Honey

Honey is a gift of nature. The following proverbs and quotes are all about honey.

Bee on Tagetes
A bee collecting honey


 

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A dead bee will make no honey.

English

A drop of honey catches more flies than a hogshead of vinegar.


A fly follows honey.


A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

At last Gandalf pushed away his plate and jug - he had eaten two whole loaves (with masses of butter and honey and clotted cream) and drunk at least a quart of mead - and he took out his pipe.

The Hobbit - Chapter 7 - Queer Lodgings
J.R.R. Tolkien
About honey and mead.

Bees that have honey in their mouths have stings in their tails.

English

Every bee's honey is sweet.

English

Flies are caught more readily with a single drop of honey than with a cask of vinegar.

Turkish

Flies swarm where there is honey.

India, Tamil

Flies will easily fly into the honey; their problem is how to get out.


From the same flower the bee extracts honey and the wasp gall.


He keeps hives and hives of great fierce bees, and lives most on cream and honey.

Gandalf
The Hobbit - Chapter 7 - Queer Lodgings
J.R.R. Tolkien
Talking about Beorn

He who would gather honey must bear the sting of the bees.


Honey catches more flies than vinegar.

If you are nice to others you can easily get their cooperation.

How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey all the day
From every opening flower!

Divine Songs
Isaac Watts

If a bee didn't have a sting, she couldn't keep her honey.


It's better to eat pepper and be happy than to eat honey and be sad.

Africa

It's easier to catch flies with honey than with vinegar.


Its the roving bee that gathers honey.


Little bunny is getting nice and fat again on bread and honey.

Beorn
The Hobbit - Chapter 7 - Queer Lodgings
J.R.R. Tolkien
Talking about Bilbo

Make yourself all honey and the flies will devour you.

English

More flies are caught with a drop of honey than a barrel of vinegar.

Danish

More flies are caught with honey than with vinegar.

French

No bees, no honey; no work, no money.


No money, no honey.



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