Empty (001-025)

A horse is not caught with an empty sack.
— Turkish

A noisy can is empty.
— Filipino

A lazy person chews empty coconut shells.
— African (Swahili)

A fine coat hides an empty belly.
— Serbo-Croation

A bashful beggar has an empty wallet.
— Hungarian

A sip at a time empties cask.
— Norwegian

A bad person is better than an empty house.
— African (Ga)

A proverb does not tell a lie;
an empty pipe does not burn.
— Estonian

A full bottle won't shake; a half empty one will.
— Chinese

An empty belly hears nobody.
— English

An empty knapsack is heavier to carry than a full one.
— Serbo-Croatian

An empty stomach cannot tolerate anything.
— Yiddish

An empty barrel reverberates loudly.
— Yiddish

An empty purse frights away friends.
— English

An empty purse fills the face with wrinkles.
— English

An empty purse causes a full heart.
— English

An empty purse and a new house
make a man wise, but too late.
— English

An empty belly knows no songs.
— Greek

An empty belly is the best cook.
— Estonian

An empty hand is no lure for a hawk.
— Scottish

An empty cellar makes an angry butler.
— Danish

An elder's handbag is never completely empty.
— Ugandan

An empty sack cannot stand.
— Nigerian

An empty belly makes a lazy back.
— English

An empty purse is the devil.
— English

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