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Proverbs Starting with letter A - part 9
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A soft answer bids a Furioso to put up his sword.
A soft answer calms the wrath.
A soft answer turneth away wrath.

A soft answer turns away wrath.
A soft-spoken compliment is honied poison.
A soldier who doesn't want to become a general is a bad one.
A solitary man is either a brute or an angel.
A solitary ox defacates more than a hundred swallows.
A son is a son 'till he gets him a wife; a daughter's a daughter all her life.
A son will learn from his father to make a living, a daughter will learn from her mother to cut clothes.
A son-in-law and a pig will show you the way only once.
A son-in-law's friendship is a winter's sun.
A song belongs to no one.
A sooty chimney costs many a beef-steak.
A sore finger and a headache are standard excuses for not going to school.
A sow is always dreaming of bran.
A sow may find an acorn as well as a hog.
A sow may whistle, though it has an ill mouth for it.
A sow prefers bran to roses.
A spared body only goes twenty-four hours further that another.
A sparrow in hand is worth a pheasant that flieth by.
A sparrow in hand is worth more than a vulture flying.
A sparrow in the hand is better than a bustard on the wing.
A sparrow in the hand is better than a crane on the wing.
A sparrow in the hand is better than a pigeon on the branch. (A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.).
A sparrow in the hand is better than a pigeon on the roof.
A sparrow in the hand is better than a pigeon on the wing.
A sparrow in your hand is better than a pigeon on the branch.
A sparrow in your hand is better than a pigeon on the roof.
A speaker needs no tools.
A splinter doesn't land far from the trunk.
A splinter doesn't land far from the trunk. (An apple doesn't fall far from the tree.).
A spoiled son becomes a gambler, while a spoiled daughter becomes a harlot.
A spoken word is like a sparrow that once has flown away, cannot be caught again.
A spoken word is not a sparrow. Once it flies out, you can't catch it.
A spoken word, carved wood.
A sponge to wipe away the past; a rose to sweeten the present; a kiss to greet the future.
A spooked crow is afraid of a bush (a carriage wheel's squeak/it's own shadow).
A spoon does not know the taste of soup, nor a learned fool the taste of wisdom.
A spoonful of tar spoils a barrel of honey.

A spot shows most on the finest cloth.
A spur in the head is worth two in the heel.
A stammerer would eventually say 'father.
A starved town is soon forced to surrender.
A starving crocodile is never pleasant.
A steady drop will carve the stone.
A stepmother has a hard hand.
A stern chase is a long chase.
A stern look is not a slap in the face.
A stick is a peacemaker.
A stick is soon found to beat a dog.
A stick with both sides covered in shit.
A still sow eats up all the draff.
A still tongue makes a wise head.
A still tongue maketh a wise head.
A stingy man is always poor.
A stitch in time saves nine.
A stone from the hand of a friend is an apple.
A stone thrown at the right time is better than a stone thrown at the wrong time.
A stone was removed off my heart.
A store-house of evil is a woman if she is depraved.
A storm in a glass of water.
A story is only half told if there is only one side presented.
A stout heart breaks ill fortune.
A stout heart overcomes ill fortune.
A stout heart tempers adversity.
A strange glass is emptied in one draught; your own glass not even in ten.
A stranger has big eyes but sees nothing.
A stranger's soul is like a dark forest.
A strawberry blossom will not moisten dry bread.
A strawberry blossom will not sweeten dry bread.
A stream cannot rise about its source.
A strong attack is half the battle won.
A strong chicken starts to crow the moment that it comes out of the shell.
A strong remedy for evils is ignorance of them.
A stumble is not a fall.
A stumble may prevent a fall.
A stupid act entails doing the work twice over.
A stupid friend is a greater plague than a wise enemy.
A suit doesn't make a man.
A surgeon should be young a physician old.
A surgeon tries his experiments on the heads of orphans.
A suspicious mind sees everything on the dark side.
A sweaty foot seldom comes alone.
A sword anointed with honey.
A sword in the hands of a drunken slave is less dangerous than science in the hands of the unscrupulous.
A sword of lead in a scabbard of ivory.
A sword's honor (literally 'credit') is its idleness.
A table friend is changeable.

A table is not blessed if it has fed no scholars.
A table without bread is a villain's table.
A tailless dog cannot express his joy.
A tale is soon told; a deed is not soon done.
A tale never loses in the telling.
A talkative bird will not build a nest.
A task postponed from one day to another,remains undone.
A tattler is war than a thief.
A teacher is better than two books.
A teacher is someone who ploughs with his tongue to fill his little bowl with rice.
A tear at the right moment is better than a misplaced smile.
A tear in the eye is the wound of the heart.
A tender-hearted mother makes a scabby daughter.
A tent without a woman is like a violin with no strings.
A termite can do nothing to a stone but lick it.
A termite can do nothing to a stone save lick it.
A thankless man never does a thankful deed.
A thief does not like to be robbed.
A thief does not willingly see another carry a basket.
A thief doesn't rob a thief.
A thief has more than two hands.
A thief is a king till he's caught.
A thief is a king until he is caught.
A thief is a thief, whether he steals a diamond or a cucumber.
A thief is always under suspicion.
A thief knows a thief as a wolf knows a wolf.
A thief makes opportunity.
A thief passes for a gentleman when stealing has made him rich.
A thief seldom grows rich by thieving.
A thief stole other thief's club.
A thief thinks every man steals.
A thief thinks everyone steals.
A thief who steals from a thief is not a thief.
A thief's end is hanging.
A thief's hat is burning.
A thing is never much talked of but there is some truth in it.
A thing is not bad if well understood.
A thing too much seen is little prized.
A thorn comes into the world point foremost.
A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom.
A thorn pierces young skin more quickly than old.
A thousand cups of wine do not suffice when true friends meet, but half a sentence is too much when there is no meeting of minds.
A thousand curses never tore a shirt.
A thousand friends are few; one enemy is too many.
A thousand people cannot undress a naked person.
A thousand pounds and a bottle of hay are all one at domesday.
A thousand probabilities do not make one truth.
A thousand regrets do not cancel one debt.
A thousand workers, a thousand plans.

