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Proverbs containing the word Empty

He who gives fair words feeds you with an empty spoon

We gain nothing from being flattered; nor do we profit from other people’s accuses.

Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water

In achieving your aim (of pouring away the bath water), make sure you don't do something else (pouring away the baby) that more than cancels out... Read more →

Empty vessels make the most sound

Here 'vessels' are metal receptacles such as buckets, oil-drums, and petrol-cans, which, when struck, make more noise when they are empty then... Read more →

An empty sack cannot stand upright

The sack here is a sack of flour, from which bread is made. Just as the sack is kept upright by the flour, so is man supported and kept alive by... Read more →