American Proverbs

Americans are nationals and citizens of the Americas in general. English-speakers however, and even speakers of other languages, typically use the term American to exclusively mean people of the United States, therefore this article is only about the people of the USA. The use of Americans to describe people of the USA developed from its original use to differentiate English people of the American colonies from English people of England. Officially, citizens of the United States of America are denoted by the term U.S. Citizens.

A collection of American Proverbs to inspire you. Wise American sayings in the form of proverbs that have been passed down for generations.

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A babe is a mother’s anchor; she cannot swing from her moorings. – American Proverb

A bad broom leaves a dirty room. – American Proverb

A bad man in Zion City is a good man in Chicago. – American Proverb

A beautiful face is a letter of recommendation. – American Proverb

A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself to keeps his friends in countenance. – American Proverb

A bird is known by his note and a man by his talk. – American Proverb

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket. – American Proverb

A bow too much bent will break. – American Proverb

A boy is better unborn than untaught. – American Proverb

A brave man dies but once, a coward many times. – American Proverb

A brother may not be a friend . . . . – American Proverb

A burnt child dreads the fire. – American Proverb

A cackling hen doesn’t always lay. – American Proverb

A calamity is often a blessing in disguise. – American Proverb

A carpenter is known by his chips. – American Proverb

A cat has nine lives; for three he plays, for three he strays, and for the last three he stays. – American Proverb

A child and a fool imagine twenty shillings and twenty years can never be spent. – American Proverb

A clear conscience is a coat of mail. – American Proverb

A clear conscience is a good pillow. – American Proverb

A contented mind is a continual feast. – American Proverb

A crooked cornstalk can have a straight ear. – American Proverb

A dead enemy is as good as a cold friend. – American Proverb

A dead man feels no cold. – American Proverb

A deaf husband and a blind wife are always a happy couple. – American Proverb

A diamond daughter turns to glass as a wife. – American Proverb

A diamond on a dunghill is a precious diamond still. – American Proverb

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never her age. – American Proverb

A dirty fire never made a clean weld. – American Proverb

A dirty floor means a busy stove. – American Proverb

A disease known is half cured. – American Proverb

A divided man makes an unhappy spirit. – American Proverb

A dog is a man’s best friend. – American Proverb

A dog returns to where he has been fed. – American Proverb

A dog that will bring a bone will take one away. – American Proverb

A donkey is but a donkey though laden with gold. – American Proverb

A dose of adversity is often as needful as a dose of medicine. – American Proverb

A drowning man grabs at a straw. – American Proverb

A drunk man will sober up, but a damn fool never. – American Proverb

A duck won’t bite you. – American Proverb

A fair face may hide a foul heart. – American Proverb

A farmer on his knees is higher than a gentleman on his legs. – American Proverb

A fault confessed is half redressed. – American Proverb

A favor to come is better than a hundred received. – American Proverb

A fellow can do anything if he lists. – American Proverb

A field becomes exhausted by constant tillage. – American Proverb

A flow of words is no proof of being easy enough. – American Proverb

A flow will have an ebb. – American Proverb

A fool and his words are soon parted. – American Proverb

A fool can ask more questions in a minute than a wise man can answer in an hour. – American Proverb

A fool has few friends. – American Proverb

A fool is like other men as long as he is silent. – American Proverb

A fool might be counted wise if he kept his mouth shut. – American Proverb

A fool should never see unfinished work. – American Proverb

A fool talks most when he has the least to say. – American Proverb

A fool talks with his ears stuffed up. – American Proverb

A foolish man despises his mother. – American Proverb

A fool’s mouth is his destruction. – American Proverb

A fool’s name is seen in many places. – American Proverb

A forced kindness deserves no thanks. – American Proverb

A forest is the poor man’s overcoat. – American Proverb

A fox does not smell his own stench. – American Proverb

A friend at hand is better than a relative at a distance. – American Proverb

A friend is easier lost than found. – American Proverb

A friend won with a feather can be lost with a straw. – American Proverb

A friend’s envy is worse than an enemy’s hatred. – American Proverb

A full ear of corn will bend its head; an empty ear will stand upright. – American Proverb

A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor is a man perfect without trials. – American Proverb

A genius does not shout his wisdom from the housetops. – American Proverb

A gentle disposition is like an unruffled stream. – American Proverb

A gift is better than a promise. – American Proverb

A girl with cotton stockings never sees a mouse. – American Proverb

A good cause finds weapons to defend it. – American Proverb

A good doctor treats both the patient and the disease. – American Proverb

A good dog deserves a good bone. – American Proverb

A good example is the best sermon. – American Proverb

A good friend is someone who will bail you out of jail, but your best friend is the one sitting next to you saying “that was fucking awesome”. – American Proverb

A good garden always has weeds. – American Proverb

A good remedy for anger is delay. – American Proverb

A good reputation stands still; a bad one runs. – American Proverb

A good son makes a good husband. – American Proverb

A good surgeon must have an eagle’s eye, a lion’s heart, and a lady’s hand. – American Proverb

A gracious woman obtains honor, and strong men obtain riches. – American Proverb

A great fortune is a great servitude. – American Proverb

A great talker may be no fool, but he is one who relies on him. – American Proverb

A guilty dog always barks. – American Proverb

A harvest of peace is produced from a seed of contentment. – American Proverb

A house divided against itself cannot stand. – American Proverb

A house is not a home. – American Proverb

A house without books is like a room without windows. – American Proverb

A human learns how to talk early, but how to keep silent late. – American Proverb

A joy that’s shared is a joy made double. – American Proverb

A joyous evening often leads to a sorrowful morning. – American Proverb

A lady is a woman who makes it easy for a man to be a gentleman. – American Proverb

A lean agreement is better than a fat judgment. – American Proverb

A life of leisure and a life of laziness are different things. – American Proverb

A light cinch is best. – American Proverb

A little bit of powder and a little bit of paint make a woman look like what she ain’t. – American Proverb

A little courtesy will go a long way. – American Proverb

A little doubt saves many a mistake. – American Proverb

A little help is worth a lot of pity. – American Proverb

A live dog is better than a dead lion. – American Proverb

A long life may not be good enough, but a good life is long enough. – American Proverb

A malignant sore throat is a danger; a malignant throat not sore is worse. – American Proverb

A man can die just once. – American Proverbs

A man can’t do more than he can do. What says Don Ferdinando? – American Proverbs

A man chases a woman until she catches him. – American Proverb

A man in passion rides a mad horse. – American Proverb

A man is as big as the things that made him mad. – American Proverb

A man is known by his friends. – American Proverb

A man knows his companions in a long journey and a small inn. – American Proverb

A man never becomes an orator if he has something to say. – American Proverb

A man takes a drink and then the drink takes the man. – American Proverb

A man that flatters his neighbour spreads a net for his feet. – American Proverb

A man who has both feet planted firmly in the air can be safely called a liberal. – American Proverb

A man who is his own doctor has a fool for his patient. – American Proverb

A man without a smiling face must not open a shop. – American Proverb

A man without ambition is like a woman without looks. – American Proverb

A man’s dreams are his own. – American Proverb

A mill cannot grind with water that is past. – American Proverb

A miss is as good as a mile. – American Proverb

A mockingbird has no voice of his own. – American Proverb

A mother’s heart is a child’s schoolroom. – American Proverb

A neglected duty may returns tomorrow with seven others at its back. – American Proverb

A new broom sweeps clean, but an old one scrapes better. – American Proverb

A nickel will get you on the subway, but garlic will get you a seat. – American Proverb

A pearl is worthless as long as it is in its shell. – American Proverb

A pebble and a diamond are alike to a blind man. – American Proverb

A penny saved is a penny earned. – American Proverb

A person who talks about his inferiors hasn’t any. – American Proverb

A physician is also a man who pours special drugs into lots of bodies he rarely loves. – American Proverb

A picture is worth a thousand words. – American Proverb

A piece of churchyard fits everybody. – American Proverb

A place for everything and everything in its place. – American Proverb

A poor man is always behind. – American Proverb

A proof of faith is obedience. – American Proverb

A rabbit is never caught twice in the same place. – American Proverb

A rather sure way to be cheated is to think one’s self more clever than other people. – American Proverb

A reconciled friend is a double enemy. – American Proverb

A rich man is happy while he is alive but sorry when he dies. – American Proverb

A ripple of laughter is worth a flood of tears. – American Proverb

A rod for a school. – American Proverb

A rotten egg can’t be spoiled. – American Proverb

A shady lane breeds mud. – American Proverb

A single fact is worth a shipload of argument. – American Proverb

A single penny fairly got is worth a thousand that are not. – American Proverb

A slip of the foot and you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over. – American Proverb

A small debt makes a debtor, a heavy one an enemy. – American Proverb

A smart coat is a good letter of introduction. – American Proverb

A smile is worth a thousand words. – American Proverb

A stout heart crushes some ill luck. – American Proverb

A sure sign of age is loneliness. – American Proverb

A swift eater, a swift worker. – American Proverb

A thimbleful of experience is worth a tubful of knowledge. – American Proverb

A thorn of experience is worth a wilderness of advice. – American Proverb

A tree never hits an automobile except in self-defense. – American Proverb

A true wife is her husband’s flower of beauty. – American Proverb

A whistling girl and a cackling hen come to no good end. – American Proverb

A whistling girl and a crowing hen never came to a good end. – American Proverb

A wise duck takes care of its bill. – American Proverb

A wise man learns by the experiences of others; an ordinary man learns by his own experience; a fool learns by nobody’s experiences. – American Proverb

A wise man’s day is worth a fool’s life. – American Proverb

A woman can’t drive her husband, but she can lead him. – American Proverb

Ability is the poor man’s wealth. – American Proverb

Ability will enable a man to get to the top, but character will keep him from falling. – American Proverb

Above all nations is humanity. – American Proverb

Absence cools moderate passions but inflames violent ones. – American Proverb

Absence kills a little love but makes the big ones grow. – American Proverb

Abundance, like want, ruins many. – American Proverb

Abuse is like a god that destroys his master. – American Proverb

Accident is the mother of invention. – American Proverb

Accidents will happen in the best of families. – American Proverb

Action is the proper fruit of knowledge. – American Proverb

Action is worry’s worst enemy. – American Proverb

Action without thought is like shooting without aim. – American Proverb

Actions speak louder than words. – American Proverb

Admiration is the daughter of ignorance. – American Proverb

Admitting error clears the score and proves you wiser than before. – American Proverb

Adversity does best discover virtue. – American Proverb

Adversity flatters no man. – American Proverb

Adversity has no friends. – American Proverb

Adversity is the stuff that shows whether you are what you thought you were. – American Proverb

Advice is least heeded when most needed. – American Proverb

Advice to all, security for none. – American Proverb

Advice, like water, takes the form of the vessel which it is poured into. – American Proverb

Advice, when most needed, is least heeded. – American Proverb

Advisers get away with it. They never have to pay the penalty for their advice. – American Proverb

Affectation is a greater enemy to the face than smallpox. – American Proverb

Afflictions are the good mans’ treasure – but he’d rather buy it than bear it. 

After a rich man gets rich, his next ambition is to get richer. – American Proverb

After all is said and done, more is said than done. – American Proverb

After dinner sit awhile; after supper walk a mile. – American Proverb

After us the deluge. – American Proverb

After weeks of beans and taters, even a change to taters and beans is good. – Cowboy Proverb

Age and marriage tame man and beast. – American Proverb

Age before beauty; pearls before swine. – American Proverb

Age gives good advice when it is no longer able to give a bad example. – American Proverb

Age lasts; youth devours. – American Proverb

Air castles are good; now put foundations under them. – American Proverb

Alcohol will preserve anything but a secret. – American Proverb

All are architects of fate working in these walls of time. – American Proverb

All are not hunters that blow the horn. – American Proverb

All asses do not go on four feet. – American Proverb

All complain for want of memory, but none for want of judgement. – American Proverb

All gardeners know better than other gardeners. – American Proverb

All is fair in love and golf. – American Proverb

All men are fools, but all fools are not men. – American Proverb

All men are not cast in the same mold. – American Proverb

All men must die. – American Proverb

All men think their enemies ill men. – American Proverb

All that shines is not silver. – American Proverb

All the art lies in making the best of a bad market. – American Proverb

All things are easy to industry, all things difficult to sloth. – American Proverb

All things come to an end. – American Proverb

All things were once impossible. – American Proverb

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. – American Proverb

Always a valley before a hill. – American Proverb

Always count the cost. – American Proverb

Always put your best foot forward. – American Proverb

Always shut the gate after the horse is out. – American Proverb

Ambition is like hunting for whales – sometimes you lose them. – American Proverb

Ambition is putting a ladder against the sky. – American Proverb

An adult is only one who has ceased to grow vertically and started to grow horizontally. – American Proverb

An American will go to hell for a bag of coffee. – American Proverb

An analyst is only as good as his last idea. – American Proverb

An ant may work its heart out, but it can’t make money. – American Proverb

An educated fool is dangerous. – American Proverb

An eel held by the tail is not yet caught. – American Proverb

An egg today is worth a hen tomorrow. – American Proverb

An empty can makes a lot of noise. – American Proverb

An empty sack won’t stand alone. – American Proverb

An honest citizen is an exile in his own country. – American Proverb

An idle brain is the devil’s workshop. – American Proverb

An ignorant consent is no consent. – American Proverb

An old dog does not bark for nothing. – American Proverb

An old dog will learn no tricks. – American Proverb

An old friend wears well. – American Proverb

An open gate lets stock out. – American Proverb

An ounce of discretion is worth a pound of wit. – American Proverb

An ounce of favor goes farther than a pound of justice. – American Proverb

An ounce of proof is worth a ton of assertions. – American Proverb

Anger dies quickly in a good man. – American Proverb

Answer a fool according to his folly. – American Proverb

Any excuse will serve a tyrant. – American Proverb

Any port in a storm. – American Proverb

Anyone can start a rumor, but none can stop one. – American Proverb

Anytime means no time. – American Proverb

Appearances aren’t everything. 

