• DICTUM
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  • An 'me gedinge n'is nenn volge.
  • An Aberdeen man never stands to the word that hurts him.
  • An above-par performance.
    de] Eine überdurchschnittliche Leistung.
  • An absent friend gives us friendly company when we are well assured of his happiness.
  • An absolute judgment needs no expositor.
  • An abundance of food at your neighbour's will not satisfy your hunger.
  • An abundance of goods does no harm.
  • An abundance of money ruins youth.
  • An accessary follows the nature of his principal.
  • An accessory does not draw, but follows its principal.
  • An accident won't arrive with a bell on its neck.
    var] An accident won't came with a clock on its neck.
  • An accidental meeting is more pleasant than a planned one.
  • An accomplishment sticks to a person.
  • An Achillesheel. - Vulnerable spot. - Weak Spot.
  • An aching for wine - a wine-ache.
  • An acre in Middlesex is better than a principality in Utopia.
  • An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise.
  • An act against my will is not my act.
  • An act done against my will is not my act
  • An act has no ethical quality whatever unless it be chosen out of several all equally possible.
  • An act of faith; a name applied to certain proceedings of the Inquisition connected with the burning of heretics.
  • An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. No reward coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward that went with it.
  • An act of love that fails is just as much a part of the divine life as an act of love that succeeds, for love is measured by fullness, not by reception.
  • An act of the Court shall prejudice no one.
  • An action is not given to him who has received no damages.
  • An actor is a sculptor who carves in snow.
  • An actor is at most a poet and at least an entertainer.
  • An actor who knows his business ought to be able to make the London telephone directory sound enthralling.
  • An actor's a guy who, if you ain't talking about him ain't listening.
  • An actress is not a machine, but they treat you like a machine. A money machine.
  • An address to the clergy.
  • An advantage of poverty: your relatives gain nothing by your death.
  • An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is (only) an adventure wrongly considered.
  • An Aegidius man säen muss.
    Masuren
    pl] Jelzi, si ac wygelziij.
  • An affirmation is a strong, positive statement that somthing is already so.
  • An age is called Dark, not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it.
  • An aged man is but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick.
  • An agreement is a kind of debt.
  • An ague in spring is physic for a king.
  • An ague in the spring,
    Is physic for a king.
  • An air winter maks a sair winter.
  • An aksh'n is erger fun a meshumed.
  • An alarm clock is a device to wake a man up who has no plans or intentions for the future that could make him wake up himself.
  • An alarm clock is a proof that man has to get up and work hard.
  • An albatross around the neck.
    de] Ein Klotz am Bein.
  • An alcoholic is someone you don't like who drinks as much as you do.
  • An alliance with a powerful person is never safe.
  • An ambassador bears no blame.
    var] An ambassador beareth no blame.
    it] Ambasciator non porta pena.
  • An ambassador is a man of virtue sent to lie abroad for his country; a news-writer is a man without virtue who lies at home for himself.
    var] An ambassador is an honest man sent abroad to lie for his country.
    var] An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the commonwealth.
  • An ambiguity is most strongly construed against the party using it.
  • An ambiguous contract is to be interpreted against the seller.
  • An ambitious amateur will rise above a complacent master.
  • An ambitious man is slave to everybody.
  • An amen clerk.
    es] Sacristan de amen.
  • An American is a man with two arms and four wheels.
  • An American Monkey after getting drunk on Brandy would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men.
  • An American will go to hell for a bag of coffee.
  • An American will tinker with anything he can put his hands on. But how rarely can he be persuaded to tinker with an abstract idea.
  • An amor dolor sit, an dolor amor sit, utrumque nescio.
  • An ample bosom.
    de] Eine beachtliche Oberweite.
  • An ancient custom, not of to-day or yesterday.
  • An angel's weaknesses are better than a devil's strengths.
  • An angelic boyhood becomes a Satanic old age.
  • An angler eats more than he gets.
  • An angry father is most cruel toward himself.
  • An angry lover tells himself many lies.
  • An angry man cannot see right.
  • An angry man has nothing but accusations to utter.
  • An angry man heeds no counsel.
    pt] Homem apaixonado, naõ admitte conselho.
  • An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason.
  • An angry man is not fit to pray.
  • An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes.
  • An angry man, when he returns to reason, will be again angry with himself.
    Publilius Syrus
  • An animal has a long tongue, yet he can't recite a blessing.
    jiddish] A behaimeh hot a langen tsung un ken kain brocheh nit zogen.
  • An animal that gives birth to a young one in the desert must suckle it in the desert.
  • An annoying truth is better than a pleasing lie.
  • An answer if profitable in proportion to the intensity of the quest.
  • An answer in a word.
  • An answer is always a form of death.
  • An ant can't make a revolution, but a monkey can do; because it owns a fist. No real revolution is ever possible without fist.
  • An ant may well destroy a whole dam.
  • An Ape is an Ape, a varlet's a varlet,
    Though they be clad in silk or scarlet.
  • An ape is an ape, though decked with gold.
  • An ape is ne'er so like an ape,
    As when he wears a doctor's cape.
  • An ape may chance to sit among the doctors.
  • An ape's an ape, though he wear a gold ring.
    nl] Een aap blijft een aap, al draagt hij een gouden ring.
  • An ape, a priest, and a louse, are three devils in one house.
    nl] Een aap, een paap, en eene weegluis, zijn drie duivels in één huis.
  • An aphorism can never be the whole truth; it is either a half-truth or a truth-and-a-half.
  • An aphorism ought to be entirely isolated from the surrounding world like a little work of art and complete in itself like a hedgehog.
  • An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard (only) one side of the case; God has written all the books.
  • An apology is an expression of regret where the voice rarely matches the words.
  • An apology is not the second way in.
  • An apology is saying the right thing after doing the wrong thing.
  • An apothecary need not be long a cuckold.
  • An apothecary ought not to be long a cuckold.
    fr] Un apothicaire ne doit être longtemps cocu.
  • An appeal is when you ask one court to show its contempt for another court.
  • An appeal to common sense.
  • An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts.
  • An appeal to popular prejudice.
  • An appeal to respect for some authority.
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