Important Proverbs which start with the letter ‘O’
Oaks may fall when reeds stand the storm.
Great persons may ruin when poors stand in the economic storm.
Obedience is much more seen in little things than in great.
Obedience is a thing which seen in small things than in big.
Of a pig’s tail you can never make a good shaft.
If the raw material is not good you never make a good thing.
Of a new prince, new bondage.
New lord, new rules.
Of evil grain, no good laws spring.
As the (Earning) grain, as the laws.
Of evil grain no good seed can come.
You can’t make good things, using by bad ones.
Of four things every man has more than he knows : of sins, of debts, of yours and of foes.
All four protect you so that’s why you know more about them.
Of him that speaks ill, consider the life more than the word.
Such person never stands on his words.
Of idleness comes no goodness.
There is no connection between laziness and goodness.
Of one ill, come many.
Ill invites others too so the evil.
Of saving cometh having.
If you spend all that which you earn, then you can’t save. So saving is having too.
Of soup and love, the first is the best.
Soup increases hunger and love decreases affection.
Of the sorrow be not too sad, of thy joy be not too glad.
Sorrowness and gladness, both are two sides of a coin. So one should not differentiate them.
Of two disputants the warmer generally is the wrong.
If disputant is right then he reacts aggressively, aggression is a sign of right person.
Of two evils choose the least.
Least will not harm much.
Of wine the middle, of oil the top, of honey the bottom, is the best.
Best stages of wine, oil and honey.
Offices may well be given, but not discretion.
Control should be in your hands if you gave away the office.
Often and little eating makes a man fat.
Ill eating nature.
Old age is honourable.
Old experiences are respectful.
Old age, though despised, is coveted by all.
Everybody hates old age, even then every body wish to long live.
Old and tough, young and tender.
Mildness belongs to young and toughness belongs to old.
Old be or young die.
This way or that way, not third option for human being as far as the life is concern.
Old bees yield no honey.
This is a warning for old age. One should save for old age, because at that age you will not earn.
Old chains gall less than new.
Old wearings are less painful than new and same are the habits too.
Old debts are better than the old sores.
Old debts are almost bad debts but old wounds are more painful.
Old fish, old oil, and an old friend are the best.
Old is gold.
Old friends and old wine are best.
Old friends are reliable and old wine is too good that’s why both are the best.
Old head and young hands.
Both are good when together.
Old love will not be forgotten.
It is because, old love has the sweet memories.
Old men are twice children.
Once when children and twice when old.
Old men go to death; death comes to young men.
Old person is more subject of death and young is more subject of life so that’s why people say so.
Old men will die and children soon forget.
Old men’s death is a normal thing for children.
Old sin makes new shame.
Concern person feels shame again.
Old vessel must leak
It is said for old ship and old boat.
On him it dawn who wants to know.
Become evident to mind.
Older and wiser.
Old man’s experience are always clever.
On painting and fighting look aloof.
Both are different things. You cannot paint the noisy effect and fearful feelings of real fighting.
On St. Valentine all the birds of the air in couples do join.
St. Valentine’s day 14th Feb is a day of couples.
On sufferance, cometh ease.
The person who learned toleration, feels ease everywhere.
Omittance is no quittance.
Give up of bad things is like a reward.
On the turf, all men are equal and under it.
All are equal on the earth while living and all are equal too when under the earth after death.
Once a knave and ever a knave.
He may become a good person but it is hard to believe, so people says so.
Once a parson, always a parson.
Who becomes once a clergyman, remains forever.
Once a whore and ever a whore.
She loses her faith for whole life.
Once bitten, twice shy.
At the time of biting and another time, when he tells that.
One acre of performance is worth twenty of the land of promise.
Performance is ten times better than promise.
One and none is all one.
One is almost none.
Once paid never craved.
Paid person will not ask for.
Once use and ever a custom.
Beginning of the custom lately becomes as custom.
One beats the bush, and another catches the birds.
One beggar is enough at a door.
One is enough for charity who comes uninvited.
One, but that one a lion.
One but very important.
One cannot be in and be wise.
In difficult situation one cannot be wise for his personal reasons.
One cannot be in two places at once.
Next to impossible. Truth never be two sides.
One cause is good until the other is understood.
It is depend on other person’s understanding, he takes otherwise too.
One complimentary letter asketh another.
Another for recommendation.
One day of pleasure is worth two of sorrow.
Pleasure is two times better than sorrow.
One drop of poison affects the whole ton of wine.
Little evil waste a lot.
One enemy can do more hurt than ten friends.
Enemy is more dangerous than friends.
One enemy is too many, and hundred friends too few.
One is sufficient if he wants to hurt and hundred friends are few if they wish to prevent you.
One eye of the master sees more than ten of the servants.
Master is more careful and he knows where to see or where to not.
One eye-witness is better than ten ear-witness.
Ear witness may be wrong but usually eye witness not.
One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
Father teaches the most and he understands well his own child than to hundred school masters.
One flower makes no garland.
Where one is not sufficient.
One fool makes many.
He makes them who believe him.
One fool praise another.
Both think alike.
One foot is better than two crutches.
One true friend is better than two folly friends.
One God, no more, but friends good store.
One God is capable enough and too good for us but it is good if we keep a lots of friend.
One good lordship, is worth all his manners.
One good dignity is worth all human moral behaviours.
One good turn deserves another.
One good turn deserves another because after turn you need straighten too.
One hair of a woman draws more than a team of oxen.
When she draws others attention.
One half of the world does not know how the other half lives.
A huge unawareness.
One hand washeth the other, and both the face.
Power of unitedness.
One hand will not wash the other for nothing.
Other hand washes itself too.
