, pub-0418880821635173, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0 World of Proverbs: Beggar (051-072)

Beggar (051-072)

Small invitation will serve a beggar.
— English

Sue a beggar and catch a louse.
— English

The busy hand does not beg.
— Armenian

The child of a beggar eats when his
mother has begged successfully.
— African (Bemba)

The thief is no danger to the beggar.
— Irish

The slothful man is the beggar's brother.
— English

The lazy man is not ashamed of begging.
— African (Ovambo)

The beggar's bag is bottomless.
— German

The beggar may sing before the thief.
— English

The beggar is never out of his way.
— English

The beggar's wallet has no bottom.
— Italian

There is no spite like that of a proud beggar.
— French

There is no pride like that of a beggar grown rich.
— French

To learn and to be able is better than to beg.
— African (Fulani)

To borrow on usury brings sudden beggary.
— English

Today rich, tomorrow a beggar.
— American

Trash and trumpery is the highway to beggary.
— English

When it rains porridge the beggar has no spoon.
— Danish

When a friar begs in the name of God
he does so for himself too.
— Mexican

Whoring and bawdry too often end in beggary.
— English

Young gambler, old beggar.
— German

Young prodigal in a coach will be
old beggar barefoot.
— English