Englische Weisheiten 1


A bean in liberty is better then a comfit in prison.

A broken Apothecary a new Doctour.

A covetous man is like a dog in a wheel that roast/eth meat for others.

A cut-purse is a sure trade, for he hath ready money when his work is done.

A dollar put into a book and a book mastered might change the whole course of a boy's life. It might easily be the beginning of the development of leadership that would carry the boy far in service to his fellow men.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

A dry cough is the trumpeter of death.

A fair woman and a slash't gown find alway some nail in the way.

A fat house-keeper makes lean executors.

A fool demands much, but he is a greater fool that gives it.

A fool is fulsome.

A friend is not so soon gotten as lost.

A full purse makes the mouth to speak.

A Gift long waited for is sold and not given.

A good candle-holder proves a good gamester.

A good lawyer an evil neighbour.

A good name keeps its lustre in the dark.

A good recorder sets all in order.

A good thing is soon snatch't up.

A good Winter brings a good Summer.

A great business is really too big to be human.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

A great dowry is a bed full of brabbles.

A great ship doth ask deep waters.

A green wound is soon healed.

A knotty piece of timber must have smooth wedges.

A light Christmas a heavy sheaf.

A little body doth often harbour a great'soul.

A long tongue is a sign of a short hand.

A low hedge is easily leapt over.

A maid oft seen, a gown oft worn

A Maid that giveth yieldeth.

A maid that laughs is half taken.

A man given to pride is usually proud of the wrong thing.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

A man may cause his own dog to bite him.

A man may loose his goods for want of demanding them.
la] Optima nomina non appellando fiunt mala.

A man must sell his ware after the rates of the market.

A man never surfets of too much honesty.

A man of gladness seldom falls into madness.

A man who cannot think is not an educated man, however many college degrees he may have acquired.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

A man without reason is a beast in season.

A mans best fortune or his worst is a wife.

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
Max Planck (1858 - 1947)

A noble house-keeper needs no doors.

A rugged stone grows smooth from hand to hand.

A scepter is one thing, a ladle another.
la] Alia res sceptrum, alia plectrum.

A sensible car should take its owner everywhere - except to Vanity Fair.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

A smiling boy seldom proves a good servant.

A suit of law and an urinal bring a man to the hospital.

A thin meadow is soon mow'd.

A thought that does not result in action is nothing much, and an action that does not proceed from a thought is nothing at all.
Georges Bernanos(1888 - 1948)

A thousand pounds and a bottle of hay, is all one thing at Dooms day.

A tree is known by the fruit, and not by the leaves.

A true friend should be like a privy, open in necessity.

After clouds comes clear weather.

All centuries are dangerous; it is the business of the future to be dangerous. It must be admitted that there is a degree of instability which is inconsistent with civilization. But, on the whole, the great ages have been the unstable ages.
Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

All disputes arise because one of us wants to force his opinion on another.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

All feet tread not in one shoe.

All her dishes are chafing dishes.

All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family, and each one of us is responsible for the misdeeds of all the others. I cannot detach myself from the wickedest soul.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think.
Nicholas Murray Butler (1862 - 1947)

All things are soon prepar'd in a well-ordered house

An Ape is an Ape, a varlet's a varlet,

An empty purse fills the face with wrinkles.

An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less.
Nicholas Murray Butler (1862 - 1947)

An handful of good life is better then a bushel of learning.
fr] Mieux vaut un poigne de bonne vie que plein muy' de clergie.

An humble-bee in a cowturd thinks himself a King.

An hungry man an angry man.

An ill stake standeth longest.

An itch is worse then a smart.

An old knave is no babe.

An open mind is all very well in its way, but it ought not to be so open that there is no keeping anything in or out of it.
Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

And his wife go to every wake,

Anger dieth quickly with a good man.

Any colour-so long as it's black.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

Anybody can do anything that he imagines.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

Apothecaries would not give pills in sugar unless they were bitter.

Are disesteem'd and held in scorn.

Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.
Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

As I brew so I must drink.

As society is now constituted, a literal adherence to the moral precepts scattered throughout the Gospels would mean sudden death.
Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

As soon as an idea is accepted it is time to reject it.
Holbrook Jackson (1874 - 1948)

As welcome as flowers in May.

At last comes home by weeping cross.

Barefooted men need not tread on thorns.

Bashfulness is an enemy to poverty.

