If thieves are squabbling among themselves, they are too busy to rob honest men. The phrase 'come by their own' means 'keep what belongs to... Read more →
Proverbs containing the word Thief
A thief will not hesitate to steal from an honest man, but is reluctant to steal form another thief.
To procrastinate is to delay, to put off doing something. Procrastinating – deferring things from day to day – wastes a lot of time and... Read more →
If you leave articles of value lying about, you are asking for them to be stolen. The temptation may be too great for a person who would not... Read more →
A thief knows all the tricks of the game, so it is best fitted to catch others engaged in it. A similar proverb is An old poacher makes the best... Read more →
If you give a bad person enough opportunity he will bring about his own downfall. There is a play on words in the proverb, for 'rope' has tow... Read more →
If a man buys or otherwise acquires anything that he knows has been stolen, he is as guilty as the person who stole it. In the same way, if one... Read more →