English Proverbs

Proverbs are popularly defined as “short expressions of popular wisdom”. Efforts to improve on the popular definition have not led to a more precise definition. The wisdom is in the form of a general observation about the world or a bit of advice, sometimes more nearly an attitude toward a situation.

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

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“Well done” is better than “well said”.

A bad penny always turns up. – English Proverb

A bad settlement is better than a good lawsuit. – English Proverb

A bad workman blames his tools. – English Proverb

A barking dog never bites – English Proverb

A bean in liberty is better than a comfit in prison. – English Proverb

A beggar can never be bankrupt. – English Proverb

A bellyful is one of meat, drink, or sorrow. – English Proverb

A big tree attracts the woodsman’s ax. – English Proverb

A bird in the hand is worth two in a bush. – English Proverb

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. – English Proverb

A black hen lays a white egg. – English Proverb

A black plum is as sweet as a white. – English Proverb

A blind man will not thank you for a looking-glass. – English Proverb

A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword. – English Proverb

A bold attempt is half of success. – English Proverb

A book is a friend. – English Proverb

A bridle for the tongue is a necessary piece of furniture. – English Proverb

A broken leg is not healed by a silk stocking. – English Proverb

A broken watch is right two times a day. – English Proverb

A bully is always a coward. – English Proverb

A burnt child dreads the fire. – English Proverb

A candle lights others and consumes itself. – English Proverb

A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle. – English Proverb

A cast is not a catch. – English Proverb

A cat may look at a king. – English Proverb

A chain is no stronger than its weakest link. – English Proverb

A change is as good as a rest. – English Proverb

A cheerful wife is a joy of life. – English Proverb

A cheerful wife is the spice of life. – English Proverb

A child may have too much of his mother’s blessing. – English Proverb

A civil question deserves a civil answer. – English Proverb

A cobbler formed the shape of shoes on a wooden foot shaped last. If it lasted long he was happy. – English Proverb

A cobbler should stick to his last. – English Proverb

A cold April the barn will fill. – English Proverb

A coward dies a thousand times before his death. The valiant never taste of death but once. – English Proverb

A cracked bell can never sound well. – English Proverb

A creaking cart goes long on the wheels. – English Proverb

A creaking door hangs longest. – English Proverb

A crowd is not company. – English Proverb

A crown’s no cure for a headache. – English Proverb

A degenerate nobleman is like a turnip. There is nothing good of him but that which is underground. – English Proverb

A dimple in the chin, your living comes in; a dimple in the cheek, your living to seek. – English Proverb

A dog is a man’s best friend – English Proverb

A dog will not howl if you beat him with a bone. – English Proverb

A dog’s nose and a maid’s knee are always cold. – English Proverb

A drowning man will clutch at a straw – English Proverb

A drunken man is always dry. – English Proverb

A fair booty makes a fair thief. – English Proverb

A fair death honors the whole life. – English Proverb

A fair wife and a frontier castle breed quarrels. – English Proverb

A fault confessed is half redressed. – English Proverb

A fish always rots from the head down. – English Proverb

A fish follows the bait. – English Proverb

A flow will have an ebb. – English Proverb

A fool and his money are soon parted – English Proverb

A fool at forty is a fool indeed. – English Proverb

A fool can ask more questions in an hour than a wise man can answer in seven years. – English Proverb

A fool is ever laughing. – English Proverb

A fool may ask more questions in an hour than a wise man can answer in seven years. – English Proverb

A fool will laugh when he is drowning. – English Proverb

A fool’s head never whitens. – English Proverb

A fox smells its own lair first. – English Proverb

A fox smells its own stink first. – English Proverb

A friend cannot be known in prosperity nor an enemy be hidden in adversity. – English Proverb

A friend in need is a friend indeed. – English Proverb

A friend is best found in adversity. – English Proverb

A friend to all is a friend to none. – English Proverb

A full cup must be carried steadily. – English Proverb

A gentleman ought to travel abroad, but dwell at home. – English Proverb

A golden bit does not make the horse any better. – English Proverb

A golden key can open any door. – English Proverb

A good archer is not known by his arrows, but his aim. – English Proverb

A good beginning makes a good ending – English Proverb

A good candle-holder proves a good gamester. – English Proverb

A good conscience is a continual feast. – English Proverb

A good example is the best sermon. – English Proverb

A good friend never offends. – English Proverb

A good lawyer makes a bad neighbor. – English Proverb

A good man in an evil society seems the greatest villain of all. – English Proverb

A good man is hard to find – English Proverb

A good mind possesses a kingdom. – English Proverb

A good name is the best of all treasures. – English Proverb

A good payer will not object to leaving a deposit. – English Proverb

A good paymaster never wants workmen. – English Proverb

A good surgeon has an eagle’s eye, a lion’s heart, and a lady’s hand. – English Proverb

A goose quill is more dangerous than a lion’s claw. – English Proverb

A grain of prudence is worth a pound of craft. – English Proverb

A great book is a great evil. – English Proverb

A guilty conscience needs no accuser. – English Proverb

A half the truth is often a whole lie. – English Proverb

A half truth is a whole lie. – English Proverb

A heavy purse makes a light heart. – English Proverb

A hedge between keeps friends green. – English Proverb

A hen is heavy when carried far. – English Proverb

A hero is a man who is afraid to run away. – English Proverb

A horseǃ a horseǃ My kingdom for a horseǃ – William Shakespeare

A hound’s food is in its legs. – English Proverb

A house built by the wayside is either too high or too low. – English Proverb

A house divided against itself cannot stand – English Proverb

A house divided cannot stand. – English Proverb

A house is a fine house when good folks are within. – English Proverb

A house is not a home – English Proverb

A house well-furnished makes a woman wise. – English Proverb

A hungry man is an angry man. – English Proverb

A jack of all trades is master of none. – English Proverb

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step – English Proverb

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

A joyful evening may follow a sorrowful morning. – English Proverb

A king’s face should show grace. – English Proverb

A lawyer’s opinion is worth nothing unless paid for. – English Proverb

A lean agreement is better than a fat judgement. – English Proverb

A lean fee is a fit reward for a lazy clerk. – English Proverb

A leap year is never a good sheep year. – English Proverb

A leopard cannot change its spots – English Proverb

A lie can be halfway around the world before the truth gets its boots on. – English Proverb

A lie can go halfway around the world and back again while the truth is lacing up its boots. – English Proverb

A lie has no legs, but a scandal has wings. – English Proverb

A lie has no legs. – English Proverb

A lie has short legs. – English Proverb

A life of leisure, and a life of laziness, are two things. – English Proverb

A light burden’s heavy if far borne. – English Proverb

A little body often harbours a great soul. – English Proverb

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. – English Proverb

A little knowledge is dangerous. Drink deep, or taste not the puritan waters. – English Proverb

A little Learning is a dangerous thing. – English Proverb

A little of what you fancy does you good. – English Proverb

A little pot is easily hot. – English Proverb

A little wind kindles, much puts out the fire. – English Proverb

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

A lock is better than suspicion. – English Proverb

A maid who laughs is half taken. – English Proverb

A man among children will long be a child; a child among men will soon be a man. – English Proverb

A man can’t be hanged for his thoughts. – English Proverb

A man has a choice to begin love, but not to end it. – English Proverb

A man is as old as he feels himself to be. – English Proverb

A man is as old as he feels, a woman as old as she looks. – English Proverb

A man is as old as he feels, and a woman as old as she looks. – English Proverb

A man is known by his friends – English Proverb

A man is known by the company he keeps. – English Proverb

A man is known to be mortal by two things, sleep and lust. – English Proverb

A man may die old at thirty and young at eighty. – English Proverb

A man may say too much, even upon the best subjects. – English Proverb

A man may woo where he will, but he will wed where his luck lies. – English Proverb

A man of courage never wants weapons. – English Proverb

A man of great memory without learning – English Proverb

A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds. – English Proverb

A man that will fight will find a cudgel in every hedge. – English Proverb

A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools. – English Proverb

A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client. – English Proverb

A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for his client – English Proverb

A man without a wife is but half a man. – English Proverb

A man without reason is a beast in season. – English Proverb

A man without religion is a horse without a bridle. – English Proverb

A man’s best fortune or his worst is a wife. – English Proverb

A man’s first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart, his next to escape the censures of the world. – English Proverb

A man’s first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart, his next to escape the censures of the world.

A man’s home is his castle. – English Proverb

A man’s worst enemies are often those of his own house. – English Proverb

A merry heart goes all the way. – English Proverb

A merry heart makes a long life. – English Proverb

A merry host makes merry guests. – English Proverb

A miss by an inch is a miss by a mile. – English Proverb

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

A mother never thinks her baby is ugly. – English Proverb

A mother’s love never ages. – English Proverb

A new broom sweeps clean. – English Proverb

A new broome sweepeth cleane. – English Proverb

A night with Venus and a life with mercury. – English Proverb

A nod’s as good as a wink to a blind horse. – English Proverb

A parish demagogue. – English Proverb (P. B. Shelley)

A penny for your thoughts. – English Proverb

A penny saved is a penny earned – English Proverb

A penny saved is very grateful. – English Proverb

A penny-weight of love is worth a pound of law. – English Proverb

A person is known by the company he keeps. – English Proverb

A picture is worth a thousand words, and yet picture books are for infants. – English Proverb

A picture is worth a thousand words. – English Proverb

A picture paints a thousand words. – English Proverb

A pig never smells its own stink. – English Proverb

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

A poor beauty finds more lovers than husbands. – English Proverb

A poor man’s debt makes a great noise. – English Proverb

A poor workman always blames his tools. – English Proverb

A poor workman blames his tools. – English Proverb

A pot of milk is ruined by a drop of poison. – English Proverb

A pound of care will not pay an ounce of debt. – English Proverb

A problem shared is a problem halved. – English Proverb

A prophet is not recognized in his own land. – English Proverb

A proverb is a short, pithy saying that expresses a traditionally held truth or piece of advice, based on common sense or experience. – English Proverb

A proverb is the child of experience. – English Proverb

A puff of wind and popular praise weigh the same. – English Proverb

A quiet conscience sleeps in thunder. – English Proverb

A rag and a bone and a hank of hair. – English Proverb

A ragged colt may make a good horse. – English Proverb

A reconciled friend is a double enemy. – English Proverb

A rich man’s joke is always funny. – English Proverb

A rising tide lifts all boats. – English Proverb

A rolling stone gathers no moss. – English Proverb

A rotten apple injures its companions. – English Proverb

A shady lane breeds mud. – English Proverb

A sin confessed is half forgiven. – English Proverb

A small family is soon provided for. – English Proverb

A small leak will sink a great ship. – English Proverb

A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner. – English Proverb

A snow year, a rich year. – English Proverb

A soft answer turneth away wrath. – English Proverb

A son is a son till he gets him a wife, but a daughter’s a daughter the rest of your life. – English Proverb

A son is a son ’till he gets him a wife; a daughter’s a daughter all her life. – English Proverb

A sound mind in a sound body. – English Proverb

A staff is quickly found to beat a dog. – English Proverb

A still tongue makes a wise head. – English Proverb

A stitch in time saves nine. – English Proverb

A store is no sore. – English Proverb

A straight stick looks crooked in the water. – English Proverb

A stumble may prevent a fall. – English Proverb

A surgeon experiments on the heads of orphans. – English Proverb

A swarm in May is worth a load of hay; a swarm in June is worth a silver spoon; but a swarm in July is not worth a fly. – English Proverb

A thief believes everybody steals. – English Proverb

A thing of beauty is a joy for ever. – English Proverb

A thing of beauty is a joy forever. – English Proverb

A time and a place for everything. – English Proverb

A tongue of a fool carves a piece of his heart to all sit near him. – English Proverb

A trapped cat becomes a lion. – English Proverb

A trodden path bears no grass. – English Proverb

A trouble shared is a trouble halved. – English Proverb

A true friend does sometime venture to be offensive. – English Proverb

A vain belief, unprofitable. – English Proverb

A volunteer is worth twenty pressed men. – English Proverb

A watched kettle never boils. – English Proverb

A watched pot never boils. – English Proverb

A wise man changes his mind, but a fool never does. – English Proverb

A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke. – English Proverb

A woman’s place is in the home. – English Proverb

A woman’s work is never done. – English Proverb

A word spoken is past recalling. – English Proverb

A word to the wise is enough. – English Proverb

A worthy woman is the crown of her husband. – English Proverb

A young doctor makes a humpy churchyard. – English Proverb

A young man idle, an old man needy. – English Proverb

A young man married is a young man marred. – English Proverb

Absence is a shrew. – English Proverb

Absence is the mother of disillusion. – English Proverb

Absence makes the heart grow fonder. – English Proverb

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it. – English Proverb

Absence, and a friendly neighbor, washeth away love. – English Proverb

Absolute power corrupts absolutely. – English Proverb

Abundance maketh poor. – English Proverb

Accidents will happen (in the best-regulated families). – English Proverb

Accidents will happen in the best families. – English Proverb

Accusing the times is but excusing ourselves. – English Proverb

Action is the proper fruit of knowledge. – English Proverb

Actions speak louder than words. – English Proverb

Admiration is the daughter of ignorance. – English Proverb

Advantage is a better soldier than rashness. – English Proverb

Adventures are to the adventurous. – English Proverb

Adversity flatters no man. – English Proverb

Adversity is easier borne than prosperity forgot. – English Proverb

Adversity is the touchstone of virtue. – English Proverb

Adversity makes a man wise, not rich. – English Proverb

Adversity makes strange bedfellows. – English Proverb

Advice is least heeded when most needed. – English Proverb

Advice to all, security for none. – English Proverb

Advice when most needed is least heeded. – English Proverb

Advise none to marry or go to war. – English Proverb

Advisers run no risks. – English Proverb

After a storm comes a calm. – English Proverb

After a typhoon there are pears to gather up. – English Proverb

After dinner sit a while, after supper walk a mile. – English Proverb

Age and wedlock bring a man to his nightcap. – English Proverb

Age and wedlock tame man and beast. – English Proverb

Age of miracles is past. – English Proverb

Ain’t over till the fat lady sings. – English Proverb

Ale in, wit out. – English Proverb

All are not friends who speak one fair. – English Proverb

All are not merry that dance lightly. – English Proverb

All are not thieves that dogs bark at. – English Proverb

All ask if a man be rich, no one if he be good. – English Proverb

All be the same in a hundred years. – English Proverb

All cats are gray in the dark. – English Proverb

All cats love fish but hate to get their paws wet. – English Proverb

All clever men are birds of prey. – English Proverb

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

All covet, all lose. – English Proverb

All flowers are not in one garland. – English Proverb

All for one and one for all. – English Proverb

All frills and no knickers. – English Proverb

All good things come to an end. – English Proverb

All good things come to he who waits. – English Proverb

All good things must come to an end. – English Proverb

All happiness is in the mind. – English Proverb

All hat and no cattle. – English Proverb

All is fair in love and war. – English Proverb

All is fish that comes to the net. – English Proverb

All is grist that comes to the mill. – English Proverb

All is not lost that is in danger. – English Proverb

All is well that ends well. – English Proverb

All of you that intend to ring, you undertake a dangerous thing. – English Proverb

All publicity is good publicity. – English Proverb

All roads lead to Rome. – English Proverb

All temptations are found either in hope or fear. – English Proverb

All that glisters is not gold. – English Proverb

All the wealth I had ran in my veins; I was a gentleman. – English Proverb (William Shakespeare)

All the world loves a lover. – English Proverb

All things are soon prepared in a well ordered house. – English Proverb

All things change and we with them. – English Proverb

All things come to he who waits. – English Proverb

All things come to those who wait. – English Proverb

All things must pass. – English Proverb

All those men have their price. – Robert Walpole

All weapons of war cannot arm fear. – English Proverb

All work and no play make Jack a dull body. – English Proverb

All work and no play makes Jack filthy rich. – English Proverb

All you need is love. – English Proverb

All’s fair in love and war. – English Proverb

All’s for the best in the best of all possible worlds. – English Proverb

All’s well that ends well. – English Proverb

Alms never make poor. – English Proverb

Almsgiving never impoverished, stealing never enriched, and prosperity never made wise. – English Proverb

Although shrimps may dance around, they do not leave the river. – English Proverb

Always more fish in the sea. – English Proverb

Always sample a maidens charms before the wedding. – English Proverb

Always to court and never to wed is the happiest life that ever was led. – English Proverb