Be not a baker if your head be of butter.

Be not too hasty to outbid another.

Bear with evil and expect good.

Beauty draws more then oxen.

Beauty is a blossom.

Beauty is no inheritance.

Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics.
Godfrey Harold Hardy (1877 - 1947)

Before thou marry, be sure of a house wherein to tarry.

Being on the Sea sail, being on the land settle.

Bells call others to the Church, but enter not in themselves.

Better a bare foot then no foot at all.

Better be ill spoken of by one before all, then by all before one.

Better it be done then wish it had been done.

Better my hog dirty home then no hog at all.

Better pass a danger once then be always in fear.

Better ride on an Asse that carries me, then an Asse that throws me.

Better that the feet slip then the tongue.

Better the last smile then the first laughter.

Better to be beaten then be in bad company.

Better to die a begger then live a begger.

Better to go about then to fall into the ditch.

Better to go to bed supperless then to rise in debt.

Better to have then wish.

Better to rule then be ruled by the rout.

Between promising and performing a man may marry his daughter.

Books are never out of humour; never envious or jealous, they answer all questions with readiness; . . . they teach us how to live and how to die; they dispel melancholy by their mirth, and amuse by their wit; they prepare the soul to suffer everything and desire nothing; they introduce us to ourselves.
Holbrook Jackson (1874 - 1948)

Brabbling currs never want fore ears.

Bread with eyes, and cheese without eyes. Ita.

Building and marrying of children are great wasters.

Building is a sweet impoverishing.

Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching for what it gets.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

Businesses planned for service are apt to succeed; businesses planned for profit are apt to fail.
Nicholas Murray Butler (1862 - 1947)

Buy at a market, but sell at home.

By doing nothing we learn to do ill.
la] Nihil agendo male agere discimus.

By the time a person has achieved years adequate for choosing a direction, the die is cast and the moment has long since passed which determined the future.
Zelda Fitzgerald (1900 - 1948)

Carrion crows bewail the dead sheep, and then eat them.

Change of weather is the discourse of fools.

Cheapside is the best garden.

Children are poor mens riches, are certain cares, but uncertain comforts, when they are little make parents fools, when great, mad.

Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them.
Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Civilization exists precisely so that there may be no masses but rather men alert enough never to constitute masses.
Georges Bernanos (1888 - 1948)

Coblers and tinkers are the best ale drinkers.

Cold weather and knaves come out of the North.

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away at costs.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

Competition whose motive is merely to compete, to drive some other fellow out, never carries very far. The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time. Businesses that grow by development and improvement do not die. But when a business ceases to be creative, when it believes it has reached perfection and needs to do nothing but produce - no improvement, no development - it is done.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

Confession of a fault makes half amends for it.

Corn in good years is hay, in ill years straw is corn.

Corn is cleansed with the wind, and the soul with chastning.

Could it be that what we call chance is the logic of God?
Georges Bernanos (1888 - 1948)

Counsels in wine seldom prosper.

Courtesie on one side doth never last long.

Courts have no Almanacks.

Craft bringeth nothing home.

Credit lost is like a Venice glass broke.

Crooked logs make streight fires.

Crosses are ladders that do lead to heaven.

Cruelty is a tyrant that's always attended with fear.

Deaf men go away with the injury.

Death keeps no Kalender.

Deeds are fruits, words are but leaves.

Deeds are males, and words are females.
it] I fatti sono maschi, le parole femine.

Desert and reward seldom keep company.

Desires are nourished by delays.

Discreet women have neither eyes nor ears.
fr] La femme de bien n'a ny yeux ny oreilles.

Diseases are the interests of pleasures.

Diversity of humours breedeth tumors.

Do as the Frier saith, not as he doeth.

Do not say go but gaw (go thy self along).

Do what thou oughtest, and come what can.

Dogs gnaw bones because they cannot swallow them.

Dogs wag their tails not so much in love to you as to your bread.

Dry bread at home is better then roastmeat abroad.

Each generation criticizes the unconscious assumptions made by its parents. It may assent to them, but it brings them out into the open.
Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Economy has frequently nothing whatever to do with the amount of money being spent, but with the wisdom used in spending it.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

Enthusiasm is at the bottom of all progress. With it there is accomplishment. Without it there are only alibis.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

Envy never enriched any man.

Every light is not the sun.

Every man is best known to himself.

