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A bores fol, one learns with raire. (to be shaved).
With beautiful lying which comes by far. (Tuet Abbot)
That which comes from a remote country can, without fearing to be contradicted, to tell false things. The same proverb - very seldom - is used in the opposite direction: that which comes by far lies in vain, it will not be believed. See also: .
With beautiful speech which does not have cure to make well. (Montluc)
Nobody who makes fair promisess which will not be held.
With good cat, good rat. (Cholières)
Says itself when that which attack finds an antagonist able to resist to him. In germ the principle contained even of .
With good horse, good ford. (Manuscript of XVe)
Abundance of goods does not harm.
One still accepts, by measurement of precaution, a thing of which one has already a sufficient quantity.
With good applicant, good refuser. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
That which request indiscreetly deserves to be refused without care - a polished request should be pushed back only with honesty.
With good borrower, good econduisor. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
To good player the ball comes to him. (Manuscript of XIVe)
See also: The ball seeks the player
With good Master, bold servant. (Christmas of Fail)
To good messenger, one should not anything say
Do not repeat a secrecy with somebody of chatterer.
With good wine not of sign.
What is good recommends oneself.
With purse of player, there is latch (Handwritten of XIVe)
With mowed ewe, God measures the wind. (H. Estienne)
Those which have few means are likely sometimes to avoid evils which they would not have resisted.
Absent the cat, the mice dances. (Baïf) - another form
When the cat is not there, the mice dance.
With fascinating Lent, each one needs its frying pan
Says itself when somebody asks to borrow a thing, whereas the people to whom it belongs need some themselves.
With each one its turn.
If you carry it today on me, I will carry it perhaps tomorrow on you.
For each day its sorrow suffices.
Let us support the evils of today without thinking by advance of those which the future can hold to us. Drawn fromGospel of Matthieu (MT 6.34), parabola of the lilies of the fields.
With each bird, its nest is beautiful. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Each one admires its house, its property.
With each foot its shoe. (Montaigne)
With each saint his candle. (Jean The Good)
With trodden path, it does not grow grass. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Not possible profit in a trade whose many people mix.
Buy with credit and sell cash.
With horse given, one does not look at the teeth
One finds also the alternative: "With horse given, one does not look at the support. "It is not advisable to criticize what was given to you free. The teeth of the animals are an indication of their health, one thus examine their before any purchase.
With aggressive horse, one needs a stable for share (P. J. The Russet-red One)
To thin horses the flies go the poor wretches test more than others the bad chance.
Achilles sulky person is not less Achille (Mrs. de Girardin)
With c?ur valiant nothing impossible
With courage, one comes to end from all. Used as currency by Jacques C?ur.
With drunk dove, the cherries are bitter. (Manuscript of XIVe)
With confessors, doctors, lawyers, the truth do not conceal a your case. (Gabriel Meurier)
With with dimensions of the beauty, the spirit and the c?ur always make the effect of poor relations. (Etienne Rey)
At tomorrow businesses
We without thinking of the concern of the following day divert today.
With two sows three bonds. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Good-bye baskets grape harvest are made. (Rabelais)
The occasion passed, it does not have there more nothing to make, all is finished.
Admiration is girl of ignorance
One more easily admires those which one really did not connait, whose defects remain thus hidden.
To give to give, to sell to sell (Handwritten of XIIIe)
With hard ass, hard pivot. Alternative
To malicious dog, bond runs
A lasts anvil hammer of feather.
The hardest blows do not overpower the man enduring (patience, moral strength...).
Occurs what will be able.
Whether it results this or that from it, little imports me. Often used preceded by Do what owe, to see .
Ah! that it is soft nothing to make, when very is agitated around you. (Jules Barber and Square Michel)
Help yourself and the sky will help you
It is necessary to make efforts before counting on Providence, the others, etc. Already quoted by Esope (help yourself and Herakles will help you).
With bold face, a proof does not harm. (Antoine Loisel)
With flower of woman, wine flower. (Manuscript of XIVe)
With force to swear, one generates some doubt with the truth. (Marguerite de Navarre)
To force of evil outward journey, all will go well
Safety can leave the same difficulties.
With force of wisdom, one can be blâmable. (Molière)
With goupil (fox) tous.les.jours géline does not occur white. (Manuscript of XIVe)
To goupil deadened anything do not fall to him in the mouth. (Manuscript of XVe) - See too
Fox which sleeps the morning does not have the emplumée mouth.
With large lords few words
It is necessary to explain in few words what one wants to make hear with large
We help mutually, the load of misfortunes will be lighter. (Florian)
Like that you are advised, and not that you are rented. (Boileau)
Love your neighbor, but do not cut down the hedge.
Thus the world goes
Thus one generally acts.
With butchery, all the cows are oxen, with the tannery, all the b?ufs are cows
The merchant says that all that it sells is of the first quality.
To the Candlemas, the winter passes or takes rigour
If the cold is not finished with the Candlemas, it will be even more important than front.
With the candle, the goat seems young lady (Gabriel Meurier)
With the solitary dove the cherries are bitter.
At the court of the king, each one is there for oneself. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
With the war as with the war.
In period of crisis, all the means are good to arrive to its ends.
With the gueue to lie the difficulty (Manuscript of XIIIe)
With the maisnie the lord recognizes itself. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
At the house to buy, going to sell. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
To the press the insane ones go. (Jean The Good)
With the stopper rod, the fol kneels. (Gabriel Meurier)
In Sainte-Luce, the days grow of a jump of chip.
The days start to grow a little in Sainte-Luce (December 13. It is well on forgery since they really grow as from the 21, day of the solstice. On the other hand, around the 13, the night starts again to fall more and more late.
With the bloated face one knows the drunkard. (Gabriel Meurier)
To wash the head of More [ or an ass ] his detergent is lost.
It is impossible to make change opinion stupid or a one entêté.
In the place of the public, to repeat is to prove. (A. France)
With impossible no one is not held.
One cannot require whoever what it is impossible for him to make.
To go ahead of of somebody with the cross and the banner
In large pump.
To go from the cellar to the attic
To be very agitated.
With the?uvre, one knows the craftsman (or the workman).
One judges skill of a workman according to the perfection of his work.
With the nail one knows the lion
An unimportant act seemingly can make known the man who is the author and to reveal his character.
With long cord draws, which dead of others desire. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
With evil to charge, one makes the horned breads. (Manuscript of XVe)
A bad beginning can put in danger the good walk of a whole business.
With enraciné evil, remedy late glossy. (Gabriel Meurier)
Cluster of epithets, bad praises
In fact the facts rent. (the Heather)
To malicious dog, bond runs.
With malicious workman, not of good tool.
The bad workman always does bad work, and puts his awkwardnesses on the account of his tools. Another direction, similar: .The bad workman is unable to have good tools.
With malicious cause, long pleading. (Nicolas Catherinot)
Friend with lending, enemy with returning. (Antoine Loisel)
That to which you lend money says your friend, but he will become your enemy at the time when you will ask him to refund, or the alternative: First cousin, when you lend; wire of whore, when you claim
Friend of the virtue rather than virtuous. (Boileau)
Friend of thirty, girl of fifteen, and one year old wine. (Montluc)
Friendship of court, faith of foxes, company of wolves (Chamfort)
Friendship of lord is not heritage (Handwritten of XIVe)
become: Service of large is not heritage or: Promise of large is not will.
Love has habit to intermingle its pleasures with bitterness. (Clement Marot)
Self-love disappoints us. (Rabelais)
Love and seigneurery do not go from company.. (Manuscript of XVe)
Love can grinds, money can all.. (Gilles de Noyers)
Love vainct all except heart of félon.. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Ass piqué, with trotter is encouraged. (Gabriel Meurier)
With new fact, new council. (Jean de Bueil)
With party taken, not of council. (A. J. Panckoucke)
It is not used for nothing to advise somebody of which the resolution is taken.
With father hoarder, wire gaspillor
It frequently happens that the son wastes the goods piled up by the father.
With miserly father, prodigal sons.
A defect or vice gives birth to around oneself the vice opposite, in reaction. See also the opposite proverb: .
With small eating well to drink (Rabelais)
With small draper, small basket
It is necessary to proportion its expenditure with its receipt.
With small bird, small nest.
The house or the property of somebody reflects his state of fortune. It is necessary to know to be satisfied with what one has, not péter higher than its bottom.
At small present, small mercy.
With small fountain one drinks with his thirst. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Learn how to know you, and go down in yourself. (Crow)
After death, the doctor.
The help comes too late.
After the rain good weather.
The joy often succeeds sadness, happiness with misfortune. Used like titrates of a novel by Countess of Ségur.
After courage, nothing more beautiful than the consent cowardice. (Helvétius)
After the spirit of understanding, which there are in the world of rarer, they are diamonds and the pearls. (the Heather)
For him it is necessary to draw the scale.
What it does is done always better than by anyone.
After me the flood.(Mrs. de Pompadour)
Little imports to me what will arrive when I will not exist any more.
With something misfortune is good. (A something is used misfortune as Christmas de Fail)
Annoying events, one can often find some advantage, was this only byexperiment that one withdraws some.
To which it arrives a misfortune, it occurs another of them. (Manuscript of XIVe) -;A which meschet, one him mésoffre (Handwritten of XIVe)
One prevails oneself of the embarrassment where a salesman is, to buy its goods at low prices.
With what good so much of friends? Only one is enough when he loves us. (Florian)
To tell his evils, often they are relieved.(Crow)
To knock the head against the walls, it comes only from the bumps. (Musset)
With stupid request one does not need an answer. (Jean The Good)
One answers nothing that which makes an absurd or improper question.
Attack of greyhound, wild boar defense, escape of wolf
For the war it is necessary to attack with the impetuosity of the greyhound, to defend themselves with energy of wild boar and to flee with the speed of the wolf.
Attacks of love are false and décevables. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Enough skins which it foot holds. (Manuscript of XIIIe) - modern Alternative
As much done that which holds the foot than that which skins.
Enough grants which is keep silent. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
A late shouts the bird when it is taken. (Manuscript of XIVe)
A late is avenged, which God avenges. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Such pot, such spoon. (Manuscript of XVe)
Such saint, such offering. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Such injury, such chambrière. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Such blade, such sheath. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
With warped fabric, God sends the wire
Providence often provides the means of concluding a started company.
All c?urs quite born, that the fatherland is expensive! (Voltaire)
Very good account to return
It is allowed to remake a calculation to ensure itself of its exactitude.
Very sinned mercy
It is necessary to be lenient; no fault is unworthy of paradise.
Any lord any honor.
It is necessary to return honor to each one according to its row.
With misleading, misleading and half. (Christmas of Fail)
That which horn always ends up meeting somebody even more cheating.
At the end of the alder makes cloth. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Each thing has its end.
To the cauldron of the pains, each one carries its bowl. (Henri Estienne)
With sleeping the douaire is gained. (Antoine Loisel) - the douaire is not acquired with the woman before the marriage is not consumed.
No way of flowers leads to glory. (The Fountain)
At the bottom of the pots are the witty remarks. (P. J. The Russet-red One)
With gueux, the double sack. (A. Clot)
The poor always poor remainder.
With length outward journey the file eats iron. (CH Book)
With length outward journey small burden weighs
A small expenditure which is often repeated ends up burdening a budget. See also the other form: and Les petits ruisseaux font les grandes rivières.
Au long aller, le fardeau pèse
Une petite dépense finit par devenir onéreuse lorsqu'elle est fréquemment répétée.
Au mariage et à la mort, le diable fait son effort.(L. F. Sauvé)
A un homme d'esprit, il ne faut qu'une femme de sens; c'est trop de deux esprits dans une maison. (Louis de Bonald)
Au paradis pour la musique ; mais en enfer, pour l'agrément de la conversation.
With joking, one knows the man. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
With the first sound one does not take ruail. (Manuscript of XVe)
With the laughter one knows the fol and denied it. (Gabriel Meurier)
With the kingdom of the blind men, the one-eyed ones are kings
With a merit, a poor knowledge, one shines in the medium of stupid and the ignoramuses.
With the only word of sermon we must of the respect. (Boursault)
At the evening, the workman rents; and in the morning, the hotel one. (Gabriel Meurier)
As well are passing fancies, under office that under brunettes. (Romance of the Rose XIIIe)
The office was a large fabric of bore-hole of which were useful themselves the people and the brunette a very fine fabric with which the injuries got dressed.
At once taken, hung at once
Says itself of a very prompt decision.
With the nickname one knows the man. (Mr. The Russet-red one of Lincy)
As many marriages, as many households.
As much spends I bet that broad
A badly heard economy involves with a considerable expenditure.
As many heads, as many opinion
The more important the number of people is, and the more it there of different opinions.
As much dies calf that cow. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
As much sins that which holds the bag that that which fills up it. (CH Book)
As much is worth the man as it is estimated. (Rabelais)
Another country, another habit
The habits and practices change from one country to another
Other times, others m?urs
The m?urs change from one time to another.
To the thin horses the flies go. (Baïf)
At the expense of the good direction, keep to joke. (Boileau)
With the large doors the high winds beat. (Brantôme)
With the great evils great remedies
It is necessary to make energetic decisions against the serious and dangerous evils.
To the large fishermen the eels escape. (Manuscript of XVe)
With innocent the full hands. (P. With. Lambert-Thiboust)
With the small bags are best the spices. (Gabriel Meurier)
With the come tards, bones
The arrived last are satisfied with the remainders.
With the virtues which one requires of a servant, knows one much Masters who are worthy to be servants. (Beaumarchais)
With the rough customers beautiful she-cats. (L Morin)
With dedicated indiscreet all appears legitimate. (Crow)
With valiant c?ur nothing impossible. (Currency of Jacques C?ur)
To overcome without danger, one triumphs without glory. (Crow)
There is no glory to have if there is no difficulty.
Before thus to write, learn how to think.
With "Si" one would put Paris in a bottle.
Only reality counts, and can imports what could or could occur if the things had been/were different.
With the woman, the lie becomes soon truth and the truth lie. (Manuscript of XIIe)
With the straw and time, the medlars and the nipples are matured. (Gabriel Meurier)
With the fox, one vixen.
With the wolves, one learns how to howl. (Root) or
It is necessary to howl with the wolves: It is necessary to adapt to the manners, the m?urs, the opinions of those with which one is.
With old mule, gilded brake. (Manuscript of 1456)
One avoids an old animal for selling best; says also old women who misuse the artifices of the toilet.
With unpleasant, unpleasant and half or
With corsair, corsair and half.(Tuet Abbot)
To be the narrow aware like the sleeve of a cordelier
To be the broad aware.
To have the well hung language
To speak with facility.
To have the long teeth
In wanting always more.
To have the eyes larger than the belly.
To ask more than what one can consume.
To have lost any shame
To be insensitive with dishonour.
To be afraid of its shade
To be frightened less thing.
To have a fever of fox which would eat a hen well
To have an extraordinary appetite.
To want too much to gain one loses. (The Fountain)


Baillez with unpleasant a towel, it will make of them étrivières (Christmas of Fail)
To beat the bushes so that another takes the birds
To take the trouble so that another benefits from it. See also: To draw chestnuts from fire and: to fight for the king of Prussia.
To beat its nurse
To attack those which raised you to which one is indebted of its education, of its fortune.
Beautiful core to lie under poor bark (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Beautiful speech does not skin the language
There A always is to be expressed politely.
Beautiful service makes friendly, true statement enemies.
Beautiful face is worth mets. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Much noise for nothing.
A business which is reduced to little thing took considerable proportions. Titrate of a comedy of (Much Teenager Nothing Butt).
Much noise, little fruit. (city by F. Bacon)
Much to speak anything to say.
To employ many words without interest.
Many can speak, but well little can make.
Many people give councils without having competences of them.
Beauty is not worth anything without kindness. (Gabriel Meurier)
Modern alternative: Beauty passes, kindness remains.
Beautiful lies assistances. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Beautiful woman to hardly remain pure. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Let us work hard, God will work hard
(Words of Jeanne d' Arc, June 22, 1428, to the battle of Jargeau, when Jeanne d' Arc shouted with the attack, and whereas the duke of Alençon hesitated, she says to this one: "Ah! do not fear anything, it is the hour which God likes. Work hard and God will work hard. "At the time of her lawsuit of judgment, Jeanne d' Arc stated to have said: "In name (place, the men-at-arms will battle and God will give the victory. ")
Animal, greedy, anger like a turkey
Stupid individual, very greedy, who puts himself easily in anger.
Many errors were born from a truth which one misuses. (Voltaire)
To say well made laugh, make made well conceal. (E Dacier)
To do and let it well know.
(Currency of the French Manufacture of weapons and cycles with St Etienne)
Quite insane which is forgotten, even more which binds. (Nicolas Catherinot)
Well badly acquired never does not profit (or thrives).
One cannot enjoy in peace the good obtained by illegitimate ways. will express it in a pricklier form: One can build a throne with bayonets, but one cannot sit down above. See also: .
Well rosser and to keep resentment is also far too female. (Beaumarchais)
Well must itself conceal share which nothing pays some. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Very often a rascal is only one stupid. (Voltaire)
Goods of minors and buckwheat straw go each decreasing day.
White whim does not break the head. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
To drink like a sponge
To drink with excess.
Good lawyer, bad close. (Janus Gruter)
It is not often recommended to have a neighbor lawyer in the event of litigation.
Good captain, good soldiers.
The value of a troop is that of its command. See also the symmetrical one: the fish rots by the head
Good rider goes up to any hand
A skilful man always succeeds in his companies.
Good châtel guard which its body keeps. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Good dog drives out race. (Manuscript of 1557)
The children hold their parents. See also: .
Good crochetor all doors hooks. (CH Bourdigné)
Good right needs assistance. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Good enduror is always victorious. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Good stomach and bad c?ur, it is the secrecy to live a long time. (Fontenelle)
Good guet drives out malaventure. (Gabriel Meurier)
Good market draws money from purse. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Good swimmer, good noyor. (Janus Gruter)
Too much self-confidence can be dangerous.
Good workman cannot come late in?uvre. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Good fox is not caught twice with the same trap.
The weather is necessary to know not to be twice the same errors.
Good fox is not caught twice with the same trap
The weather is necessary to know not to be twice the same errors.
Good blood could not lie. (Christmas of Fail)
One cannot betray a good birth.
Good wine, good spur. (Antoine Oudin)
Happiness to lie in mediocrity, wants neither Master nor servant. (Baïf)
Catch, guard your cow
Take care not to be misled.
Good shame leaves danger. (Baïf)
Good the mesh which saves the sum of money. (Baïf)
Good or bad health makes our philosophy. (Chaulieu)
Good reputation is better than girdles gilded. (Benserade)
Better a good reputation is worth than a richness without merit.
Good seed makes good grain.
Good bases generally make it possible to arrive at a good result.
Good life embellishes. (Pierre Gringore)
Goodwill compensates for faculty. (Gabriel Meurier)
Good swimmers at the end are drowned. (Gabriel Meurier)
Counted ewes the wolf eat them
Excessive precautions do not prevent from being misled; too many precautions can harm.
Ewe crottée with the others seeks to rub.
Ewe by too tamed each lamb is tétée.
Ewe which roof-bar loses its goulée.
That which speaks much makes double.
Attach in hand on the paving stone.
, never we drink will not drink so young people. (A. of Montluc)


That appears like the nose with the medium of the figure.
Something is said which is so apparent, that it would be useless to try to hide.
That suits him like a glove
That suits him very well.
That does not appear more than the nose with the medium of the face
Says itself ironically to somebody who tries to dissimulate a thing without succeeding there.
That is not worth four irons of a dog
That is not worth anything (one does not put irons at a dog).
That appears like the nose with the medium of the face
That is extremely visible.
That which sows the wind will harvest the storm
That which excites disorders will be victim of larger disorders.
It is not enough of any lira, it is necessary to digest what one reads. (J S. of Boufflers)
It is not with favours that one sticks the men (Napoleon)
It is not silk comparison with honey. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
It is not theirs fault if the frogs do not have a tail.
Says itself of a person without imagination, incompetent to invent anything.
It is not to be wise, to be wiser than one should not. (Quinault)
It is not shame to choir, but to lie too much. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
It is not the ignorance which is inadmissible, it is impertinence. (Helvétius)
It is not our condition, it is the hardening of our heart which returns to us happy. (Voltaire)
It is not to obey to only obey slowly. (Crow)
It is not for its nose
The thing about which it all is is not intended to him.
It is not on the dress that I like diversity, it is in the spirit. (The Fountain)
It is not so much to be rich which makes happiness, it is to become it. (Stendhal)
It is not always by charity that the women are pure. (Rochefoucauld)
It is not very to have good cause, it is still necessary to know to solicit.
It is not very Gospel, which one says by the city. (Gabriel Meurier)
It is not a trade only to hang small bell with the neck of the insane ones. (Manuscript of XVe)
It is not a sin only to have spirit. (Destouches)
It is not victory, if it does not put an end to the war. (Montaigne)
It is not to be overcome to only go to the reason. (Knight of Méré)
It is not a penetration higher which makes the statesmen, it is their character. Voltaire)
What brings the flood turns over from there with the ebb
Too fast profit changes into loss.
What God did of better, it is that each one is well as it is. (P. Goff)
What woman wants, God wants it.
A woman always arrives at her ends.
What the devil brings under the belly, it overrides its back.
What the gantelet seizes, the gorgeret absorbs it. (the Bayard knight)
What one likes especially, it is the favours to which one does not have right. (Mrs. de Girardin)
What one knows best, it is what one guessed, then what one learned by the experiment. (Chamfort)
What abounds does not harm.
What must be cannot miss either but the rain in winter. (Gabriel Meurier)
What is bitter with the mouth is soft with the c?ur
A medicine difficult to swallow can cure.
What is good to take is good to return. (Manuscript of XIVe)
What is good to take is good to keep.
What is differed is not lost. (Antoine Loisel)
What could not have place currently will be done later. See as revenge is a dish as eats itself cold.
What astonishes, once astonishes, but what is admirable is admired more and more. (J Joubert)
With the result that the majority of the women are little touched friendship, it is that it is insipid when the love was felt. (Rochefoucauld)
What is not worth the sorrow to be said, it is sung. (Beaumarchais)
What is not clear is not French. (Rivarol)
What is not that difficult does not like long. (Voltaire)
What often prevents us from giving up us with only one vice is that we have several of them. (Rochefoucauld)
What returns the vanity of the other unbearable one to us, it is that it wounds ours. (Rochefoucauld)
What likes the healthy?il offends the chassieux one. (Mathurin Régnier)
What makes the equality difficult, it is that we wish it only with our superiors. (Henry Becque)
What is worth the sorrow to be fact is worth the sorrow to be well made. (Currency of Nicolas Chick)
What comes from the flood is turned over ebb from there or of tide. (ebb of Latin ebba means backward flow).
What comes from the drum turns over from there to the flute. (Benserade)
What comes by the flute turns over from there to the drum.
One loses with the first disturbs what one acquires without effort. See also: .
What it is necessary to seek to know, it is the bottom of the basket. (P. Dutramblay)
What there is embarrassing moreover when one was not born rich, it is to have been born proud. (Vauvenargues)
Ce qu'on nomme libéralité n'est le plus souvent que la vanité de donner. (La Rochefoucauld)
Ce sont deux ânes qui se grattent
Deux sots qui se flattent.
Ce sont les grandes actions qui louent les grands hommes. (Voltaire)
Ce sont les petites pluies qui gâtent les grands chemins
Les petites dépenses multipliées deviennent ruineuses.
Cela lui va comme un gant
Cela lui va très bien.
Cela ne paraît pas plus que le nez au milieu du visage
Says itself ironically to somebody who tries to dissimulate a thing without succeeding there.
That is not worth four irons of a dog
That is not worth anything or: One does not put irons at a dog.
That appears like the nose with the medium of the figure. Something is said which is so apparent, that it would be useless to try to hide.
That qu goes at sea without biscuits returns without teeth.
That which has a great direction knows much. (Vauvenargues)
That which acts by prosecutor is often misled in person. (Baïf)
That which starts and perfect its sorrow loses. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
That which marries a widow made like the cobblers
It works in old work. (Montluc)
That which is right in the medium, between our enemy and us, appears to us to be closer to our enemy. (Chamfort)
That which plows the field eats it
The field nourishes without enriching
That which does not give pleasure while arriving given pleasure while leaving. (P. Goff)
That which cannot add its will to its force, does not have a force. (Chamfort)
That which cannot be keep silent can speak seldom well. (stone Cartwright)
That which knows itself is only a Master of oneself. (Ronsard)
That which is annoyed has two sorrows
That to be annoyed and that to recover (L F. Saved)
That which drowns does not look at water that it drinks. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
That which moves away from the court, the court moves away from him.
That which sows the wind will harvest the storm
That which excites disorders will be victim of larger disorders.
That which holds the tail of the frying pan, it turns it where it wants. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
That which insults you, insults only the idea that it has of you, i.e. itself. (Villier of Isle Adam)
That which works to acquire suffers more sorrow than that which spends does not have pleasure of it. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
That only saw, which saw today. (Joachim of Bellay)
That one only can rent, which rents with restriction. (Voltaire)
Hundred country, hundred own ways; hundred women, hundred shirts. (L F. Saved)
Certain people exchange the honor against the honors. (Alphonse Karr)
Some which are of poor size drop with the doors of fear of running up. (the Heather)
These are two asses which scrape themselves
Those stupid which are flattered.

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It is with the foot of the wall that the mason is known.
Only the test of the facts makes it possible to prove a claim.
It is today Saint-Lambert which leaves its place loses it
Popular saying which comes thinks one of what the town of Troyes, having been taken in 1590 the day of Saint-Lambert, was taken again almost at once afterwards.
It is with the miracles that one knows the saints. (Gilles de Noyers)
It is to search for a needle in a haystack
It is a thing very difficult to find.
It is as if the notary had passed there
The business is concluded, it does not have there to return there.
It is in the need that his friendly truths are recognized.
It is when one needs the assistance of his friends whom one recognizes his friendly truths.
It is in the great dangers that a great courage is seen. (Regnard)
It is familiarity that are born the most tender friendships and strongest hatreds. (Rivarol)
It is seed of denied
it is a thing to mislead the simple ones.
It is mustard after dining
What arrives when one does not need any more.
It is double pleasure of misleading the misleading one. (The Fountain)
It is lost good
Somebody says itself who cannot benefit from what arrives to him of pleasant or useful.
It is of the Greek
Nothing there is included/understood.
It is while forging that one becomes blacksmith.
With force to be exerted with a thing, one becomes skilful there. (A what certain jokers add: « ...And it is while sawing that . ") Sometimes known as in the form: With force to forge, one becomes blacksmith. See too .
It is to undertake on the leniency of God to punish without need. (Vauvenargues)
It is weak guarantee which that of a face. (Pierre Cartwright)
It is great pity when beauty misses with c?ur goodwill. (Rabelais)
It is large-sorrow to be old, but is not it which wants. (Gabriel Meurier)
It is large Jean who shows again his priest
It is ignorant which wants to inform more erudite than him.
It is to venture our revenge which to move back it. (Molière)
It is green juice or green juice
It is exactly the same thing.
It is the confusion of the languages
One does not get along any more because everyone speaks at the same time.
It is the drop which makes overflow the vase.
Small thing which, because it cumulates with a number of former contrarieties, causes an anger lengthily selected. See too Theory of the catastrophes.
It is the law and the prophets
It is undeniable.
It is the house of good God
It is a hospital house.
It is the sea with drinking which to fight against a c?ur of woman. (Richard de Fournival)
It is the night that it is beautiful to believe in the light. (Edmond Rostand).
It is the shovel which makes fun of the van
It is somebody who makes fun of another which them same defects as him.
It is the deep ignorance which inspires the dogmatic tone. (the Heather)
It is there that to lie the hare
It is there that is the difficulty.
It is the good huntsman who makes the good pack.
It is the way of the paradise
Says itself of a narrow and difficult way.
It is the c?ur which does all. (Molière)
It is the c?ur which feels God, and not the reason. (Pascal)
It is the weak one which is generally offered to help the weak one. (Desbillons)
It is fire and water
They present the most complete contrast.
It is the reversed world
That is against the use, with the common order.
It is the fate of a to be persecuted hero. (Voltaire)
It is the tone which makes the song (or music).
It is with the way in which you say the things, that indicates your true intention.
It is the imagination which controls the men. (Napoleon 1st)
It is the work of Pénélope
Thinks of a thing that one demolishes as it is done and who always lasts.
It is not to be good with only being good only with oneself. (Voltaire)
It is by firmness that one makes the gods easy. (Voltaire)
It is over the mane of the mare that one takes the filly.(Aug. Brizeux)
The man, it is still necessary it is little to serve to like it. (Florian)
It is little to be modest, it is necessary to have still what to be able to be it not.(Voltaire)
It is to precisely snuff its life what it is, to give up it for a dream. (Montaigne)
It is to prolong the life of the great men who to continue their companies with dignity. (Fontenelle)
It is properly not to be worth to only be useful to nobody. (Descartes)
It is puer to smell good. (Montaigne)
It is when the doctor dies that it is out of training. (P. M. Quitard)
It is seldom the merit which forwards to us to great employment; it is rather the use which those which get them want to make of us. (Knight of Méré)
It is to give the head or of the head against a wall
It is to undertake a business whose success is impossible.
It is too much to like when one dies about it. (Gilles de Noyers)
It is a happiness, a great fortune to have been born good. (J Joubert)
It is an alive husband who comforts of a death. (Regnard)
It is a large sign of mediocrity which to rent always moderately. (Vauvenargues)
It is a marriage of sparrowhawk where the female is better than the male
Thinks of a marriage where the woman is more skilful, acting that the husband.
It is a malicious trade which that which makes hang its Master. (P. J. The Russet-red One)
It is one denied of the Sologne
It is a skilful man who counterfeits the simple one.
It is a heavy burden to have a large merit. (Regnard)
' It is a quite heavy weight which a name too early famous. (Voltaire)
It one is lent for one returned.
It is a price made like that of small pies: The price of this object is invariable, known of everyone.
It is a sign of mediocrity which to be unable of enthusiasm. (Balzac)
It is a terrible advantage of not having done anything, but one should not misuse it. (Rivarol)
It is another pair of handle
It is another business.
It is a ring with the finger
It is an invaluable thing.
It is beautiful a baronnie which health
Alternative: Who is in good health is rich without the knowledge, or: It is a beautiful thing which peace, but the trouble is of its knowledge and its family. (Voltaire)
It is a beautiful harmony when to do it and say it go together. (Montaigne)
It is a fifth wheel with one fits with body
It is a person, an useless thing.
It is one of the seven wonders of the world
Says itself by exaggeration of an astonishing thing in its kind.
It is a tedious disease to preserve its health by a too great mode. (Rochefoucauld)
It is a water drop in the sea
It is a trifle.
It is a great deformity in the nature which an old man in love. (the Heather)
It is a great madness to want to be wise all alone. (Rochefoucauld)
It is a great skill which to know to hide its skill. (Rochefoucauld)
It is a great misery which not to have not enough spirit for good speech, nor enough of judgement to keep silent itself. (the Heather)
It is an oil task which always extends
It is a bad condition, an annoying situation which does nothing but worsen.
It is an oil task
It is an action which prints with its author an ineffaceable fading, which conflicts irrevocable with the consideration which one enjoyed.
It is violent and treacherous schoolmistress which the habit. (Montaigne)
It is badly ready meat which hare in bush.