One has to face the ebb and flow of fortune.
It is a story of rise and fall which follow each other.
One has always strength enough to bear the misfortunes of one’s friends.
Who is not capable enough for himself but capable enough for the misfortunes of friend too.
One hour’s cold will spoil seven year’s warming.
Short timed carelessness spoils long timed careness.
One hour today is worth two tomorrow.
Today’s worth is double better than tomorrow.
One hour’s sleep before midnight is worth two after.
Sound sleep before midnight always better than afterwards.
One house-top in anger soon is a fool.
When he feels shame for his angerness.
One ill weed mars a whole pot of pottage.
Useless things ruin the utility after its involvement.
Useless things involvement ruins the utility of useful thing or one ill friendship ruins the merits of good friend.
One ill word asketh another.
Another you will listen.
One is no number.
Near to zero.
One is not smelt where all stink.
You can’t feel the sense of smell, where all are offensive smell or Where all are blinds you can’t select any special.
One law for the rich and another for the poor.
When rich pays the fine as a punishment but poor sentenced to imprisonment as a punishment.
One lie makes many.
An untrue statement requires more untrue statements to hide the truth.
One love expels another.
This is human nature, when you dislike, drive away.
One mad action is not enough to prove a man mad.
Because some where everybody is mad.
One man may steal a horse while another may not look over a hedge.
This is the difference of nature.
One man’s breath, another’s death.
One man’s pleasure, another’s sorrow.
One master in a house is enough.
More than one spoils the house.
One man’s meat is another man’s poison.
Act of stealing is honour for a thief but shame for a gentleman.
One man’s will is another man’s wit.
One man’s desire is another man’s talent. One can think and another can doth.
One man may lead a horse to water but twenty cannot make him drink.
There is a lot of difference between the desire and the fulfillment of desire.
One may be confuted and yet not convinced.
One can be proved false but you can’t satisfied him that he was false.
One may know by your nose what pottage you love.
Smell of strong drink tells the story.
One mouth, doth nothing without another.
When hot arguments are on two mouths are required.
One mule scrubs another.
One mule is a scrubber for another but scrub each other.
One must draw the line somewhere.
One must begin (agree) somewhere.
One nail drives out another.
As poison cures poison.
Old hills will much bloom.
Old person’s flourish family, which includes son, daughter, grand son, grand daughter etc.
One on God’s side, is a majority.
It is because nobody will say that he is not God’s side so who is God’s side needs not majority, majority will follow him.
One never loses his thanks who promiseth and dilayeth.
Delayed person never be thankful.
One pair of ears draws dry a hundred tongues.
Listen silently and speaks nothing.
One pair of legs is worth two pairs of hands.
Legs importance is double than hands.
One pirate steals nothing of another but his cash.
The person who infringes the copyright of another, steals another’s monitory benefits.
One reason is as good as many.
One strong reason proves enough.
One scabbed sheep will mar a whole flock.
It is because others will follow to scabbed sheep.
One sheep follows another.
Follow is the nature of sheep.
One should be bold and not chicken hearted.
One should be bold and lion hearted.
One should not be blind to one’s faults.
Be aware of others fault and never over looked them.
One slumber finds another.
Normally when you see a dozing (napping) person you also feel dizziness.
One soweth and another reapeth.
One work’s and another riches.
One swallow does not make a summer.
An isolated example cannot prove a rule.
One sword keeps another in the sheath.
One strong person does not want to fight with another strong person.
One’s too few, three too many.
One tale is good till another is told.
The impact of tale never be lasting.
One that dresses to impress seldom impress.
Your behaviour and merits impress others than your dress not, so it is rare when somebody impress by dress.
One thief, knows another.
One thief knows another by his ill behaviour which he knows very well.
One thing at a time.
One thing can be handle more than too, at a time, time you cannot blow and sip.
One thing said twice deserveth a ‘trudge’.
Just as somebody walk along labouriously.
One tongue is enough for a woman.
Satire on women’s talkative nature.
One, two, three, four, are just half a score.
Well beginning is half done.
One volunteer is worth two pressed men.
Willing person deserves more to the work than unwilling persons.
One who makes the law may also know how to break it.
Who makes it that breaks it too because he knows the loopholes.
One with the law is a majority.
Law side never be lesser.
One year a nurse, and seven years the worse.
One year of joy, another of comfort, and all the rest of content.
A marriage wish.
Opinion rules the world.
Normally everybody gives and takes the opinion for all works, that’s why opinion rules the world.
Opportunity hardly comes twice.
It comes once in a while manner.
Opportunity makes the thief.
Opportunity tempers all.
Other times, other manners.
Opportunity (time) decides the required manner.
Oppression maketh a wise man mad.
Cruelty is a enemy of wiseness so the wise person becomes a fool.
Order is heaven’s first law.
That’s why one is there.
Our last garment is made without pockets.
Shroud is the last garment which is pocketless.
Our own actions are our security, not others judgements.
Security needs our own action.
Our sins and our debts are often more than we think.
We do not want to remember our sins and mistakes so therefore we miscalculate.
Out of debt, out of danger.
Debt is like a danger so that’s why are out of danger if you paid that.
Out of office, out of danger.
Responsibility of office is like a danger.
Out of season, out of price.
Normally when the season is off, you feel the scarcity of (any specific) thing so there rule of ‘Demand and supply’ always applied and that’s why you pay more price for the J things which is out of season.
Out of sight, out of mind.
It is diversion of attention.
Over-covetous was never good.
Much desirous pay the most.
Over jolly less mirth.
It is said for a person who shows himself more jolly normally he is less delighted person.
Over shoe, over boots.
High shoes known as boots.