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Proverbs containing the word Beggar

A beggar can never be bankrupt

To go bankrupt a person has to go deep into dept that they cannot repay. This is generally something that can happen to rich people when they... Read more →

Beggars must not be choosers

A person who is hungry and has no money to buy food should not complain when he is offered bread and cheese instead of roast lamp and new... Read more →

Set a begger on horseback and he’ll ride to the devil

When a man without money grows suddenly rich, he is liable to become the most arrogant of mortals. John Wolcot, whose pen-name was Peter Pindar,... Read more →