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Proverbs Starting with letter A - part 12
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All skill is in vain when an angel pees in the touchhole of your musket.
All state, and nothing on the plate.
All sunshine makes the desert.

All tastes are tastes.
All temptations are found either in hope or fear.
All temptations are found in either hope or fear.
All that comes to the net is a fish.
All that glisters is not gold.
All that glitters is not gold.
All that glitters is not gold, nor all that sparkles silver.
All that is allowed to Jupiter is not necessarily allowed to an ox.
All that is round is not a cake.
All that meal comes not from your own sack.
All that's fair must fade.
All that's mine I carry with me.
All that's said in the kitchen should not be told in the hall.
All that's well lasts short.
All the brains are not in one head.
All the fingers are not alike.
All the flowers of tomorrow are in the seeds of yesterday.
All the fruit is not found in just one field.
All the hours wound, the last one kills.
All the past died yesterday; the future is born today.
All the roads lead to Rome.
All the sheep are not for the wolf.
All the smiths . . . can't mend a broken egg.
All the treasures of earth cannot bring back one lost moment.
All the treasures of the earth can't bring back one lost moment.
All the water in the sea doesn't even reach the knees of the man who fears not death.
All the wool is hair, more or less.
All the world is your country, to do good is your religion.
All the world loves a lover.
All the world will beat the man whom fortune buffets.
All things are becoming to good people.
All things are cause for either laughter or weeping.
All things are easy that are done willingly.
All things are not good for all.
All things are possible with God.
All things at first appear difficult.
All things come not to pass which the mind has conceived.

All things come to those who wait.
All things good to know are difficult to learn.
All things grow with time -- except grief.
All things seem difficult at first.
All things to their owner.
All threateners don't fight.
All times are good when old.
All too good is every man's fool.
All too good is neighbor's fool.
All truths are not good to be uttered.
All waiting is long.
All water flows into the ocean or into the purse of the rich.
All water runs to the sea.
All who snore are not asleep.
All wish to live long, but none to be called old.
All women are alike when the lamp is out.
All women are good Lutherans -- they would rather preach than hear mass.
All women are heirs to Mother Eve.
All women may be won.
All wooers are rich, and all captives poor.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
All you need to die is to be alive.
All your geese are swans.
All's fair in love and war.
All's fish that comes to the net.
All's for the best in the best of all possible worlds.
All's grist that comes to the mill.
All's lost that's put in a riven dish.
All's not lost that's in danger.
All's well that ends well.
Allah does not destroy the men whom one hates.
Allah does not love the aggressors.
Allah gave hunger to one and hunger to another.
Allah has said, 'Start moving so that I may start blessing.'.
Allah preserve us from 'If only I'd known!'.
Almond nuts come to those who have no teeth.
Almost is not eaten.
Almost is one metre off the shore.
Almost kills no man.
Almost never killed a fly.
Almost' and 'nearly' do not throw a man from his horse.
Alms given openly will be rewarded in secret.
Alms never make poor.
Along in counsel, alone in sorrow.
Already passed the caravan of friends, just leave me alone.
Also jocularly formed from above: Two wrongs don't make a right - but three rights make a left.
Also jocularly from above: The way to a man's heart is through the ribcage.
Alt. Learn the basics before you start using more complex tools or methods.
Alt. Save every penny you can and it will build up into a significant amount of money.

Alt. dwelling on the problem/blame makes it worse and delays the ability to get on and fix things.
Alternate meaning: Those who cast threats will seldom follow through with them.
Alternate version: In for a 'dime', in for a 'dollar.
Alternative A person who does not stay in one place very long will not develop roots or meaningful connections with others.
Alternative meaning: One who is unique is often praised or receives more pleasure.
Alternative: Actions speak louder than words.
Alternative: I wasn't born yesterday.
Alternative: Live simply to let others simply live.
Alternative: Simple minds, simple pleasures.
Alternative: What's done is done (so think before doing).
Alternatively 'Stupidity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different results.
Alternatively, If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Alternatively, Leave well enough alone.
Alternatively: You get what you pay for.
Alternatively: ? chacun son go?t - 'To each his own'.
Although the monkey might dress in silk, monkey it still is.
Although the snake does not fly it has caught the bird whose home is in the sky.
Although there exist many thousands of subjects for elegant conversation, there are persons who cannot meet a cripple without talking about feet.
Although there's nothing to eat, life is fun.
Always Ready', motto of the United States Coast Guard.
Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.
Always be patient with the rich and powerful.
Always be well dressed, even when begging.
Always care about your flowers and your friends. Otherwise they'll fade, and soon your house will be empty.
Always count the cost.
Always drink upstream from the herd.
Always exist branch grabbers, when exist fir-tree haulers.
Always faithful', motto of the United States Marine Corps &.
Always happy' (Has been motto of Napoleon, in times of despair and loss).
Always in love, never married.
Always keep calm in an emergency.
Always leave a little room for a mistake.
Always say no, and you will never be married.
Always something new, seldom something good.
Always take an emergency leisurely.
Always taking out and never putting in, soon reaches the bottom.
Always talk big and you will never be forgotten.
Always tell the truth in the form of a joke.
Always to be sparing is always to be in want.
Ambition and fleas both jump high.
Ambition and fleas jump high.
Ambition and revenge are always hungry.
Ambition begets troubles.
Ambition destroys its possessor.
Amendment is repentance.
Among blind people the squinting one rules.
Among men of honour a word is a bond.
Among ten matchmakers only nine will lie.
Among the blind a one-eyed man is a king.