Appearances can be deceiving. – American Proverb

Apprehension of evil is worse than the evil itself. – American Proverb

Arrogance is a kingdom without a crown. – American Proverb

Art is the right hand of nature. – American Proverb

As Maine goes, so goes the nation. – American Proverb

As the baker, so the buns; as the father, so the sons. – American Proverb

As the old cock crows, the young cock learns. – American Proverb

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, if the Lord doesn’t get you, the devil must. – American Proverb

At the center of climb is “I” – American Proverb

At the end of the work, you may judge the workman. – American Proverb

Attitudes don’t prove anything. – American Proverb

Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge. – American Proverb

Avoid all bribes. – American Proverb

Avoid anger and you will not sin. – American Proverb

Bad actions lead to worse reactions. – American Proverb

Bad luck can’t be dated. – American Proverb

Bad men excuse their faults, good men leave them. – American Proverb

Bad news travels fast. – American Proverb

Bad planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part. – American Proverb

Bad the crow, bad the egg. – American Proverb

Bad to do evil, but worse to boast about it. – American Proverb

Bait the hook well and the fish will bite. – American Proverb

Be careful but not full of care. – American Proverb

Be cautious but polite. – American Proverb

Be certain and on the level. – American Proverb

Be civil to every man; you know not who may prove to be your friend. – American Proverb

Be content and do not heed the goadings of ambitions. – American Proverb

Be gay today, for tomorrow you may die. – American Proverb

Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy. – American Proverb

Be just before you are generous. – American Proverb

Be not discouraged by adverse circumstances. – American Proverb

Be not led by flattery. – American Proverb

Be not lenient to your own faults. – American Proverb

Be slow in choosing a friend, but slower in changing him. – American Proverb

Beauty and folly are old companions. – American Proverb

Beauty is as beauty does. – American Proverb

Beauty is no longer amiable than while virtue adorns it. – American Proverb

Beauty is only skin deep. – American Proverb

Beauty without virtue is a rose without fragrance. – American Proverb

Before borrowing money from a friend decide which you need most. – American Proverb

Before honor is humility. – American Proverb

Before marriage open your eyes wide; afterwards close them tightly. – American Proverb

Before you flare up at anyone’s faults, take time to count ten of your own. – American Proverb

Begin in time to finish without hurry. – American Proverb

Benefits turn poison in bad minds. – American Proverb

Better a donkey that carries me than a horse that throws me. – American Proverb

Better a kindly fool than a proud wise man. – American Proverb

Better a little fire to warm us than a big one to burn us. – American Proverb

Better a small fish than an empty dish. – American Proverb

Better an old man’s darling than a young man’s slave. – American Proverb

Better be envied than pitied. – American Proverb

Better bend the neck than bruise the forehead. – American Proverb

Better buy than borrow. – American Proverb

Better cut the shoe than pinch the foot. – American Proverb

Better do little good than a great deal bad. – American Proverb

Better go around than fall into the ditch. – American Proverb

Better lose a jest than a friend. – American Proverb

Better no law than a law not enforced. – American Proverb

Better once in heaven than ten times at the gate. – American Proverb

Better to be safe than sorry. – American Proverb

Better to risk a little than to lose the whole. – American Proverb

Beware the anger of a patient man. – American Proverb

Big buckets can be filled at small streams. – American Proverb

Birds of a colour flock together. – American Proverb

Birds of a feather flock together. – American Proverb

Black fowl can lay white eggs. – American Proverb

Blame not others for the faults that are in you. – American Proverb

Blessed are they that have not seen and yet have believed. – American Proverb

Blessed is he who takes himself seriously. – American Proverb

Blind chance sweeps the world along. – American Proverb

Blood is inherited and virtue acquired. – American Proverb

Boast not of tomorrow, for you know not what the day may bring forth. – American Proverb

Boldness does not always succeed. – American Proverb

Borrowed wives, like borrowed books, are seldom returned. – American Proverb

Bought friends are not friends indeed. – American Proverb

Boys seldom make passes at girls wearing glasses. – American Proverb

Boys will be boys. – American Proverb

Bragging saves advertising. – American Proverb

Brevity is the soul of wit. – American Proverb

Brooding may be very far from knowing. – American Proverb

Brothers are like hands and feet. – American Proverb

Bulls make money and bears make money, but hogs just get slaughtered. – American Proverb

Bury can’t and you’ll find will. – American Proverb

Bury your own dead. – American Proverb

Business goes where it is invited and stays where it is well treated. – American Proverb

Business is business, and love is love. – American Proverb

Business neglected is business lost. – American Proverb

Buy low, sell high. – American Proverb

Buy on the rumor; sell on the news. – American Proverb

Buying on credit is robbing next year’s crop. – American Proverb

By different methods different men excel. – American Proverb

By others’ faults wise men correct their own. – American Proverb

By the yard, life is hard. By the inch, it’s a cinch. – American Proverb

By their fruits you shall know them. – American Proverb

Call me anything but late for dinner. – American Proverb

Calm weather in June, sets the corn in tune. – American Proverb

Calmness is a great advantage. – American Proverb

Candour once went further boldly and in smiles, but it crept home in tatters and tears. – American Proverb

Candour will lose you some friends, but not as many as deceit. – American Proverb

Can’t have a family fuss without the whole town knowing about it. – American Proverb

Careless hurry may cause endless regret. – American Proverb

Cast the beam out of your own eye before you try to cast the mote from the eyes of your neighbour. – American Proverb

Catch before hanging. – American Proverb

Cats that wear gloves catch no mice. – American Proverb

Caution is a parent of safety. – American Proverb

Caution is the downfall to ambition. – American Proverb

Cease to do evil, learn to do well. – American Proverb

Certainty is better than hope. – American Proverb

Change of fortune hurts a wise man no more that a change of the moon. – American Proverb

Character is what we are; reputation is what others think we are. – American Proverb

Character is what you are in the dark when no one else is around. – American Proverb

Character is what you are in the dark. – American Proverb

Charity begins at home but should not end there. – American Proverb

Charity is a virtue of the heart and not of the hand. – American Proverb

Charity is not a bone you throw to your dog but a bone you share with your dog. – American Proverb

Chaste is she whom no one has asked. – American Proverb

Cheerful company shortens the miles. – American Proverb

Cheerfulness, helpfulness and honesty are fine, good companions to take with you through life. – American Proverb

Childhood should be happy and carefree. – American Proverb

Childhood shows the man as morning shows the day. – American Proverb

Choose you friends like your books: few but choice. – American Proverb

Choose your love, then love your choice. – American Proverb

Christmas comes, but once a year is enough. – American Proverb

Clean around your own back door before you clean around someone else’s. – American Proverb

Clean your own doorstep before you clean someone else’s. – American Proverb

Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing. – American Proverb

Close enough for horseshoes and hand grenades. – American Proverb

Close, but no cigar. – American Proverb

Colleges hate geniuses, just as convents hate saints. – American Proverb

Coming events cast their shadows before. – American Proverb

Commerce flourishes by circumstances precarious. – American Proverb

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes. – American Proverb

Common sense is very uncommon with a lot of people. – American Proverb

Company in distress makes trouble less. – American Proverb

Comparisons make enemies of our friends. – American Proverb

Compromise makes a good umbrella but a poor roof. – American Proverb

Conceit is the self satisfaction of a jackass. – American Proverb

Condition is 90 percent of the game. – American Proverb

Confide not in him who has deceived you. – American Proverb

Confidence is a plant of slow growth. – American Proverb

Confidence of success is almost success. – American Proverb

Conscience is only another name for truth. – American Proverb

Consent to common custom, but not to common folly. – American Proverb

Consider whether your fun will cause another’s unhappiness. – American Proverb

Constant dripping wears away stone. – American Proverb

Constant occupation prevents temptation. – American Proverb

Contempt is the best return for scurrility. – American Proverb

Corn makes more at the mill than it does in the crib. – American Proverb

Count no man successful until he is dead. – American Proverb

Courage is fear that has said its prayers. – American Proverb

Courage without conduct is like a ship without ballast. – American Proverb

Courtesy is appropriate for gentlemen and necessary for thieves. – American Proverb

Courtesy is the password to safety. – American Proverb

Courtesy on one side only never lasts for long. – American Proverb

Cows can catch no rabbits. – American Proverb

Crap or get off the pot. – American Proverb

Credit is suspicion asleep. – American Proverb

Criticism is something you can avoid by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing. – American Proverb

Crosses are the ladders to heaven. – American Proverb

Crotch seam rivet in original Levi’s dropped due to pain from standing near fires. – American Proverb

Crowning a clown won’t make him a king. – American Proverb

Cultivate friends who pray for you, not prey upon you. – American Proverb

Culture is one thing, and varnish is another. – American Proverb

Cunning is the ape of wisdom. – American Proverb

Cunning men deal in generalizations. – American Proverb

Curses, like chickens, come home to roost. – American Proverb

Custom is the great guide. – American Proverb

Custom surpasses nature. – American Proverb

Cut your losses and let your profits run. – American Proverb

Danger begets caution. – American Proverb

Danger is next neighbour to security. – American Proverb

Dare to be true; nothing can need a lie. – American Proverb

Dark days and storms heighten the appreciation of sunshine. – American Proverb

Darkness is the owl’s desire. – American Proverb

Death and taxes may be hard to beat. – American Proverb

Death devours lambs as well as sheep. – American Proverb

Death fiddles and we dance. – American Proverb

Death keeps no calendar. – American Proverb

Death rides with the drinking driver. – American Proverb

Death to the wolf is life to the lamb. – American Proverb

Debt is the worst kind of poverty. – American Proverb

Deceit is a lie which wears a smile. – American Proverb

Deceive not yourselves. – American Proverb

Deed done is well begun. – American Proverb

Deeds speak louder than words. – American Proverb

Deep calls unto deep. – American Proverb

Defeat isn’t bitter if you don’t swallow it. – American Proverb

Delays can be dangerous. – American Proverb

Delays increase desires and sometimes extinguish them. – American Proverb

Democracy is better than tyranny. – American Proverb

Demonstration is the best mode of instruction. – American Proverb

Despair is the conclusion of fools. – American Proverb

Desperate evils require desperate remedies. – American Proverb

Destiny leads the willing but drags the unwilling. – American Proverb

Diamonds come in small packages. – American Proverb

Different strokes for different folks. – American Proverb

Difficulties relate only to necessity. – American Proverb

Dig the well before you are thirsty. – American Proverb

Dignity does not consist in a silk dress. – American Proverb

Dignity is one thing that can’t be preserved in alcohol. – American Proverb

Diligence brings delight. – American Proverb

Diligence is the mistress of success. – American Proverb

Diligence is the mother of good luck. – American Proverb

Dime is money, as the Dutchman says. – American Proverb

Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way. – American Proverb

Diplomacy is to do and say the nastiest thing in the nicest way. – American Proverb

Dirt is dirtiest upon clean white linen. – American Proverb

Dirt is dirtiest upon the fairest spot. – American Proverb

Dirty hands make clean money. – American Proverb

Disappointment hurts more than pain. – American Proverb

Discouragement is the devil’s most valuable tool. – American Proverb

Diseases are the tax on pleasures. – American Proverb

Disputing and borrowing cause grief and sorrowing. – American Proverb

Distance is the best remedy against an evil-disposed man. – American Proverb

Distance plants enchantment. – American Proverb

Distrust a prairie-dog and fix it. – American Proverb

Distrust and caution are the parents of security. – American Proverb

Do a good deed every day. – American Proverb

Do as well as you look. – American Proverb

Do it or dye! – American Proverb

Do not boast of a thing until it is done. – American Proverb

Do not disturb the water that is tranquil. – Hawaiian Proverb

Do not look for wrong and evil. – American Proverb

Do not put your foot further than you can draw it back again. – American Proverb

Do not trust flatterers. – American Proverb

Do unto others as others do unto you. – American Proverb

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Do as you would be done by. – American Proverb

Do what you do carefully. – American Proverb

Do what you ought, come what may. – American Proverb

Doctor’s faults are covered with earth, and rich men’s with money. – American Proverb

Dogs delight to bark and bite for God has made them so. – American Proverb

Don’t bite off more than you can chew. – American Proverb

Don’t bite the hand that feeds you. – American Proverb

Don’t count your chickens before they’ve hatched. – American Proverb

Don’t cry over spilt milk. – American Proverb

Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill. – American Proverb

Don’t mistake chicken dung for an egg. – American Proverb

Don’t put robbers to work in a bank. – American Proverb

Don’t swap horses in midstream. – American Proverb

Don’t allow the grass to grow on the path of friendship. – American Proverb

Don’t ask a man for a favour before he has had his lunch. – American Proverb

Don’t believe your enemy even when he’s telling the truth. – American Proverb

Don’t bite the hand that feeds you. – American Proverb

Don’t burn the candle at both ends. – American Proverb

Don’t buy a cow to get a glass of milk. – American Proverb

Don’t care lost his corn patch. – American Proverb

Don’t cast your pearls before swine. – American Proverb

Don’t change horses while crossing a stream. – American Proverb

Don’t clean your fish before you catch it. – American Proverb

Don’t close the barn door after the horse runs away. – American Proverb

Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched. – American Proverb

Don’t cry over spilled milk. – American Proverb

Don’t cry over spilt milk. – American Proverb

Don’t cry till you are out of the wood. – American Proverb

Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face. – American Proverb

Don’t do to others what you would not have done to you. – American Proverb

Don’t drown yourself to save a drowning man. – American Proverb

Don’t expect. Inspect. – American Proverb

Don’t fan the flame that supports the fire. – American Proverb

Don’t fire until you see the white of his eye. – American Proverb

Don’t hide your light under a bushel. – American Proverb

Don’t ignore the small things — the kite flies because of its tail. – American Proverb

Don’t judge a book by its cover. – American Proverb

Don’t judge a man until you have walked two moons in his moccasins. – American Proverb

Don’t judge any man until you have walked two moons in his moccasins. – American Proverb

Don’t jump from the frying pan into the fire. – American Proverb

Don’t kick a dog when he is down. – American Proverb

Don’t kill the goose that lays the golden egg. – American Proverb

Don’t knock at a dead man’s door and expect an answer. – American Proverb

Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill. – American Proverb

Don’t make excuses, make good. – American Proverb

Don’t marry a girl who wants strawberries in January. – American Proverb

Don’t marry without love, but don’t love without reason. – American Proverb

Don’t measure your neighbor’s honesty by your own. – American Proverb

Don’t meddle in others’ affairs unless you want your own nose scraped a little. – American Proverb

Don’t mistake chicken dung for an egg. – American Proverb

Don’t mortgage the future for the present. – American Proverb

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. – American Proverb

Don’t put the fox to guard the henhouse. – American Proverb

Don’t start economizing when you are down to your last dollar. – American Proverb

Don’t swing on my gate if you don’t like it. – American Proverb

Don’t take any wooden nickels. – American Proverb

Don’t talk unless you can improve the silence. – American Proverbs

Don’t throw away your dirty water until you get clean. – American Proverb

Don’t throw dirt into the well that gives you water. – American Proverb

Don’t throw out the baby with the bath water. – American Proverb

Don’t throw out your dirty water until you get in fresh. – American Proverb

Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. 

