In 105, Caepio suffered a crushing defeat from the Cimbri at Arausio (Orange) on the Rhone, which was looked upon as a punishment for his sacrilege; hence the proverb Aurum Tolosanum habet, of an act involving disastrous consequences.
But according to the proverb of my country, ` where blessing can accomplish nothing, blows may avail.'
The political state of the island during these years was very bad; in a report of 1872 there is recorded a proverb among the official classes, " every three years an outbreak, every five a rebellion "; but subsequent to 1877 some improvement was manifested, and public works were pushed forward by the Chinese authorities.
There were libraries in most of the towns and temples; an old Sumerian proverb averred that " he who would excel in the school of the scribes must rise with the dawn."
The name arose from the fact that scholars were accustomed to assemble for the purpose of rivalling one another in orations showing their knowledge of Arabic language, proverb and verse.
With Nepet and ten other Latin colonies it refused further help in the Hannibalic War in 209 B.C. Its importance as a fortress explains, according to Festus, the proverb Sutrium ire, of one who goes on important business, as it occurs in Plautus.
The proverb that "Those never got luck who came to Loch Leven" sums up the history of the castle.
2 The difficulty of specifying the limits gave rise to a proverb X (1)puybV.
Morgenlandes (1891); Chajes, Proverb .- Studien (1889); Muller and Kautzsch, in Haupt's Sacred Books of the Old Test.
The grains of the bamboo are available for food, and the Chinese have a proverb that it produces seed more abundantly in years when the rice crop fails, which means, probably, that in times of dearth the natives look more after such a source of food.
Hence the 16th-century proverb "to dine with Duke Humphrey," used of those who loitered there dinnerless.
The excellence of the Moldavian horses is attested by a Turkish proverb; and annual droves of as many as 40,000 Moldavian oxen were sent across Poland to Danzig.
Cox used to quote proverbs like "The Devil makes work for idle hands to do."
Have you ever heard this old proverb?
In the words of the Chinese proverb: A journey of 1000 miles starts with a single step.
May I refer you to the ancient proverb "Don't say what you don't want quoted later."
Remember the programming proverb: "Weeks of programming can save a few hours of design time."
The proverb states that we should "Treat the Earth well."
The horse, of course, also figures highly in Bedouin proverbs.
There are proverbs on this subject.
There is a Gaelic proverb to the effect that a friend at hand is better than a brother who is far away.
There is an old African proverb which says "The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago."
Yiddish proverb: Most people are more comfortable with old problems than with new solutions.
You know the proverb, and it's true: The gull sees farthest who flies highest.
As I live, saith the Lord God, ye shall not have occasion any more to use this proverb in Israel.
"La balance y est... * A German knows how to skin a flint, as the proverb says," remarked Shinshin, moving his pipe to the other side of his mouth and winking at the count.
'One man though undone is but one,' as the proverb says, but with thirteen in your family and all the property...
Dans le doute, mon cher," he paused, "abstiens-toi" *(2)--he articulated the French proverb deliberately.