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Proverbs Starting with letter P - part 2
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Pregnancy and fire cannot be kept secret.
Prepare a nest for the hen and she will lay eggs for you.
Prepare your proof before you argue.

Prepare yourself for when the water comes up to your knees.
Present to the eye, present to the mind.
Presents from an enemy must be received with suspicion.
Presents keep friendship warm.
Presents make women affable, priests indulgent, and the law crooked.
Presents more burdensome than profitable.
Preserve the guns, but destroy the gunners.
Presumption first blinds a man, and then sets him a running.
Pretend that you are crazy, you will live.
Pretend to be dead and the bull will leave you alone.
Pretty children sing pretty songs.
Pretty wife, old wine -- many friends.
Prevention is better than cure.
Prey runs into a trapper.
Prices are forgotten, quality remains.
Pride and dignity would belong to women if only men would leave them alone.
Pride and poverty don't get along, but often live together.
Pride can live in the dungheap.
Pride can only lose.
Pride comes before a fall.
Pride feels no pain.
Pride goes before a fall.
Pride goes before fall.
Pride goes before, and fall comes after.
Pride goes only as far as one can spit.
Pride is the mask of one's own faults.
Pride is the mask of our sins.
Pride is the mask we make of our faults.
Pride joined with many virtues chokes them all.
Pride that dined with vanity supped with poverty.
Pride went out on horseback, and returned on foot.
Pride will have a fall.
Priests and road signs show you the way but don't go with you.
Priests and women never forget.
Priests bless themselves first.
Priests even smile pleasantly on young women.
Priests pay each other no tithes.

Priests return to the temple, merchants to the shop.
Priests should not prate out of the confessional.
Priests, cousins and pigeons. The first two are not good to marry. The Last two, serve only to filth the house.
Priests, friars, nuns, and chickens never have enough.
Princes have long arms.
Princes have long hands and many ears.
Princes keep good reckoning, they never lose anything.
Princes use men as the husbandman uses bees.
Princes will not be served on conditions.
Prior preparation prevents poor performance.
Prison and Lent were made for the poor.
Private reproof is the best grave for private faults.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
Professionals built the 'Titanic,' amateurs built the ark.
Proffered service is little valued.
Proffered service stinks.
Profit by the folly of others.
Profit is better than fame.
Profit is profit even in Mecca.
Progression and High Flying (Michael H).
Promise freely, fulfill sparingly.
Promise little and do a lot.
Promise little and do much.
Promise makes a fool happy. (Do not be fooled by empty promises.).
Promised berries will not fill the basket.
Promises and undressed cloth are apt to shrink.
Promises are like the full moon: if they are not kept at once they diminish day by day.
Promises are made to be kept.
Promises don't fill the belly.
Promises have legs. Only a gift has hands.
Promises make debt, and debt makes promises.
Promises make debts.
Promises make debts, and debts make promises.
Promises may make friends, but 'tis performances that keep them.
Promises must not fill the place of gifts.
Promises, like pie crust, are made to be broken.
Promising and performing are two things.
Promising is not giving, but serves to content fools.
Promising is one thing, performing another.
Property is robbery.
Property will not earn life, but life will earn property.
Proportion your expenses to what you have, not what you expect.
Prosperity discovers vices, and adversity virtue.
Prosperity forgets father and mother.
Protect the flame of your candle and it will light more!.
Protest long enough that you are right, and you will be wrong.
Proverb cannot lie.
Proverb reported by , 'Jacula Prudentum' (1651), #495.
Proverbs are like butterflies, some are caught and some fly away.

Proverbs are long life experiences, told in one short sentence.
Proverbs are the children of experience.
Proverbs are the daughters of daily experience.
Proverbs are the lamp of speech.
Proverbs are the palm oil with which words are eaten.
Proverbs run in pairs.
Provide for the worst; the best can take care of itself.
Providence assists not the idle.
Providence crushes pride.
Providence has not entirely deserted us.
Providence is always on the side of the big battalions.
Providence is better than a rent.
Providence may delay, but punishment will come at length.
Providence our herald, no barrier can oppose us.
Providence provides but short horns for the fierce ox.
Providence tempers the wind to the shorn lamb.
Providential aid at a critical moment.
Prudence and strength combined.
Prudence availeth more than strength.
Prudence is the charioteer of all virtues.
Prudence is the mother of the china cabinet.
Prudent men choose frugal wives.
Prudent men woo thrifty women.
Prudent pauses forward business.
Public money is like holy water, every one helps himself to it.
Public money is like holy water, everyone helps himself to it.
Public money is like holy water; everyone helps himself to it.
Puffed goods are putrid.
Pull gently at a weak rope.
Pull someone by the ears and his head will follow.
Pulled from the buttocks. (i.e. Pulled out of my arse.).
Pulling the devil by the tail does not lead far young or old.
Punctuality is the politeness of kings.
Punctuality is the politeness of princes.
Punctuality is the sole of business.
Punctuality is the soul of business.
Punishment awaits all offences.
Punishment awaits crime.
Punishment comes limping.' Retribution comes slowly, but surely.
Punishment is a cripple, but it arrives.
Pure gold does not fear the smelter.
Pursue your duties and don't let them pursue you.
Put a beggar into your barn and he will make himself your heir.
Put a beggar on horseback and he'll gallop.
Put a beggar on horseback and he'll ride it to death.
Put a beggar on horseback and he'll ride to the devil.
Put a cat amongst the pigeons.
Put a coward to his metal an' he'll fight the de'il.
Put a nice face to the bad times.

Put a rope around your neck and many will be happy to drag you along.
Put a stout heart to a steep hill.
Put a stout heart to a stey brae.
Put an Irishman on the spit, and you can always get another Irishman to baste him.
Put by for a rainy day.
Put everything onto the grey horse, he'll bear anything.
Put it in song, put it in drink; but never, ever put it in ink!.
Put not all your eggs into one basket.
Put not your trust in princes.
Put off for one day and ten days will pass.
Put off for one day and ten days will pass by.
Put off the evil hour as long as you can.
Put out the fire betimes, ere it reach the roof.
Put silk on a goat and it is still a goat.
Put silk on a goat, and it's still a goat.
Put someone through their paces.
Put something sweet in his mouth and send good news to the heart.
Put the belfry in the middle of the village.
Put the candle not so close that it would burn the saint, nor so far that it will fail to light it.
Put the cart before the horse.
Put the fiddle in the roof.' - 'To give up.
Put the light out, and all women are alike.
Put things into their places, and they will put you into your place.
Put up or shut up.
Put up wit it, , and you'll be an ataman.
Put your hand in your conscience and see if it does not come out as black as pitch.
Put your money where your mouth is.
Put your trust in God, and keep your powder dry.

Putting salt on every snail.
Putting the cart before the horse.
Putting the dots on the i's.

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