This child will not live it has too much spirit
The early children are usually intended for an untimely death or it is stupid which spoke.
This man assembled his council soon
It decides without consulting anybody.
This man would draw from the oil of a wall
It has as well resources in the spirit, it is so bold, if undertaking, as it would carry out an impossible thing for very other.
A this scarecrow of chènevière
It is a very ugly or ridiculously equipped person.
A this weak reed that prosperity. (D. of Anchères)
Those which never retract like more than the truth. (J Joubert)
Those which do not have that the skill do not hold in any place the first rank. (Vauvenargues)
Those which have much spirit are not obliged to make some. (Mrs. de Girardin)
Those which have thousand imaginations do not have only one taste. (Mrs. Necker)
Each one has its defect, where always it returns. (The Fountain).
Each one abounds in its direction. (Rabelais)
Modern alternative: Each one sees midday with its bell-tower (adds an idea of particularism or narrow-mindedness.
Each one kisses by trembling the hand which connects us. (Voltaire)
Each one conceives the businesses according to the range of its spirit. (Richelieu)
Each one easily believes what it fears and what it wishes. (The Fountain)
Each one in its beauty is reflected. (Baïf)
Each one is a craftsman of its fortune
General Dn, our happiness depends on our control.
Each one is the son of its works. (City by Cervantes)
Each one is Mister of its quality. (L Morin)
The courtesy is due to everyone.
Each one is a whole with oneself, and from there comes that each one believes being all in all. (Pascal)
Each one his, it too is not it. (Molière)
Each one puts its being in appearing it. (Rousseau)
Every man for himself and God for all.
Let us leave it to God to occupy itself of the others. Currency lent to the egoists, parodying that of the musketeers of : « All for one and for all! ».
Each one its double sack
Alternative: Smoke leaves all the roofs.
Each one is made whip with its own way
Each one lays out as he wants his person and of his goods.
Each one complains that its attic is not full.
Each one its trade, the cows will be well kept. (Florian)
Each one turns in realities, as much as it can, its own dreams. (The Fountain)
Each one sees with its glasses
Each one has its manner of seeing and of thinking.
Sorrow of others seems quarrel. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Change of corbillon makes find the bread good. (Montluc)
Change of corbillon makes find the bread good
One tests pleasure with the change.
To change range
To change language, of control.
To sing its range with somebody
The réprimander strongly, to tell him its truths.
Sing with the ass, it will make you farts. (Guillaume Cretin)
Each age has its pleasures, its spirit and its m?urs. (Boileau).
Each thing follows its opposite and seeks its similar. (Montluc)
Each priest rents his relics. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Each century has its craze. (Voltaire)
Coalman is a Master at his place. (Montluc)
Each one, even most modest, can live as it hears it in its field (also small it is).
Coalman and launderer, one say black, the other says white. (P. J. The Russet-red One)
Well ordered charity starts with oneself.
For thinking of the others, it is necessary to think of oneself. Notament when it is a question of criticizing or of correcting.
Drive out the naturalness, it returns au.galop.
Thought of Nicolas Destouches inspired byHorace (Horace, delivers I, epistle X, v. 24: naturam expelles furca, tamen usque recurret : "Drive out the naturalness with blow of fork, it will return au.galop").
Drive out a dog of the armchair of the king, it climbs with the pulpit of the preacher. (the Heather)
Scalded cat fears cold water. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Even appearance is feared of what already harmed you. Contained already germinates the theories of them of .
To seek midday at fourteen hours
To seek difficulties where there is not.
Seek and you will find.
At large whoever will want to like, must initially hide its spirit. (Florian)
At the honest people, one has of trade only with the c?ur. (Mrs. de Lambert)
Aggressive dog always has the torn ear (the Fountain)
Quarrellers people are often maltreated.
Dog which barks does not bite.
Plus on en dit, moins en général on en fait, y compris quand il s'agit de violences. (Parfois, on rajoute : « ...mais chien silencieux est dangereux. »). Voir aussi la forme : Tout chien qui aboie ne mord pas.
Choisissez votre femme par l'oreille bien plus que par les yeux. (H. de Vibraye)
Chose acquise à suée est plus chérie qu'héritée. (Jean le Bon)
Chose divine est prêter, devoir est vertu héroïque. (Rabelais)
Chose promise, chose due.
One is obliged to do what one promised.
Badly acquired things are badly épandues. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Dappled sky and fardée woman are not long duration. (Montluc)
C?ur of woman is early moulted. (Manuscript of XIVe)
C?ur cannot lie. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Pensive heart does not know where it goes. (Ysopets of XIVe)
In love is always inattentive
C?ur which sighs does not have what it wishes. (Montluc)
C?ur which sighs does not have what it wishes.
When a person sighs, it is that it is disappointed of what it has.
Anger does not have council. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
To fight the evil by the evil.
To succeed in fighting something, the same means should sometimes be used. It is the base of.
As his saints are known, they are honoured - Alternative
According to the saint, the incense.
As his bed is made one lies down.
One has to expect that one prepared, in good or evil, by our control.
As you will sow you will harvest
The reward is according to work.
Beginning is not rocket
(ballade on the head office of Pontoise by the English, XVe S.)
How we claim that another can maintain our secrecy, if we cannot keep it ourselves. (Rochefoucauld)
Comparison is not reason. (Manuscript of 1610)
The things are often not comparable, which harms the truth.
Count on the recognition, when the interest answers you about it (Florian)
Confidence is mother of spite. (Manuscript of XVe)
Know the world, and can tolerate it, to enjoy it, one needs it effleurer. (Voltaire)
Satisfaction passes richness. (Molière)
<Mieux is worth food poor and glad rich and to be overpowered concern.
Tales of my mother the goose
Tales to amuse the children.
Against woman not not to discuss. (Baïf)
Against the scandalmongering, it is not rampart. (Molière)
Against the thunder pète.' (Baïf)
To contradict, it is often to knock on the door to know if there is somebody at the house. (Mrs. de Girardin)
Covetousness excites people to be taken and anything to give. (Romance of the Rose XIIIe)
Corsair with corsair, one the other attacking itself do not make their deals. (Mathurin Régnier)
Cowardice is mother of cruelty. (Montaigne)
To sew the skin of the fox to that of the lion.
Says itself when one combines the trick with courage and the force.
To run after its shade
To devote itself to a chimerical hope.
Ire of brothers, ire of devils of hell. (Gabriel Meurier)
Ire is useless without strong hand. (Gabriel Meurier)
Habit vainct right. (Manuscript of XVe)
To fear death, it is to make honor with the life too much. (Th Jouffroy)
Credit died, the bad debtors killed it
One refuses to make credit.
To burst like an old man mousquet
To die of excess and vices.
To shout like a blind man who lost his stick
To push cries as if one were in danger.
To believe all that is moulded
To have confidence in all that is printed.
Cromwell was going to devastate all Christendom; a small sand grain was put in its uretère. (Pascal)
' Believe everyone honest, and live with all as with rascals. (Mazarin)


Of age in age one does nothing but change madness. (the Roadway)
Injury which grinds reflects, little file. (Pierre Gringore)
In this world, it is necessary to be a little too good to be it enough. (Marivaux)
In two heads there is always more than in one.
Never not to take another person for one denied, it always knows things that you do not know.
In the adversity of our best friends, we find something which does not displease to us. (Rochefoucauld)
In the convent of the devil, one is profès without noviciate
The vice one is learned quickly.
In the doubt, abstain from.
If one is not sure, it is to better avoid acting. See Principle of precaution.
In the fine wordss the c?ur does not speak. (Christmas of Fail)
In the small bags are the fine spices
The small people are often spiritual.
In the first passions, the women love the lover; and in the others, they like the love. (Rochefoucauld)
In its skin the wolf will die (or the fox).
His bad instincts are not corrected.
In his own cause, an honest man is likely, by self-esteem, to be unjust with against-skew. (Pascal)
In her claims a woman is without terminal. (Boileau)
In a mirror of inn, one is never pretty. (Alfred de Musset)
In an old man, one makes good soup.(Antoine Oudin). (Florian)
In a well regulated company, the goods must be used as model and the malicious ones of example. (Louis de Bonald)
Of beautiful reason sometimes poor wine. (Manuscript of XIVe)
The EC what one cannot amend, one should not too much worry.
Of leather belt of fol madness. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Of two evils it is necessary to choose the least.
When a problem arises, to always choose the least painful solution. See also the other form: .
From devil comes, to devil will go. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Of strong seam, strong tear. (Baïf)
Of insane, judge, short (prompt) sentence. (Pierre Gringore)
Of large menacor, little fact. (Bonaventure of Périers)
Of large vantor, small maker. (Manuscript of 1456)
High winds, small rain
Great blazes of anger often do not lead to nothing low register.
Fatty nurses, less milk. (Charles de Bovelles)
Of young lawyer, lost heritage; of young doctor, uneven cemetery.
Of young doctor, uneven cemetery. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Paunch comes the dance. (Rabelais)
Of thin hair, rough bite. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Of merchant with going there is only the hand
Between merchants no need for writings
Bad contract, long argument. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Of memory of pink, there is only one gardener in the world. (Fontenelle)
Again all is beautiful for me. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Modern alternative: Very new, very beautiful.
Of new lawyer, the horned wording (absurd). (Manuscript of XIVe)
From night, any corn seems flour. (Manuscript of 1456)
Of its trade, it is necessary that each one lives. (the Fountain, it acts of the trade of corsair)
Of such life, such end or
good life attracted good end. (J of Véprie)
From time immemorial, the small ones suffered from the stupidities of large. (The Fountain)
Of all the odors, bread; of all savours, salt. (F Génin)
Of all sizes goods greyhounds. (Manuscript of 1456)
You defy those which make you small confidences, it is for you to draw some from larger. (Knight of Méré)
Does one ask rams that they not have horns? What one can do of better is to flee them. (the Heather)
Ask to the women inspirations, do not ask them a council. (Mrs. de Girardin)
To disentangle a rocket
To clear up a business, an intrigue.
To move with the wood bell, the ficelle'
To furtively remove its pieces of furniture and without paying its rent.
To remain between two saddles the bottom with ground
To continue two things and to obtain any of it.
Depend a pendard, it will hang to you. (Gabriel Meurier)
Since the ewe is old, still eats it the wolf.
Since the world is world, there never was of man strangled by a woman to have said to him that it liked it. (Florian)
Tastes and colors, one does not discuss.
Each one its opinion, its tastes, nobody is right truly on this subject.
As soon as the animals are in a number the man of spirit is nothing any more but one stupid. (A. P. Dutramblay)
To strip Holy Pierre to equip Holy Paul
To pay a debt by doing some another.
Two opinions are better than one.
One makes well, before acting, to consult several people.
Two things inform the man of all his nature
Instinct and the experiment (Pascal)
Two cocks lived in peace; a hen occurred. (The Fountain)
Two women make a plaid, three a great cackle, four a full market. (Gabriel Meurier)
Two safeties are better. (The Fountain)
To become of bishop miller
To pass from a situation raised to a lower situation.
To have to God and with the devil
To have with everyone.
To have to God and with the world
To be extremely involved in debt.
God always helps with insane, in love and the drunkards. (Marguerite de Navarre)
God orders with the man to forgive, but while prescribing at the company to punish. (Louis de Bonald)
God gives good to the men, and not of the men to the goods. (Christmas of Fail)
God gives the dress according to the cold. (Fénelon)
God gives the rudder, but the devil gives the veils.
God is usually for the large squadrons against the small ones. (Bussy-Rabutin)
God does well what it does. (The Fountain)
God makes people and the devil couples them. (V Lespy)
God made freedom, the man made slavery. (Andre Chénier)
God keeps evil who sees well and ouït drop. (Rabelais)
God himself needs bells. (slogan launched by the trade-union Room of publicity)
God does not want the death of the sinner
It is necessary to be lenient.
God not wanting to separate the truth with the Greeks, gave them poetry. (J Joubert)
Different like the day and the night
Extremely different.
To decrease the desire, it is largest of all the secrecies. (Cardinal of Retz)
To dine by c?ur
not to dine on the whole.
To say the secrecy of others is a treason, statement his is to it a stupidity. (Voltaire)
To say the words and the words
Not to spare its expressions to say a thing.
Teller of witty remarks, bad character. (Pascal)
It is necessary to hear "bad character" in the direction of "not very estimable"
Say to me what you read, and I will say to you what you are. (Pierre of Gorce)
Say to me what you eat, and I will say to you what you are. (Billat-Savarin)
To dispute on the point of a needle
To raise a dispute for a futile cause.
Diversity, it is my currency. (The Fountain)
To divide to reign.
French translation of Latin proverb Divide C imperes. Preached by .
Damage follows it false shame. (Baïf)
Too awaited gift is not given, but is not sold. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Giving giving
To give only if one receives.
Giving and fascinating makes mother and girl friends. (Manuscript of XIVe)
To give to somebody his package
He to make a sharp answer which reduces it to silence; the congédier.
To give in a package
To be misled.
To give hazel nuts to those which do not have any more teeth
To give to somebody a thing of which it cannot make use.
To give rods to whip itself
To provide weapons against oneself involuntarily.
To give is a pleasure more durable than to receive, because that of both which gives is that which remembers longest. (Chamfort)
To give and retain are not worth. (Antoine Loisel)
To give a?uf, to have a b?uf.
Says itself of a person who offers a small thing while hoping to have some larger in return.
Gently but surely.
One can take his time and thus do exactly what one rather wants than to hurry and pass beside the objective. Celebrate for the fable of Hare and of the Tortoise of . See also: .
Of a tube one cannot make a sparrowhawk.
The characteristics and competences of a person cannot be changed easily.
Right like a sickle
Stick which one holds one is often beaten. (Baïf)
Corn in attic
Goods of good guard.
To conceal with restoring, thirty percent are gained. (CH Book)
The small one with large
By comparison of the small things to large.
Time when the Berthe queen slipped by
In the olden days.
Time that one mouchait oneself on the sleeve
At the time spent to time when one was very simple.
Of a coal bag, under no circumstances would it leave white flour
Stupid can make only stupidities, a lout can make only coarseness, a rascal that filouteries.
Of a tube one cannot make a sparrowhawk. The characteristics and competences of a person cannot be changed easily.
From a bad pay one draws what one can
It is necessary to accept of an insolvent debtor what it wants to give well or: people should not be required more than it cannot make.


Cheeseparing economy
Petty saving which has as an aim of the things sans.valor.
As regards alms, it is necessary to close the mouth and to open the heart. (Guillaume Bouchet)
In love, there is not hardly other reason to like any more but to have loved too much. (the Heather)
In love, the victory of the man, it is the escape. (Napoleon 1st)
In love, innocence is a scientist mystery. (Mathurin Régnier)
In April, is not discovered a wire; in May do what it you like.
One should not put light clothing in April; one can it on the other hand in May.
In what they have of commun run, the two sexes are equal; in what they have of different, they are not comparable. (J J. Rousseau)
By seeking the truth, it costs some to acknowledge that they are the frivolous ones which is wise truths. (Ernest Renan)
In diplomacy, it is not enough to be right, it is also a question of liking. (Jules Cambon)
In summer as in winter, which leaves its place loses it. (Desaugiers)
In fact of taste, each one must be the Master at home. (Voltaire)
In fact of lawsuit, which counts its steps loses its account. (Cholières)
While forging one becomes blacksmith
It is by often making a thing that one becomes skilful to make it.
In great poverty not to lie not great honesty. (Villon)
In war as in love, to finish some it is necessary to be seen closely. (Napoleon 1st)
In the absence of the lord knows the servant. (Janus Gruter)
In the company of the marriage, each one must be referee of its own thoughts, and oneself to take council. (Rabelais)
In marriage, like elsewhere, satisfaction passes richness. (Molière)
As regards sedition, all that makes it believe increases it. (Cardinal of Retz)
En petite cheminée on fait grand feu, et en grande petit feu. (J. de La Véprie)
En petite maison, la part de Dieu est grande. (Manuscrit du XIIIe)
En plongeant au fond des voluptés, on en rapporte plus de gravier que de perles. (H. de Balzac)
En politique comme en amour, il n'y a point de traités de paix, ce ne sont que des trêves.' (G. de Lévis)
En tout bien tout honneur
De bonne intention
En tout pays il y a une lieue de mauvais chemin
Les difficultés et les obstacles se rencontrent partout.
In old house, there is always some gutter. (Guillaume Bouchet)
Into growing old, one becomes more insane and wiser. (Rochefoucauld)
Out of wine savour, cloth color, a girl decency. (Jean the Good)
Hated child will be never beautiful. (Manuscript of XIVe)
To lock up the wolf in the sheep-fold
To put its adversary in a position where it will be able to make much evil.
To fatten badly to have
To go well, though being overpowered of work of misery, misfortunes.
Between dog and wolf
With the brown one.
Between mouth and spoon, large encombrier comes. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Between two evils, it is necessary to choose the least.
When there remains only the choice between two bad solutions, one chooses that which will be the least harmful. See also the other form: .
Between two mountains valley. (Manuscript of 1456)
Between two seats, one falls to ground. - Alternative
With force to choose, one takes the worst.
Between two green a blackberry. (Baïf)
Between spirit and talent, there is the proportion of the whole to its part. (the Heather)
Between the flesh and the shirt, it is necessary to hide it although one makes. (The Fountain)
Between the cut and the lips it can occur many things
A hoped or awaited thing always does not arrive.
Between pear and cheese
Qu serves, at the moment when one speaks more freely.
Between the tree and the bark one should not put the finger.
It is preferable not to intervene when two close relations dispute.
Between the good direction and the good taste, there is the difference of the cause for its purpose. (the Heather)
Between Easter and Pentecost, the dessert is a crust.
At that time of the year, it is difficult to get fruits.
Enter almost or and yes, there is a whole world. (Musset)
Between promising and giving, must one his daughter marry. (Pierre Gringore)
Between too and too little is right measurement. (Gilles de Noyers)
Save of mouth is worth revenue of pre
The economy in the expenditure of the table is as advantageous as a good income.
Error is not account.
As long as an error remains, also small it is, an account cannot be final.
Error is not account
One can always reconsider an error.
To estimate somebody, it is to equalize it with oneself. (the Heather)
And it is to be innocent to be unhappy. (The Fountain)
To be with cover or safe from the rain
To have piled up fortune, or to have obtained a good place.
To be as ignorant as the child who has just been born
Nothing to know of a thing which arrived.
To be with the first cabins
To be placed in a favorable situation to be pilot of something.
To be like the two fingers of the hand
To be very friendly.
To be in paradise, to believe themselves in the paradise
To be in the joy, to be delivered of a great pain, a sorrow of spirit.
To be between the hammer and the anvil
To be exposed to the blows, the disadvantages coming on two opposite sides.
To be false like a token
To be of a false nature, dissimulated.
To be strong in mouth
To retort highly and coarsely.
To be fresh like a gardon
To have an air of freshness and health.
To be fatty like a monk
To be very fatty.
To be out of range
To be disconcerted.
Drunk to have died
To be drunk at the point to have lost any feeling.
To be unhappy like the stones
To be extremely unhappy.
To be lazy like a grass snake
To be lazy with excess.
To be regulated like a paper of music
To be exact and specific.
To be rich like a Jew
To be very rich.
To be flexible like a glove
To be easy and accommodating.
To be on the litter
To be sick with the bed or extremely tired.
To be on the grabat
To be sick with the bed.
To be on the paving stone of the king
To be on the public highway, in a place where everyone has the right to be.
Waked up like a potful of mouse
Very sharp while speaking about a young child.


Face of man carries virtue.
The presence of a man is useful in the businesses.
Faggot found faggot well. (Baïf)
To make swallow the pin with somebody
To make fall into a trap.
To make good expensive is of great cost and small memory. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
To make good setting with bad play
To hide the dissatisfaction which one tests.
To make of one hundred pennies four books and four books nothing
To dissipate its fortune.
To make of virtue need
To make what déplait, but what one is obliged to do.
To make the large back
To make the important one.
To make the child
To speak, is hauled like a child.
To make litter of a thing
To lavish, to have any concern of it.
To make pass the taste of the bread to somebody
To make die.
To make its fatty cabbages of something
In making its delights, drawing some from the profit.
To make its orges'
To make its profit.
To make its paradise in this world
To pass its life in the pleasures.
To make a cross over the shoulder
To make without being worried if it well or will be badly made.
Do what owe, occurs that will be able.
It is necessary to make its duty without worrying about the possible consequences. See also the short form: .
Do what I say, do not do what I make.
Says itself while speaking about the people who give councils that they do not apply themselves. See also: and .
Make a payable debt at Easter, and will find the Lent runs.
It is always found that time to pay a debt arrives too quickly.
Let us do what one must do, and not what one makes. (the Roadway)
Fact your fact and know you. (Montaigne)
Make good with unpleasant, it will make you in the hand. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Make your duty and let make the gods. (Crow, 1640)
Virtue is necessary, not too is not necessary any.' (Boutet de Monvel)
Acknowledged fault is with forgiven half.
When a fault is acknowledged, one can consider that the reconciliation is on the good way.
For lack of money, it is nonsimilar pain. (Rabelais)
For lack of corn, one eats oats.
When one cannot better obtain, one is satisfied with what one has already. See also the other form: .
For lack of thrushes, one eats blackbirds.
When one cannot better obtain, one is satisfied with what one has already. See also the other form: .
Fault of speaking, one dies without confession
If one does not ask, one will have nothing.
For lack of a monk, the abbey is not unemployed
A company can succeed, though one of the co-operators gives up it. - Alternative: For a monk, the abbey is not lost.
Achieved woman, three times discrete. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Gilded woman is quickly comforted. (Baïf)
Woman who gains and hen which lays, it is only noise in the house. (pH The Duke)
Woman laughs when it can, and cries when it wants. (Baïf)
Woman knows an art before the devil. (Manuscript of XIVe)
' stupid Woman knows herself with the coat. (Janus Gruter)
Tried woman and overcome woman, it is all one. (Marivaux)
Woman wants in any season being injury in her house. (Janus Gruter)
To split a hair into four
To be very meticulous.
Shoed mare slips (Handwritten of XVe)
To shoe the mule
To make a profit on a purchase for the account of others.
Proud like a Scot, proud like Artaban
Very proud.
Proud has to only lose! (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Girl fenêtrière, seldom domestic
Promised in marriage girl is not married, because such is engaged who does not marry. (Antoine Loisel)
Honest and morigénée girl rather rich and is well equipped.
Girls, see corn ear
When it is beautiful, it lowers the nose. (Montaigne)
End like amber
Says itself of a very penetrating man.
End like a lead scraping-knife
Fine against end nothing for lining is worth. (Carmontelle)
When one is crafty one, one should not try to as mislead crafty one as oneself.
Fleurer like balsam
To smell very good.
Flowers of March, few fruits one will eat.
Insane loves make animals people. (Villon)
Force makes law.
That which has the force can dictate its law; also known under The law of the strongest. . See also the morals of : .
Strong is which cuts down, stronger is which is raised. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Blind fortune follows blind man boldness. (The Fountain)
Insane which seeks better bread than wheat. (Manuscript of 1557)
Franks are grinds gentlemen. (Francis Bacon)
Cold hands, hot loves. (Pierre Gringore)
To flee somebody like a black sheep
To avoid a person whose trade is dangerous or unpleasant.


Boy must be badly vêtu, nourished, beaten well well.
To keep a pear for thirst
To spare resources for the future.
Take care, as long as you will live, not to judge people on the mine. (The Fountain)
Men of letters, people of sorrow. (Balzac)
Gober of the flies
To waste its time to wait, with niaiser.
Drip worried well with half is bandaged
The exercise is salutary with the goutteux one
To control, it is to envisage. (Emile of Girardin)
Gracious likes, nonbeautiful. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Straw granulates is worth never bedstead seed.
To lubricate the leg with somebody
To corrupt with money.
To lubricate its boots
To prepare to leave, die.Lubricate the boots of unpleasant, it will say that they are burned to him. (Montluc)
Large expensive, small will.
Fat like a monk
Very fatty.
To scrape somebody where it itches to him
To make a thing which is very sensitive for him.
Scrape the Russian and you will find the Tartar. (Joseph de Maistre)
To hail on parsley
To exert its power, its authority, its anger counters very weak people, or for things of very little importance.
Big eater, bad donor. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Large head, little direction
To have the large head the capacity of the spirit does not imply.
To grow bigger, it is to age.
To cure sometimes, often relieve, always comfort. (Andre Soubiran)
Gueux like a painter, a rat of church
Very poor.


Velvet dress, belly of sound.
Says people who, to dress itself in beautiful clothes, do not hesitate to consume little food.
To chop finely like flesh with pie
To put in parts, to chop very finely
To hate somebody or something like the plague
To venture the package
To give up itself randomly.
Hasten you to take some while it cures. (Sénac de Meilhan)
You hasten slowly.
Translation of the Latin proverb Feasted slow. One should not confuse speed and precipitation; one can make the things slowly, with application, but by taking care well not to waste time. See also: .
To raise the elbow
To drink much.
Happy with the play, unhappy in love.
Says itself to the people who gain with the play; the counterpart of the chance in the field of the play is the bad luck in the field of the love. A familiar expression also said: "a chance of cuckold", illustrated inter alia in film Last Year With Marienbad.
Happy the doctor who is called on the decline of the disease. (Rabelais)
Hippocrates says yes, but Galien says not. (Regnard)
Man likes when he wants, and woman when she can. (manuscript of XIVe)
Man who carries lance and woman which carries escutcheon, should not themselves make fun of his companion. (city by Brantôme)
Man alone is meat with wolves.
Honni is which badly thinks of it.
One would be wrong to interpret the thing in question unfavourably - Currency (in French since the origins) of the sovereigns .