Don’t upset the apple cart. – American Proverb

Don’t use a lot where a little will do. – American Proverb

Don’t value a gem by what it is set in. – American Proverb

Doubt whom you will, but never doubt yourself. – American Proverb

Doubts — helped a man to live, to grow, or to build. – American Proverb

Dreams are what you hope for; reality is what you plan for. – American Proverb

Dreams are wishes your heart makes. – American Proverb

Dreams give wings to fools. – American Proverb

Drink and frankfurters for a dime; kill a man before his time. – American Proverb

Drink like hell and be happy. – American Proverb

Drive your business or it will drive you. – American Proverb

Drunken days have their tomorrow. – American Proverb

Durability is better than show. – American Proverb

Dying is as natural as living soundly. – American Proverb

Dying men speak true. – American Proverb

Dynamite comes in small packages. – American Proverb

Each day provides its own gifts. – American Proverb

Each husband gets the infidelity he deserves. – American Proverb

Eagles don’t catch flies. – American Proverb

Early childhood should be as happy and carefree as you can make it. – American Proverb

Earnest effort leads some to success. – American Proverb

Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. – American Proverb

East or west, home is best. – American Proverb

Easy come, easy go. – American Proverb

Easy does it. – American Proverb

Eat at pleasure; drink by measure. – American Proverb

Eat when you are hungry; drink when you are dry. – American Proverb

Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we shall die. – American Proverb

Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow your wife may come home. – American Proverb

Eavesdroppers never hear any good of themselves. – American Proverb

Education doesn’t come by bumping your head against the school house. – American Proverb

Education is a gift that none can take away. – American Proverb

Education is the best provision for old age. – American Proverb

Eggs cannot be unscrambled. – American Proverb

Eggs can’t teach the hen. – American Proverb

Eleven don’t make a dozen. – American Proverb

Empty dishes rattle loudly. – American Proverb

Enough is enough and sometimes plenty. – American Proverb

Envy doesn’t enter an empty house. – American Proverb

Envy is a kind of praise. – American Proverb

Envy is blind. – American Proverb

Envy is destroyed by true friendship. – American Proverb

Envy is left-handed praise. – American Proverb

Equality begins in the grave. – American Proverb

Equals make the best friends. – American Proverb

Error can’t be defended by error. – American Proverb

Even a child makes himself known by his doings. – American Proverb

Even a dog knows the difference between being stumbled over and being kicked. – American Proverb

Even an ass loves to hear himself bray. – American Proverb

Even an ass will not fall twice in the same quick sand. – American Proverb

Every age wants its playthings. – American Proverb

Every animal knows more than you do. – American Proverb

Every doctor thinks his pills the best. – American Proverb

Every dog thinks her puppies are the cutest. – American Proverb

Every door may be shut but death’s door. – American Proverb

Every failure teaches a man something, if he will learn. – American Proverb

Every family has a goodness of mercy. – American Proverb

Every family has at least one black sheep. – American Proverb

Every man has a fool up his sleeve. – American Proverb

Every man has one black patch, and some have two. – American Proverb

Every man hath a fool in his sleeve. – American Proverb

Every man hath his hobby-horse. – American Proverb

Every man is a volume if you know how to read him. – American Proverb

Every man is occasionally what he ought to be perpetually – American Proverb

Every man’s your enemy till he proves your friend. – American Proverb

Every time you forgive a man you weaken him and strengthen yourself. – American Proverb

Every why has a wherefore. – American Proverb

Everyone for himself. – American Proverb

Everyone has his master. – American Proverb

Everyone knows where his shoe pinches. – American Proverb

Everyone lives downstream from someone else. – American Proverb

Everyone prefers his own. – American Proverb

Everything does not fall that totters. – American Proverb

Everything happens for a reason. – American Proverb

Everything is not all peaches and cream. – American Proverb

Everything worthwhile has a fence around it, but there is always a gate and a key. – American Proverb

Evil to him who evil does. – American Proverb

Example can be better than precept. – American Proverb

Experience is a comb which fate gives to a man when his hair is all gone. – American Proverb

Experience is a dear school, but fools learn in no other. – American Proverb

Experience is the father of wisdom and memory the mother. – American Proverb

Experience without learning is better than learning without experience. – American Proverb

Fact can be stranger than fiction. – American Proverb

Facts are better than theories. – American Proverb

Fair and softly goes far in a day. – American Proverb

Fair words butter no cabbage. – American Proverb

Fairest gems lie deepest. – American Proverb

Faith begins where reason stops. – American Proverb

Faith is that quality which enables us to believe what we know to be at least far out. – American Proverb

Faith is the vision of the heart. – American Proverb

Fall not out with a friend for a trifle. – American Proverb

False friends are worse than open enemies. – American Proverb

Falsehood is a nettle that stings those who meddle with it. – American Proverb

Falsehood is the darkness of faith. – American Proverb

Fame is longer than life. – American Proverb

Fate can be taken by the horns, like a goat, and pushed in the right direction. – American Proverb

Fear is a fine spur; so is rage. – American Proverb

Fear no man, and do justice to all men. – American Proverb

Feather by feather a goose is plucked. – American Proverb

Feed a cold, starve a fever. – American Proverb

Feed sparingly and defy the physician. – American Proverb

Fences mean nothing to those who can fly. – American Proverb

Few believe to err is human and to smack, divine. – American Proverb

Few things are easy to the unwilling. – American Proverb

Fidelity is a noble virtue, yet justice is nobler still. – American Proverb

Figures don’t lie, but sometimes liars figure. – American Proverb

Fire and flax agree not. – American Proverb

Fire is a good servant but a bad master. – American Proverb

Fireflies shine only when in motion. – American Proverb

First a daughter, then a son, and the family’s well begun. – American Proverb

First build your house and then accommodate the furniture. – American Proverb

First clean out your own backyard. – American Proverb

First deserve and then desire. – American Proverb

First endure, then pity, then embrace. – American Proverb

First there, first served. – American Proverb

Fish and visitors smell after three days. – American Proverb

Fish or cut bait. – American Proverb

Flattery butters no parsnips. – American Proverb

Flattery, like perfume, should be smelled, not swallowed. – American Proverb

Folks like the truth that hits their neighbor. – American Proverb

Folks spend their health to acquire wealth and later spend their wealth in an effort to regain their health. – American Proverb

Follow not truth too near the heels lest it dash out your teeth. – American Proverb

Follow the wise few rather than the vulgar many. – American Proverb

Fooled once shame on you, fooled twice shame on me. – American Proverb

Fools and children should never look at unfinished work. – American Proverb

Fools are never uneasy. – American Proverb

Fools die young and look sickly. – American Proverb

Fools enter where brave men fear to tread. – American Proverb

Fools fall the hardest. – American Proverb

Fools make feasts and wise men eat them. – American Proverb

Fools need advice most, but wise men only are the better for it. – American Proverb

Fools never prosper. – American Proverb

Fools were made to multiply. – American Proverb

For age and want save while you may, no morning sun lasts a whole day. – American Proverb

For every evil under the sun there is a remedy or there is none. – American Proverb

For every goose there is a gander. – American Proverb

Force is no argument. – American Proverb

Foresight is better than a night of terror. – American Proverb

Forgive and regret much later. – American Proverb

Fortune can take away riches but not courage. – American Proverb

Fortune favours fools. – American Proverb

Fortune is like price: if you can wait long enough, the price will fall. – American Proverb

Fortune makes friends; misfortune tries them. – American Proverb

Fortune never comes with both hands full. – American Proverb

Fraud and cunning are the weapons of the weak. – American Proverb

Free ships, free goods. – American Proverb

Fret not for yourself because of evildoers. – American Proverb

Fret today, regret tomorrow. – American Proverb

Friendly is as friendly does. – American Proverb

Friends and mules fail us in hard places. – American Proverb

Friendship is an empty word if it only works one way. – American Proverb

From beavers, bees should learn to mend their ways. A bee works; a beaver works and plays. – American Proverb

From errors of others a wise man corrects his own. – American Proverb

From little acorns mighty oaks do grow. – American Proverb

From middle age on, everything of interest is either illegal, immoral or fattening. – American Proverb

From small beginnings come great things. – American Proverb

From the cemetery no one is brought back. – American Proverb

Gambling is the son of avarice and the father of despair. – American Proverb

Garbage in, garbage out. – American Proverb

Gather rosebuds while you may. – American Proverb

Genius is one part inspiration and three parts perspiration. – American Proverb

Gentlemen prefer blonds — but marry brunettes. – American Proverb

Get what you can, and what you get, hold; it’s the stone that will turn all your lead into gold. – American Proverb

Getting things done is largely a matter of getting things started. – American Proverb

Getting what you go after is called success, but liking it while you are getting it is called happiness. – American Proverb

Give every man your ear but few your voice. – American Proverb

Give me flowers while I live. – American Proverb

Give some people everything you have and they still want the moon. – American Proverb

Give the devil his due. – American Proverb

God helps those who help themselves. – American Proverb

God promises a safe landing, but not a calm passage. – American Proverb

Gold is the devil’s fishhook. – American Proverb

Gold is where you find it. – American Proverb

Good Americans, when they die, go to Paris. – American Proverb

Good care prevents accidents. – American Proverb

Good enough for Government work. – American Proverb

Good fathers make good sons. – American Proverb

Good fences make good neighbors. – American Proverb

Good folks are scarce. – American Proverb

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta uh that comes from bad judgment. – Cowboy Proverb

Good listening does not mean sitting dumb. – American Proverb

Good luck beats early rising. – American Proverb

Good weight and measure, are heaven’s treasure. – American Proverb

Great deeds are reserved for great souls. – American Proverb

Great estates may venture more; little boats must keep near shore. – American Proverb

Great events give scope for great virtues. – American Proverb

Great trees keep little ones down. – American Proverb

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional. – American Proverb

Guard lest the eyes be bigger than the stomach. – American Proverb

Half an orange tastes as sweet as a whole one. – American Proverb

Handsome poverty is no disgrace. – American Proverb

Happiness is a form of courage. – American Proverb

Happiness multiplies as we divide it with others. – American Proverb

Haste is the mother of inaccuracy – American Proverb

Haste makes waste. – American Proverb

Have fun while you live, because you are going to be dead a long time. – American Proverb

Have the courage not to adopt another’s courage. – American Proverb

Having finished the meal, the company leaves. – American Proverb

He burned his own blister; now let him sit on it. – American Proverb

He is a fool that makes his doctor his heir. – American Proverb

He is a fool who cannot be angry but a wise man who will not. – American Proverb

He is dead that is faultless. – American Proverb

He is my friend that helps me, and not he that pities me. – American Proverb

He knows not the law who knows not the reason thereof. – American Proverb

He labours in vain who tries to please everybody. – American Proverb

He must have a long spoon who sups with the devil. – American Proverb

He that accuses all convicts only one. – American Proverb

He that can have patience can have what he will. – American Proverb

He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals. – American Proverb

He that fears leaves must not come into a wood. – American Proverb

He that fights and runs away may live to fight another day. – American Proverb

He that is angry is seldom at ease. – American Proverb

He that lives carnally won’t live eternally. – American Proverb

He that lives on hope has a slender diet. – American Proverb

He that lives on hope will die fasting. – American Proverb

He that makes a fire of straw has much smoke but little warmth. – American Proverb

He that marries for money will earn it. – American Proverb

He that pries into the clouds may be struck with a thunderbolt. – American Proverb

He that shows a passion tells his enemy where he may hit him. – American Proverb

He that swims in sin will sink in sorrow. – American Proverb

He that takes the devil into his boat must carry him over the sound. – American Proverb

He that will eat the kernel must crack the nut. – American Proverb

He that would make a fool of himself will find many to help him. – American Proverb

He travels fastest who travels alone. – American Proverb

He who asks more of a friend than he can bestow deserves to be refused. – American Proverb

He who associates with dogs learns to pant. – American Proverb

He who boasts of his descent is like a potato: the best part is underground. – American Proverb

He who can take advice is sometimes superior to those who give it. – American Proverb

He who drinks and walks away lives to drink another day. – American Proverb

He who has crossed the flood knows how deep it is. – American Proverb

He who has no future loses his grip on the present. – American Proverb

He who is born a fool is never cured. – American Proverb

He who is no friend to the good cause is no friend of mine. – American Proverb

He who is to break his neck finds the stairs in the dark. – American Proverb

He who judges others condemns himself. – American Proverb

He who laughs at others’ woes finds few friends and many foes. – American Proverb

He who laughs last laughs best. – American Proverb

He who lies down with dogs will rise with fleas. – American Proverb

He who never learns anything never forgets anything. – American Proverb

He who seeks equality should go to the cemetery. – American Proverb

Hear the evidence before you pass sentence. – American Proverb

Hell and the courtroom are always open. – American Proverb

Hell is full of good meanings, but heaven is full of good works. – American Proverb

Hell is populated with the victims of harmless amusements. – American Proverb

Here today, gone tomorrow. – American Proverb

He’s no fool who parts with what he can’t keep to get what he shall not lose. – American Proverb

Higher duties mean greater responsibilities. – American Proverb

Home is not a structure, but something in your heart. – American Proverb

Home is the father’s kingdom, the children’s paradise, the mother’s world. – American Proverb

Homely in the cradle, pretty at the table. – American Proverb

Honesty is like an icicle; if once it melts that is the end of it. – American Proverb

Honesty is praised and left to starve. – American Proverb

Honour to whom honour is due. – American Proverb

Honour your father and your mother. – American Proverb

Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. – American Proverb

Hope is a good breakfast, but a poor supper. – American Proverb

Hope is the nurse of misery. – American Proverb

Hope of gain lessens pain. – American Proverb

Human nature is the same all the world over. – American Proverb

Hunger fetches the wolf out of the woods. – American Proverb

Hunger finds no fault with moldy corn. – American Proverb

I am just as good as you are, and a damned sight better. 

I’d rather be red than dead. – American Proverb

I’d rather have them say “There he goes” than “Here he lies.”. – American Proverb

If a man is right, he cannot be too radical; if wrong, he cannot be too conservative. – American Proverb

If a person’s foresight were as good as their hindsight, we would all get somewhere. – American Proverb

If fools went not to market bad wares would not be sold. – American Proverb

If he’s your flatterer, he can’t be your friend. – American Proverb

If it don’t seem like it’s worth the effort, it probably ain’t. – Cowboy Proverb

If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it’s probably a duck. – American Proverb

If it were not for eating, the back might wear gold. – American Proverb

If it’s wrong to eat the devil, it’s wrong to drink his broth. – American Proverb

If luck is with you, even your ox will give birth to a calf. – American Proverb

If men could see the epitaphs their friends write they would believe they had gotten into the wrong grave. – American Proverb

If passion drives, let reason hold the reins. – American Proverb

If slavery isn’t wrong, nothing’s wrong. – American Proverb

If someone betrays you once, it is his fault. If he betrays you twice, it is your fault. – American Proverb

If the cap fits, wear it. – American Proverb

If the coat fits, put it on. – American Proverb

If the defendant is silent the jury will think him guilty. – American Proverb

If the dog hadn’t stopped to rest, he’d have caught the rabbit. – American Proverb

If the goat would not jump around, she wouldn’t break her leg. – American Proverb

If the heart is right, the head cannot be very far wrong. – American Proverb

If the shoe fits, put it on. – American Proverb

If the shoe fits, wear it. – American Proverb

If three people tell you that you are drunk, you better lie down. – American Proverb

If we blame others for our failures, then we should also give others credit for our successes. – American Proverb

If you act as good as you look, you’ll never shame your family. – American Proverb

If you are a cock, crow; if a hen, lay eggs. – American Proverb

If you are always dwelling in trouble, change your address. – American Proverb

If you ask a Negro where he’s been, he’ll tell you where he’s going. – American Proverb

If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. – American Proverb

If you can’t help, don’t hinder. – American Proverb

If you can’t lick ’em, join `em. – American Proverb

If you can’t ride two horses at once, you shouldn’t be in the circus. – American Proverb

If you can’t say something good about someone, come sit right here by me. – American Proverb

If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. – American Proverb

If you catch fish, you’re a fisherman. – American Proverb

If you cut down the trees you will find the wolf. – American Proverb

If you dance, you must pay the piper. – American Proverb

If you desire many things, many things will be seem but a few. – American Proverb

If you don’t believe in cooperation, watch what happens to a wagon when one wheel comes off. – American Proverb

If you don’t have a plan for yourself, you’ll be a part of someone else’s. – American Proverb

If you don’t know what to do, don’t do anything. – American Proverb

If you drive, don’t drink; if you drink, don’t drive. – American Proverb

If you eat a live toad first thing in the morning, nothing worse will happen all day long. – American Proverb

