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LADDER
   Crosses are ladders that lead to heaven. ⇒ 教訓62
   He who would climb the ladder must begin at the bottom. ⇒ 教訓100
   When an ass climbs a ladder, we may find wisdom in women. ⇒ コトワザこぼれ話(5)

LADY
   Faint heart never won fair lady.  ⇒ 教訓96・ ⇒ 教訓254
   The opera ain't (isn't) over till the fat lady sings. ⇒ 教訓104
   When a lady says no, she means perhaps; when she says perhaps, she means yes; when she says yes, she is no lady. ⇒ コトワザこぼれ話(6)

LAMB
   As well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb. ⇒ 教訓162.
   Go to bed with the lamb, and rise with the lark. ⇒ 教訓115
   God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb.[Henri Estienne] ⇒ 教訓 52
   God's lambs will play. ⇒ 教訓236
   March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb. ⇒ コトワザこぼれ話(3)

LANE
   It is a long lane (or way, or road) that has no turning. ⇒ 教訓 58

LANGUAGE
   The eyes have one language everywhere. ⇒ 教訓206
   The language of truth is simple. ⇒ 教訓189

LARK
   Go to bed with the lamb, and rise with the lark. ⇒ 教訓115
   If the sky falls, we shall catch larks. ⇒ 教訓105
   When the sky (or heaven) falls, We shall have (or catch) larks. ⇒ 教訓105

LAST
   A wonder lasts but nine days. ⇒ 教訓 47
   First impressions are most lasting. ⇒ 教訓 87
   He laughs best who laughs last. ⇒ 教訓 88
   He who laughs last, laughs longest. ⇒ 教訓 88
   He who shoots often, hits at last. ⇒教訓 37 ⇒教訓103
   Hope is the last thing that man has to flee unto. ⇒ 教訓 60
   It is the last straw that breaks the camel's back. ⇒ 教訓 34・ ⇒ 教訓 71
   Let the cobbler stick to his last. ⇒ 教訓 83
   Live every day as though it were last. ⇒ 教訓108
   The fairest rose is at last withered. ⇒ 教訓 17
   The husband is always the last to know. ⇒ 教訓 8
   The last drop makes the cup run over. ⇒ 教訓 71
   The last shirt has no pockets. ⇒ 教訓153
   The last straw breaks the camel's back. ⇒ 教訓 34・ ⇒ 教訓 71
   The pitcher (or pot) goes so often to the well that it is broken at last. ⇒ 教訓 63 ・ ⇒ 教訓230
   Win at first and lose at last. ⇒ 教訓 88

LATE
   Better late than never. ⇒ 教訓 74・ ⇒ 教訓108
   It is never too late to mend. ⇒ 教訓233
   It is too late to grieve when the chance is past. ⇒ 教訓117
   It is too late to shut the stable door after the horse has bolted. ⇒ 教訓117
   It's never too late to learn. ⇒ 教訓181
   Repentance comes too late. ⇒ 教訓118
   Repentance never comes too late. ⇒ 教訓119

LAUGH
   He laughs best who laughs last. ⇒ 教訓 88
   He who laughs last, laughs longest. ⇒ 教訓 88
   Laugh and get fat. ⇒ コトワザこぼれ話(3)
   Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone.[Ella Wheeler Wilcox] ⇒ 教訓136
   Love laughs at locksmiths. ⇒ 教訓254

LAW
   Every land has its own law. ⇒ 教訓 46
   Every law has a loophole. ⇒ 教訓 1
   Ignorance of the law excuses no man. ⇒ 教訓173
   Ignorance of the law is no excuse for breaking it. ⇒ 教訓173
   Necessity has (or knows) no law. ⇒ 教訓 94
   One law for the rich and another for the poor. ⇒ 教訓151
   Possession is nine (or eleven) points of the law. ⇒ 教訓 5
   Possession is nine tenths of the law. ⇒ 教訓 5
   Self-preservation is the first law of nature. ⇒ 教訓127
   The law is not the same at morning and at night. ⇒ 教訓 47
   The more laws the more offenders. ⇒ 教訓 68

LEAD
   A man may lead (or take) a horse to the water but he cannot make him drink. ⇒ 教訓 91
   All roads lead to Rome. ⇒ 教訓 79
   Crosses are ladders that lead to heaven. ⇒ 教訓62
   If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. [Matthew] ⇒ 教訓143
   One lie leads to another. ⇒ 教訓162, ⇒ 教訓192
   The balance distinguishes not between gold and lead. ⇒ 教訓 55