Ignorance is mother of all the evils. (Rabelais)
It rises in vain late, which has noise to rise morning. (Manuscript of XIVe)
It has well other dogs to whip
It has differently important businesses.
It gained its bread well, that which makes conceal the scandalmongering. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
It haunted well, it ran the fairs well
It is an old lorry driver, a man full with experiment.
It spit in the air and that fell down to him on the nose
It made a thing in the intention harming others and was harmed itself.
It has cord of hung
It succeeds in all its companies.
It has the cold nozzle
It affects to be keep silent.
It went on some bad grass
It is of bad mood, one does not know why.
It cost more than it is not large
One spent much for him.
It has more spirit than it is not large
It has much spirit.
It has more than one turn in its gibecière
It is fertile in expédients.
It has its stick of Marshal in his giberne
It can arrive at the highest ranks.
It often happens that one estimates us at proportion that we estimate ourself. (Vauvenargues)
It believes to have misled the magpie with the nest
It image to have been made important discovered.
It tells to the patenôtre monkey
It murmurs, it thunders between its teeth.
It had all the length of the ell of it
It was extremely maltreated.
It has some for a lunch
It will well quickly have dissipated its good.
It is laws like clothing, which is all convention. (Voltaire)
It is true love like appearance of the spirits. Everyone speaks about it, but little of people saw some. (Rochefoucauld)
It is necessary some as much as one needs balls of snow to heat a furnace
This thing does not have any utility, for what one wants to do.
It fattens melancholy
It is in prosperity, all succeeds to him, though it is the object of the general animadversion.
It hears cat well without minon being said
It includes/understands with half word.
It hears the number
It is skilful in its trade.
It is easy to go to foot when one holds his horse by the support. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Il est facile de se priver quand on a les moyens de mettre fin à ses privations.
Il est assez beau qui a tous ses membres. (Manuscrit du XIVe)
Il est aussi innocent que l'agneau qui vient de naître
Il est tout à fait innocent.
Il est avantageux de s'accommoder quand on a raison, et de plaider quand on a tort. (Voltaire)
Il est avec le Ciel des accommodements. (Molière)
It is opinion with old cow which it was never génise. (J of Véprie)
It is opinion with the fox that each one eats hens like him. (CH Rozan)
It is necessary that the people are unaware of many true things and believes much the false ones. (Montaigne)
It is quite difficult, in geography as in morals, to know the world without leaving at home. (Voltaire)
It is quite happy which is a Master, it is a servant when it wants. (Montluc)
It is much more beautiful to know something of very than of knowing very of a thing. (Pascal)
It is well close to the time of cherries, the time of the cypresses. (Léo Larguier)
It is wise to speak, and better to keep silent itself. (The Fountain)
It is good to be charitable. But towards which? It is the point there. (The Fountain)
It is good to be firm by temperament and flexible device by reflexion. (Vauvenargues)
He is false excessively pious people as well as false brave men. (Molière)
It is deaths which it is necessary that one kills. (F Desnoyers, proclamation which he wrote against Casimir Delavigne)
It is words which go up like the flame and others which fall like the rain. (Marie d' Agoult)
It became of bishop miller
Its situation changed with its disadvantage.
It is difficult to find happiness in us and impossible to find it elsewhere. (Chamfort)
It is even easier to judge spirit of a man by his questions than by its answers. (G of Lévis)
It is free to make well
It does not do anything while the others work.
It is easy to swim when you are held the chin. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
It is glorious as a fart which sings when it was born
It is extremely useless.
He is my uncle who it belly fills me. (Manuscript of XIVe)
It is easier to show a sex than to excuse. the other (Montaigne)
IL is easier to appear worthy of the great places than to fill them. (Vauvenargues)
It is easier to be wise for the others than for oneself. (Rochefoucauld)
It is more convenient to make its duty than to know it. (Louis de Bonald)
It is more difficult to dissimulate the feelings than one has than to pretend those which one does not have. (Rochefoucauld)
It is more difficult to give than to take. (Montaigne)
It is easier to the son to ask the father than with the father to ask the son. (Aug. Brizeux)
It is more ashamed of defying his friends than to be misled in it. (Rochefoucauld)
It is surer than the vice one makes unhappy, than it is it that the virtue gives happiness. (Chamfort)
It is stupid like a basket
It is extremely stupid.
It is often not very reasonable to have too early or too completely reason. (Marie d' Agoult)
It is often larger to acknowledge its faults than of not to make. (Rochefoucauld)
It is always later than you do not believe.
It is too late to close the stable when the horse ran away itself. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
It is good to beat glorious, it is not praised any. (Florian)
It makes good food and anything to know. (Montluc)
It would be necessary to rise its morning to surprise it
It is very fine.
One needs to the most honest woman one grain of coquettery, as with the cutter a peppercorn. (Daniel Darc)
People should be loved, not for oneself, but for them. (Callin d' Harleville)
It is necessary to learn how from the life to suffer the life. (Chamfort)
It should be waited to gather pear until it is walls
One should not precipitate a business and wait until it is in a to be concluded state
It is necessary much to have studied to know little. (Montesquieu)
It is necessary to have more than one turn in its bag.
It is always good to have several solutions in a situation. See also the other form: .
It is necessary to have more than one cord with its arc. (Charles de Bovelles)
It is always good to have several solutions in a situation. See also the other form: .
It is necessary to have felt the attacks of despair to include/understand happiness to tear off similar there. (Rochefoucauld)
It should be beaten iron while it is hot.
It is necessary to benefit from opportunities which arise immediately.
One needs much merit to smell that of the others highly. (Joseph de Maistre)
It is necessary to break the core to have almond of it
It is necessary to try hard to have profit.
It is necessary to choose to love the women or to know them. (Chamfort)
One needs greater virtues to support good fortune than the bad one. (Rochefoucauld)
It is necessary to spend the contempt with a great economy, because of the great number of needy. (Chateaubriant)
Something should be given randomly. (P. J. The Russet-red One)
One cannot all envisage.
It is necessary to clarify the history by the laws and the laws by the history. (Montesquieu)
It is necessary to listen much and speak little for acting well with the government of a State. (Richelieu)
It is necessary to write as one speaks. (Voltaire)
It is necessary to fold back half of it
there is much exaggeration in this account or: These claims are not acceptable.
It is necessary to deaden fanaticism in order to be able to uproot it. (Napoleon)
It is necessary to maintain strength the body to preserve that of the spirit. (Vauvenargues)
It is necessary to be right for being generous, like one has shirts before having laces. (Chamfort)
It is necessary to be a merchant or small drainage canal
Who is a merchant must be honest
It is necessary to be severe, or at least to appear it. (Mrs. de Girardin)
It is necessary to make lay down anger with the door. (The Fountain)
It is necessary to make order with disorder. (Caussidière)
It is necessary to make its purgatory in this world or in the other. (Fénelon)
It is necessary to make life which lasts.
One must oneself of sparing his resources to make them last longer.
It is necessary to control fortune like health
in enjoying when it is good, to take patience when it is bad. (Rochefoucauld)
People should be scraped where it itches to them. (Carmontelle)
It is necessary to let run the wind over the tiles
it is necessary to let do what one cannot prevent. See also: Do not continue the wind which carries your hat
The moutier should be left where he is
It is necessary anything to change with the old uses.
It is necessary to wash its dirty linen in family.
All the dissensions, the quarrels, the scandals which burst within a family, of a nation, must be regulated in the greatest secrecy.
It should be seen to believe it.
Nobody can completely believe what it never saw. Known as the proverb of Saint-Thomas.
It should be bound the bag before it is not full.
All its pieces should be chewed to him
so that it can include/understand, it is necessary to explain the simplest things to him.
It is necessary to eat peas with the rich person and cherries with the poor.
The peas are good only when they are early products and thus extremely expensive, whereas the cherries are better when they became full ripe and thus far from expensive.
It is necessary to eat to live, and not to live to eat.
The greedy ones misuse the good things. Tirade of Valère, in the Miserly one, of .
It is necessary to observe suitability in detail and the order as a whole. (B of St Pierre)
It is necessary to choose of both
to be easily deceived or rascal (Regnard)
It is necessary to pass by there or the window
there is necessary to yield, it is not an other party to take.
It is necessary to lose a minnow to fish a salmon. (Janus Gruter)
It is necessary to place the bell-tower in the medium of the parish
It is necessary to put at the range of each one a thing for of which everyone with need.
One needs more spirit to make love than to lead armies. (Ninon de Lenclos)
It is necessary more than of the spirit to be an author. (the Heather)
It is necessary to take the bull by the horns
When something is wanted it is really necessary to start to it.
Time should be taken as it comes
It is necessary to be made with all the circumstances life.
It is necessary that force remains with justice.
It should not be used the force that for a cause right.
It is necessary that youth occurs.
Youth is difficult but it is one moment of the life like another.
It is necessary that the c?ur breaks or bronzes itself. (Chamfort)
Sometimes it is necessary to burn a candle with the devil. (Antoine Oudin)
It is necessary that it was changed into a nurse
It resembles neither to his father nor with his mother, by the features of the face or the character.
It is necessary that a liar has memory.
The lie involves the lie, it is to have memory better and to remember what one said.
It is necessary that a door is opened or closed.
It is necessary to choose between the opposite things.
It is necessary to laugh before to be happy, of fear of dying before to have laughed. (the Heather)
It is necessary to save the people in spite of them. (Napoleon 1st)
It is necessary to know to obey before to order.
It is necessary to mow its ewes without skinning them.
One should not require somebody more than it cannot.
It is necessary to be enquérir which is better erudite, not which is more erudite. (Montaigne)
It takes seven years to catch up with the first year of marriage. (L Morin)
It is necessary to hold with a resolution because it is good, and not because one it taken. (Rochefoucauld)
It is necessary to draw the ridiculous one with grace and in a manner which likes and which informs. (the Heather)
It is always necessary to give a blow to the ditch and the other for the circle
the referee shares the reason and the wrong between the adversaries.
It is necessary to turn its language seven times in its mouth before speaking.
It is to better reflect before speaking that about saying a silly thing. See also the other form: .
It is necessary three bags for a litigant
a paper bag, a money bag and a bag of patience. (P. M. Quitard)
It is necessary, as much as one can, to oblige everyone. (The Fountain)
It is necessary, when one acts, to conform to the rules, and when one judges, to have regard with the exceptions. (J Joubert)
It is necessary, when one controls, to see the men such as they are, and the things such as they must be. (Louis de Bonald)
It hangs some to him as much with the nose.
Somebody says itself who can be exposed to the same disadvantage.
It does not have the cold nozzle
It is a chatterer.
It rests only to the great men to have great defects. (Rochefoucauld)
It will not have good share of its weddings which is not there. (Gilles de Noyers)
It does not sleep more than one jealous
it does not sleep at all.
Nothing should be sworn
It is impossible to say that one will not be forced to make a thing or that such thing will not arrive
One should for the court neither too much see nor saying too much. (The Fountain)
One should have spirit only inadvertently and without thinking of it. (Fénelon)
One never should venture the joke but with polished people, or who have spirit. (the Heather)
One never should sell the skin of the bear, that one did not put it at ground.
It should not be said that something is done if that is not true, to be delighted in advance by a dubious success. See also the other form: .
Nothing should be sworn.
One never should swear.
One should not put water in gas.
One should not discuss on the subjects which annoy. See also the other form: One should not throw oil on fire.
One should not change a one-eyed horse against a blind man. (A. of Montluc)
It should not be been unemployed the festivals before they came.
One does not need bell-tower in front of the lame ones
one should not make in front of people any thing which seems to reproach them their infirmity.
One should not confuse speed and precipitation.
To know to go quickly is different to do everything in the fourth speed thus badly to make. See also: .
Two hares should not be run at the same time
to succeed, it is necessary to have only one thing in sight.
Insane should not be defied
a bold man is able to undertake, by challenge, a thing above his forces.
One should not strip Pierre to equip Paul.
Certain social or charitable measurements lead to create other injustices (perverse effect).
One should not say "Fountain I will not drink a ton water".
The decisions which one makes which seems irrefutable can change from one day to another.
One should not try to penetrate in the sanctuary
in the secrecies of powerful people.
One should not be more royalist than the king. (Chateaubriant)
The Frelons should not be irritated
not to irritate those which are already in anger.
One should not throw oil on fire.
One should not discuss on the subjects which annoy. See also the other form: .
One should not throw the handle after knocked. (Baïf)
One should not judge tree by the bark
not to judge on simple appearance.
One should not judge a man by what it is unaware of, but by what he knows. (Vauvenargues)
One should not mix cloths and towels.
One should not consider everyone in the same way. See also the other form: .
One should not put in a cellar a drunkard who gave up the wine. (Lesage)
One should not put water in gas.
One should not discuss on the subjects which annoy. See also the other form: .
One should not put the plough before the b?ufs.
It is necessary to be had to take its time to organize itself correctly.
One should not put the lamp lit under the bushel
one should not prevent people from lighting, to inform itself.
One should not put the finger between the tree and the bark
One should not mix with the quarrels which occur between the members of a family.
All should not be put the?ufs in the same basket. (Manuscript of 1835)
Everyone is not identical, in good or evil. Also, it is necessary to distribute the risks by diversifying its placements. See also the other form: .
One should not speak about cord in the house of one hung
one must avoid making certain allusions.
One should not speak Latin in front of cordelier. (Jean The Good)
Certain virtues should not be turned over
their towards is uglier than many defects. (Marie d' Agoult)
One should not awake the cat which sleeps.
One should not point out a bad deal or give somebody who does not think there the occasion to harm.
One should not be stripped before lying down. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
one should not, of alive sound, to deprive itself of its goods.
One should not be stripped before lying down
it is imprudent to give its good during its life.
One should not proud to a man who hears two masses
hypocrites should be defied.
One should not make fun of the dogs before to have left the village. (Benserade)
to put itself at the shelter of the danger before making fun about it.
One always should not believe what one sees. (Carmontelle)
One should not sell the skin of the bear before to have killed him.
It should not be said that something is done if that is not true, to be delighted in advance by a dubious success. See also the other form: .
One should publish neither the favours of the women nor those of the kings. (Voltaire)
One should touch with its enemy only to cut down the head to him. (Balzac)
Only one should be trembled way his head with his feet. (A of Monluc)
It does not appear that nature made the men for independence. (Vauvenargues)
It can leave a bag to coal only what there is inside. (Carmontelle) - Alternative
of a coal bag it would not know left white flour.
It rains only on the vintage. (Janus Gruter) - Alternative
Who eats capon, partridge comes to him - the stone always goes to the murger - water always goes to the river - the ecus like and attract each other.
It is not made any profit but with the damage of others. (Montaigne)
It is not raised nor does not bend down
nothing it disorder, moves it.
It is not used for nothing to be young without being beautiful, nor beautiful without being young. (Rochefoucauld)
It is not enough to have spirit, it is still necessary to have some to avoid enough having some of too much. (Andre Maurois)
It is not enough to make the good, it is still necessary well to make. (Diderot)
It goes neither to mass nor to sermon
it does not have a religion.
It would not throw its share with the dogs of it
it does not want to give up the share which must return to him.
It does not generate the melancholy
it is merry, it lives without concern.
It does not hear a this ear
it does not agree to do only one asks him.
It is not in the treacherous animal world at the price of the man. (Montaigne)
It is hunting only of old dogs. (Cholières)
It is danger only of unpleasant. (Pierre Gringore)
It is not debtor which wants. (Rabelais)
It is to lunch only of schoolboys, to dine that lawyers, supper that merchants, regoubillonner that chambrières. (Rabelais)
It is not faggot which does not find its place. (Baïf)
It is never too late for making well.
One can make always well even if one acts at the last time.
It is miracle only of old saints. (Henri Estienne)
It is not null small enemies. (Gringore stone)
It is pride only of stupid covered. (Gabriel Meurier)
It is not good to be unhappy, but it is good to have been it. (Knight of Méré)
It is not certain that all is dubious. (Pascal)
It is not smoke without fire nor of love without some pretence. (manuscript of VIXe)
It is not worthy of délacer the cords of its shoes
it is much lower to him in merit.
He is not a merchant who always gains. (Pierre Gringore)
It is not necessary to hope in order to undertake, nor to succeed in order to persevere.
Currency of Guillaume d' Orange.
It is not wise which is not afraid of insane.
It is not if devil that it is black
it is not so malicious that it appears it.
It is not so small bush which does not carry shade.
It is not always season ewe to mow. (Manuscript of 1557)
It is allowed to affirm only in geometry. (Voltaire)
It is worse blind only that which does not want to see.
A too firm party taken prevents from seeing the truth. See also the other form: .
It is worse water only the water which sleeps. (Manuscript of XIVe)
A dumb person can prove much more dangerous than a talkative person.
He is worse enemy only his close relations. (Manuscript of XIVe)
He is worse deaf person only that which does not want to hear.
somebody says itself who pretends to include/understand only one asks him. See also the other form: .
It is not necessary any more to study the men only the books. (Rochefoucauld)
It is more stupid only that which thinks of being fine. (Marguerite de Navarre)
It is not favour, whereas one of it is worthy. (CH Book)
It is not the small one at home. (Ducis)
It is to see only the?il of the Master. (The Fountain)
It is only to have spirit good opening. (CH Bourdigné)
It is to only be with its corn to grind
so that a business succeeds, the surest means is to occupy oneself of it.
It is counterpart so prickly only the quiet contempt. (Montaigne)
It is nothing so absent but the presence of mind. (Rivarol)
It is nothing useless with the people direction. (The Fountain)
It is not so beautiful services like small drainage canal. (Manuscript of XIVe)
It is so beautiful acquisition only the gift. (Bonaventure of Périers)
It is not so beautiful pink which does not become hip. (Gille Spares)
He is not a so good carter who does not pour. (Manuscript of XVe)
It is not so strange lie which the woman does not believe, if it is with its praise. (Manuscript of XVe)
It is so strong bond only of woman. (Manuscript of XIVe)
It is not so malicious which does not find its malicious. (Manuscript of XIVe)
It is not so small bush which does not carry its shade
there is not so small competition which does not carry damage
It is not so small vault which does not have its saint
the people of modest means can have large guards.
It is not so wise which does not make stupidities. (Manuscript of XIIe)
It is not such as having his daughter provided to find matchmakers
when a business is made, it is to which will offer its services to you.
It is not time of regimber when one let oneself block. (Montaigne)
It is meat only of appetite.
One finds good only what one eats with appetite.
It is not unpleasant which does not make mean action. (Baïf)
It is not... if coward, on the ground, which cannot find coward any more but him. (The Fountain)
It does not matter that there is on the throne Tibère or Titus, if Séjan is a minister. (Chamfort)
We need the new one, was not it more in the world. (The Fountain)
There is below the conceited person only that which admires it. (J Sanial Dubay)
There is not of friend, wife, father or brother that in the fatherland. Exiled everywhere is only. (Lamennais)
It damnés there only been obstinated
the impénitence alone leads in hell, and by analogy, who been obstinated people will suffer if they persevere in a bad party
There is again only what aged.
There is again only what is forgotten. (Pink Bertin)
There are really good only quite bearing people. (Emile Augier)
There is impossible only what implies contradiction. (G of Lévis)
There are in love only the ashamed ones which loses. (Molière)
There is hardly in the world a more beautiful excess than that of the recognition. (the Heather)
There is of enough skilful man to hardly know all the evil but it makes. (Rochefoucauld)
There is hardly but one honest birth, or that a good education which makes the men capable of secrecy. (the Heather)
There are neither animals nor people
it is an uninhabited place.
There is not a happy spend without a future. (Mrs. de Girardin) this proverb does not want to say only it is necessary to have fun two days of continuation; it means that it is only the following day that we will know if we were right to delight us the day before.
There is not a happy spend without a future
usually the following day of a festival is hardly worked.
There is no absolute fatalist, even in Constantinople. (france Bastiat)
There is no force without address. (Napoleon 1st)
There is no smoke without fire.
There are certain things which go together in spite of the consequences. See also: .
There are not ugly loves
the person whom one loves appears always beautiful with that which likes it.
There are not small economies.
While saving gradually, one arrives at an important sum. See also: .
There is not a stupid trade. (Mr. The Russet-red one of Lincy)
All the professions are honourable. Sometimes supplemented by: there are only stupid people.
There is not there what to whip a cat
it is a trifle.
There are no more children
this child knows things which it should be unaware of or it to speak about things which are not its competence.
There is no more oil in the lamp
says itself of a person whose forces are entirely exhausted by the effect of the disease or the great age.
There is no more that the nest, the birds flew away some
the person whom one wanted to see or stop left her residence furtively.
There are so unhappy accidents whose skilful people do not draw some advantage. (Rochefoucauld)
There is not beautiful flesh close to the bone
a thin person is seldom beautiful)
There is happiness without courage, nor of virtue without combat. (Rousseau)
There is debt as soon as paid only the contempt. (Tuet Abbot)
one returns mistook for contempt
There are people who are more often wrong than those which cannot suffer to have some. (Rochefoucauld)
There are not ugly loves, nor of beautiful prisons. (Pierre Gringore)
There is fencing master melancholic person. (A. of Musset)
There is assembly without valley
any thing has its opposite, any law its discrepancy, any action its reaction.
There is not worse water which the water which sleeps
the underhand and concentrated people are more to fear that the others.
There is not a wiser abbot than that which was a monk. (Baïf)
There is Si prevented only that which holds the tail of the frying pan.
The principal agent of a business is often embarrassed the most.
There is vice which does not have a false resemblance to some virtue, and which is not helped any. (the Heather)
There is to only be in Spain not to want more to build castles there. (Mrs. de Sévigné)
There are only those which do not do anything, which is not mistaken.
It is to better take initiatives and to be mistaken not to act.
There are only those which learned how to order who can obey. (Mrs. de Girardin)
There are only those which are in the battles which gain them. (Saint-Just)
There is only the force of the State which makes the freedom of its members. (Rousseau)
There is only the hand of a friend who tears off the spine of the c?ur. (Helvétius)
There is only the truth which wounds.
Only the truth can wound pride, the reproaches which one receives are often deserved.
There is only the c?ur which goes as quickly as the swallows. (Lacordaire)
There is only the malicious one which is alone. (Diderot)
There is only the first step which costs
most difficult is to start or, when one made a fault one is easily involved to make one second of it.
There are only the ashamed ones which loses
one needs boldness, confidence in oneself to benefit from the good occasions. Alternative: be ashamed of only being ashamed
There are only the people who have firmness which can have a true softness. (Rochefoucauld)
There are only the kings and the cuckolds who have the right to make grace. (Talleyrand)
There are only hor and misfortune in this world
what causes the ruin of the ones made the fortune of the others.
There is only one word which serf
you decide or: it is my last word there.
There is only one step of fanaticism to cruelty. (Diderot)
There is only one kind of love, but there are thousand various copies of them. (Rochefoucauld)
There is nothing absolute in morals, and in morals. (Mrs. Necker)
There is nothing more difficult to skin than the tail. (Gabriel Meurier)
There is nothing more eloquent than the money cash.
There is nothing so unfortunate but one man who never suffered. (Joseph de Maistre)
There is nothing so fast but one feeling of antipathy. (Alfred de Musset)
There are not only the men like to better preserve and whom they spare less only their own life. (the Heather)
There is not so extremely which does not find its Master. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
There is not so malicious pot which does not find its lid. (Antoine Oudin)
There is not so small trade which does not nourish its Master. (Tuet Abbot)
There is not so small young lady who does not want to be requested. (Marguerite de Navarre)
There is not huntsman who does not take pleasure with corner his catch. (Marguerite de Navarre)
Corner its catch, it is to sound horn when the animal is taken; with appeared, to praise itself of a good fortune.)
There was never skin of lion at a cheap rate. (GHerbert)
It speaks like a blind man about the colors
it is interfered speaking about things which it does not know.
It pleads beautiful which pleads without part. (Pierre Gringore)
It rains with all winds
the good and the evil can come on all sides.
It resembles eels of Melun, it shouts before it is skinned
it is afraid before it is touched (allusion to an inhabitant of Melun named Languille or the Eel.
It laughs enough which laughs the last. (Montluc) - modern Alternative
He laughs longest who laughs last. (Florian)
It knows too much hunting which was huntsman. (Manuscript of XVe)
It is necessary to help
it is the natural law (the Fountain)
It is necessary to lend to others and to be given only to oneself. (Montaigne)
It would drown in its spittle
it is so awkward or incompetent that the smallest difficulty the met in the embarrassment.
It is as much difference of us with ourself, than of us with others. (Montaigne)
It is praised to beat his wife, that which does not have any. (Manuscript of XIVe)
It seems with a small drainage canal that each one is to him companion. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
It is defended some like murder
it denies with indignation to have made the act that one allots to him.
It sied with progress to respect what he replaces. (D. Nisard)
It sied more badly with a minister of saying stupidities than to make some. (Cardinal of Retz)
It always remembers in Robin his flutes. (Bonaventure of Périers)
The memories of youth are ineffaceable.
It is enough to inspire the regret of a wrong, without always requiring its consent. (Rochefoucauld)
It goes more to the market of skins of lambs than of old ewes. (Manuscript of XIVe)
It is to be bankrupt better not to be nothing. (Chamfort)
It is to better be cuckold that who trespassed. (Molière)
It is to better do desire that pity
It is preferable to be in an easy situation that in misery.
It is to better live in Vérone close to Bologna that in Péronne close to Boulogne.
Proverb reverses that it my small Liré that the Palatine Hill time of the Pleiad.
It is to better venture to save a culprit to condemn innocent. (Voltaire)
It is to better leave his child snotty-nosed kid to tear off the nose to him.
It is preferable to suffer an evil rather than to apply a remedy which is worse than this evil.
It is to have been it out of grass better, and to be it not in sheaf. (Bonaventure of Périers)
It is to better die according to rules' to escape against the rules. (Molière)
It is to better lend on pledges that on nothing. (Lesage)
It is to better prevent that to cure.
It is to better take precautions to act without reflecting and then undergoing the negative consequences of its acts.
It is to be better addressed to God that with his saints.
It is always preferable to regulate a problem with the responsible person. It is to better request God that his saints. (Manuscript of XIVe)
It is better late that badly, and that in any kind. (Voltaire)
It is to better tighten the hand that the neck. (Montluc)
better is worth to beg than to fly, and then to be hung.
It is to better hold that to run.
To have a thing is better than to hope for it.
It is to better fall ès hands from a happy doctor that of an erudite doctor. (Bonaventure of Périers)
It wants butter, the money of butter, and the smile of the crémière in addition.
Says itself of a swindler who would like that its victims thank it. See also: .
It will come a time or the fox (the cow, the dog) will need its tail
what appears now useless can one day become necessary.
It will come a time when the dogs will need their tail.
Certain people or things which appear now useless will become at a given time necessary.
It sees a straw in the?il of the neighbor
to see the small defects of others.
There is with the fair more than one ass which is called Martin
it is not sure that this person is that about which it all is, because much bears the same name.
There is as much weakness to flee the fashion than to affect it. (the Heather)
There is beautiful field to make glane
it remains still much to make, collect, in a science, a company.
There are many people who hear the sermon in the same way that they hear vespers. (Pascal)
There are much less the ungrateful ones than one does not grow; because there is much less the generous one than one does not think. (St-Evremond)
There is difference between seeking well the joke and to be pleasant. (Voltaire)
There is much more constancy to use the chain which holds us than to break it. (Montaigne)
There are well a right of wisest, but not a right of most extremely. (J Joubert)
There is in the jealousy more self-esteem than of love. (Rochefoucauld)
There is in the sobriety of cleanliness and elegance. (J Joubert)
There is in the brain of the women a box of less, and in their c?ur a fibre moreover than at the men. (Chamfort)
There is in the eyes of the spirit, the heart and the body. (J Joubert)
There are good marriages, but there is delicious. (Rochefoucauld)
There is thanks to gathering the pinks well. (Voltaire)
There are people who lie simply to lie. (Pascal)
There are people who have morals only in part, and it is a fabric of which they are never made dress. (J Joubert)
There are people who speak one moment before to have thought. (the Heather)
There is of the heroes in evil as in good. (Rochefoucauld)
There are decent people everywhere
one finds some in all the countries, of all conditions.
There are tears for happiness; there is not for great misfortunes. (Rochefoucauld)
It is necessary where it is necessary to call Paris, Paris, and others where it should be called capital of the kingdom. (Pascal)
It is necessary which one admires; there are of them others which touch and where one would like to live. (the Heather)
There are lights which one extinguishes while placing them on the candlestick. (Louis de Bonald)
There are people so light and so frivolous that they are as distant to have true defects as solid qualities. (Rochefoucauld)
There are repetitions for the ear and for the spirit, there is not for the c?ur. (Chamfort)
There are reproaches which rent, and of the praises which slander. (Rochefoucauld)
There are well equipped stupidities, like there is stupid very well vêtus. (Chamfort)
There are defects and virtues of circumstances. (Napoleon 1st)
There are two things for which it is necessary to be done under penalty of finding the life unbearable
they are the insults of time and the injustices of the men. (Chamfort)
There are two manners of liking
to amuse and interest. (Chevaler de Boufflers)
There are two kinds of spirit
the spirit of geometry and the spirit of smoothness. (Pascal)
There is merit without rise, but there is rise without some merit. (Rochefoucauld)
There is pleasure with meeting the eyes of that to which one has just given. (the Heather)
There is between the jealousy and the emulation the same distance as between the vice one and the virtue. (the Heather)
There are faggots and faggots. (Molière)
it can exist difference between the of the same things species, people of the same row.
There is madness at any age. (Manuscript of XIVe)
IL has there large to bet that...
It is very probable that...
There is far from the cut to the lips.
It can occur much from things between the desire and the realization of a desire.
There is less evil often to lose its vine than to plead it. (Montaigne)
There are few women whose merit lasts more than the beauty. (Rochefoucauld)
There are few husbands that patience and love of woman cannot gain with long. (Marguerite de Navarre)
There are few defects which prevent a man from having many friends, as much as can do it too great qualities. (Chamfort)
There are few virtuous women who are not weary of their trade. (Rochefoucauld).
There are more purchasers than experts.
There are more to meet a good sovereign by heredity than by the election. (Napoleon 1st)
There are more insane purchasers than of insane salesmen. (Antoine Loisel)
There are more the insane ones than the wise ones, and in the wise one even, there is more madness than of wisdom. (Chamfort)
There are more great fortunes than of great talents. (Vauvenargues
There is more sorrow to keep the money than to acquire it. (Montagine)
There are more old drunkards than of old doctors. (Rabelais)
There are more robbers than of gibets. (city by Clement Marot)
There are more virtuous women than one does not believe, but not as much as it is said. (A. Dumas wire)
There are more tools than workmen. (the Heather)
There is some eel under rock
there is an intrigue.
There is something moreover more extremely than the interest, it is devotion. (G of Lévis)
There is some iron which loach
there is some obstacle with this business.
There are some meetings in the life where the truth and simplicity are;le better horse-gear of the world. (the Heather)
There is always a bottom of truth in the joke.
A joke always reflects a bottom of truth.
It is possible three to believe
reason, the habit, inspiration. (Pascal): Pascal had initially written: the revelation, but the revelation should be essential on all, while the inspiration is reserved by God with his elected officials. "the faith is different from the proof: one east human, the other is a gift of God")
There is a certain kind of love whose excess prevents the jealousy. (Rochefoucauld)
There is a species of shame to be happy to the sight of certain miseries. (the Heather)
There is a false modesty which is vanity, a false size which is smallness, a false virtue which is hypocrisy, a false wisdom which is prudery. (the Heather)
They will not have heat, because they sold their wood until trembles
says those which do not have wood for the winter, by pun enters trembles and drink it trembles which is a bad heating.
They resemble each other like two water drops
a perfect resemblance.
Impossible is not French.
Allotted to Napoleon Bonaparte.
Ives and exaggerated say all their thought. (Manuscript of XIIIe)


I like better those which return the vice pleasant one that those which degrade the virtue. (J Joubert)
I like better to believe it to go there to see
I doubt it, but I do not want to try hard of me to ensure some.
I like vice convenient better, that a tiring virtue. (Molière)
Never to a good dog it does not come a good bone - Alternative
In fact the horses draw most extremely which eats the oats.
Never beautiful speech skins the language
It is never harmful of speaking honestly.
Never good horse became rosse. (Christmas of Fail)
Never Breton made treason.
Never kick of mare did not make badly with horse
A man should not irritate himself if it receives from a woman a blow or an insult.
Never two proud will overlap an ass well. (XIIIe)
Never dumb woman was beaten by her husband. (J F. Bladé)
Never large nose spoiled beautiful face.
The size of a nose cannot harm the beauty. But also: Because never large nose was not on beautiful face.
Never ashamed beautiful friend had. (Benserade)
Never nature misleads us; they is always we who we mislead. (Rousseau)
Never mâtin loved greyhound. (Manuscript of XVe)
Never good servant will have who does not nourish it.

(Manuscript of XIIIe)

Never superintendent found the cruel ones. (Boileau)
Never nasty piece of work liked the comb.
Never envieux forgives with the merit. (Crow)
Never vassal gains to plead with its lord. (Manuscript of XVe)
Never old monkey made beautiful pout. (Rabelais)

Jaser like a one-eyed magpie : to chatter much.

I would agree well readily that the women rank above to us, if that could dissuade them to be claimed our equal. (Sacha Guitry)
I press myself laughter of all, of fear of being obliged to cry about it. (Beaumarchais)
I repented to have spoken, but not to have never spoken. (Philippe de Communes - sentence engraved in Latin on the wall of the dungeon of the castle of Loaches)
I do not have enemies when they are unhappy (Hugo)

I do not look at the value of the present, but the c?ur which presents it. (Marguerite de Navarre)

I do not find anything so expensive but what is given to me. (Montaigne)
I do not teach, I tell. (Montaigne)
I lime pits the overpowered man of the weight of his leisure. (Voltaire)
I am rich goods of which I can do. (Louis Vigée)
To throw oil on fire
to excite an already sharp passion.
To throw stones in the garden of somebody
To attack indirectly by allusions.
To throw the handle after knocked
To give up a company by impatience or discouragement.
To throw the handkerchief
To choose with its liking, among several women, that which one prefers.
To throw its language with the dogs
Senoncer to guess something.
To throw its good by the windows
To lavish madly.
To throw its bonnet over the mills
To decide to openly face suitabilities, the public opinion.
Young surgeon, old doctor, rich apothecary.
Healthy young person, old demon. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Youth and adolescence are only abuse and ignorance. (Villon)
Oiseuse youth, disetteuse old age. (Gabriel Meurier)
Youth dreams, old age deducts
Youth saw hopes, the old age of memories.
Plays of hand, play of unpleasant
These kinds of plays are not appropriate that with coarse people and often end in quarrels.
To join the two ends
To gain to face its expenditure just enough.
To join the hands, it is well; to open, it is better. (L Ratisbon)
Hasty judge is perilous. (Manuscript of XIVe)
To judge part by the sample
to form an opinion of a person or a thing according to the little that one saw some.
To swear like a embourbé carter
to utter with anger all kinds of swearwords.
Up to twenty-five years, the children love their parents; at twenty-five years, they judge them; then, they forgive them. (H. Taine)