Among the blind the one eyed is king.
Among the blind, a person with one working eye is the king.
Among the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
Among the blind, the squint rules.
Among the dead and the wounded someone will get out unscathed.
Among thorns grow roses.
Among those who stand, do not sit; among those who sit, do not stand. Among those who laugh, do not weep; among those who weep, do not laugh.
Among walnuts only the empty one speaks.
Amongst the genus of Jasminum, a single jasmine does not stand out.
An American will go to hell for a bag of coffee.
An Angel on the road, a Devil at the fireplace.
An Englishman will burn his bed to catch a flea.
An Englishman's home is his castle.
An Englishman's word is his bond.
An Irishman is never at his best except when fighting.
An absent person has his excuse.
An absent saint gets no candles.
An abundance of money ruins youth.
An abyss calls another.
An accident makes one wiser.
An accident rarely comes alone.
An accident won't arrive with a bell on its neck.
An accidental meeting is more pleasant than a planned one.
An accomplishment sticks to a person.
An accuser may not act as a defender.
An aching for wine--a wine-ache.
An adder with its poisonous fangs taken out is nothing more than a piece of rope.
An advantage of poverty, your relatives gain nothing by your death.
An agreement is a kind of debt.
An ailing woman lives forever.
An alternative used in the black British community is: 'Ask it, Ask it don't get... Get it, get it don't want.
An ambassador beareth no blame.
An ambassador bears no blame.
An ancient custom, not of to-day or yesterday.
An angry man heeds no counsel.
An animal's end is slaughter.
An answer that does not resolve a quarrel makes a thousand new ones.
An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.
An ant's nest could bring down a hill.
An ape is an ape, though decked with gold.
An ape is ne'er so like an ape/ As when he wears a doctor's cape.
An ape's an ape, though he wear a gold ring.
An ape, a priest, and a louse, are three devils in one house.
An apothecary ought not to be long a cuckold.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
An apple does not fall far from the tree.
An apple never falls far from the tree.
An apple-pie without some cheese is like a kiss without a squeeze.
An arch never sleeps.

An argument rips, but peace builds.
An army is driven back by courage and not by insults, however many.
An army marches on its stomach.
An army of deer would be more formidable commanded by a lion, than a an army of lions commanded by a stag.
An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a sheep.
An arrow can be pulled out of a wound, but a hurtful word stays forever in your heart.
An art requires a whole man.
An artel's pot boils denser.
An mule does not appreciate fruit compote.
An mule does not stumble twice over the same stone.
An mule is but an ass, though laden with gold.
An mule let him be who brays at an ass.
An mule with her colt goes not straight to the mill.
An ass's tail will not make a sieve.
An ass's trot does not last long.
An atheist is one point beyond the devil.
An autumn day feeds a whole winter.
An axe without a shaft is no threat to the forest.
An eagle does not catch flies.
An eagle will not catch flies.
An early bird catches worms.
An early version is found in , 'The Task' (1785), Book II, 'The Timepiece', lines 606?7:.
An easy shepherd makes the wolf void wool.
An eel escapes from a good fisherman.
An eel, held by the tail, is not yet caught.
An egg does not fight a rock.
An egg is an egg, said the boor, and took the goose's egg.
An egg is dear on Easter day.
An egg today is better than a chicken tomorrow.
An egg-thief will become a horse-thief.
An elephant does not catch mice.
An elephant does not die from one broken rib.
An elephant does not get tired carrying his trunk.
An elephant is still an elephant when flayed; a flea is still a flea if you poke at it.
An elephant never tires of carrying his own trunk.
An elephant will reach to the roof of the house.
An elephant's head is no load for a child.
An elephant's tusks are never too heavy for it.
An eloquent rooster crows as soon as it comes out of the egg.
An ember burns where it falls.
An emmet may work its heart out, but can never make honey.
An empty barrel makes the most noise.
An empty barrel rattles louder.
An empty barrel sings in the wind.
An empty belly hears nobody.
An empty cellar makes an angry butler.
An empty knapsack is heavier to carry than a full one.
An empty mill will turn without the wind.
An empty purse and a new house make a man wise, but too late.
An empty purse frights away friends.
An empty sack can't stand up; a full sack cannot bend.
An empty sack cannot stand up.
An empty sack will not stand upright.
An empty stomach will not listen to anything.
An empty vessel makes the most noise.
An empty vessel makes the most sound.
An enemy does not sleep.
An enemy may chance to give good counsel.
An enemy will agree, but a friend will argue.
An ennobled peasant does not know his own father.
An enterprizing foole needs little wit.

An envious man waxes lean with the fatness of his neighbour.
An estate inherited is the less valued.

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

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