A thousand years hence the river will run as it did.
A thread will tie an honest man better than a chain a rogue.
A thread-bare coat is armour proof against highwaymen.
A threat does not lengthen your sword.
A threatened buffet is never well given.
A threatened man lives long, if he can get bread.
A threatened man lives seven years.
A three inch tongue -- the iron bulwark of politics.
A thriftless woman burns the entire candle looking for a match.
A tiger cannot beat a crowd of monkeys.
A tiger does not have to proclaim its tigritude.
A tiger wearing a bell will starve.
A tilted load won't reach its destination.
A timely 'no' beats a hasty 'yes.'.
A timid man has little chance.
A titmouse in the hand is better than a crane in the sky.
A toad too would like to crack nuts, but he has no teeth.
A tongue has no bones but it can break.
A too modest man goes hungry.
A tottering man must lean upon a staff.
A trade not properly learned is an enemy.
A trap without bait won't catch anything.
A traveler to distant places should make no enemies.
A tree does not move unless there is wind.
A tree falls the way it leans.
A tree is best measured when it's down.
A tree is climbed from its base.
A tree is known by its fruit.
A tree is recognized by its fruit.
A tree near the road is easily cut down.
A tree never hits an automobile except in self defense.
A tree never hits an automobile except in self-defense.
A tree often transplanted does not thrive.
A tree often transplanted is never loaded with fruit.
A tree often transplanted neither grows nor thrives.
A tree that grows in the shade of another one will die small.
A tree that is born twisted never grows straight.
A trifling pledge of no small friendship.
A triple rope is not easily broken.
A trouble shared is a trouble halved.
A troubled heart is a worm to the bones.
A trout in the pot is better than a salmon in the sea.
A true friend is discerned during an uncertain matter.
A true gentleman would rather have his clothes torn than mended.
A true word needs no oath.
A truly great man never puts away the simplicity of a child.
A truth spoken before its time is dangerous.
A truth that comes too early or too late is just like a lie.
A truth-teller finds the doors closed against him.

A truth-telling woman has few friends.
A turkey never voted for an early Christmas.
A turn of the key is better than the conscience of a friar.
A turtle can only get on it by sticking its neck out.
A turtle is not proud of his long neck.
A turtle makes progress when it sticks its neck out.
A used plough shines, standing water stinks.
A useless pitcher does not get broken.
A usurer, a miller, a banker, and a publican are the four evangelists of Lucifer.
A vacant mind is open to all suggestions, as a hollow building echoes all sounds.
A vacant mind is open to all suggestions, as a hollow mountain returns all sounds.
A vagabond monk never spoke well of his convent.
A variation, once burned, twice shy, is also traced back to Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour. Once burned was First attested in the United States in 'Dead Sure' (1949) by S. Sterling. The meaning of the saying is One who had an unpleasant experience is especially cautious. From the Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings by Gregory Y. Titelman (Random House, New York, 1996).
A vicious dog must be tied short.
A virgin's heart is a dark forest.
A virtuous person sleeps well.
A visit is like rainwater; you pray for it when it stays away and its a problem when it rains too much.
A visitor comes with ten blessings, eats one, and leaves nine.
A voluntary burthen is no burthen.
A volunteer is worth twenty pressed men.
A waiting appetite kindles many a spite.
A wall between increases love.
A want of pence stops all your marketing.
A warm Christmas means a cold Easter.
A warm January; a cold May.
A warrior dies in battle; a mountain climber on the rocks, but a farmer dies of old age.
A watched clock never tells the time.
A watched pot never boils.
A way to success is to serve.
A weak foundation destroys the work.
A wealthy man can err with impunity.
A wealthy man will always have followers.
A weaning baby that does not cry aloud will die on its mothers back.
A weapon is an enemy even to its owner.
A weapon which you don't have in your hand won't kill a snake.
A wedding is like a funeral, but with musicians.
A well educated man always has a kind word to say about the place where he spends the night.
A well mannered man does not step on the shadow of his fellow man.
A well-beaten path does not always make the right road.
A well-formed figure needs no cloak.
A well-wisher sees from afar.
A wet wedding is a blessed wedding.
A wheel that turns gathers no rust.
A whistling girl and a crowing hen never came to a good end.
A white day sheds light, a black day sheds darkness.
A white dog does not bite another white dog.
A white glove often conceals a dirty hand.
A white piaster will be of benefit on a black day.
A white wall is the fool's paper.
A whitewashed crow soon shows black again.
A prostitute in spring, a nun in autumn.
A wicked book cannot repent.
A wicked companion invites us all to hell.
A wicked dog must be tied short.
A wicked man's gift hath a touch of his master.
A wide garment does not tear, a proverb does not spoil.
A widow, like a widower, is a house without a roof.
A wife is frightened of her first husband and a husband is frightened of his second wife.
A wife is not a pot, she will not break so easily.
A wife should be as humble as a lamb, busy as a bee, as beautiful as a bird of paradise and faithful as a turtle dove.
A wife's advice is not worth much, but woe to the husband who refuses to take it.

A wild goose may be worth a hundred pieces of gold, but you first have to spend three pieces of gold to buy an arrow.
A wild goose never laid a tame egg.

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

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