Old age attaches us more wrinkles in the spirit than to the face. (Montaigne)
The ball seeks the player. See too
To good player the ball comes to him. (Manuscript of XIVe).
The ball comes at the day, with the good player
The occasion seems to seek those which are able to benefit from it.
The beauty of the size is the only beauty of the man. (Montaigne)
The beauty is only the promise of happiness. (Stendhal)
The beauty likes the eyes, softness charms the heart. (Voltaire)
The beautiful feather makes the beautiful bird.
(exploitation of the double direction of feather) One puts forward oneself by appearance, the ornament, of the well written documents and in our favour.
The good grace is with the body what the good direction is with the spirit. (Rochefoucauld)
The good joke consists in not wanting not to be pleasant; thus that which moves does not think of moving us. (Voltaire)
The goodwill finds the means and opportunity. (Baïf)
Bravery proceeds of blood, courage comes from the thought. (Napoleon)
The herring barrel always smells herring. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
One always lets guess his origins a little.
The celebrity, it is the advantage of being known those which do not know you. (Chamfort); alternative
... that you do not know.
The candle which goes in front of celandine better than that which goes behind. Proverb emblematic which means that man acquires more merit by although it makes during his life which by the legacies that it leaves after its death by imposing them like an obligation to its heirs)
The load overcomes the animal.
The charity which does not cost anything, the sky is unaware of it. (Honore de Balzac)
Hunting hardens the c?ur as well as the body. (JJ. Rousseau)
Chastity is the lily of the virtues. (St François the Dirty ones)
Dearness gives taste to the meat. (Montaigne)
The goat jumped in the vine, will jump the girl also there. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
The fifth wheel of the cart obstructs more than it does not help.
Clearness is the good faith of the philosophers. (Vauvenargues)
Leniency is better than justice. (Vauvenargues)
The bell of stupid is quickly sounded. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
The comedy corrects the m?urs while laughing. (Jean de Santeul)
The comedy awakes the directions, the music throws them to the shift.
Confidence to like is often a means of displeasing infallibly. (Rochefoucauld)
Confidence provides more to the conversation than the spirit. (Rochefoucauld)
Constancy is the dream of the love. (Vauvenargues)
Constancy is not the virtue of a mortal, and to be constant, it is necessary to be immortal. (Hake of Harleville)
The conversation is a play where one should not put a louis against one ecu. (Balzac)
The conviction is the conscience of the spirit. (Chamfort)
The coquettery, it is the true poetry of the women. (Mrs. de Girardin)
The court hands down judgments, and not of the services. (Séguier)
The habit constrained nature. (Pascal)
Fear made the gods, the audacity made the kings. (Crébillon)
Criticism is easy, and art is difficult. (Destouches)
The belief in the prejudices passes in the world for good direction. (Helvétius)
The culture, it is what remains when one very forgot. (Allotted To Edouard Herriot)
Curiosity is an unpleasant defect.
To be too curious brings troubles.
Curiosity is born from the jealousy. (Molière)
Delicacy is with the spirit what the good grace is with the body. (Knight of Méré)
Delicacy is a gift of nature, and not an acquisition of art. (Pascal)
delicacy such as Pascal hears it, is opposed to the coarseness: it is a nuance of spirituality.
The dependence was born from the company. (Vauvenargues)
The last drop is that which makes overflow the vase. (Fuller)
The difficulty in succeeding does nothing but add to the need for undertaking. (Beaumarchais)
The discussion awakes the objection and all finishes by the doubt. (Xavier de Maistre)
The dissimulation is an effort of the reason, well far from being vice from nature. (Vauvenargues)
The pain is as necessary as death. (Voltaire)
The pain is the remedy for the pain. (Denys Caton)
The pain which keep silent east is only more disastrous. (Root)
The fable is the elder s?ur of the history. (Voltaire)
The way of giving is better than what one gives. (Crow)
The weakness is the only defect which one could not correct. (Rochefoucauld
The weakness is opposed to the virtue than the vice one. (Rochefoucauld)
The hunger drives out the wolf of wood. (Manuscript of XIVe)
The hunger is the first service of a good dinner. (The Russet-red One)
The hunger makes leave the wolf wood
the need pushes to make things to which one feels reluctant.
Imagination is similar and contrary with the feeling. (Pascal)
The false modesty is the last refinement of vanity. (the Heather)
The false modesty is most decent of all the lies. (Chamfort)
The favour has that of commun run with the love, that if it does not increase, it decrease. (G of Lévis)
The favour of the princes does not exclude the merit, and does not suppose it too. (the Heather)
The favour puts the man above his equal; and its fall below. (the Heather)
The vain woman is the approval of the others and the evil of which has it. (Voltaire)
The woman is stronger to overcome than other beste, except to assemble it. (Philippe d' Alcripe)
The woman is a certain animal difficult to know. (Molière)
The woman and the?uf, only one Master want. (Gilles de Noyers)
The woman most virtuous A in it something which is not pure. (Balzac)
The woman should not bring head as a household. (the Russet-red one of Lincy)
The woman who makes a trade of man belongs to the third sex. (G Berr and L. Verneuil)
The woman reigns and does not control. (Mrs. de Girardin)
Firmness is the exercise of the courage of the spirit. (Voltaire)
The festival passed, good-bye the saint
When one obtained what one wanted, one forgets who got it to you.
Fidelity is with the kennels - Russian alternative
Your dog wishes you long life.
The pride is the glare and the declaration of pride. (Rochefoucauld)
The girl is only to enrich the foreign houses.
It does not rain on the way as much as in the court
That is said which hopes to be happier in the house of her husband than near his parents.
The end begins the?uvre
It is not enough to start well, it is necessary well to finish.
The fine one crowns the?uvre
The work is completed or: one should not discourage oneself.
The end justifies the means.
The goal is used as excuse with the reprehensible acts made to reach it.
The fine mocking remark is a spine which preserved perfume of the flower a little. (A. of Houdetot)
The flattery is a counterfeit money which has course only by our vanity. (Rochefoucauld)
The faith is the triumph of theology on the human weakness. (Voltaire)
The faith which does not act, is this a sincere faith. (Root)
The fair is not on the bridge
It is not necessary to be pressed so much.
The fair will be good, the merchants are assembled
One gives to understand that the people on whom one counted arrive at a meeting.
Fortune and mood control the world. (Rochefoucauld)
Fortune makes appear our virtues and our defects like the light makes appear the objects. (Rochefoucauld)
Fortune can carry the?uvre, not the spirit. (Currency of the family of Estienne)
Fortune is seized by the hair
Fortune (the good occasion) passes quickly, it is already leaving when one must seize it, and it is necessary to have the reflex to do it even by brutal, impolite means.
Fortune is useful sometimes of our defects to raise us. (Rochefoucauld)
Fortune turns all to the advantage of those which it supports. (Rochefoucauld)
Fortune sells what one believes that it gives. (The Fountain)
"Fortune well dearly sells the things that it seems that it gives us"
Fortune comes while sleeping.
One does not create the good occasions, they present oneself by chance.
The cheating one is the play only small hearts. (Crow)
Cheating adds the mischievousness to the lie. (the Heather)
The coldness is the greatest quality of a man intended to order. (Napoleon)
Frugality controls nature. (Voltaire)
Smoke sticks to the white.
The cheerfulness of the women holds place of spirit to them. (Montesquieu)
Cheerfulness, health change the winter into summer. (Désaugiers)
Generosity gives less councils than of help. (Vauvenargues)
The geography and the chronology are the two eyes of the history. (Anatole France)
Glory is the sun of deaths. (Balzac)
Glory is useless and counterfeit money. (Montaigne)
Glory is for the woman only one mourning bursting of happiness. (Mrs. de Staël)
The drop comes from divides into sheets or the young girl. (Mézeray)
More beautiful grace still than the beauty. (The Fountain)
Grammar being the art of overcoming the difficulties of a language, one should not which the lever is heavier than the burden. (Rivarol)
The great ambition of the women is to inspire by the love. (Molière)
The size of the man is large in what he knows himself miserable. A tree does not know itself miserable. (Pascal)
Gravity is the shield of the stupid ones. (Montesquieu)
Gravity is a mystery of the body invented to hide the defects of the spirit. (Rochefoucauld)
The civil war is the reign of the crime. (Crow)
The civil war does not give glory. (Bonchamp)
The hatred of weak is not so dangerous only their friendship. (Vauvenargues)
Hatred, it is the anger of weak. (Alphonse Daudet)
The height in the manners makes more enemies than the rise in the row does not make the jealous one. (Louis de Bonald)
The jealousy is the sister of the love as the devil is the brother of the angels. (Knight of Boufflers, 1782)
The jealousy is largest among all the evils and that which makes less pity with the people who cause it. (Rochefoucauld)
The jealousy extinguishes the love as ashes extinguish fire. (Ninon de Lenclos
The jealousy is born with the love, but she always does not die with him. (Rochefoucauld)
The jealousy is only one stupid child of pride, or it is the disease of insane. (Beaumarchais)
Youth is strong to pass. (Montluc)
The joy makes fear. (Mrs. de Girardin)
Justice is the truth in action. (J Joubert)
Justice is a so beautiful thing which one could not too buy it. (A. R. Lesage)
Justice is not a virtue of State. (Crow)
Justice without the force is impotent; the force without justice is tyrannical. (Pascal)
The blade uses the sleeve or the sword uses the sleeve
At such person, the activity of the spirit compromises the health of the body. Another direction: allusion to the sexual activity of a woman.
The language of the women is their sword
One adds: ... and they do not let it rust.
Liberality less consists in giving much that to give by the way. (the Heather)
The freedom of the ones stops where that of the others starts.
Legal Maxime, definition of freedom in reciprocal form.
Freedom is the law to do what the laws allow. (Montesquieu)
Freedom is a good which makes enjoy the other goods. (Montesquieu)
The dregs make in vain, it falls down at the bottom by its own coarseness. (J Joubert)
The edge is worse than cloth
the inhabitants of the borders to which one allots certain defects are worse still than those of the interior.
The literature is the expression of the company, as the word is the expression of the man. (Louis de Bonald)
The law often allows what the honor defends. (B J. Saurin)
The praise tickles and gains the spirits. (The Fountain)
The moon is with the shelter of the wolves. (Manuscript of XIIIIe)
The lust is like the pepper, which is tolerated only with small amounts. (L S. Draper)
The magnanimity does not owe account with the prudence of its reasons. (Vauvenargues)
The hand is surest and the promptest help. (the Fountain - the fabulist recommends to make learn to the children a manual trade)
The house is with back when the hen sings as high as the cock. (Christmas of Fail)
the hen should not sing in front of the cock
The disease of love kills only those which must die in the year. (Marguerite de Navarre)
The most covered mischievousness is the worst. (Marguerite de Navarre)
Manner of obeying made the merit of obedience. (Knight of Méré)
The bad faith is the heart of the discussion. (Nestor Roqueplan)
Spite often makes all the safety of the malicious ones. (F J. Desbillons)
The mediocrity always refuses to admire and often to approve. (Joseph de Maistre)
The mediocrity goes its small way, when too much fire loses the merit. (A.P. Dutramblay)
The scandalmongering is girl of the self-esteem and idleness. (Voltaire)
The scandalmongering is the relief of the malignity. (J Joubert)
Mistrust is mother of safety. (The Fountain)
The best smoothness, it is simpleness. (Jean the Good)
The melancholy does not pay debts
one compromises his business while delivering oneself a long time to sadness.
The memory is the mother of the Muses. (Voltaire)
The memory is enemy almost irreconcilable judgement. (Fontenelle)
The memory is always with the orders of the c?ur. (Rivarol)
The mother is not the bird which laid the?uf, but the bird which made it hatch.(A.V Arnault)
The fashion and the countries often regulate what one calls beauty. (Pascal)
Moderation is the health of the heart. (Rochefoucauld)
Modesty adds to the merit, and makes forgive the mediocrity. (Rochefoucauld)
Modesty is with the merit what the shades are with the figures in a table
it gives him force and relief. (the Heather)
Half of Switzerland is the hell, and other half the paradise. (Voltaire)
Monarchy is the best or worst governments. (Voltaire)
The mockery is of all the insults that which forgives itself less. (the Heather)
The mockery is often indigence of spirit. (the Heather)
Morals must be the pole star of science. (Knight of Boufflers)
Death does not surprise the wise one, it is always ready to leave. (The Fountain)
Death is not an excuse. (Jules Vallès)
The mule of the pope drinks only at his hours. (Rabelais)
The music is most expensive of all the noises. (Theophilus Gauthier)
The birth is nothing where the virtue is not. (Molière)
The nature of the Italian is to like more than natural what is created only for the service of icelle. (Marguerite de Navarre)
Nature gives the genius; the company, the spirit; studies, taste. (Louis de Bonald)
Nature makes the merit, and fortune the met in?uvre. (Rochefoucauld)
Nature did not do anything of equal; its sovereign law is subordination and the dependence. (Vauvenargues)
Nature made us frivolous to be comforted our miseries. (Voltaire)
The need is mother of the invention.
The snow which tomb fattens the ground
it predicts one year of fertility.
Clearness is the varnish of the Masters. (Vauvenargues)
The nobility would have remained if it more had been occupied of the branches than of the roots. (Napoleon 1st)
The night eels are taken. (A. Brizeux)
The night is a witch. (Andre Coffant)
The night carries council
It is necessary to give oneself time to reflect, to take rest to make the good decision.
The night, by think of the day, one forgets some to look at stars.
Benefit from the moment present instead of you to polarize only on some happy future.
The night, all the cats are gray.
In the absence of information, in a confused situation, one cannot distinguish people, their color (the camp which they chose). Another direction, sexual allusion (night = sexual intercourse; cat = case = female sex; Cf. she-cat modern): for a sexual intercourse all the women resemble, their beauty imports little.
Where the goat is attached, it is necessary that it grazes. (Molière)
Peace between enemies is of short duration. (Chénier)
Peace makes the weaker people happier, and men. (Vauvenargues)
Speech is silvern, but silence is golden.
One can give his word not to repeat it when a secrecy is received; but it is not to better tell the secrecies, to conceal them. See also the short form: .
The word flees, but the writing remains.
It is surer to leave hard copies, than to be satisfied with an oral exchange. See also the other form: .
Patience is art to hope. (Vauvenargues)
Poverty is a meanness
One avoids the frequentation of poor (allusion to the care whom one took to avoid any contact with a miser not to catch leprosy).
Poverty humiliates the men until making them redden their virtues. (Veuvenargues)
The sorrow has its pleasures, the danger has its charms. (Voltaire)
The ball grows bigger
The thing in question increases.
The thought comforts of all and cures all. (Chamfort)
Perfectibility is with the perfection what time is with eternity. (Chevelier de Boufflers)
Perfectibility is the faculty which marks the difference between the men. (Mrs. Nekcer)
The perfection of a clock is not outward journey quickly, but to be regulated. (Vauvenargues) - the moralist adds
It is not a great advantage of having the sharp spirit, if one it has it just
The perfidy is a lie of all the person. (the Heather)
The personality of the women is always to two, while the purpose of that of the man is only itself. (Mrs. de Staël)
The smallness of spirit makes obstinacy, and we do not believe easily what is beyond what we see. (Rochefoucauld)
Philosophy triumphs easily over the last evils and the evils to come, but the evils present triumph over it. (Rochefoucauld)
The aspect is not a rule which is given to us to judge men
it can be used to us as conjecture. (the Heather)
Piety is with the c?ur what poetry is with imagination. (J Joubert)
The worst of all the misalliances is that of the c?ur. (Chamfort)
The worst species of malicious is that of the old hypocrites. (Florian)
Pity is the antidote to all the plagues of this world. (Voltaire)
The joke is a kind of duel where there is no versed blood. (Chamfort)
The rain of the morning delights the pilgrim.
If it rains the morning, it is that the weather will be nice after midday.
The extremely desired rain, incontinent annoys. (Charles Bourdigné)
The feather is a serf, but the word is free. (Rene Garraud)
The public prosecutor, at the time when it speaks, can move away from the written requisitions)
The majority of the benefits resemble the flowers which do not have odor that as far as they have innovation. (Knight of Méré, 1687)
The majority of the men employ the first part of their life to make the other half miserable. (the Heather)
The majority of the men, to arrive at their ends, are more capable of a main effort than of a long perseverance. (the Heather)
The majority of the virtuous women are hidden treasures which are in safety only because they are not sought. (Rochefoucauld)
The majority of the occasions of the disorders of the world are grammairiennes. (Montaigne)
The majority of the sorrows arrive so quickly only because we make half of the way. (G of Lévis)
The most beautiful girl of the world can give only what it has. (Chamfort)
One cannot better do.
The most beautiful victory is to overcome its c?ur. (The Fountain)
Strongest, generous and superb of all the virtues is valiancy. (Montaigne)
The greatest mischievousness of the devil is to make believe that there does not exist. (CH Baudelaire)
The greatest perfection of the heart is to be capable of pleasure. (Vauvenargues)
The longest hour of the day is that of the sermon. (Béroalde de Verville)
The most lost of every day is that where one did not laugh. (Chamfort)
Most subtle of all the smoothnesses is of knowing well to pretend to fall into the traps that one tightens us. (Rochefoucauld)
The most subtle madness is made more subtle wisdom. (Montaigne)
The surest guard of chastity to a girl, it is severity. (Montaigne)
The most universal quality of the spirits, it is diversity. (Montaigne)
The truest mark to have been born with great qualities it is to have been born without desire. (Rochefoucauld)
The pear east walls
It is advisable to treat the business about which it all is, to finish it.
The courtesy is with the spirit what the grace is with the face. (Voltaire)
Poland is the only kingdom which did not have the spirit of conquest. (Voltaire)
Polygamy is not the expression of an extreme love, but of an excessive contempt of the women. (Th Jouffroy)
The apple is for the old monkey. (Janus Gruter)
La poudre à Kanon und l'hérésie Sont Sorties de L'Allemagne.
The hen should not sing in front of the cock.
A woman should not make the law with her husband or take the step on him (quoted by erudite women V,3 of ).
The practice is the only theory which profits. (Daniel Darc)
The first condition to write, it is a manner of feeling sharp and strong. (Mrs. de Staël)
The prayer is the breathing of the heart. (L Cl. Of Martin Saint)
The procession counts in the mass. (L Morin)
displacement is paid with work.
The profession of hypocrite has marvellous advantages. (Molière)
Prosperity does few friends. (Vauvenargues, 1746)
Providence is only the Christian name of the chance. (Mrs. de Créqui)
Prudence is good in oneself, but to push it too much far is a deception. (Florian)
The prudence which can retract and yield to the economic situations is one forms of art to control. (Vauban)
The prudery is a species of the avarice, worst of all. (Stendhal)
Decency among women is only one well heard coquettery. (Diderot)
Decency is a virtue which one attaches with pins. (Mrs. d' Epinay)
The mocking remark is the test of the self-esteem. (Vauvenargues)
The reason shouts in vain, imagination established in the man the one second nature. (Pascal)
The reason of strongest is always the best.
Morals of the fable of "the wolf and the lamb": the last word remains always at the height. See also: .
The reason is the girl of Time, and it awaits her father very. (Voltaire)
The reason is a double and dangerous sword. (Montaigne); Pascal
Two excesses, to exclude the reason, not to admit that reason.
The reason is not what regulates the love. (Molière)
The reason misleads us more often than nature. (Vauvenargues)
The reason can inform us of what it is necessary to avoid, the c?ur only says to us what it is necessary to make. (J Joubert)
The reason which is carried has the fate of the error. (Casimir Delavigne)
The reason often clarifies only the shipwrecks. (Helvétius)
The scarcity of the fact gives price to the thing. (The Fountain)
The recommendation of a death is well little of thing near the alive ones. (Diderot)
The recognition of the majority of the men is only one secret desire for receiving greater benefits. (Rochefoucauld)
The recognition is the memory of the c?ur. (J B. Massieu)
The recognition is a burden and any burden is made to be shaken. (Diderot)
The reflexion increases the forces of the spirit, like the exercise those of the body. (G of Lévis)
The religion is as the fresh water which one carries on the open sea
it should be spared (Maurice Barrès)
The badly heard religion is a fever which can turn in rage. (Voltaire)
The religion does not make us good, but it prevents us from becoming too bad. (Louis de Bonald)
The repetition is strongest of the rhetorical figures. (Napléon 1st)
The republic is the government which divides us less. (Thiers)
The reputation of a woman can be renewed (Mrs. de Maintenon)
Resignation is with courage what iron is with steel. (G of Lévis)
The dress does not make the doctor
The title is not guaranteed knowledge.
The rock tarpéienne is close to Capitole.
Proverb of origin ; with , the rock tarpéienne, cliff from where one threw the traitors condemned to death, is just beside Capitole, sits of the capacity. Recall that by rapporchant capacity one takes more risks. See too harder will be the fall.
The wheel turns
fortune is changing, gaining it of yesterday is the losing one of today and reciprocally.
The trick best warped can harm to its author. (The Fountain)
Wisdom makes last, passions make live. (Chamfort)
Wisdom does not consist more in science that happiness in the richness. (Knight of Boufflers)
Health is the most invaluable treasure and easiest to lose; it is however most badly kept. (Chauvot de Beauchêne)
Health, it is the unit which puts forward all the zeros of the life. (Fontenelle)
Satiety generates the dislike. (Montaigne)
The sauce makes come to eat fish. (Antoine Oudin)
An excellent sauce makes appear good mets even poor.
Science is like the ground; one can about it have only a little. (Voltaire)
Science is hardly used but to give us an idea of wide of our ignorance. (Lamennais)
The constraint lowers the men until being made some like. (Vauvenargues)
Well ordered severity starts with oneself. (Mrs. de Staël)
Severity prevents more faults than it does not repress any. (Napoleon 1st)
Affected simplicity is a delicate imposture. (Rochefoucauld)
The simplicity, which should be a natural quality, often needs study to be acquired. (Rochefoucauld)
Sincerity is an opening of c?ur. (Rochefoucauld, it adds
"one very little finds it in people and that which one usually sees is only one fine dissimulation, to attract the confidence of the others".)
The sincerity which is not charitable is as the charity which is not sincere. (St François the Dirty ones)
The company needs poets, like the night needs stars. (Knight of Boufflers)
The company would be a charming thing, if one were interested the ones in the others. (Chamfort)
Loneliness is with the spirit what the diet is with the body. (Vauvenargues)
The stupidity and vanity are inseparable partners. (Beaumarchais)
Switzerland milks its cow and saw peacefully. (Victor Hugo)
The superstition is the only religion of which are able the low hearts. (J Joubert)
The superstition carries some image of the pusillanimity. (Montaigne)
The overload cuts down the ass. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
The tactics, it is art to be made require as a grace which one burns to offer. (Daniel Darc)
Temperance and work are the best doctors of the man. (Rousseau)
Turning and the step have as much accent than the word. (Mrs. de Girardin)
The tragedy does not make any more an effect since it runs about the streets. (Chamfort)
The cheating returns to its Master. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Too great subtlety is a false delicacy, and true delicacy is a solid subtlety. (Rochefoucauld)
The sow does not think that it is mud. (Manuscript of XVe)
Vanity ruins more women than the love. (Marchioness of Deffand)
Revenge is a dish which is eaten cold.
Revenge in general spends much time to be exerted, and thus appears at the time when one expects it less.
The true courtesy consists in marking benevolence with the men. (Rousseau)
The truth is in the laughter. (Mrs. de Girardin)
The truth is in the wine. (Latin proverb In vino veritas)
alcohol makes speak people, prevents them concealing a secrecy or from lying.
The truth is a torch which shone in a fog without dissipating it. (Helvétius)
The truth is a fruit which should not be gathered that if it is completely ripe. (Voltaire)
The truth is an injury that one replonge readily in his well, after having drawn some. (Danveil Darc)
The truth speaks as well against the women against the men. (Marguerite de Navarre)
The truth which is not charitable proceeds of a charity which is not true. (St François the Dirty ones)
The truth rises above the lie, as oil with the top of water. (1560)
The truth leaves the mouth of the children.
The children, by ignorance naivety, often tend to reveal certain truths which one wished to hide and can think in a simpler way.
The virtue has many preachers and few martyrs. (Helvétius)
The virtue has that of happy which it is sufficed for itself. (the Heather)
The virtue is the health of the heart. (J Joubert)
The virtue is a torch which does not illuminate only that which has it, but still that which looks at it. (Knight of Méré)
The virtue even needs limits. (Montesquieu)
The virtue would not go so far, if vanity did not hold company to him. (Rochefoucauld)
The virtue without money is an useless piece of furniture. (Boileau)
The life consists of blood. (Rabelais)
The life is a kind of mystery sad whose faith alone has the secrecy. (Lamennais)
The life has price only by devotion to the truth and the good. (Ernest Renan)
The life is of oneself neither well nor badly
it is the place of the good and the evil according to whether you do it to them. (Montaigne)
The life comforts us to die, and the death of living. (Th Jouffroy)
The old maid would like to collect with her two hands what it pushed back of the foot.
Violence and the truth cannot anything one on the other. (Pascal)
Violence makes the tyrants, the soft authority the kings. (Buffon)
The violence which one is made to remain faithful so that one likes is hardly worth better than an inaccuracy. (Rochefoucauld)
The voice of the people is the voice of God
(Latin: vox populi, vox dei): the opinion of the greatest number is essential.
The will is famous for the fact. (Antoine Loisel)
The true eloquence makes fun of the eloquence. (Pascal)
True morals makes fun of morals. (Pascal)
The true nobility is acquired while living, and not while being born. (Guillaume Bouchet)


The abandonment makes the small drainage canal. (Marguerite de Navarre)
Labour without care, labour of nothing. (Currency of the bookshop Armand Colin)
The absence decreases poor passions and increases the large ones, like the wind extinguishes the candles and lights fire. (Rochefoucauld)
The absence is largest of the evils (the Fountain)
The abuse does not abolish the use.
Legal Maxime of origin .
The affection or hatred changes the justice of face. (Pascal)
The assertion and obstinacy are explicit signs of silly thing. (Montaigne)
Africa is a cold country where the sun is hot.
The golden age was the age where gold did not reign. (Lezay-Marnézia)
The age is only for the horses
one appreciates at the age the horses and not people.
The age makes lenient on the character, and difficult on the spirit. (Mrs. Necker)
The eagle of a house is only one stupid in another. (Gresset)
The eagle alone has the right to fix the sun. (CH S. Favart)
The eagle, when it is unhappy, calls the owl his/her brother. (Florian)
The air does not make the song
Appearance is not reality.
Leave to the son the blood of his father
protest counters the right seigneurial of mortmain.
Let say the stupid ones
the knowledge has its price. (The Fountain)
Let make with the b?ufs of front. (Christmas de Fail)
The air does not make the song.
Appearance is not reality.
Germany is made to travel there, Italy to remain there, England to think of it, France to live there. (D' Alembert)
The lover without fortune can be pleasant, but it cannot be happy. (Florian)
The ambition does not age. (Louis XVIII with Prince de Talleyrand)
The heart of a king and that of a cobbler are thrown to the same mould. (Montaigne)
The heart is the only bird which supports its cage
it is easier to have care of the body than of the heart.
America is not the Occident, it is the Extreme-Occident. (George Duhamel)
The friend of everyone is not the friend of anybody
friend of each one, friend of any
The devoted friend keep silent himself on what it is unaware of. (Alfred de Musset)
The friend who suffers only fact an insult with the other. (Rotrou)
The friendship of a great man is a benefit of the gods. (Voltaire)
The friendship is the marriage of the heart, and this marriage is prone to divorce. (Voltaire)
The love needs the eyes, like the thought needs the memory. (Mrs. Necker)
The love greedily believes all that it wishes. (Root)
The love of justice is for the majority of the men only fear to suffer the injustice. (Rochefoucauld)
The love of the parents goes down and does not go up. (Helvétius)
the love of the father and the mother for their children exceeds that of the children for their parents.
The love is with the range of all, but the friendship is the test of the heart. (A. of Houdetot)
The love is blind.
two distinct directions: appearance does not count in love, or : to be in love prevents from however seeing certain defect quite obvious.
The love is blind. two distinct directions
appearance does not count in love, or: to be in love prevents from however seeing certain defect quite obvious.
The love is as the lance of Achilles, who wounds and cures. (Marshal of Richelieu)
The love is the fabric of nature that imagination embroidered. (Voltaire)
The love is the history of the life of the women, it is an episode in that of the men. (Mrs. de Staël)
The love is often a fruit of the marriage. (Molière)
The love is a selfishness with two. (Allotted to Mrs. de Staël, who only said
"personality of the women always laughed with two")
The love is a tyrant who does not save anybody. (Crow)
The love and the friendship are excluded one the other. (the Heather)
The love cannot hide, and when one ceases having some, that hides still much less. (Florian)
The love is not a fire which one holds in the hand. (Marguerite de Navarre, 1559)
that one can reject when one wants
The love is only the novel of the heart, it is the pleasure which is the history. (Beaumarchais)
The love removes the spirit with those which have some and gives some to those which do not have any. (Diderot)
The love likes more than the marriage, by the reason which the novels are more amusing that the history. (Chamfort)
The love which is born suddenly takes a long time to cure. (the Heather)
The love can be called a sauce, suitable to give taste to any meat. (Benign Poissenot)
The love saw inanition and dies of food. (Alfred de Musset)
The self-esteem is largest of all the flattering ones. (Rochefoucauld)
The offended self-esteem never forgives. (Louis Vigée)
The year which comes is a good man
one year gives what the other had refused.
Anarchy is the abuse the republic, as the despotism is the abuse the royalty. (Voltaire)
The ass of the community is always most packsaddlled.
The appetite comes while eating thirst from goes away while drinking. (Rabelais)
the desires increase as fortune increases.
The appetite comes while eating. Things which one did not wish that moderately at the beginning once becomes essential that one took the practice of it. Important principle of launchings of new products at prices of call.
The money is a good servant and a bad Master.
The money contributes to the happiness of that which can employ it and makes the misfortune of that which is let dominate by avarice or cupidity.
The money is a third hand. (P. J. Toulet)
The money does not have a Master
nothing indicates to which belongs a coin that one finds.
The money does not have a tail. (L F. Saved)
to catch up with it when it was thrown.
The money does not have odor.
it does not matter how money is obtained since one obtains some. Inspired of an answer of the emperor Vespasien with the reproach of his/her son, who criticized a tax on the urine (used out of tannery and for the degreasing of wools and fabrics).
The money does not make happiness.
The money alone cannot be enough to make happy in the life. Some add but it contributes to it, or, ironically ... the poor.
The money is not under the shoe of a horse.
To obtain what one wishes, it is necessary to provide of the efforts.
Tear of woman throws into a panic the stupid one. (Manuscript of XIVe)

Art to control, it is art to choose (Mrs. de Girardin)

The art of the intrigue supposes spirit and excludes the talent. (Louis de Bonarld)
Art to persuade consists as much of that to approve as in that to convince. (Pascal)
Art all to have is not to require anything. (Désaugiers)
The art of living is a tactic where we will be a long time beginners. (Knight of Boufflers)
Art makes only worms, the c?ur alone is poet. (Andre Chénier)
Asia is mets very tempting which poisons those which eat it. (J- A. Gobineau)
The surest asylum is the centre of his/her mother. (Florian)
the Florian young person having lost his mother said to a young boy who cried after a maternal correction: "you are quite happy, you, to be able to be beaten by your mother"
The atheist does not deny God and the religion, it does not think of it. (the Heather)
Alms is sister of the prayer. (Victor Hugo)

The future of a child is the?uvre of his mother (Napoleon 1st)

The future is not with anybody, the future is to God. (Victor Hugo)
The blindness of the men is the most dangerous effect of their pride. (Rochefoucauld)