LEAP
   (Leap) Out of the frying pan into the fire. ⇒ 教訓 51
   If one sheep leaps over the ditch, all the rest will follow. ⇒ 教訓143
   Look before you leap. ⇒ 教訓 97・ ⇒ 教訓121
   Men leap over where the hedge is lowest. ⇒ 教訓 76
   One must draw back in order to leap better.[Montaigne] ⇒ 教訓 97

LEARN,LEARNING
   A little learning (or knowledge) is a dangerous thing.[Alexander Pope] ⇒ 教訓33・ ⇒ 教訓81・ ⇒ 教訓173
   An ounce of mother wit is worth a pound of learning. ⇒ 教訓183
   By doing nothing we learn to do ill. ⇒ 教訓213
   Don't go near the water until you learn how to swim. ⇒ 教訓100
   Experience without learning is better than learning without experience. ⇒ 教訓183
   He that nothing questions nothing learns. ⇒ 教訓 92
   It's never too late to learn. ⇒ 教訓181
   Learn to walk before you (can) run. ⇒ 教訓100・ ⇒ 教訓186
   Learn wisdom by the follies of others. ⇒ 教訓176
   Live and learn. ⇒ 教訓181
   One is never too old to learn. ⇒ 教訓181
   Soon learnt, soon forgotten. ⇒ 教訓 98・ ⇒ 教訓186
   There is no royal road to learning. ⇒ 教訓186
   Through obedience learn to command. ⇒ 教訓147
   We must learn to walk before we can run. ⇒ 教訓100・ ⇒ 教訓186
   What is learned in the cradle is carried to the grave. ⇒ 教訓238
   Who keeps company with the wolf will learn to howl. ⇒ 教訓130
   Wise men learn by other men's mistakes; fools by their own. ⇒ 教訓184

LEG
   Everyone stretches his legs according to the length of his coverlet. ⇒ 教訓 77
   Stretch your legs according to your coverlet. ⇒ 教訓 77

LEISURE
   Idle folk (people) have the least leisure. ⇒ 教訓108
   Marry in haste, and repent at leisure. ⇒ 教訓 98

LEOPARD
   The leopard cannot change his spots.[Jeremiah] ⇒ 教訓238

LEVEL
   Death is the great leveller. ⇒ 教訓 49
   Water seeks its own level. ⇒ 教訓67

LIE,LIAR
   A liar is not believed when he speaks the truth. ⇒ 教訓193
   A liar is worse than a thief. ⇒ 教訓 161
   A lie is halfway round the world before the truth has got its boots on. ⇒ 教訓200
   Ask me no questions and I'll tell you no lies. ⇒ 教訓191
   Ask no questions and you will be told no lies. ⇒ 教訓191
   Children and fools cannot lie. ⇒ 教訓170・ ⇒ 教訓248
   Give a lie twenty-four hours' start, and you can never overtake it. ⇒ 教訓201
   Good blood cannot lie. ⇒ 教訓238
   Half the truth can be worse than a straight lie. ⇒ 教訓161  ⇒ 教訓193
   He that will lie will steal. ⇒教訓507
   One lie leads to another. ⇒ 教訓162・ ⇒ 教訓192
   One lie makes many. ⇒ 教訓192

LIE《横たわる》
   If you lie down with dogs, you will get up with fleas. ⇒ 教訓130
   If you lie upon roses when young, you will lie upon thorns when old. ⇒ 教訓245
   Let sleeping dogs lie. ⇒ 教訓121
   Safety lies in the middle course. ⇒ 教訓71・ ⇒ 教訓124
   Truth lies at the bottom of a well. ⇒ 教訓190
   Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.[Shakespeare] ⇒ 教訓123

LIFE
   Bread is the staff of life. ⇒ 教訓155
   Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; show him how to catch fish and you feed him for a lifetime. ⇒ 教訓172
   A cat has nine lives. ⇒ 教訓 52
   Art is long, life is short.[Hippocrates] ⇒ 教訓107
   If you would be happy for a week take a wife; if you would be happy for a month kill a pig; but if you would be happy all your life plant a garden. ⇒ 教訓257・ ⇒ 教訓 64
   Let him that would be happy for a day, go to the barber; for a week, marry a wife; for a month, buy him a new horse; 
   for a year, build him a new house; for all his lifetime, be an honest man. ⇒ 教訓247・ ⇒ 教訓257
   Life begins at forty. ⇒ 教訓 56・ ⇒ 教訓177
   Life is but an empty dream.[Henry Wadsworth Longfellow] ⇒ 教訓 47
   Life is not all beer and skittles. ⇒ 教訓 56
   Life is short and time is swift. ⇒ 教訓107
   Life is sweet. ⇒ 教訓56
   Life is what you make it. ⇒ 教訓54, ⇒ 教訓249
   Long life has long misery. ⇒ 教訓 56
   That's life. ⇒ 教訓57
   Variety is the spice of life.[William Cowper] ⇒ 教訓 46
   While there is life there is hope. ⇒ 教訓 60

