Thursday, 24 August 2017

Maxims, Proverbs ...

The one being carried does not realize how far away the town is. - Nigerian Proverb

The pleasure of doing good is the only one that will not wear out. - Chinese Proverb

The crow may be caged but his thoughts are in the cornfield. - Belizean Proverb

When the eye sees nothing, the heart feels nothing. - Panamanian Proverb

Don't cross the bridge till you come to it. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The drum makes a great fuss because it is empty. - Trinidadian Proverb

Grain by grain a loaf, stone by stone, a castle. - Yugoslavian Proverb

Little children, headache; big children, heartache. - Italian Proverb

Never pick up what you didn't put down. - Virgin Islander Proverb

Don't halloo until you're out of the wood. - Benjamin Franklin

Clouds that thunder, do not always rain. - Armenian Proverb

No clock is more regular than the belly. - French Proverb

Carve the peg by looking at the hole. - Korean Proverb

The scalded cat fears even cold water. - Thomas Fuller

Every ass loves to hear himself bray. - English Proverb

Good is not good when better is expected. - Vin Scully

Better slip with foot than tongue. - Benjamin Franklin

Live or die but don't poison everything. - Saul Bellow

Empty vessels make the most sound. - John Lydgate

Even monkeys fall out of trees. - Japanese Proverb

Don't put the cart before the horse. - John Heywood

His bark is worse than his bite. - George Herbert

You can't get blood from a stone. - John Lydgate

Don't cry before you are hurt. - Scottish Proverb

Drive gently over the stones. - Jonathan Swift

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