If you have no hand you can’t make a fist. – American Proverb

If you have wit and learning, add to it wisdom and modesty. – American Proverb

If you help the evil, you hurt the good. – American Proverb

If you look back, you’ll soon be going that way. – American Proverb

If you make yourself a doormat, you will be stepped on. – American Proverb

If you make yourself into a doormat, people will wipe their feet on you. – American Proverb

If you sing before breakfast, you’ll cry before night. – American Proverb

If you take care of your character, your reputation will take care of itself. – American Proverb

If you want anything well done, do it yourself. – American Proverb

If you want something done and done well, do it yourself. – American Proverb

If you want to keep friends don’t loan them any money. – American Proverb

If you want to keep something secret from black folks, put it between the covers of a book. – American Proverb

If you want to know the value of money, try borrowing some. – American Proverb

If you want to know what God thinks of money, look at the people he gives it to. – American Proverb

If you would enjoy its fruit, pluck not the blossom. – American Proverb

If you would enjoy the fruit, pluck not the flower. – American Proverb

If you’d be beloved, make yourself amiable. – American Proverb

If your time ain’t come not even a doctor can kill you. – American Proverb

If yuh ever find yurself in a hole, the first thin’ to do is stop diggin’. – Cowboy Proverb

If yur ridin’ ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it’s still there. – Cowboy Proverb

Ignorance is a form of environmental pollution. – American Proverb

Ignorance is bliss. – American Proverb

Imitation is the highest form of flattery. – American Proverb

In a united family, happiness springs up of itself. – American Proverb

In business partnerships and marriage partnerships, oh, the cheating that goes on. – American Proverb

In fair weather prepare for foul. – American Proverb

In God we trust; all others pay cash. – American Proverb

In great action, men show themselves as they ought to be, in small action as they are. – American Proverb

In order to judge another’s feelings, remember your own. – American Proverb

In politics, a man must learn to rise above principle. – American Proverb

In spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to what the woman has been thinking all winter. – American Proverb

In the boy see the man. – American Proverb

In the South they don’t care how close you get, as long as you don’t get too high. In the North, they don’t care how high you get, as long as you don’t get too close. – American Proverb

In this world, nothing is permanent except change. – American Proverb

Industry is fortune’s right hand and frugality her left. – American Proverb

Industry keeps the body healthy, . . . and the purse full. – American Proverb

Industry need not wish. – American Proverb

Involve me, and I’ll understand. – American Proverb

It all depends on whose ox is gored. – American Proverb

It costs something to be a Christian, but it costs more to be a sinner. – American Proverb

It does not always rain when a pig squeals. – American Proverb

It doesn’t work to leap a twenty-foot chasm in two ten-foot jumps. – American Proverb

It don’t take no genius to spot a goat in a flock of sheep. – Cowboy Proverb

It is a man’s challenge to go as far as he can on the right road. – American Proverb

It is all right to drink like a fish if you drink what a fish drinks. – American Proverb

It is an easy matter for a stingy man to get rich — but what’s the use? – American Proverb

It is an ill thing to be deceived, but worse to deceive. – American Proverb

It is bad luck to fall out of a thirteenth story window on Friday. – American Proverb

It is better to ask twice than to go wrong once. – American Proverb

It is better to be a live rabbit than a tiger. – American Proverb

It is better to be alone than in bad company. – American Proverb

It is better to be lied about than to lie. – American Proverb

It is better to be right than in the majority. – American Proverb

It is better to be safe than sorry. – American Proverb

It is better to die young at home than to die old in a hospital. – American Proverb

It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand. – American Proverb

It is better to keep a wolf out of the fold than to trust drawing his teeth and talons after he shall have entered. – American Proverb

It is better to keep peace than to make peace. – American Proverb

It is better to know nothing than to half-know many things. – American Proverb

It is better to pay and have a little left than to have much and be always in debt. – American Proverb

It is better to sit with a wise man in prison than with a fool in paradise. – American Proverb

It is better to tell your money where to go than to ask where it went. – American Proverb

It is easy for a man in health to preach patience to the sick. – American Proverb

It is easy to be brave from a safe distance. – American Proverb

It is easy to despise what you can’t get. – American Proverb

It is easy to fool the young wolf. – American Proverb

It is good to have some friends both in heaven and in hell. – American Proverb

It is not as bad to believe a lie as to tell one. – American Proverb

It is not easy to straighten in the oak the crook that grew in the sapling. – American Proverb

It is not often that a man’s reputation outlasts his money. – American Proverb

It is not the clothes that count, but the things the clothes cover. – American Proverb

It is not well for a man to pray cream and live skim milk. – American Proverb

It is one thing to get educated and another thing to keep educated. – American Proverb

It is sometimes best to burn your bridges behind you. – American Proverb

It is the beautiful bird which gets caged. – American Proverb

It is the trapped animal that makes the most noise. – American Proverb

It is well that our faults are not written on our faces. – American Proverb

It isn’t the whistle that pulls the train. – American Proverbs

It makes a difference if the pope is on your side. – American Proverb

It only looks that way. – American Proverb

It requires more courage not to fight than to fight. – American Proverb

It takes a heap of licks to strike a nail in the dark. – American Proverb

It takes a smart woman to be a fool. – American Proverb

It takes a thief to catch a thief. – American Proverb

It takes dough to have crust. – American Proverb

It takes half your life to learn who your friends are and the other half to keep them. – American Proverb

It takes nine months to have a baby, no matter how many people you put on the job. – American Proverb

It takes one to know one. – American Proverb

It takes three generation to make a gentleman. – American Proverb

It takes two to make a bargain. – American Proverb

It’s best to keep yer troubles pretty much to yerself, ‘cause half the people yu’d tell ‘em to won’t give a dang, and the other half will be glad to hear yu’ve got ‘em. – Cowboy Proverb

It’s a poor frog who doesn’t play with his own pond. – American Proverb

It’s all right to drink like a fish if you drink what a fish drinks. – American Proverb

It’s an ill army when the devil carries the colours. – American Proverb

It’s as difficult to win love as to wrap salt in pine needles. – American Proverb

It’s better to be a big frog in a little pond than a little frog in a big pond. – American Proverb

It’s better to tell your money where to go than to ask where it went. – American Proverb

It’s dog’s delight to bark and bite, but little children never. – American Proverb

It’s easier to go down than up. – American Proverb

It’s easier to lose faith than to find it again. – American Proverb

It’s more brave to live than to die. – American Proverb

It’s not every question that deserves an answer. – American Proverb

It’s not the gale but the set of the sail that determines the way you go. – American Proverb

It’s safer to commend the dead than the living. – American Proverb

Judge a Dutchman by what he means, not by what he says. – American Proverb

Judge men by their deeds, not be their creeds. – American Proverb

Justice delayed is justice denied. – American Proverb

Keep not ill company lest you increase the number. – American Proverb

Keep the weekdays honest and it will be easy to keep the Sabbath holy. – American Proverb

Keep your chickens in your own backyard. – American Proverb

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards. – American Proverb

Keep your foot on the mark. – American Proverb

Keep your friendship in repair. – American Proverb

Keep yourself from the opportunity and god will keep you from the sin. – American Proverb

Keeping from falling is better than helping up. – American Proverb

Kindle not a fire that you can’t extinguish. – American Proverb

Kindness is more binding than a loan. – American Proverb

Kissing a girl for the first time is like getting the first olive from a jar: after the first one, they come rolling out. – American Proverb

Knowledge conquered by labour becomes a possession. – American Proverb

Knowledge is proud that he knows so much; wisdom is humble that he knows no more. – American Proverb

Knowledge is the sister of folly. – American Proverb

Ladies in slacks should not turn their backs. – American Proverb

Laugh and grow fat. – American Proverb

Laugh and show your ignorance. – American Proverb

Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed. – American Proverb

Learn as you’d live forever; live as you’d die tomorrow. – American Proverb

Leave well enough alone. – American Proverb

Leaves enough, but few grapes. – American Proverb

Less advice and more hands. – American Proverb

Less said, more done. – American Proverb

Let every day provide for itself and God send Sunday. – American Proverb

Let every tub stand on its own bottom. – American Proverb

Let him who gives nothing be silent, and him who receives speak. – American Proverb

Let justice be done though the heavens fall. – American Proverb

Let the big dog eat. – American Proverb

Let the sleeping dog lie. – American Proverb

Let them laugh that win. – American Proverb

Let your actions be equal to your promises. – American Proverb

Let’s face the facts and get at the root of trouble. – American Proverb

Lettin the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier’n puttin’ it back. – Cowboy Proverb

Liars begin by imposing on others, but end by deceiving themselves. – American Proverb

Life is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel. – American Proverb

Life is a matter of dog eat dog. – American Proverb

Life is not a cup to be drained, but a measure to be filled. – American Proverb

Like a fence, character cannot be strengthened by whitewash. – American Proverb

Lime and lime without manure makes the farmer rich and the son poor. – American Proverb

Liquor never hurt a cheap man. – American Proverb

Listen or your tongue will keep you deaf. – American Proverb

Little brooks make great rivers. – American Proverb

Little folks are fond of talking about what great folks do. – American Proverb

Little pitchers have big ears. – American Proverb

Little said is soonest mended. – American Proverb

Little strokes fell great oaks. – American Proverb

Live and learn, die and forget it all. – American Proverb

Live your own life, for you die your own death. – American Proverb

Living in worry invites death in a hurry. – American Proverb

Lock the stable door before the steed is stolen. – American Proverb

Lock your door and keep your neighbours honest. – American Proverb

Long runs the fox, but at last is caught. – American Proverb

Look out for others and god will look out for you. – American Proverb

Looks often deceive. – American Proverb

Loose lips sink ships. – American Proverb

Love enters man through his eyes, woman through her ears. – American Proverb

Love many, trust few and always paddle your own canoe. – American Proverb

Love of dress is sure the very curse. – American Proverb

Love your neighbour, but do not pull down the fence. – American Proverb

Lovely women, lovely quarrels. – American Proverb

Lucky men need no counsel. – American Proverb

Lust never sleeps. – American Proverb

Lying rides upon debt’s back. – American Proverb

Make a garden or plant, and a man is happy for life. – American Proverb

Make a loan and lose a friend. – American Proverb

Make love, not war. – American Proverb

Make new friends but keep the old. – American Proverb

Make your brain save your heels. – American Proverb

Man cannot live by bread alone. – American Proverb

Man can’t live in this world alone. – American Proverb

Man changes often but improves seldom. – American Proverb

Man is greater than the tools he invents. – American Proverb

Man is like a banana: when he leaves the bunch, he gets skinned. – American Proverb

Man is the only animal who can be skinned twice. – American Proverb

Manhood is quite a struggle, old age a regret. – American Proverb

Mankind bestows more applause on her destroyer than on her benefactor. – American Proverb

Man’s only real possession is his character. – American Proverb

Many a flower is born to blush unseen. – American Proverb

Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage. – American Proverb

Many are called, but few are chosen. – American Proverb

Many drops of water make an ocean. – American Proverb

Many friends, few helpers. – American Proverb

Many have been ruined by buying good pennyworths. – American Proverb

Many speak much who cannot speak well. – American Proverbs

Many words will not fill a bushel. – American Proverb

Marrying for love is risky, but god smiles on it. – American Proverb

Matches may be made in heaven, but they are sold down here. – American Proverb

Maternity is a matter of fact, paternity is a matter of opinion. – American Proverb

Measure twice before you cut once. – American Proverb

Men apt to promise are apt to forget. – American Proverb

Men are blind in their own cause. – American Proverb

Men are punished by their sins, not for them. – American Proverb

Men build houses; women build homes. – American Proverb

Men fear death as children do going in the dark. – American Proverb

Men seek less to be instructed than applauded. – American Proverb

Men shut their doors against the setting sun. – American Proverb

Men that have much business must have much pardon. – American Proverb

Money talks — everything else walks. – American Proverb

More corn grows in crooked rows. – American Proverb

More die of food than famine. – American Proverb

More flies are caught with honey than with molasses. – American Proverb

Most men get as good a wife as they deserve, and that isn’t much. – American Proverb

My son’s my son till he gets him a wife; my daughter’s my daughter all of her life. – American Proverb

Naught’s a naught and figger’s a figger – all for the white man and none for the nigger. – American Proverb

Necessity never made a good bargain. – American Proverb

Neither a borrower nor a lender be. – American Proverb

Never ask a barber if he thinks yuh need a haircut. – Cowboy Proverb

Never assent merely to please. – American Proverb

Never be content with your lot. Try for a lot more. – American Proverb

Never believe the impossible. – American Proverb

Never borrow, never lend if you wish to keep a friend. – American Proverb

Never complain. never explain. – American Proverb

Never criticize a man until you’ve walked a mile in his moccasins. – American Proverb

Never do evil hoping that good will come of it. – American Proverb

Never drop the friends you made on the way up. You may need them on the way down. – American Proverb

Never get in a battle of wits without ammunition. – American Proverb

Never judge by first impressions. – American Proverb

Never let the same dog bite you twice. – American Proverb

Never let your education interfere with your intelligence. – American Proverb

Never lie unless yuh have to, and if yuh don’t have a dang good lie, stick to the truth. – Cowboy Proverb

Never miss a good chance to shut up. – American Proverbs

Never quarrel with one’s bread and butter. – American Proverb

Never say die. – American Proverb

Never stir the fire with a sword. – American Proverb

Never swap horses crossing a stream. – American Proverb

Never take to sawin’ on the branch that’s supportin’ you—unless you’re bein’ hung from it. – Cowboy Proverb

Never think of the future; it comes soon enough. – American Proverb

Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you. – American Proverb

Never trouble trouble until trouble troubles you. – American Proverb

Never trust a man who doesn’t trust others. – American Proverb

Never try to prove what nobody doubts. – American Proverb

Never underestimate an enemy. – American Proverb

Never venture out of your depth till you can swim. – American Proverb

New churches and new bars are seldom empty. – American Proverb

Nice guys finish last. – American Proverb

Night brings the cows home. – American Proverb

Ninety per cent of inspiration is perspiration. – American Proverb

No ear is so deaf as one which wishes not to hear. – American Proverb

No friend is like an old friend. – American Proverb

No friendship can survive the gift of gold. – American Proverb

No garden without its weeds. – American Proverb

No matter how bad a child is, he is still good for a tax deduction. – American Proverb

No matter how you slice it, it’s still baloney. – American Proverb

No one can scatter his fire indefinitely. – American Proverb

No one else will do it for you. – American Proverb

No risk, no gain. – American Proverb

No river can return to its source, yet all rivers must have a beginning. – American Proverb

No rogue like the godly rogue. – American Proverb

Nobody gets out of the bed to sleep on the floor. – American Proverb

Nobody has ever bet enough on a winning horse. – American Proverb

None are deceived but they that confide. – American Proverb

None are so blind as those who refuse to see. – American Proverb

None but the wise man can employ leisure well. – American Proverb

Not everything forbidden is sweet. – American Proverb

Not he who has many ideas but he who has one conviction may become a great man. – American Proverb

Nothing is more durable than a hog’s snout. – American Proverb

Nothing ventured, nothing gained. – American Proverb

Observe with the eyes; listen with the ears; shut the mouth. – Hawaiian Proverb

Of two evils, it is always best to vote for the less hypocritical. – American Proverb