The husband makes lose mourning with his wife, but not the woman with the husband. (Antoine Loisel)
Beaten the pay the fine. (Baïf)
The beautiful day is proven at the evening. (Manuscript of XIVe)
The beautiful speech does not skin the language. (Jean The Good)
The beautiful spirit is, with defining well, the good direction which shines. (R.P. Domenica Bouhours)
The need is a doctor in stratagem. (The Fountain)
The need makes the old woman trotter. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
The good comes to him while sleeping
Without it working to acquire it.
The well-doing is better than the elegance of speech
To act well is preferable with good speech.
Wood tortu makes right fire. (Manuscript of XIVe)
it is allowed to resort to diverted means when the intention is honourable.
Good A need for evidence, the beautiful one does not require any. (Fontenelle)
The good corn carries the ryegrass well. (Antoine Oudin)
The good beginning attracted the good end. (Manuscript of XVe)
The good taste comes more of the judgement than from the spirit. (Rochefoucauld)
The good historian is not of any time nor of any country. (Fénelon)
The good payer is of purse of others lord. (Antoine Loisel)
The good profit is not said. (Béroalde de Verville)
The good direction is the thing of the world best divided. (Descartes)
The good direction adapts to the world; wisdom tries to be in conformity with the sky. (J Joubert)
The good tone, it is the good taste applied to the speeches and the conversation. (Chamfort)
The happiness of malicious like a torrent run out. (Root)
The happiness of malicious is a crime of the gods.(Andre Chénier)
Happiness is in oneself, at home, around oneself, and below oneself. (Allotted To Henri Estienne)
Happiness is the poetry of the women, as the toilet is the make-up. (Balzac)
Happiness resembles a diamond, and the pleasure with a water drop. (Knight of Boufflers)
Happiness is due to the events, the happiness is due to the affections. (Napoleon 1st)
The uneven one does not see its bump and sees that of its fellow-member. (Manuscript of 1573)
The Breton one threatens when it has set (struck). (Manuscript of XIVe)
The noise is for the conceited person, the complaint is for the fate, the honest misled man moves away and does not say word. (Lanoue)
The noise does not make a good, and the good does not make noise. (St Vincent of Paul)
The goal of the discussion should not be the victory, but the improvement. (J Joubert)
The goal is not always placed to be reached, but to be used as point of test card. (J Joubert)
The seal of the mediocrity, it is not to know to decide. (J B. Say)
The whim of our mood is even odder than that of fortune. (Rochefoucauld)
The ceremonial is the smoke of the friendship.
Sorrow is like the disease
for the ones, it is benign; for the others, it is acute.
The change of modes is the tax which the industry of the poor met on the vanity of the rich person. (Chamfort)
The change of work is a species of rest. (Gilles Spares)
The song is with the word what painting is with the drawing. (G of Lévis)
The cauldron dents the frying pan or
The cauldron finds that the frying pan is too black or: The shovel makes fun of the van. (city by Montaigne)
Chief-of?uvre of God, it is the c?ur of a mother. (Gréty)
The way is rather bad, without us to still throw stones. (Florian)
The way is long project with the thing. (Molière)
The horse has four legs and yet it stumbles. (Manuscript of XVe) - modern Alternative
It is not so good horse which does not stumble.
The horse of the neighbor is better than mine, of what it is not mien. (Montaigne)
The horse which trails its bond is not escaped. (Gabriel Meurier)
Christ did not change the wine into water, but wine water.
The code of hello of the nations is not that of the private individuals. (Napoleon)
The c?ur has its reasons which the reason does not know. (Pascal)
The c?ur of a statesman must be in its head. (Napoleon)
The c?ur makes the?uvre, not the great days
a long courage makes the value of a life, rather than the one hour heroism.
The c?ur guard the body and carries out it where good seems to him. (Richard de Fournival)
The trade is the school of the fraud. (Vauvenargues)
The most unkindest cut of all goes to the lion become old. (the Fountain "the Lion become old")
Courage is like the love; it wants hope for food. (Napoleon 1st)
Courage makes the winners; harmony, the invincible ones. (C Delavigne)
The cost makes lose the taste. (Antoine Oudin)
the high price of a thing makes that one does not want any more to buy it.
The credit, it is at the same time girdles gilded and good reputation.
The public cry is used sometimes as proof, or at least strengthens the proof. (Voltaire)
The crime makes shame, and not the scaffold (Crow)
The crime does not pay
A criminal act, bad, never brings consideration.
The swan, more it ages, more it embellishes. (Béroalde de Verville)
The danger draws from the danger. (Baïf)
The die is thrown by it
the decision is now translated into irreversible acts, impossible to retrogress.
The discouragement is moral death. (Rochefoucauld)
The spite always takes the least wise party. (the Roadway)
The disadvantage to be below the princes is compensated by the advantage of being of it far. (Chamfort)
Despair often gained battles. (Voltaire).
Despair fills not only our misery, but our weakness. (Vauvenargues)
Satisfying is sometimes only one placement with better interests. (A. D' Houdetot)
The despot cuts the tree to have the fruit. (Montesquieu)
The intention makes the crime, and not the chance. (cardinal of Richelieu)
The duty of a wife is to appear happy. (the Roadway)
The duty is a god who does not want an atheist. (Victor Hugo)
The devil was beautiful when it was young
youth is always pleasant and even embellishes ugliest.
Youth is a continual intoxication; it is the fever of health; it is the madness of the reason. (Rochefoucauld)
The devil is not always with the door of a poor fellow. (Carmontelle)
The devil always speaks in the Gospel. (Manuscript of XIVe)
The devil which has the women when they have the devil with the body is a tough devil. (Regnard)
The god of the guerre' is always side of the large battalions. (Napoleon 1st)
The inattentive one bursts from what crosses to him the mind and answers its thought. (the Heather)
The divorce is the sacrament of adultery. (J F. Guichard)
The right is the sword of large, the duty is the shield of small. (Lacordaire)
The right is for the merit, and success for the intrigue. (J Sanial Dublay)
Fanaticism is a monster which dares to say the son of the religion. (Voltaire)
The make-up cannot Hécube make Helene. (the Russet-red one of Lincy)
The conceited person is between the impertinent one and the stupid one; he is composed of the one and other. (the Heather)
The fire of the love earlier burned a heart than it realized some. (Marguerite de Navarre)
Fire is the large Master of arts. (Rabelais)
The fire which often seems extinct sleeps under ash. (Crow)
The wire which one joins again the broken friendships is only one wire of spider. (D. Nisard)
The torch of the love ignites with the kitchen.
The insane one is recognized without small bell. (Manuscript of XIVe)
The French sings false and thinks just; the German sings just and thinks false; the Italian does not think, but it sings. (Henri de Régnier)
The forbidden fruit is never the fruit of the famished ones. (Mrs. de Girardin)
The spindle must follow the grubbing-hoe. (Gabriel Meurier)
The General who sees with the eyes of the others is not able to order an army. (Napoleon 1st)
The genius begins the beautiful works, but work completes them. (J Joubert)
The genius is a long patience. (Buffon)
The gentleman believes sincerely that hunting is a royal pleasure, but its stitcher is not this feeling. (Pascal)
The gibet does not lose its rights.
The gibet is only for the unhappy ones - Alternative
Justice punishes small case.
The sword of justice does not have a sleeve. (Joseph de Maistre)
The taste is the conscience of beautiful, as the conscience is the taste of the good. (Joseph de Maistre)
The taste is the tact of the spirit. (Knight of Boufflers)
The despotic government is an order of things where the superior is cheap and the degraded inferior. (Chamfort)
The great disadvantage of the new books, it is that they prevent us from reading the old ones. (J Joubert)
The warrior who cultivates his spirit polishes his weapons. (Knight of Boufflers)
The chance gives the thoughts and the chance removes them. (Pascal)
The chance gains battles, but the c?ur is gained only by virtues. (Florian)
The hero and the great man put together do not weigh a man of good. (the Heather)
The jealous one likes more, and the other likes better. (Molière)
The game is worth the candle; The play is not worth the candle of it. The goal is worth (resp.
is not worth) the efforts which should be made to obtain it.
The day has eyes, the night has ears.
The day draws its glare from the sun, we draw ours from people who protect us. (Knight of Méré)
Journalism carries out to all, with the proviso of leaving there. (Jules Janin)
The judge without reproach is the posterity. (Mathurin Régnier)
The Juste acts by faith in the least things. (Pascal)
The coward fears death, and it is all that it fears. (Root)
The ivy dies where it sticks. (Manuscript of 1456)
The hare always turns over to the throw
a man likes to return to the places where it A passéz its childhood - Alternative: A hare always will die in the lodging.
The hare always returns to its lodging. (P.J. The Russet-red One)
The lion which kills does not howl
More one of said, less one in fact, including when they are violences. (Sometimes, one adds: « ...but quiet dog is dangerous. »). See also the form: Any dog which barks does not bite, or: Dog which barks does not bite.
The wolf will die in its skin.
A malicious man seldom amends himself and corrects himself.
The patient is not to feel sorry for, who has the cure in his sleeve. (Montaigne)
The misfortune of the civil wars that one is often made there faults by good control. (Cardinal of Retz)
The misfortune of the ones made the happiness of the others.
What the ones lose, the others gains it; the same event, which seems to us unhappy, is on the contrary a blessing for others (and that can comfort us).
Extreme misfortune is above the laws. (Voltaire)
The marriage in impromptu astonishes innocence, but does not afflict it. (Marivaux)
The marriage is the translation in prose of the poem of the love. (A. Bougeard)
The marriage is largest of the evils or the goods. (Voltaire)
The marriage is prone to great revolutions. (Regnard)
The marriage is a too perfect state for the imperfection of a man. (Chamfort)
The marriage and the celibacy have both of the disadvantages; it is necessary to prefer that whose disadvantages are not without remedy. (Chamfort)
The bad knife cuts the finger and not wood. (Gabriel Meurier)
The bad taste carries out to the crime. (Baron de Mareste)
The poor one is excel it for the poor ones. (J Joubert)
The best government is that where one obeys only the laws. (Voltaire)
The best means of demolishing itself of an enemy is to make a friend of it. (Henri IV)
The best is not worth anything of it
These two people, these two things are also malicious or bad.
The same day saw being born the people from the wolves and that of the sheep. (Desbillons)
The lie is not good with nothing, since it misleads only one time. (Napoleon 1st)
The contempt must be quietest of our feelings. (Rivarol)
The merit is stupid, if the money does not escort it. (Gresset)
The merit hides, it is necessary the outward journey to find. (Florian)
The merit holds place of noblest aïeux. (Destouches)
Soldiering makes less fortunes than it does not destroy any. (Vauvenargues)
Honey is so that it is licked. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Best is the enemy of the good
while seeking to make a thing better, one often manages to spoil it.
Ego is hateful. (Pascal)
The moment when I speak is already far from me. (Boileau)
The world belongs to those which rise early.
By beginning the first one takes an often decisive advantage, one should not waste time.
The world is uneven when it bends down
Humility should not go until humiliation.
The world is round; who cannot swim goes at the bottom. (Gabriel Meurier)
The world is a great ball where each one is masked. (Vauvenargues)
The world is a spectacle to be looked at and not a problem to be solved. (Jules de Gaultier)
The world is a vast temple dedicated to the Discord. (Voltaire)
The world is a sphere whose center is everywhere, the circumference nowhere. (Pascal)
The world does not have long injustices. (Mrs. de Sévigné)
The world be only frank moutonnaille. (The Fountain)
The world more often rewards appearances for the merit than the merit even. (Rochefoucauld)
Death does not have a friend, the patient has any only with half. (Pierre Gringore)
Death neither the prisoner has neither friend more nor relative. (Richard C?ur de Lion)
Death seizes the sharp one. (Pierre of Hommeau)
Axiom of right which means that at the moment when somebody dies, its heir becomes owner of his goods without it being of other formality of justice.
Nose of Cléopâtre
if it had been shorter, all the face of the earth would have changed. (Pascal)
The bread in its fatherland is better still than biscuits in foreign countries. (Voltaire)
The bread of others is bitter
It is painful of owe its subsistence to a foreigner.
Paper suffers all and does not redden of nothing
The EC what a thing is written, it does not follow that it is certain.
Light forgiveness makes start again in sin. (Manuscript of XIVe)
The tired eel pie. (Manuscript of 1515)
Is said marital satiety.
The house covers the goods. (Bescherelle)
The trade of the neutrals must be respected by the belligerent nations - the evil is covered with the ensign of the good
The genius is always gentleman. (Balzac)
The people give his favour, never his confidence. (Rivarol)
The French people are frivolous in his recreations, but solid and serious in his tastes. (Louis de Bonald)
The worst of certain hatreds, it is that they are so cheap and crawling that it is necessary to bend down to fight them. (Marie d' Agoult)
The worst of the States, it is the popular State. (Crow)
The worst devil drives out the least. (Marguerite de Navarre)
The pleasure of the arguments, it is to make peace. (Alfred de Musset)
Pleasure of large the east of being able to make the happy ones. (Pascal)
The pleasure is larger which comes without one thinking of it. (Theophilus de Viau)
The most delicate pleasure is to do that of others. (the Heather)
The pleasure can be based on the illusion, but happiness rests on reality. (Chamfort)
Most dangerous ridiculous of the old people who were pleasant, it is to forget that they are not it any more. (Rochefoucauld)
The most noise is worth less money. (Manuscript of XIVe)
More pressed is always the host. (Baïf)
The largest speaker of the world, it is success. (Napoleon 1st)
Le plus großartiges péril Se trouve au moment de la Victoire. (Napoleon 1st)
Most skilful of financial is that which invented the purgatory. (E Geruzez)
Slowest to promise is always most faithful to hold. (Rousseau)
Richest carries only its shroud. (Pierre Gringore)
Wisest is that which does not think of being it. (Boileau)
Wisest keep silent itself. (Pierre Gringore)
More seems with deaths dies more in regret. (The Fountain)
The fish rots by the head
The value of a troop is that of its command. See also: Good captain, good soldiers.
The capacity of the numbers is all the more respected that one includes/understands nothing there. (Voltaire)
The first with the mill, first engraine. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
The most sizeable first and of all arts is agriculture. (Rousseau)
The first bond is that of the services. (Voltaire)
The first sigh of the love is the last of wisdom. (Antoine Bret
The present is confined of the future. (Voltaire)
The prince who does not love his people can be a great man, but it cannot be a large king. (Vauvenargues)
The price is forgotten, quality remains. (commercial slogan)
The spendthrift is worse than the miserly one, because it consumes not only its good, but that of others. (Manuscript of 1560)
The profit of is the damage of the other. (Montaigne)
The characteristic of the mediocrity is to believe itself higher. (Rochefoucauld)
The characteristic of the prudery, it is all the more to put sentries whom the fortress is threatened. (Victor Hugo)
The characteristic of the power is to protect. (Pascal)
The proverb says that he is lawyers paid for saying insults. (the Heather)
The careful one is made good, the virtuous one makes some with the others. (Voltaire)
The public can hardly rise but with low ideas. (Chamfort)
The powerful one presses with the feet the weak one which threatens. (Voltaire)
The purgatory is the dogma of the good direction. (Joseph de Maistre)
The rank of ambassador must be respected. (Crow)
The rechief is the worst. (Manuscript of XIVe)
The refusal of the praises is a to be rented desire twice. (Rochefoucauld)
The glance lies, the smile is perfidious, the ornament never misleads. (Mrs. de Girardin)
The remorse precedes the virtue as the dawn precedes the day. (Lacordaire)
To return made a sore throat. (Gabriel Meurier)
The rich person has revenge, and poor A death. (Clutched of Aubigné)
The ridiculous one dishonours more than dishonour. (Rochefoucauld)
The king of France does not avenge the insults for the duke of Orleans.
(Louis XII at the time of its advent to the lords which feared its resentment, because they had fought against him during the "insane War")
The king of free people is only a powerful king. (Gudin of Brunellerie)
The king never dies - the king died. Live the king!
proverb of king François 1st
The king is not been useful without it speaking. (P. Goff)
The king who reign is always tallest. (Boursault)
The novel is the history of the present, while the history is the novel of the past. (G Duhamel)
The nightingale sings better in the loneliness of the nights that to the window of the kings. (P. Lorain)
The red morning and the female council are not to believe. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
The wise one said, according to people
Live the King! Live the League! (The Fountain)
The wise one even cures ambition by the ambition. (the Heather)
The saint of the city does not make miracles. (Manuscript of 1456)
The saint who does not cure anything does not have pilgrims. - Alternative
With the saint who does not make miracles, one does not burn incense.
The wages are as a God with whom it night is clear. (Clutched of Aubigné)
Blood does not prevent from differing from row. (Crow)
The good manners are in the world more obliged than observed. (J Sanial Dubay)
The good manners are worth well what it costs. (P. Goff)
The scandal of the world is what makes offence, and it is not to sin to only sin in silence. (Molière)
The scandal is often worse than the sin. (Marguerite de Navarre)
Skepticism is the decay of the intelligence. (Victor Hugo)
The secrecy to make a success of is to be skilful, not to be useful. (Florian)
The secrecy of arts is to correct nature. (Voltaire)
The common direction, but it is precisely the rare direction. (A. L. of Rémusat)
The sermon builds, the destroyed example. (Pierre de Villiers)
The snake is hidden under the flowers
There are only disappointments to wait, though appearances are tempting.
The only means of obliging the men to say good of us, it is to make some. (Voltaire)
Silence is golden. It is to be better keep silent in certain situations. See also the long form
Speech is silvern, but silence is golden.
Silence is the heart of the things.
Silence is the spirit of stupid, and one of the virtues of the wise one. (Bernard de Bonnard)
The socque one is lower than the cothurne. (Fénelon)
The socque one was among Greeks the shoe of the comic actors and the cothurne that of the tragic actors.
The evening of the life brings with oneself its lamp. (J Joubert)
The soldier must have attack of greyhound, escape of wolf, wild boar defense. (Montluc)
Sun shone for everyone.
Each one can benefit from the favorable circumstances which are offered to him.
The fate makes the parents, the choice makes the friends. (Delille)
Stupid A a great advantage over the man of spirit, it is always content with itself. (Napoleon 1st)
The deaf person with the deaf person pleads. (Baïf)
The smile is a social duty. (St Gsell)
The style is nothing, but nothing is without the style. (Rivarol)
The sublime one is not exempted to be reasonable. (Marmontel)
Success was always a child of the audacity. (Crébillon)
The vote of stupid makes more evil than its criticism. (Florian)
Superfluity, thing very necessary. (Voltaire)
The surplus breaks the lid. (Baïf)
Tact, it is the good taste applied to the maintenance and control. (Chamfort)
The talent is a gift that God made us in secrecy and that we reveal without the knowledge. (Montesquieu)
Time it is money.
By using his time correctly, one can carry out profits. Translation of the English proverb Time is money.
Time is like the money, do not lose any and you will have enough of it. (G of Lévis)
Time is the only richness which one can be miserly without dishonour. (Chauvot de Beauchêne)
Time is a large Master, he regulates many things. (Crow). The experiment informs you much.
Time cures the pains and the quarrels. (Pascal)
Time matures all things, per time all things come in obviousness; time is father of truth. (Rabelais)
Time does not have a leisure. (J Cassano)
Time never stops and by its?uvre, any exchange perpetually in the world.
Time does not save what one did without him. (François Fayolle)
Wasted time does not return.
There is not any way of compensating so that one forgot to make when it was needed.
Time uses the error and polishes the truth. (G of Lévis)
The term is worth money. (Montaigne)
A time to pay is already a profit.
The will does not make die the testator.
The whole is not worth half. (Florian)
The work of the spirit is the rest of the c?ur. (Knight of Bouffflers)
Work moves away from us three large evils
the trouble, the vice one and the need. (Voltaire)
Work is often the father of the pleasure. (Voltaire)
The three-pronged fork of Neptune is the sceptre of the world. (A. M. Lemierre)
The triumph of the women is to make us adore their defects and until their defects. (Th Jouffroy)
Too much attention which one has for the generally made danger that one falls there. (The Fountain)
Too much confidence the danger attracts. (Crow)
The servant of the devil makes more than one does not ask him. (Manuscript of 1878)
The Wind is neither hunter, nor fisherman.
The wind is unfavourable with hunting and fishing.
The belly anoblit
(old allowed legal provision out of Champagne, whereby the nobility was transmitted by the women): Antoine Loisel: The rod anoblit and the belly free.
Sharp A little of friends and dead does not have it. (Manuscript of XIVe)
The wine of Burgundy does much good to the women, especially when they are the men who drink it.
Wine of Burgundy for the kings, the wine of Bordeaux for the gentlemen, the Champagne wine for the duchesses.
The wine is the milk of the old men
It is the drink which is appropriate to them to best maintain them in good health.
The wine is necessary, God does not defend it, if not it had made the bitter vintage.
The wine does not know suitabilities. (P. J. The Russet-red One)
Wine for the body, the laughter for the heart. (Béroalde de Verville)
The answered wine will not be collected. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
The veil of the prudes is so thick only because there is to hide much. (Mrs. de Girardin)
Honest truth man is that which is not pricked of nothing. (Rochefoucauld)
The honest man within the meaning of the XVIIe S. in France, is a historical expression which implies the idea of virtues morals as well as that of qualities pleasant in the fashionable life. "the honest man is a polished man and who can live".
The true means of being misled, it is to believe itself finer than the others. (Rochefoucauld
Truth can sometimes is not probable. (Boileau)
The vulgar one is of all the states. (Voltaire)

The E

Turbid water makes the profit of the fisherman. (Harangue of Mister d' Aubray)
Water goes to the river.
The money goes to the rich person.
The writing is the painting of the voice. (Voltaire)
The ecu is a fruit which is always ripe. (H. of Vibraye)
The stable uses more than the race.
Education develops faculties, but does not create them. (Voltaire)
Insolence is always the mark of a heart of the last commoner's condition. (Oxenstiern Chancellor)
The equality, it is the Utopia of the unworthy ones. (Mrs. de Girardin)
Selfishness is similar to the wind of the desert, which desiccates all. (Rochefoucauld)
Elegance is a result of the accuracy and approval. (Voltaire)
Rise is with the merit what the ornament is to the beautiful people. (Rochefoucauld)
The praise of absent is done without flattery. (Gresset)
The emulation is the food of the genius, the desire is the poison of the c?ur. (Voltaire)
The incense spoils more brain than the powder does not make any jump. (Pesselier)
The incense blackens the idol while smoking for its glory. (L S. Draper, satire counters Boileau (1808)
this alexandrine aims the slavish flatteries of Boileau in its Epistles at Louis XIV)
Childhood is the sleep of the reason. (Rousseau)
The child is the anchor of the mother. (St Paul).
The woman will be saved by maternity.
The hell of the women, it is old age. (Rochefoucauld)
The hell is paved good intentions.
The good intentions can bring the worst result. See: perverse effect.
The trouble entered the world by the idleness. (the Heather)
The trouble is a disease whose work is the remedy. (G of Lévis)
The trouble was born one day from the uniformity. (Lamotte-Houdat)
The sign makes the chalandise. (The Fountain)
The agreement is to the teller
It gets along well, but it is not made include/understand. (Carmontelle)
The stubbornness and the dislike are followed closely. (the Heather)
The stubbornness represents the character, about as the temperament represents the love. (Chamfort)
The desire is more irreconcilable than hatred. (Rochefoucauld)
The sword is the weapon of the brave men. (Napoleon)
The sword uses the sleeve
Too much application of spirit undermines health. See also: The blade uses the sleeve.
The wife is in power of the husband, and the husband in possession of the woman. (Guillaume Bouchet)
The human east error.
Translation of the beginning of the Latin proverb Errare humanum is sed perseverare diabolicum. One cannot seriously count with load an error of once (but is guilty that which makes one second time or more the same one).
The error is the rule, the truth is the accident of the error. (G Duhamel)

The absent ones are always wrong. One often rejects the fault on the people absent because they can hear only one says. See too
The present are better than the absent ones.
The absent ones are assassinated with blows of language. (Scarron)
The businesses are the businesses.
Translation of the English proverb Business is business employed by the businessmen in a hurry which would not miss under any pretext an appointment which pays to them.
The businesses, it is the money of the others. (Béroalde de Verville)
The strong hearts push back pleasure, as the navigators avoid the pitfalls. (Napoleon 1st)
The friends of my friends are my friends, the enemies of my friends are my enemies, the enemies of my enemies are my friends. Political maxims
The devoted friends are as the most faithful dogs they finish by you biting if you maltreat them. (Jean Bernard)
The joined again friendships require more care than those which were never broken. (Rochefoucauld)
The in love ones always have an eye with the fields and the other at the city. (A. of Montluc)
The loves which adapt by rings finish by knives. (City by Brantôme)
The English are unaware of when they are beaten. (Allotted to Napoleon 1st)
The years make more old man than the wise ones. (E P. Raynal)
Appearances are misleading.
What one thinks at first sight can prove to be completely different. See also: The dress does not make the monk and you do not trust appearances.
The weapons are day labourers
According to ordinary course's of the things, sometimes one succeeds, sometimes one fails in his companies - Alternative: Tous.les.jours of hunting are not days of catch.
Auvergnats and Limousins make their deals, then those their neighbors. (J P. Masson)
The Basques say that they are included/understood between them, but it is a lie. (on the difficulty of the Basque language)
Beaten pay the fine. (Christmas of Fail)
Often those which should be compensated are condemned or maltreated.
The beautiful spirits meet. (Voltaire)
The good ideas are appeared several times, one can congratuler mutually to have the same idea. See also: The great minds meet.
The beautiful feathers make the beautiful birds. (Bonaventure of Périers)
The animals are to good God, but the silly thing is to the man. (Victor Hugo)
The benefits are written on sand and the insults on bronze.
The goods and the evils which arrive to us do not touch us according to their size, but according to our sensitivity. (Rochefoucauld)
The good news is always delayed, and the bad ones have wings. (Voltaire)
The good arms make the good blades
Any weapon is good between the hands of a skilful man.
The good celeurs are victorious. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
The good horses warm up while eating. (Montluc)
The good accounts make the good friends.
To have good friends, it is necessary to discharge exactly the EC what one owes with the others.
The good cocks are always thin. (J of Véprie)
The good books and the good remedies cure some people. (Voltaire)
The goods suffer for the malicious ones
The goods often undergo the consequences of the faults made by the malicious ones.
The causes which miss reason need strong words.
The horses run the benefit, the asses catch them. (Louis XII)
Influential people already there are not more deserving
The horses and the poets must be nourished, not fattened. (Allotted To Charles IX)
The dogs bark, the caravan passes.
Arab proverb: The advised man is unaware of the noise of criticisms and carries on his way.
The extreme things are as if they were not. (Pascal)
The things are worth only that it is agreed them. (city by Molière)
The things where one has will, plus them are defended and more they are desired. (Marguerite de Navarre)
The compliments are the protocol of the stupid ones. (Voltaire)
The conseilleurs are not the payers. (Gabriel Meurier, 1568)
It should be remembered that only the consequences of our choices will be undergone, and not those which give the councils. See also: Do what I say, do not do what I make.
The councils of old age light without overheating, like the sun of the winter. (Vauvenargues)
The shoe-makers are most badly fitted. (Montaigne)
One often neglects the advantages which one has compared to his medium.
The blows of stick of a god make honor with which endures them. (Molière)
The secret crimes have the gods for witnesses. (Voltaire)
The delicate ones are unhappy, nothing could not satisfy them. (The Fountain)
The offences are punished where they are made. (Antoine Loisel)
The debts shorten the life. (J Joubert)
The gods are not points made like does them the vulgar one. (Molière)
The children of the distant cousins are the worst parents of the world, and best if they are married. (Aug. Brizeux)
The children need more models than criticisms. (J Joubert)
The children perhaps would be more expensive to their parents, and reciprocally the fathers with their children, without the title of heirs. (the Heather)
The enemies of our enemies are our friends.
The envieux ones will die, but never the desire. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
The poor spirits usually condemn all that passes to their range. (Rochefoucauld)
The original spirits having a natural feeling their forces which returns undertaking them, even without they realize some. (Fontenelle)
The States would perish, if one did not make often bend the laws with the need. (Pascal)
The starlings are thin because they go in troop. (City by A. Daudet)
The sensitive beings are not judicious beings. (H. of Balzac)
The extremes are always annoying; but they are wise means when they are necessary. (Cardinal of Retz)
The ends are touched. (Pascal)
The opposite things have points of contact, or: lead to the same result.
The suburbs are larger than the city
Says things in which the accessory erases the principal object.
The women make and demolish the houses
Alternative: The women are not masons, but they make...)
The women give to the friendship only what they borrow from the love. (Chamfort)
The women never forgive but after having punished. (Mrs. de Girardin)
The women have more shame to confess a thing of love than to make it. (Marguerite de Navarre)
The women have, for the ordinary one, more vanity than of temperament, and more temperament than of virtue. (Vauvenargues)
The women forgive sometimes with that which abrupt the occasion, but never with that which misses it. (Talleyrand)
The women could compensate for a little the loss of their charms, by improving their character. (Mrs. Necker)
The women prefer the men who take them without including/understanding them, with the men who include/understand them without taking them. (Marcel Prévost)
The women redden to intend to name what they at all do not fear to do. (Montaigne)
The women stick to the men by the favours that they grant to them; the men cure by these same favours. (the Heather)
The women are as dangerous enemy as they are weak friends. (Marchioness of Tencin)
The women are like the horses, it is necessary to speak to them before passing the support to them. (Andre Maurois)
The women are extreme
they are better or worse than the men. (the Heather)
The women are purer ears than of all the remainder of the body. (Molière)
The women go further in love than the majority of the men, but the men override them in friendship. (the Heather)
Fires of the dawn are not so soft only the first glance of glory. (Vauvenargues)
The broad beans are in flower
Says itself to somebody to give him to understand that one taxes it with madness.
The insane ones and stupid people see only their mood. (Rochefoucauld)
The insane ones have their mania, and we have ours. (Destouches)
The insane ones are, with the failures, closest to the kings. (Mathurin Régnier)
The French arrive late at all, but finally they arrive. (Voltaire)
The French are born light, but they are born moderate. (J Joubert)
French speaks quickly and acts slowly. (Voltaire)
The forbidden fruits are the best.
By protecting a thing, one shows that one holds to with it, which makes this thing more desirable, excites covetousness and increases satisfaction to seize some.
The fruits are with all, and the ground is not with anybody. (Rousseau)
The gallant ones never obsess that when it well is wanted. (Molière)
The Gascons always go beyond the truth and the Norman ones always remain in on this side.
Hasty generalizations are the fact of the children and the savages. (Herbert Spencer)
People of quality can all without have learned anything. (Molière)
The common people do not find a difference between the men. (Pascal)
Happy people always believe to be right. (Rochefoucauld)
Poor people arrive at all, because they do not worry anybody. (Daniel Darc)
People pay well when they pay cash.
The greedy ones dig their tomb with their forks. (Henri Estienne)
- Alternative: Make their pit with their teeth.
The greedy ones make their pit with their teeth. (Henri Estienne)
- modern Alternative: Dig their tomb with their forks.
The grammairiens are for the authors what a violin maker is for a musician. (Voltaire)
The great pains are dumb
The true pain is seldom expressed.
The great thoughts come from the heart, and the great affections come from the reason. (Louis de Bonald 1754-1840)
The great thoughts come from the c?ur. (Vauvenargues)
Large the b?ufs does not make the great ploughings. (Baïf) - Alternative
The large ones haquenées do not make the great days.
The large tellers are not the large makers. (L Martel)
The great minds meet
The good ideas are appeared several times, one can congratuler mutually to have the same idea. See also: The beautiful spirits meet (Voltaire)
The large ones and the vultures tear between them. (Voltaire)
The great geniuses, similar at the raised buildings, want to be seen at a right distance. (Louis de Bonald)
The great men are it sometimes until in the small things. (Vauvenargues)
The great men are meteors intended to burn to light the ground. (Napoleon 1st)
The great men are taller than us because they have more raised head, but they have the feet as low as ours. (Pascal)
The big eaters and the large sleepers are unable of something of large. (Henri IV)
The large ones do not forgive with small to have saved them. (F J. Desbillons)
The large ones estimate often only as much as one them encense. (Helvétius)
The great names lower instead of raising those which cannot support them. (Rochefoucauld)
The large ones sell their protection too expensive so that one believes oneself obliged in any recognition. (Vauvenargues)
The large fish eat the small ones
the powerful ones oppress the weak ones.
The heroes are made like the other men. (Rochefoucauld)
The men employ their capacity with good, the women employ it with evil. (Richelieu)
The men die about it and the women live about it. (Bonaventure Of Périers)
The men make the laws, the women make the m?urs. (Count de Guibert)
The men miss more conquests by their awkwardness than by the virtue of the women. (Ninon de Lenclos)
The men always do not like what they estimate, the women estimate only what they like. (J Sanial Dubay)
The men are born well in the equality, but they could not there remain. (Montesquier)
The men do not know the world, by the reason which makes that the cockchafers do not know the natural history. (Chamfort)
The men never believe the other able ones of what they are not able to do themselves. (Cardinal of Retz)
The men would not live a long time in company, if they were not easily deceived the ones of the others. (Rochefoucauld)
The men were, are and will be carried out by the events. (Voltaire)
The men can tire of their constancy, the women never. (Balzac)
The men cover their devil with the most beautiful angel than they can find. (Marguerite de Navarre)
Sometimes the men rest virtue by another virtue; they are more often disgusted of vice by another vice. (the Heather)
The men seem to have been born to make the easily deceived ones, and to be to it themselves. (Vauvenargues)
The men are like the figures
they acquire value only by their position. (Napoleon 1st)
The men are the commoners of the lie, the women are the aristocracy. (Etienne Rey)
The men are more avid praises than jealous to deserve them. (Rochefoucauld)
The men are very useless, and they do not hate anything as long as to pass for such. (the Heather)
The men, in Italy, are worth much less than the women; because they have the defects of the women, and the their clean ones moreover. (Mrs. de Staël)
The images which embellish the reason, and the feeling persuades it. (Vauvenargues)
The enmities which are not quite founded are most obstinate. (Cardinal of Retz)
The insults are the reasons of those which are wrong.
The interpreters are as many traitors.
Translation of the Italian proverb "Traduttore, traditore".
The Italians are people of better speech that of great effect. (Marguerite de Navarre)
The Italians all are robbers. (Napoleon 1st - At the time of a reception in Italy, 1797)
The days are followed and do not resemble.
Porción del sonido del amène del jour de Chaque de bonnes et de choses de los mauvaises, pas del faut del ne del il si al journée del mauvaise del d'une del désespérer.
The right praises are a perfume which one holds for embaumer deaths. (Voltaire)
The tears are the eloquence of the women. (Saint-Evremond)
The books are the most durable monuments
Alternative: The most durable monuments are the paper monuments.
The laws are always useful to those which have and vermin with those which do not have anything. (Rousseau)
The wolves do not eat themselves between them
The rabbles get along between them to strip somebody.
The thin ones are dangerous.
Allotted to Jules César who knew what it spoke.
The houses prevent from seeing the city
A too great attention with the small details makes lose sight of the fact the unit of a business.
The diseases suspend our virtues and our defects. (Vauvenargues)
The unhappy ones are always wrong. (P. J. Desbillons)
The manners, that one neglects like small things, are often with the result that the men decide us well of or in evil. (the Heather)
The marriages are done with the sky and are consumed on the ground. (Antoine Loisel)
The marriages seen by far are only turns and castles. (A. Brizeux)
Mathematics makes the spirit right in mathematics, while the letters just return it in morals. (J Joubert)
The maxims of the men detect to them c?ur. (Vauvenargues)
The malicious ones are always surprised to find skill in the goods. (Vauvenargues)
The doctors let die, the charlatans kill. (the Heather)
The doctors take medicine the day of their weddings
Pun in the village language, one calls "medicine"
The excellent memories join readily to the weak judgements. (Montaigne)
The misanthropists are honest; it is for that that they are misanthropists. (Mrs. de Girardin)
The most durable monuments are the paper monuments.
Alternative: The books are the most durable monuments.
Deaths control the alive ones. (Auguste Count)
"humanity is composed of more than deaths than of alive".
Deaths are always wrong
Deaths not being able to defend oneself, them all the wrongs are often given.
The snotty-nosed kid want moucher the others.
One allots to others the defect which are especially the notres. See also: Do what I say, do not do what I make. And also: The conseilleurs are not the payers.
The walls speak
It is often witnesses of the most hidden things
The walls have ears.
It is always necessary to be discrete when a secrecy is evoked.
The noble ones are like the books
It of it is much which shines only by their titles (Chauvot de Bauchêne)
The birds are unearthed
There is nobody any more.
The opposites attract each other.
The people who have opposite tastes and interests supplement. See also the opposite proverb: Who resembles himself is assembled.
Wounded prides are more dangerous than the injured interests. (Louis de Bonald)
The lazy ones always want to do something. (Vauvenargues)
The words fly away, the writings remain.
It is surer to leave hard copies, than to be satisfied with an oral exchange. See also the other form: The word flees, but the writing remains.
The words fly away, the writings remain.
It is surer to leave hard copies: The word flees, but the writing remains.
The words are females and the writings are males
(remainder of the préhéminence of the testimony of a man on that of a woman) the writings remain and can be used as evidence while the words do not leave traces. See also: The words are female, and the male facts (Gabriel Meurier)
The words are female, and the male facts. (Gabriel Meurier)
(remainder of the préhéminence of the testimony of a man on that of a woman) the writings remain and can be used as evidence while the words do not leave traces. See also: The words are females and the writings are males
Passions are the only speakers who always persuade. (Rochefoucauld)
Let us pass are the winds which swell the veils of the ship; they submerge it sometimes, but without them it could not sail. (Voltaire)
The peasants are not enough erudite to reason of through. (Montesquieu)
The pearls do not dissolve in mud. (Hugo)
The people of spirit are never ugly. (Piron)
The small gifts maintain the friendship
(one adds: ... and the large gifts maintain the love)
The small brooks make the large rivers.
A small expenditure which is often repeated ends up burdening a budget. See also: Small load weighs by far and With length outward journey small burden weighs.
The small brooks make the large rivers.
The unimportant things, joined together, take importance.
The small brooks are transparent because they are not very deep. (Voltaire)
The eminent places are like the escarpés rocks, where the eagles and the reptiles can only arrive. (Mrs. Necker)
The fresh wounds are most easily remediable. (St François the Dirty ones)
Most accommodating, they are most skilful; one ventures to lose while too wanting to gain. (The Fountain)
The shortest errors are always the best. (Pierre Cartwright)
The shortest madnesses are always the best. (Marguerite de Navarre)
The largest clerks are not finest. (Mathurin Régnier)
Most crested are taken there
Finest are caught there.
In a hurry go in front
Those which do not want to wait pass the first.
The cowards flee the danger, the danger flees the brave men. (A. of Houdetot)
The eminent post offices make the great men even larger, and the small men much smaller. (the Heather)
The cracked pots are those which last more
The people of a delicate health live more than the others because they take more precautions.
The hens will have teeth.
Says itself of a thing unrealizable, or very long to reach.
The hens lay by the nozzle. (CH Book)
The hens give more?ufs when they are well nourished.
The preferences have that of good which they inspire always a little the desire to deserve them. (Mrs. de Girardin)
The prejudices are the reason of the stupid ones. (Voltaire)
The prejudices are the kings of the vulgar one. (Voltaire)
The first love letters are launched by the eyes.
The first pieces harm the last. (Montluc)
The present are better than the absent ones.
One often rejects the fault on the people absent because they can hear only one says. See also: The absent ones are always wrong.
The presumptuous ones are presented, the men of a true merit like to be necessary. (Louis de Bonald)
The priests and the magistrates never strip their dress entirely. (Balzac)
The principles are in the common use and in front of the eyes of everyone. (Pascal)
The quarrels would not last so a long time, if the wrong were only on one side. (Rochefoucauld)
The reproaches are made only with those which one estimates. (Florian)
The republics finish by the luxury, monarchies by poverty. (Montesquieu)
The revolutions are times when the poor one is not sure of its probity, the rich person of its fortune, and the innocent one of its life. (J Joubert)
The rivers do not precipitate more quickly in the sea than the men in the error. (Voltaire)
The dresses of the women are so long and so well tissues of dissimulation which one cannot recognize what is below. (Marguerite de Navarre)
The kings malaisément suffer that one resists to them. (Andrieux)
The kings do not like anything as long as a prompt obedience. (Molière)
The kings, like the gods, are made to forgive.(Boursault)
The scruples are wire of the finest pride. (St François the Dirty ones)
The directions deceive the reason by false appearances. (Pascal)
The sentences are the projections of the philosophers. (Vauvenargues)
The stupid ones make build the houses and the wise ones buy them.
The stupid ones are punished and not the vicious ones. (Marguerite de Navarre)
Successes produce successes, like the money produces the money. (Chamfort)
The witnesses are extremely expensive, and does not have any who wants. (Root)
The fertile grounds make the unfertile spirits. (Montaigne)
The translations increase the faults of a work and the beauties spoil some. (Voltaire)
The true conquerors are those which can make the laws; the others are the torrents which pass. (Voltaire)
The virtues should be s?urs, as well as the defects are brothers. (The Fountain)
The virtues of a farmer are in his safe. (Boursault)
The virtues are lost in the interest, as the rivers are lost in the sea. (Rochefoucauld)
The Virtues are with foot and the Vice one with horse. (epigram on the base of the statue of Louis XV)
The virtues are titles, the sufferings are rights. (Mrs. de Girardin)
The defects enter the composition of the virtues, as the poisons use the composition of the remedies. (Rochefoucauld)
The old men like to give good precepts, to comfort itself to be it in a position to more give bad examples. (Rochefoucauld)
The old friends and the old ecus are the best
The old friends are surer, like the old ecus are of better quality.
The insane old men are more insane than the young people. (Rochefoucauld)
The faces often are soft impostors. (Crow)
The missed vocations fade on all the existence. (H. of Balzac)
The voyages form youth.
While travelling, one learns how to live.

