Wise Sayings: Letter R

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  • Attitude
  • Children
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  • The conduct of life
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  • Ben Franklin
  • Jonathan Swift
  • Sir Leslie Stephen
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Miguel de Cervantes
  • Aesop
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  • Desiderius Erasmus
  • Sir Thomas More
  • J Bridges
  • James Ray
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • William Hone
  • John Heywood

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  • Qoutes: R [R 1] [R 2] [R 3] [R 4] [R 5]

    Wise Sayings


    Rage avails less than courage.

    Source: French
    Ragged colts make the handsomest stallions.

    Source: German
    Rain before seven; clear before eleven.

    Source: English Proverb
    Rain comes oft after sunshine, and after a dark cloud a clear sky.

    Source: Danish
    Rain does not fall on one roof alone.
    Category: Weather Source: Cameroonian Proverb
    Rain wets a leopard's skin, but it does not wash out the spots.

    Source: Ghanaian
    Raise no more devils than you can lay.

    Source: German
    Raise your sail one foot and you get ten feet of wind.
    Source: Chinese
    Rare commodities are worth more than good.

    Source: Chinese
    Rare is agreement between beauty and modesty.

    Source: Latin
    Rather a bit correctly than much incorrectly.

    Source: Norwegian
    Rather a husband with one eye than with one son.

    Source: Portuguese
    Rather a single grape for me than a brace of figs for thee.

    Source: French
    Rather an ass that carries than a horse that throws.

    Source: Italian
    Rather free in a foreign place than a slave back home.

    Source: Norwegian
    Rather go rob with good men than pray with bad.

    Source: Portuguese
    Rather go to bed supperless than run in debt for a breakfast.
    Author: Ben Franklin
    Rather hat in hand than hand in purse.

    Source: Italian
    Rather have a little one for your friend, than a great one for your enemy.

    Source: Italian
    Rather lose the wool than the sheep.

    Source: Portuguese
    Rather mulberry than almond. (The almond-tree is in blossom earlier than the mulberry.)

    Source: Spanish
    Rather once cry your heart out than always sigh.

    Source: Chinese
    Rather the egg to-day than the hen to-morrow.

    Source: Danish
    Rats and conquerors must expect no mercy in misfortune.

    Source: Danish
    Rats desert a sinking ship.

    Source: French
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