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Proverbs starting with H

1: Habit cures habit.
means that:

2: Habit is second nature.
indicates that:

3: Half a loaf is better than no bread
suggests that:

4: Handsome is as handsome does.
declares that:

5: Handsome is what handsome does.
means that:

6: Hang a thief when he is young, and he he 'll no' steal when he is old
suggests that:

7: Happiness takes no account of time.
suggests that:

8: Happy is he that is happy in his children.
also:

9: Hard cases make bad law
meaning:

10: Hard words break no bones.
means that:

11: Hares may pull dead lions by the beard.
means that:

12: Harm watch, harm catch.
declares that:

13: Haste is from the devil
meaning:

14: Haste makes waste.
suggests that:

15: Hasty climbers have sudden falls.
used to say that:

16: Hate not at the first harm.
expression that advices:

17: Hatred is blind, as well as love.
suggests that:

18: Have an old head on young shoulders.
meaning that:

19: Have eyes in the back of one's head
said for :

20: Hawks will not pick hawks’ eyes.
means that:

21: He can who believes he can.
used to say that:

22: He cannot speak well that cannot hold his tongue.
in other words:

23: He carries fire in one hand and water in the other.
is said for:

24: He dances well to whom fortune pipes.
meaning that:

25: He gives twice who gives in a trice.
said to mean that:

26: He goes long barefoot that waits for dead man’s shoes.
It implies :

27: He is a fool that forgets himself.
means that:

28: He is happy that thinks himself so.
in other words:

29: He is lifeless that is faultless.
means that:

30: He is not laughed at that laughs at himself first.
in other words:

31: He is not poor the man who has little, but he who desires more.
told by:

32: He knows best what good is that has endured evil.
similar:

33: He knows how many beans make five.
is said for:

34: He knows much who knows how to hold his tongue.
suggests that:

35: He laughs best who laughs last.
states that:

36: He lives long that lives well.
expresses that:

37: He lives long who lives well
said to mean that:

38: He should have a long spoon that sups with the devil.
said to mean that:

39: He that cannot obey, cannot command.
suggests that:

40: He that cannot pay, let him pray.
suggests that:

41: He that comes first to the hill may sit where he will.
expression meaning that :

42: He that complies against his will is of his own opinion still
expression stating that:

43: He that does you an ill turn will never forgive you.
because:

44: He that drinks beer, thinks beer
suggests that:

45: He that fears every bush must never go a-birding.
advices that:

46: He that fears you present will hate you absent.
states that:

47: He that follows freits, freits will follow him.
meaning that:

48: He that goes a borrowing, goes a sorrowing.
said to mean that:

49: He that goes barefoot must not plant thorns.
saying that:

50: He that has a full purse never lacked a friend
is said as :

51: He that has a great nose thinks everybody is speaking of it.
means that:

52: He that has an ill name is half hanged.
means that:

53: He that is born to be hanged shall never be drowned.
said for :

54: He that is full of himself is very empty.
means that:

55: He that is ill to himself will be good to nobody.
or else :

56: He that is master of himself, will soon be master of masters
said to mean that:

57: He that is warm thinks all so.
said to mean that:

58: He that knows nothing doubts nothing.
suggests that:

59: He that lies down with dogs must rise up with fleas.
advices that:

60: He that lives in hope, dances to an ill tune.
said to mean that:

61: He that lives with cripples learns to limp.
states that:

62: He that mischief hatches, mischief catches.
means that:

63: He that never climbed never fell.
meaning that:

64: He that once deceives is ever suspected.
used to say that:

65: He that serves God for money will serve the devil for better wages.
states that:

66: He that talks much errs much.
also:

67: He that talks much lies much.
suggests that:

68: He that will eat the kernel must crack the nut.
used to say that:

69: He that will not when he may, when he will he shall have nay.
similar to:

70: He that will steal an egg will steal an ox.
suggests that:

71: He that will thrive, must rise at five.
suggests that:

72: He that will to Cupar maun to Cupar
warning to :

73: He that would eat the fruit must climb the tree.
used to say that:

74: He that would eat the fruit must climb the tree.
suggests that:

75: he that would go to sea for pleasure would go to hell for a pastime
said to mean that:

76: He that would have eggs must endure the cackling of hens.
it means that:

77: He who can, does; he who cannot, teaches
means:

78: He who digs a pit for others falls into it himself.
used to say that:

79: He who excuses, accuses himself
suggests that:

80: He who fights and runs away may live to fight another day
meaning that:

81: He who hesitates is lost.
said when:

82: He who is absent, is always in the wrong.
declares that:

83: He who is born a fool is never cured.
also:

84: He who is everywhere is nowhere.
suggests that:

85: He who knows nothing doubts nothing.
used to mean that:

86: He who likes borrowing dislikes paying.
it is observed that:

87: He who lives by the sword dies by the sword
meaning that:

88: He who makes no mistakes, makes nothing.
in other words:

89: He who pays the piper calls the tune.
used to say that:

90: He who plants thorns should not expect to gather roses
:

91: He who plays with fire gets burnt.
said to mean:

92: He who pleased everybody died before he was born.
states that:

93: he who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount
declares that :

94: He who says what he likes, shall hear what he doesn’t like.
:

95: He who wills the end wills the means.
said to mean that:

96: He who won’t be ruled by the rudder must be ruled by the rock.
:

97: He who would catch fish must not mind getting wet.
said to mean that:

98: He who would eat the nut must first crack the shell.
states that:

99: He who would search for pearls must dive below.
signifies that:

100: He will never set the Thames on fire.
meaning:

101: He works best who knows his trade.
means that:

102: Head cook and bottle-washer.
said for :

103: Health is not valued till sickness comes.
better :

104: Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned
suggests that:

105: Help you to salt, help you to sorrow,
a supestition:

106: Hide your light under a bushel
used to say that:

107: Hindsight is always 20/20
phrase meaning that:

108: His money burns a hole in his pocket.
said when:

109: Hitch one's wagon to a star
indicates:

110: Homer sometimes nods
states that:

111: Honesty is the best policy.
because:

112: Honey catches more flies than vinegar.
said to mean that:

113: Honey is sweet, but the bee stings.
said to mean that:

114: Honour and profit lie not in one sack.
suggests that:

115: Honours change manners.
suggests that:

116: Hope for the best and prepare for the worst.
suggests that:

117: Hope is a good breakfast, but a bad supper.
used to mean that:

118: Hope is the poor man’s bread.
used to mean that:

119: However long the night, the dawn will break.
used to mean that:

120: Hunger breaks stone walls.
used to say that:

121: Hunger drives the wolf out of the wood
meaning:

122: Hunger finds no fault with cookery.
means that:

123: Hunger is the best sauce.
used to say that:

124: Hungry bellies have no ears.
states that:

125: Hurry no man's cattle
suggests that: