush will hardly get into the wood.
He that performs his own errand saves the messenger's hire.
He that performs his own errand, saves his messanger's hire.
He that picks up all sorts of wood, soon gets an armful.
He that plants thorns must never expect to gather roses.
He that plays at racket must watch the ball.
He that pryeth into the clouds, may be struck with a thunderbolt.
He that reckons without his host must reckon again.
He that repairs not a part, builds all.
He that repeats a matter separates very friends. Proverbs 17:9.
He that rewards flattery, begs it.
He that runs fast will not run long.
He that saves something today will have something tomorrow.

He that says A, must also say B.
He that says what he should not, will hear what he would not.

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

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