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Proverbs Starting with letter A - part 7
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A man's servant can live for a hundred years; the slave of a woman dies in six months.
A man's wealth may be superior to him.
A man's will is his heaven.

A man's word is his honour.
A man's worth depends on his two smallest organs: his heart and his tongue.
A man's youth will never die, unless he kills himself.
A man, a word; a word, a man.
A mans greatest shortcoming is that he neglects his own field and weeds that of others.
A mansion pulled down is half built up again.
A market is three women and a goose.
A marriage in later years sends a letter to the grave digger.
A marriage is a procession in which the cross goes first.
A married man has many sorrows -- an unmarried man has one more.
A married man is a caged bird.
A master has their master too.
A matter about which you know nothing is like a dark night.
A meagre compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.
A meal without flesh is like feeding on grass.
A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine.
A measly hog infects the whole sty.
A melancholic look is visible but not a melancholic heart.
A melon and a woman are hard to know.
A mended lid to a cracked pan.
A merchants happiness hangs upon chance, winds, and waves.
A merry companion on the road is as good as a nag.
A merry host makes merry guests.
A merry life forgets father and mother.
A mewing cat is never a good mouser.
A middle course is the safest.
A mild sheep is suck by every lamb.
A mile walk with a friend has only one hundred steps.
A mill and a wife are always in want of something.
A mill cannot grind with the water that is past.
A millstone gathers no moss.
A mind conscious of guilt is its own accuser.
A mind conscious of innocence laughs at the lies of rumor.
A mirror does not reflect a broken heart.
A mirror to your face, and a ??? behind your back.
A mischievous dog must be tied short.
A miser and a liar bargain quickly.

A miser is ever in want.
A miser's money takes the place of wisdom.
A miser's son is generally a spendthrift.
A miserly father makes a prodigal man.
A misfortune and a friar seldom go alone.
A misfortune never comes alone.
A miss by an inch is a miss by a mile.
A miss is as good as a mile.
A mistake is no fraud.
A mistake is no reckoning.
A misty morning does not signify a cloudy day.
A modest dog seldom grows fat.
A moment of patience can prevent a great disaster and a moment of impatience can ruin a whole life.
A moneyless man goes fast through the market.
A monkey is a gazelle in its mother's eyes.
A monkey is not to be caught in a trap.
A monkey makes fun of the red behinds of his fellow monkeys.
A monkey never thinks her baby's ugly.
A monkey remains a monkey, though dressed in silk.
A morsel eaten gains no friend.
A morsel eaten selfishly does not gain a friend.
A moth will eat the finest linen.
A mother can more easily feed seven children than seven children can feed one mother.
A mother is gold, a father is a mirror.
A mother understands what a child does not say.
A mother will understand what her dumb son says.
A mother's behind sins when it sits down.
A mother's heart is always with her children.
A mother's wrath does not survive the night.
A mother-in-law made of sugar, still tastes bitter.
A mother-in-law may be good, but she is better when mother earth covers her up.
A mountain doesn't reach out to mountain, (but) a man is reaching out to a man.
A mountain ended up as a mouse.
A mountain won't get to a mountain, but a human will get to a human.
A mouse in time may bite in two a cable.
A mouse may help a lion.
A mouse relies not solely on one hole.
A mouse will put the finishing stroke to a castle wall.
A mouse will scare a thief.
A mousetrap cannot kill an elephant.
A mouth that praises and a hand that kills.
A much-used plow shines; stagnant waters stink.
A muffled cat is no good mouser.
A muffled cat never caught a mouse.
A mule and a woman do what is expected of them.
A mule can go to Mecca, but it will not come back as a pilgrim.
A mule can swim seven different strokes but the moment he sees the water he forgets them all.
A mule driver is not aware of the stink of his animals.
A mule laden with gold is welcome at every castle.

A mule that thinks he is a stag discovers his mistake when he comes to leap over the ditch.
A mule who goes in search of a fine set of antlers, will come back with his ears cut off:.
A mute bird makes no omen.
A nail is driven out by another nail; habit is overcome by habit.
A naked man will often laugh at someone with torn clothes.
A name doesn't make a man worse, if the man doesn't make his name worse.
A narrow neck keeps the bottle from being emptied in one swig.
A nation without a language is a nation without a heart.
A nation's language is the most crucial element to its existence.
A nation's treasure is its scholars.
A nation's treasure: scholars.
A nation's treasure: scholars.
A naughty child must be roughly rocked.
A near neighbour is better than a distant cousin.
A necessary lie is harmless.
A needle cannot hold two threads or a mind two thoughts.
A needle in a pile of hay.
A neighbour's eye is full of jealousy.
A net will catch more than a pole.
A new broom is good for three days.
A new broom sweeps clean.
A new broom sweeps clean, but an old broom knows the corners.
A new broom sweeps in a new way.
A new net won't catch an old bird.
A new order for the ages.
A newborn baby has no fear of tigers.
A nibbling rabbit can also die of overfeeding.
A night with Venus and a life with mercury.
A nightingale doesn't feed on songs.
A noble prince or king never has a coin to bless himself.
A nobleman at his farmstead is equal to a voivod.
A nobleman's calf does not know how a butcher kills.
A nod for a wise man, and a rod for a fool.
A nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse.
A nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse.
A noisy cow gives little milk.
A north wind has no corn, and a poor man no friend.
A novice blows into the bell of a clarion.
A nut who forgets its shell.
A one-inch error at the start can be a thousand miles at the end.
A pack of cards is the devil's prayer book.
A pack of cards is the devil's prayer-book.
A packed trouble.
A paddle here, a paddle there -- the canoe stays still.
A pain in the foot is soon forgotten -- a pain in the head is not.
A pain that pricks the conscience is more effective than a lot of whiplashes.
A pair of light shoes is not all that is needed for dancing.
A palm full of water can't be grasped.
A palm tree growing in the shade will not bear ripe fruit.