Ambition makes people diligent. – English Proverb

America is God’s melting-pot. – English Proverb

An abundance of money ruins youth. – English Proverb

An apple a day keeps the doctor away – English Proverb

An apple a day keeps the doctor away–if you have good aim. – English Proverb

An apple never falls far from the tree. – English Proverb

An army marches on its stomach. – English Proverb

An arrow shot upright falls on the shooter’s head. – English Proverb

An artist lives everywhere. – English Proverb

An empty bag cannot stand upright. – English Proverb

An empty barrel makes the most noise. – English Proverb

An empty belly hears nobody. – English Proverb

An Englishman’s home is his castle. – English Proverb

An Englishman’s house (home) is his castle. – English Proverb

An enterprizing foole needs little wit. – English Proverb

An exception to every rule. – English Proverb

An exception to every rule or rules. – English Proverb

An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. – English Proverb

An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. – English Proverb

An hour may destroy what an age was building. – English Proverb

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

An ill tongue may do much. – English Proverb

An ill wind that blows no one any good. – English Proverb

An illiterate king is a crowned ass. – English Proverb

An inch of gold will not buy an inch of time. – English Proverb

An old cart well used may outlast a new one abused. – English Proverb

An old man is a bed full of bones. – English Proverb

An old wrinkle never wears out. – English Proverb

An open door may tempt a saint. – English Proverb

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

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. – English Proverb

An oven and mill are nurseries of news. – English Proverb

An unfortunate man would be drowned in a tea-cup. – English Proverb

And he repents in thorns that sleeps in beds of roses. – English Proverb

And thou unfit for any place but hell. – William Shakespeare

Anger and haste hinder good counsel. – English Proverb

Anger dies quickly with a good man. – English Proverb

Anger edges valor. – English Proverb

Anger is a short madness. – English Proverb

Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it. – English Proverb

Anger is shortlived in a good man. – English Proverb

Anger punishes itself. – English Proverb

Another day, another dollar. – English Proverb

Another man’s poison is not necessarily yours. – English Proverb

Any port in a storm. – English Proverb

Appearances can be deceiving. – English Proverb

Appearances can be deceptive. – English Proverb

Apple a day keeps the doctor away. – English Proverb

Apple never falls far from the tree. – English Proverb

April is the cruellest month. – English Proverb

April showers bring forth May flowers. – English Proverb

April showers bring May flowers. – English Proverb

Army marches on its stomach. – English Proverb

As a man lives, so shall he die. – English Proverb

As love thinks no evil, so envy speaks no good. – English Proverb

As proud as a peacock. – English Proverb

As proud as Lucifer. – English Proverb

As slippery as an eel. – English Proverb

As the old cock crows, so crows the young. – English Proverb

As thick as thieves. – English Proverb

As you make your bed, so you must lie in it. – English Proverb

As you make your bed, so you must lie upon it. – English Proverb

As you sow, so shall you reap. – English Proverb

As you sow, so you reap. – English Proverb

Ashes to ashes dust to dust. – English Proverb

Ask a silly question and you get a silly answer. – English Proverb

Ask a silly question and you’ll get a silly answer. – English Proverb

Ask and you shall receive. – English Proverb

Ask God for what man can give, and you may get it. – English Proverb

Ask me no questions, I’ll tell you no lies. – English Proverb

Ask no questions and hear no lies. – English Proverb

Ask not what your country can do for you ask what you can do for your country. – John F. Kennedy

At Rome one must do the Romans do. – English Proverb

At the end of the game the king and the pawn go into the same bag. – English Proverb

Attack is the best form of defence. – English Proverb

Authority shows the man. – English Proverb

Avoid evil and it will avoid thee. – English Proverb

Avoid the pleasure which will bite tomorrow. – English Proverb

Away goes the devil if he finds the door shut against him. – English Proverb

Bad is the best choice. – English Proverb

Bad money drives out good. – English Proverb

Bad news travels fast. – English Proverb

Bad penny always turns up. – English Proverb

Barking dog never bites. – English Proverb

Barking dogs seldom bite. – English Proverb

Base terms are bellows to a slackening fire. – English Proverb

Bashfulness is an enemy to poverty. – English Proverb

Be a friend to thyself, and others will befriend thee. – English Proverb

Be careful what you wish for. – English Proverb

Be careful what you wish for, you might just get it. – English Proverb

Be just before you’re generous. – English Proverb

Be not deceived with the first appearance of things, for show is not substance. – English Proverb

Beat swords into ploughshares. – English Proverb

Beauty and honesty seldom agree. – English Proverb

Beauty draws more than oxen. – English Proverb

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. – English Proverb

Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes straight to the bone. – English Proverb

Beauty is only skin deep. – English Proverb

Beauty is truth, truth beauty. – John Keats

Beauty may have fair leaves, yet bitter fruit. – English Proverb

Beauty may open doors but only virtue enters. – English Proverb

Beauty provoketh thieves sooner than gold. – English Proverb

Beer before liquor, you’ll never be sicker, but liquor before beer and you’re in the clear. – English Proverb

Beer before wine, you’ll feel fine. Wine before beer, you’ll feel queer. – English Proverb

Bees that have honey in their mouths have stings in their tails. – English Proverb

Beggars can’t be choosers. – English Proverb

Beggars should not be choosers. – English Proverb

Behind every great man there’s a great woman. – English Proverb

Best defence is a good offence. – English Proverb

Best is the enemy of the good. – English Proverb

Best things in life are free. – English Proverb

Best to be on the safe side. – English Proverb

Best-laid schemes of mice and men gang aft agley. – English Proverb

Better a finger off than one wagging. – English Proverb

Better a lean peace than a fat victory. – English Proverb

Better a little chiding than a good deal of heartache. – English Proverb

Better a snotty child than his nose wiped off. – English Proverb

Better an egg today than a hen tomorrow. – English Proverb

Better an open enemy than a false friend. – English Proverb

Better bad than without. – English Proverb

Better be safe than sorry. – English Proverb

Better bend the back than bruise the forehead. – English Proverb

Better bow than break. – English Proverb

Better die with honour than live with shame. – English Proverb

Better face a danger once than be always in fear. – English Proverb

Better foolish by all than wise by yourself. – English Proverb

Better go about than fall into the ditch. – English Proverb

Better go to bed supperless than to rise in debt. – English Proverb

Better is the enemy of good. – English Proverb

Better keep now than seek anon. – English Proverb

Better late than never. – English Proverb

Better never to begin than never to make an end. – English Proverb

Better play a small game than to stand out. – English Proverb

Better safe than sorry. – English Proverb

Better the devil you know (than the one you don’t). – English Proverb

Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t know. – English Proverb

Better to be alone than in bad company. – English Proverb

Better to be envied than pitied. – English Proverb

Better to be safe than sorry. – English Proverb

Better to be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. – English Proverb

Better to give than to receive. – English Proverb

Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. – English Proverb

Better to have than wish. – English Proverb

Better to kiss a knave than be troubled with him. – English Proverb

Better to kiss a knave than be troubled with him. – English Proverb

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness . – English Proverb

Better to marry a neighbor than a stranger. – English Proverb

Better to pay and have little than have much and be in debt. – English Proverb

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool that to speak and remove all doubt. – English Proverb

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. – English Proverb

Better to say nothing, than to say something not to the purpose. – English Proverb

Better to travel hopefully than to arrive. – English Proverb

Better underdone than overdone. – English Proverb

Better untaught than ill taught. – English Proverb

Better wear out shoes than sheets. – English Proverb

Better wed over the mixen than over the moor. – English Proverb

Better wit than wealth. – English Proverb

Between two stools one falls to the ground. – English Proverb

Beware beginnings. – English Proverb

Beware of a man of one book. – English Proverb

Beware of Beware of “Had I known”. – English Proverb

Beware of Greeks bearing gifts. – English Proverb

Beware of the cat that licks from the front but claws from behind. – English Proverb

Beware the Ides of March. – English Proverb

Big boast, small roast. – English Proverb

Big fish eat little fish. – English Proverb

Big thunder, little rain. – English Proverb

Bigger they are, the harder they fall. – English Proverb

Bigger, the better. – English Proverb

Bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. – English Proverb

Birds of a feather flock together. – English Proverb

Biting and scratching is Scots folk’s wooing. – English Proverb

Bitter pills may have blessed effects. – English Proverb

Black will take no other hue. – English Proverb

Blessed are the peacemakers. – English Proverb

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. – English Proverb

Blest is the bride the sun shines on. – English Proverb

Blind is the bookless man. – English Proverb

Blind men can judge no colours. – English Proverb

Blind men should not judge of colours. – English Proverb

Blood is thicker than water. – English Proverb

Blood will out. – English Proverb

Blue are the hills that are far away. – English Proverb

Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing. – English Proverb

Books think for me. – Charles Lamb

Bottom line is the bottom line. – English Proverb

Bought friends are not friends indeed. – English Proverb

Boy is father to the man. – English Proverb

Boys will be boys. – English Proverb

Brag is a good dog, but holdfast is better. – English Proverb

Brain is better than brawn. – English Proverb

Bread always falls buttered side down. – English Proverb

Bread is the staff of life, but beer’s life itself. – English Proverb

Bread is the staff of life. – English Proverb

Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, dine like a pauper. – English Proverb

Breed up a crowand he will tear out your eyes. – English Proverb

Brevity is the soul of wit. – English Proverb

Burn not your house to rid it of the mouse. – English Proverb

Burn not your house to scare away the mice. – English Proverb

Burning the candle at both ends. – English Proverb

Business before pleasure. – English Proverb

Business first, pleasure after. – English Proverb

Business is business. – English Proverb

But an unwatched kettle over boils. – English Proverb

Butter is gold in the morning, silver at noon, lead at night. – English Proverb

Buy cheap, sell dearǃ – Thomas Lodge

Buy in the cheapest market and sell in the dearest. – English Proverb

Buying and selling is but winning and losing. – English Proverb

By continually striving for the best, one may waste good opportunities. – English Proverb

By learning you will teach; by teaching you will learn. – English Proverb

By perseverance the snail reached the arc. – English Proverb

Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion. – English Proverb

Call a spade a spade. – English Proverb

Carpe diem (Pluck the day; Seize the day) – English Proverb

Carrying coals to Newcastle. – English Proverb

Cast not your pearls before swine. – English Proverb

Cat may look at a king – English Proverb

Catch not at the shadow and lose the substance. – English Proverb

Cats hide their claws. – English Proverb

Chain is only as strong as its weakest link. – English Proverb

Chains of gold are stronger than chains of iron. – English Proverb

Chance favors the prepared mind. – English Proverb

Change is as good as a rest. – English Proverb

Character is easier kept than recovered. – English Proverb

Charity begins at home. – English Proverb

Charity bread has hard crusts. – English Proverb

Charity covers a multitude of sins. – English Proverb

Cheat me in the price, but not in the goods. – English Proverb

Cheaters never prosper. – English Proverb

Cheaters never win and winners never cheat. – English Proverb

Cheats never prosper. – English Proverb

Cheese and money should always sleep together one night. – English Proverb

Chickens have come home to roost. – English Proverb

Child is the father of the man – English Proverb

Children and fools must not play with edged tools. – English Proverb

Children and fools tell the truth – English Proverb

Children are certain cares, but uncertain comforts. – English Proverb

Children are poor men’s riches. – English Proverb

Children are uncertain comforts but certain cares. – English Proverb

Children should be seen and not heard. – English Proverb

Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old. – English Proverb

Choose a wife rather by your ear than by your eye. – English Proverb

Christmas comes but once a year. – English Proverb

Cider on beer, never fear; beer upon cider, makes a bad rider. – English Proverb

Clean as God’s fingertips. – English Proverb

Cleanliness is next to godliness. – English Proverb

Clogs to clogs in three generations. – English Proverb

Close but no cigar. – English Proverb

Close only counts in horseshoes and hand-grenades. – English Proverb

Clothes make the man. – English Proverb

Clothes maketh the man. – English Proverb

Cobbler always wears the worst shoes. – English Proverb

Cobbler, stick to thy last. – English Proverb

Cobblers children are worst shod. – English Proverb

Cold as charity. – English Proverb

Cold hands, warm heart. – English Proverb

Cold pudding settles love. – English Proverb

Come hell or high water. – English Proverb

Command your man, and do it yourself. – English Proverb

Common fame is seldom to blame. – English Proverb

Common sense ain’t common. – English Proverb

Common sense is not so common. – English Proverb

Comparisons are odious. – English Proverb

Confession is the first step to repentance. – English Proverb

Confidence begets confidence. – English Proverb

Confidence is the companion of success. – English Proverb

Conscience cannot be compelled. – English Proverb

Constant dropping wears away the stone. – English Proverb

Counsel is no command. – English Proverb

Counsel must be followed, not praised. – English Proverb

Count your blessings – English Proverb

Courage lost, all lost. – English Proverb

Course of true love never did run smooth. – English Proverb

Cowards die many times, but a brave man only dies once. – English Proverb

Cowards may die many times before their death. – English Proverb

Craftiness must have clothes, but truth loves to go naked. – English Proverb

Crime doesn’t pay. – English Proverb

Crooked logs make straight fires. – English Proverb

Cross the stream where it is shallowest. – English Proverb

Cross the stream where it is the shallowest. – English Proverb

Crows will not pick out crows eyes. – English Proverb

Crumb not your bread before you taste your porridge. – English Proverb

Curiosity killed the cat. – English Proverb

Curiosity killed the cat. Satisfaction brought it back, that’s why the cat has nine lives. – English Proverb

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

Cursing the weather is never good farming. – English Proverb

Custom is the guide of the ignorant. – English Proverb

Custom without reason is but ancient error. – English Proverb

Customer is always right – English Proverb

Cut your coat according to your cloth. – English Proverb

Cut your coat to suit your cloth – English Proverb

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. – English Proverb

Danger and delight grow on one stalk. – English Proverb

Danger is next neighbor to security. – English Proverb

Darkest hour is just before the dawn – English Proverb

Dead men tell no tale. – English Proverb

Dead news, like dead love, has no phoenix in its ashes. – English Proverb

Deal gently with the bird you mean to catch. – English Proverb

Death always comes too early or too late. – English Proverb

Death closes all doors. – English Proverb

Death devours lambs as well as sheep. – English Proverb

Death is a shadow that always follows the body. – English Proverb

Death keeps no calendar. – English Proverb

Death pays all debts. – English Proverb

Death pays all debts. – English Proverb

Debts remain from day to day. – English Proverb

Deeds are fruits, words are but leaves. – English Proverb

Deeds are fruits, words are leaves. – English Proverb

Deep calls to deep. – English Proverb

Delays are dangerous. – English Proverb

Delays are not denials. – English Proverb

Desire is nourished by delay. – English Proverb

Despair doubles our strength. – English Proverb

Despair gives courage to a coward. – English Proverb

Desperate cuts must have desperate cures. – English Proverb

Desperate diseases must have desperate remedies. – English Proverb

Desperate times call for desperate measures. – English Proverb

Devil is in the details – English Proverb

Devil looks after his own – English Proverb

Devil makes work for idle hands to do – English Proverb

Devil take the hindmost – English Proverb

Different sores must have different salves. – English Proverb

Different strokes for different folks. – English Proverb

Diligent youth makes easy age. – English Proverb

Discretion in speech is more important than eloquence. – English Proverb

Discretion is the greater part of valor. – English Proverb

Disease is soon shaken By physic soon taken. – English Proverb

Diseases are the interest of pleasures. – English Proverb

Diseases come on horseback, but steal away on foot. – English Proverb

Distance lends enchantment to the view. – English Proverb

Do as I say, not as I do. – English Proverb

Do as most men do and men will speak well of thee. – English Proverb

Do as you would be done by. – English Proverb

Do not add oil to the fire. – English Proverb

Do not all you can; spend not all you have; believe not all you hear; and tell not all you know. – English Proverb

Do not be in a hurry to tie what you cannot untie. – English Proverb

Do not climb the hill until you get to it. – English Proverb

Do not dwell in a city where a horse does not neigh nor a dog bark. – English Proverb

Do not fall before you are pushed. – English Proverb

Do not halloo until you are out of the wood. – English Proverb

Do not make me kiss and you will not make me sin. – English Proverb

Do not meet troubles half-way. – English Proverb

Do not play with edged tools. – English Proverb

Do not think that one enemy is insignificant, or that a thousand friends are too many. – English Proverb

