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* "Be wise as serpents; gentle as doves."
--Hebrew Proverb

* "Curses, like chickens, come home to roost."
Once uttered, words cannot be taken back; one's ill words may come back to cause one trouble.
circa 1390 (Chaucer, Parson's Tale)

* "By trying often, the monkey learns to jump from the tree."
-- Cameroonian Proverb

* "When a camel is at the foot of a mountain then judge of his height."
-- Hindu Proverb

* "A crab does not beget a bird."
-- Ghanaian Proverb

* "When the snake is in the house, one need not discuss the matter at length."
-- African Proverb

* "Use your enemy's hand to catch a snake."
-- Persian Proverb

* "A kind word can attract even the snake from his nest."
-- Saudi Arabian Proverb

* "Hunger will lead a fox out of the forest."
-- Polish Proverb

* "Don't bargain for fish which are still in the water."
-- Indian Proverb

* "If you call one wolf, you invite the pack."
-- Bulgarian Proverb

* "Caution is not cowardice; even the ants march armed."
-- Ugandan Proverb

* "Where there is sugar, there are bound to be ants."
-- Malay Proverb

* "The fool who owns an ox is seldom recognized as a fool."
-- South African Proverb

* "If there were no elephant in the jungle, the buffalo would be a great animal."
-- Ghanaian Proverb

* "It is not a fish until it is on the bank."
-- Irish Proverb

* "Throw a lucky man in the sea, and he will come up with a fish in his mouth."
-- Saudi Arabian Proverb

* "I am a prince and you are a prince; who will lead the donkeys?"
-- Saudi Arabian Proverb

* "The cat which did not reach the sausage said: Anyhow it is Friday."
-- Georgian Proverb

* "If you are buying a cow, make sure that the price of the tail is included."
-- Tamil Proverb

* "Cats don't catch mice to please God."
-- Afghan Proverb

* "If you want to keep camels, have a big enough door."
-- Afghan Proverb

* "The barking of a dog does not disturb the man on a camel."
-- Egyptian Proverb

* "You never know how a cow catches a rabbit."
-- Dutch Proverb

* "Cross in a crowd and the crocodile won't eat you."
-- Malagasy Proverb

* "Only when you have crossed the river can you say the crocodile has a lump on his snout."
-- Ghanaian Proverb

* "Beware of a man's shadow and a bee's sting."
-- Burmese Proverb

* "A hero only appears once the tiger is dead."
-- Burmese Proverb

* "The child of a tiger is a tiger."
-- Haitian Proverb

* "The best way to eat the elephant standing in your path is to cut it up into little pieces."
-- African Proverb

* "Where there are no tigers, a wildcat is very self-important."
-- Korean Proverb

* "Fuel is not sold in a forest, nor fish on a lake."
-- Chinese Proverb

* "Milk the cow, but do not pull off the udder."
-- Greek Proverb

* "Children aren't dogs; adults aren't gods."
-- Haitian Proverb

* "Those who dislike cats will be carried to the cemetery in the rain."
-- Dutch Proverb

* "Govern a family as you would cook a small fish -- very gently."
-- Chinese Proverb

* "To climb a tree to catch a fish is talking much and doing nothing."
-- Chinese Proverb

* "Flatters, like cats, lick and then scratch."
-- German Proverb

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prov·erb n. An old and common saying; a phrase which is often repeated; especially, a sentence which briefly and forcibly expresses some practical truth, or the result of experience and observation; a maxim; a saw; an adage. (source Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary)

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