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976 Dutch Proverbs

It is hard for an empty bag to stand upright.

It is hard to blow with a full mouth.

It is hard to catch hares with unwilling hounds.

It is hard to find a pin in the dark.

It is hard to please every one.

It is hard to steal where the host is a thief.

It is hard to swim against the stream.

It is ill catching hares with drums.

It is ill sailing against wind and tide.

It is ill sitting at Rome and striving with the Pope.

It is ill takin' the breeks off a highlandman.

It is not the cowl that makes the friar.

It is not the hen which cackles most that lays most eggs.

It is pleasant to cut thongs on another man's leather.

It is prophet-drink (i.e. water).

It is safest sailing within reach of the shore.

It is too late to cry "Hold hard!" when the arrow has left the bow.

It needs a cunning hand to shave a fool's head.

It sticks to his fingers, like the charity-money to the matron.

It's a long lane that has no turning.

It's a poor heart that never rejoices.

It's bad combing where there is no hair.

It's better that the bakers are on horseback than the doctors.

It's good dancing on another man's floor.

It's good feasting in another's hall.