Wise Sayings: Letter O

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    Wise Sayings


    One ounce of good luck is better than a ton of brains.

    Source: Yugoslavian
    One pair of ears would exhaust a hundred tongues.

    Source: Italian
    One penny in the pot (money-box) makes more noise than when it is full.

    Source: Dutch
    One penny is better on land than ten on the sea.

    Source: Danish
    One person can burn water, while another can't even burn oil.
    Category: Differences
    One person enjoys a piece of hard cheese, a second a spun out prayer chant, and a third a door to the street.

    Source: Yiddish
    One piece of good advice is better than a bag full.

    Source: Danish
    One ploughs, another sows, who will reap no one knows.

    Source: Danish
    One poison is cured by another.

    Source: Latin
    One pound of learning requires ten pounds of common sense to apply it.

    Source: Persian
    One quill is better in the hand than seven geese upon the strand.

    Source: Dutch
    One raven does not peck out another's eyes.

    Source: Danish
    One rotten apple in the basket infects the whole.

    Source: Dutch
    One scabbed sheep will mar a whole flock.

    Source: Danish
    One scabby sheep infects the whole flock.

    Source: Dutch
    One scabby sheep is enough to spoil the whole flock.

    Source: French
    One scabby sheep spoils a flock.

    Source: Italian
    One should be just as careful in choosing one's pleasures as in avoiding calamities.

    Category: Wisdom Source: Chinese
    One should choose a wife with the ears, rather than with the eyes.

    Source: French
    One should go invited to a friend in good fortune, and uninvited in misfortune.

    Source: Swedish
    One should learn to sail in all waters.
    Category: The conduct of life Source: Italian
    One should learn to sail in all winds.

    Source: Italian
    One should speak little with others and much with oneself.

    Source: Danish
    One should speak little with others and much with oneself.
    Category: The conduct of life Source: Danish
    One starts the game and another bags it.

    Source: Spanish
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