11th Century English Proverbs
NOTE: Dates given are generally for the first
written appearance of the form of the proverb in English; the proverb may
have been in spoken use, in England or orther countries, much earlier and
in some cases referred to as "an old saying" prior to that time.
A friend in need is a friend in
-mid 11th; 5th Century
BC in Greek
Full cup, steady hand.
He that will not when he may, when
he will he shall have nay.
When the blind lead the blind,
both shall fall into the ditch.
A house divided cannot stand.
Spare the rod and spoil the child.