LIGHT
   A light purse makes a heavy heart. ⇒ 教訓154
   A red sky at night is the shepherd's delight. ⇒ コトワザこぼれ話(3)
   Blessings brighten as they take their flight. ⇒ 教訓11
   Company in distress makes sorrow light. ⇒ 教訓139
   Company in misery makes it light. ⇒ 教訓139
   Hide not your light under a bushel.[Matthew] ⇒ 教訓229
   Light come, light go. ⇒ 教訓 6・ ⇒ 教訓149
   Lightly come, lightly go. ⇒ 教訓 6・ ⇒ 教訓149
   Lightning never strikes twice in the same place. ⇒ 教訓 58
   Many hands make light work. ⇒ 教訓 37
   Red sky at night, shepherd's delight; red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning. ⇒ コトワザこぼれ話(3)
   The fire which lights us at a distance will burn us when near. ⇒ 教訓 68
   Truth will come to light. ⇒ 教訓 189
   Where your will is ready, your feet are light. ⇒ 教訓 89

LIGHTNING
   Lightning never strikes twice in the same place. ⇒ 教訓 58

LIKE
   Like attracts like. ⇒ 教訓128
   Like breeds like. ⇒ 教訓239
   Like cures like. ⇒ 教訓167
   Like father, like son. ⇒ 教訓238
   Like master, like man. ⇒ 教訓128
   Like mother, like daughter. ⇒ 教訓238
   Like question, like answer. ⇒ 教訓218
   Like will to like. ⇒ 教訓128

LINE
   One must draw the line somewhere. ⇒ 教訓 71

LINEN
   Don't wash your dirty linen in public. ⇒ 教訓135
   One does not wash one's dirty linen in public. ⇒ 教訓135

LION
   A living (or live) dog is better than a dead lion. ⇒ 教訓 60
   A mouse may help a lion.[Aesop] ⇒ 教訓 29
   Better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion. ⇒ 教訓145
   Better be the tail of lions than the head of foxes. ⇒ 教訓146
   God (or Providence) is always on the side of the big battalions. ⇒ 教訓 52
   He who takes a lion when he is absent, fears a mouse present. ⇒ 教訓264
   March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb. ⇒ コトワザこぼれ話(3)
   Wake not a sleeping lion. ⇒ 教訓121

LITTLE
   A great head and a little wit. ⇒ 教訓 38
   A little help is worth a deal of pity. ⇒ 教訓210
   A little leak sink a great ship. ⇒ 教訓 34
   A little learning (or knowledge) is a dangerous thing.[Alexander Pope] ⇒ 教訓33・ ⇒ 教訓81・ ⇒ 教訓173
   A little pot is soon hot. ⇒ 教訓 33
   A little stone in the way overturns a great wain. ⇒ 教訓 33
   A little wind kindles, much puts out the fire. ⇒ 教訓 68
   Better a big fish in a little pond than a little fish in a big pond. ⇒ 教訓145
   Birds in their little nests agree.[Isaac Watts] ⇒ 教訓133
   Every little helps. ⇒ 教訓 30
   Great oaks from little acorns grow. ⇒ 教訓 30
   Little (or Small) pitchers have long (or large, or great) ears. ⇒ 教訓199
   Little and often fills the purse. ⇒ 教訓 30・ ⇒ 教訓103
   Little body often harbors a great soul. ⇒ 教訓 29
   Little by little and bit by bit. ⇒ 教訓 30・ ⇒ 教訓103
   Little fish are sweet. ⇒ 教訓 29
   Little strokes fell great oaks. ⇒ 教訓103
   Little thieves are hanged, but great ones escape. ⇒ 教訓160
   Little things please little minds. ⇒ 教訓 32
   Love me little, love me long. ⇒ 教訓 75
   Many a little makes a mickle. ⇒ 教訓 30・ ⇒ 教訓103
   Praise without profit puts little in the pot. ⇒ 教訓210
   What costs little is little esteemed. ⇒ 教訓 6