Do not triumph before the victory. – English Proverb

Do on the hill as you would do in the hall. – English Proverb

Do or die. – English Proverb

Do the thing you fear, the death of fear is certain. – English Proverb

Do unto others as you would have them do to you – English Proverb

Do unto others as you would they should do unto you. – English Proverb

Do when ye may, or suffer ye the nay, in love ’tis the way. – English Proverb

Doctors make the worst patients. – English Proverb

Dog is a man’s best friend – English Proverb

Dogs wags their tails, not as much to you as to your bread. – English Proverb

Don’t bark if you can’t bite. – English Proverb

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

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

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

Don’t burn your bridges before they’re crossed. – English Proverb

Don’t burn your bridges behind you – English Proverb

Don’t cast your pearls before swine – English Proverb

Don’t change horses in midstream. – English Proverb

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

Don’t count your chickens before they hatch. – English Proverb

Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched. – English Proverb

Don’t cross a bridge before you come to it. – English Proverb

Don’t cross a bridge until you come to it. – English Proverb

Don’t cross the bridge till you get to it. – English Proverb

Don’t cross your bridges before you come to them. – English Proverb

Don’t cry over spilt milk. – English Proverb

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

Don’t dig your grave with your own knife and fork. – English Proverb

Don’t do all you can, spend all you have, believe all you hear, or tell all you know. – English Proverb

Don’t drown the man who taught you to swim. – English Proverb

Don’t fall before you’re pushed. – English Proverb

Don’t get mad, get even – English Proverb

Don’t give up in the face of adversity. – English Proverb

Don’t go between the tree and the bark. – English Proverb

Don’t go near the water until you learn how to swim. – English Proverb

Don’t halt before you are lame. – English Proverb

Don’t have too many irons in the fire. – English Proverb

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

Don’t judge a man until you have walked a mile in his boots. – English Proverb

Don’t keep a dog and bark yourself – English Proverb

Don’t kill the goose that lays the golden eggs. – English Proverb

Don’t leave your manners on the doorstep – English Proverb

Don’t let the bastards grind you down – English Proverb

Don’t let the cat out of the bag – English Proverb

Don’t let the grass grow under your feet – English Proverb

Don’t lock the stable door after the horse is stolen. – English Proverb

Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth. – English Proverb

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

Don’t make clothes for a not yet born baby. – English Proverb

Don’t make the same mistake twice. – English Proverb

Don’t meet trouble halfway. – English Proverb

Don’t meet troubles half-way – English Proverb

Don’t mend what ain’t broken. – English Proverb

Don’t mix business with pleasure – English Proverb

Don’t put new wine into old bottles – English Proverb

Don’t put the cart before the horse. – English Proverb

Don’t reckon with your host. – English Proverb

Don’t rock the boat – English Proverb

Don’t shoot the messenger – English Proverb

Don’t shut the barn door after the horse is stolen. – English Proverb

Don’t shut the stable door after the horse has bolted – English Proverb

Don’t spit into the wind. – English Proverb

Don’t spoil the ship for a halfpenny of tar. – English Proverb

Don’t spoil the ship for a ha’porth of tar – English Proverb

Don’t sweat the small stuff – English Proverb

Don’t talk the talk if you can’t walk the walk. – English Proverb

Don’t teach your Grandma to suck eggs – English Proverb

Don’t think to hunt two hares with one hound. – English Proverb

Don’t throw good money after bad – English Proverb

Don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater. – English Proverb

Don’t throw pearls to swine – English Proverb

Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. – English Proverb

Don’t trudge mud into the house of love. – English Proverb

Don’t trust anyone over thirty – English Proverb

Don’t trust the Greek bearing gifts. – English Proverb

Don’t try to reinvent the wheel. – English Proverb

Don’t try to run before you can walk – English Proverb

Don’t try to walk before you can crawl – English Proverb

Don’t upset the apple-cart – English Proverb

Don’t use your hairdryer in the shower, you prat. – English Proverb

Don’t wash your dirty linen in public. – English Proverb

Doubt is the beginning, not the end, of wisdom. – English Proverb

Drive your business, do not let it drive you. – English Proverb

Drowning man will clutch at a straw – English Proverb

Drumming is not the way to catch a hare. – English Proverb

Dwarf on a giant’s shoulder sees farther of the two. – English Proverb

Each cross has its own inscription. – English Proverb

Each to their own – English Proverb

Eagles don’t catch flies. – English Proverb

Eagles fly alone. – English Proverb

Early bird catches the worm – English Proverb

Early bird gets the worm. – English Proverb

Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. – English Proverb

Early to rise early to bed makes a man socialy dead. – English Proverb

Earth produces all things and receives all again. – English Proverb

Easier said than done. – English Proverb

East is east, and west is west – English Proverb

East or West, home is best. – English Proverb

East, west, home’s best – English Proverb

Easter so longed for is gone in a day. – English Proverb

Easy come, easy go. – English Proverb

Easy to be wise after the event – English Proverb

Eat leeks in march, garlic in may, all the rest of the year the doctors may play. – English Proverb

Eat not cherries with the great. – English Proverb

Eat to live, don’t live to eat. – English Proverb

Eat when you’re hungry, and drink when you’re dry. – English Proverb

Eat your own dog food. – English Proverb

Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die – English Proverb

Eat, drink, be merry, for tomorrow we die. – English Proverb

Eavesdroppers hear no good of themselves. – English Proverb

Education begins a gentleman, conversation completes him. – English Proverb

Education is a subversive activity. – English Proverb

Eggs and oaths are soon broken. – English Proverb

Elbow grease is the best polish. – English Proverb

Empty barrels make the most sound. – English Proverb

Empty vessels make the greatest sound. – English Proverb

Empty vessels make the most noise – English Proverb

Empty vessels make the most sound. – English Proverb

End justifies the means – English Proverb

English are a nation of shopkeepers – English Proverb

Englishman’s home is his castle – English Proverb

Enjoy the present day, trusting little to what tomorrow may bring. – English Proverb

Enjoy your little while the fool is seeking for more. – English Proverb

Enough is as good as a feast – English Proverb

Enough is enough – English Proverb

Envy shoots at others and wounds itself. – English Proverb

Eternity has no grey hairs. – English Proverb

Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while. – English Proverb

Even a broken clock is right twice a day. – English Proverb

Even a worm will turn. – English Proverb

Ever since we wear clothes, we know not each other. – English Proverb

Every ass loves to hear himself bray. – English Proverb

Every bean hath its black. – English Proverb

Every cloud has a silver lining. – English Proverb

Every coin has two sides. – English Proverb

Every day is a new beginning. – English Proverb

Every disease will have its course. – English Proverb

Every dog hath its day. – English Proverb

Every dog is entitled to one bite. – English Proverb

Every fool is pleased with his own folly. – English Proverb

Every garden may have some weeds. – English Proverb

Every little helps. – English Proverb

Every man for himself, and the Devil take the hindmost – English Proverb

Every man has a price. – English Proverb

Every man has his price. – English Proverb

Every man is the architect of his own fortune. – English Proverb

Every man thinks his own geese swans. – English Proverb

Every one thinks his sack heaviest. – English Proverb

Every path has its puddle. – English Proverb

Every picture tells a story – English Proverb

Every rose has its thorn. – English Proverb

Every rule has its exception. – English Proverb

Every stick has two ends – English Proverb

Every why has a wherefore. – English Proverb

Everyone is weary: the poor in seeking, the rich in keeping, the good in learning. – English Proverb

Everyone must row with the oars they have. – English Proverb

Everyone puts his fault on the times. – English Proverb

Everyone talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. – English Proverb

Everyone wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die – English Proverb

Everyone’s business is no one’s business. – English Proverb

Everything comes to him who waits. – English Proverb

Everything has its time. – English Proverb

Everything’s eventual. – English Proverb

Evil be to him who thinks it. – English Proverb

Evil begets evil. – English Proverb

Evil comes to us by ells and goes away by inches. – English Proverb

Evildoers are evil dreaders. – English Proverb

Examine well the counsel that favours your desire. – English Proverb

Example is better than correction. – English Proverb

Exception which proves the rule – English Proverb

Experience is the best teacher. – English Proverb

Experience is the mistress of fools. – English Proverb

Experience is the mother of knowledge. – English Proverb

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

Eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth – English Proverb

Eyes are bigger than your belly. – English Proverb

Fact is stranger than fiction. – English Proverb

Facts are stubborn things. – English Proverb

Failing to plan is planning to fail – English Proverb

Failure is the stepping stone for success. – English Proverb

Faint heart never won fair lady. – English Proverb

Fair exchange is no robbery. – English Proverb

Fair play’s a jewel. – English Proverb

Faith sees by the ears. – English Proverb

Faith will move mountains. – English Proverb

Faith without works is dead. – English Proverb

False friends are worse than open enemies. – English Proverb

Fame is a magnifying glass. – English Proverb

Familiarity breeds contempt. – English Proverb

Fancy passes beauty. – English Proverb

Far fowls have fair feathers. – English Proverb

Far from court, far from care. – English Proverb

Far from eye, far from heart. – English Proverb

Fat is in the fire – English Proverb

Faults are thick where love is thin. – English Proverb

Favour will surely perish as life. – English Proverb

Fear lends wings. – English Proverb

Fear not the loss of the bell more than the loss of the steeple. – English Proverb

Fear the man of one book. – English Proverb

Feed a cold and starve a fever. – English Proverb

Female of the species is more deadly than the male – English Proverb

Few are fit to be entrusted with themselves. – English Proverb

Fight fire with fire. – English Proverb

Fight the good fight – English Proverb

Finders keepers, losers weepers. – English Proverb

Fine feathers make fine birds. – English Proverb

Fine words butter no parsnips. – English Proverb

Fire is a good servant but a bad master – English Proverb

Fire is love and water sorrow. – English Proverb

Fire, quoth the fox, when he pissed on the ice. – English Proverb

First come, first served. – English Proverb

First deserve, and then desire. – English Proverb

First deserve, then desire. – English Proverb

First impressions are the most lasting. – English Proverb

First things first. – English Proverb

First try and then trust. – English Proverb

Fish always stink from the head down – English Proverb

Fish and guests smell after three days – English Proverb

Fish and visitors smell in three days. – English Proverb

Flattery will get you nowhere – English Proverb

Fly that pleasure which pains afterward. – English Proverb

Follow glory and it will flee, flee glory and it will follow thee. – English Proverb

Fool and his money are soon parted – English Proverb

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. – English Proverb

Fools and children tell the truth. – English Proverb

Fools are weatherwise, and those that are weatherwise are seldom otherwise. – English Proverb

Fools build houses and wise men live in them. – English Proverb

Fools build houses, and wise men buy them. – English Proverb

Fools gawp at masterpieces – wise men set out to outdo masterpieces. – English Proverb

Fools live poor to die rich. – English Proverb

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. – English Proverb

Footprints on the sands of time are not made by sitting down. – English Proverb

For a morning rain leave not your journey. – English Proverb

For every fog in march there’s a frost in may. – English Proverb

For everything there is a season – English Proverb

For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. – English Proverb

For want of a nail a kingdom was lost. – English Proverb

For want of a nail the shoe is lost, for want of a shoe the horse is lost, for want of a horse the rider is lost. – English Proverb

For want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the man was lost – English Proverb

For whom does the blind man’s wife paint herself? – English Proverb

Forbidden fruit is the sweetest. – English Proverb

Forced put is no choice. – English Proverb

Forewarned is fore armed. – English Proverb

Forewarned, forearmed. – English Proverb

Forgive and forget. – English Proverb

Fortune favors the bold. – English Proverb

Fortune favors the brave. – English Proverb

Fortune is blind. – English Proverb

Foul water will quench fire. – English Proverb

Fourty Two is the answer. – English Proverb

Fresh pork and new wine kill a man before his time. – English Proverb

Fretting cares make grey hairs. – English Proverb

Friend in need is a friend indeed – English Proverb

Friends are like centipedes, they have many legs when work needs to be done. – English Proverb

Friends are like fiddle strings, they must not be screwed too tight. – English Proverb

Friends are thieves of time. – English Proverb

Friends tie thier purse with a cobweb thread. – English Proverb

From a choleric man withdraw a little; from him that says nothing for ever. – English Proverb

From big oaks little acorns grow. – English Proverb

From the sublime to the ridiculous is only one step – English Proverb

From those to whom much is given, much is expected. – (Luke 12:48)

Full of courtesy, full of craft. – English Proverb

Garbage in, garbage out. – English Proverb

Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains – English Proverb

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety nine percent perspiration. – English Proverb

Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration – English Proverb

Give a dog a bad name and hang him. – English Proverb

Give a dog a bad name and he’ll live up to it. – English Proverb

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. – English Proverb

Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day… – English Proverb

Give a man rope enough and he will hang himself. – English Proverb

Give a nigger an inch and he’ll take an ell. – English Proverb

Give and take is fair play. – English Proverb

Give credit where credit is due. – English Proverb

Give her bells and let her fly. – English Proverb

Give him an inch and he’ll take a yard. – English Proverb

Give neither advice nor salt, until you are asked for it. – English Proverb

Give neither counsel nor salt till you are asked for it. – English Proverb

Give the devil his due. – English Proverb

Give, and ye shall receive. – English Proverb

Gluttony kills more than the sword. – English Proverb

Gnaw the bone which is fallen to thy lot. – English Proverb

Go abroad and you’ll hear news of home. – English Proverb

Go the extra mile – English Proverb

Go with the flow. – English Proverb

God blesses a drunk. – English Proverb

God comes at last when we think he is furthest off. – English Proverb

God cures and the physician takes the fee. – English Proverb

God gives his anger by weight, but his pity without measure. – English Proverb

God gives the milk but not the pail. – English Proverb

God heals, and the doctor takes the fee. – English Proverb

God help the rich man, let the poor man beg!- English Proverb

God help the rich, the poor can look after themselves. – English Proverb

God helps the rich, the poor can beg. – English Proverb

God helps them that help themselves. – English Proverb

God is better pleased with adverbs than with nouns. – English Proverb

God is dead. – English Proverb

God is on the side of the strongest battalions. – English Proverb

God is, and all is well. – English Proverb

God looks to clean hands, not to full ones. – English Proverb

God never sends mouths but he sends meat. – English Proverb

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

God sends fortune to fools. – English Proverb

God works in mysterious ways. – English Proverb

God’s a good man. – William Shakespeare

Goes without saying – English Proverb

Gold is part of a plot. – English Proverb

Golden key can open any door – English Proverb

Good beginning makes a good ending – English Proverb

Good blood always shows itself. – English Proverb

Good clothes open all doors. – English Proverb

Good company on the road is the shortest cut. – English Proverb

Good die young – English Proverb

Good eating deserves good drinking. – English Proverb

Good eating deserveth good drinking. – English Proverb

Good fences make good neighbours. – English Proverb

Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from poor judgement. – English Proverb

Good laws have sprung from bad customs. – English Proverb

Good men are hard to find. – English Proverb

Good men are scarce. – English Proverb

Good men suffer much. – English Proverb

Good riding at two anchors, men have told, for if the one fails, the other may hold. – English Proverb

Good swimmers are often drowned. – English Proverb

Good talk saves the food – English Proverb

Good things come in small packages. – English Proverb

Good things come to those who wait. – English Proverb

Good to begin well, better to end well. – English Proverb

Good wine needs no bush. – English Proverb

Good words cool more than cold water. – English Proverb

Goose, gander and gosling are three sounds but one thing. – English Proverb

Grasp all, lose all. – English Proverb

Grass is always greener on the other side of the fence – English Proverb

Gray hairs are death’s blossoms. – English Proverb

Gray hairs are death’s early blossoms. – English Proverb

Great events cast their shadows before them. – English Proverb

Great minds agree. – English Proverb

Great minds think alike – English Proverb

Great minds think alike, but fools seldom differ. – English Proverb

Great oaks from little acorns grow. – English Proverb

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. – English Proverb

Green leaves and brown leaves fall from the same tree. – English Proverb

Grow where you are planted. – English Proverb

Habbit is a second nature. – English Proverb

Hair of the dog that bit you. – English Proverb

Half a loaf is better than no bread. – English Proverb

Half a loaf is better than none. – English Proverb

Half the world does not know how the other half lives. – English Proverb

Hand that rocks the cradle rules the world – English Proverb

Handsome is as handsome does. – English Proverb

Handsome is that handsome does. – English Proverb

Hang a thief when he’s young, and he’ll no’ steal when he’s old. – English Proverb

Happy is the bride the sun shines on. – English Proverb

Happy is the country which has no history. – English Proverb

Happy wife, happy life. – English Proverb

Hard cases make bad law. – English Proverb

Hard words break no bones. – English Proverb

Hard work never did anyone any harm – English Proverb

Haste makes waste. – English Proverb

Hasty climbers have sudden falls. – English Proverb

Hasty judgment leads to repentance. – English Proverb

Have not want not. – English Proverb

Have you any Spanish? – English Proverb

Hawks will not pick out Hawk’s eyes. – English Proverb

He begins to die that quits his desires. – English Proverb

He complains wrongfully at the sea that suffer shipwreck twice. – English Proverb

He dances well to whom fortune pipes. – English Proverb

He declares himself guilty who justifies himself before accusation. – English Proverb

He gains a good deal who loses a vain hope. – English Proverb

He gives twice who gives in a trice. – English Proverb

He had need rise early who would please everybody. – English Proverb

He hath good judgement that relieth not wholly on his own. – English Proverb

He helps little that helps not himself. – English Proverb

He is a fool that forgets himself. – English Proverb

He is a fool that kisseth the maid when he may kiss the mistress. – English Proverb

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

He is lifeless that is faultless. – English Proverb

He is my friend that succoreth me, not he that pitieth me. – English Proverb

He is my friend who grinds at my mill. – English Proverb

He is not wise that is not wise for himself. – English Proverb

He is the best general who makes the fewest mistakes. – English Proverb

He is wise that has wit enough for his own affairs. – English Proverb

He is wise that is ware in time. – English Proverb

He is worth his weight in gold. – English Proverb

He laughs best who laughs last. – English Proverb

He makes a rod for his own back. – English Proverb

He must have leave to speak who cannot hold his tongue. – English Proverb

He opens the door with an ax. – English Proverb

He preaches well that lives well. – English Proverb

He quits his place well that leaves his friend there. – English Proverb

He that after sinning mends, recommends himself to god. – English Proverb

He that asketh a courtesy promiseth a kindness. – English Proverb

He that blames would buy. – English Proverb

He that blows in the dust fills his eyes with it. – English Proverb

He that brings good news, knocks hard. – English Proverb

He that bulls the cow must keep the calf. – English Proverb

He that buyeth magistracy will seek justice. – English Proverb

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

He that cannot beat the horse beats the saddle. – English Proverb

He that cannot obey cannot command. – English Proverb

He that cheateth in small things is a fool, but in great things is a rogue. – English Proverb

He that does amiss may do well. – English Proverb

He that endures is not overcome. – English Proverb

He that enquires all opinions, comes ill speed. – English Proverb

He that fights and runs away, lives to fight another day. – English Proverb

He that gapes until he be fed, well may he gape till he be dead. – English Proverb

He that gets forgets, but he that wants thinks on. – English Proverb

He that gives to a grateful man puts out to usury. – English Proverb

He that goes a-borrowing, goes a-sorrowing – English Proverb

He that goes barefoot must not plant thorns. – English Proverb

He that has no charity deserves no mercy. – English Proverb

He that has no fools, knaves, or beggars in his family was begot by a flash of lightning. – English Proverb

He that has no good trade, it is to his loss. – English Proverb

He that has the spice, may season as he list. – English Proverb

He that hath a head of wax must not walk in the sun. – English Proverb

He that hath no children doth bring them up well. – English Proverb

He that hath no ill fortune is troubled with good. – English Proverb

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

He that is angry without a cause shall be pleased without amends. – English Proverb

He that is at ease seeks dainties. – English Proverb

He that is fallen cannot help him that is down. – English Proverb

He that is once born, once must die. – English Proverb

He that is too proud to ask is too good to receive. – English Proverb

He that is warm thinks all are so. – English Proverb

He that knows nothing, doubts nothing. – English Proverb

He that knows thee will never buy thee. – English Proverb

He that labours is tempted by one devil; he that is idle is tempted by a thousand. – English Proverb

He that laughs when he is alone will make sport in company. – English Proverb

He that leaves certainty and sticks to chance, – English Proverb

He that lives in a glass house must not throw stones. – English Proverb

He that lives in hope dances to an ill tune. – English Proverb

He that lives most dies most. – English Proverb

He that lives too fast, goes to his grave too soon. – English Proverb

He that makes a good war, makes a good peace. – English Proverb

He that marries ere he be wise, will die ere he thrive. – English Proverb

He that marries late marries ill. – English Proverb

He that nothing questions, nothing learns. – English Proverb

He that pities another remembers himself. – English Proverb

He that plants thorns must never expect to gather roses. – English Proverb

He that plants trees loves others besides himself. – English Proverb

He that plays with cats must expect to be scratched. – English Proverb

He that seeks a horse or a wife without fault, has neither steed in his stable nor angel in his bed. – English Proverb

He that seeks trouble always finds it. – English Proverb

He that seeks trouble never misses. – English Proverb

He that serves at the altar ought to live by the altar. – English Proverb

He that shippeth the devil must make the best of him. – English Proverb

He that sows the wind shall reap the whirlwind. – English Proverb

He that sows trusts in god. – English Proverb

He that speaks ill of the mare would buy her. – English Proverb

He that stays in the valley will not get over the hill. – English Proverb

He that stays in the valley, shall never get over the hill. – English Proverb

He that steals an egg will steal an ox. – English Proverb

He that swells in prosperity will shrink in adversity. – English Proverb

He that talks to himself, speaks to a fool. – English Proverb

He that touched pitch will be defiled. – English Proverb

He that waits on another man’s trencher, makes many a late dinner. – English Proverb

He that walketh with the virtuous is one of them. – English Proverb

He that will be rich before night, may be hanged before noon. – English Proverb

He that will have a cake out of the wheat must tarry the grinding. – English Proverb

He that will not when he may, when he will he may have nay. – English Proverb

He that will steal an egg will steal an ox. – English Proverb

He that will take the bird must not scare it. – English Proverb

He that will thrive must first ask his wife. – English Proverb

He that will to Cupar maun to Cupar. – English Proverb

He that would be old long, must be old betimes. – English Proverb

He that would eat the kernel must crack the nut. – English Proverb

He that would hang his dog gives out first that he is mad. – English Proverb

He that would the daughter win Must with the mother first begin. – English Proverb

He that’s a wise man by day is no fool by night. – English Proverb

He wha lives on hope will die fasting. – English Proverb

He who builds by the roadside has many masters. – English Proverb

He who can does, he who cannot, teaches. – English Proverb

He who does not advance goes backwards. – English Proverb

He who eats until he is ill must fast until he is well. – English Proverb

He who fights and runs away, may live to fight another day. – English Proverb

He who has an art has everywhere a part. – English Proverb

He who has carried the calf will be able by and by to carry the ox. – English Proverb

He who has daughters is always a shepherd. – English Proverb

He who has no charity, deserves no mercy. – English Proverb

He who hesitates is lost. – English Proverb

He who is not with me is against me. – English Proverb

He who is shipwrecked the second time cannot lay the blame on Neptune. – English Proverb

He who killeth the lion when absent feareth a mouse when present. – English Proverb

He who last, lasts, laughs last. – English Proverb

He who laughs last laughs best. – English Proverb

He who laughs last, laughs longest. – English Proverb

He who lives according to nature will never be poor, and he who lives according to opinion will never be rich. – English Proverb

He who lives by the sword dies by the sword. – English Proverb

He who lives by the sword shall die by the sword. – English Proverb

He who pays the piper calls the tune. – English Proverb

He who pays the piper may call the tune. – English Proverb

He who says what he likes will hear what he does not like. – English Proverb

He who sleeps forgets his hunger. – English Proverb

He who sups with the devil has need of a long spoon. – English Proverb

He who sups with the Devil should have a long spoon – English Proverb

He who treats himself has a fool for a patient. – English Proverb

He who works begins well; he who economises ends better. – English Proverb

He who would climb the ladder must begin at the bottom. – English Proverb

He who would rule must hear and be deaf, see and be blind. – English Proverb

Health is better than wealth. – English Proverb

Health is not valued till sickness comes. – English Proverb

Health is wealth. – English Proverb

Hear all, see all, say nowt, tak’ all, keep all, gie nowt, and if tha ever does owt for nowt do it for thysen – English Proverb

Hear twice before you speak once. – English Proverb

Heaven hath no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor Hell a fury like a woman scorned. – English Proverb

Heaven protects children, sailors and drunken men. – English Proverb

Hell has no fury like a woman scorned. – English Proverb

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. – English Proverb

Hell is empty and all the devils are here. – William Shakespeare

Help a lame dog over a stile. – English Proverb

Here’s a list of most of the commonly-used English proverbs, with links to the meaning and origin of many of them. – English Proverb

Heresy is the school of pride. – English Proverb

He’s all hat and no cattle. – English Proverb

He’s an ill cook that cannot lick his own fingers. – English Proverb

Hindsight is always twenty-twenty. – English Proverb

His bark is worse than his bite. – English Proverb

His fore feet though you sever, his grip he’ll make good. – English Proverb

History never repeats itself, but it does rhyme. – English Proverb

History repeats itself. – English Proverb

Hold with the hare and run with the hounds – You can’t – English Proverb

Home is home, though it be never so homely. – English Proverb

Home is where the heart is. – English Proverb

Home is where you hang your hat. – English Proverb

Home sweet home. – English Proverb

Honesty is the best policy. – English Proverb

Honey catches more flies than vinegar. – English Proverb

Honor follows those who flee from it. – English Proverb

Honour among thieves – English Proverb

Honour buys no beef. – English Proverb

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

Hope for the best, expect the worst. – English Proverb

Hope is grief’s best music. – English Proverb

Hope is life. – English Proverb

Hope often deludes the foolish man. – English Proverb

Hope springs eternal – English Proverb

Horses for courses – English Proverb

House divided against itself cannot stand – English Proverb

House is not a home – English Proverb

How can the foal amble if the horse and mare trot? – English Proverb

However far a man goes, he must start from his own door. – English Proverb

Human blood is all of a color. – English Proverb

Hunger drives the wolf out of the woods. – English Proverb

Hunger is the best sauce. – English Proverb

Hunger is the best spice. – English Proverb

Hunger makes good kitchen. – English Proverb

Husband is always the last to know – English Proverb

I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself. – English Proverb

I know my price. – William Shakespeare

I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country. – Nathan Hale

Idle brains are the devil’s workshop. – English Proverb

Idle folks have the least leisure. – English Proverb

Idle hands are the devil’s playthings. – English Proverb

If a job is worth doing, it’s worth doing well. – English Proverb

If a man deceive me once, shame on him; but if he deceive me twice, shame on me. – English Proverb

If anything can go wrong, it will. – English Proverb

If at first you don’t succeed try, try and try again – English Proverb

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. – English Proverb

If every bird take back its own feathers, you’ll be naked. – English Proverb

If fortune favours, beware of being exalted; if fortune thunders, beware of being overwhelmed. – English Proverb

If God had meant us to fly he’d have given us wings – English Proverb

If he deceives me once, shame on him; if he deceives me twice, shame on me. – English Proverb

If ifs and ands were pots and pans there’d be no work for tinkers – English Proverb

If ignorance is bliss, why aren’t more people happy? – English Proverb

If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it. – English Proverb

If it jams, force it. If it breaks, it probably needed fixing anyway. – English Proverb

If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck. – English Proverb

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. – English Proverb

If it were not for the belly, the back might wear gold. – English Proverb

If it’s not one thing it’s another. – English Proverb

If life deals you lemons, make lemonade – English Proverb

If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy. – English Proverb

If one sheep leaps over the ditch all the rest will follow. – English Proverb

If something can go wrong, it will. – English Proverb

If something is worth doing, then it’s worth doing right. – English Proverb

If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. – English Proverb

If the brain sows not corn, it plants thistles. – English Proverb

If the cap fits, wear it. – English Proverb

If the mountain will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet must go to the mountain. – English Proverb

If the mountain won’t come to Mohammed, then Mohammed must go to the mountain – English Proverb

If the old dog barks, he gives counsel. – English Proverb

If the shoe fits, wear it. – English Proverb

If thou canst not see the bottom, wade not. – English Proverb

If thou hast not a capon, feed on an onion. – English Proverb

If thou seest ought amiss, mend it in thyself. – English Proverb

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride. – English Proverb

If wishes were horses, then beggers would ride, but you better not think about going outside. – English Proverb

If words could only speak, they’d mean even less. – English Proverb

If you always say If you always say “No’, you’ll never be married. – English Proverb

If you build it they will come – English Proverb

If you buy cheaply, you pay dearly. – English Proverb

If you buy quality, you only cry once. – English Proverb

If you cannot bite, never show your teeth. – English Proverb

If you can’t be good, be careful. – English Proverb

If you can’t beat em, join em – English Proverb

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. – English Proverb

If you can’t beat them, join them. – English Proverb

If you can’t join them, beat them. – English Proverb

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

If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. – English Proverb

If you don’t love yourself with passion, you’ll love others with it. Passion is conserved. – English Proverb

If you give a man a fish he is hungry again in an hour. If you teach him to catch a fish you do him a good turn. – English Proverb

If you got it, flaunt it. – English Proverb

If you have no enemies it is a sign fortune has forgot you. – English Proverb

If you have no enemies it is a sign that fortune has forgotten you. – English Proverb

If you keep your mouth shut, you won’t put your foot in it. – English Proverb

If you lie down with dogs, you will get up with fleas – English Proverb

If you lie down with dogs, you’ll get up with fleas. – English Proverb

If you make songs about yourself, you can’t blame other people for singing them. – English Proverb

If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys – English Proverb

If you play with fire you get burnt. – English Proverb

If you rock the cradle empty, then you shall have babies plenty. – English Proverb

If you run after two hares you will catch neither. – English Proverb

If you sell your purse to your wife, give your trousers into the bargain. – English Proverb

If you snooze you lose. – English Proverb

If you sup with the devil, use a long spoon. – English Proverb

If you swear you will catch no fish. – English Proverb

If you trust before you try, you may repent before you die. – English Proverb

If you want a thing done right, do it yourself. – English Proverb

If you want a thing done, go. If not, send. The shortest answer is doing. – English Proverb

If you want a thing well done, do it yourself. – English Proverb

If you want enemies excel others, if you want friends let others excel you. – English Proverb

If you want peace, prepare for war. – English Proverb

If you want peace, you must prepare for war. – English Proverb

If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. – English Proverb

If you want to be happy for a year, plant a garden; if you want to be happy for life, plant a tree. – English Proverb

If you want to be loved, be loveable. – English Proverb

If you were born to be shot, you’ll never be hung. – English Proverb

If you will learn news, you must go to the oven or the mill. – English Proverb

If you would be happy for a week, take a wife; if you would be happy for a month, kill a pig; but if you would be happy all your life, plant a garden. – English Proverb

If you yourself can do it, attend no other’s help or hand. – English Proverb

If you’re in a hole, stop digging. – English Proverb

If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. – English Proverb

If youth knew what age would crave, it would both get and save. – English Proverb

Ignorance is bliss. – English Proverb

Ignorance is the mother of superstition. – English Proverb

Ill comes often on the back of worse. – English Proverb

I’ll hear it from the horse’s mouth. – English Proverb

Ill luck is good for something. – English Proverb

Imitation is the highest form of flattery. – English Proverb

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery – English Proverb

In a calm sea, every man is a pilot. – English Proverb

In a cat’s eye, all things belong to cats. – English Proverb

In at one ear and out at the other. – English Proverb

In every beginning, think of the end. – English Proverb

In every country dogs bite. – English Proverb

In for a penny in for a pound. – English Proverb

In for a penny, in for a pound. – English Proverb

In many words, the truth goes by. – English Proverb

In the deepest water is the best fishing. – English Proverb

In the end, a man’s motives are second to his accomplishments. – English Proverb

In the eyes of the lover, pock-marks are dimples. – English Proverb

In the kingdom of the blind the one eyed man is king – English Proverb

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. – English Proverb

In the midst of life we are in death – English Proverb

In the morning be first up, and in the evening last to go to bed, for they that sleep catch no fish. – English Proverb

In times of prosperity friends will be plenty, In times of adversity, not one in twenty. – English Proverb

Injuries we write in marble, kindnesses in dust. – English Proverb

Innocent actions carry their warrant with them. – English Proverb

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results. – English Proverb

Interpretation: If you are going to do something, do it right. – English Proverb

Into every life a little rain must fall – English Proverb

Iron sharpens iron. – English Proverb

Is there no mean but fast or feast? – English Proverb

It ain’t over till it’s over. – English Proverb

It ain’t over till the fat lady sings. – English Proverb

It goes without saying – English Proverb

It is a bold mouse that nestles in the cat’s ear. – English Proverb

It is a good wind that blows a man to the wine. – English Proverb

It is a great point of wisdom to find out one’s own folly. – English Proverb

It is a poor wood that has never a withered bough in it. – English Proverb

It is a proud horse that will not bear his own provender. – English Proverb

It is a sin against hospitality to open the doors and shut up the countenance. – English Proverb

It is a sorry flock where the ewe bears the bell. – English Proverb

It is an equal failing to trust everybody, and to trust nobody. – English Proverb