The E

The slave has only one Master, the ambitious one has some as much as there are people useful to his fortune. (the Heather)
The hope is most useful and most pernicious of the goods. (Vauvenargues)
The spirit of conversation consists much less with of watch much which has to make find with the others. (the Heather)
The spirit is always deceives it c?ur. (Rochefoucauld)
The spirit cannot replace tact, tact can compensate for much spirit. (Rochefoucauld)
The spirit which one wants to have spoils that which one has. (Gresset)
The spirit is used for all, but it does not carry out to nothing. (Talleyrand)
The regard is better than the celebrity, the consideration is better than the fame. (Chamfort)
The summer which flees is a friend who leaves. (Hugo)
The study is the parapet of youth. (Rochefoucauld)
Exactitude is the courtesy of the kings. (Louis XVIII)
The exaggeration is the lie of the decent people. (J of Maistre)
The exception confirms the rule.
Generally, it is by an exception that one includes/understands or admits an unperceived asset (see the vintage and cooks it).
The excess of a very large good becomes a very large evil. (Florian)
Excess in all is a defect.
When one wants more than the necessary one, of the secondary problems start.
The example goes down and does not go up. (J Joubert)
The example is largest of all the seducers. (Collin d' Harleville)
The example is a dangerous lure
where the wasp passed, the midge remains. (The Fountain)
The example often is only one misleading mirror. (Crow)
The example touches more than does not make the threat. (Crow)
The experiment confirms that mollesse and indulgence for oneself and hardness for the others are one and even vice. (the Heather)
Extreme exactitude is sublimates it the stupid ones.
Turgot which had habit to say: I like exactitude, although it is sublimates it the stupid ones.
The skill is with the trick what dexterity is with the filoutery. (Chamfort)
The dress changes the m?urs as well as the figure. (Voltaire)
The dress does not make the monk.
It is necessary to be wary of only vestimentary appearances. See also: and .
The practice is the one second nature
One makes well, with pleasure, and like naturally what one usually does.
The softest harmony is the sound of voice of that which one likes. (the Heather)
The heresy is the fruit of a little science and leisure. (Voltaire)
The hour of the shepherd is in fortune as in love. (St-Evremond)
The absurd man is that which never changes. (A. M. Barthélemy)
The man arrives beginner at each age of the life. (Chamfort)
The man of genius is often the first and the last of his dynasty. (Chauvot de Beauchêne)
The man is of ice to the truths; he is of fire for the lies. (The Fountain)
The man is an apprentice, the pain is his Master. (A. of Musset)
The man is a corrupted which makes the delicate one. (Viennet)
The man is a fallen god who remembers the skies. (Lamartine)
The most skilful man burns himself with fire. (Mrs. de Girardin)
The man does not have more the capacity to be constant that that to draw aside the diseases. (Chamfort)
The man was born to work, like the bird to fly. (Rabelais)
The man could not forge a ciron, and it forges gods with the dozen. (Montaigne)
The man did not see only bread. (city by )
Just like the body, the c?ur and the spirit need food.
The man is only the one reed, weakest of nature, but it is a thinking reed. (Pascal)
The man proposes and God lays out
The success of the intentions of the men is subjected to the divine will. Alternative (sexual allusion): The man proposes, the woman lays out
The man is agitated, but God carries out it. (Fénelon)
The always merry man is a quite sad mortal. (Chauvot de Beauchêne)
The honest man holds the medium between the skilful man and the man of good, though in an unequal distance of these two extremes. (the Heather)
The honor of a girl is with it, it looks there with twice; the honor of a woman is to her husband, it looks at there less. (L S. Draper)
The honor is the diamond which the virtue carries to the finger. (Voltaire)
The honor, it is the poetry of the duty. (A. of Vigny)
The clock cannot exist without clock and watch maker. (Voltaire)
The host and the rain, after three days annoy. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
The oyster is for the judge, the scales for the litigants
One ruins oneself to plead.
Humanity is composed of more than deaths than of alive. (Auguste Count)
Humility is the furnace bridge on which God wants that him sacrifices are made. (Rochefoucauld)
Humility is the antidote to pride. (Voltaire)
Humility is an artifice of pride. (Rochefoucauld)
Hypocrisy is a homage that the vice one returns to the virtue. (Rochefoucauld)
Hypocrisy carries a mask which fades. (Rochefoucauld)
Freedom and cooked bread. (P.J. The Russet-red One)
Happiness lies in ease and independence.
Ignorance and the lack of curiosity make a soft pillow. (Montaigne)
Ignorance is not defect of spirit, nor the knowledge is not proof of genius. (Vauvenargues)
Ignorance always is ready to be admired. (Boileau)
Ignorance is better than an affected knowledge. (Boileau)
Imagination is insane home. (Malebranche)
The imagination which gives birth to the illusions is as the rose trees which produce pinks in every season. (Chamfort)
The impertinent one is a outraged conceited person. (the Heather)
The importance without merit obtains regards without regard. (Chamfort)
Impromptu is the stone of key of the spirit. (Molière)
The carelessness ruins the ship.
Incredulity is sometimes the vice one of stupid, and credulity the defect of a man of spirit. (Diderot)
The indecent one is not the naked one, but troussé. (Diderot)
The indifference is the sleep of the heart. (CH S. Favart)
Indolence is the sleep of the spirits. (Vauvenargues)
Indulgence is the ornament of the virtues. (Florian)
Indulgence is a part of justice. (J Joubert)
The inaccuracy is like death, it does not admit nuances. (Mrs. de Girardin 1837)
Misfortune is the midwife of the genious. (Napoleon 1st)
The most odious ingratitude, but most common and oldest, is that of the children towards their parents. (Vauvenargues)
Innocence to be reddened is not accustomed. (Molière)
The instinct, it is very feeling and any act which prevents the reflexion. (Voltaire)
The instruction for the women, it is the luxury; the necessary one, it is the seduction. (Mrs. de Girardin)
The intention is worth the fact.
The intention counts very as much as the realization of the thing. Used to condemn even in the absence of crime, or conversely to excuse nonthe realization concreted of a good deed.
The interest is blinder than the love. (Voltaire)
The interest does not have temples, but it is adored. (Voltaire)
The interest is the key only vulgar actions. (Napoleon 1st)
The invention is the single proof of the genius. (Vauvenargues)
The irony is the bravery of weak and the cowardice of the forts. (A. Berthet)
The Italian believes being liked of her lover only when it is able to commit a crime for it; the English one, a madness; the Frenchwoman, a stupidity. (Chamfort)
Obedience is a quite hard trade. (Crow)
The obstinacy and heat of opinion are the surest proof of silly thing. (Montaigne)
Obstinacy is due less to the will than with little capacity. (Rochefoucault)
The occasion is bald person
(by reference to the hair of fortune): The occasion leaves little catch, occasion A already had all its hair of snatches.
The occasion makes the small drainage canal.
Honneteté hold sometimes only with the absence of occasion to fly. See history of the ring of Gygès. It is necessary to know to seize the occasions.
The?il of the Master fattens the horse
There is profit to supervise oneself its employees, its business.
To place the devil in its purse
To be without money.
Far from the eyes, from the c?ur.
The absence of a loved person decreases little by little the love that one carries to him.
The bird must much with its plumage. (A. P. Dutramblay)
The bird one knows with singing. (Baïf)
Idleness is the mother of all the defects.
The fact nothing of making leaves the possibility of making the evil, and, while depriving of resources, increases temptation.
One is more sociable and of a better trade by the c?ur than by the spirit. (the Heather)
One should never go to weddings without being invited there. (Manuscript of XIVe)
One should not put the plough in front of the b?ufs. (Manuscript of XIVe)
This proverb is an alternative of Lucien de Samosate: the plough trails the b?ufs, i.e.: The old man involves young people
One should not sow all his seed in a field. (Manuscript of XIVe)
One cannot serve unit God and the devil. (Manuscript of XIVe)
One does not amend oneself to age. (Manuscript of XIVe)
One is not wise as long as one did not follé. (Manuscript of XIVe)
One to mark terminals can impose silence well on the feeling, but to not him. (Mrs. Necker)
It is proven that one has character when one manages to overcome to it his. (Mrs. Necker)
One always finds with softnesses of heir, of the consolations which one cannot reject. (Quinault)
Length as from here at Easter.
Very long.
Length like one day without bread.
Very long.
The opinion is the queen of the world. (Pascal)
The opinion is the queen of the world, because the stupidity is the queen of the stupid ones. (Chamfort)
Gold is the blood of the States. (Voltaire)
Gold is purified with fire, the man is tested with the crucible of misfortune.
Gold, even to the ugliness, gives a dye of beauty. (Boileau)
The ear is the way of the heart... and the heart is remainder. (Manuscript of XIXe)
Pride never succeeds better than when it covers modesty. (Knight of Méré)
Pride does not want to have, and the self-esteem does not want to pay. (Rochefoucauld)
Pride settles with broad in an empty head. (F J. Desbillons)
When one wants to change the m?urs and the manners, they should not be changed by laws. (Montesquieu)
When our hatred is too sharp, it puts to us below those which we hate. (Rochefoucauld)
When it thunders in April, the vine grower is delighted
The thunder of April announces a good harvest.
To rent is wizard. (Manuscript of XIVe)
To rent the princes of the virtues which they do not have, it is their statement with impunity insults. (Rochefoucauld)
He to return the currency of its part., to pay it in the same currency
To treat somebody like him even treated us. See also: ?il for?il, tooth for tooth.
One draws with hoots and the other with dia
One wants to go or act on a side, while the other goes on the opposite side.
The union makes the force.
It is by joining together our forces that one can succeed and fight.
The universe is a species of book whose one has to him only the first page when only his country was seen. (Fougeret de Monbron)
The use is made for the contempt of the wise one. (Voltaire)
The use is the tyrant of the languages
It forces to adopt ways of speaking contrary with logic
The use shows to us an enormous difference between the devotion and kindness. (Pascal)
The use shows to us an enormous distinction between the devotion and the conscience. (Montaigne)
The use only made the possession. (The Fountain)
The utility of the virtue is if manifest that the malicious ones practise it by interest. (Vauvanargues)


Net with mesh is made the haubergeon. (Rabelais)
One ends up completing a thing to which one works little by little but constantly.
Cold hands, c?ur hot
The coldness of the hands indicates a temperament in love.
Many fol has a beard. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Made house and woman to be made. (P. J. The Russet-red One)
Master Andre, made wigs!
Answer of Voltaire to a wig maker who warned himself to make a tragedy
Badly of others is only dream. (Manuscript of XVIIe)
The misfortune of the others touches us little.
Badly thinks which does not reconsider. (Jean The Good)
Badly requests which is forgotten
or: Insane is which is forgotten (Handwritten of XIIIe)
Desired sleeve makes arm short. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Eat at will, drink in sobriety.
Onion merchant knows himself out of Welsh onions.
Goods offered to half are sold. (Christmas of Fail)
Husband and woman are joined together like the crumb to the crust. (Béroalde de Verville)
Marie your sons when you want and your daughter when you can.
Matines sounded well with half are sung. (Rabelais)
Bad is the fruit which does not mature. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Bad heir disinherits himself. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Bad workman never finds good tool. (Manuscript of XIVe) - modern Alternative
The bad workman quarrels his tools.
Bad guard allows the wolf of repaître. (Manuscript of XIIe)
Bad reputation goes to the sea; good reputation remains with the threshold of the house. (LF. Safe)
Maximist, pessimist. (Red-headed Joseph)
Doctor, cured yourself
You mix to give councils and you would need to receive some.
Poor and crawling, and one arrives at all. (Beaumarchais)
Even with the eyes of unjust the unjust one is horrible. (Boileau)
Threats are not lances. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Piteous mother makes teigneuse girl.(Manuscript of XIIIe)
To measure the others with its alder
To judge their feelings by those which one has.
Trade of author, trade of osor. (Beaumarchais)
To put water in its wine
To moderate its claims.
To put the plough before the b?ufs
To start with where one should finish.
To put somebody in the mouth of the wolf
To expose to an almost inevitable danger.
To put somebody out of the hinges
To excite its anger so much that he is not a any more Master of him.
To put all its?ufs in the same basket
To place all its fortune in the same banker, to risk it in a single business.
Better loves sow bran than pink. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Better is worth friendly places from there than money out of purse. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Better is worth friendly sees some than sum of money in belt. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Better is worth friendly grumbling than flattering. (Book of the knight of the Landry Tower)
Better beautiful sleeve is worth than beautiful paunch. (Gabriel Meurier)

Better good keeper is worth than good hoarder: It is more difficult to keep it although one has to acquire some of other.

Better good escape is worth than bad waiting. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Better is worth to include/understand little than to include/understand badly. (Anatole France)
Better couard is worth than too bold. (Pierre Gringore)
Better machine (ingeniousness) is worth which force. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Better being hammer is worth than anvil.
It is to be a person of authority better that a person of obedience.
Better is worth badly accompanied being alone than.
It is better sometimes only that to be accompanied somebody by unpleasant, precisely chosen to avoid loneliness. See also the opposite proverb: .
Better is worth to make desire than pity.
Somebody of nourished good inspires more confidence than somebody who has the famished air.
Better goujat is worth upright than buried emperor (The Fountain)
It is preferable to be alive under a poor condition to have died, after having occupied a high row.
Better honor is worth than belly. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Better is worth to play against pipeux than against lucky. (P.J. The Russet-red One)
Better the fleece is worth than the ewe.
Better is worth to leave his/her child snotty-nosed kid than to tear off the nose to him. (Montaigne)
Better now a?uf than in time a b?uf is worth. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Better is worth natural than food. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Prevention is better than cure.
It is preferable to avoid the problems and to take measurements to avoid them rather than to wait until they are there.
Better rule is worth than revenue
with the economy, there is no too small richness; without economy, there is not the rather large one.
Better late than never.
He is never too late to act, even if it is at the last time, rather than to regret.
Better treasure of honor than of gold is worth. (Manuscript of XVe)
Better is worth to kill the devil than the devil does not kill to you.
Better is worth, if you howl, with the wolves that with the dogs. (P. J. Toulet)
Thousand roads cant white, goes there. (Montaigne)
The good certain and is finished, the infinite and dubious evil.
Thin like the language of a cat
Very thin.
Modesty passes the beauty; with the sex it is required. (pH The Duke)
Half fig, half grape
or: Of liking or force or: Better late than ever: It is better to do a late thing even never to do it
My spirit does not go, if the legs do not agitate it. (Montaigne)
My more beautiful day is that which lights me. (Désaugiers)
Swallowed piece does not have taste. (Manuscript of 1835)
Died of wolf, health of ewe. (Baïf)
Died the animal, died venom.
An enemy, malicious cannot harm any more when he died.
Died the girl, died the son-in-law. (Baïf)


Pleasure does not have which is not given any. (Passerat)
Do not harness together the ass and the horse. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Nature cannot lie. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Nature can all and does all. (Montaigne)
Not to have never put nose in a book
To be very ignorant.
Not to have neither mine nor way
To be without grace.
Have intolerance only with respect to intolerance. (H. Taine)
Never seek to employ the authority where it is not absolutely necessary of reason. (Voltaire)
Do not clochez in front of the lame ones. (Chamfort)
Do not count on its promises, it will pétera you in the hand
It will leave you in the embarrassment.
Never let us decide where we do not see drop. (Piron)
To ask only wound and bump
to be happy only in the disorder.
To wish only what one has, it is to have all that one wishes. (P. J. Chardin)
Do not do with the others what you would not like that they make you. Regulate of the simplest morals; if it is not wanted that us are attracted troubles, one should not attract some with the others.
Let us not play with the large ones, softest A always of the claws to the leg. (Florian)
Do not put your finger out of too narrow ring. (Bracing of Brieux)
Do not put your finger between the bark and the tree. (Molière)
We associate only that our equal. (The Fountain)
Not to give its share to the dogs
To largely take its share of a thing.
Not of them to have the gloves
Not to be the first with saying or discovering a thing.
Not to be good to throw to the dogs
To be blamed by everyone.
Not to be worthy to untie the cord of the shoes of somebody
He to be much lower.
Do not cry only you have oncques. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Do not continue the wind which carries your hat
it is necessary to let do what one cannot prevent. See also: It is necessary to let run the wind over the tiles
Never give at tomorrow what you can do the very same day.
Do not awake the dog which sleeps. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Is not with others which can be with itself. (Christmas of Fail)
Be ashamed of only being ashamed
One needs boldness, confidence in oneself to benefit from the good occasions. Alternative: There are only the ashamed ones which loses
Only await you only you
It is a common proverb (the Fountain, which adds: it is not better friend nor relative that oneself)
You do not trust appearances. What one sees is often different from reality. See too
Appearances are misleading and the dress does not make the monk.
Need makes law.
In the worst cases, same the worst acts are justified.
Need does not have a law
In certain circumstance, it is allowed to make acts which would be without excuse if there were not that of the need.
Born from géline likes to scrape. (Henri Estienne)
Do not do with the others what you would not like that they make you.
Regulate of the simplest morals; if it is not wanted that us are attracted troubles, one should not attract some with the others.
Not to hear neither rhyme nor reason
Entêter in its refusal or its opinion without wanting to listen to the objections.
Never give at tomorrow what you can do the very same day.
You do not trust appearances.
What one sees is often different from reality. See also: and .
Is not a merchant who always gains
In the businesses of the life, there are no only approvals.
Do not humiliate which wants. (Turgot)
Neither fatty Breton chick nor wise. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Neither poverty can degrade the strong hearts, nor the richness cannot raise the low hearts. (Vauvenargues)
Neither gold nor the size return to us happy. (The Fountain)
Neither you without me, nor me without you. (Marie de France)
Noble c?ur of man should not enquérir because of the women. (Manuscript of XVe)
Nobility obliges (G of Lévis)
That which claims to belong to the nobility must act noblement.
Christmas with the balcony, Easter with the firebrand.
If the weather is nice in Christmas, the weather will be at Easter.
Black géline lays white?uf. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Our dreams are what resembles to us best. (Victor Hugo)
Our surer guards are our talents. (Vauvenarges)
Our virtues are generally only disguised defects. (Rochefoucauld)
Our happiness is only one more or less comforted misfortune. (J F. Duci)
Our distrust justifies the fraud of others. (Rochefoucauld)
Our enemy, it is our Master. (The Fountain)
Our spirit always has some "but" in reserve. (Destouches)
Our interest is the compass which our opinions follow. (Florian)
Our best friend, it is still work. (Collin d' Harleville)
Our merit attracts us the regard of the decent people, and our star that of the public. (Rochefoucauld)
Our repentance is not so much a regret of the evil which we made, that a fear of that which us can about it arrive. (Rochefoucauld)
Our repentance comes too late, when it cannot cure the evil. (FJ. Desbillons)
Food passes natural. (Manuscript of XVe)
Education has to be able more on us that nature even.
Sometimes we like until the praises that we do not believe sincere. (Vauvenargues)
We always like those which admire us, and we always do not like those which we admire. (Rochefoucauld)
We would often have shame of our more beautiful actions if the world saw all the reasons which produce them. (Rochefoucauld)
We have rather good precepts, but few Masters. (Vauvenargues)
We have all enough force to support the evils of others. (Rochefoucauld)
We agree on our defects, but it is so that one us lunatic. (Florian)
We agree readily on a merit which is not that that we must have. (J Sanial Dubay)
Us to defend something, it is us to give desire of it. (Montaigne)
We make case of beautiful, we scorn the useful one. (The Fountain)
We would gain more to let to us see such as we are to try to appear what we are not. (Rochefoucauld)
We scorn many things, not to scorn us ourself. (Vauvenargues)
We do not have share with the glory of our ancestors that as far as we endeavour to resemble to them. (Molière)
We do not have enough self-esteem to scorn the contempt of others. (Vauvenargues)
We do not have enough force to follow all our reason. (Rochefoucauld)
We acknowledge small defects to only persuade that we do not have the large ones. (Rochefoucauld)
We believe the evil only when it came. (The Fountain)
Us does not summon so miserable as we are cheap. (Montaigne)
We are not here to thread pearls
We are here nothing to make the serious one, to occupy us only of trifles.
We are erudite only of science present. (Montaigne)
We hardly find people of good direction but those which are of our opinion. (Rochefoucauld)
We correct ourselves less our defects that our qualities. (Red-headed Joseph Abbot)
We often forgive with those which annoy us, but we cannot forgive with those which we annoy. (Rochefoucauld)
We more often like in the trade of the life by our defects than by our good qualities. (Rochefoucauld)
We promise according to our hopes and we hold according to our fears. (Rochefoucauld)
We quarrel the unhappy ones, to exempt to us to feel sorry for them. (Vauvenargues)
New chimney is smoked out soon. (Gabriel Meurier)
No good without sorrow
one obtains nothing without work without tiredness.
No knight without prowess.
No one does not amend if it misdeed. (Novel of Fox)
No one is not born learned and informs. (Montluc)
No one cannot serve two Masters
It is impossible to be good or malicious at the same time, to serve God and the devil or to occupy two employment at the same time.
No one does not know what it is that the war if there is not his son. (Joseph de Maistre)
No one never sees so clearly with the businesses of others but that with which they touch more. (Cardinal of Richelieu)
No one is not content with its fortune, nor dissatisfied with its spirit. (Mrs. Deshoulières)
No one is happy only the greedy one. (Rousseau)
No one is not prophet in his country.
Nobody is appreciated for his true value where it resides. See also: A beautiful to lie which comes by far.
No one is not too good and little are it enough. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
No one is not unpleasant, if the c?ur does not die to him
The men without courage are alone méprisables.
No one so fine that woman assote. (Baïf)
No one too is not good, null little is not sufficiently. (manuscript of XIIIe) - modern Alternative
II has two kinds of too there: too and too little.
Use only of money and gold coins in the trade of the word. (J Joubert)
To go there only from one buttock
there to go mollement.


To observe the long ones and the short ones, to observe the points and the commas
To be very ceremonious, extremely exact in the smallest things.
?il for?il, tooth for tooth.
The person who does something of evil must undergo the same correction. Law of Retaliation. See also: .
One hour old egg, one day old bread, one year old wine, mistress of fifteen, friend of thirty. (A. of Montluc)
Unpleasant Oignez, it will sting you; come up unpleasant, it will oindra you. (Rabelais)
One does not age with table. (Laurent Joubert)
One preaches in vain who does not have cure to make well.
One has need to live little of life, it is necessary some much to act. (J Joubert)
There is fortune without happiness, like one has women without love. (Rivarol)
There are various subjects to scorn the life, but one is right never to scorn death. (Rochefoucauld)
Blind Love was made, because it has better eyes that us. (1.J. Rousseau).
One to hardly hate what one liked. (Crow)
One has more easily of the gold than of the spirit. (Ant. Rondelet)
One earlier made the madness that the direction. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
One often needs smaller than oneself. (The Fountain)
There are every year twelve months
one ages without realizing some, one ages in spite of oneself.
One always weakens what one exaggerates. (Laharpe)
On aide bien au bon Dieu à faire de bon blé.
On aime à deviner les autres, mais l'on n'aime pas à être deviné. (La Rochefoucauld)
On aime l'empereur pour l'amour de l'empire. (J. Joubert)
On aime mieux dire du mal de soi-même que de n'en point parler. (La Rochefoucauld)
On aime mieux son égal que son maître. (Voltaire)
One likes without reason, and without reason one hates. (Regnard)
One starts by being easily deceived, one ends up being rascal. (Mrs. Deshoulières)
One counts the defects of which is made wait.
One leads nature, one does not change it. (Voltaire)
One knows the stag with the beatings
one judges an individuality by his words, his actions
One knows by the flowers the excellence of the fruit. (Montluc)
The wolf larger is always shouted than it is not. (J of Véprie)
Sometimes one believes to hate the flattery, but one hates only the manner of flattering. (Rochefoucauld)
One thwarts many things while pretending not to see them. (Napoleon)
One thwarts a joke, by seeming to applaud it. (Rochefoucauld)
One becomes the man of his uniform. (Napoleon 1st)
One says well when the c?ur led the spirit. (Marchioness of Tencin)
One must of the regards with the alive ones; one owes with deaths only the truth. (Voltaire)
One must say the good of the good. (Manuscript of 1456)
One must patiently suffer what one cannot amend healthily. (Manuscript of XIVe) - modern Alternative
It is necessary to want what one cannot prevent.
One gives a?uf to receive a b?uf
One carries with oneself that it although one made. (Saint Lambert)
One is easily deceived by what one likes. (Molière)
One is carried to believe not by the proof, but by approval. (Pascal)
One is merry the morning, one is hung the evening. (Voltaire)
One less is revolted the vice one than shocked the ridiculous one. (Sanial Dubay)
One is more often deceived by the distrust than by confidence. (Cardinal of Retz)
One is sometimes stupid with spirit, but one is it never with judgement. (Rochefoucauld
One is seldom a Master to be made like, one is it always to be made estimate. (Fontenelle)
One is often satisfied to be misled by oneself. (Rochefoucauld)
The virtues are estimated, but these are qualities that one likes. (J Joubert)
One makes more in one day than in one year. (Manuscript of XIVe)
One often makes good to be able with impunity to make evil. (Rochefoucauld, 1667)
One controls the men with the head; one does not play the failures with a good c?ur. (Chamfort)
One controls better the men by their defects that by their virtues. (Napoleon 1st)
One enjoys less the EC what one obtains that from what one hopes for. (Rousseau)
One judges part, not sample.
It is to better consider the result total that a part.
One drove out it like a petor, like péteux
It shamefully was driven out.
One often carries it on duplicity, while going his way with simplicity. (Gresset)
One gives him the finger and it takes the arm to you.
Says itself of a person who is never satisfied with what one gives him, and who wants some always more.
One would give him good God without confession
Nobody clean to inspire confidence, but for which one should not proud.
One eats many partridge without oranges (Antoine Oudin)
It is necessary to be satisfied with a good thing without seeking to make it still more exquisite.
There is never cheap bad goods
Bad goods are always too expensive.
One never finished making his duty. (Currency of the admiral Touchard)
One does not have for the death of exemption of Rome. (Molière)
One does not like to see those with which one owes all.(Crow)
One does not learn how with an old monkey to make grimaces.
The old people know some more than the young people who think all wrongly of knowing without experiment.
One badine not with the love. (A. of Musset, 1834)
One does not blame the vice one and one rents the virtue only by interest. (Rochefoucauld)
One does not change blood into water
the blood ties are indestructibles.
One does not change a team which gains.
When a combination, a team makes it possible to succeed, it is preferable to leave the things thus so as to still gain.
The wine in circle is not known. (Pierre Gringore)
One does not correct that which one hangs, one corrects the others by him. (Montaigne)
One believes only in those which believe in them. (Talleyrand)
One should be astonished only by still being able to be astonished. (Rochefoucauld)
One should not make of a sin two penitences. (Gilles de Noyers)
One should not judge of a man by his great qualities, but by the use that it can some make. (Rochefoucauld)
Nothing so cheap but the compliments are given. (A. of Montluc)
Nothing but his councils are so liberally given. (Rochefoucauld)
One does not make processions to cut the vines.
One does not make omelette without breaking?ufs.
There are acts which cannot be untied often annoying consequences. See also: .
One does not make the revolutions with water of pink. (Chamfort)
Nothing a philosopher is done. (Napoleon 1st)
A divinity of the love would not be made if it often did not operate miracles. (Abhé Prévost, 1731)
One throws stones only with the tree charged with fruits - Alternative
The tree which bears fruits has to suffer much - It is always somebody to throw stones with the heavy fruit tree.
One does not throw the trunk with fire because the key is lost by it. (Aug. Brizeux)
One usually rents only to be rented. (Rochefoucauld)
One does not handle butter without lubricating the fingers. (P. J. The Russet-red One)
One does not mix the cloths with the towels. (allotted to Gyp)
One does not mistake all those which have defects, but one mistakes all those which do not have any virtue. (Rochefoucauld)
One does not put irons at a dog
that is not worth anything. See also: That is not worth four irons of a dog
One dies only one time, and it is for so a long time. (Molière)
One does not forgive with whom makes us redden. (J- F. Laharpe)
One never speaks about oneself without loss
the proper judgments are always increased, the praises mescrues. (Montaigne)
One loses the States only by timidity. (Voltaire)
One does not waste time when his tools are sharpened.
One cannot at the same time run and sound horn. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
One cannot have the butter and the money of butter.
It is necessary to know to choose because all is not obtained. See also: , and other forms: and .
One cannot satisfy everyone and his father. (The Fountain)
One cannot counterfeit the genius. (Vauvenargues)
One cannot be at the same time with the furnace and the mill.
It is difficult to make several things at the same time.
One cannot be at the same time with the chime and the procession - Alternative
One could not be at the same time with the furnace and the mill.
One cannot be and to have been. (Chamfort)
One cannot be right if one human east. (Vauvenargues)
One cannot make of a tube a sparrowhawk. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
One cannot make of a girl two sons-in-law. (Manuscript of 1397)
One cannot make wrong to the devil. (Manuscript of XIVe)
One cannot save the goat and cabbages. It is necessary to know to choose because all is not obtained. See also the other forms
One cannot have butter and the money of butter and One cannot have bacon and the pig.
One cannot have bacon and the pig.
It is necessary to know to choose because all is not obtained. See also the other forms: and .
One cannot be and to have been
one cannot always be young.
One cannot save the goat and cabbages.
It is necessary to know to choose because all is not obtained. See also the other forms: and .
One cannot answer of his courage when one was not in the danger. (Rochefoucauld)
One can nothing like but compared to oneself. (Rochefoucauld)
One cannot find poetry nowhere, when one does not carry from there in oneself. (J Joubert)
One never feels sorry for in others that evils which one does not believe free oneself. (J- J. Rousseau)
One does not take the bird with the rattle. (XIIIe Manuscript)
One lends only to the rich person.
With figurative, means that one allots readily certain acts to those which are usual fact, which is considered to have these things.
One does not refuse pity with the unhappy one, provided that they do not ask any more. (J Sanial Dubay)
The money is not returned when the fabric is raised
one does not reconsider a business which received a beginning some is the excuse.
One twice does not repeat the mass for the deaf persons. (Montluc)
One does not like well that when one does not need more to say it. (CH Book)
One does not know who dies nor which saw. (Manuscript of 1456)
One does not know who dies or who saw
As the hour of death is dubious for each one of us, its precautions should be hung in advance, i.e. to consign in writing conventions which one makes.
One rests only on what resists. (Andrieux)
One could not be at the same time with the furnace and the mill.- Alternative
One cannot be at the same time with the chime and the procession
One could not make omelette without breaking?ufs
To conclude certain companies, it is necessary to be resigned to make the sacrifices necessary.
One could not make of a tube a sparrowhawk
One could not make of stupid, a skilful man.
One could not make an omelette without breaking?ufs.
One hardly allures but those which are already allured. (Mrs. Thiroux d' Arconville)
One is hardly interested in the businesses of the others but when one is without concern on his. (Beaumarchais)
One surmounts the vice one only by fleeing it. (Fénelon)
One does not draw from the blows of rifle to the ideas. (Rivarol)
One does not mislead in good. (the Heather)
One finds mood only at the others. (J Sanial Dubaye)
One does not go to blackberries without hook. (Bonaventure of Periers)
The end justifies the means
One does not age with table.
One does not see the powerful man with weak carrying honesty. (Manuscript of XIVe)
One does not skin eel by the tail. (Antoine Oudin)
One is never dirtied but by mud.
One is never so well been useful but by oneself.
It is to better do the things oneself if a better result is wanted.
One is never so unhappy that it is believed nor so happy that one had hoped. (Rochefoucauld)
One is never betrayed but by his. (Manuscript of XIVe)
One is not iron
It is tirednesses which kill the most robust man.
One is not gentleman to have a father who sold pre. (Christmas of Fail)
One is not a Master of sound c?ur. (Marivaux)
One was not born for glory, when the price of time is not known. (Vauvenargues)
One is not free while paying. (Manuscript of 1557)
It is still necessary to testify to gratitude.
One is not the friend of a woman when one can be his lover. (Balzac)
One is not, with dignity, married and widow that once. (J Joubert)
One does not imagine how much one needs spirit not to be never ridiculous. (Chamfort)
One offends nobody by liking it. (Florian)
One easily forgives a wrong which one shares. (J of Jouy)
The inaccuracies are forgiven, but they are not forgotten. (Mrs. of Fayette)
One forgives as much as one likes. (Rochefoucauld)
One speaks always badly when one has nothing to say. (Voltaire)
One can with honor fill the second ranks. (Boileau)
One can shine by the ornament, but one likes only by the person. (Rousseau)
One can build a throne with bayonets, but one cannot sit down above. Victor Hugo
One cannot enjoy in peace the good obtained by illegitimate ways. See also: Well badly acquired never profits. Never badly receipt profits (Villon, 1461): What comes by the flute turns over from there to the drum.
One can convince the others by his own reasons; one persuades them only by theirs. (J Joubert)
One can say priests what one says of the language, which they is worst things or the best. (Napoleon)
One can dominate by the force, but never by the only address. (Vauvenargues)
One can be honest man, and extremely bad husband. (Collin d' Harleville)
One can be finer than another, but not the finer than all the others. (Rochefoucauld)
One can be a hero without devastating the ground. (Boileau)
One can resist all out with the benevolence. (J J. Rousseau)
One can violate the laws without they shouting. (Talleyrand)
One takes the b?ufs by the horns and the men by the words. (Antoine Loisel)
One takes more flies with a spoonful of honey than with a barrel of vinegar. (Saint François d' Asises)
softness makes more than the rigour for the conclusion of a business.
Orange is pressed, and the bark is thrown. (Voltaire) in connection with ingratitude scornful of Frederic II, who separated from Voltaire after having drawn from him all the services that it could return.
One promises much to exempt oneself to give little (Vauvenargues)
One collects what one sows.
The acts of yesterday are the consequences of today. See also: Qui sème le vent récolte la tempête.
On rencontre sa destinée souvent par des chemins qu'on prend pour l'éviter. (La Fontaine).
On résiste à l'invasion des armées, on ne résiste pas à l'invasion des idées. (Hugo)
On revient toujours à ses premières amours. (C.-G. Guillaume)
On sait ce qu'on perd, on ne sait pas ce qu'on trouve.
Se dit d’une solution qui n’apporte pas forcément de gain.
One seldom comforts great humiliations, one forgets them. (Vauvenargues)
One often comforts oneself to be unhappy by a certain pleasure which one finds to appear it. (Rochefoucauld)
One believes oneself increasingly wiser than his mother. (Florian)
One is done beautiful, one becomes rich, one is born elegant. (Daniel Darc)
One wearies oneself of all, except work. (G of Lévis)
One is accustomed to his infirmities, most difficult, it is to accustom the others to it. (Countess of Houdetot)
One suffers to have them, one suffers to keep them, and one suffers to lose them. (teeth)
One wishes the idleness of malicious and the silence of stupid. (Chamfort)
One tightens the veils on the side which the wind comes
One benefits from the happy circumstances which arise.
One always holds of the place from which one comes. (The Fountain)
One would draw rather from the oil of a wall that money of this man
It is so miserly or so poor that it is impossible to make him pay what it owes.
One falls on the side where one leans.
One sells at the market more herrings than of plates. (P. J. The Russet-red One)
The devil would be sold if it were cooked
All is sold with presentation and conditioning.
It is wanted that the poor one is without defect. (Beaumarchais)
One sees still with the shards well what was the pot. (Adam of the Market)
Oncques good horse did not become rosse (quoted by H. Estienne) - contrary modern Alternative
It is not so good horse which does not become rosse: i.e.: Not man, if vigorous are body or of spirit, which does not decline with the age.
Oncques did not see rich dumb man. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Oncques places attacked well was not, which was not taken. (Marguerite de Navarre)
Oncques tripière did not like harengère. (Gabriel Meurier)
However is worth what gold is worth. (Antoine Loisel)
LL ransom price regulates the value of other metals.
Oter bread of the hand with somebody
He to remove the means of earning its living by its work.
Ote from there that I put myself at it
Yield to me your place, says those whose control has of another goal only to replace the others in employment that they occupy.
Where hunger reigns, force exule. (Rabelais)
Force does not take place
Where force reigns reason does not take place. (Manuscript of 1456)
Where there is nothing, the king loses his rights. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Where there is nothing, the king loses his rights
One cannot force to pay somebody who does not have anything.
Where the goat is attached it is necessary that it grazes (Guillaume Bouchet)
Each one must be resigned to its situation with its fate
Where the wasp passed, the midge remains. (The Fountain)
Where the value, courtesy. (Baïf)
Where the hostess is beautiful, the wine is good. (Jean the Good)


