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- M -
  1. Make happy those who are near, and those who are far will come.
      Chinese Proverb


  2. Make sure to be in with your equals if you're going to fall out with your superiors.
      Jewish Proverb


  3. Man has responsiblity, not power.
      Native American Proverb (Tuscarora)


  4. A man is not where he lives, but where he loves.
      Latin Proverb


  5. A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart, his next to escape the censures of the world.
      English Proverb


  6. A man's ruin lies in his tongue.
       Egyptian Proverb


  7. A man who chases two rabbits catches none.
      Roman Proverb


  8. The man who does not learn is dark, like one walking in the night.
      Chinese Proverb


  9. Many men know how to flatter, few men know how to praise.
      Greek Proverb


  10. Married couples tell each other a thousand things without speech.
      Chinese Proverb


  11. Measure a thousand times and cut once.
      Turkish Proverb


  12. Mock not the fallen, for slippery is the road ahead of you.
      Russian Proverb


  13. Money leant to a friend must be recovered from an enemy.
      German Proverb


  14. Money, like a queen, gives rank and beauty.
      Latin Proverb


  15. The more laws the less justice.
      German Proverb


  16. A mother never bites her child to the bone. (Manman pa janm mode pitit li jouk nan zo.)
      Haitian Proverb



- N -
  1. The nail that sticks out is hammered down.
       Japanese Proverb


  2. Nature, time and patience are the three great physicians.
      Chinese Proverb


  3. The net of the sleeper catches fish.
       Greek Proverb


  4. Never advise anyone to go to war or to marry.
      Spanish Proverb


  5. Never do anything standing that you can do sitting, or anything sitting that you can do lying down.
      Chinese Proverb


  6. Never draw your dirk when a blow will do it.
      Scottish Proverb


  7. Never fall out with your bread and butter.
      English Proverb


  8. Never give advice in a crowd.
      Arab Proverb


  9. Never give advice unless asked.
      German Proverb


  10. Never rely on the glory of the morning or the smiles of your mother-in-law.
      Japanese Proverb


  11. Never squat with your spurs on.
      Texan Proverb


  12. Never trust the man who tells you all his troubles but keeps from you all his joys.
       Jewish Proverb


  13. Never write a letter while you are angry.
      Chinese Proverb


  14. Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you.
       American Proverb


  15. A nimble sixpence is better than a slow shilling.
      English Proverb


  16. No call alligator long mouth till you pass him.
      Jamaican Proverb


  17. A nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse.
      English Proverb


  18. No man is a good physician who has never been sick.
      Arab Proverb


  19. No need to teach an eagle to fly.
      Greek Proverb


  20. No one can be caught in places he does not visit.
      Danish Proverb


  21. No one can see their reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see.
      Taoist Proverb


  22. No one is rich enough to do without a neighbor.
      Danish Proverb


  23. No revenge is more honourable than the one not taken.
       Spanish Proverb



- O -
  1. Observe your enemies, for they first find your faults.
      Greek Proverb


  2. Of a compliment only a third is meant.
      Welsh Proverb


  3. Of all the thirty-six alternatives, running away is the best.
      Chinese Proverb


  4. Of two cowards, the one who finds the other out first has the advantage.
      Italian Proverb


  5. Old birds are hard to pluck.
      German Proverb


  6. One cannot both feast and become rich.
       Ashanti Proverb


  7. One coin in the money box makes more noise than when it is full.
      Arab Proverb


  8. One does evil enough when one does nothing good.
      German Proverb


  9. One drink is just right; two is too many; three are too few.
      Spanish Proverb


  10. One dog barks at something, the rest bark at him
       Chinese Proverb


  11. One enemy can harm you more than a hundred friends can do you good.
      German Proverb


  12. One generation plants trees, another gets the shade.
      Chinese Proverb


  13. One hand cannot applaud.
      Arab Proverb


  14. One kind word can warm three winter months.
       Japanese Proverb


  15. One meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid it.
      French Proverb


  16. One minute of patience, ten years of peace.
      Greek Proverb


  17. One nail drives out another.
      German Proverb


  18. One should be just as careful in choosing one's pleasures as in avoiding calamities.
      Chinese Proverb


  19. Only fools are glad when governments change.
      Romanian Proverb


  20. Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday sun.
      Indian Proverb


  21. The only truly dead are those who have been forgotten.
      Jewish Proverb


  22. An ounce of mother is worth a pound of priests.
       Spanish Proverb



- P -
  1. The pain of the little finger is felt by the whole body.
      Philippine Proverb


  2. The palest ink is better than the best memory.
       Chinese Proverb


  3. A parasite can not live alone
      African(Ovambo) Proverb


  4. The partner of my partner is not my partner.
      Legal Maxim


  5. The partridge loves peas, but not those that go into the pot with it.
      African(Wolof) Proverb


  6. Patience and the mulberry leaf become a silk robe.
      Chinese Proverb


  7. Patience is bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
      French Proverb


  8. A patient that can swallow food makes the nurse doubtful.
      Malagasy Proverb


  9. Peace and a well-built house cannot be bought too dearly.
      Danish Proverb


  10. Peace makes plenty.
      English Proverb


  11. A peacock has too little in its head, too much in its tail.
      Swedish Proverb


  12. A peasant between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
      Spanish Proverb


  13. People count up the faults of those who keep them waiting.
      French Proverb


  14. The peoples pencil has no eraser. (Kreyon pep la pa gen gonm.)
      Haitian Proverb


  15. A people without history is like wind on the buffalo grass.
       Sioux Proverb


  16. Pleasures are transient, honors are immortal.
      Greek Proverb


  17. A poor man who takes a rich wife has a ruler, not a wife.
      Greek Proverb


  18. The pope and a peasant know more between them than the pope alone.
      Italian Proverb


  19. Poverty is death in another form.
      Latin Proverb


  20. Pray, pray very much; but beware of telling God what you want.
      French Proverb


  21. Prayers go up and blessings come down.
      Yiddish Proverb


  22. Pride is the mask of one's own faults.
      Jewish Proverb


  23. Promises are like the full moon: if they are not kept at once they diminish day by day.
      German Proverb


  24. A proverb never lies, it is only its meaning which deceives.
       German Proverb



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