A pan was mocking a pot because his mouth is big. (The pot calls the kettle black.).
A paragraph should be like a lady's skirt: long enough to cover the essentials but short enough to keep it interesting.
A parasite cannot live alone.
A partner in the business will not put an obstacle to it.
A party of one alone is not a party.
A party of two is that of God; of three of the king; of four is of the devil.
A patient that can swallow food makes the nurse doubtful.
A patient woman can roast an ox with a lantern.
A peacock has too little in its head and too much in its tail.
A peacock has too little in its head, too much in its tail.
A pear tree cannot bear an apple.
A pear will fall to its root.
A pear will never fall into a closed mouth.
A pearl is worthless as long as it is in its shell.
A pearl is worthless as long as it is still in its shell.
A peasant between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
A peck of March dust is worth a king's ransom.
A peg for every hole.
A pelt is rolled up while it is still moist.
A penny earned is a penny lost; a penny shared is a penny well-spent.
A penny in time is as good as a dollar.
A penny is a lot of money, if you have not got a penny.
A penny is a lot of money--if you haven't got a penny.
A penny is sometimes better spent than spared.
A penny is the root of a fortune.
A penny saved is a penny earned.
A penny saved is a penny gained.
A penny saved is a penny got.
A penny saved is better than a florin earned.
A penny saved is two-pence got.
A penny spared is a penny saved.
A penny spared is better than a florin gained.
A penny spent is a penny earned.
A pennyworth of mirth is worth a pound of sorrow.
A people without history is like wind on the buffalo grass.
A perfect whipping-top for changing sides.
A person always breaking off from work never finishes anything.
A person born to be a flower pot will not go beyond the porch.
A person changing his clothing always hides while changing.
A person consists of his faith. Whatever is his faith, even so is he.
A person does not seek luck; luck seeks the person.
A person eating must make crumbs.
A person has learned much who has learned how to die.
A person is a guest for one or two days, but becomes an intruder on the third.
A person is a person because of other persons.
A person is doing something but his/her eyes are on something else.
A person is unlucky who falls on his back and breaks his nose.
A person must stand very tall to see their own fate.
A person once bitten by a snake will be scared by an old rope.

A person who is active will not grow stale.
A person who is always nice is not always nice.
A person who misses a chance and the monkey who misses its branch -- both cannot be saved.
A person who talks a lot is sometimes right.
A person who talks about his inferiors hasn't any.
A person with a bad name is already half-hanged.
A person with a wound on his head keeps touching it.
A person without a smiling face must never open a shop.
A person without a spouse is like a vase without flowers.
A person's heart is in his feet.
A pessimist is a well-informed optimist.
A pessimist will not get disappointed.
A pestilence follows a famine.
A pet child has many names.
A phantasm can be a bridge that men cross toward reality.
A physician's neighbor is never a doctor.
A picture is a poem wanting words.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
A picture is worth ten thousand words.
A piece of bread in your pocket is better than a feather in your hat.
A piece of churchyard fits everybody.
A piece of incense may be as large as the knee, but unless burned emits no fragrance.
A piece of meat with eyes.
A piece of wood that has been burned easily catches fire.
A pig bought on credit grunts all the year.
A pig bought on credit is forever grunting.
A pig doesn't sleep in the lion's thicket.
A pig on credit makes a good winter and a bad spring.
A pig that is used to wallowing in the mud looks for a clean person to rub against.
A pig used to dirt turns its nose up at rice.
A pig used to dirt turns up his nose at rice.
A pig will find mud (anywhere).
A pig's life, short and sweet.
A pig's tail will never make a good arrow.
A pint of plain is yer only man.
A pitcher that goes oft to the well is broken at last.
A place for everything and everything in its place.
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
A plank in a wreck.
A play by.
A pleasant companion on a journey is as good as a postchaise.
A pleasant think never comes too soon.
A plough that worketh, shines; but still water stinks.
A poet is born not made.
A poet is born, not made.
A poke in the eye for those, who dwell on the past.
A polite devil is more agreeable than a rude saint.
A poor beauty finds more lovers than husbands.
A poor cask often holds good wine.
A poor dancer will be disturbed even by the hem of her skirt.
A poor joke must invent its own laughter.
A poor man has few acquaintances.
A poor man is all schemes.
A poor man is always behind.
A poor man is hungry after eating.
A poor man would like to have some fun, but he cannot find the right place.
A poor man's cow doesn't give birth to twins.
A poor man's joy has much alloy.
A poor man's sheep will never get fat.
A poor old horse will have a worn out tail.
A poor person is often worthy.

A poor person isn't he who has little, but he who needs a lot.
A porcupine speaking to its baby says, 'O my child of velvet.'.

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