Of your enemies say nothing. – American Proverb

Old age is ripeness. – American Proverb

Old brag is a good dog, but hold fast is better. – American Proverb

Old fishermen never die, they just smell that way. – American Proverb

Old foxes are not easily caught. – American Proverb

Old friends are the best, but new ones are the most fun. – American Proverb

Old shoes wear best. – American Proverb

On an unknown path every foot is slow. – American Proverb

Once bitten, twice shy. – American Proverb

Once out yonder tis only the rules that can save you—the rules of us pirates, that is. – Pirate Proverb

One at a time is good fishing; two at a time is making a hog of yourself. – American Proverb

One clean sheet will not soil another. – American Proverb

One drink can lead to one’s downfall. – American Proverb

One evil breeds another. – American Proverb

One eyewitness could be better than ten hearsays. – American Proverb

One foot is better than two crutches. – American Proverb

One half the troubles in this world can be traced to saying ‘yes’ too quick or saying ‘no’ not soon enough. – American Proverb

One man with courage is a majority. – American Proverb

One man’s death is another man’s bread. – American Proverb

One man’s folly is another man’s fortune. – American Proverb

One may get up late if one has the name of getting up early. – American Proverb

One of the greatest labor-saving inventions of today is tomorrow. – American Proverb

One rotten apple can spoil a lot of good ones. – American Proverb

One seldom meets a lonely lie. – American Proverb

One should eat to live, not live to eat. – American Proverb

One tree can make a million matches, and one match can destroy a million trees. – American Proverb

One who cannot respect himself cannot respect another. – American Proverb

Only a fool argues with the cook. – American Proverb

Only fools and horses work. – American Proverb

Only live fish swim up stream. – American Proverb

Only those are fit to live who are not afraid to die. – American Proverb

Opportunities, like eggs, come one at a time. – American Proverb

Other people’s burdens killed the ass. – American Proverb

Our bread today is better than a hundred in the air. – American Proverb

Our crosses are hewn from different trees. – American Proverb

Our generosity should never exceed our abilities. – American Proverb

Our greatest deeds we do unknowingly. – American Proverb

Outward forms the inward man reveals. – American Proverb

Paddle together, bail, paddle; paddle, bail; paddle towards the land. – American Proverb

Pain is forgotten where gain comes. – American Proverb

Patience wears out stones. – American Proverb

Pay your debts or lose your friends. – American Proverb

Perhaps no one has a finer command of a language than he who keeps his mouth shut. – American Proverb

Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth. – American Proverb

Persistence will accomplish more than force. – American Proverb

Philosophy means being able to explain why you are happy when you are poor. – American Proverb

Plough your furrows deep while sluggards sleep, and you shall have corn to sell and to keep. – American Proverb

Poets are born, not made. – American Proverb

Politics makes strange bedfellows. – American Proverb

Possession is nine-tenths of the game. – American Proverb

Poverty with security is better than plenty in the midst of fear and uncertainty. – American Proverb

Practice what you preach. – American Proverb

Praise makes a bad man worse. – American Proverb

Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition. – American Proverb

Prayer is a wish turned upward. – American Proverb

Prayer is food for the soul. – American Proverb

Pride is said to be the last vice the good man gets clear of. – American Proverb

Pride is the last vice a good man gets clear of. – American Proverb

Pride often apes humility. – American Proverb

Pride that dines on vanity sups on contempt. – American Proverb

Professionals built the ‘Titanic,’ amateurs built the ark. – American Proverb

Profit by the folly of others. – American Proverb

Promise little but do much. – American Proverb

Promise little but with respect. – American Proverb

Promises fill no sack. – American Proverb

Put cream and sugar on a fly and it tastes very much like a black raspberry. – American Proverb

Put first things first. – American Proverb

Put up or shut up. – American Proverb

Put your money where your mouth is. – American Proverb

Put your trust in God, and keep your powder dry. – American Proverb

Putting the cart before the horse. – American Proverb

Quarreling dogs come halting home. – American Proverb

Quiet people, whether wise or dull, get the benefit of the doubt. – American Proverb

Ragged colts make fine horses. – American Proverb

Rather than run into debt, wear your old coat. – American Proverb

Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man. – American Proverb

Real friendship is a slow grower. – American Proverb

Real happiness is found not in doing the things you like to do, but in liking the things you have to do. – American Proverb

Reality never surpasses imagination. – American Proverb

Reason succeeds where force fails. – American Proverb

Religion is the best armor in the world, but the worst cloak. – American Proverb

Republicans will do anything for the poor except get off their backs. – American Proverb

Reputation is what you are in the light; character is what you are in the dark. – American Proverb

Rise early, live soberly, and apply yourself with industry. – American Proverb

Romance/ without finance/ don’t stand a chance. – American Proverb

Roots of evil bear bitter fruits. – American Proverb

Saying and doing are two different things. – American Proverb

Scandal will rub out like dirt when it is dry. – American Proverb

Scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours. – American Proverb

See the weakest fruit drops earliest to the ground. – American Proverb

Seek not to be consoled but to console. – American Proverb

Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction. – American Proverb

Self-help is the best help. – American Proverb

Send a fool to the market, and a fool he’ll return. – American Proverb

Set a frog on a golden stool, away it hops to reach the pool. – American Proverb

She who is a beauty is half married. – American Proverb

Sheep-killing dogs are vicious. – American Proverb

Show me, and I may not remember. – American Proverb

Silence is golden, speech is silver. – American Proverb

Silence is the best answer to the stupid. – American Proverb

Silks and satins, scarlet and velvet, put out the kitchen fire. – American Proverb

Sin concealed needs two forgivings. – American Proverb

Six feet of earth makes all men equal. – American Proverb

Slander not the dead. – American Proverb

Slow help is no help. – American Proverb

Small evils hatch quick. – American Proverb

Smith and Wesson or a Colt always beat four aces. – American Proverb

Solid learning makes a man fit company for himself. – American Proverb

Some are born to honor, and some have honor thrust upon them. – American Proverb

Some families are like potatoes — all that’s good of them is underground. – American Proverb

Some folks speak from experience; others, from experience, don’t speak. – American Proverb

Some will, some don’t, so what! – American Proverb

Some will, some don’t, so what. – American Proverb

Sometimes the remedy is worse than the disease. – American Proverb

Sooner or later perseverance achieves. – American Proverb

Spare at the brim, not at the bottom. – American Proverb

Speak fair, think what you will. – American Proverb

Speak kind words and you will hear kind answers. – American Proverb

Speak when you are spoken to. – American Proverb

Speed will get you nowhere if you are headed in the wrong direction. – American Proverb

Stand up, cent, let the dollar sit down. – American Proverb

Step on a crack break your mother’s back. – American Proverb

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. – American Proverb

Still achieving, still pursuing. – American Proverb

Stopping at third base adds no more to the score than striking out. – American Proverb

Strike while your employer has a big contract. – American Proverb

Strive for the summit. – Hawaiian Proverb

Strive though you fail. – American Proverb

Study the past if you would divine the future. – American Proverb

Success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan. – American Proverb

Success is a ladder that cannot be climbed with your hands in your pockets. – American Proverb

Success never needs an excuse. – American Proverb

Success ruins a fool. – American Proverb

Suspicion may be no fault, but showing it may be a great one. – American Proverb

Sweep around your own doorstep first. – American Proverb

Sweep before your own door before you sweep before others. – American Proverb

Sweep the dirt from in front of your own door, and don’t worry about your neighbour’s. – American Proverb

Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy. – American Proverb

Take a friend for what he does, a wife for what she has, and goods for what they are worth. – American Proverb

Take all you want, but eat all you take. – American Proverb

Take care of the dimes and the dollars will take care of themselves. – American Proverb

Take care of your pennies and your dollars will take care of your widow’s next husband. – American Proverb

Take each day as it comes. – American Proverb

Take opportunity by the forelock. – American Proverb

Take the bitter with the sweet. – American Proverb

Take two and hit to right. – American Proverb

Talk is cheap but it takes money to buy whiskey. – American Proverb

Temper your enthusiasm with judgement. – American Proverb

Thanks is poor pay on which to keep a family. – American Proverb

That which comes from the heart is always sincere. – American Proverb

The aim is useless without the way. – American Proverb

The anvil fears no blows. – American Proverb

The ardor of parental affection consumes the heart with its fire. – American Proverb

The artist never dies. – American Proverb

The ass knows in whose face he brays. – American Proverb

The baby who always gets carried will never learn to walk. – American Proverb

The bad gardener quarrels with his rake. – American Proverb

The bad workman blames his tools. – American Proverb

The best advice I know in life is don’t give too much. – American Proverb

The best chaperon a girl can have is to be in love with another fellow. – American Proverb

The best fishing is in the deepest waters. – American Proverb

The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray. – American Proverb

The best part of a book is not the thought it contains but the thought it suggests. – American Proverb

The best way to get someone to stop digging his heels in is to dig out the sand around him. – American Proverb

The best way to get something done is to do it yourself. – American Proverb

The best way to have a friend is to be a friend. – American Proverb

The best way to keep friends is not to give them away. – American Proverb

The best way to kill time is to work it to death. – American Proverb

The better the day, the better the deed. – American Proverb

The bigger the tree, the harder she falls. – American Proverb

The biggest rascal you’ll probably ever need to deal with watches you shavin’ his face in the mirror every mornin’. – Cowboy Proverb

The blacker the berry the sweeter the juice. – American Proverbs

The busy man has few idle visitors: to the boiling pot the flies come not. – American Proverb

The cat may look at the queen. – American Proverb

The cemeteries are filled with people who thought the world couldn’t get along without them. – American Proverb

The chickens have come home to roost. – American Proverb

The child is the father of the man. – American Proverb

The church bell sometimes does better work than the sermon. – American Proverb

The cow has forgotten she was once a calf. – American Proverb

The cuckold is the last that knows of it. – American Proverb

The customer’s always right. – American Proverb

The daughter of a spry old woman makes a poor housekeeper. – American Proverb

The dead are soon forgotten. – American Proverb

The deities of one age are the bywords of the next. – American Proverb

The devil always tends to his own business. – American Proverb

The devil can quote Scripture to his own advantage. – American Proverb

The devil is always at the elbow of an idle man. – American Proverb

The devil never misses the bus. – American Proverb

The devil protects his own. – American Proverb

The devil takes care of his own. – American Proverb

The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work. – American Proverb

The difference between adults and children is that adults don’t ask questions. – American Proverb

The disgrace of the city is the fault of the citizens. – American Proverb

The distant fields look greener. – American Proverb

The dog doesn’t get bread every time he wags his tail. – American Proverb

The dog has returned to his vomit again, and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire. – American Proverb

The dog that minds not your whistle is good for nothing. – American Proverb

The doghouse is no place to keep a sausage. – American Proverb

The downward road is easy. – American Proverb

The early bird catches the worm. – American Proverb

The early bird gets the worm. – American Proverb

The early bird may catch the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. – American Proverb

The easiest way to get a divorce is to be married. – American Proverb

The end crowns all. – American Proverb

The end of the thief is the gallows. – American Proverb

The face is a mask; look behind it. – American Proverb

The face is the index of the mind, but appearances are deceitful. – American Proverb

The farmer feeds them all. – American Proverb

The fates lead the willing man; an unwilling man they drag. – American Proverb

The fire you kindle for your enemy often burns yourself more than him. – American Proverb

The first attempt is the most difficult. – American Proverb

The first hundred years are the hardest. – American Proverb

The fool wanders; the wise man travels. – American Proverb

The forest is the poor man’s overcoat. – American Proverb

The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives. – American Proverb

The frost will bring the pig home. – American Proverb

The fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree. – American Proverb

The future belongs to those who prepare for it. – American Proverb

The garment of peace never fades. – American Proverb

The generous can forget that they have given, but the grateful can never forget that they have received. – American Proverb

The giver makes the gift precious. – American Proverb

The golden rule of life is, make a beginning. 

The good lawyer knows the law, the clever one knows the judge. – American Proverb

The great man is he who does not lose his child’s heart. – American Proverb

The greatest art is the art of life. – American Proverb

The ground of liberty must be gained by inches. – American Proverb

The happiest place in the world to live is within one’s income. – American Proverb

The heart has arguments with which the understanding is unacquainted. – American Proverb

The heart has eyes that the brain knows nothing of. – American Proverb

The higher they fly, the harder they fall. – American Proverb

The higher you climb, the harder you may fall. – American Proverb

The intelligence of the average individual reaches its lowest ebb when he enters a railroad station. – American Proverb

The king’s cheese goes half away in parings. – American Proverb

The lazy ox drinks dirty water. – American Proverb

The length of a conversation don’t tell nothin’ ‘bout the size of the intellect. – Cowboy Proverb

The less we know, the more we suspect. – American Proverb

The longest day will come to an end. – American Proverb

The longest mile is the last mile home. – American Proverb

The loudest bell does not always have the sweetest tone. – American Proverb

The love of evil is the root of all money. – American Proverb

The man that blushes is not quite a brute. – American Proverb

The man who flatters you is a liar: the greater the flattery, the bigger the liar. – American Proverb

The man who loves to argue is left without friends. – American Proverb

The man who minds his own business generally has a good one. – American Proverb

The more acquaintances, the more danger. – American Proverb

The more arguments you win, the less friends you will have. – American Proverb

The more responsibilities a man assumes, the more likely he is to meet them. – American Proverb

The more sins you confess, the more books you will sell. – American Proverb

The more you eat, the more you want. – American Proverb

The more you stir dirt, the worse it stinks. – American Proverb

The most dangerous food is a wedding cake. – American Proverb

The most destructive criticism is indifference. – American Proverb

The mountains are never so far apart but the animals find one another. – American Proverb

The mouth of fools pours out foolishness. – American Proverb

The obvious choice is usually a quick regret. – American Proverb

The older the fool, the harder he falls. – American Proverb

The only difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is the way you use them. – American Proverb

The only sure thing about luck is that it’s sure to change. – American Proverb

The only thing a heated argument ever produced is coolness. – American Proverb

The only thing we learn from new elections is we learned nothing from the old. – American Proverb

The opera isn’t over till the fat lady sings. – American Proverb

The opportunity of a lifetime is seldom so labeled. – American Proverb

The outward forms the inward man reveal – we guess the pulp before we cut the peel. – American Proverb

The passions are like fire and water: good servants but bad masters. – American Proverb

The Pilgrim Fathers landed on the shores of America and fell on their knees; then they fell upon the aborigines. – American Proverb

The quickest way to double yur money is to fold it over and put back it in yur pocket. – Cowboy Proverb

The rain follows after the forest. – American Proverb

The real owners of the land are not yet born. – American Proverb

The reason some people are stingy is also the reason they are rich. – American Proverb

The receiver is as bad as the thief. – American Proverb

The rich get richer, and the poor get babies. – American Proverb

The river is my brother for it carries my canoe. – American Proverb

The road to ruin is kept in good repair, and the travellers pay the expense. – American Proverb

The road to the head lies through the heart. – American Proverb

The saddest dog sometimes wags its tail. – American Proverb

The secret of life is not to do what you like, but to like what you do. – American Proverb

The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. – American Proverb

The shortest follies are the best. – American Proverb

The show must go on. – American Proverb

The simplest things are the most startling. – American Proverb

The sleeping fox catches no chickens. – American Proverb

The small courtesies sweeten life; the greater, ennoble it. – American Proverb

The sound of a church bell at times has more effect than a sermon. – American Proverb

