English Proverbs (4801-4900)

Masters should be sometimes blind,
and sometimes deaf.

The thief is sorry he is to be hanged,
but not that he is a thief.

Necessity must speak.

Back may trust but belly won't.

Weigh justly and sell dearly.

He who swells in prosperity, will shrink in adversity.

One mouth does nothing without another.

Keep your purse and your mouth closed.

Old foxes want no tutors.

Will will have will though will woe win.

The wine is the master's, the goodness the drawer's.

A word to the wise is enough.

Marriage with peace is this world's Paradise;
with strife, this life's Purgatory.

Words are but sands, it's money that buys lands.

Wealth makes worship.

Young wenches make old wenches.

A muzzled cat was never a good mouser.

An old dog barks not in vain.

In vain he craves advice who will not follow it.

A coward's fear can make a coward valiant.

Graves are of all sizes.

Anger edges valor.

A diamond is valuable, though it lie on a dunghill.

The value of prosperity is known by adversity.

Health is not valued till sickness comes.

A foe vanquished is a foe no more.

There is difference in servants.

Fortune is variant.

Change of women makes bald knaves.

He who gives to another bestows on himself.

Gold dust blinds all eyes.

The wind blows not always west.

Murder breeds murder.

Love and business teach eloquence.

Take care of the minutes, and the hours
will take care of themselves.

He that lives always at home sees nothing but the same.

A cracked bell can never sound well.

Every man to his craft.

Nothing have, nothing crave.

Diet cures more than doctors.

Prate is prate, but it is the duck that lays the eggs.

If strokes are good to give, they are good to receive.

Better to give the fleece than the sheep.

Save a thief from the gallows and he'll cut your throat.

Riches serve a wise man but command a fool.

The largest calves are not the sweetest veal.

Time reveals all things.

Marriages are made in heaven.

Seven hours' sleep will make a clown forget his design.

Least said soonest mended.

Where vice is vengeance follows.

Providing is preventing.

He rides well that never falls.

Despair never pays any debts.

The devil has a chapel wherever God has a church.

Might is overcome.

Send a wise man on an errand and say nothing to him.

The best cart may overthrow.

Slander leaves a scar behind it.

The waves do not rise but when the winds blow.

Mills and wives ever want.

Where the water is shallow no vessel will ride.

Seeing is believing, but feeling is the truth.

None so good that's good for all.

From words to deeds is a great space.

Every sow to her own trough trough.

Every man cannot hit the nail on the head.

Too much diligence is hurtful.

Poverty is no vice but an inconvenience.

Vice rules where gold reigns.

He that will no evil do, must do nothing that belongs thereto.

A nurse's tongue is privileged to talk.

The best remedy against an ill man is much ground between both.

Of saving comes having.

Short boughs, long vintage.

Nothing that is violent is permanent.

Patience is a virtue.

A bad padlock invites a picklock.

A disease known is half cured.

He laughs ill that laughs himself to death.

Great oaks from little acorns grow.

He lives long that lives well.

He that lives ill, fear follows him.

He must stoop that has a low door.

Confessing a fault makes half amends.

He's a good man whom fortune makes better.

Health and money go far.

It is more painful to do nothing than something.

He who does not rise early never does a good day's work.

The voice of the people, the voice of God.

Beauty provokes thieves sooner than gold.

Ignorance is a voluntary misfortune.

The danger past, our vows are soon forgotten.

Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears.

Let every sack stand upon its own bottom.

Conscience serves for a thousand witnesses.

Soon hot soon cold.

Be not too hasty, and you'll speed the better.

Evil gotten, evil spent.

Confession is the first step to repentance.

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