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Proverbs Starting with letter M - part 1
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Mackerel sky and mares' tails make lofty ships carry low sails.
Mad as a wet hen.
Mad desire, when it has the most, longs for more.
Mad dogs get their coats torn.
Mad drunkenness discloses every secret.
Mad love, I for you and you for another.
Maidens say no, and mean yes.
Maids say nay, and take.

Main Time seems to pass quicker when you aren't consciously waiting for something.
Make a Friend when you don't need One (from Urim).
Make a bridge of silver for the flying enemy.
Make a friend of the wolf, but keep your axe ready.
Make a friend when you don't need one.
Make a pact with the devil until you have crossed the bridge.
Make a silver bridge for a flying enemy.
Make bread while the oven is hot.
Make do with bread and butter until God can bring you jam.
Make friends with what is good in a man and not his goods.
Make good flour and you need no trumpet.
Make good use of your time, it flies fast.
Make happy those who are near, and those who are far will come.
Make haste slowly' (i.e. proceed quickly but with caution, a motto of ).
Make hay when the sun shines.
Make hay while the sun shines.
Make love, not war.
Make me a prophet and I will make you rich.
Make new friends, but don't forget the old ones.
Make no more haste than good speed.
Make not the sauce till you have caught the fish.
Make not your sail too big for your ballast.
Make peace with man and war with your sins.
Make peace with people; wage war with your sins.
Make somebody happy with a dead sparrow.
Make sure to be in with your equals if you're going to fall out with your superiors.
Make sure to send a lazy man for the Angel of Death.
Make sure to send a lazy man the angel of death.
Make sure you leave some fat for the other side.
Make sure your blanket covers your feet.
Make the best of a bad bargain.
Make the cap fit the head.
Make too much haste and pay the penalty.
Make use of the sun while it shines.
Make way for a madman and a bull.

Make your bargain before beginning to plow.
Make your chest wet.
Make your experiment on a worthless subject.
Make your son you heir and not your steward.
Make yourself a sheep and the wolf is ready.
Make yourself a sheep and the wolf will eat you.
Make yourself all honey and the flies will devour you.
Make yourself an ass, and every one will lay his sack on you.
Make yourself honey and the flies will eat you.
Making a long nose.
Making a road to freedom.
Making a rod for your own back.
Making money is like digging with a needle.
Making money selling manure is better than losing money selling musk.
Malice drinketh its own poison.
Mallet strikes chisel; chisel splits wood.
Malta would be a nice place, if every knight were a tree.
Man and woman, fire and chaff.
Man can't live in this world alone.
Man cannot live by bread alone.
Man cannot stir one inch without the push of heaven's finger.
Man concocts a million schemes; god knows but one.
Man counts what he has refused, not what he has given.
Man does what he can, God does what he will.
Man fools himself. He prays for a long life, and he fears an old age.
Man grows up, felt wears out.
Man has a thousand plans, heaven but one.
Man has responsibility, not power.
Man his own judge.
Man is a wolf to man.
Man is fire, woman is tow, and the devil comes and blows.
Man is fire, woman is tow; the devil comes with a bellows.
Man is greater than the tools he invents.
Man is harder than iron, stronger than stone and more fragile than a rose.
Man is harder than rock and more fragile than an egg.
Man is heaven and earth in miniature.
Man is himself the author of every sorrow he endures.