Every one basteth the fat hog, while the lean one burneth.

Every one puts his fault on the times.

Every ones faults are not written in their foreheads.

Every organism requires an environment of friends, partly to shield it from violent changes, and partly to supply it with its wants.
Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Every path hath a puddle.

Every thing is good in its season.

Evil gotten evil spent.
la] Male parta male dilabuntur.

Evil that cometh out of thy mouth flieth into thy bosom.

Expect not fair weather in winter on one nights ice.

Fair is not fair, but that which pleaseth.
it] Non bello quel'ch' bello ma bello quel'che piace.

Fall not out with a friend for a trifle.

Familiar things happen, and mankind does not bother about them. It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.
Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Fidlers fare, meat, drink and money.

Fine dressing is a foul house swept before the windows.

First deserve and then desire.

First they ignore you, / then they laugh at you, / then they fight you, / then you win.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Fly pleasure and it will follow thee.

Fools tie knots and wise men loose them.

For that thou canst do thy self rely not on another.

For want of a nail the shoe is lost, for want of a shoe the horse is lost, for want of a horse the rider is lost.

Forgive any sooner then thy self.

Foxes when sleeping have nothing fall into their mouths.
fr] A Regnard endormi rien ne cheut en la gueule.

Foxes when they cannot reach the grapes say they are not ripe.

Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

From time waste there can be no salvage. It is the easiest of all waste and the hardest to correct because it does not litter the floor.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

Genius is initiative on fire.
Holbrook Jackson (1874 - 1948)

Get thy spindle and thy distaff ready and God will send thee flax.

Give a clown your finger and he will take your whole hand.

Giving is dead now a days, and restoring very sick.

God comes at last when we think he is furthest off.

God cometh with leaden feet, but striketh with iron hands.

God deprives him of bread who likes not his drink.

God hath often a great share in a little house.

God healeth, and the Physician hath the thanks.

God help the rich, the poor can beg.

God, our parents and our master can never be requited.

Good Ale is meat, drink and cloth.

Good and quickly seldom meet.

Good harvests make men prodigal, bad ones provident.

Good to be merry at meat.

Good to begin well, better to end well.

Good watch prevents misfortune.

Good will is among the few really necessary things in life.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

Good words without deeds are rushes and reeds.

Goods are theirs who enjoy them.

Gossips and frogs they drink and talk.

Green wood makes a hot fire.

Happy is he who knows his follies in his youth.

Have but few friends though much acquaintance.

He commands enough that obeys a wise man.

He covers me with his wings, and bites me with his bill.

He deserves not the sweet that will not taste of the sowre.

He giveth twice that gives in a trice.
la] Qui cito dat bis dat.
it] Dono molto aspettato e venduto non donato.

He goes not out of his way that goes to a good inn.

He hath enough to keep the wolf from the door.

He hath lest his purse in his other hose.

He hath not lost all who hath one throw to cast.

He is blind enough who sees not through the holes of a sieve.

He is not a merchant bare, that hath money, worth or ware.

He is proper that hath proper conditions.

He is wise enough that can keep himself warm.

He is wise that is honest.

He laughs ill that laughs himself to death.

He liveth long that liveth well.

He looseth his thanks who promiseth and delayeth.
la] Gratia ab officio, quod mora tardat, abest.

He looseth nothing who keeps God for his friend.

He may freely receive courtesies that knows how to requite them.

He may well be contented who needs neither borrow nor flatter.

He promiseth like a merchant, and pays like a man of war.

He that blowes in the dust fills his eyes.

He that chastiseth one amendeth many.

He that contemplates hath a day without a night.

He that converseth not with men knoweth nothing.

He that doth well wearieth not himself.

He that doth what he will, oft doth not what he ought.

He that eats the Kings goose shall be choked with the feathers.

He that endureth is not overcome.

He that goeth out with often loss.

He that gropes in the dark finds that he would not.

He that hath a body made of glass must not throw stones at another.

He that hath a fellow-ruler hath an over-ruler.

He that hath a good harvest may be content with some thistles.

He that hath a head of wax, must not walk in the Sun.

He that hath lost his credit is dead to the world.

He that hath money in his purse cannot want a head for his shoulders.

He that hath nothing is not contented.

He that hath wife and children wants not business.

He that is Angry is seldome at ease.

He that is suffer'd to do more then is fitting will do more then is lawful.