It is an ill bird that fouls its own nest. – English Proverb

It is at courts as it is in ponds; some fish, some frogs. – English Proverb

It is best to be on the safe side. – English Proverb

It is better to be a beggar than a fool. – English Proverb

It is better to be born lucky than rich. – English Proverb

It is better to begin in the evening than not at all. – English Proverb

It is better to conceal one’s knowledge than to reveal one’s ignorance. – English Proverb

It is better to die on one’s feet than live on one’s knees. – English Proverb

It is better to give than to receive. – English Proverb

It is better to lose health like a spendthrift than to hoard it like a miser. – English Proverb

It is better to murder during time of plague. – English Proverb

It is easy to be wise after the event. – English Proverb

It is folly to sing twice to a deaf man. – English Proverb

It is good sheltering under an old hedge. – English Proverb

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

It is good to marry late or never. – English Proverb

It is hard to pay for porridge that has been eaten. – English Proverb

It is hard to sail over the sea in an egg-shell. – English Proverb

It is height makes Grantham steeple stand awry. – English Proverb

It is ill fishing before the net. – English Proverb

It is ill jesting with sharp tools. – English Proverb

It is ill prizing of green barley. – English Proverb

It is ill sitting at Rome and striving against the Pope. – English Proverb

It is no sin to sell dear, but a sin to give ill measure. – English Proverb

It is no time to stoop when the head is off. – English Proverb

It is no use crying over spilt milk. – English Proverb

It is not the beard that makes the philosopher. – English Proverb

It is not what is he, but what has he. – English Proverb

It is not what you say, it is the way you say it. – English Proverb

It is not wise to open old wounds. – English Proverb

It is not work that kills, but worry. – English Proverb

It is one thing to show a man that he is in error, and another to put him in possession of the truth. – English Proverb

It is pride, not nature, that craves much. – English Proverb

It is profound ignorance that inspires the dogmatic tone. – English Proverb

It is sin to steal a pin. – English Proverb

It is the early bird that gets the worm. – English Proverb

It is the last straw that breaks the camel’s back. – English Proverb

It is the quiet pigs that eat the meal. – English Proverb

It is too late to call back yesterday. – English Proverb

It isn’t a fit night out for man nor beast. – English Proverb

It never rains, but it pours. – English Proverb

It pays to pay attention. – English Proverb

It should be better to blame friends at a distance. – English Proverb

It takes a thief to catch a thief – English Proverb

It takes a village to raise a child. – English Proverb

It takes all sorts of people to make a world. – English Proverb

It takes all sorts to make a world. – English Proverb

It takes great wisdom to play the fool. – English Proverb

It takes one to know one – English Proverb

It takes three generations to make a gentleman. – Robert Peel

It takes two blows to make a battle. – English Proverb

It takes two to lie, one to lie and one to listen. – English Proverb

It takes two to make a quarrel. – English Proverb

It takes two to tango. – English Proverb

It was probably a waste of time anyway. – English Proverb

It was the last straw that broke the camel’s back. – English Proverb

It will be all the same in a hundred years. – English Proverb

It’s a cracked pitcher that goes oftenest to the well. – English Proverb

It’s a good horse that never stumbles. – English Proverb

It’s a long lane that has no turning. – English Proverb

It’s all grist to the mill – English Proverb

It’s an ill bird that fouls its own nest. – English Proverb

It’s an ill wind that blows no good. – English Proverb

It’s an ill wind that blows no one any good – English Proverb

It’s best to be on the safe side – English Proverb

It’s better to give than to receive. – English Proverb

It’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. – English Proverb

It’s better to light a candle than curse the darkness – English Proverb

It’s better to travel hopefully than to arrive – English Proverb

It’s easy to be wise after the event. – English Proverb

It’s good to have some friends both in heaven and hell. – English Proverb

It’s never too late – English Proverb

It’s never too late to mend. – English Proverb

It’s no use crying over spilt milk. – English Proverb

It’s no use locking the stable door after the horse has bolted – English Proverb

It’s not over till it’s over. – English Proverb

It’s not the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog. – English Proverb

It’s often a person’s mouth broke their nose. – English Proverb

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

It’s the early bird that catches the worm – English Proverb

It’s the early bird that gets the worm. – English Proverb

It’s the empty can that makes the most noise. – English Proverb

It’s the little things in life that count. – English Proverb

It’s the singer not the song – English Proverb

It’s the squeaky wheel that gets the grease. – English Proverb

It’s too late to shut the stable-door after the horse has bolted. – English Proverb

Jack a dull boy. – English Proverb

Jack is as good as his master. – English Proverb

Jack of all trades and master of none. – English Proverb

Jack of all trades, master of none. – English Proverb

Jam tomorrow and jam yesterday, but never jam today. – English Proverb

Joan is as good as my lady in the dark. – English Proverb

Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step – English Proverb

Jove but laughs at lover’s perjury. – English Proverb

Joy shared, joy doubled: sorrow shared, sorrow halved. – English Proverb

Joy was born a twin. – English Proverb

Judge not, lest ye be judged. – English Proverb

Judge not, that ye be not judged – English Proverb

Just do it. – English Proverb

Just go with it. – English Proverb

Justice delayed is justice denied. – English Proverb

Justice pleaseth few in their own house. – English Proverb

Keep a thing seven years and you will always find a use for it. – English Proverb

Keep counsel of thyself first. – English Proverb

Keep counsel, thyself first. – English Proverb

Keep good men company, and you shall be of the number. – English Proverb

Keep it simple, stupid. – KISS

Keep no more cats than catch mice. – English Proverb

Keep something for the sore foot. – English Proverb

Keep your chin up – English Proverb

Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer. – English Proverb

Keep your mouth shut and your eyes open. – English Proverb

Keep your own counsel. – English Proverb

Keep your powder dry – English Proverb

Kill not the goose that lays the golden eggs. – English Proverb

Kill two birds with one stone. – English Proverb

Kindle not a fire that you cannot extinguish. – English Proverb

Kindness brings happiness. – English Proverb

Kindness, like grain, increases by sowing. – English Proverb

Kings have many ears and many eyes. – English Proverb

Kisses are keys. – English Proverb

Kisses that are easily obtained are easily forgotten. – English Proverb

Kissing goes by favour. – English Proverb

Knaves and fools divide the world. – English Proverb

Knock and the door will be opened unto you. – English Proverb

Knock on wood. – English Proverb

Know thyself. – English Proverb

Know which side your bread is buttered – English Proverb

Knowledge is power. – English Proverb

Labourer is worthy of his hire – English Proverb

Last ship, best ship. – English Proverb

Late children are early orphans. – English Proverb

Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone. – English Proverb

Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone – English Proverb

Laugh before breakfast and you’ll cry before lunch. – English Proverb

Laugh till you cry, sorrow till you die. – English Proverb

Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone. – English Proverb

Laughter is the best medicine. – English Proverb

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. – English Proverb

Law cannot persuade where it cannot punish. – English Proverb

Law governs man, and reason the law. – English Proverb

Law is a lickpenny. – English Proverb

Law is an ass – English Proverb

Laws catch flies but lets hornets go free. – English Proverb

Lead a pig to the Rhine, it remains a pig. – English Proverb

Learn to walk before you run. – English Proverb

Learn weeping and thou shalt gain laughing. – English Proverb

Learning is the eye of the mind. – English Proverb

Learning makes a good man better and a bad man worse. – English Proverb

Learning makes a man fit company for himself as well as for others. – English Proverb

Learning makes people fit company for themselves. – English Proverb

Least said is soonest mended. – English Proverb

Least said, soonest mended. – English Proverb

Leave a great talker in the middle of the street. – English Proverb

Leave no stone unturned. – English Proverb

Lend your money and lose your friend. – English Proverb

Length begets loathing. – English Proverb

Leopard cannot change its spots – English Proverb

Less is more. – English Proverb

Let bygones be bygones – English Proverb

Let every man praise the bridge he goes over. – English Proverb

Let every vat stand upon its own bottom. – William Bullein

Let him make use of instinct who cannot make use of reason. – English Proverb

Let him that pays the reckoning choose the lodging. – English Proverb

Let him who is without sin cast the first stone. – English Proverb

Let my lamp at midnight hour be seen in some high lonely tower. – English Proverb

Let not the sun go down on your wrath – English Proverb

Let sleeping dogs lie. – English Proverb

Let the bait hide the hook. – English Proverb

Let the buyer beware. – English Proverb

Let the dead bury the dead – English Proverb

Let the punishment fit the crime – English Proverb

Let well alone. – English Proverb

Let’s cross that bridge when we come to it. – English Proverb

Lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas. – English Proverb

Life and misery began together. – English Proverb

Life begins at forty. – English Proverb

Life imitates art. – English Proverb

Life is just a bowl of cherries. – English Proverb

Life is short and time is swift. – English Proverb

Life is too short (to drink bad wine). – English Proverb

Life is what you make it – English Proverb

Life is what you make of it. – English Proverb

Life liveth not in living, but in liking. – English Proverb

Life’s a bitch and then you marry one. – English Proverb

Life’s a bleach and then you dye. – English Proverb

Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can. – English Proverb

Life’s not all beer and skittles – English Proverb

Lightning never strikes twice in the same place. – English Proverb

Like a red rag to a bull. – English Proverb

Like cures like. – English Proverb

Like father, like son. – English Proverb

Like lavender, grow sweeter as you grow older. – English Proverb

Like water off a duck’s back. – English Proverb

Likeness is the mother of love. – English Proverb

Listen to the sound of the river and you will get a trout. – English Proverb

Little by little and bit by bit. – English Proverb

Little enemies and little wounds must not be despised. – English Proverb

Little intermeddling makes good friends. – English Proverb

Little knowledge is a dangerous thing – English Proverb

Little learning is a dangerous thing – English Proverb

Little of what you fancy does you good – English Proverb

Little pitchers have big ears. – English Proverb

Little strokes fell great oaks. – English Proverb

Little things please little minds. – English Proverb

Live and learn – English Proverb

Live and let die. – English Proverb

Live and let live. – English Proverb

Live by the sword, die by the sword. – English Proverb

Live for today for tomorrow never comes – English Proverb

Live with your friend as if he might become your enemy. – English Proverb

Long absence and guilt can change a friend. – English Proverb

Long absent, soon forgotten. – English Proverb

Long fingers count out money. – English Proverb

Long visits bring short compliments. – English Proverb

Longest journey starts with a single step – English Proverb

Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves. – English Proverb

Look before you leap. – English Proverb

Look not a gift horse in the mouth. – English Proverb

Look on the sunny side of life. – English Proverb

Look to yourself when your neighbour’s house is on fire. – English Proverb

Loose lips sink ships. – English Proverb

Lose nothing for want of asking. – English Proverb

Love and ambition admit no fellowship. – English Proverb

Love covers many infirmities. – English Proverb

Love is blind. – English Proverb

Love is full of busy fear. – English Proverb

Love is full of fear. – English Proverb

Love is not finding someone to live with; it’s finding someone whom you can’t live without. – English Proverb

Love is the true reward of love. – English Proverb

Love laughs at locksmiths. – English Proverb

Love lives in cottages as well as in court. – English Proverb

Love makes a good eye squint. – English Proverb

Love makes the world go round – English Proverb

Love me little, love me long. – English Proverb

Love me, love my dog. – English Proverb

Love of money is the root of all evil – English Proverb

Love thy neighbour as thyself – English Proverb

Love will find a way – English Proverb

Love your neighbour, yet pull not down your hedge. – English Proverb

Luck has a slender anchorage – English Proverb

Luck has a slender anchorage. – English Proverb

Luck has but a slender anchorage. – English Proverb

Luck is the idol of the idle. – English Proverb

Maidens should be meek till they be married. – English Proverb

Make haste slowly. – English Proverb

Make hay while the sun shines. – English Proverb

Make love not war. – English Proverb

Make not the door wider than the house. – English Proverb

Make not the sauce till you have caught the fish. – English Proverb

Make not your sail too big for the ballast. – English Proverb

Make not your sail too big for your ballast. – English Proverb

Make the best of a bad bargain. – English Proverb

Make yourself all honey and the flies will devour you. – English Proverb

Making a rod for your own back. – English Proverb

Man cannot live by bread alone. – English Proverb

Man does not live by bread alone – English Proverb

Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave. – Thomas Browne

Man is known by his friends – English Proverb

Man learns little from success, but much from failure. – English Proverb

Man who is his own lawyer has a fool for his client – English Proverb

Man with four balls can’t walk. – English Proverb

Manners make often fortunes. – English Proverb

Manners maketh man. – English Proverb

Manners maketh the man. – English Proverb

Many a cloud has a silver lining. – English Proverb

Many a good cow has an evil calf. – English Proverb

Many a good tune played on an old fiddle – English Proverb

Many a little makes a mickle – English Proverb

Many a mickle makes a muckle. – English Proverb

Many a one for land takes a fool by the hand. – English Proverb

Many a one says well that thinks ill. – English Proverb

Many a slip ‘twixt cup and lip – English Proverb

Many a true word is spoken in jest. – English Proverb

Many are called but few are chosen. – English Proverb

Many can pack the cards that cannot play. – English Proverb

Many dogs may easily worry one hare. – English Proverb

Many drops make a shower. – English Proverb

Many hands make light work. – English Proverb

Many lords, many laws. – English Proverb

Many things are lost for want of asking. – English Proverb

Many women, many words; many geese, many turds. – English Proverb

Many words will not fill a bushel. – English Proverb

March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb – English Proverb

March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers – English Proverb

Marriage halves our griefs, doubles our joys, and quadruples our expenses. – English Proverb

Marriages are made in heaven – English Proverb

Marry in haste repent at leisure. – English Proverb

Marry in haste, and repent at leisure. – English Proverb

Marry in lent, and you’ll learn to repent. – English Proverb

Marry your son when you will, your daughter when you can. – English Proverb

Master your passions or your passions will master you. – English Proverb

May as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb. – English Proverb

Measure twice, cut once. – English Proverb

Meddle not with another man’s matter. – English Proverb

Medicines be not meat to live by. – English Proverb

Men are not angels. – English Proverb

Men are not measured in inches. – English Proverb

Men get wealth and women keep it. – English Proverb

Men leap over where the hedge is lower. – English Proverb

Men make houses, women make homes. – English Proverb

Men talk only to conceal the mind. – English Proverb

Might is right. – English Proverb

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow – English Proverb

Milk the cow that standeth still. – English Proverb

Mind other men, but most yourself. – English Proverb

Mind what you must live by. – English Proverb

Mind your own business. – English Proverb

Mind your p’s and q’s. – English Proverb

Mind your P’s and Q’s. or British: Mind your manners.””’ – English Proverb

Misery loves company. – English Proverb

Misfortunes come of themselves. – English Proverb

Misfortunes hasten age. – English Proverb

Misfortunes never come singly. – English Proverb

Misfortunes come on wings and depart on foot. – English Proverb

Miss is as good as a mile – English Proverb

Moderation in all things – English Proverb

Monday’s child is fair of face – English Proverb

Money begets money. – English Proverb

Money doesn’t grow on trees – English Proverb

Money for old rope. – English Proverb

Money is a good servant, but a bad master. – English Proverb

Money is the root of all evil. – English Proverb

Money isn’t everything – English Proverb

Money makes the mare go. – English Proverb

Money makes the pot boil. – English Proverb

Money makes the world go around. – English Proverb

Money makes the world go round – English Proverb

Money spent on brain is never spent in vain. – English Proverb

Money talks, bullshit walks. – English Proverb

Money talks. – English Proverb

More haste, less speed. – English Proverb

More the merrier – English Proverb

More things change, the more they stay the same – English Proverb

More ways of killing a cat than choking it with cream – English Proverb

Mouth is in gear, brain is in neutral. – English Proverb

Much ado and little help. – English Proverb

Much bran and little meal. – English Proverb

Much bread grows in a winter night. – English Proverb

Much is expected where much is given. – English Proverb

Much travel is needed to ripen a man’s rawness. – English Proverb

Music has charms to soothe the savage breast – English Proverb

Must is a king’s word. – English Proverb

My mind to me is a kingdom. – English Proverb

Name not a rope in his house who hanged himself. – English Proverb

Natural folly is bad enough, but learned folly is intolerable. – English Proverb

Nature abhors a vacuum. – English Proverb

Nature is beyond all teaching. – English Proverb

Nature is the true law. – English Proverb

Nature, time, and patience are three great physicians. – English Proverb

Necessity is the mother of all invention. – English Proverb

Necessity is the mother of invention. – English Proverb

Needs must when the devil drives. – English Proverb

Ne’er cast a clout till May be out. – English Proverb

Never ask pardon before you are accused. – English Proverb

Never choose your women or linen by candlelight. – English Proverb

Never do things by halves. – English Proverb

Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow. – English Proverb

Never fall out with your bread and butter. – English Proverb

Never give a sucker an even break – English Proverb

Never go to bed on an argument – English Proverb

Never judge a book by its cover – English Proverb

Never judge the book by it’s cover. – English Proverb

Never lay sorrow to your heart when others lay it to their heels. – English Proverb

Never lend that thing you most need. – English Proverb

Never let the right hand know what the left hand is doing. – English Proverb

Never let the sun go down on your anger. – English Proverb

Never lie to your doctor. – English Proverb

Never lie to your lawyer. – English Proverb

Never look a gift horse in the mouth. – English Proverb

Never love with all your heart, it only ends in breaking. – English Proverb

Never put off till (until) tomorrow what you can do today. – English Proverb

Never put off till tomorrow what may be done today. – English Proverb

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow. – English Proverb

Never put off to tomorrow what you can do today. – English Proverb

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today

Never rains but it pours – English Proverb

Never say die. – English Proverb

Never say never. – English Proverb

Never send a boy to do a man’s job. – English Proverb

Never speak ill of the dead – English Proverb

Never step over one duty to perform another. – English Proverb

Never swap horses crossing a stream. – English Proverb

Never tell tales out of school. – English Proverb

Never tell your enemy that your foot aches. – English Proverb

Never too late – English Proverb

Never too old to learn. 

