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Proverbs Starting with letter H - part 4
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He that seeks to have many friends never has any.
He that seeks trouble always finds it.
He that seeks trouble never misses.

He that seeks, finds, and sometimes what he would rather not.
He that serves at the altar ought to live by the altar.
He that shippeth the devil must make the best of him.
He that shows his money shows his judgment.
He that shows his passion, tells his enemy where he may hit him.
He that sings himself is the best pleased.
He that sits among reeds, cuts pipes when he pleases.
He that sleeps sound feels not the toothache.
He that sows shall also reap.
He that spares something to-day will have something to-morrow.
He that speaks truth must have one foot in the stirrup.
He that speaks without care shall remember with sorrow.
He that speaks, sows; he that hears, reaps.
He that spends more than he is worth spins a rope for his own neck.
He that stands may fall.
He that stays in the valley will not get over the hill.
He that steals an egg will steal an ox.
He that stirs honey will have some of it stick to him.
He that stumbles and falls not, mends his pace.
He that takes too great a leap falls into the ditch.
He that telleth his wife news is but lately married.
He that that hath a head of wax must not approach the fire.
He that tickles himself, may laugh when he will.
He that ties well, unties well.
He that touches pitch defiles himself.
He that touches pitch shall be defiled.
He that troubles his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart. Proverbs 11:29.
He that ventures not fails not.
He that waits for a dead man's shoes may long go barefoot.
He that walks too hastily, often stumbles in plain way.
He that walks with wise men shall be wise, but a companion of fools shall be destroyed. Proverbs 13:20.
He that wants should not be bashful.
He that wants the kernel must crack the nut.
He that wants to eat the kernel must crack the nut.
He that wants to hang a dog, is sure to find a rope.
He that wants to hang a dog, says that it bites the sheep.
He that wants to keep his house clean must not let priest or pigeon into it.

He that will cheat at play, will cheat you any way.
He that will conquer must fight.
He that will have eggs, must bear with cackling.
He that will have fire must bear with smoke.
He that will have the kernel, must crack the shell.
He that will not be counselled cannot be helped.
He that will not be saved needs no preacher.
He that will not look forward must look behind.
He that will not when he can, cannot when he will.
He that will not when he may, when he will he shall have nay.
He that will steal an egg will steal an ox.
He that will take the bird must not scare it.
He that will thrive must first ask his wife.
He that will to Cupar maun to Cupar.
He that will, does more that he that can.
He that winna be ruled by the rudder maun be ruled by the rock.
He that won't listen, must feel.
He that would be a leader must be a bridge.
He that would be healthy must wear his winter clothes in summer.
He that would be healthy, must eat temperately, and sup early.
He that would be ill served should keep plenty of servants.
He that would be old long must begin betimes.
He that would beat his dog can easily find a stick.
He that would cheat a Jew, must be a Jew.
He that would eat the fruit must climb the tree.
He that would eat the kernel must crack the nut.
He that would hang his dog, gives out first, that he is mad.
He that would have a beautiful wife should choose her on a Sunday.
He that would have eggs must endure the cackling of hens.
He that would have the fruit, must climb the tree.
He that would have the kernel must crack the shell.
He that would heal a wound must not handle it.
He that would jest must take a jest, or else to let it alone were best.
He that would keep his eye sound must tie up his hand.
He that would live for aye, must eat sage in May.
He that would make a golden gate, must bring a nail to it daily.
He that would stop everybody's mouth needs plenty of flour.
He that would the daughter win Must with the mother first begin.
He that would the daughter win must with the mother first begin.
He that would the daughter win/ Must with the mother first begin.
He that's a wise man by day is no fool by night.
He that's born to be hanged will never be drowned.
He that's long a giving, knows not how to give.
He thinks nothing right, but what he does himself.
He thinks to catch shell-fish in the trees.
He threatens many who affronts one.
He threatens who is afraid.
He to whom God gives no sons, the devil gives nephews.
He travels fastest who travels alone.

He tried to pluck her eyebrow, but blinded her eye.
He understands badly who listens badly.
He unravels the enigmas of the Sphinx.
He waits long that waits for another main's death.
He waits long that waits for another man's death.
He wanted to cure a healthy pig and ended up with a sick one.
He wants for ever, who would more acquire.
He wants to fly before he has wings.
He wants to learn how to shave using my beard.
He was born on a Sunday, he likes work ready done.
He was born upon St. Galtpert's night, three days before luck.
He was born with a caul.
He was slain that had warning, not he that took it.
He wastes his tears who weeps before the judge.
He wears the mourning of his washerwoman.
He went as an ox and came back as a cow.
He who accepts favors, pawns his freedom.
He who accepts the gift loses his liberty.
He who acknowledges no judge condemns himself.
He who admits to his ignorance shows it once only; he who tries to hide it shows it frequently.
He who allows his day to pass by without practicing generosity and enjoying life's pleasures is like a blacksmith's bellows. He breathes, but does not live.
He who allows his day to pass by without practicing generosity and enjoying life's pleasures is like a blacksmith's bellows: he breathes but does not live.
He who always eats the roots of a plant is capable of any thing.
He who always tells me a lie never cheats me.
He who always thinks it is too soon, is sure to come too late.
He who always wants the last word, ends up talking to himself.
He who answers is inferior to the one who asks the question.
He who arrives too late finds the plate turned over.
He who asks a question may be a fool for five minutes; he who asks no questions stays a fool forever.
He who asks for alms blushes once; he who refuses, twice.
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
He who asks questions cannot avoid the answers.
He who asks questions, cannot avoid the answers.
He who asks the fewest favors is the best received.
He who asks the fewest favours is the best received.
He who asks, need not wander.
He who at thirty has no brains, will never purchase an estate.
He who attempts too much seldom succeeds.
He who avoids the temptation avoids the sin.
He who begins a conversation, does not foresee the end.
He who begins and does not finish loses his labour.
He who begins and does not finish loves their pains.
He who begins badly, ends badly.
He who begins ill finishes worse.
He who begins many things finishes but few.
He who begins many things finishes few.
He who begins much, finishes little.
He who begins too much accomplishes little.
He who believes in dreams feeds on wind.