LIVE
   A reed before the wind lives on, while mighty oaks do fall. ⇒ 教訓 38
   Eat to live; do not live to eat.[Soctates] ⇒ 教訓81
   Half the world knows not how the other half lives. ⇒ 教訓133
   He lives long who lives well. ⇒ 教訓247
   He that (or who) fights and runs away may live to fight another day. ⇒ 教訓 97
   He who lives by the sword dies by the sword. ⇒ 教訓222
   Live and learn. ⇒ 教訓181
   Live and let live. ⇒ 教訓 57
   Live by the sword, die by the sword. ⇒ 教訓222
   Live every day as though it were last. ⇒ 教訓108
   Love and knowledge live not together. ⇒ 教訓 85・ ⇒ 教訓253
   Man cannot (or shall not) live by bread alone. [Matthew] ⇒ 教訓 153
   One half of the world does not know how the other half lives. ⇒ 教訓133
   They (or those) that live longest (will) see most. ⇒ 教訓177
   Those who live in glass houses should never throw stones. ⇒ 教訓223
   Threatened men (or folks) live long. ⇒ 教訓 75
   Too wise to live long. ⇒ 教訓171

LOAD
   All lay loads on a willing horse. ⇒ 教訓 94

LOAF
   Half a loaf is better than no bread. ⇒ 教訓 74

LOCK,LOCKSMITH
   Beauty opens locked doors. ⇒ 教訓 18
   It is too late to lock the stable when the horse has been stolen. ⇒ 教訓117
   Love laughs at locksmiths. ⇒ 教訓254

LONG
   A creaking gate (or door) hangs longest. ⇒ 教訓 75
   A fool's tongue is long enough to cut his own throat. ⇒ 教訓198
   Art is long, life is short.[Hippocrates] ⇒ 教訓107
   He lives long who lives well. ⇒ 教訓247
   He should have a long spoon that sups with the devil. ⇒ 教訓130
   He who laughs last, laughs longest. ⇒ 教訓 88
   He who sups with the Devil should have a long spoon. ⇒ 教訓130
   It is a long lane (or way, or road) that has no turning. ⇒ 教訓 58
   Little (or Small) pitchers have long (or large, or great) ears. ⇒ 教訓199
   Long absence alters affection. ⇒ 教訓 14
   Long life has long misery. ⇒ 教訓 56
   Love me little, love me long. ⇒ 教訓 75
   Short reckonings make long friends. ⇒ 教訓137・ ⇒ 教訓158
   The longer east the shorter west. ⇒ 教訓 3
   The longest (or farthest) way round is the nearest way home. ⇒ 教訓100・ ⇒ 教訓124
   The longest day must have an end. ⇒ 教訓 58
   The longest journey begins with a single step. ⇒ 教訓 87・ ⇒ 教訓103
   The longest night will have an end. ⇒ 教訓 58
   The shortest way round is the longest way home. ⇒ 教訓100・ ⇒ 教訓124
   They (or those) that live longest (will) see most. ⇒ 教訓177
   Threatened men (or folks) live long. ⇒ 教訓 75
   Too wise to live long. ⇒ 教訓171
   When the word is out it belongs to another. ⇒ 教訓195
   Women have long hair and short brains. ⇒ コトワザこぼれ話(6)

LOOK
   A cat may look at a king.[Mother Goose] ⇒ 教訓 55
   A man is as old as he feels, and woman as old as she looks. ⇒ コトワザこぼれ話(5)
   A woman need but look on her apron-string to find an excuse. ⇒ コトワザこぼれ話(5)
   Do not look upon the vessel but upon that which it contains. ⇒ 教訓 25
   Flatterers look like friends, as wolves like dogs. ⇒ 教訓 22
   Look before you leap. ⇒ 教訓 97・ ⇒ 教訓121
   Look on both sides of the shield. ⇒ 教訓 1
   Lookers-on see most of the game. ⇒ 教訓 8・ ⇒ 教訓 45
   Love your friend, but look to yourself. ⇒ 教訓138
   Never look a gift horse in the mouth. ⇒ 教訓 73
   The devil looks after his own. ⇒ 教訓160
   When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. ⇒ 教訓144