The tail can’t shake the dog. – American Proverb

The tiger crouches before he leaps upon his prey. – American Proverb

The tougher the fight, the sweeter the triumph. – American Proverb

The truth is better than a lie. – American Proverb

The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. – Legal Proverb

The unknown is always great. – American Proverb

The very time I thought I was lost, my dungeon shook and my chains fell off. – American Proverb

The way to avoid great faults is to b aware of little ones. – American Proverb

The weaker the argument, the stronger the words. – American Proverb

The weed of arrogance grows on a dunghill. – American Proverb

The wicked work harder to preach hell than the righteous do to get to heaven. – American Proverb

The wise and the fool have their fellows. – American Proverb

The wise man keeps his own counsel. – American Proverb

The wish is the father of the deed. – American Proverb

The world is a ladder for some to go up and others down. – American Proverb

The worm turns. – American Proverb

The young may die; the old must die. – American Proverb

There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch. – American Proverb

There are always more fish in the pond. – American Proverb

There are many echoes in the world, but few voices. – American Proverb

There are many kinds of fruit that grow on the tree of life, but none so sweet as friendship. – American Proverb

There are many who prefer to despise and belittle that which is beyond their reach. – American Proverb

There are many witty men whose brains can’t fill their bellies. – American Proverb

There are more ways than one to kill a cat. – American Proverb

There are more ways to kill a dog than by choking him on peanut butter. – American Proverb

There are not so many who must feign madness to survive. – American Proverb

There are other fish in the sea. – American Proverb

There are three faithful friends: an old wife, an old dog, and ready money. – American Proverb

There are three kinds of people; those that make things happen, those that watch things happen and those who don’t know what’s happening. – American Proverb

There are three things that can destroy a preacher, the glory, the gold, and the girls. – American Proverb

There are two sides to every story—and then there’s the truth. – American Proverb

There be treasure in them thar hills. – Pirate Proverb

There is a remedy for everything, could we but hit upon it. – American Proverb

There is a time to fish and a time to dry nets. – American Proverb

There is delight in danger and danger in delight. – American Proverb

There is many a slip ‘twixt cup and lip. – American Proverb

There is more to honesty than meets the eye. – American Proverb

There is no accounting about tastes. – American Proverb

There is no disgrace in honest labour. – American Proverb

There is no education like adversity. – American Proverb

There is no lie spun so fine, through which the truth won’t shine. – American Proverb

There is no little enemy. – American Proverb

There is nothing better than a good woman and nothing worse than a bad one. – American Proverb

There is only one blasphemy, and that is injustice. – American Proverb

There isn’t a aascAt or a thief that doesn’t have his devotion. – American Proverb

There must be a first time for everything. – American Proverb

There’s no use asking the cow to pour you a glass of milk. – American Proverb

There’s two theories to arguin’ with a woman—and neither one works. – Cowboy Proverb

There’s a fool born every minute. – American Proverb

There’s a pot gold at the end of the rainbow. – American Proverb

There’s always a bad egg in every crowd. – American Proverb

There’s more than one way to beat the devil around the bush. – American Proverb

There’s no advice like father’s — even if you don’t take it. – American Proverb

There’s no fun in physics, but a good deal of physics in fun. – American Proverb

There’s no place like home. – American Proverb

There’s no such thing as a horse that can’t be rode or a cowboy that can’t be throwed. – American Proverb

There’s no use asking the cow to pour you a glass of milk. – American Proverb

There’s no use in closing the barn door after the horse is stolen. – American Proverb

There’s no use to pray after the devil has you. – American Proverb

They die well that live well. – American Proverb

They who drink beer think beer. – American Proverb

They who play with edged tools must expect to be cut. – American Proverb

Thieves hunt in couples, but a liar has no accomplice. – American Proverb

Think twice before you speak to a friend in need. – American Proverb

Those above are going down, those below are going up. – American Proverb

Those that never had a cushion never need one. – American Proverb

Those who betray their friends must not expect others to keep faith with them. – American Proverb

Those who sleep with dogs gets up with fleas. – American Proverb

Those who take the profits should also bear the expense. – American Proverb

Those who think they can’t are generally right. – American Proverb

Those who try to deceive may expect to be paid in their own coin. – American Proverb

Though the fox wear silk, he is still a fox. – American Proverb

Threatened folks may live the longest: they take numerous precautions. – American Proverb

Three — friends: an old wife, an old dog, and ready money. – American Proverb

Three faithful friends: an old wife, an old dog, and ready money. – American Proverb

Thrift is to a man what chastity is to a woman. – American Proverb

Through wisdom is a house built, and by understanding it is established. – American Proverb

Tigers and deer do not stroll together. – American Proverb

Time and tide wait for no man. – American Proverb

Time heals all wounds. – American Proverb

Time saved at the cost of an accident is no saving. – American Proverb

Timin’ has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance. – Cowboy Proverb

’tis the taste that tells the tale. – American Proverb

To be a public man is slavery. – American Proverb

To be proud of knowledge is to be blind with light. – American Proverb

To be successful in love, one must know how to begin and when to stop. – American Proverb

To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved. – American Proverb

To become a father is easy, but to be a father is difficult. – American Proverb

To carry care to bed is to sleep with a pack on your back. – American Proverb

To command one must learn to obey. – American Proverb

To do nothing is the way to be nothing. – American Proverb

To err is human; to dine, divine. – American Proverb

To err is human; to keep it up is folly. – American Proverb

To favor the ill is to injure the good. – American Proverb

To forget is impossible. – American Proverb

To forgive a duke his tyranny alters not the total situation. – American Proverb

To have a friend, close one eye; to keep him, close both. – American Proverb

To know all is to forgive all. – American Proverb

To laugh at a man with sense is the privilege of fools. – American Proverb

To one who understands, few words are needed. – American Proverb

To plough a straight furrow, never look back. – American Proverb

To see beauty you must have beauty in your soul. – American Proverb

To spoil a child is to maim it a bit. – American Proverb

Today is the first day of the rest of your life. – American Proverb

Tongue double brings trouble. – American Proverb

Too far east is west. – American Proverb

Too many cooks spoil the brew. – American Proverb

Too many fingers spoil the pie. – American Proverb

Too much attention to the pigskin doesn’t help the sheepskin. – American Proverb

Too much courtesy, too much craft. – American Proverb

Too much force breeds suspicion. – American Proverb

Too much prosperity makes most men fools. – American Proverb

True bravery is without witness. – American Proverb

True friends are like diamonds, precious and rare; false ones like autumn leaves, found everywhere. – American Proverb

True friends never polish each other. – American Proverb

True generosity is the ability to accept ingratitude. – American Proverb

True worth is in being, not seeming. – American Proverb

Trust in god but lock your car. – American Proverb

Truth may be blamed but never shamed. – American Proverb

Try the ice before you venture on it. – American Proverb

Try your friend before you trust him. – American Proverb

Turnabout is fair play. – American Proverb

Twin fools: one doubts nothing, the other everything. 

Two clocks don’t run alike; two men don’t think alike. 

Two dogs over one bone seldom agree. 

Two eyes can see better than one. 

Two wrongs don’t make a right.

Two’s company, three’s a crowd. – American Proverb

Unasked-for advice smells bad. 

Unite to move forward. 

Use it up, make do, or do without. 

Use your wit as a shield, not as a dagger. – American Proverb

Variety is the spice of life. – American Proverb

Walk on your own feet. – American Proverb

Warm weather in June sets the corn in tune. – American Proverb

Watch out for wooden nickels. – American Proverb

We ain’t what we want to be; we ain’t what we gonna be; but thank God, we ain’t what we was. – American Proverb

We all fade as the leaf. – American Proverb

We all live downwind. – American Proverb

We always return to our first loves. – American Proverb

We are as big as the thing which bothers us. – American Proverb

We can be deceived by fair appearance. – American Proverb

We do not inherit the land from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children. – American Proverb

We easily disbelieve those things which we desire not. – American Proverb

We hate those who will not take our advice and despise those who do. – American Proverb

We judge others by their acts, but ourselves by our intentions. – American Proverb

We may give advice, but we cannot give conduct. – American Proverb

We must all eat a peck of dirt before we die. – American Proverb

We must take the bitter with the better. – American Proverb

We see least with borrowed eyes. – American Proverb

We seldom fear what we can laugh at. – American Proverb

We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it. – American Proverb

Weak men wait for opportunities, strong men make them. – American Proverb

Wealth consists not of having great possessions but of having few wants. – American Proverb

Welcome is the best dish on the table. – American Proverb

What a fool does in the end, the wise man does in the beginning. – American Proverb

What a man can be is born with him; what he becomes is a result of his environment. – American Proverb

What a story these old walls could tell. – American Proverb

What goes around comes around. – American Proverb

What is an expert? Someone who is twenty miles from home. – American Proverb

What isn’t your duty isn’t your business. – American Proverb

What one fool can do, another can. – American Proverb

What the eye can’t see, the heart won’t crave. – American Proverb

What the people believe is true. – American Proverb

Whatever nature does least, man does most. – American Proverb

What’s the good of a fair apple if it has a worm in its heart? – American Proverb

When a badman dies, he either goes to hell or to the Pecos. – American Proverb

When a dog bites a man, that is not news; but when a man bites a dog, that is news. – American Proverb

When a father praises his son, he flatters himself. – American Proverb

When a girl whistles, the angels cry. – American Proverb

When a man is down, everyone runs over him. – American Proverb

When a man say him do not mind, then him mind. – American Proverb

When death knocks at your door, you must answer. – American Proverb

When fools make mistakes, they lay the blame on providence. – American Proverb

When fortune knocks, open the door. – American Proverb

When in charge, ponder. When in trouble, delegate. When in doubt, mumble. – American Proverb

When in doubt, don’t. – American Proverb

When in doubt, find out. – American Proverb

When in doubt, win the trick. – American Proverb

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. – American Proverb

When one door shuts, another opens. – American Proverb

When pleasure interferes with business, give up business. – American Proverb

When the ale is in, wit is out. – American Proverb

When the apple gets ripe, it’s likely to fall. – American Proverb

When the bait’s worth more than the fish, it’s time to stop fishing. – American Proverb

When the candles are all out, all women are fair. – American Proverb

When the dead man sings it may last a very long time. – American Proverb

When the eagle is dead, the crows pick out his eyes. – American Proverb

When the fox preaches, beware of your geese. – American Proverb

When the fruit fails, welcome haws. – American Proverb

When the glow worm lights her lamp, the air is always very damp. – American Proverb

When the law is against you, argue the facts. When the facts are against you, argue the law. When both are against you, change the subject. – Legal Proverb

When the water’s high, the boat’s high. – American Proverb

When the white man wins, it is a battle. – American Proverb

When you argue with a fool, make sure he is not doing the same. – American Proverb

When you buy friends with anything other than friendship, they do not stay bought long. – American Proverb

When you go to dance, take heed whom you take by the hand. – American Proverb

When you persuade, speak of interest, not of reason. – American Proverb

When you see gossamer flying, be sure the air is drying. – American Proverb

When you see the gossaner flying, be sure the air is drying. – American Proverb

When you throw dirt, you lose ground. – American Proverb

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live you life in a manner so that when you die the world cries and you rejoice. – American Proverb

When you’re trying’ somethin’ new, the fewer people that know about it, the better. – Cowboy Proverb

When your neighbour’s house is on fire, beware of your own. – American Proverb

Where law ends, tyranny begins. – American Proverb

Where the carcass is, there the ravens will collect together. – American Proverb

Where the carrion is, there the eagles gather. – American Proverb

Where the woman wears the breeches, she has a good right to them. – American Proverb

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. – American Proverb

Where there’s smoke, there’s toast. – American Proverb

Where’s the loot?– Pirate Proverb

Who avoids temptation avoids sin. – American Proverb

Who busies himself where no profit is found remains a fool the whole year round. – American Proverb

Who has drunk will drink. – American Proverb

Who is great in faith won’t be small in failure. – American Proverb

Who never doubted never half believed. – American Proverb

Who pleasure gives shall joy receive. – American Proverb

Who rewards evil for good, evil shall not depart his house. – American Proverb

Whoever gossips to you will gossip of you. – American Proverb

Whom chance often passes by, it finds at last. – American Proverb

Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free? – American Proverb

Wide experience makes for deep tolerance. – American Proverb

Wisdom doesn’t always speak in Greek and Latin. – American Proverb

Wise men learn from other men’s mistakes; fools insist on learning from their own. – American Proverb

Wishes won’t wash dishes. – American Proverb

With age comes wisdom. – American Proverb

With the old year leave your faults, however dear. – American Proverb

Without justice, courage is weak. – American Proverb

Women are like books: too much gilding makes men suspicious that the binding is the most important part. – American Proverb

Words and deeds are not weighed in the same balance. – American Proverb

Work well done makes pleasure more fun. – American Proverb

Worms don’t like the robin’s song. – American Proverb

Would you persuade, speak of interest, not of reason. – American Proverb

Wrinkled purses make wrinkled faces. – American Proverb

Years know more than books. – American Proverb

You are judged not by what you have but by what you do with what you have. – American Proverb

You are never too young to die. – American Proverb

You can always tell a drunkard by his actions. – American Proverb

You can bear with your own faults, and why not a fault in your wife? – American Proverb

You can build a house but you must make a home. – American Proverb

You can drive sixty miles a minute, but there is no future in it. – American Proverb

You can fool an old horse once but you can’t fool him twice. – American Proverb

You can get far with a lie, but not come back. – American Proverb

You can go home when you can go nowhere else. – American Proverb

You can hardly keep from getting soiled if you fight with a skunk. – American Proverb

You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink. – American Proverb

You can never tell what’s in a package by its cover. – American Proverb

You can run into debt, but you have to crawl out. – American Proverb

You can shear a sheep many times but you can skin him only once. – American Proverb

You can shut the door on a thief, but you can do nothing about a liar. – American Proverb

You cannot drive a windmill with a pair of bellows. – American Proverb

You cannot have all chiefs; you gotta have Indians too. – American Proverb

You cannot squeeze blood out of a stone. – American Proverb

You cannot unscramble eggs. – American Proverb

You can’t be a howling success by simply howling. – American Proverb

You can’t blame a dentist for looking down at the mouth. – American Proverb

You can’t catch fish on a dry line. – American Proverb

You can’t fit a round peg in a square hole. – American Proverb

You can’t fly with one wing. – American Proverb

You can’t get there from here. – American Proverb

You can’t hold another fellow down in the ditch unless you stay down there with him. – American Proverb

You can’t jest an enemy into a friend, but you can jest a friend into an enemy. – American Proverb

You can’t keep the birds from flying over your head, but you can keep them from building a nest in your hair. – American Proverb

You can’t kid your conscience. – American Proverb

You can’t lose what you haven’t got. – American Proverb

You can’t see the sun when you’re crying. – American Proverb

You can’t steal second base with your foot on first. – American Proverb

You can’t take a second drink unless you have taken a first. – American Proverb

You can’t tell a book by its cover. – American Proverb

You can’t tell the depth of the well by the length of the handle on the pump. – American Proverb

You can’t trust your best friend. – American Proverb

You can’t unscramble an egg. – American Proverb

You can’t unscramble eggs. – American Proverb

You can’t unscramble scrambled eggs. – American Proverb

You don’t get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate. – American Proverb

You don’t need decorated words to make yer meanin’ clear. Say it plain, and save some breath for breathin’. – Cowboy Proverb

You don’t put robbers to work in a bank. – American Proverb

You have to be smarter than the dog to teach him tricks. – American Proverb

You have to crawl before you can walk. – American Proverb

You have to kiss a lot of toads before you find a handsome prince. – American Proverb

You made your bed, now lie in it. – American Proverb

You make a mountain of a mole-hill. – American Proverb

You may choose your friends; your family is thrust upon you. – American Proverb

You might as well die with the chills as with the fever. – American Proverb

You must cut your coat according to your cloth. – American Proverb

You must not enthrone ignorance just because there is much of it. – American Proverb

You must pay the fiddler if you want to dance. – American Proverb

You need more than dancing shoes to be a dancer. – American Proverb

You need not grease a fat sow. – American Proverb

You will always be lucky if you know how to make friends with strange cats. – American Proverb

You will never find a cat on a cold hearth. – American Proverb

You’ll hear a lot of things before your ears drop off. – American Proverb

Young courage and old caution are a strong pair. – American Proverb

Your best friend is yourself. – American Proverb

Your failures could be stepping-stones to success. – American Proverb

Your first accident may be your last. – American Proverb

Your ignorance is your worst enemy. – American Proverb

Your own faults look as big to the other fellow as his do to you. – American Proverb

Your sins will find you out. – American Proverb

Your thoughts go no farther than your vocabulary. – American Proverb

Your whole destiny is involved in the attitude you take toward your sin. – American Proverb

You’re not supposed to keep religion, it’s supposed to keep you. – American Proverb

Youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret. – American Proverb

American Proverbs

Famous American Proverbs & Sayings

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

A bird is known by his note and a man by his talk.