He who bestirs himself sucks up, he who lies still dries up.
He who betrays you is not one from far away.
He who blackens others does not whiten himself.
He who blows dust fills his eyes with it.
He who blows his nose too hard makes it bleed.
He who blows in the fire will get sparks in his eyes.
He who blows into the wind gets smoke in his eyes.
He who blows on the fire will get sparks in his eyes.
He who boasts much can do little.
He who boasts of his accomplishments will heap ridicule.
He who borrows sells his freedom.
He who breaks his word shall through his word be broken.
He who brings bad tidings, comes soon enough.
He who brings, is welcome.
He who buckles his armor should not boast as the one who opens it.
He who builds a house, or marries, is left with a lank purse.
He who builds according to every man's advice will have a crooked house.
He who builds and he who marries are never safe.
He who builds by the road-side has many masters.
He who builds by the roadside has many surveyors.
He who builds on another's ground loses his stone and mortar.
He who builds to every man's advice will have a crooked house.
He who burns his mouth on the soup will blow on a cold fish dish.
He who burns his posteriors must sit on blisters.
He who buts a horse buys care.
He who buys a house gets many a plank and nail for nothing.
He who buys and sells does not feel what he spends.
He who buys betimes buys cheaply.
He who buys the broom can also buy the handle.
He who buys useless things, later sells things that he needs.
He who buys what he does not need will (eventually have to) sell what he needs.
He who buys what he don't want, will soon sell what he does want.
He who can do more can do less.
He who can do nothing, does nothing.
He who can does, he who cannot, teaches.
He who can give has many a good neighbour.
He who can lick can bite.
He who can persuade someone not to gamble has earned money for him.
He who can predict winning numbers should not set off fire crackers.
He who can read and write has four eyes.
He who can sit upon a stone and feed himself should not move.
He who can wait obtains what he wishes.
He who can't endure the bad will not live to see the good.
He who can't get bacon, must be content with cabbage.
He who can, gets two.
He who cannot agree with his enemies is controlled by them.
He who cannot bear misfortune is truly unfortunate.
He who cannot boast cannot succeed.
He who cannot conceal his sentiments, knows not how to live.

He who cannot dance will say: "The drum is bad.".
He who cannot do anything does nothing.
He who cannot do what he wishes, must needs do as he can.
He who cannot even manage a yacht asks for a ship of burthen!.
He who cannot help, may hinder.
He who cannot keep silence cannot speak.
He who cannot light a fire knows nothing about love.
He who cannot paint must grind the colours.
He who cannot pay with his purse, must pay with his hide.
He who cannot pray at home will celebrate mass somewhere else.
He who cannot sleep can still dream.
He who cannot speak well of his trade does not understand it.
He who cannot suffer discomfort, will not be called for important things.
He who carries nothing loses nothing.
He who carries one burden will soon carry a hundred.
He who carries the word 'no' with him will never be poor even when he is old.
He who carries too much tenderness will become a slave.
He who carves the Buddha never worships him.
He who catches one fish is a fisherman.
He who chastises one threatens a hundred.
He who chatters with you will chatter about you.
He who cheats the earth will be cheated by the earth.
He who chooses takes the worst.
He who climbs a ladder, must have his brains in his feet.
He who climbs to high is near a fall.
He who comes first grinds first.
He who comes first to the mill is first served.
He who comes first, he who grinds first.
He who comes for the inheritance is often made to pay for the funeral.
He who comes from afar may lie without fear of contradiction as he is sure to be listened to with the utmost attention.
He who comes from hell is not afraid of hot ashes.
He who comes sooner shall mill/grind sooner.
He who comes with a story to you brings two away from you.
He who comforts never has a headache.
He who conceals his disease cannot expect to be cured.
He who conceits himself wise, has an ass near at hand.
He who conquers his anger has conquered an enemy.
He who controls his tongue, saves his head.
He who could foresee affairs three days in advance would be rich for thousands of years.
He who covers up his mistakes intends to make some more.
He who cries today that he has no bread will cry again tomorrow because he isn't hungry.
He who dances well goes from wedding to wedding.
He who deals with a blockhead will need a lot of brains.
He who decries, wants to buy.
He who delays, gathers.
He who demands does not command.
He who demands well, should fullfill his demands well.
He who denies all confesses all.
He who denies everything confesses everything.
He who denies me beans rids me of farts.
He who despises small things seldom grows rich.
He who did evil expects evil.
He who did not help building the minaret, thinks that it just grew out from the ground.
He who dies for the truth finds holy ground everywhere for his grave.
He who digs a hole under someone else will fall into it himself.
He who digs a pit for others falls into it himself.
He who digs a pit trap for someone falls into it himself.
He who digs someone else's grave shall fall in it himself.
He who digs too deep for a fish, may come out with a snake.
He who dines with the dogs will eat feces.
He who dispraises a thing wants to buy it.

He who dispraises a thing, wants to buy it.
He who divides and shares, always takes the best part.

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


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