Catch bread awakes the appetite.
Forbidden fruit with a particular attraction; the interdict of something pokes our interest.
Tender bread and green heart put the house at the desert.
The expenditure which is not made advisedly ruins a household.
Desired Easter in one day went. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
A long time desired Easter in one day early passed. (Antoine Oudin)
By company, one is made hang. (Manuscript of XVIe)
By themselves often the malicious ones are betrayed. (Gresset)
To avoid like one married of village
Ridiculously faggoted.
Paris belongs to those which rise early.
To speak with its bonnet
To speak with oneself.
To speak like a parrot
Without knowing what one says according to others.
To speak about the rain and the good weather
Indifferent things.
To speak in the air
Without attaching importance so that one says.
To speak French like a Spanish cow
Very badly.
To speak Latin in front of Cordeliers
To speak about things which one badly knows in front of those which do not know them at all.
Step by step one goes well far. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
No the knight without promise. (Henri Estienne)
No the news, good new.
It is sometimes preferable not to have a news of somebody whom one little rather loves than to have some on his account; the absence of news means that all goes well for everyone.
Not more than the Muses, not less than the Graces
Regulate when with the number of the guests compared to the succulence of the kitchen.
Pass to me rhubarb, I will pass senna to you. (Molière)
Says itself of two people who have interested concessions.
Let us pass to the flood
Let us shorten.
Patience and length of time make more than force nor that rage.
One works much more effectively while keeping its calms and a regular rate/rhythm that while being irritated and by giving great jolts. Morals of the fable of The Fountain entitled "the lion and the rat".
Poor like Job
Extremely poor.
Poverty is not sinned; better is however worth to hide it. (Aug. Brizeux)
Poverty is not vice.
One should not have shame if one does not have money.
To pay in gambades
To answer insincerely a complaint right by jokes.
To pay in currency of monkey
To make fun of that with which one must instead of paying it.
To pay the irresponsible bid of something
To be victim of its temerity.
To pay, it is to reign. (Mrs. de Girardin)
Sin acknowledged with half is forgiven.
Acknowledged sin loses its gravity.
Hidden sin is with forgiven half
If the scandal is not added to the fault, this one is less.
Sinned of flesh is too common. (J of Véprie, 1498)
To wind into a ball while waiting for part
To do something of little consequence while waiting better.
Penaud like a founder of bells
Unpleasantly surprised by an event which one did not expect.
During the favour of Fortune, it is necessary to prepare with its discredit. (Montaigne)
While the play is beautiful, it is good to leave it. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
To hang the toothed rack
To make a rejoicing to inaugurate its establishment.
Think twice before speaking, you will speak about it twice better.
It is to better reflect before speaking that about saying a silly thing. See also the other form: .
Think of the evils of which you are free. (J Joubert)
Peter higher than his bottom
To undertake something above its forces, or to make more embarrassment than allows it its fortune.
Gradually, the bird makes its nest.
The things are made gradually to be done as it is necessary, and for this reason it is necessary to be patient and persevere.
Small profit is beautiful when it often comes. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Small man cuts down quite large oak, and soft word large anger. (the Russet-red one of Lincy)
Small limps, good ointments
People of small size often have much merit.
Small load weighs by far.
A small expenditure which is often repeated ends up burdening a budget. See also the other form: .The small brooks make the large rivers.
Small kitchen increases the house - Alternative
Large houses are done by small kitchen.
Small negligence is confined of a great evil. (V Lespy)
Small rain cuts down high wind.
Often, to small things are enough to protest great angers.
Few goods, few care.
That which does not have many goods does not have to be occupied some.
Little thing comforts us, because little thing afflicts us. (Pascal)
Few people have enough funds to suffer the truth and to say it. (Vauvenargues)
Few people can be old. (Rochefoucauld)
Little philosophy carries out to scorn the scholarship; much philosophy carries out to estimate it. (Chamfort)
Few men were admired by their servants. (Montaigne)
Little or with back-plate keep silent the woman. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Perhaps "guard people to lie
With reserves, nothing is absolutely false.
To philosophize, it is to doubt. (Montaigne)
Pierre who rolls does not pile up foam.
One gains nothing to often change trade or country.
Worse is the mockery with poor than the evil than it has. (Manuscript of XVe)
Worse is broken than unstitched. (Gabriel Meurier)
Place which parlemente with half is gained. (Marguerite de Navarre)
To plead the forgery to know truth
to say a false thing in the hope which a secrecy will escape.
Money wound is not mortal. (P.M. Quitard)
Money wound is not mortal.
The losses of money are never final and can be repaired.
Pleasure of love lasts only one moment, unhappy love affair lasts all the life. (Florian)
Rain of the morning does not stop the pilgrim.
The more that changes, the more it is the same thing. (Alphonse Karr)
Harder will be the fall
While approaching the capacity one takes more risks. See also: The rock tarpéienne is close to Capitole.
More done that which wants than that which can. (Gabriel Meurier)
Higher the monkey goes up, more it shows its bottom. (Olivier Chancellor)
Higher is the favour, and prompter is the fall. (Destouches)
The more it freezes, the more it étreint
In a succession of misfortunes, the last are most difficult to support.
The larger the fatherland becomes, the less one likes it. (Voltaire)
The weaker the body is, the more it orders; the stronger it is, the more it obeys. (Rousseau)
The taller the culprit is, greater east the torment. (Voltaire)
The larger misfortune is, the more it is large of living. (Crébillon)
The more the offender is dear, and larger east offence. (Crow)
The older the bird is, the less it wants to demolish its feathers. (Antoine Oudin)
The more one loves a mistress and the more one is close hating it. (Rochefoucauld)
The more insane one is, the more one laughs.
The more numerous one is to want to have fun and the more one has fun.
The more one judges, the less one likes. (Chamfort)
More one likes generally less one likes deeply. (Stendhal)
The more mud, and the more it which been able is stirred up. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
The more one presses oneself and later one arrives. (the Roadway)
The harder one falls from top, is the fall.
The more one spends time to become aware of an error and the more unpleasant reality becomes.
More are accomplices that friends. (Manuscript of 1456)
Several cannot harm to their enemies without making worse with themselves.
Rather to suffer that to die, it is the currency of the men. (The Fountain)
Not money, not of Switzerland
This proverb originates in the defection, under Francois, Swiss mercenaries who had not received their balance (Quoted by Root)
Not smoke without fire
A noise does not run without base.
Not news, good new
When one does not receive a news of somebody or an unspecified business one must suppose that all is well.
Possession is worth title and use makes main. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Possession is worth title.
Proverb of right which means that, until proof of the opposite, the possession of thing gives a right of ownership on it.
For liked hearth, is discrete, the city of the hearts, it is the secrecy. (Florian)
For knowing the others well, it is initially necessary to know oneself.
It is preferable to know oneself before seeking to know the others which are a little like us.
For good knowledge the things, it is necessary to know the detail of it. (Rochefoucauld)
To go down in ourselves, we should initially be raised. (J Joubert)
To be large, it is necessary to have been small. (the Song of Guillaume, XIe)
To be happy, the marriage requires a continual exchange of perspirations. (Napoleon 1st)
To be wrinkled, an apple does not lose its good odor. (Aug. Brizeux)
To be a great man, large things should have been made; but it is not enough to have made large things to be a great man. (Marie d' Agoult)
To carry out large things, it is necessary to live as if one were to never die. (Vauvenargues)
To make fortune, it is not spirit which one needs, it is delicacy that one should not. (Knight of Bruix)
To gain good, know-how is better than the knowledge. (Beaumarchais)
To keep its credit, one hardly should any use.
For the love of the knight the injury the rider kisses. (Godefroy of Paris)
To obtain the regard of the men, it is necessary of it to be much worthier than them. (Th Jouffroy)
To appear honest man, it is necessary to be it. (Boileau)
So that the horse includes/understands, one strikes the stretchers.
To succeed in the world, it is necessary to seem insane and to be wise. (Montesquieu)
To know to be avenged, it is necessary to know to suffer. (Voltaire)
To support the war, three things are necessary
Money, money and still of the money (Trivulce Marshal)
For a monk, the abbey is not lost
A company can succeed, though one of the co-operators gives up it. Alternative: For lack of a monk, the abbey is not unemployed
For one lost, two found
The thing which one lost is very easy to replace.
For a pleasure thousand pains. (Villon)
In the life, one tests more sorrows than of pleasure.
For one year when there are apples, there are no apples; but for one year when there are no apples, there are apples.
For a good smacking, behind do not fall.
For a woman who inspires something of good to us, there is hundred of them which make us make stupidities. (Napoleon 1st)
To live happy, let us live hidden. (Florian)
Why hide with God what the Saints know?
Chick sings as the cock learns to him. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
To preach without mission
Not to be not charged to do or say only one says.
First feelings, second thoughts; it is in the two kinds what there is the best. (Louis de Bonald)
To take woman is the strongest bond which is. (Eustace Deschamps)
To take the occasion with the hair
In profiting.
To take the shade for the body
To take appearance for reality.
To take one should not with the candle
Money, fabric, nor virgin. (J of Véprie)
To take its legs with its neck
To flee in all haste.
To take its bottom for its fit
To strongly mistake.
Take time as it comes, the wind like it blows, the woman as she is. (Musset)
Presque tous les hommes meurent de leurs remèdes, et non pas de leurs maladies. (Molière)
Presque" et "quasiment" empêchent de mentir
avec des restrictions, rien n'est absolument faux. (Chamfort)
Prêter de l'argent fait perdre la mémoire. (à l'emprunteur)
Prier et payer, c'est trop. (L. Morin)
Se dit quand on est las d'offrir une chose à une personne qui fait des manières pour l'accepter.
Principle of precaution. If one is not sure, it is to better avoid acting. See In the doubt, abstain from.
Benefit from the day which passes.
Currency of Epicureans, inspired by worms ofHorace : Carp diem (literally, "Picking the day" (implied: like a flower))
Promise (or Service) of large is not heritage. or
Friendship of lord is not heritage (Handwritten of XIVe)
To promise and hold, they is two. (Antoine Loisel)
It happens that that which promises always does not achieve its promise.
Prude woman does not shout whore chambrière. (XIIIe)
Prudence is mother of safety.
By paying attention, while being careful, one avoids the problems and the dangers.


When each one made its trade, the cows are well kept
When each one is interfered only what looks at it, all is well.
When God does not want, the saint cannot. (Manuscript of XVe)
When it does not have any more a hay with the rack, the horses fight
When two husbands dissipated their fortune, they dispute.
When it rains on the priest, it drips on the vicar. (Abbot E. White)
The good or the evil which arrives to the superiors falls down more or less on their subordinates.
When I learn that a nation can live without bread, then I will believe that the French can live without glory. (Napoleon 1st)
When the purse narrows, the conscience widens. (Christmas of Fail)
When the madness is made, the council is taken by it. (Manuscript of XIIIe) - modern alternative
With made thing, council taken.
When the house is too high, there is nothing with the attic. (Bescherelle)
When the mass was sung, at the time was the avoided injury. (Manuscript of 1456)
When snow is on the mount, one can await only the cold with the valleys. (Cholières)
When the pear is ripe, it is necessary that it falls. (Carmontelle)
When the building goes, all goes. (this proverbial aphorism results from a speech of Martin Nadaud, former bricklayer's mate begun with the legislative Parliament in 1849)
When the arm failed, one punishes the head of it. (Crow)
When the cat is not there, the mice dance.
The people under the authority of somebody benefit from his absence. Often used with the owner and the employees or with the parents and children.
When the c?ur is good, all can be corrected. (Gresset, 1745)
When dishonour is public, it is necessary that revenge is it too. (Beaumarchais)
When the devil was old, it was made hermit. (P. With. of Mésangère)
Somebody says itself who becomes excessively pious person after a stormy youth.
When the hay misses with the rack, the horses fight. (P. M. Quitard)
When the French sleeps, the devil rocks it. (Aubray)
When the wolf is taken, all the dogs lard the buttocks to him. (Antoine Oudin, 1640)
When the doctor enters the house of a patient, it makes the sign of the cross
It raises the head, the fall, looks at on the left then on the right, to see whether the house is rich.
When the father gives the son, laughs the father, laughs the son; when the son gives the father, cries the father, cries the son. (J F. Bladé)
When the nightingale saw its small, it does not sing any more
When one has children, one loses cheerfulness.
When the wine is drawn, it should be drunk.
When a decision is made, it is necessary to be held to with it and assume of them the consequences, good or bad.
When the wings push with the ant, it is for its loss.
When the oxen go to two, tilling goes from there better. (Sedaine)
When the ewes enragent they are worse than the wolves.
When pride walks on in front of, shame and damage follow closely. (Gabriel Meurier)
When my friends are one-eyed, I look at them profile. (J Joubert)
When orange was pressed, the bark is thrown
When one does not have any more services to await somebody, one scorns it.
When one rings with the bell-tower, it is festival in the parish.
When one yields to the fear of the evil, one feels already the evil of the fear. (Beaumarchais)
When one knows the defect of a man who one wants to like. It is necessary to be awkward not to succeed there. (Lesage)
When one runs after the spirit, one catches the stupidity. (Montesquieu)
When one believes to guess, one is often mistaken. (the Roadway)
When one must, it is necessary to pay or approve
The debtor must discharge in a way or another.
When one died, it is for a long time. (Desaugiers)
When one is poor, one has only the resource to be wise. (Florian)
When our praise is made, one teaches us nothing again. (Rochefoucauld)
When one makes too the large one, one appears quite small. (Destouches)
When one is unaware of it, it is nothing; When it is known, it is little thing. (The Fountain)
When one puts the hand at the paste, there remains about it always something with the fingers.
When money is handled, one always benefits some from it.
When one does not have what one likes, it makes like what one has. (Bussy-Rabutin)
When one does not have what to pay his term, it is necessary to have a house with oneself. (Desaugiers)
When one did not know to live, one must even less know to die. (J Sanial Dubay)
When one has nothing to lose, one can all risk well. (J L. Bush-hammered)
When one is not most extremely, it is necessary to be finest; (Tuet Abbot)
When one speaks about the wolf, one sees the tail of it.
Very often when somebody is spoken, this person arrives towards you.
When galon is taken, one could not any too much take (parody of an alexandrine of Quinault
when love is taken, one could not any take too much - the transformation is explained by the fact that a n?ud of ribbon was said, with the XVIIe S. gallant; from where the change of love into gallant, then in galon, to mean that one could not benefit too much from an occasion to allot such title or to rise with such row): One is right to benefit from an advantageous thing.
When a marshal is left, old irons should be paid
When a workman is returned it is necessary to immediately pay him what one owes him.
When one is made hear, one speaks always well. (Molière)
When one tightens too eel, one lets it leave. (Haillant and Virtel)
When one wants to control the men, they should not be driven out in front of oneself, it should be followed. (Montesquieu)
When one wants one can.
The will makes it possible to carry out prowesses. See also the other forms: and .
When on a person one claims to be regulated, it is by the beautiful sides that it is necessary for him to resemble. (Molière)
When everyone is wrong, everyone is right. (Mrs. Necker)
When a man is rich, it is worth always its price. (Boileau)
When a white cow enters a cattle shed, a white cow leaves hundred years there afterwards. (Cantal)
When you become pessimistic, look at a pink. (Albert Samain)
When you are given for author, as an author suffer that you are criticized. (A.- V. Arnault)


That each one sweeps in front of its door and the streets will be clear.
That each one is occupied of its business before being occupied of those of the others and there will be no problems.
That the ignoramuses learn, and that those which know like to remember. (President Hénault)
That all the men are brothers, it is the dream of people who do not have brothers. (Charles Chincholles)
Which vanity which the painting, which attracts admiration by the resemblance of the things which one does not admire the originals. (Pascal)
Some although us are said to us, one teaches us nothing again. (Rochefoucauld)
Some discovery which one made in the country of the clean love, it still remains there many unknown grounds. (Rochefoucauld)
Some difference which appears between fortunes, there are nevertheless a certain compensation of goods and evils which makes them equal. (Rochefoucauld)
Some grass diversity that there is, very is wrapped under the name of salad (Montaigne)
Some end that you would be, be held for refined. (Crow) refined which is out-of-date
When one especially has recourse to the trick and the smoothness to mislead others, one oneself is refined, i.e. deceived.
Some crimes always precede the great crimes. (Root)
What a conceited person without his self-conceit? Otez the wings with a butterfly, it is a caterpillar. (Chamfort)


Who has enough money, it has enough parents. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Who needs fire takes it with the hand. (city by Philippe Garnier)
Who has good neighbor has good morning. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Who has good head does not miss hats
The skilful man never is taken with deprived.
Who drank will drink. (Janus Gruter)
Who has companion has main
When one has a associate, one is often obliged to yield with his will.
Who has girls is always a shepherd. (E Dacier)
Who with aggressiveness tends, aggressiveness comes to him. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Who has shame to eat has shame to live. (Manuscript of 1456)
Who has the full paunch, it seems to him that the different ones are soulz. (Manuscript of 1456)
Who has health, it has all; who does not have health, it does not have anything. (Manuscript of XVe)
Who has time has life. Two interpretations
One always draws from business with a sufficiently large time. With time to reflect, one can avoid the ruin or death.
Who has term does not owe anything. A credit is not exigible as long as it did not fall.
Who likes with late forgets. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Who likes, punishes well.
It is not because one is brutal with somebody that it is not liked; on the contrary, it is a mark of affection.
Who likes the tree likes the branches.
Who likes hunting better that the catch. (Pascal)
Who likes more than one mother is a false nurse. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Who has time has life.
Two interpretations:
One always draws from business with a sufficiently large time.
With time to reflect, one can avoid the ruin or death.
Who has term does not owe anything.
A credit is not exigible as long as it did not fall.
Who beautiful day sees?uvrer owes it. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Who well likes with late forgets. (anonymous Song)
Who well awaits surattend. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Who well drives out well finds
to count on oneself. (the Known as one of the dresser)
Who soon dies, one says that it languishes less. (Jehan Molinet)
Who good wine drinks Gods sees. (Manuscript of 1456)
Who kindness makes kindness waits. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Who breaks glasses the pay.
Any damage must be paid.
Who counts without his host counts twice
One is usually mistaken when one hopes for a thing which does not depend absolutely on oneself.
Who fears to suffer, it suffers already what it fears. (Montaigne)
Who shouts décrie. (Auvergne)
Who of sword saw, of sword perishes. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Who asks credit does not ask the weight.
Who disparages wants to buy (the oldest reference is in the Bible, Livre Proverbs
Bad! bad! known as the purchaser, and while from going away, it is pleased.)
Who devils buys, devils must sell. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Who must it is the wrong
the prejudice and the law are against the debtor.
Who gives makes himself main, and who receives delivers. (P. Lebrun)
Who gives his opinion according to his condition. (Marguerite de Navarre)
Who gives early gives twice
A request, a benefit all the more has price which it is granted without delay.
Who sleeps dines. The sleep holds place to dine.
Who listens with the doors, will badly intend to speak on his account.
Any person listening to a conversation secretly will hear evil about it.
Who enters a mill, it agrees of need that it enfarine. (H. of Vibraye)
Who marries the woman marries the debts. (Antoine Loisel)
Who is a Master of his thirst is a Master of his health. (Aug. Brizeux)
Who is bad, it believes that each one resembles to him. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Who sleeps dines.
The sleep holds place to dine.
Who makes shipwreck twice, should not be caught some with the sea.
That which fails more than one once cannot be caught some that itself has.
Who makes the fault also drinks it. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Who makes his profit does not cook his hand. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Who fol sends, fol waits. (Manuscript of 1498)
Who striking wants to be struck. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Who tastes of all disgusts himself of all. (H. Taine)
Who young person is insane, old has the shivers of them. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Who language has, to Rome goes. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
That which can speak always finds its way, can escape from the difficulty.
Who drinks it also the balance. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Who far will marry will be misled or wants to mislead. (Gabriel Meurier)
Who badly seeks, badly finds (Gilles de Noyers) or
Who badly wants, badly comes to him
Who badly known as, badly comes to him. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Who badly wants, badly comes to him or
Who badly seeks, badly finds. (Gilles de Noyers)
Who eats goose of the king, hundred years after it must about it return the feather. (Martial of Auvergne)
Who mistakes his life is a Master of that of others.
That which does not fear death, has all the facilities to give it to the others.
Who assembles the mule the bottle pincers
It is right to pay the maintenance of an object of which one is useful oneself.
Who assembles the mule the bottle pincers. (Cholières)
Who wants to go up on mounting, it can less only make it shoe and maintain its harnois to him.
Who did not make that to obey will be able badly to order. (Crow)
Who does not have money out of purse, which it has of honey in mouth. (Blaise de Monluc)
Who does not have the spirit of his age, of his age has all misfortune. (Voltaire)
Who does not have money does not have a friend. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Who does not like his trade, his trade does not like it. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Who choit does not overlap. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Qui ne cueille des vertes, il ne mangera des mûres. (Jean de Bueil)
Qui ne dit mot consent. Quand quelqu'un ne répond pas à une interrogation, c'est qu'il est d'accord.
Qui ne fait son métier doit fermer sa boutique. (Dancourt)
Qui ne hasarde rien, n'a rien
Si l'on veut gagner, il faut courir quelque chance.
Qui ne peut galoper, qu'il trotte
That that which cannot be enough with the luxury to a high row can go down to the row which is appropriate for its position.
Who cannot harvest, whom it is satisfied with glaner (one makes of this proverb a particular application about harvests which are not those of the fields
"If old age could...")
Who does not request does not take. (Manuscript of XIIIe) - modern Alternative
Who does not ask anything does not have anything.
Who does not risk anything does not have anything. Without nothing to test, even with risks, one obtains nothing; it is necessary to be thrown to water.
Who can't sympathize with the evils that it suffered? (Voltaire)
Who cannot be useful himself of fortune when it comes, should not complain when it from goes away. One should not complain about an opportunity which one did not seize at the good time.
Who knows anything, nothing does not doubt. (Pierre Gringore)
Who can limit himself could not never write. (Boileau)
Who does not venture, does not have horse nor mule. (Rabelais)
Who does not hear that a bell hears only one sound
To decide which is right, the two parts should be intended.
Who hears only one part, does not inform the lawsuit. For judging, it is necessary to have listened to all the points of view.
Who is not with us, is against us. Those which are not our camp are often our enemies.
Who too often sees us sees soon that it wearies us. (Destouches)
Who obliges obliges. (Nestor Roqueplan)
Who dares with seldom contrary fortune. (Mathurin Régier)
Who forgives easily invites to offend it. (Crow)
Who everywhere sows, in any place does not collect. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Who pays his debts grows rich
That which discharges a debt becomes rich of what it does not owe any more.
Who loses gains. (Sedaine)
Who loses sins
in the common opinion, that which does not make a success of is wrong. - Alternative: Who loses his good loses his direction.
Who loses his good loses his direction
in the common opinion, that which does not make a success of is wrong. - Alternative: Who loses sins
Who can and does not prevent, sins. (Antoine Loisel)
Who can more, can less. That which is able to make a difficult thing, expensive, is with stronger reason able to make an easier thing, less expensive.
Who plucks has, war has. (city by Voltaire)
Who more has, more covets. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Who takes is sold
the obligations which one contracts connect freedom. See also: Who takes engages
Who takes engages
the obligations which one contracts connect freedom. See also: Who takes is sold
Who lends to the friends, loses with the double
It loses the friendship and money
Who requests the unpleasant one tires himself in vain. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Who punishes overcome does not fear the winner. (Crow)
Who who you would be, here your Master; He is it, was it, or must be it. (Voltaire)
Who leaves the part loses
That which is discouraged cannot succeed.
Who gathers people moves it. (Cardinal of Retz)
Who answers pay
When one went guarantee for somebody who did not pay, one is obliged to pay in his place.
Who remains sitted dry, who goes licks. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Who laughs Friday, Sunday will cry
Sorrow arrives often immediately after the joy.
Who can flatter can also calumniate.(Napoleon 1st)
Who can all suffer can all dare. (Vauvenargues)
Who expects the bowl of others dines often late. (manuscript of XIVe)
Who lie down with the dogs, rises with the chips. Bad companies can have annoying continuations.
Who is made ewe, the wolf eats it. Too great kindness, too great softness is often prejudicial.
Who keeps himself with square, is never cap
to spare some resource.
Who leaves outrager deserves that one it insult. (Crow)
Who Marie by love has himself good nights and bad days. (Gabrier Meurier)
Who Marie one day of rain has happiness all the life.
Who mixes with the trade of others, milks his cow in a basket. (Gabriel Meurier)
Who resembles himself is assembled. The people who have the same tastes, same physics often gather in couple. See also the opposite proverb
The opposites attract each other.
Who feels scabious scrapes himself
That that which feels guilty a fault applies the reprimand.
Who feels snotty-nosed kid, fly. That which feels in fault applies so that one comes from him to say.
Who overcomes once can always overcome himself. (Crow)
Who is avenged with half, runs itself to his loss. (Crow)
Who sows spines does not go déchaux. (Gabriel Meurier)
Who sows the wind collects the storm. If one has fun to create even small concern with the others, those are likely in return to create you enormous problems or the troublemakers always end up having large troubles. See too
One collects what one sows.
Who serves his country well does not need aïeux. (Voltaire)
Who serves God, it serves a good Master. (Henri Estienne)
Who only laughs, madness remembers. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Who is obstinated to bite a stone only succeeds in breaking the teeth. (L P. of Jussieu)
Who thinks of forgetting remembers. (Montaigne)
nothing prints something so highly that the desire to forget it.
Who rubs there, pricks himself there. (currency of Louis XI - the royal emblem was a faggot of spines)
One should not attack something or somebody who one is inapt to face.
Who late arrives at good, with the nails holds it. (manuscript of XIIIe)
Who ground has, war has. (Manuscript of XVe)
that which is owner is exposed to lawsuits.
Who draws with guarantor and guarantor does not have, his cause is lost. (Antoine Loisel)
One should not count slightly on protection, the guarantee of somebody.
Early I give me early likes who. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Who all covets all loses. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Who all gives me, all denies me. (Henri Estienne)
Who all promises to me, nothing does not promise to me. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Who too embraces étreint badly
Who undertakes too many things, fails.
Who too looks at which wind sale, never does not sow nor does not plant.
Who too hastens prevents himself. (Manuscript of XIIIe) - modern Alternative Which too much hastens remainder in way, or
In beautiful way is misled.
Who once skins, twice does not mow. (Manuscript of XIIIe S.)
Who goes to hunting loses his place. One should not leave when one obtained a place with difficulty, in which case it is taken to you; it is necessary to know to preserve what the others envy you. (A what certain jokers add
"... and which goes to fishing fishes out it).
Who goes slowly, surely goes. Translation of the Italian proverb "Chi goes piano, goes sano. "See too
Gently but surely.
Who sells the b?uf also made the price. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Who wants to go far household his mounting
To avoid excesses, moderately use of all things, if you want to live a long time.
Who wants to learn how to request, who it goes on the sea.
Who wants to pay well, well must himself oblige. (Manuscript of 1456)
Who wants to often choose takes the worst. (Mathurin Régnier)
Who wants to be loved, whom he loves. It is necessary to know to give love and affection to be appreciated the different ones. Slightly similar with the expression you Helps, and the others will want to help you.
Who wants to make the angel makes the animal. (Pascal)
Who wants the end wants the means
To work towards an end by all the means of arriving there, whatever they are.
Who wants to drown his dog shows it rage. When one wants to harm to somebody, one shows it of an unspecified misdeed
Who wants a horse without defect must go to foot. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Who wants to overcome is already well close to the victory. (Rotrou)
Who wants to overcome lust it must flee. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Who wants to travel far household his mounting. (Root)
That which wants to go far in the life does not misuse the things which advance it.
Who comes to the mill, it is there to grind. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Who saw slave was born to be it. (J of Lagrange-Chanal)
Who saw without madness is not so wise that it believes (Rochefoucauld)
Who will live will see. (city by J. of Véprie) It is while living that one can see what the future holds for us.
Who steals a?uf steals a b?uf. (J F. Bladé)
Somebody who steals a small thing will know and will not hesitate to fly from there larger.
Whoever saw much, can have retained much. (The Fountain)
Whoever is suspicious invites to betray it. (Voltaire)
Whoever does not have character is not a man, it is a thing. (Chamfort)
What matters that a cat is black or gray, provided that it catches the mice. It does not matter appearance or the origin, since the task is quite accomplished. (Proverb of Chinese origin).
That a life is happy, when it starts with the love and finishes by the ambition. (Pascal)
What matters that a cat is black or gray, provided that it catches the mice.
It does not matter appearance or the origin, since the task is quite accomplished. ().