Man is his own mirror.
Man is learning all his life and yet he dies in ignorance.
Man is like a banana: when he leaves the bunch, he gets skinned.
Man is like a banana: when he leaves the bunch, he gets skinned.
Man is like a bubble of water on the ocean.
Man is like palm-wine: when young, sweet but without strength; in old age, strong but harsh.
Man is like pepper -- you only know him when you've ground him.
Man is preceded by forest and followed by desert.
Man is the family's head, woman is the neck.
Man is the flower of the earth.
Man is the head and woman is the crown upon it.
Man is the head of the family, woman the neck that turns the head.
Man is the instrument of illness.
Man is the measure of all things.
Man is the only animal who can be skinned twice.
Man is the only mammal that can be skinned more than once.
Man is to man a wolf, man is to man a demon.
Man is truly himself when he's alone.
Man learns from the cradle to the grave.
Man longs to see that which he is afraid to see.
Man loves but once.
Man loves his own mistakes.
Man makes plans, God finishes them.
Man must be sharpened on man, like knife on stone.
Man only ever scores nine out of ten.
Man plans, God laughs.
Man proposes, God disposes.
Man punishes the action, but God the intention.
Man sins... then blames it on the devil.
Man thinks out, but GOD determines.
Man thinks, God takes care of things.
Man was created in a hurry.
Man wasn't born to suffer but to carry on.
Man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very long time.
Man's affairs are evaluated only after his coffin is closed.
Man's extremity, God's opportunity.
Man's eyelids are transparent.
Man's life is a sojourn in a strange land.
Man's life is like a drop of dew on a leaf.
Man's life is like a drop of dew on a lea?.
Man's life is like a drop of dew on a lea?.
Man's mind is a watch that needs winding daily.
Man, woman, and love created fire.
Manage with bread and salted butter until God brings something to eat with it.
Manana is often the busiest day of the week.
Mankind fears an evil man but heaven does not.
Mankind is made out of forgetfulness.
Mankind scorns a virtuous man, but heaven does not.
Manners maketh man.

Manners maketh the man.
Manolios (name) changed - he put on his clothes differently.
Manual jokes are clown's jokes.
Manual play, clown's play.
Manure is the farmer's gold.
Many a friend has been lost by a jest, but none has ever been got by one.
Many a good cow has a bad calf.
Many a good face is under a ragged hat.
Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage.
Many a little make a mickle.
Many a man digs his grave with his teeth.
Many a man is a good friend but a bad neighbour.
Many a man labours for the day he will never live to see.
Many a mickle makes a muckle.
Many a mickle makes a muckle.' ('Many a small thing makes a big thing.').
Many a one is good because he can do no mischief.
Many a one suffers for what he can't help.
Many a one threatens and yet is afraid.
Many a one threatens, while he quakes for fear.
Many a one would like to lay his own shame on another man's back.
Many a pupil has gained more wealth than his master.
Many a sheep goes out woolly and comes home shorn.
Many a thing whispered into one ear is heard over the whole town.
Many a true word in spoken in jest.
Many a true word is spoken in jest.
Many an injury comes from a fool's speech.
Many annoyances surround an aged man.
Many are brave when the enemy flees.
Many are brave when the enemy flies.
Many are called but few are chosen.
Many are called but few are chosen. Mat.22:14.
Many are esteemed, only because they are not known.
Many are the eyes of the person whose spouse commits adultery.
Many are the roads that do not lead to the heart.
Many asses have only two legs.
Many bring their clothes to church rather than themselves.
Many cakes are beautiful on the surface, but don't have nice fillings.
Many can drive an ox; few can plough.
Many can drive oxen, few can plough.
Many can help one.
Many can pack the cards that cannot play.
Many children, and little bread, is a painful pleasure.
Many complain of their looks, but none of their brains.
Many cooks spoil the broth.
Many desire the tree who pretend to refuse the fruit.
Many dogs are the death of the hare.
Many dogs kill a hare, no matter how many turns it makes.
Many dogs, rabbit's death.
Many enter the wood without an axe.

