Beggar (026-050)

Gentility without ability is worse than plain beggary.
— English

God help the rich, for the poor can beg.
— Scottish

He will soon be a beggar that cannot say no.
— Scottish

He who knows how to beg may leave his money at home.
— Danish

He is a proud beggar that makes his own alms.
— Scottish

He that thinks to thrive by hope may
happen to beg in misery.
— English

He who can handle a writing brush
will never have to beg.
— Chinese

He who know little knows all about begging.
— African (Hausa)

Hunger means cultivating not begging.
— African (Bemba)

Idleness is the key of beggary.
— English

If wishes were thrushes beggars would eat birds.
— English

If wishes were butter cakes, beggars might bite.
— English

If you associate with officials you will be a beggar,
if with merchants you will be rich.
— Chinese

If wishes were horses beggars would ride.
— English

It is a grief to one beggar
that another stands at the door.
— Dutch

It is better to be a beggar than a fool.
— English

Merchant today, beggar tomorrow.
— German

Misery may be the mother when
one beggar begs of another.
— English

No man will seek riches in a beggar's cottage.
— American

Nobody kills an ignorant person who begs for wisdom.
— Cameroonian

One should not beg with a basket.
— Cameroonian

One beggar is enough at a door.
— English

One beggar is woe that another by the door should go.
— English

One beggar likes not that another has two wallets.
— Danish

Put a beggar into your barn and
he will make himself your heir.
— Spanish

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