Rage of love is worse than the tooth ache. (Manuscript of XVe)
Seldom of his fault, one loves the witness. (Voltaire)
To look on which side the wind comes
To observe what occurs in order to regulate its control according to the probable result.
Raise somebody of the sin of idleness
To force to work, make its duty.
Fox which sleeps the morning does not have the emplumée mouth. See too
To goupil deadened anything do not fall to him in the mouth (Manuscript of XVe)
To repeat, it is to persuade in detail. (G of Lévis)
To resemble the eels of Melun which shout before they are not skinned
To complain before to have tested any evil (by allusion to one named Languille or the Eel native of Melun).
To remain stupid like a basket
To remain dumb of amazement when one realizes that one was misled.
To awake the cat which sleeps
Ressusciter a bad deal which appeared alleviated.
Ribaudie does not carry happy chance. (Manuscript of XVe)
Rich person man does not know who friendly is to him. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Unpleasant rich person is better than poor gentleman. (Mathurin Régnier)
Richness paist (nourishes itself) madness. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Nothing so pleasant that a tempting man, but nothing more odious than a seducer. (Ninon de Lenclos)
Nothing should humiliate any more the men who deserved great praises, that the concern than they still take to put forward for small things. (Rochefoucauld)
We like nothing that the combat, but not the victory. (Pascal)
We never seek the things, but the research of the things.
Nothing returns to us so large that a great pain. (A. of Musset)
Nothing succeeds like the succè.S (A. Dumas father)
Nothing is used for to run, it is necessary to leave at point.
The things take a certain time to be made; if one starts too late, one will hurry in vain, they could not be finished in time.(Morals of a fable of the Fountain "the hare and the tortoise") See also: and .
Nothing is used for to be tormented of a thing when it is made, if not to worsen it. (Bonaventure of Périers)
Nothing ages more quickly than a benefit
the recognition ages soon after the benefit.
Nothing prevents as well from being natural as the desire for appearing it. (Rochefoucauld)
Nothing is beautiful that truth, truth, alone is pleasant. (Boileau)
Nothing is believed so firmly which what one knows less. (Montaigne)
Nothing is extreme, which has its similar. (Montaigne)
Nothing is more insulting than to add the irony to the insult. (Napoleon 1st)
Nothing is poison, all is poison, it is before any question of measurement.
Nothing is bad in oneself; a good thing can become bad if one does too much of it, and conversely a bad thing can become good if it sufficiently is restricted: it is thus enough in each case to find proportioning suitable.
Nothing is so hot or so cold that the hearth. (Mrs. Desbordes-Valmore)
Nothing is so contagious that the example. (Rochefoucauld)
Nothing is so dangerous that too in good faith. (Crow)
Nothing is so unbearable to the man that the trouble. (Pascal)
Laugh approved without beautiful mine. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
He laughs longest who laughs last.
The part is not always as easily gained as it is believed, and, especially, it is not gained as much as it is not finished.
To laugh with peeled off belly
to laugh excessively.
To laugh is the characteristic of the man. (Rabelais)
Roland is valiant knight and Olivier is wise. (song of Roland, 1093)
Rome was not done in one day.
The great achievements take time; it is necessary to know to be patient.


Coalman bags, one spoils the other
The black bag blackens its neighbor.
Wise like an image
Very wise.
Saints of my country, help me! The saints of this country do not know me. (Aug. Brizeux)
Without money the honor is only one disease. (Root)
Without freedom to blame, it is not flattering praise. (Beaumarchais)
To know to dissimulate is the knowledge of the kings. (Cardinal of Richelieu)
To know to envisage, in order to be able. (Auguste Count)
Science without conscience is only ruin of the heart.
To fight like ragmen.
To fight with much aggressiveness. Come from time when paper was made containing rags and those were sold very expensive.
to fight for the king of Prussia.
Confessor with the fox
To acknowledge a secrecy with somebody who will be able to benefit against us from it.
Démener like a devil in a stoup
To be agitated excessively as would make the devil, that a holy water drop puts in escape.
To be given to c?ur joy of something
In enjoying fully.
To be made brave man like one Easter Day.
To avoid itself as for a great festival.
To be made fishmonger day before of Easter.
To engage in a business whereas it does not offer any more advantages.
Farder is a less crime than of speaking against its thought. (the Heather)
Se moquer de la philosophie, c'est vraiment philosopher. (Pascal)
Se recommander à tous les saints du paradis
Implorer l'assistance de tout le monde.
Se sauver par les marais
Se tirer d'embarras par de mauvaises raisons.
Se servir de la patte du chat pour tirer les marrons du feu
To launch somebody in a dangerous company which one hopes to collect all the fruits in the event of success. See also: The monkey draws chestnuts from fire with the leg of the cat (Baïf)
Secrecy of two, secrecy of God; secrecy of three, secrecy of all. (J of Véprie)
According to the arm, the bleeding. (Manuscript of XIVe)
According to cloth, the dress. (Mathurin Régnier)
According to the bread, the knife.
Two interpretations:
It is necessary to know to use the good means in certain situations.
A company must be proportioned with its means. See also the other form: .
According to the saint, the incense - Alternative
As his saints are known, they are honoured
According to time, the manner (Manuscript of XIIIe)

According to the wind, the sail. : Two interpretations:
It is necessary to know to use the good means in certain situations.
A company must be proportioned with its means. See also the other form: .

According to the bird the nest, the woman the home. (Inscription on several moyenâgeuses houses, in Amboise)
According to whether you are powerful or miserable, you are considered to be innocent or guilty.
Proverb inspired of the morals of the fable of "sick animals of the plague"
According to whether you are powerful or miserable, the judgements of court will return to you white or black. (The Fountain)
According to his role one must play his character. (Mathurin Régnier)
Premature sowing often misleads; late sowing always misleads. (G With. Crapelet)
From to go away in smoke
Not to produce a useful effect.
From to go away the full gallop to the hospital
To act in order to ruin itself promptly.
To be given some until the guard
To make an excess.
To bite the fingers of them
Repentance of what one did.
To fall asleep in the delights of Capoue
To remain in soft and dangerous inaction after a success (allusion to the life which the soldiers of Annibal carried out to Capoue after the victory of Cannes).
To flee a fitted foot, the other naked one
To flee in all haste without taking time to dress itself completely.
To be like thick as thieves
To act in concert for an ill deed.
Oath of player, empty vow.
Says itself of an oath for which no confidence can be granted.
Service of others is not heritage
One should not intend to make fortune with the service of others.
Service of court is not heritage. (Christine de Pisan)
If that arrived to me, the king would not be my cousin
I would be happier than a king.
If it is the reason which makes the man, it is the feeling which leads it. (J J. Rousseau)
If God did not exist, it would be necessary invents it.R (Voltaire)
If I had the hand full with truths, I would keep myself well to open it. (Fontenelle)
If youth knew and if old age could (Henri Estienne)
Young people miss experiment and the force is missing with the old men.
If the good faith were banished remainder of the ground, it should find asylum in the c?ur kings. (Jean The Good)
If the sea boiled, there would be many fish of cooked.
If poverty is the mother of the crimes, the defect of spirit is the father. (the Heather)
If science does not have a fatherland, the man of science in A one. (Pasteur)
If the good direction is not estimated what it is worth, it is that nobody believes to miss some. (J Sanial Dubay)
If the sky fell, there would be many larks taken
Way of speaking which one employs to make hear that one looks at as absurd an assumption which has been just made.
If satisfying is not the first of the virtues, it is at least rarest. (J Sanial Dubay)
If the right is outstanding, it is that he did not die. (XIIIe)
If the attackers are wrong up there, they are right ici-bas. (Napoleon 1st)
If the cats keep the goats, which will catch the mice?
If the women were of money, they would not be worth anything to make currency (Montluc)
If the wishes were true, pastoureaux would be kings. (J of Véprie)
If one is not burned by fire, one is blackened by smoke
If the bad companies corrupt not the m?urs, they tarnish the reputation)
If one removed the dreams with the men, which pleasure would remain to them? (Fontenelle)
If scruples are still spoken, it is almost always at the expense of those which dare to show some. (J Sanial Dubay)
If the opinion is the queen of the world, the philosophers control this queen. (Voltaire)
If we did not have pride, we would not complain about that of the others. (Rochefoucauld)
If the nose were twisted to him, it would leave milk there.
Says itself of a person who is still too young to interfere herself certain things.
If your neighbor will drown, you do not have for going so much. (Manuscript of XIVe)
If all the men knew what they say the ones of the others, there would not be four friends in the world (Pascal)
So treacherous that that is to say the sea, more traitresses women. (Brittany)
If you marry your daughter well, you gain a son; if you marry it badly, you lose your daughter.
If you want peace the war prepares.
If you want, you can and you are worth.
The will makes it possible to carry out prowesses. See also the other forms: and .
If the king wants, if the law wants. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
If you make good justice, you offend the men; if you make it bad, you offend God. (Guillaume Bouchet)
If you say to him white, it will answer black
It likes contradiction.
If you want to know the value of the money, try to borrow some. (City by B. Franklin)
If it is true that our joys are short, the majority of our afflictions are not long. (Vauvenargues)
If it rains on me, it will drip on you
If it arrives to me something, you will have a small share of it.
As soon as taken, as soon as hung. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Would be beautiful, if you can; wise, if you want; but would be considered, one needs it. (Beaumarchais)
Sun which luisarne (to shine by intervals) in the morning, child nourished of wine, woman who speaks Latin do not come at good end. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Stupid people, stupid work. (Mrs. de Sévigné)
Suffering and habituation are déshéritance. (Antoine Loisel)
That which makes it possible others to preserve too a long time its good, loses it.
Wish of king, wire and girl.
Under the skin of the man several animals have shade. (Charles de Bovelles)
Often woman varies, well fol which trusts it.
The women are not reliable because they too often change opinion.
Often the perfidy turns over on its auteu.R (the Fountain)
Often the fear of an evil leads us in the worst. (Boileau)
Be shameless, and you will succeed. (the Heather)
Be impartial, and you will be soon suspect. (Mrs. de Girardin)
Be rather a mason, if it is your talent. (Boileau)
On ten people who speak about us, nine say evil, and often the only person who into known as of the good says it badly. (Rivarol)
On the way of the friendship, do not let grow the grass. (A.P. Dutramblay)
On the defects of others, the man has piercing eyes. (Destouches)
On the volcanos, it does not push a grass.
Says itself pleasantly to flatter the bald people with the fertile brain


Count without salt, stops without saliva. (Janus Gruter)
Drum paid in advance does not do much noise
Such an amount of has man, so much is snuffed. (Manuscript of XVe)
Such an amount of heats one the iron which it reddens. (Villon)
Such an amount of shouts one Christmas who it comes. (Villon)
Such an amount of sleeps the cat which it awakes.
As well scrapes goat as badly gist. (Villon)
Drawn from a tale where the goat so much scraped the ground that it put at the day a knife with which one it égorgea.
Such an amount of one must blandir (to cherish) the dog that one passed. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Such an amount of several, so much payers. (Manuscript of XIVe)
As long as the stem has stock, it fork. (Antoine Loisel)
As long as there are descendants in hot line, the collateral ones do not have right.
As long as the men will be able to die, and that they will like to live, the doctor will be scoffed, and paid well. (the Heather)
As long as there is life, there is hope.
One never should despair.
As well goes the jug to water as at the end it breaks.
It has never to misuse very good the advantages which one has.
Such an amount of is worth the thing as it can be sold. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Such an amount of is worth the man, so much is worth the ground. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Late the hand with the mouth when the word results. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Delay which delays, in April will have Easter.
The Easter never arrives after April.
Such A of beautiful eyes which does not see drop. (Manuscript of 1456)
Such author, such book.
The characteristics of the author are transmitted in his books. See also: .
Such beats the bushes which does not have oisillons them. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Such shines with the second rank which eclipses with the first. (Voltaire)
Such believes to have a?uf with the fire which has only the shell of it. (Manuscript of XVe)
Such believes to férir (to strike) which kills. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Such guiller Guillot believes that Guillot the guille (Baïf)
Such believes to enjoy which swallows. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
To swallow has the direction of gober.
Such believes to avenge its shame which increases it. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Such cuide engeigner others which engeigne itself. (XIIIe, quoted by the Fountain)
Such request damage which must pay it. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Such gives the rods of which it will be beaten. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Such between pope with the conclave which in cardinal fate.
Such is ungrateful which is less guilty of its ingratitude than that which made him good. (Rochefoucauld)
Such is taken, which believed to take.
Sometimes one thinks of being able to mislead with a stratagem and one is made have oneself by this same stratagem.
Such fact envies, which would be worthy of pity. (Rochefoucauld)
Such is engaged which does not marry. (Antoine Loisel)
Such Master such servant
The servants take the ways, the practices of their Masters.
Such listens to me which does not hear me. (Baïf)
Such threat which has large-fear. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Such bread, such soup. The things are worth the matter which one wants to employ well there.
Such master key for a great mind which would not be that stupid if he were not a minister. (Helvétius)
Such pay the share which oncques did not drink any. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Such thinks of having gained which often lost. (Mathurin Regnier)
Like father, like son. The characteristics are transmitted from generation to generation. See too
Good dog drives out race, Such author, such book and also the opposite proverb: With miserly father, prodigal sons.
Such refuses which after MUSE. (Marguerite de Navarre)
To refuse inconsiderately, it is to lose an occasion which will not be represented any more. Then, one will musera, i.e. one will waste time while seeking to seize again the missed occasion.
Such sells which does not deliver
Sometimes one commits oneself making more than one cannot or than one does not want.
Such seems to you to applaud, which scoffs you and plays you. (Boileau)
Such strange fact answer the day which would not do it the night. (Manuscript of XVe)
Such life, such death.
One preserves until his last sigh his practices and his character.
Witnesses pass letters. (proverb of the old French right)
Serious oral testimonys could override the written parts.
Moutonné time and fardée woman are not long duration
The moutonné sky announces a rapid change of time and the fardée woman does not keep her beauty a long time.
Head of insane does not bleach. The insane ones do not have all the concern which makes bleach the hair of the other people.
Third time, it is right. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
To draw from the bell-tower
To employ the last resource which one has at his disposal.
to draw chestnuts from fire.
To draw the curtains, the joke is played
All is finished.
To fall from Charybde in Scylla
While wanting to avoid an evil, to fall into another.
To fall from fever in heat badly
After having tested a misfortune, to undergo some larger.
Early or late, insane woman is dolente. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Early the wolf knows what bad animal thinks. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Always the worst wheel of the tank shouts. (Guiot de Provins)
Always the bad firebrand smokes. (Manuscript of 1456)
Always came it feels its soil. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Always are not devils with the door. (Manuscript of XVe)
Always by some place, cheating let themselves take. (The Fountain)
Always fishing which takes one of them
It is not to waste its time to make a small profit.
To turn the back on the manger
To make the opposite of what it is necessary to make a success of.
All gentlemen are cousins, and accomplices all the unpleasant ones. (Auguste Brizeux)
All arts are brothers, each one brings a light to the others. (Voltaire)
All roads lead to Rome. Two interpretations
One never loses oneself if one is on a road because all the roads meet. One can arrive to his goal by various means.
All the events are due only to one hair. (Napoleon)
All people are good, out the tedious kind. (Voltaire)
All the tastes are in nature. (Vauvenargues)
All the governments perished by the abuse their principle. (Montesquieu)
All the men are born sincere, and die misleading. (Vauvenargues)
Tous.les.jours of hunting are not days of catch
according to ordinary course's of the things, sometimes one succeeds, sometimes one fails in his companies - Alternative: The weapons are day labourers.
All the malicious ones are water drinkers
It is well proven by the flood. (LPH. Ségur)
All the subjects of the beauty do not know their sovereign. (Vauvenargues)
All the defects à.la.mode pass for virtues. (Molière)
All bad cases are niables. (Antoine Loisel)
One is carried to repudiate a ashamed action.
All are not knights who with horse go up. (manuscript of XIIIe)
All for one and for all! Alexandre Dumas
Currency of the musketeers. See also: Every man for himself and God for all.
All dreams are lies. (Montluc)
Il ne faut pas attacher d'importance aux r^rêves, qui ne sont que des illusions.
Tout bonheur que la main n'atteint pas n'est qu'un rêve. (J. Soulary)
Tout ce que les femmes peuvent raisonnablement promettre, c'est de ne pas chercher les occasions. (G. de Lévis)
Tout ce qui a été faible ne peut jamais être absolument fort. (Pascal)
Tout ce qui branle ne tombe pas. (Montaigne)
All that shines is not gold. It is necessary to be wary of appearances.
All that is exaggerated is unimportant. (Pigault-Lebrun)
All that is extreme request an extreme resolution. (Raynal Abbot)
All that is unjust wounds us, when it does not profit us directly.(Vauvenargues)
All that can be made another day, can be it today. (Montaigne)
All that he says is not word of Gospel
All should not be believed only it says.
Any dog which barks does not bite. The speeches are not followed facts, including when they are violences. (Sometimes, one adds
« ...but quiet dog is dangerous. »). See also the form: The lion which kills does not howl, or: Dog which barks does not bite.
All to include/understand makes very lenient (Mrs. de Staël)
All is for best in Brave New World parallels. (Voltaire) - By this formula, Voltaire ridicules, throughout Candide, the doctrines of Leibniz in Théodicée)
All is temptation with which fears it. (the Heather)
Any maker of newspapers owes tribute with the malignant one. (The Fountain)
Done everything nap
it is necessary to hold account of all.
Very flattering lives at the expense of that which listens to it. (The Fountain)
All was others, all will be others. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Any man is soldier against tyranny. (Voltaire)
Any man who at forty years is not misanthropist ever loved the men. (Chamfort)
All will be well, fors marriage of old woman. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Very wearies, any break-in, any master key. (Average Age)
Translated the vanity of the projects.
Everyone speaks about progress, and nobody leaves the routine. (E of Girardin)
Everyone is made pay. (The Fountain)
Everyone complains about its memory, and nobody complains about his judgement. (Rochefoucauld)
All the pleasure of the love is in the change. (Molière)
All the pleasure of the days is in their mornings. (Malherbe)
All the remainder is not very healthy when the head is unhealthy. (G of Bartas)
All bad case is niable
A culprit usually denies the fault which one shows it.
Very new, very beautiful - See too
Again all is beautiful for me. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Any workman likes his work better that he is not liked by it. (Montaigne)
Any course is formative with which can learn. Two interpretations
The merit of the effectiveness of a teaching is allocated to the good pupil. Or: The good pupil learns some is his course.
All will pass, except it although you made. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Any father strikes at side. (The Fountain)
Any reasoning is reduced to yield to the feeling. (Pascal)
Any new saint has miracles to make.
All is done in the world by gossip and accomplice. (P. With. of Mésangère)
All is done by accomplice and gossip
by favour.
All which improves by progress is also perished by progress. (Pascal)
Any winner insolate with his loss works. (The Fountain)
All is worth so much. (Paul Claudel)
All comes at the right moment (or in time) which can wait. It is necessary to know to be patient to obtain what one wants.
Bene Foot-note: One wrongly finds with whom (implying for that who) whereas the value of the Latin relative pronoun who is equivalent to if one.
All comes at the right moment at which can wait
One comes to end from the things when it is known or that one can wait.
All comes at the right moment, which can wait. (Rabelais)
Modern alternative: All comes at the right moment, at which can wait.
Any flesh is not venaison. (Antoine Oudin)
Any comparison is odious. (Manuscript of 1317)
Any discussion carries profit. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Any pretty woman, in France, is sovereign. (C S. Favart)
All the dignity of the man is in the thought. (Pascal)
Any nation has the government which it deserves. (Joseph de Maistre)
Any sorrow deserves its wages. Any work deserves to be rewarded.
Any power is low, unless to be plain. (The Fountain)
Any superiority is an exile. (Mrs. de Girardin)
Any truth is not good to say (to be believed). (Beaumarchais)
Certain truths do much evil if they have been suddenly revealed.
All things are driven at their end. (Rabelais)
All the good maxims are in the world; one only fails to apply them. (Pascal)
All the times that it thunders, the lightning do not fall. - Alternative
It does not rain like it thunders.
All the times that the return of the order is awaited, one can be mistaken only on the date. (Louis de Bonald)
All the occupations of the men are to be had good. (Pascal)
All passions die out with the age; The self-esteem never dies. (Voltaire)
Coughs those which carry horns do not have the bonnet out of the head. (Marguerite de Navarre)
The man misled by his wife is not always annoyed - for a reason or another
To work like a mercenary
to work much.
Work little your worms, and much your successes. (Dorat)
Work, each one in its vocation. (Rabelais)
Work, take the trouble
in fact the funds misses less. (The Fountain): Funds: What we can always exploit, is our own work.
Three knowledge controls the world
knowledge, good manners and know-how, but the last often holds place of both others (CH Book)
Too much expensive buys the honey which licks it on the spines. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Too much to scrape cooked, to speak night too much. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
It is to be often better keep silent than to speak.
Too much to prick the horse the restive fact. (Cholières)
To find broad bean with the cake
To make happy discovered.
To find its Master
To deal with somebody moreover more extremely.
To kill fatted calf
To celebrate by a meal the return of somebody.


A friend is long to find and prompt to lose. - Alternative of the Chinese proverb
One can be with difficulty made a friend in one year, one can easily lose it in one hour)
An ass calls the other rogneux one. (Manucrit of XIVe)
An ass does not drink that if it is thirsty, but it is because it drinks only water. (Béroalde de Viviers)
An author spoils all, when he wants to make too well. (The Fountain)
A graduate is a man who learns and a doctor a man who forgets. (Furetière)
A barber shaves the other. (Antoine Oudin)
A beautiful disorder is an effect of art. (Boileau)
A beautiful face is most beautiful of all the spectacles. (the Heather)
A father-in-law loves his son-in-law, loves his daughter-in-law; a mother-in-law loves her son-in-law, does not love her daughter-in-law. (the Heather)
A benefit is never lost. (Jean the Good)
A good deed has early or late its reward.
A benefit loses its thanks to publishing too much. (Crow)
A reproached benefit always holds place of offence. (Root)
A benefactor is more than one father. (Florian)
A good doctor is that which has specific remedies, or, if it misses some, which allows those which have them to cure its patient. (the Heather)
A good workman puts indifferently all parts in?uvre. (Rabelais)
A pike makes more than one letter of introduction. (Jean The Good, 1557)
A quite insipid character is that to have any of it. (the Heather, 1688)
A way for which flees, hundred for which continues. (P. J. The Russet-red One)
A hair of which one likes car better than four b?ufs.
A dog looks at a bishop well
It is allowed to an inferior to look at a superior.
A nail drives out the other. Thinks while speaking about the things or people who replace something that their presence will make forget.
A c?ur of father is chief-of?uvre of nature. (Prévost Abbot)
A c?ur right does not admit more compromise in morals than an ear right does not admit any in music. (G of Lévis)
A compliment, it is a little love in much spirit. (Emile Faguet)
A blow of language is worse than a blow of lance
A scandalmongering or a calumny is worse than a wound.
A punished culprit is an example for the rabble; innocent condemned is the business of all the decent people. (the Heather)
An excessively pious person is that which under an atheistic king would be atheistic. (the Heather)
A devil is not always also devil which it is black. (Montluc)
A dinner without way is a perfidy. (J Berchoux)
A duke makes a duchess, a man of spirit does not make a woman of spirit. (Rivarol)
A enfoncor of open doors
A fanfaron.
A cultivated spirit does not harm courage. (Voltaire)
A divided State was always unhappy. (Voltaire)
A splitter of naseaux
A blusterer.
Flattering can all risk with the large ones. (Lesage)
Insane warns wise well. (Manuscript of XIVe)
A victorious General did not make faults, just as a beaten General is always wrong. (Voltaire)
Large does enough good to us when it does not make us evil. (Beaumarchais)
A large obstacle with happiness, it is to expect a too great happiness. (Fontenelle)
A large lord, a large bell-tower, a large river make three bad neighbors. (Montluc)
A man who nobody likes is much more unhappy than that which nobody likes. (Rochefoucauld)
An informed man is worth two of them. The educated people succeed better.
A man of character does not have good character. (Jules Fox)
A man of straw is worth a gold woman. (Gabriel Meurier)
A man is worth hundred of them, and hundreds are not worth one of them.
A man is quite strong on his stage
One is quite strong at home.
A man is more faithful to the secrecy of others than with his clean; a woman, on the contrary, guard better its secrecy than that of others. (the Heather)
An intelligent man with foot goes less quickly than stupid in the car. (Mrs. de Girardin)
A man can face the opinion; a woman must subject herself to it. (Mrs. Neker)
A man can be in love like insane, but not like stupid. (Rochefoucauld)
A man can not be not the equal one of another man, but it is always its similar. (Louis de Bonald)
A man alone is in bad company. A man always needs company to be happy. See also the opposite proverb
Better is worth badly accompanied being alone than.
An honest man is not an accountant of vice or stupidity of his trade. (Montaigne)
Innocent lined mischievousness
A man crafty one who wants to appear simple.
A drunkard more often fills his glass than his engagements. (CH Book)
A pure Jew is not of any country but of that where it earns money. (Voltaire)
A lake reflects stars better that a river (Th Jouffroy)
The self-control makes it possible to seize the truth.
A hare always will die in the lodging
A man likes to return to the places where it passed his childhood - Alternative: The hare always turns over to the throw
A defended book is a fire on which one wants to walk, and who throws to the nose of the sparks. (Voltaire, 1820)
A book is a friend who never misleads. (Of The Bars)
A book is excusable only as much as it learns something. (Voltaire)
A long known way does not lengthen. Sometimes it is preferable to circumvent a forest rather than to cross it and be likely to lose itself there.
A misfortune never comes only
other misfortunes usually follow the first misfortune.
Unhappy seeks the other. (Marguerite de Navarre)
A husband without a friend, it anything is not made but with dem.I (Montluc)
A bad compromise is better than a good lawsuit a penny is a penny. The goods which belong to us, also small are they, should not be neglected. See too
There are not small economies.
A doctor, it is somebody who pours drugs that he knows little in a body that he knows less. (Voltaire)
A liar is always prodigal oaths. (Crow)
A liar is a man who cannot mislead. (Vauvenargues)
A received word of bad skew erases the ten years merit. (Montaigne)
Norman A its known as and its withdrawal. This proverb results from an article of the old right which gave one day to retract accepted conditions
A?il is enough for the merchant, hundred eyes are not enough for the purchaser.
A too long speaker is as a clock which would strike the minutes. (RoyerCollard)
A father is a banker given by nature. - Alternative
A brother is a friend given by nature.
A little assistance makes large good. (Carmontelle)
A little shame is drunk soon. (CH Book)
A little vanity and a little pleasure, here of what the life is composed of the majority of the women and the men. (J Joubert)
A little incense flaring readjusts many things. (Cyrano of Bergerac)
A pleasure is larger which comes without one thinking of it. (Theophilus de Viau)
A poem never was not worth a dinner. (J Berchoux)
A portrait does not cure anything. (Marivaux)
A cracked pot lasts a long time.
A first movement was never a crime. (Crow)
A prince in free learns his duty badly. (Crow)
A proverb is not a reason. (Voltaire)
An unhappy rival is not worthy of hatred. (Voltaire)
A novel is a mirror which walks on a main road. (Stendhal)
Wise enjoys the pleasures and like one does without there makes fruits in winter. (Helvétius)
A sad saint is a sad saint. (Jean the Good)
A lord of straw overcomes and eats vassal steel. (Antoine Loisel)
A service is worth what it costs. (Victor Hugo)
A sonnet without defect is worth only a long poem. (Boileau)
Stupid does not have enough fabric to be good. (Rochefoucauld)
Stupid is only tedious, a pedant is unbearable. (Napoleon 1st)
A stupid scientist is stupid more than one stupid being unaware of. (Molière)
Stupid always finds more stupid which admires it. (Boileau)
A penny is a penny.
While saving gradually, one arrives at an important sum. See also: There are not small economies.
A smile is better than an indignation. (Emile Faguet)
Un temps de demoiselle, c'est ni pluie, ni vent, ni soleil. (Antoine Oudin)
Un 'Tiens !' vaut mieux que deux 'Tu l'auras !' (XIIIe
Mieux vaut un "tiens" que deux "tu l'auras") Morale de la fable de La Fontaine « Le pêcheur et le petit poisson » : Il vaut mieux se contenter d'un gain modeste mais sûr que d'en escompter un plus important mais incertain.
Un trésorier sans argent est un apothicaire sans sucre.
Un vieil homme a les dents trop faibles pour mâcher de la venaison. (Marguerite de Navarre)
An old cat loves the young mice. (1456)
An old furnace is easier to warm up than nine. (Brantôme)
A vizier with the sultans always makes some shade. (Root)
Un(e) of perdu(e) ten of retrouvé(es). If one scrambles oneself with a person, one is almost sure to be able to find somebody of other with which to speak. There is always average to replace what is lost. The physicist Jean Perrin complained with humour to have been victim of this proverb.
A heart can be said generous, when it takes more pleasure to give than to receive. (Knight of Méré)
A good conscience is a soft pillow.
A good debt becomes bad when one lets it sleep.
A fine words extinguishes better than a water bucket. (Cervantes)
A chance of cuckold. (familiar expression)
Says itself to the people who gain with the play; the counterpart of the chance in the field of the play is the bad luck in the field of the love. See also: Happy with the play, unhappy in love.
Vain makes tickets without paying. (Alphonse Karr)
Vain which takes a lover is a sovereign who abdicates. (Aimee de Coigny)
A woman of spirit is a devil in intrigue. (Molière)
A woman must be informed and nonerudite. (Julie de Lespinasse)
A woman is easy to control, provided that it is a man who tries hard of it. (the Heather)
An honest and pretty woman is twice honest. (P. J. Stahl)
A prudish woman pays maintenance and words; a wise woman pays of control. (the Heather)
A woman who is beautiful A always of the spirit; it has the spirit to be beautiful. (Theophilus Gautier)
A girl without friend is one spring without pinks. (Montluc)
A flower without perfume does not obtain a longer homage than a beautiful woman without spirit. (A.- V. Arnault)
Once in bad reputation, never well was not estimated good. (P. Soulié)
Once is the first. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Once is not habit. (Antoine Loisel) Faire a thing once does not mean that it will be remade.
One hour of conversation is better than fifty letters. (Mrs. de Sévignée)
A swallow does not make spring. One should not take a simple sign for an established fact.
An apparent impartiality is a disguised partiality. (Benjamin Constant)
An indiscretion does many indiscreet. (C Delavigne)
One day without wine, is one day without sun.
An iron hand in a velvet glove. Certain people never threaten, but make understand indirectly that they will be ready to make it if one does not obey to them.
A bad law applied renders more services than a good interpreted law. (Napoleon 1st)
A bad praise is worth a great blame. (Manuscript of XIVe)
A maxim must be a fruit of the tree of the life. (Desired Nisard)
A monarchy must be controlled by the democrats and a republic by the aristocrats. (Talleyrand)
A naked morals brings trouble, the tale makes pass the precept with him. (The Fountain)
One ounce of vanity spoils one quintal of merit. (P.J. The Russet-red One)
A peaceful indifference is wisest of the virtues. (Parny)
A person of spirit is never ugly. (Alexis Piron)
A place for each thing, each thing in its place.
A republic is a lottery of being able. (Louis de Bonald)
A pink of autumn is more than another exquisite. (Clutched of Aubigné)
One season is used for the vines and night with the meadows. (Montaigne)
Only one critical wounds us more than twenty praises do not flatter us. (A. V Arnault)
A head well done is better than a quite full head
Formulate which summarizes the teaching ideas of Montaigne
A head without memory is a place without garrison. (Napoleon 1st)
A cow does not know what its tail is worth, until it lost it. (Manuscript of 1456)
A cow seen by far has enough milk. (Christmas of Fail)
A voice does not prevent division. (Antoine Loisel)
Use makes main. The practice of something makes to you from there more skilful. See too
It is while forging that one becomes blacksmith.


Goes where you want, die where you must. (Manuscript of XVe)
Bad vessel makes wine punais. (Manuscript of XIVe)
To come the enfarinée mouth
with a too naive confidence.
Wind with the face makes the man wise. (Gabriel Meurier, 1568)
Famished belly does not have ears. It is useless to want to reason that which is hungry.
Full belly sounds well, belly those sounds better. (proverb of hunting)
Venus is prompt with those which make violence. (Guillaume Bouchet)
Truth in on this side of the Pyrenees, error beyond. (Pascal)
Virtue has much more grace, reluisante in beautiful face. (Cholières)
Vacuums room make insane injuries. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Life of pig, short and good. Says lives which one shortens by the excess of the pleasures.
Old dog is badly to put in bond. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Old hatred made grinds badly. (Manuscript of XIVe)
Old woman pel (skin) cannot hold seam. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Old wound harms and old debt helps. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Old loves and old firebrands ignite in any season. (Bruscambille)
To age is tedious, but it is the only means which one found to live a long time. (Saint-Beuve)
Old man roussin request young filly. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Unpleasant nouveau riche knows neither relative nor friend. (Gabriel Meurier)
Unpleasant does not know what spurs are worth. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
Bad egg that that which dirties its nest (Conon de Bethune)
Bad man that which slanders his family or of his country.
Twenty years is hardly, but never it is much. - Alternative
Never is long-term
Twenty times on the trade give your work; polish it unceasingly and repolish it. (Boileau)
Live the king, lives the League
Cry which one allots to those which change easily party or opinion
See the straw in the?il of its neighbor and not to see the beam in his. According to a parabola of Jesus-Christ in the Gospels (Matthieu 7.3).
See, to know, to know to make, let know. (Gaston Leroux)
Neighbor knows all. (Manuscript of XIIIe)
To steal a robber is not to fly. To steal a swindler is not regarded as a flight.
Do you want that one believes of the good of you? Of known as step. (Pascal)
To want, it is to be able. When something is wanted, one is sure to succeed in making it thanks to the will. See also the other forms
When one wants one can and If you want, you can and you are worth.
You in vain do not occupy you of policy, the policy occupies yourselves of you. (Montalembert)
You have three kinds of friends
Your friends who love you, your friends who are not concerned with you, and your friends who hate you. (Chamfort)
You made me beautiful cuffs there
You put to me in a great embarrassment by your thoughtlessness.
You should not allow that one humiliates you, but it is creditable to humiliate you yourselves. (Rochefoucauld)
You will not lose anything to wait
You will be paid although the payment is made wait, or: you hard will be punished early or late
You will be chopped finely like flesh with pie
You will be massacred, bored blows.
Considering once, vintage hundred times
one is carried to believe that a person who made an ill deed has the practice of it - Alternative: Who steals once is called robber.


  • Coach is a container, therefore container is not wagon(Fernand DuTier, in the Prophecy of the good)

There is a single personality.





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