French Proverbs (601-700)

There is no hunting but with old hounds.

Honey is not for asses.

Love expels jealousy.

Who lives will see.

It is loving too much to die of love.

He may lie boldly who comes from afar.

There is no love without jealousy.

A hundred years is not much,
but never is a long while.

He that corrects not youth, controls not age.

After one loss come many.

All is not lost that is delayed.

Love teaches asses to dance.

He pays dear for honey who licks it off thorns.

He is a very bad manager of honey who
leaves nothing to lick off his fingers.

Mother's love is always renewed.

A crooked log makes a good fire.

Lion skins were never had cheap.

A merry life forgets father and mother.

Old love and old brands kindle at all seasons.

He who marries for love has good nights and bad days.

Love does wonders, but money makes marriage.

One half of the world laughs at the other.

Youth may stray afar yet return at last.

One grows used to love and to fire.

Better walk before a hen than behind an ox.

The horse that draws most is most whipped.

A handful of good life is better than seven bushels of learning.

One always returns to one's first love.

By beating love decays.

Loaves put awry into the oven come out crooked.

Of little cloth but a short cloak.

Love makes time pass away, and time makes love pass away.

He who can lick can bite.

No lock avails against a hatchet.

A man travels as far in a day as a snail in a hundred years.

A bad workman never finds a good tool.

He who does not bait his hook fishes in vain.

Too much zeal spoils all.

A stingy man is always poor.

A drowning man clings to a blade of grass.

An ounce of luck is worth a pound of wisdom.

Who loves well is slow to forget.

A dead man has neither relations nor friends.

Better be mad with all the world than wise alone.

A man may threaten yet be afraid.

All is luck or ill luck in this world.

To love and to be wise are two different things.

Every one feels his own burden heavy.

What a woman wills, God wills.

Who loves well, chastises well.

Don't show your teeth if you can't bite.

He who torments others does not sleep well.

A man is valued according to his own estimate of himself.

A good man is a man of goods.

A man who wants to drown his dog says he is mad.

A man who wants bread is ready for anything.

A man who has but one eye must take good care of it.

A little man fells a great oak.

A rich man is never ugly in the eyes of a girl.

He who goes to collect wool may come back shorn.

Where the hedge is lowest men jump over.

A man assailed is half overcome.

A wise man may learn of a fool.

After a feast a man scratches his head.

Women, money, and wine, have their balm and their harm.

It is a silly sheep that makes the wolf her confessor.

The man has neither sense nor reason
who leaves a young wife at home.

Every man to his taste.

The rich man has more relations than he knows.

As the man is worth his land is worth.

No man is a hero in the eyes of his valet.

Be a horse ever so well shod, he may slip.

Help yourself and heaven will help you.

No man understands knavery better than
the abbot who has been a monk.

The richest man carries nothing away with him but a shroud.

It is good to beat a proud man when he is alone.

What the sober man keeps in his heart is on the tongue of the drunkard.

Every man has his value.

The sheep that is too tame is sucked by too many lambs.

After shaving there's nothing to shear.

Could a man foresee events he would never be poor.

Man is fire, woman is tow, and the devil comes and blows.

Happy is the man who has a handsome wife close to an abbey.

Honor blossoms on the grace.

The meaning is best known to the speaker.

Marriages are written in heaven.

Married today, marred tomorrow.

When the blind man carries the banner, woe to those who follow.

In marriage cheat who can.

Always say no, and you will never be married.

The richest man carries nothing away with him but a shroud.

The sheep on the mountain is higher than the bull on the plain.

A thing lost is a thing known.

The rich man has more relations than he knows.

A little help does a great deal.

Where the hostess is handsome the wine is good.

The hen ought not to cackle in presence of the cock.

Every medal has its reverse.

What the sober man keeps in his heart is
on the tongue of the drunkard.

Much memory, and little judgment.

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