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Proverbs containing the word Head

Better to be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion

It is better to be in a leading position of a small group than one of the numeral followers of a bigger one, in which case one's skills and... Read more →

Two heads are better than one

It is an advantage to confer with somebody else before reaching an important decision. 'I've got a problem on my mind, Harry. Give me the... Read more →

A still tongue makes a wise head

You will learn more by listening to other people than by talking yourself.

You cannot put old heads on young shoulders

You cannot expect young people to be a wise and prudent as their elders.

Better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion

Another old proverb says the same thing more clearly: 'Better be the head of the yeomanry than the tail of the gentry.' In other words, it's... Read more →

Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown

This is the penalty of greatness. None are completely wretched but the great, Superior woes superior stations bring; A peasant sleeps, while... Read more →