Empty (026-050)

Better a little furniture than an empty house.
— Danish

Better a lean purse than an empty stomach.
— English

Better a lean jade than an empty halter.
— English

Better a poor horse than an empty stall.
— Danish

Better an empty house than an ill tenant.
— English

Better half an egg than an empty shell.
— Dutch

Better a small fish than an empty dish.
— English

Better a blind horse than an empty halter.
— Dutch

Better weak beer than an empty cask.
— Danish

Conceit and an empty purse are no companions.
— Yiddish

Don't empty your water jar until the rain falls.
— Filipino

Empty hands lure no hawks.
— English

Empty bags cannot stand upright.
— English

Empty wagons make most noise.
— Danish

Empty barns need no thatch.
— English

Empty vessels make the most sound.
— English

Empty is the purse that holds other folk's money.
— Swedish

Empty hands don't go to the mouth.
— Indian (Hindustani)

Empty chambers make foolish maids.
— English

Empty casks make the most noise.
— French

Empty pockets, empty promises.
— Burmese

Empty barrels give the most sound.
— Danish

Envy does not enter an empty house.
— Danish

Even the emperor cannot feast
from an empty dish.
— Serbo-Croatian

Even mice do not go to an empty house.
— Serbo-Croatian

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