He that is thrown would ever wrestle.

He that labours and thrives spins gold.

He that lets his horse drink at every lake,

He that lets his wife go to every feast, and his horse drink at every water, shall neither have good wife nor good horse.

He that likes honey from thorns pays too dear for it.
fr] Trop achepte le miel qui sur espines le leche.

He that lives in hope danceth without a minstrel.

He that lives not well one year, sorrows for it seven.

He that liveth wickedly can hardly die honestly.

He that makes a good war, makes a good peace.

He that makes his bed ill lies there.

He that pitieth another remembreth himself.

He that runs in the night stumbles.

He that sings on I ryday shall weep on Sunday.

He that speaks doth sow, he that holds his peace doth reap.

He that speaks me fair and loves me not, I'll speak him fair and trust him not.

He that strikes with his tongue, must ward with his head.

He that takes not up a pin sleights his wife.

He that waits on another mans trencher, makes many a late dinner.

He that will deceive the Fox must rise betimes.

He that will enter into Paradise must have a good key.

He that will not be counsell'd cannot be help't.

He that will not be saved needs no preacher.

He was hang'd that left his drink behind.

He who but once a good name gets,

He who dies of threats, must be rung to Church by farts.

He who hath but one hog makes him fat, and he who hath but one son makes him a fool.

He who hath much pease may put the more in the pot.

He who hath no ill fortune is cloy'd with good.

He who lies long in bed his estate feels it.

He who marrieth for wealth doth sell his liberty.

He who seeketh trouble never misseth it.

He who serves well, needs not be afraid to ask his wages.

He who would have a hare to breakfast must hunt over night.

He wrongs not an old man, who steals his supper from him.

Hell is full of good meanings and wishes.

Hell is not to love anymore.
Georges Bernanos (1888 - 1948)

Hell, madam, is to love no more.
Georges Bernanos (1888 - 1948)

History is more or less bunk. It's tradition. We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's damn is the history we make today.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

Honest men marry soon, wise men not at all.

Honesty is incompatible with amassing a large fortune.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Honey is sweet but the Bee stings.

Honour and ease are seldom bedfellows.

Husbands are in heaven whose wives chide not.

I am a painter and I nail my pictures together.
Kurt Schwitters (1887 - 1948)

I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived.
Willa Sibert Cather (1873 - 1947)

I suck't not this out of my fingers ends.

I tell you there is such a thing as creative hate.
Willa Sibert Cather (1873 - 1947)

I wept when I was born, and every day shews why.

Idleness is the key of beggery.

Idleness turns the edge of wit.

If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer.
Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

If every one would mend one, all would be amended.

If fools went not to market bad ware would not be sold.

If I cannot come to terms with the course of events, then I let them take care of themselves.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

If money is your only hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

If the bed could tell all it knows it would put many to the blush.

If the old dog barkes, he gives counsel.
it] Can vecchio non baia ind arno.

If there is any great secret of success in life, it lies in the ability to put yourself in the other person's place and to see things from his point of view - as well as your own.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

If thou hast not a capon feed on an onyon.

If you have had your attention directed to the novelties of thought in your own lifetime, you will have observed that almost all really new ideas have a certain spect of foolishnes when they are first produced, and almost any idea which jogs you out of your current abstractions may be better than nothing.
Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

If you play with a fool at home he'll play with you in the market.

If you take all the experience and judgment of men over fifty out of the world, there wouldn't be enough left to run it.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

If your plow be jogging you may have meat for your horses.

I'll not make fish of one, and flesh of another.

In a calm sea every man is a pilot.

In a thousand pound of law there's not an ounce of love.

In every Countrey the Sun riseth in the morning.

In rain and Sunshine cuckolds go to heaven.

In the deepest water is the best fishing.

In the end things will mend.

In the history of the world the prize has not gone to those species which specialized in methods of violence, or even in defensive armor. In fact, nature began with producing animals encased in hard shells for defense against the ills of life. It also experimented in size. But smaller animals, without external armor, warm-blooded, sensitive, alert, have cleared those monsters off the face of the earth.
Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

In the past, human life was lived in a bullock cart; in the future, it will be lived in an aeroplane; and the change of speed amounts to a difference in quality.
Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

In the sea of life, too, there are no eternal rocks.
Ricarda Huch (1864 - 1947)

In time of adversity not one among twenty.