Many fall by the sword, but more from gluttony.
Many families are built on laughter.
Many flowers, few fruits.
Many go out for wool, and come home shorn.
Many grains of sand will sink a ship.
Many hands make light work.
Many hands make quick work.
Many have good intentions, but something comes across them.
Many have too much, but none enough.
Many have too much, but none have enough.
Many heads, many minds.
Many heroes appear after the war.
Many hounds are the death of the hare.
Many hounds mean the death of the hare.
Many kiss hands they would fain see chopped off.
Many kiss the child for the nurse's sake.
Many kiss the hand they would gladly see cut off.
Many lick before they bite.
Many little makes a mickle.
Many little rivulets make a great river.
Many love to praise right and do wrong.
Many medicines, few cures.
Many meet the gods, but few salute them.
Many men are like clocks that show one hour and strike another.
Many men know how to flatter, few men know how to praise.
Many men, many minds.
Many midwives, child will be lazy.
Many open a door to shut a window.
Many people / bad assistance.
Many possible interpretations- Things change over time- If you are good at one aspect of a skill, you should be skilled at the other aspects, such as a painter who says he can't draw, yet both painting and drawing are aspects of art.- No matter of the outside, we are all the same inside.
Many promises impair confidence.
Many roads lead to Rome.
Many scruple to spit in church, and afterwards defile the altar.
Many see more with one eye that others with two.
Many seek good nights and lose good days.
Many seek good nights and waste good days.
Many shun the brook, and fall into the river.
Many shun the sword, and come to the gallows.
Many small brooks make the river strong.
Many small brooks will form a big river.
Many small make a great.
Many speak much who cannot speak well.
Many speeches can be heard troughout the world, but one always has to wait for deeds.
Many stars cannot be concealed by a small cloud.
Many stop their noses at ambergris.
Many take by the bushel, and give with the spoon.
Many talk like philosophers yet live like fools.
Many things are lost for want of asking.
Many things grow in the garden that were never sown there.

Many trades, begging the best.
Many who build castles in the air cannot build a hut on earth.
Many who have gold in the house are looking for copper outside.
Many will hate you if you love yourself.
Many will show the way after the carriage (variant: ox cart) has overturned.
Many will show you the way once your cart has overturned.
Many women, many words.
Many words do not fill a basket.
Many words don't fill the sack.
Many words go to a sackful.
Many words will not fill a bushel.
Many words, little credit.
Marathi proverb, meaning: dishonest persons have to be always on the alert to avoid getting caught.
March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.
March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb.
March makes one look through the door, and makes one burn hoes and shovels.
March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers.
Marriage and shroud are made in Heaven.
Marriage and shroud come from heaven.
Marriage equals hell and bankruptcy.
Marriage has teeth and it bites hard.
Marriage has teeth, and him bite very hot.
Marriage is a covered dish.
Marriage is a little bit like buying melons, you need a little luck.
Marriage is a lottery.
Marriage is a sack full of ninety-nine snakes and one eel.
Marriage is a snake to slip into your handbag.
Marriage is heaven and hell.
Marriage is like a besieged castle; those who are on the outside wish to get in; and those who are on the inside wish to get out.
Marriage is like a besieged fortress: those who are outside want to come in, and those already in want to be out.
Marriage is like a groundnut, you have to crack it to see what is inside.
Marriage is like a groundnut: you have to crack them to see what is inside.
Marriage is not a tight knot, but a slip knot.
Marriage is not just a porridge that you spit out if it's too hot.
Marriage is the only war in which you sleep with the enemy.
Marriage is the opposite to a fever attack; it begins very hot and ends very cold.
Marriage is the sunset of love.
Marriage teaches you to live alone.
Marriage, separation.
Marriages are all happy. It's having breakfast together that causes all the trouble.
Marriages are not as they are made, but as they turn out.
Marriages are written in heaven.
Marriages sealed with rings end with drawn knives.
Married couples tell each other a thousand things without speech.
Married couples who love each other tell each other a thousand things without talking.
Married folk are like rats in a trap -- fain to get others in, but fain to be out themselves.
Married to-day, married to-morrow.
Marry a mountain girl and you marry the whole mountain.
Marry a person in your own rank in life.
Marry a woman from the mountain and you'll marry the mountain.
Marry for money, my little sonny, a rich man's joke is always funny.
Marry in Lent, and you'll live to repent.
Marry in May, rue for aye.
Marry in haste and repent at leisure.
Marry in haste repent at leisure.
Marry in haste, and repent at leisure.
Marry me forthwith, mother, for my face is growing wrinkled.
Marry you son when you will, and your daughter when you can.
Marry your son when you please, your daughter when you can.
Marry, and grow tame.
Marry, marry, and what about the housekeeping.

Marry, marry, sounds well but tastes ill.
Marrying in the blood is never good.

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