A brother may not be a friend . . .

A carpenter is known by his chips.

A diamond on a dunghill is a precious diamond still.

A disease known is half cured.

A dog is a man’s best friend.

A drowning man grabs at a straw.

A flow will have an ebb.

A fool and his money are soon parted.

A fool talks with his ears stuffed up.

A friend in need is a friend indeed.

A friend who shares is a friend who cares.

A full ear of corn will bend its head; an empty ear will stand upright.

A gentle disposition is like an unruffled stream.

A good example is the best sermon.

A leopard cannot change its spots.

A light cinch is best.

A little bit of powder and a little bit of paint make a woman look like what she ain’t.

A little courtesy will go a long way.

A man can die just once.

A man is known by the company he keeps.

A man without a smiling face must not open a shop.

A miss is as good as a mile.

A neglected duty may return tomorrow with seven others on its back.*

A place for everything and everything in its place.

A sure sign of age is loneliness.

A vicious man cannot appreciate the graces of a virtuous wife. 

A wise man learns by the experiences of others; an ordinary man learns by his own experience; a fool learns by nobody’s experiences.

A wise man’s day is worth a fool’s life.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Abundance, like want, ruins many.

Action is the proper fruit of knowledge.

Actions speak louder than words.

Adversity will rid the spendthrift of her sycophants.

Advisers get away with it. They never have to pay the penalty *for their advice.

After the feast comes the reckoning.

All asses do not go on four feet.

All that glitters is not gold.

All that shines is not silver.

All the branches of a tree do not lean the same way.

Ambition is like hunting for whales – sometimes you lose them.*

An adult is only one who has ceased to grow vertically and started to grow horizontally.

An ant may work its heart out, but it can’t make money.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

An eel held by the tail is not yet caught.

An empty sack won’t stand alone.

An open gate lets stock out.

An ounce of discretion is worth a pound of wit.

Art is the right hand of nature.

At the end of the work, you may judge the workman.

Bad news travels fast.

Barking dogs seldom bite.

Be certain and on the level.

Be gay today, for tomorrow you may die.

Be just before you are generous.

Be nice to people on your way up because you’ll med them on your way down.

Beautiful peaches are not always the best flavoured.

Beauty and folly are old companions.

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

Beauty is no longer amiable than while virtue adorns it.

Before marriage open your eyes wide; afterwards close them tightly.

Beggars can’t be choosers.

Begin in time to finish without hurry.

Better a donkey that carries me than a horse that throws me.

Better a live coward than a dead hero

Better go around than fall into the ditch.

Better late than never.

Better safe than sorry.

Birds of a feather flock together.

Blood is thicker than water.

Boldness does not always succeed.

Bought friends are not friends indeed.

Boys will be boys.

By their fruits you shall know them.

Certainty is better than hope.

Charity begins at home but should not end there.

Charity begins at home.

Chaste is she whom no one has asked.

Cheerful company shortens the miles.

Children are often coming without being called.

Christmas comes but once a year.

Clean around your own back door before you clean around someone else’s.

Clean your own doorstep before you clean someone else’s.

Clothes do not make the man.

Coming events cast their shadows before.

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.

Crap or get off the pot.

Crowning a clown won’t make him a king.

Culture is one thing, and varnish is another.

Curiosity killed the cat.

Darkness is the owl’s desire.

Death and taxes may be hard to beat. 

Deep calls unto deep.

Delays can be dangerous.

Different strokes for different folks.

Dig the well before you are thirsty.

Dime is money, as the Dutchman says.

Distrust and caution are the parents of security.

Do as I say, not as I do.

Do not boast of a thing until it is done.

Do not trust flatterers.

Dogs delight to bark and bite for God has made them so.

Don’t ask a man for a favour before he has had his lunch.

Don’t bit the hand that feeds you.

Don’t bite off more than you can chew.

Don’t clean your fish before you catch it.

Don’t close the barn door after the horse runs away.

Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched.

Don’t cry over spilt milk.

Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face.

Don’t do to others what you would not have done to you.

Don’t hide your light under a bushel.

Don’t judge a book by its cover.

Don’t judge a man until you’ve walked in his boots.

Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.

Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill.

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today.

Don’t put the cart before the horse.

Don’t swing on my gate if you don’t like it.

Don’t throw caution to the wind.

Don’t throw dirt into the well that gives you water.

Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.

Don’t upset the apple cart.

Don’t use a lot where a little will do.

Don’t wish too hard: you might just get what you wished for.

Drive your business or it will drive you.

Dying is as natural as living soundly.

Dying men speak true.

Dynamite comes in small packages.

Eagles don’t catch flies.

Early childhood should be as happy and carefree as you can make it.

Easy come, easy go.

Easy does it.

Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die.

Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow your wife may come home.

Envy is left-handed praise.

Even an ass will not fall twice in the same quick sand.

Every doctor thinks his pills the best.

Every dog thinks her puppies are the cutest.

Every door may be shut but death’s door.

Every man has his hobby-horse.

Everything is not all peaches and cream.

Example can be better than precept.

Experience without learning is better than learning without experience.

Fact can be stranger than fiction.

Facts are better than theories.

Fair words butter no cabbage.

Falsehood is a polished exterior; but truth is a gemmed interior.

Familiarity breeds contempt.

Feed a cold, starve a fever.

Fences mean nothing to those who can fly.

Fidelity is a noble virtue, yet justice is nobler still.

Fire and flax agree not.

First build your house and then accommodate the furniture.

First deserve and then desire.

Fish or cut bait.

Flattery butters no parsnips.

Fools need advice most, but wise men only are the better for it.

For a tutor to give a pupil a longer lesson than he can receive, is much like a farmer giving a heavier load to an ass than he can take to market.

For age and want save while you may, no morning sun lasts a whole day.

For every evil under the sun there is a remedy or there is none.

For one to admire a woman merely for her beauty, is to love the building for its exterior; but to love one for the greatness of her soul, is to appreciate the tenement for its intrinsic value.

For want of a nail a kingdom was lost.

Foresight is better than hindsight.

Forewarned is forearmed.

Forewarned, forearmed.

From errors of others a wise man corrects his own.

From little acorns mighty oaks do grow.

Garbage in, garbage out.

Genius is one part inspiration and three parts perspiration.

Give credit where credit is due.

Give every man your ear but few your voice.

Give the devil his due.

Gold is where you find it.

Good Americans, when they die, go to Paris.

Good care prevents accidents. (Refers to care of your automobile).

Good fences make good neighbors.

Good listening does not mean sitting dumb.

Good things come in small packages.

Great buildings are not always the best furnished.

Haste makes waste.

He is my friend that helps me, and not he that pities me.

He that lives on hope has a slender diet.

He who hesitates is lost.

He who laughs last, laughs best.

He who never learns anything never forgets anything.

He who seeks equality should go to the cemetery.

He who stoops low, exposes himself.

Here today, gone tomorrow.

Hindsight is better than foresight.

Homely in the cradle, pretty at the table.

Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck.

If it’s wrong to eat the devil, it’s wrong to drink his broth.

If someone betrays you once, it is his fault. If he betrays you twice, it is your fault.

If the cap fits, wear it.

If the coat fits, put it on.

If you can’t beat them, join them.

If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

If you dance, you must pay the piper.

If you help the evil, you hurt the good.

If you would enjoy its fruit, pluck not the blossom.

If you would enjoy the fruit, pluck not the flower.

Ignorance is bliss.

Imitation is the highest form of flattery.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

In fair weather prepare for foul.

In unity there is strength.

It is an ill thing to be deceived, but worse to deceive.

It is better to be safe than sorry.

It is easy to fool the young wolf.

It is not the clothes that count, but the things the clothes cover.

It is not the mere sight of the medicine that cures the sick.

It is one thing to get educated and another thing to keep educated.

It is sometimes best to burn your bridges behind you.

It is the beautiful bird which gets caged.

It never rains but it pours.

It takes a thief to catch a thief.

It takes two to tango.

It’s déja vu all over again. [It’s “already seen” all over again.]

It’s dog’s delight to bark and bite, but little children never.

It’s not every question that deserves an answer.

It’s not the gale but the set of the sail that determines the way you go.

Judge a Dutchman by what he means, not by what he says.

Judge nothing by the appearance. The more beautiful the serpent, the more fatal its sting [can be].

Keep your chickens in your own backyard.

Keeping from falling is better than helping up.

Leave well enough alone.

Let every tub stand on its own bottom.

Let the buyer beware (Latin: Caveat emptor).

Let the cobbler stick to his last.

Let the sleeping dog lie.

Let’s face the facts and get at the root of trouble.

Lightning never strikes twice in the same place.

Lime and lime without manure makes the farmer rich and the son poor.

Little folks are fond of talking about what great folks do.

Little pitchers have big ears.

Live your own life, for you die your own death.

Lock the stable door before the steed is stolen.

Look before you leap.

Looks often deceive.

Love is blind.

Love makes the world go round.

Love of dress is sure the very curse.

Make hay while the sun shines.

Make love, not war.

Man does not live by bread alone.

Man loves the vine for its fruit.

Many drops of water make an ocean.

Measure twice before you cut once.

Might makes right.

Misery loves company.

Money does not grow on trees.

Most men get as good a wife as they deserve.

Necessity is the mother of invention.

Never assent merely to please.

Never believe the impossible.

Never say die.

Never swap horses crossing a stream.

Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you.

Never venture out of your depth till you can swim.

No garden without its weeds.

No man should think better or worse of himself merely on account of his birth; but rather let all think soberly.

No news is good news.

No pain, no gain.

None are deceived but they that confide.

Nothing hurts like the truth.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Of your neighbour’s faults see little, hear little, and speak less than you either see or hear.

Old habits die hard.

Old shoes wear best.

Once bitten, twice shy.

One drink can lead to one’s downfall.

One good turn deserves another.

One man’s gravy is another man’s poison.

One swallow does not a summer make.

One tree can make a million matches, and one match can destroy a million trees.

Only live fish swim up stream.

Opportunities, like eggs, come one at a time.

Paddle your own canoe.

Plough your furrows deep while sluggards sleep, and you shall have corn to sell and to keep.

Poets are born, not made.

Politics makes strange bedfellows.

Possession is nine-tenths of the game.

Possession is nine-tenths of the law.

Practice makes perfect.

Profit by the folly of others.

Promise little but do much.

Promises fill no sack.

Prosperity gathers smiles, while adversity scatters them.

Put first things first.

Put up or shut up.

Put your money where your mouth is.

Put your trust in God, and keep your powder dry.

Putting the cart before the horse.

Reason without revelation is as a ship without a rudder.

Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Saying and doing are two different things.

Scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours.

Silence is golden.

Six feet of earth makes all men equal.

Sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite.- Colonial American Proverb

Some folks speak from experience; others, from experience, don’t speak.

Sometimes the remedy is worse than the disease.

Speech is silver, silence is golden.

Speed will get you nowhere if you are headed in the wrong direction.

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.

Strike while the iron is hot.

Strike while your employer has a big contract.

Take the bitter with the sweet.

Talk is cheap.

Thanks is poor pay on which to keep a family.

The aim is useless without the way.

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

The ass knows in whose face he brays.

The baby who always gets carried will never learn to walk.

The bad gardener quarrels with his rake.

The bad workman blames his tools.

The best things in life are free.

The best way to kill time is to work it to death.

The better the day, the better the deed.

The bigger the tree, the harder she falls.

The bigger they are, the harder they fall.

The cemeteries are filled with people who thought the world couldn’t get along without them.

The chickens have come home to roost.

The child is the father of the man.

The devil can quote Scripture to his own advantage.

The devil protects his own.

The devil takes care of his own.

The diamond is among precious stones.

The dog that minds not your whistle is good for nothing.

The downward road is easy.

The early bird catches the worm.

The end of the thief is the gallows.

The face is the index of the mind, but appearances are deceitful.

The fire you kindle for your enemy often burns yourself more than him.

The first hundred years are the hardest.

The first step is always the hardest.

The frost will bring the pig home.

The fruit of small trees is easily stolen; so the charms of the comely poor are easily ravished.

The future belongs to those who prepare for it.

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

The great man is he who does not lose his child’s heart.

The greatest art is the art of life.

The heart has arguments with which the understanding is unacquainted.

The man that blushes is not quite a brute.

The man who minds his own business generally has a good one.

The mind is of inestimable value, and man should strive to cultivate it well.

The most destructive criticism is indifference.

The mountains are never so far apart but the animals find one another.

The pen is mightier than the sword.

The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

The saddest dog sometimes wags its tail.

The show must go on.

The smiles of women are of so irresistible a nature that warriors can be subdued.

The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.

The squeaking wheel gets the oil.

The tree cannot exist without its sap.

The warrior who unthinkingly wanders from his camp unarmed, can make but feeble resistance when overtaken by the enemy.

The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.

The wish is the father of the deed.

The worm turns.

There are always more fish in the pond.

There are many who prefer to despise and belittle that which is beyond their reach.

There are other fish in the sea.

There is a time to fish and a time to dry nets.

There is no honor among thieves.

There isn’t a rascal or a thief that doesn’t have his devotion.

There’s a fool born every minute.

There’s more than one way to skin a cat.

There’s no fool like an old fool.

There’s no place like home.

There’s no use to pray after the devil has you.

Time heals all wounds.

To a boiling pot flies come not.

To become a father is easy, but to be a father is difficult.

To laugh at a man with sense is the privilege of fools.

To plough a straight furrow, never look back.