Never trouble trouble ’til trouble troubles you. – English Proverb

Never trouble trouble until trouble troubles you. – English Proverb

Never write what you dare not sign. – English Proverb

Never, Never… allow anyone to persuade you to suspend your common sense. – English Proverb

New brooms sweep clean. – English Proverb

New brooms sweep clear. – English Proverb

New meat begets a new appetite. – English Proverb

Nine tailors make a man – English Proverb

No accounting for tastes – English Proverb

No alchemy like savings. – English Proverb

No barber shaves so close but another finds his work. – English Proverb

No book was so bad, but some good might be got out of it. – English Proverb

No cows, no cares. – English Proverb

No fire without some smoke. – English Proverb

No fool like an old fool – English Proverb

No gain without pain. – English Proverb

No good building without a good foundation. – English Proverb

No hoof, no horse. – English Proverb

No longer foster, no longer friend. – English Proverb

No man better knows what good is than he who has endured evil. – English Proverb

No man can play the fool so well as the wise man. – English Proverb

No man can serve two masters. – English Proverb

No man has a worse friend than he brings from home. – English Proverb

No man is an island. – English Proverb

No man is angry that feels not himself hurt. – English Proverb

No man is born into this world, whose work is not born with him. – English Proverb

No man is content with his lot. – English Proverb

No man is indispensable. – English Proverb

No man so wise but he may be deceived. – English Proverb

No man’s religion ever survived his morals. – English Proverb

No mischief but a woman or a priest is at the bottom of it. – English Proverb

No names, no pack-drill – English Proverb

No need of words, trust deeds. – English Proverb

No news is good news. – English Proverb

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent – English Proverb

No one knows where the shoe pinches, but he who wears it. – English Proverb

No pain, no gain. – English Proverb

No pain, no injury. – English Proverb

No place like home – English Proverb

No rest for the wicked – English Proverb

No revenge is more honorable than the one not taken. – English Proverb

No risk, no gain. – English Proverb

No root, no fruit. – English Proverb

No smoke without fire. – English Proverb

No such thing as a free lunch – English Proverb

No such thing as bad publicity – English Proverb

No summer, but has its winter. – English Proverb

No time like the present. – English Proverb

No time to waste like the present. – English Proverb

No use crying over spilt milk – English Proverb

No use locking the stable door after the horse has bolted – English Proverb

No worst pestilence than a familiar enemy. – English Proverb

No wrong without a remedy. – English Proverb

Noble birth is a poor dish at table. – English Proverb

Noblesse oblige. – English Proverb

Nod’s as good as a wink to a blind horse – English Proverb

None but the brave deserve the fair. – English Proverb

None can guess the jewel by the casket. – English Proverb

None ever took a stone out of the temple but the dust did fly in his eyes. – English Proverb

None knows the weight of another’s burden. – English Proverb

None so blind as those who will not see – English Proverb

None so deaf as those who will not hear

Nothing enters into a close hand. – English Proverb

Nothing for nothing. – English Proverb

Nothing is certain but death and taxes – English Proverb

Nothing is lost in a good market. – English Proverb

Nothing is terrible except fear itself. – English Proverb

Nothing new under the sun – English Proverb

Nothing succeeds like success. – English Proverb

Nothing venture, nothing gain. – English Proverb

Nothing venture, nothing have. – English Proverb

Nothing ventured, nothing gained. – English Proverb

Now or never. – English Proverb

Nurture and good manners makes man. – English Proverb

O, God, if there be a God, save my soul if I have a soulǃ (A soldier before the battle of Blenheim in 1704)

Obedience is much more seen in little things than in great. – English Proverb

Of a thorn springs not a fig. – English Proverb

Of soup and love, the first is best. – English Proverb

Of two evils choose the least. – English Proverb

Of wine the middle, of oil the top, and of honey the bottom is best. – English Proverb

Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive. – English Proverb

Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet… – Rudyard Kipling

Oil and water don’t mix – English Proverb

Old age doesn’t protect from folly. – English Proverb

Old be, or young die. – English Proverb

Old chains gall less than new. – English Proverb

Old habbits die hard. – English Proverb

Old habits die hard. – English Proverb

Old is gold. – English Proverb

Old love will not be forgotten. – English Proverb

Old men, when they marry young women, make much of death. – English Proverb

Old praise dies unless you feed it. – English Proverb

Old saws speak truth. – English Proverb

Old sheep shouldn’t dress in lamb’s fashion. – English Proverb

Old sins have long shadows. – English Proverb

Old soldiers never die, they simply fade away.

Old streets a glamour hold. – K. W. Baker

On painting and fighting look aloof.

Once a thief, always a thief – English Proverb

Once a use and ever a custom. – English Proverb

Once bitten, forever smitten. – English Proverb

Once bitten, twice shy. – English Proverb

Once smitten, twice shy. – English Proverb

One acre of performance, is worth twenty of the land of promise. – English Proverb

One boy is more trouble that a dozen girls. 

One can love and be wise. – English Proverb

One doctor makes work for another. – English Proverb

One does harm, and another bears the blame. – English Proverb

One does not wash one’s dirty linen in public. – English Proverb

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. – English Proverb

One funeral makes many. – English Proverb

One good turn deserves another. – English Proverb

One half of the world does not know how the other half lives. – English Proverb

One hand washes the other. – English Proverb

One law for the rich and another for the poor – English Proverb

One man’s loss is another man’s gain. – English Proverb

One man’s meat is another man’s poison. – English Proverb

One man’s meat is another’s poison. – English Proverb

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. – English Proverb

One might as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb. – English Proverb

One nail drives out another. – English Proverb

One of these day is none of these days. – English Proverb

One of these days is none of these days. – English Proverb

One picture is worth ten thousand words. – English Proverb

One rotten apple spoils the whole barrel. – English Proverb

One rotten apple will spoil the whole barrel. or One scabbed sheep mars the whole flock. – English Proverb

One secret of success is to know how to deny yourself and other people. – English Proverb

One step at a time. – English Proverb

One swallow does not make a summer. – English Proverb

One swallow doesn’t make a summer. – English Proverb

One thief will not rob another. – English Proverb

One volunteer is worth two pressed men. – English Proverb

One year of joy, another of comfort, and all rest of content. – English Proverb

One year’s seeding makes seven years weeding – English Proverb

One’s own fire is pleasant. – English Proverb

Only fools and horses work – English Proverb

Only the good die young. – English Proverb

Only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches. – English Proverb

Only two things in life are certain; death and taxes. – English Proverb

Opera ain’t over till the fat lady sings – English Proverb

Opportunity makes the thief. – English Proverb

Opportunity never knocks twice at any man’s door – English Proverb

Opportunity seldom knocks twice. – English Proverb

Opposites attract – English Proverb

Ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. – English Proverb

Our country, right or wrongǃ – Stephen Decatur

Our fear commonly meets us at the door by which we think to run from it. – English Proverb

Our friends are our mirrors and show us ourselves. – English Proverb

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall. – English Proverb

Out of sight, out of mind. – English Proverb

Out of sight… Out of mind. – English Proverb

Paddle your own … – English Proverb

Paddle your own canoe. – English Proverb

Pain is only weakness leaving the body. – English Proverb

Parsley seed goes nine times to the Devil – English Proverb

Past shame, past grace. – English Proverb

Patience is a bitter plant, but it has sweet fruit. – English Proverb

Patience is a virtue. – English Proverb

Pay what you owe and you’ll know what you’re worth. – English Proverb

Peace makes plenty. – English Proverb

Pen is mightier than sword – English Proverb

Penny saved is a penny earned – English Proverb

Penny wise and pound foolish – English Proverb

Penny wise, pound foolish. – English Proverb

People only throw stones at trees with fruit on them. – English Proverb

People who live in glass houses should not throw stones. – English Proverb

People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. – English Proverb

People with wax heads shouldn’t walk in the sun. – English Proverb

Person is known by the company he keeps – English Proverb

Physician, heal thyself – English Proverb

Picture paints a thousand words – English Proverb

Pigs might fly lest they had wings. – English Proverb

Pin not your faith on another’s sleeve. – English Proverb

Place for everything and everything in its place – English Proverb

Please the eye and plague the heart. – English Proverb

Pleasures shorten tedious nights. – English Proverb

Plenty know good ale, but don’t know much after that. – English Proverb

Plough deep while sluggards sleep, and you will have corn to sell and keep. – English Proverb

Pluck not a courtesy in the bud. – English Proverb

Poets are born, but orators are trained. – English Proverb

Poison is poison though it comes in a golden cup. – English Proverb

Politeness costs nothing and gains everything. – English Proverb

Politics makes strange bedfellows. – English Proverb

Poor men go to heaven as soon as rich. – English Proverb

Poor men seek meat for their stomach, rich men stomach for their meat. – English Proverb

Poor thieves in halters we behold; And great thieves in their chains of gold. – English Proverb

Poor Trust is dead; Bad Pay killed him. – English Proverb

Poor workman always blames his tools – English Proverb

Possession is nine points of the law – English Proverb

Poverty is an enemy to good manners. – English Proverb

Poverty is no vice, but an inconvenience. – English Proverb

Poverty is not a shame, but the being ashamed of it is. – English Proverb

Poverty is the reward of idleness. – English Proverb

Power attracts the corruptible. – English Proverb

Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely. – English Proverb

Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely. – English Proverb

Practice does not make perfect but a perfect practice makes perfect. – English Proverb

Practice makes perfect. – English Proverb

Practice makes permanent. – English Proverb

Practice what you preach. – English Proverb

Praise the day at sunset. – English Proverb

Praise the sea but keep on land. – English Proverb

Prayer knocks till the door opens. – English Proverb

Precepts teach, examples move. – English Proverb

Prettiness dies first. – English Proverb

Prevention is better than cure. – English Proverb

Price of liberty is eternal vigilance – English Proverb

Pride comes before a fall – English Proverb

Pride comes before the fall. – English Proverb

Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst, and cold. – English Proverb

Pride in prosperity turns to misery in adversity. – English Proverb

Problem shared is a problem halved – English Proverb

Procrastination is the thief of time. – English Proverb

Proffer’d service stinks. – English Proverb

Promise is debt. – English Proverb

Proof of the pudding is in the eating – English Proverb

Prophet is not recognized in his own land – English Proverb

Proportion your expenses to what you have, not what you expect. – English Proverb

Prosperity discovers vices, and adversity virtue. – English Proverb

Prosperity gets followers, but adversity distinguishes them. – English Proverb

Proverb run in pairs. – English Proverb

Proverbs are the children of experience. – English Proverb

Punishment is lame but it comes. – English Proverb

Put a beggar on horseback and he’ll ride it to death. – English Proverb

Put new wine into old bottles.. – English Proverb

Put not fire to flax. – English Proverb

Put not thy hand between the bark and the tree. – English Proverb

Put your best foot forward – English Proverb

Put your money where your mouth is. – English Proverb

Quarrelsome dogs get dirty coats. – English Proverb

Quick at meat, quick at work. – English Proverb

Quid pro quo – English Proverb

Rain before seven, fine before eleven – English Proverb

Rain before seven; clear before eleven. – English Proverb

Raining cats and dogs. – English Proverb

Raise no more devils than you can lay. – English Proverb

Rather weigh the will of the speaker, than the worth of the words. – English Proverb

Rats desert a sinking ship. – English Proverb

Raw cucumber makes the churchyards prosperous. – English Proverb

Raw leather will stretch. – English Proverb

Reality is not only stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine. – English Proverb

Reason does not come before years. – English Proverb

Reckless youth makes rueful age. – English Proverb

Red sky at night: shepherd’s delight. Red sky in the morning: shepherd’s warning. – English Proverb

Repeating a lie, doesn’t make that lie true. – English Proverb

Reputation is commonly measured by the acre. – English Proverb

Revenge is a dish best served cold. – English Proverb

Revenge is a dish that should be eaten cold. 

Revenge is sweet – English Proverb

Riches serve a wise man but command a fool. – English Proverb

Rising tide lifts all boats – English Proverb

Road to hell is paved with good intentions – English Proverb

Rob Peter to pay Paul – English Proverb

Rolling stone gathers no moss – English Proverb

Rome was not built in a day. – English Proverb

Rome wasn’t built in a day. – English Proverb

Rome wasn’t built in one day. – English Proverb

Romeo must die in order to save the love. – English Proverb

Rules are made to be broken. – English Proverb

Rules were meant to be broken. – English Proverb

Salvage Something From Every Setback. – English Proverb

Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. – English Proverb

Save something for the man that rides the white horse. – English Proverb

Scratch a Russian and you will find a Tartar. – English Proverb

Scratch my back and i will scratch yours. – English Proverb

Second thoughts are the best. – English Proverb

See a pin and pick it up, all the day you’ll have good luck. – English Proverb

See a pin and pick it up, all the day you’ll have good luck; see a pin and let it lie, bad luck you’ll have all day – English Proverb

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. – English Proverb

Seeing is believing. – English Proverb

Seek and ye shall find. – English Proverb

Seek and you shall find – English Proverb

Seek much, and get something; seek little, and get nothing. – English Proverb

Self-praise is no praise at all. – English Proverb

Self-preservation is the first law of nature. – English Proverb

Sell not virtue to purchase wealth. – English Proverb

Send your charity abroad wrapped in blankets. – English Proverb

Set a herring to catch a whale. – English Proverb

Set a thief to catch a thief. – English Proverb

Set good against evil. – English Proverb

Set out wisely at first; custom will make every virtue more easy and pleasant to you than any vice can be. – English Proverb

Sex is like war, both are exciting but neither informative. – English Proverb

Shame take him that shame thinketh. – English Proverb

Share and share alike – English Proverb

Shit or get off the pot. – English Proverb

Shoemaker, stick to your last. – English Proverb

Shoemaker’s son always goes barefoot – English Proverb

Short acquaintance brings repentance. – English Proverb

Shrouds have no pockets – English Proverb

Silence gives consent. – English Proverb

Silence is golden. – English Proverb

Silence means consent. – English Proverb

Sin is the root of much sorrow. – English Proverb

Six hours for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool. – English Proverb

Six hours’ sleep for a man, seven for a woman and eight for a fool. – English Proverb

Slop your hogs before you feed your children. – English Proverb

Slow and steady wins the race. – English Proverb

Slow but sure – English Proverb

Small birds must have meat. – English Proverb

Small cheer and great welcome make a great feast. – English Proverb

Smile, and the world smiles with you; cry, and you cry alone. – English Proverb

Soft answer turneth away wrath – English Proverb

Soft fire makes sweet malt. – English Proverb

Softly, softly, catchee monkey – English Proverb

Some are very busy and yet do nothing. – English Proverb

Some are wise and some are otherwise. – English Proverb

Some days you get the bear, other days the bear gets you. – English Proverb

Some have been thought brave because they were afraid to run away. – English Proverb

Some man are wise, and some are otherwise. – English Proverb

Some men go through a forest and see no firewood. – English Proverb

Some men have only one book in them, others a library. – English Proverb

Sometimes clemency is cruelty, and cruelty clemency. – English Proverb

Sometimes people who live in glass houses throw stones because their windows are painted. – English Proverb

Sometimes you must be cruel to be kind. – English Proverb

Soon learnt, soon forgotten. – English Proverb

Soon ripe, soon rotten. – English Proverb

Sorrow for a husband is like a pain in the elbow, sharp and short. – English Proverb