In time of prosperity friends will be plenty.

In vain he craves advice that will not follow it.

Industry is fortunes right hand, and frugality her left.

Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct from ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended.
Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

It doth care and skill require.

It is more important that a proposition be interesting than that it be true.
Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

It is never a bad day that hath a good night.

It is not paradox to say that in our most theoretical moods we may be nearest to our most practical applications.
Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

It is worth remembering that output per man in this country has increased on the average about two per cent a year during this century. Mere continuation of this trend will mean a future full of better things for more people. But it is my own feeling that the tremendous gains which have been achieved by machine techniques may be substantially matched when we learn to make better use of ourselves as people.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

It 's a poor family which hath neither a whore nor a thief in it.

It were more proper to say a Beetle in a cowturd.

Itch an ease can no man please.

It's a bad cause that none dare speak in.

It's a bad sack will abide no clouting.

It's a fine thing to rise above pride, but you must have pride in order to do so.
Georges Bernanos (1888 - 1948)

It's a foolish sheep that makes the wolf his confessor.

It's a poor sport that is not worth the candle.

It's a rank courtesie when a man is forc't to give thanks for his own.

It's a wicked thing to make a dearth on's garner.

It's an ill air where nothing is to be gain'd.

It's an ill battel where the Devil carries the colours.

It's an ill procession where the Devil holds the candle.

It's better to be stung by a nettle, then prick't by a rose.

It's easie to bowl down hill.

It's easie to rob an Orchard, when none keeps it.

It's good to have company in trouble.

It's ill healing an old sore.

It's more painful to do nothing then something.

It's not how long but how well we live.

It's not the gay coat makes the Gentleman.

It's possible for a ram to kill a butcher.

It's wit to pick a lock and steal a horse, but wisdom to let them alone.

I've no wish to enclose my house with walls. But no foreign culture should estrange me from my maternal soil.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Jest not with the eye nor with religion.

Keep counsel thy self first.

Keep good men company, and you shall be of the number.

Lend thy horse for a long journey, thou mayest have him return with his skin.

Let every cuckold wear his own horns.

Let every pedler carry his own burden.

Let no womans painting breed thy stomachs fainting.

Let your letter stay for the post, not the post for the letter.

Lick honey with your little finger.

Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and griefs which we endure help us in our marching onward.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

Life is an offensive, directed against the repetitious mechanism of the universe.
Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Life is half spent e're we know what it is.

Life is work, and everything you do is so much more experience. Sometimes you work for wages, sometimes not, but what does anybody make but a living? And whatever you have you must either use or lose.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

Life without a friend is death with a witness.

Like author like book.

Like to like, and Nan for Nicholas.

Little dogs start the hare, but the great ones catch it.

Little sticks kindle the fire, but great ones put it out.

London Bridge was made for wise men to pass over, and for fools to pass under.

Look high and fall into a cowturd.

Love asks faith, and faith asks firmness.

Love being jealous makes a good eye look asquint.

Love lives in cottages as well as in Courts.

Love rules his kingdom without a sword.

Make not thy friend too cheap to thee, nor thy self to thy friend.

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be, at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Man needs science in order to know and belief in order to act.
Max Planck (1858 - 1947)

Manners make often fortunes.

Many can pack the cards that cannot play.

Many do kiss the hands they wish to see cut off.

Many persons think that by hoarding money they are gaining safety for themselves. If money is your only hope for independence, you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. Without these qualities, money is practically useless. The security even of money depends on knowledge, experience and ability. If productive ideas are displaced by destructive ideas, economic life suffers.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

Many speak much that cannot speak well.

Many things grow in the garden were never sown there.

Many ventures make a full fraight.

Many without punishment, none without sin.

Many words will not fill a bushel.

May piss a bed and say he sweats.

Measure is a merry mean.

Measure thrice what thou buyest, and cut it but once.

Men fear death as children to go in the dark.

Metal is dangerous in a blind horse.

Mills and wives are ever wanting.

Money doesn't change men, it merely unmasks them, If a man is naturally selfish or arrogant or greedy, the money brings that out, that is all.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

Money is like an arm or leg - use it or lose it.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

Money is that Art hath turn'd up trump.

Money is welcome though it come in a shit-clout.

Musick helps not the tooth-ach.

Nature draws more then ten oxen.