To see beauty you must have beauty in your soul.

To seek for teetotallers at a gin shop is to expect donations from misers.

To travel across the Atlantic we make much preparation.

Too many chiefs, not enough Indians.

Too many cooks spoil the broth.

Too much force breeds suspicion.

True worth is in being, not seeming.

Twin fools: one doubts nothing, the other everything.

Two heads are better than one.

Two’s company, three’s a crowd.

Variety is the spice of life.

Walk on your own feet.

We all fade as the leaf.

We easily disbelieve those things which we desire not.

Wealth may add [some] splendour to life.

Welcome is the best dish on the table.

When a badman dies, he either goes to hell or to the Pecos.

When fools make mistakes, they lay the blame on providence.

When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

When the ale is in, wit is out.

When the candles are all out, all women are fair.

When the cat’s away, the mice play.

When the fox preaches, beware of your geese.

When the fruit fails, welcome haws.

When you go to dance, take heed whom you take by the hand.

When your neighbour’s house is on fire, beware of your own.

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.

You can never tell what’s in a package by its cover.

You can’t fit a round peg in a square hole.

You can’t have your cake and eat it too.

You can’t kid your conscience.

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

You can’t unscramble an egg.

You have to take the good with the bad.

You made your bed, now lie in it.

You reap what you sow.

You will always be lucky if you know how to make friends with strange cats. – Colonial American Proverb

Your first accident may be your last.

You’re never too old to learn.

A dog is a man’s best friend.

A dose of adversity is often as needful as a dose of medicine.

Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy.

Be inspired by these American Proverbs. We hope you find the wisdom of many in these words

Calm weather in June, sets the corn in tune.

Close, but no cigar.

Don’t cry over spilt milk.

Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face.

Don’t judge a book by its cover.

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

Don’t use a lot where a little will do.

Each day provides its own gifts.

Feed a cold, starve a fever.

From little acorns mighty oaks do grow.

Good weight and measure, are heaven’s treasure.

He that lives on hope will die fasting.

He that marries for money will earn it.

Here today, gone tomorrow.

Hope is a good breakfast, but a poor supper.

If you desire many things, many things will be seem but a few.

Ignorance is a form of environmental pollution.

Make love, not war.

Necessity never made a good bargain.

Never be content with your lot. Try for a lot more.

Once bitten, twice shy.

Opportunities, like eggs, come one at a time.

Practice what you preach.

Pride is said to be the last vice the good man gets clear of.

Take the bitter with the sweet.

The cemeteries are filled with people who thought the world couldn’t get along without them.

The forest is the poor man’s overcoat.

Time heals all wounds.

Variety is the spice of life.

Wishes won’t wash dishes.

You cannot unscramble eggs.

You have to kiss a lot of toads before you find a handsome prince.

American Proverbs

American Idioms and Meanings

An idiom: a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language

A hot potato
Speak of an issue (mostly current) which many people are talking about and which is usually disputed
A penny for your thoughts
A way of asking what someone is thinking
Actions speak louder than words
People’s intentions can be judged better by what they do than what they say.
Add insult to injury
To further a loss with mockery or indignity; to worsen an unfavorable situation.
At the drop of a hat
Meaning: without any hesitation; instantly.
Back to the drawing board
When an attempt fails and it’s time to start all over.
Ball is in your court
It is up to you to make the next decision or step
Barking up the wrong tree
Looking in the wrong place. Accusing the wrong person
Be glad to see the back of
Be happy when a person leaves.
Beat around the bush
Avoiding the main topic. Not speaking directly about the issue.
Best of both worlds
Meaning: All the advantages.
Best thing since sliced bread
A good invention or innovation. A good idea or plan.
Bite off more than you can chew
To take on a task that is way to big.
Blessing in disguise
Something good that isn’t recognized at first.
Burn the midnight oil
To work late into the night, alluding to the time before electric lighting.
Can’t judge a book by its cover
Cannot judge something primarily on appearance.
Caught between two stools
When someone finds it difficult to choose between two alternatives.
Costs an arm and a leg
This idiom is used when something is very expensive.
Cross that bridge when you come to it
Deal with a problem if and when it becomes necessary, not before.
Cry over spilt milk
When you complain about a loss from the past.
Curiosity killed the cat
Being Inquisitive can lead you into an unpleasant situation.
Cut corners
When something is done badly to save money.
Cut the mustard [possibly derived from “cut the muster”]
To succeed; to come up to expectations; adequate enough to compete or participate
Devil’s Advocate
To present a counter argument
Don’t count your chickens before the eggs have hatched
This idiom is used to express “Don’t make plans for something that might not happen”.
Don’t give up the day job
You are not very good at something. You could definitely not do it professionally.
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket
Do not put all your resources in one possibility.
Drastic times call for drastic measures
When you are extremely desperate you need to take drastic actions.
Elvis has left the building
The show has come to an end. It’s all over.
Every cloud has a silver lining
Be optimistic, even difficult times will lead to better days.
Far cry from
Very different from.
Feel a bit under the weather
Meaning: Feeling slightly ill.
Give the benefit of the doubt
Believe someone’s statement, without proof.
Hear it on the grapevine
This idiom means ‘to hear rumors’ about something or someone.
Hit the nail on the head
Do or say something exactly right
Hit the sack / sheets / hay
To go to bed.
In the heat of the moment
Overwhelmed by what is happening in the moment.
It takes two to tango
Actions or communications need more than one person
Jump on the bandwagon
Join a popular trend or activity.
Keep something at bay
Keep something away.
Kill two birds with one stone
This idiom means, to accomplish two different things at the same time.
Last straw
The final problem in a series of problems.
Let sleeping dogs lie
Meaning – do not disturb a situation as it is – since it would result in trouble or complications.
Let the cat out of the bag
To share information that was previously concealed
Make a long story short
Come to the point – leave out details
Method to my madness
An assertion that, despite one’s approach seeming random, there actually is structure to it.
Miss the boat
This idiom is used to say that someone missed his or her chance
Not a spark of decency
Meaning: No manners
Not playing with a full deck
Someone who lacks intelligence.
Off one’s rocker
Crazy, demented, out of one’s mind, in a confused or befuddled state of mind, senile.
On the ball
When someone understands the situation well.
Once in a blue moon
Meaning: Happens very rarely.
Picture paints a thousand words
A visual presentation is far more descriptive than words.
Piece of cake
A job, task or other activity that is easy or simple.
Put wool over other people’s eyes
This means to deceive someone into thinking well of them.
See eye to eye
This idiom is used to say that two (or more people) agree on something.
Sit on the fence
This is used when someone does not want to choose or make a decision.
Speak of the devil!
This expression is used when the person you have just been talking about arrives.
Steal someone’s thunder
To take the credit for something someone else did.
Take with a grain of salt
This means not to take what someone says too seriously.
Taste of your own medicine
Means that something happens to you, or is done to you, that you have done to someone else
To hear something straight from the horse’s mouth
To hear something from the authoritative source.
Whole nine yards
Everything. All of it.
Wouldn’t be caught dead
Would never like to do something
Your guess is as good as mine
To have no idea, do not know the answer to a question

American Proverbs

Common Proverbs and Meanings

  • Absence makes the heart grow fonder 
    • Meaning: Our love for the loved ones grows more with the distance.
  • A picture is worth a thousand words 
    • Meaning: Pictures convey emotions and messages better than written or spoken explanations.
  • Actions speak louder than words 
    • Meaning: What people do shows more about them than what they just say.
  • There’s no place like home 
    • Meaning: Your own home is the most comfortable place to be.
  • Good things come to those who wait 
    • Meaning: Be patient. Eventually something good will happen to you.
  • A penny saved is a penny earned 
    • Meaning: Save your money. Saving money is just like making money.
  • Necessity is the mother of invention 
    • Meaning: When you’re really in need, you think of creative solutions to your problems
  • Better late than never 
    • Meaning: It’s best to do something on time. But if you can’t do it on time, do it late.
  • You can’t judge a book by its cover 
    • Meaning: Things sometimes look different than they really are.
  • God helps those who help themselves 
    • Meaning: Don’t just wait for good things to happen to you. Work hard to achieve your goals.
  • Honesty is the best policy 
    • Meaning: Being truthful saves you from many problems. It is the best thing to do.
  • Blood is thicker than water 
    • Meaning: Family relationship is stronger than others.
  • Don’t put all your eggs in one basket 
    • Meaning: Have a backup plan. Don’t risk all of your money or time in one plan.
  • Birds of a feather flock together 
    • Meaning: People like to spend time with others who are similar to them.
  • Half a loaf is better than no bread 
    • Meaning: Be grateful for what you get rather than complaining for what you don’t have.
  • Beggars can’t be choosers 
    • Meaning: If you’re asking for a favor from someone else, you have to take whatever they give you.
  • You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours 
    • Meaning: If you help me, I’ll help you.
  • There’s no such thing as a free lunch 
    • Meaning: Things that are offered for free always have a hidden cost.
  • Don’t count your chickens before they hatch 
    • Meaning: Your plans might not work out, so don’t start thinking about what you’ll do after you succeed. Wait until you’ve already succeeded, and then you can think about what to do next.
  • If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself 
    • Meaning: Don’t trust other people to do important things for you. You have to do things yourself to control the quality of the results.
  • “Actions speak louder than words”
    • This proverb means that if you have something that you are going to do, you should do it instead of just talking about it. In the American business world, people seem to make decisions and take action more quickly than they do in other cultures. This proverb shows us that there is often an emphasis on making decisions quickly and acting based on intuition. 
  • “He who hesitates is lost”
    • This is another example of the value that we place on taking action instead of reflecting and thinking about the decision. This proverb suggests that if you take too much time to think about something, you might lose the opportunity to act.
  • “Nothing ventured, nothing gained”
    • If you don’t take a risk, there is no opportunity.  In the U.S. business world and in other areas, many people place a high value on risk taking. Many small businesses and new product ideas exist because of someone’s willingness to take a risk. Business owners know that there is risk involved in starting a business, but they also know that if they don’t take a risk, there is no opportunity to be successful. The value of risk taking is most likely rooted in U.S. history and the individualist mentality that is common in the U.S.
  • “If you want something done right, do it yourself”
    • Self-reliance and individualism are two very common cultural values in the United States. The idea of doing things by onself is encouraged, even for children. American parents praise their kids when they are able to do things like tying their shoes on their own.
  • “Where there’s a will, there’s a way”
    • This saying means that if you have the motivation to do something, you will find a way to do it.  This value of hard work is very common in the U.S. culture. In addition to this proverb, many stories, poems, songs, and movies present the same basic value. The movie Rudy, the story of an American kid who works hard to earn a spot on the University of Notre Dame football team, is a good example of a movie that displays this cultural value.
  • “Every cloud has a silver lining”
    • This means that even a bad situation offers something positive. The value of optimism is important to a lot of people in the United States. It is common to look for the positive aspect of any negative situation.

American Slang and Phrases

(To) ace (v.): To pass a test, exam, etc. really easily. “Robert aced his physics exam.”
A-Game: One’s best self, often in relation to a competition. I’ll bring my A-game
All-ears: When someone says “I’m all ears”, they are telling you that they are listening to you, that they are giving you
their undivided attention.
All-nighter (n.): A period of work or study that lasts all night. Most often used with the verb “pull” (To pull an all-nighter)
– We pulled an all-nighter in order to finish the project.”
Are you kidding me? Phrase often used rhetorically to express frustration or excitement.
Around-the-clock: 24/7, all day and night, non-stop
ASAP: stands for ‘as soon as possible’
B-Ball: often used to abbreviate basketball
Blow or Bomb: to fail or to be unsuccessful
Blue or Have the Blues: to feel depressed or sad
Bro: a friend, often used for a masculine friend
Buck: one dollar
By the skin of your teeth: just barely
Cash (n.): money
Cashback: An option available to retail consumers when, during a debit card transaction, the customer can request to
add an extra amount to the purchase price and receive the added amount in cash. Cash back using debit provides
customers a convenient method of withdrawing cash when purchasing goods and services without having to make a
separate trip to an ATM or bank.
Cheesy (adj.): Cheap, tacky. “A cheesy pick-up line”, “A cheesy song”, etc.
Chill: relax.
Come on: used to express frustration.
Cool (adj.): nice, great, impressive, popular, interesting “a cool dress”, “a cool guy”, “a cool bar”
Cop (n.): Police officer.
Couch Potato: a lazy person, one who sits on a couch and watches TV.
Cram: to study feverishly before an exam.
Crash: to go to sleep; or to show up without invitation Can I crash here tonight?”
Dead: Empty; quiet (said of bars, clubs, restaurants, etc.) “It’s really dead in here tonight” (It’s empty in here tonight/there are very few people here tonight).
Drive up the wall: to irritate; He is driving me up the wall.
Dutch or go Dutch: each person pays for his/her own meal.
FYI: acronym for your information
Get under one’s skin: bother
Give the cold shoulder: ignore
Hang out: to gather in a casual; and social manner.
Hip: cool, popular.
Hit the books: study.
Hit the road: to leave.
Hold your horses: Wait a minute!
Hyped (adj.): Really excited. “We’re all hyped about the concert next weekend.”
I feel you: I understand/empathize with you
In no time: Very soon. “Don’t worry – We’ll be there in no time.”
It is what it is: it’s a fact that cannot be changed.
Jacked: really strong/muscular, He’s jacked
Jonesing: to want something badly. I’m jonesing for a coffee
Lemon: a bad buy or purchase.
Lighten up (v.): To relax; to not take things too seriously. “You gotta learn to lighten up a bit!”
LOL: Text acronym for ‘laugh out loud’
My Bad: my fault or my mistake.
No problem: you’re welcome, not a big deal
OMG: Text acronym for ‘oh my god’. Used to express surprise or excitement.
On the hour: an idiom for at every hour exactly; one o’clock, two o’clock, and so on. An extension of this idiom is every
hour on the hour, meaning every time the clock’s big hand reaches twelve, The bus passes by the house every hour on
the hour.
Once in a blue moon: infrequently
Pass the buck: transfer responsibility to someone else.
Piece of cake: easy or effortless.
Put up a front: trying to act/appear tough
R.S.V.P.: Stands for a French phrase, repondez, s’il vous plait. A formal reply to an invitation, by phone or mail.
Recap: to state something again
Ride shotgun (v.): To ride in the front passenger seat of a car. “I wanna ride shotgun!”
Rip-off: overcharge.
Score: to get something you want.
Screw up (v.): To make a mistake, do something badly/wrong I really screwed up my audition.”
See ya: goodbye
Shoot the breeze: casual conversation.
Snagged/Nabbed: to take something without asking or slyly
Spill the beans: reveal a secret.
Take a rain-check: do at another time.
Take for granted: to assume.
That hit the spot: (When talking about food/drinks) that was really good; that’s just what I needed.
The bomb: if something ‘is the bomb’, it is awesome
Trash (v.): To destroy. “The band trashed the hotel room.”
Twenty four seven (24/7): Non-stop, around the clock. “That place is open 24/7. It never closes.”
What’s up: How are you?
Wicked: (In New England) used as adjective (meaning amazing) or a modifier (meaning: really).
Wrap up (v.): To finish; to bring something to a close. “OK, let’s wrap things up for today.”
You bet: of course or no problem.
You can say that again! Phrase meaning “I agree with you completely.”

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