Sorrow is always dry. – English Proverb

Sorrow remembered sweetens present joy. – English Proverb

Sow thin, shear thin. – English Proverb

Spare the rod and spoil the child. – English Proverb

Spare the rod, spoil the child. – English Proverb

Speak as you find – English Proverb

Speak not of my debts unless you mean to pay them. – English Proverb

Speak softly and carry a big stick – English Proverb

Speaking of the devil. – English Proverb

Speech is silver, but silence is golden. – English Proverb

Spread the table and contention will cease. – English Proverb

Spring has come when you can put your foot on three daisies. – English Proverb

Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush. – English Proverb

Squeaky wheel gets the grease – English Proverb

Starve a fever, feed a cold. – English Proverb

Stew it and it will only stink more. – English Proverb

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

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will break my spirit. – English Proverb

Still he fisheth that catcheth one. – English Proverb

Still water runs deep. – English Proverb

Still waters are the deepest. – English Proverb

Stitch in time saves nine – English Proverb

Stolen fruit is sweet. – English Proverb

Stolen fruit is the sweetest. – English Proverb

Strike while the iron is hot. – English Proverb

Strike while the iron is hot. or Make hay while the sun shines. – English Proverb

Stupid is as stupid does – English Proverb

Stupidity won’t kill you, but it can make you sweat. – English Proverb

Success has many fathers, while failure is an orphan – English Proverb

Success is a journey not a destination. – English Proverb

Success makes a fool seem wise. – English Proverb

Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. – English Proverb

Sweep in front of your own door. – English Proverb

Sweep the house with a broom in may and you’ll sweep the luck of the house away. – English Proverb

Sweet are the uses of adversity. – English Proverb

Take a dog for a companion and a stick in your hand. – English Proverb

Take a hair of the dog that has bitten you. – English Proverb

Take all things as they come and be content. – English Proverb

Take care of number one. – English Proverb

Take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves – English Proverb

Take care of your pennies and your pounds will take care of your heirs and barristers. – English Proverb

Take heed is a fair thing. – English Proverb

Take heed of enemies reconciled, and of meat twice boiled. – English Proverb

Take heed you do not find what you do not seek. – English Proverb

Take heed you find not what you do not seek. – English Proverb

Take the will for the deed. – English Proverb

Take things as you find them. – English Proverb

Takes a thief to catch a thief – English Proverb

Takes all sorts to make a world – English Proverb

Takes one to know one – English Proverb

Talk is cheap. – English Proverb

Talk of the devil – and the devil appears. – English Proverb

Talk of the devil and he is sure to appear. – English Proverb

Talk of the Devil, and he is bound to appear – English Proverb

Talk the hind legs off a donkey. – English Proverb

Talking a mile a minute. – English Proverb

Tell not all you know, all you have, or all you can do. – English Proverb

Tell the truth and shame the devil. – English Proverb

That government is best which governs least. – English Proverb

That sick man is not to be pitied who has his cure in his sleeve. – English Proverb

That which covers thee discovers thee. – English Proverb

That which does not kill us makes us stronger – English Proverb

That which does not kill you, makes you stronger. – English Proverb

That which shall be, shall be. – English Proverb

That’s not good language that all understand not. – English Proverb

The absent are always in the wrong. – English Proverb

The afterthought is good for nought, except it be to catch blind horses with. – English Proverb

The age of miracles is past – English Proverb

The air of a window is as the stroke of a cross-bow. – English Proverb

The anger is not warrantable that has seen two suns. – English Proverb

The ant had wings to her hurt. – English Proverb

The anvil fears no blows. – English Proverb

The apple never falls far from the tree. – English Proverb

The bait hides the hook. – English Proverb

The beauty of things lies in the mind that contemplates it. – English Proverb

The belly teaches all arts. – English Proverb

The best art conceals art. – English Proverb

The best defence is a good offence. – English Proverb

The best goods are cheapest in the end. – English Proverb

The best is cheapest. – English Proverb

The best is the enemy of the good – English Proverb

The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. – English Proverb

The best payment is on the peck bottom. – English Proverb

The best place for criticism is in front of your mirror. – English Proverb

The best remedy against an ill man, is much ground between. – English Proverb

The best things come in small packages. – English Proverb

The best things in life are free. – English Proverb

The best throw of the dice is to throw them away. – English Proverb

The best way to see divine light is to put out your own candle. – English Proverb

The best-laid schemes of mice and men gang aft agley – English Proverb

The bigger they are, the harder they fall. – English Proverb

The bigger, the better – English Proverb

The bird is known by his note, the man by his words. – English Proverb

The bottom line is the bottom line – English Proverb

The boughs that bear most hang lowest. – English Proverb

The boy is father to the man – English Proverb

The brains don’t like in the beard. – English Proverb

The brains of a fox will be of little service if you play with the paw of a lion. – English Proverb

The bread always falls buttered side down – English Proverb

The calmest husbands make the stormiest wives. – English Proverb

The camel asking for horns lost also his ears. – English Proverb

The cat has nine lives: three for playing, three for straying, three for staying. – English Proverb

The cat in gloves catches no mice. – English Proverb

The chain is no stronger than its weakest link. – English Proverb

The charitable give out the door and god puts in at the window. – English Proverb

The child is father of the man – English Proverb

The child is the father of the man – English Proverb

The citizen is at his business before the sun rises. – English Proverb

The coast is clear. – English Proverb

The coat makes the man. – English Proverb

The cobbler always wears the worst shoes – English Proverb

The cobbler’s wife is the worst shod. – English Proverb

The course of true love never did run smooth. – English Proverb

The covetous spends more than the liberal. – English Proverb

The cow that’s first up gets the first of the dew. – English Proverb

The crow went traveling abroad and came back just as black. – English Proverb

The crutch of time does more than the club of Hercules. – English Proverb

The cure is worse than the disease. – English Proverb

The customer is always right. – English Proverb

The darkest hour comes just before the dawn. – English Proverb

The darkest hour is just before dawn. – English Proverb

The darkest hour is that before the dawn. – English Proverb

The darkest place is under the candlestick. – English Proverb

The day is short and the work is long. – English Proverb

The descent to hell is easy. – English Proverb

The devil dances in empty pockets. – English Proverb

The devil finds work for idle hands. – English Proverb

The Devil has all the best tunes – English Proverb

The Devil is in the details – English Proverb

The Devil looks after his own – English Proverb

The Devil makes work for idle hands to do – English Proverb

The Devil take the hindmost – English Proverb

The Devil’s children have the Devil’s luck. – English Proverb

The difference is wide that the sheets will not decide. – English Proverb

The difficult is done at once, the impossible takes a little longer. – English Proverb

The dog that fetches will carry. – English Proverb

The dogs bark but the caravan passes on. – English Proverb

The door swings both ways. – English Proverb

The eagle does not catch flies. – English Proverb

The early bird catches the worm. – English Proverb

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. – English Proverb

The early bird gets the worm. – English Proverb

The empty can that makes the most noise – English Proverb

The end justifies the means. – English Proverb

The enemy of my enemy is my friend. – English Proverb

The English are a nation of shopkeepers. – English Proverb

The exception proves the rule. – English Proverb

The exception which proves the rule – English Proverb

The eye looks but it is the mind that sees. – English Proverb

The eyes are the window of the soul. – English Proverb

The eyes have one language everywhere. – English Proverb

The face is no index to the heart. – English Proverb

The fairer the hostess the fouler the reckoning. – English Proverb

The fall of a leaf is a whisper to the living. – English Proverb

The fat is in the fire – English Proverb

The fed hound never hunts. – English Proverb

The female of the species is more deadly than the male – English Proverb

The fingers have got pretty close to the thumb. – English Proverb

The first chapter of fools is to think themselves wise. – English Proverb

The first faults are theirs that commit them, the second theirs that permit them. – English Proverb

The first step is usually the hardest. – English Proverb

The first step to health is to know that we are sick. – English Proverb

The first year let your house to your enemy; the second to your friend; the third live in it yourself. – English Proverb

The fish will soon be caught that nibbles at every bait. – English Proverb

The fool wanders, the wise man travels. – English Proverb

The game isn’t worth the candle. – English Proverb

The generous man pays for nothing so much as what is given him. – English Proverb

The going gets tough, the tough get going. – English Proverb

The golden age never was the present age. – English Proverb

The good die young – English Proverb

The good is the enemy of the best. – English Proverb

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. – English Proverb

The grass is always greener on the other side of the hill. – English Proverb

The grass is always greener on the other side. – English Proverb

The greater the sinner, the greater the saint. – English Proverb

The greater the truth, the greater the libel. – English Proverb

The greatest barkers bite not sorest. – English Proverb

The greatest step is that out of doors. – English Proverb

The guilty dog barks the loudest. – English Proverb

The hand that gives gathers. – English Proverb

The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world. – English Proverb

The hardest step is over the threshold. – English Proverb

The head and feet keep warm, the rest will take no harm. – English Proverb

The heart sees farther than the head. – English Proverb

The heaviest baggage for a traveler is an empty wallet. – English Proverb

The husband is always the last to know – English Proverb

The ignorant always adore what they cannot understand. – English Proverb

The Italians are wise before the deed; the Germans in the deed; the french after the deed. – English Proverb

The joy of the heart makes the face fair. – English Proverb

The key to all action lies in belief. – English Proverb

The king can do no wrong. – English Proverb

The labourer is worthy of his hire – English Proverb

The land of the free, and the home of the brave. – Francis Scott Key

The last benefit is most remembered. – English Proverb

The last drop makes the cup run over. – English Proverb

The last fool never dies. – English Proverb

The last straw breaks the camel’s back. – English Proverb

The last will be first, and the first last. – English Proverb

The law is an ass – English Proverb

The leopard cannot change its spots. – English Proverb

The leopard does not change his spots. – English Proverb

The little cannot be great unless he devour many. – English Proverb

The longer we live, the more wonders we see. – English Proverb

The longest journey starts with a single step – English Proverb

The longest mile is the last mile home. – English Proverb

The love of money and the love of learning rarely meet. – English Proverb

The love of the wicked is more dangerous than their hatred. – English Proverb

The man in boots does not know the man in shoes. – English Proverb

The married man has many cares, the unmarried one many more. – English Proverb

The measure of our own sacrifice is the measure of our love. – English Proverb

The measure of our sacrifice is the measure of our love. – English Proverb

The mob has many heads but no brains. – English Proverb

The money you refuse will never do you good. – English Proverb

The more acquaintance, the more danger. – English Proverb

The more furrows the more corn. – English Proverb

The more the merrier. – English Proverb

The more things change, the more they stay the same. – English Proverb

The more you get the more you want. – English Proverb

The more you stroke the cat’s tail, the more he raises his back. – English Proverb

The most manifest sign of wisdom is a continual cheerfulness. – English Proverb

The nail that sticks out gets pounded. – English Proverb

The nail that sticks up will be hammered down. – From the Japanese, “deru kugi wa utareru.”

The nearer the bone, the sweeter the meat. – English Proverb

The nest of the blind bird is made by god. – English Proverb

The noisiest drum has nothing in it but air. – English Proverb

The noisy fowler catches no birds. – English Proverb

The north wind has no corn and a poor man no friend. – English Proverb

The offender never pardons. – English Proverb

The old ox plows a straight furrow. – English Proverb

The old should not be overfed. – English Proverb

The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune. – English Proverb

The only free cheese is in the mouse trap. – English Proverb

The only stupid question is the one that is not asked. – English Proverb

The opera ain’t over till the fat lady sings – English Proverb

The opera ain’t over until the fat lady sings. – English Proverb

The other side of the road always looks cleanest. – English Proverb

The Peerage is the Englishman’s Bible. – English Proverb

The pen is mightier than sword – English Proverb

The pen is mightier than the sword. – English Proverb

The person who is tired will find time to sleep. A person with a bad name is already half hanged. – English Proverb

The person who pursues revenge should dig two graves. – English Proverb

The pitcher goes so often to the well that it comes home broken at last. – English Proverb

The pitcher that goes too often to the well is broken at last. – English Proverb

The pitcher will go to the well once too often. – English Proverb

The post of honour is the post of danger. – English Proverb

The price of liberty is eternal vigilance – English Proverb

The proof of the pudding is in the eating. – English Proverb

The remedy is worse than the disease. – English Proverb

The rest is silence. – William Shakespeare, Hamlet

The rich knows not who is his friend. – English Proverb

The rich man may dine when he will, the poor man when he may. – English Proverb

The rich man spends his money, the poor man his strength. – English Proverb

The road to hell is paved with good intentions. – English Proverb

The saddest dog sometimes wags its tail. – English Proverb

The safest antidote against sorrow is employment. – English Proverb

The secret of success is constancy of purpose. – English Proverb

The ship that will not obey the helm will have to obey the rocks. – English Proverb

The shoemaker’s son always goes barefoot – English Proverb

The shortest answer is doing. – English Proverb

The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. – English Proverb

The show must go on. – English Proverb

The singer not the song – English Proverb

The skilfullest wanting money is scorned. – English Proverb

The Spaniard is a bad servant but a worse master. – English Proverb

The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. – English Proverb

The squeaking wheel gets the grease. – English Proverb

The squeaky wheel gets the grease. – English Proverb

The squeaky wheel that gets the grease – English Proverb

The start of a journey should never be mistaken for success. – English Proverb

The sting of a reproach is the truth of it. – English Proverb

The third time someone tries to put a saddle on you, you should admit you’re a horse. – English Proverb

The third’s the charm. – English Proverb

The tongue ever turns to the aching tooth. – English Proverb

The tree is known by its fruit. – English Proverb

The truth shall set you free, or The truth will set you free. – English Proverb

The truth shall set you free. – English Proverb

The truth will out – English Proverb

The value of ANYTHING is determined by the agreement of only two people. – English Proverb

The vicar of Bray will be vicar of Bray. – English Proverb

The village slatternly wench has the form of a dove, the heart of a fox, and the mind of an toad. – English Proverb

The voice of the people is the voice of god. – English Proverb

The wages of sin is death – English Proverb

The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. – English Proverb

The whole is greater than the sum of the parts – English Proverb

The wind in one’s face makes one wise. – English Proverb

The wish is father to the thought. – English Proverb

The wit of one man, the wisdom of many. – English Proverb

The wolf finds a reason for taking the lamb. – English Proverb

The world is your oyster. – English Proverb

The world still he keeps at his staff’s end that needs not to borrow and never will lend. – English Proverb

The worse the passage the more welcome the port. – English Proverb

The worth of a thing is what it will bring. – English Proverb

The younger brother the better gentleman. – English Proverb

There are as good fish in the sea as ever were caught. – English Proverb

There are more ways of killing a cat than choking it with cream – English Proverb

There are no small parts, only small actors. – English Proverb

There are none so blind as they who do not want to see. – English Proverb

There are none so blind as those, that will not see – English Proverb

There are too many chiefs and not enough Indians. – English Proverb

There are two sides to every question. – English Proverb

There but for the grace of God, go I – English Proverb

There is a remedy for everything except death. – English Proverb

There is a time and place for everything. – English Proverb

There is a time to speak and a time to be silent. – English Proverb

There is an exception to every rule. – English Proverb

There is an hour wherein a man might be happy all his life, could he find it. – English Proverb

There is better fish in the sea than have ever been caught. – English Proverb

There is but an hour a day between a good housewife and a bad one. – English Proverb

There is but one good mother-in-law and she is dead. – English Proverb

There is but one road out of the tower and that leads to the scaffold. – English Proverb

There is danger in delay. – English Proverb

There is honor even among thieves. – English Proverb

There is honour among thieves. – English Proverb

There is luck in odd numbers. – English Proverb

There is never a debt is paid so high as that which the wet owes to the dry. – English Proverb

There is no benefit that sticks to the fingers. – English Proverb

There is no better looking-glass than an old friend. – English Proverb

There is no better manure than the farmer’s foot. – English Proverb

There is no blindness like ignorance. – English Proverb

There is no flying from fate. – English Proverb

There is no fool than an old fool. – English Proverb

There is no good accord where every man would be a lord. – English Proverb

There is no greater torment than to be alone in paradise. – English Proverb

There is no little enemy. – English Proverb

There is no royal road to learning. – English Proverb

There is no smoke without fire. – English Proverb

There is no time like the present. – English Proverb

There is no tree but bears some fruit. – English Proverb

There is not the thickness of a sixpence between good and evil. – English Proverb

There is nothing more precious than time and nothing more prodigally wasted. – English Proverb

There is nothing new under the sun. – English Proverb

There is safety in numbers. – English Proverb

There is small choice in rotten apples. – English Proverb

There was never a conflict without a woman. – English Proverb

There’s a sin of omission as well as commission. – English Proverb

There’s a time and a place for everything – English Proverb

There’s always a calm before a storm. – English Proverb

There’s always a deep breath before a plunge. – English Proverb

There’s always more fish in the sea – English Proverb

There’s an exception to every rule – English Proverb

There’s daggers in men’s smiles. – William Shakespeare

There’s honour among thieves – English Proverb

There’s many a good cock come out of a tattered bag. – English Proverb

There’s many a good tune played on an old fiddle. – English Proverb

There’s many a slip ‘twixt cup and lip. – English Proverb

There’s many a slip ‘twixt the cup and the lip. – English Proverb

There’s more than one way to skin a cat. – English Proverb

There’s no accounting for taste. – English Proverb

There’s no arguing with the barrel of a gun. – English Proverb

There’s no fool like an old fool. – English Proverb

There’s no peace for the wicked. – English Proverb

There’s no place like home. – English Proverb

There’s no smoke without fire – English Proverb

There’s no substitute for experience. – English Proverb

There’s no such thing as a free lunch. – English Proverb

There’s no such thing as bad publicity – English Proverb

There’s no time like the present. – English Proverb

There’s none so blind as those who will not see. – English Proverb

There’s none so deaf as those who will not hear – English Proverb

There’s nowt so queer as folk – English Proverb

There’s one born every minute – English Proverb

There’s one law for the rich and another for the poor. – English Proverb

There’s safety in numbers – English Proverb

They brag most that can do the least. – English Proverb

They that sow the wind, shall reap the whirlwind – English Proverb

They that think no ill are soonest beguiled. – English Proverb

They who have much business must have much pardon. – English Proverb

They who love most are least valued. – English Proverb

They who would be young when they are old must be old when they are young. – English Proverb

Thing of beauty is a joy forever – English Proverb

Things are not always what they seem. – English Proverb

Things done cannot be undone. – English Proverb

Things past cannot be recalled. 