LOOKER―ON
   Lookers-on see most of the game. ⇒ 教訓 8・ ⇒ 教訓 45

LORD
   Everybody loves a lord. ⇒ 教訓150

LOSE,LOST
   (It is) Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. ⇒ 教訓252
   A good name is sooner lost than won. ⇒ 教訓201
   A tale never loses in the telling. ⇒ 教訓201
   All covet, all lose. ⇒ 教訓 72
   An occasion lost cannot be redeemed. ⇒ 教訓113
   Catch not at the shadow and lose the substance. ⇒ 教訓 25
   For want of a nail the shoe was lost. ⇒ 教訓 34
   For want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the man (or rider) was lost. ⇒ 教訓 34
   Grasp all, lose all. ⇒ 教訓 72
   He has lost himself in a wood. ⇒ 教訓 43
   He that hunts two hares loses both. ⇒ 教訓 84 ⇒ 教訓 84
   He who hesitates is lost. ⇒ 教訓96・ ⇒ 教訓114
   Lend your money and lose your friend. ⇒ 教訓137・ ⇒ 教訓158
   The sun loses nothing by shining into a puddle. ⇒ 教訓131
   Time lost cannot be recalled. ⇒ 教訓113
   Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.[Alfred Tennyson] ⇒ 教訓252
   Too much curiosity lost Paradise. ⇒ 教訓 12・ ⇒ 教訓120
   What one loses on the swings one makes up (or gains) on the roundabouts. ⇒ 教訓 58
   What you lose on the swings you gain on the roundabouts. ⇒ 教訓 58
   Win at first and lose at last. ⇒ 教訓 88
   You cannot lose what you never had. ⇒ 教訓 183
   You must lose a fly to catch a trout. ⇒ 教訓 31
   You win some (or a few), you lose some (or a few). ⇒ 教訓 57

LOSS
   No great loss but some small profit. ⇒ 教訓 1
   One man's loss is another man's gain. ⇒ 教訓 2

LOTTERY
   Marriage is a lottery. ⇒ 教訓 52

LOVE
   A fence between makes love more keen. ⇒ 教訓 12
   (It is) Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. ⇒ 教訓252
   (Those) Whom the gods love die young. ⇒ 教訓 52 ・ ⇒ 教訓171
   A cat in gloves catches no mice. ⇒ 教訓 96
   A woman either loves or hates in extremes. ⇒ コトワザこぼれ話(5)
   All is fair in love and war. ⇒ 教訓 80・ ⇒ 教訓253
   Everybody loves a lord. ⇒ 教訓150
   God takes soonest those he loveth best. ⇒ 教訓 52 ・ ⇒ 教訓171
   He that has no children knows not what love is. ⇒ 教訓255
   Love and a cough cannot be hid. ⇒ 教訓254
   Love and knowledge live not together. ⇒ 教訓 85・ ⇒ 教訓253
   Love begets love. ⇒ 教訓251
   Love hides ugliness. ⇒ 教訓253
   Love is a flower which turns into fruit at marriage. ⇒ 教訓256
   Love is blind. ⇒ 教訓253
   Love is sweet in the beginning but sour in the ending. ⇒ 教訓 88
   Love is the (true) reward of love. ⇒ 教訓251
   Love laughs at locksmiths. ⇒ 教訓254
   Love makes the world go round. ⇒ 教訓251
   Love me little, love me long. ⇒ 教訓 75
   Love me, love my dog. ⇒ 教訓253
   Love sees no faults. ⇒ 教訓253
   Love speaks, even when the lips are closed. ⇒ 教訓209
   Love will find a way. ⇒ 教訓254
   Love your friend, but look to yourself. ⇒ 教訓138
   Love your neighbor as yourself.[Leviticus] ⇒ 教訓251
   Love your neighbor, yet pull not down your fence. ⇒ 教訓 9
   Marriage is the tomb of love. ⇒ 教訓257
   Men are best loved furthest off. ⇒ 教訓 11
   Misery loves company. ⇒ 教訓139
   One cannot love and be wise. ⇒ 教訓 85・ ⇒ 教訓253
   One love drives out another. ⇒ 教訓 2
   Pity is akin to love.[Thomas Southerne] ⇒ 教訓251
   Praise the child, and you make love to the mother. ⇒ 教訓 99
   The course of true love never did run smooth.[Shakespeare] ⇒ 教訓252
   The greatest hate springs from the greattest love. ⇒教訓 3
   The love of money is the root of all evil. ⇒ 教訓152
   They love too much that die for love. ⇒ 教訓 68
   Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.[Alfred Tennyson] ⇒ 教訓252
   True love never grows old. ⇒ 教訓 125
   When love is greatest, words are fewest. ⇒ 教訓209
   When poverty comes in at the door, love flies out of the window. ⇒ 教訓154
   When the wolf comes in at the door, love creeps out of the window. ⇒ 教訓154
   Whom we love best, to them we can say least. ⇒ 教訓209

LUNCH
   There's no such thing as a free lunch. ⇒ 教訓158


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