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Proverbs Starting with letter O - part 2
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One briar does not make a hedge.
One butcher fears not many sheep.
One camel does not make fun of another camel's hump.

One can care little for man, but we need a friend.
One can easily judge the character of a person by the way they treat people who can do nothing for them.
One can forgive a murder but not impoliteness.
One can get sick of cake, but never of bread.
One can never hide his/her true feelings indefinitely.
One can pay back the loan of gold, but one lies forever in debt to those who are kind.
One can speak and seven can sing.
One can stand still in a flowing stream, but not in a world of men.
One candle for St. Michael, and another for his devil.
One cannot be and have been.
One cannot be at the oven and the mill at the same time.
One cannot be in two places at once.
One cannot blow and swallow at the same time.
One cannot both eat one's cake and keep it.
One cannot both feast and become rich.
One cannot count on riches.
One cannot drink and whistle at the same time.
One cannot eat the meat of every bird.
One cannot keep peace longer than his neighbour will let him.
One cannot learn to swim in a field.
One cannot love and be wise.
One cannot make a fur coat from a 'Thank you.'.
One cannot make soup out of beauty.
One cannot manage too many affairs; like pumpkins in water, one pops up while you try to hold down the other.
One cannot part two fighting bulls.
One cannot please everybody and one's father.
One cannot ring the bells and walk in the procession.
One cannot scoop up the ocean with a sea shell.
One cannot shoe a running horse.
One cannot ski so softly that the tracks cannot be seen.
One cannot wash a blackamoor white.
One can't break an axe with a whip.
One can't build one's happines on others' grief.
One can't cheat sparrow, who had been shot at once, with chaff.
One can't enter Paradise in spite of the saints.
One can't give a grasshopper to a child if one has not caught it yet.
One can't hinder the wind from blowing.
One can't jump over one's head.
One can't make head or tail of it.
One can't ring the bells and walk in the procession.
One can't shoe a running horse.
One can't spoil porridge with butter.
One can't wash the black dog all the way to whiteness.
One catches more flies with a spoonful of honey than with twenty casks of vinegar.
One catches the hare, another eats it.
One chops the wood, and the other shouts 'Oh, my back!'.
One chops the wood, the other does the grunting.
One coin in the money-box makes more noise than when it is full.
One coward makes ten.
One crow does not make a winter.

One crow does not peck out another's eyes.
One cry of 'Thief!' and the whole marketplace is on the lookout.
One daughter helps to marry the other.
One day a student asked Taiga, 'What is the most difficult part of painting?' Taiga answered, 'The part of the paper where nothing is painted is the most difficult.'.
One day before you is better than ten years behind you.
One day in perfect health is a lot.
One day isn't many days.
One day of hunger is not starvation.
One day of rain far surpasses a whole year of drought.
One deceit brings on another.
One defends and the other conquers' (motto of .).
One devil does not make hell.
One devil does not scratch out another devil's eyes.
One devil drives out another.
One devil knows another.
One devil that you know is better than twenty that you don't.
One dirty pig pollutes others.
One does evil enough when one does nothing good.
One does it for love, another for honour, a third for money.
One does not always hit what one aims at.
One does not breed a good bitch in her first heat.
One does not get crucified, one crucifies oneself.
One does not give a gift without a motive.
One does not give without a motive.
One does not go to Tula with one's own samovar.
One does not like hot, the other does not like cold; make it tepid to make an agreement.
One does not live on joy or die of sorrow.
One does not look for good when he is well.
One does not wash one's dirty linen in public.
One doesn't change horses at river crossing.
One doesn't examine the teeth of a gift horse.' (Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.).
One doesn't shear the naked sheep.
One dog barks at something specific, and a hundred bark at the sound.
One dog barks at something, the rest bark at him.
One dog growls to see another go into the kitchen.
One door never shuts but another opens.
One drink is just right; two is too many; three are too few.
One ducat before the trial is worth three afterwards.
One eats figs whilst the other pays.
One eats, another watches; that's how revolutions are born.
One enemy can harm you more than a hundred friends can do you good.
One enemy is too many, and a hundred friends are too few.
One enemy is too many; 100 friends are far too few.

One enemy is too much, and a hundred friends are not enough.
One Englishman can beat three Frenchmen.
One eye is a better witness than two ears.
One eye of the master sees more than four eyes of his servants.
One eye on the frying-pan and the other on the cat.

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


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