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Proverbs starting with letter H

He that is down need fear no fall

A person who occupies the lowest position in life cannot fall any further and therefore has no fear of falling, whereas the great constantly... Read more →

He that hath not silver in his purse should have silk in his tongue

A man without money cannot afford to offend those to whom he looks for financial assistance.

He that hath a full purse never wanted a friend

Here 'wanted' means 'lacked. A similar proverb is Success has many friends. Because a man is rich, he is always surrounded by flatterers and... Read more →

He that has a great nose thinks everybody is speaking of it

Don't be self-conscious. Don't be embarrassed if you have a big nose, or your ears stick out, or you need a hair-do, or you didn't clean your... Read more →

He that fights and runs away may live to fight another day

Although a brave man is better than a coward, caution is often better than rashness.

He that commits a fault thinks everyone speaks of it

When you have done something wrong you are so conscious of it that you feel that everyone else knows about it.

He that cannot obey cannot command

We must learn to obey orders before we are qualified to give them. The experience gained in a subordinate position is invaluable when we have to... Read more →

He should have a long spoon that sups with the devil

Anyone who mixes with evil companions must have all his wits about him. Thus it is dangerous to keep bad company.

He laughs best who laughs last

You may not come off best in the end, so don’t laugh too soon. The following little incident is borrowed from Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K.... Read more →

He is rich that has few wants

A person who has few wants can easily satisfy them. In this sense he is 'richer' than the rich man who has many wants that he cannot satisfy.