Beggary Proverbs

Sayings about Beggary and Begging

When two paupers get married it is the beginning of a generation of beggars. ~ Mexican Proverb

Learn to handle a writing-brush and you’ll never handle a begging – bowl. ~Chinese Proverbs

If everything that came from your tongue were to come into your hands, then every beggar would be a pasha. ~Turkish Proverbs

There is no pride like that of a beggar grown rich. ~French Proverbs

He started with nothing and still he has just his begging bag. ~ Walloon Proverb

It is a beggar’s pride that he is not a thief. ~Japanese Proverbs

If a man from humble beginnings gets rich, he will carry his umbrella at midnight. ~Indian Proverbs

Young drinkers, old beggars. ~German Proverbs

The best morsels are never given to a beggar. ~ African Proverb

A bashful beggar has an empty wallet. ~Hungarian Proverbs

The court official in one life has seven rebirths as a beggar. ~ Chinese Proverb

Always be well dressed, even when begging. ~ Indian Proverb

A beggar won’t mind being insulted. ~ African Proverb

He who gives away his belongings, slowly becomes a beggar. ~Colombian Proverbs

A beggar will always be a beggar even if they give him the whole world as a gift. ~Iranian Proverbs

A beggar himself, can he afford to have one asking for alms at his door? ~ Indian Proverb

A beggar on his feet is worth more than an emperor in his grave. ~ French Proverb

The beggar that begs near another beggar will never be rich. ~ Creole Proverb (Southern U.S.)

In love beggar and king are equal. ~ Indian Proverb

Better a live beggar than a dead king. ~ Chinese Proverb

It is a grief to one beggar that there is another at the door. ~Dutch Proverbs

When the sea turned into honey, the beggar lost his spoon. ~Bulgarian Proverbs

If wishes were horses then beggars would ride. ~English Proverbs

Beggars can’t be choosers. ~ Traditional Proverb

To beg of the miser is to dig a trench in the sea. ~ Turkish Proverb

Never beg from one who was a beggar. ~ Spanish Proverb

Don’t be misled by the tears of a beggar. ~ Bosnian Proverb

If beggings hould unfortunately be your lot, knock at the large gates only. ~ Arabian Proverb

A slothful man is a beggar’s brother. ~ Scottish Proverb

Begged bread has a hard crust. ~ German Proverb

Seekers of art; finders of the beggar’s bag. ~ French Proverb

The man of many trades begs his bread on Sunday. ~ Romanian Proverb

The Gardner had not yet dug out the radish, when the beggar held the alms-bowl in front of him. ~ Kashmiri Proverb

The beggar who asks for crumbs gets more than the one who asks for bread. ~ Tamil Proverb

The beggar is not afraid of the drawbacks of being rich. ~ Sanskrit Proverb

Quotations about Beggary and Begging

Borrowing is not much better than begging. ~ Ephraim Gotthold Lessing

The real beggar is indeed the true and only king. ~ Ephraim Gotthold Lessing

Sturdy beggars can bear stout denials. ~ Charles Caleb Colton

Borrowing is not much better than begging; just as lending with interest is not much better than stealing. ~ Doris Lessing

Set a beggar on horseback, and he will ride a gallop. ~ Robert Burton

Aspiring beggary is wretchedness itself. ~ Oliver Goldsmith

He who begs timidly courts a refusal. ~ Seneca

Beggars must be no choosers. ~ Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher

Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn. ~ Miguel de Cervantes

Most people do not pray; they only beg. ~ George Bernard Shaw

A beggar always remains a beggar. Africa, stop begging – you have what it takes to solve your problem. ~ T. B. Joshua

Though our donations are made to please ourselves, we insist, upon those who receive our alms being pleased with them. ~ Johann Georg von Zimmermann

Beggar that I am, I am even poor in thanks, but I thank you; and sure, dear friends, my thanks are too dear a halfpenny. ~ William Shakespeare

Better a living beggar than a buried emperor. ~ Jean de la Fontaine

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