Necessity is the mother of invention is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth.
Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Neither praise nor dispraise thy self, thine actions serve the turn.

Never pleasures without repentance.

New meat begets a new appetite.

No Alchymy to saving.

No cut to unkindness.

No day passeth without some grief.

No government can guarantee security. It can only tax production, distribution and service and gradually crush the power to pay taxes. That settles nothing. It only uses up the gains of the past and postpones the developments of the future.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

No lock will hold against the power of gold.

No man better knows what good is then he who hath endured evil.

No man can flay a stone.

No man ever lost his credit but he who had it not.

Noble plants suit not a stubborn soil.

Nobody can think straight who does not work. Idleness warps the mind. Thinking without constructive action becomes a disease.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

None is a fool always, every one sometimes.

None is so wise but the fool overtakes him.

None knows the weight of anothers burden.

Non-violence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance is the death of knowledge.
Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Not to love anything is hell.
Georges Bernanos (1888 - 1948)

Nothing down, nothing up.

Nothing have, nothing crave.

Nothing is impossible to a willing mind.

Obstacles are those frightful things we see when we take our eyes off our goals.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

Of all crafts to be an honest man is the master-craft.

Of course, it is not the employer who pays wages. He only handles the money. It is the product that pays wages and it is the management that arranges the production so that the product may pay the wages.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

Of evil grain no good seed can come.

Old friends and old wine are best and old gold.

Old men are always advising young men to save money. That is bad advice. Don't save every nickel. Invest in yourself. I never saved a dollar until I was forty years old.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

Old men, when they scorn young, make much of death. When Bees are old they yield no honey.

On a good bargain think twice.

On painting and fighting look aloof off.

One and none is all one.

One Barber shaves not so close but another finds work.

One eye of the masters sees more then ten of the servants.

One flower makes no garland.

One fool makes an hundred.

One ill word asketh another.

One is not so soon healed as hurt.

One may sooner fall then rise.

One must become as humble as the dust before he can discover truth.
Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

One nail drives out another.
fr] Un clou pousse l'autre.

One never looseth by doing good turns.

One secret of happiness is being able to find joy in the joy of others.
Georges Bernanos (1888 - 1948)

One shrewd turn asks another.

One slumberr invites another.

One who fears failure limits his activities. Failure is only the opportunity more intelligently to begin again.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

One's own employees should be one's best customers.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

Painted pictures are dead speakers.

Patch and long sit, build and soon flit.

Patience is a flower grows not in every ones garden.

Pedantry is the dotage of knowledge.
Holbrook Jackson (1874 - 1948)

People like to be surprised - but with what they expect.
Tristan Bernard (1866 - 1947)

Philosophy begins in wonder, and at the end, when philosophic thought has done its best, the wonder remains.
Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Play, women and wine undo men laughing.

Poor men have no souls.

Poverty is the mother of health.

Poverty parteth friends (o. fellowship).

Prettiness dies quickly.

Profit is a by-product of work; happiness is its chief product.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

Providence is better then rent.

Pull down your hat on the wind side.

Ready money will away.

Reckon right and February hath thirty one days.

Remove an old tree, and it will wither to death.

Riches are but the baggage of Fortune.

Riches are like muck which stink in a heap, but spread abroad, make the earth fruitful.

Salmon and Sermon have their season in Lent.

Say no ill of the year till it be past.

Seek simplicity, and distrust it.
Alfred North Whitehead (1861 - 1947)

Shall never be without a whore and a jade.

Ships fear fire more then water.

Silence doth seldom harm.

Silence is the best ornament of a woman.

Silks and Sattins put out the fire in the kitchin.

Sit in your place and none can make you rise.

Slander leaves a score behind it.
la] Calumniare fortiter aliquid adhaerebit.

Sloth turneth the edge of wit.

Some day the ethics of business will be universally recognized, and in that day business will be seen to be the oldest and most useful of all the professions.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)

Some memories are realities, and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again.
Willa Sibert Cather (1873 - 1947)

Soon todd soon with God.

Sorrow is good for nothing but sin.

Souldiers in peace are like chimneys in summer.

Speech is the picture of the mind.

Spend and be free, but make no waste.

Steal the goose and give the giblets in alms.

Step after step the ladder is ascended.

Stretch your legs according to your coverlet.

Such a beginning such an end.

Such a father such a son.

Such a welcome such a farewel.

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