Think and thank god. – Engl – English Proverbsh Proverb

Think before you speak. – English Proverb

Think globally, act locally. – English Proverb

Think of ease, but work on. – English Proverb

Thinking is very far from knowing. – English Proverb

Third time lucky – English Proverb

This too, shall pass. – English Proverb

Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it – English Proverb

Those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. – English Proverb

Those who sleep with dogs will rise with fleas – English Proverb

Thou shalt not kill – English Proverb

Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t. – William Shakespeare

Though thou hast ever so many counsellors, yet do not forsake the counsel of thy own soul. – English Proverb

Thought is free. – William Shakespeare

Thrift is a great revenue. a little, often, leaves wrinkles in the purse. – English Proverb

Throw dirt enough, and some will stick. – English Proverb

Time and thinking tame the strongest grief. – English Proverb

Time and tide wait for no man. – English Proverb

Time and tide wait for no men. – English Proverb

Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana. – English Proverb

Time flies when you’re having fun. – English Proverb

Time flies. – English Proverb

Time heals all wounds. – English Proverb

Time himself is bald. – William Shakespeare

Time is a file that wears and makes no noise. – English Proverb

Time is a great healer. – English Proverb

Time is money. – English Proverb

Time is of the essence. – English Proverb

Time is precious. – English Proverb

Time is the soul of business. – English Proverb

Time trieth truth. – English Proverb

Time will tell. – English Proverb

Times change and we with them. – English Proverb

’tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all – English Proverb

‘Tis money that begets money. – English Proverb

Tit for tat. – English Proverb

To be all in the same boat. – English Proverb

To be good tends to give absence later on. – English Proverb

To be on one’s last legs. – English Proverb

To burn the candle at both ends. – English Proverb

To each his own. – English Proverb

To err is human, to forgive divine. – Alexander Pope

To err is human, to forgive is divine. – English Proverb

To err is human; to forgive divine – English Proverb

To every thing there is a season – English Proverb

To kill two birds with one stone. – English Proverb

To know all is to forgive all. – English Proverb

To know where the shoe pinches. – English Proverb

To sow one’s wild oats. – English Proverb

To talk without thinking is to shoot without aiming. – English Proverb

To the victor go the spoils – English Proverb

To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive – English Proverb

Today is the first day of the rest of your life. – English Proverb

Tomorrow is a new day. – English Proverb

Tomorrow is another day. – English Proverb

Tomorrow never comes – English Proverb

Too far East is West. – English Proverb

Too hot to last. – English Proverb

Too many cooks spoil the broth. – English Proverb

Too much money makes one mad. – English Proverb

Too much of ought is good for nought. – English Proverb

Touch pot, touch penny. – English Proverb

Touch wood. – English Proverb

Tread on a worm and it will turn. – English Proverb

Tread on the ball, live to spend all. – English Proverb

Treat them mean, keep them keen. – English Proverb

Trouble shared is a trouble halved – English Proverb

Trust god and keep your powder dry. – English Proverb

Trust not a new friend or an old enemy. – English Proverb

Truth comes back where she has once visited. – English Proverb

Truth gives a short answer, lies go round about. – English Proverb

Truth has a scratched face. – English Proverb

Truth is stranger than fiction. – English Proverb

Truth may be blamed, but it shall never be shamed. – English Proverb

Truth often hides in an ugly pool. – English Proverb

Truth seeks no corners. – English Proverb

Truth will out. – English Proverb

Try not to become a man of success but a man of value. – English Proverb

Turn the cake in the pan. – English Proverb

Two blacks don’t make a white – English Proverb

Two heads are better than one. – English Proverb

Two is a company; three is a crowd. – English Proverb

Two is company, but three’s a crowd – English Proverb

Two is company, three is none.

Two sides to every question – English Proverb

Two things a man should never get angry at: what he can help and what he cannot. – English Proverb

Two things prolong your life: A quiet heart and a loving wife. – English Proverb

Two wrongs do not make a right. – English Proverb

Two wrongs don’t make a right, but three lefts do. – English Proverb

Two wrongs don’t make a right. – English Proverb

Two’s company, three’s a crowd. – English Proverb

Undertake no more than you can perform. – English Proverb

United we stand, divided we fall. – English Proverb

Up a creek without a paddle. – English Proverb

Use it or lose it. – English Proverb

Use soft words and hard arguments. – English Proverb

Use your wit as a shield, not as a sword. – English Proverb

Give him an inch and he’ll take a mile. – English Proverb

Variety is the spice of life. – English Proverb

Venture a small fish to catch a much greater one. – English Proverb

Venture not to defend what your judgment doubts of. – English Proverb

Virtue is its own reward – English Proverb

Virtue which parleys is near a surrender. – English Proverb

Virtue which parleys is near surrender. – English Proverb

Volunteer is worth twenty pressed men – English Proverb

Vows made in storms are forgotten in calms. – English Proverb

Wade not in unknown waters. – English Proverb

Wages of sin is death – English Proverb

Walk softly, carry a big stick. – English Proverb

Walk the talk. – English Proverb

Walls have ears – English Proverb

Walnuts and pears you plant for your heirs – English Proverb

Want is the whetstone of wit. – English Proverb

War is too important to be left to the generals. – English Proverb

Waste not, want not. – English Proverb

Watched pot never boils – English Proverb

Way to a man’s heart is through his stomach – English Proverb

We all make mistakes. – English Proverb

We are all Adam’s children, but silk makes the difference. – English Proverb

We are all in this together. – English Proverb

We are as near to heaven by sea as by land! – Humphrey Gilbert

We are often shot with our own feathers. – English Proverb

We are such stuff / As dreams are made of. – English Proverb

We are usually the best men when in the worst health. – English Proverb

We carry our greatest enemies within us. – English Proverb

We have all forgot more than we remember. – English Proverb

We have nothing to fear but fear itself. – English Proverb

We must learn to walk before we can run. – English Proverb

We must take the bad with the good. – English Proverb

We never know the worth of water until the well is dry. – English Proverb

We never miss the well till it runs dry. – English Proverb

We should not expect to find old heads on young shoulders. – English Proverb

Wealth rarely brings happiness. – English ProverbEnglish Proverb

Weel kens the mouse when pussie’s in. – English Proverb

Weigh justly and sell dearly. – English Proverb

Welcome is the best dish. – English Proverb

Welcome, evil, if thou comest alone. – English Proverb

Well begun is half done. – English Proverb

Well goes the case when wisdom counsels. – English Proverb

What “they say” is half lies. – English Proverb

What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive. – English Proverb

What bread men break is broken to them again. – English Proverb

What canna be cured maun be endured. – English Proverb

What cannot gold do? – English Proverb

What can’t be cured must be endured. – English Proverb

What can’t speak can’t lie. – English Proverb

What costs little is little esteemed. – English Proverb

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight — it’s the size of the fight in the dog. – English Proverb

What everybody says must be true. – English Proverb

What goes around comes around. – English Proverb

What goes up must come down. – English Proverb

What is a man but his mind? – English Proverb

What is bought is cheaper than a gift. – English Proverb

What is extraordinary, try to look at with your own eyes. – English Proverb

What is gold is worth gold. – English Proverb

What may be done at ony time will be done at nae time. – English Proverb

What the church doesn’t take, the exchequer carries away. – English Proverb

What the eye doesn’t see, the heart doesn’t grieve over. – English Proverb

What we first learn we best ken. – English Proverb

What will be, will be. – English Proverb

What you don’t know can’t hurt you. – English Proverb

What you lose on the swings you gain on the roundabouts. – English Proverb

What you see is what you get. – English Proverb

What you sow is what you reap. – English Proverb

Whatever man has done, man may do. – English Proverb

Whatever you do, act wisely, and consider the end. – English Proverb

What’s drinking? / A mere pause from thinking. – Lord Byron

What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. – English Proverb

What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. – English Proverb

Whatsoever was the father of the disease, an ill diet was the mother. – English Proverb

When a ewie’s drowned she’s dead. – English Proverb

When a man repeats a promise again and again, he means to fail you. – English Proverb

When a man’s coat is threadbare it is easy to pick a hole in it. – English Proverb

When a proud man hears another praised, he feels himself injured. – English Proverb

When a snake gets warm on ice, then a German will wish well to a Czech. – English Proverb

When Adam delved, and Eve span, where was then the gentleman? – English Proverb

When all candles be out, all cats be gray. – English Proverb

When all fruit fails, welcome haws. – English Proverb

When all is wet to the skin, hold out yet. – English Proverb

When all men say you are an ass it is time to bray. – English Proverb

When all men say you are an ass, it is high time to bray. – English Proverb

When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. – English Proverb

When drink’s in wit’s oot. – English Proverb

When everyone takes care of himself, care is taken of all. – English Proverb

When flatterers meet, the devil goes to dinner. – English Proverb

When flatters meet, the devil goes to dinner. – English Proverb

When fools pipe, he may dance. – English Proverb

When friends fall out the truth doth appear. – English Proverb

When in doubt, do nothing. – English Proverb

When in doubt, do nought. – English Proverb

When in doubt, don’t. – English Proverb

When in doubt, leave it out. – English Proverb

When in motion, to push on is easy. – English Proverb

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. – English Proverb

When in Rome, do as the Romans. – English Proverb

When it rains, it pours. – English Proverb

When love cools fauts are seen. – English Proverb

When money speaks the world is silent. – English Proverb

When one door closes, another door opens. or God never closes one door without opening another. – English Proverb

When one door shuts, another opens. – English Proverb

When passion entereth at the foregate, wisdom goeth out of the postern. – English Proverb

When people have but little property, they take good care of it. – English Proverb

When the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. – English Proverb

When the cat is away, the mice will play. – English Proverb

When the cow has been sold with firmness you may relax for a while and go for a better one. – English Proverb

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. – English Proverb

When the head is sick, the whole body is sick. – English Proverb

When the oak is before the ash, then you will only get a splash; when the ash is before the oak, then you may expect a soak – English Proverb

When the pig is proffered, hold up the poke. – English Proverb

When the sword of rebellion is drawn, the sheath should be thrown away. – English Proverb

When the wine is in, the wit is out. – English Proverb

When thy friend asks, let there be no to-morrow. – English Proverb

When troubles are few, dreams are few. – English Proverb

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When war begins, then hell opens. – English Proverb

When ye are weel, haud yoursel sae. – English Proverb

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When you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras. – English Proverb

When you live next to the cemetery, you cannot weep for everyone. – English Proverb

When your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. – English Proverb

Where coin is not common, provisions can be scant. – English Proverb

Where every man is master the world goes to wreck. – English Proverb

Where God has a church the devil will have his chapel. – English Proverb

Where honour ceaseth, there knowledge decreasefh. – English Proverb

Where ignorance is bliss, ’tis folly to be wise. – English Proverb

Where old age is evil, youth can learn no good. – English Proverb

Where one door shuts, another opens. – English Proverb

Where there is a will, there is a way. – English Proverb

Where there is peace, god is. – English Proverb

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. – English Proverb

Where there’s marriage without love, there will be love without marriage. – English Proverb

Where there’s muck there’s brass. – English Proverb

Where vice goes before, vengeance follows after. – English Proverb

Where your will is ready your feet are light. – English Proverb

Where’s there’s muck, there’s money. – English Proverb

While the cat is away, the mice will play. – English Proverb

While the doctors consult, the patient dies. – English Proverb

While the grass grows the steed starves. – English Proverb

While there’s life, there’s hope. – English Proverb

While two dogs are fighting for a bone, a third runs away with it. – English Proverb

Whiskey on beer, never fear. Beer on whiskey, mighty risky. – English Proverb

Who comes uncalled, sits unserved. – English Proverb

Who digs a trap for others ends up in it himself. – English Proverb

Who eats his cock alone must saddle his horse alone. – English Proverb

Who falls short in the head must be long in the heels. – English Proverb

Who goes a beast to Rome, a beast returns. – English Proverb

Who has not served cannot command. – English Proverb

Who is so deaf or so blind as he that willfully will neither hear nor see? – English Proverb

Who keeps company with the wolves, will learn to howl. – English Proverb

Who spits against the wind, it falls in his face. – English Proverb

Who spits against the wind, it falls in his face. – English Proverb

Whoever gossips to you will gossip of you. – English Proverb

Whole is greater than the sum of the parts. – English Proverb

Whom God will destroy, he first make mad. – English Proverb

Whom the gods love die young. – English Proverb

Whom we love best, to them we can say the least. – English Proverb

Whose house is of glass, must not throw stones at another. – English Proverb

Why have a dog and bark yourself? – English Proverb

Why pay for the cow when the milk is free? – English Proverb

Why worry? If you worry – you die. If you don’t worry – you’ll still die. So why worry? – English Proverb

Wide ears and short tongue are the best. – English Proverb

Wide lugs an a short tongue is best. – English Proverb

Wife and children are bills of charges. – English Proverb

Willful waste makes woeful want. – English Proverb

Willful waste makes woeful want. – English Proverb

Wine in , truth out. – English Proverb

Wine sets an edge to wit. – English Proverb

Wink at small faults unless you can cast the first stone. – English Proverb

Winners never cheat and cheaters never win. – English Proverb

Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing. – English Proverb

Winter’s thunder is summer’s wonder. – English Proverb

Wipe wi’ the water and wash wi’ the towel. – English Proverb

Wise men learn by other men’s harms, fools by their own. – English Proverb

Wise men make proverbs but fools repeat them. – English Proverb

Wise men o sittin. – English Proverb

Wit is more often a shield than a lance. – English Proverb

Witches and harlots come out at night. – English Proverb

With customs we live well, but laws undo us. – English Proverb

With friends like that, who needs enemies? – English Proverb

With Latin, a horse, and money, you may travel the world. – English Proverb

With one child you may walk; with two you may ride; when you have three, at home you must bide. – English Proverb

Without danger we cannot get beyond danger. – English Proverb

Without sleep, no health. – English Proverb

Without temptation there is no victory. – English Proverb

Wives must be had, be they good or bad. – English Proverb

Woe to the house where there is no chiding. – English Proverb

Woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke. – English Proverb

Woman’s place is in the home. – English Proverb

Woman’s work is never done. – English Proverb

Women and children first. – English Proverb

Women are like wasps in their anger. – English Proverb

Women in mischief are wiser than men. – English Proverb

Women’s counsel is cold. – English Proverb

Wonder at your auld shoon when ye hae gotten your new. – English Proverb

Wonders will never cease. – English Proverb

Word to the wise is enough. – English Proverb

Words and feathers the wind carries away. – English Proverb

Words are but wind, but blows unkind. – English Proverb

Work expands so as to fill the time available. – English Proverb

Worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere. – English Proverb

Worrying never did anyone any good. – English Proverb

Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at the present. – English Proverb

Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present. – English Proverb

Write with the learned, but speak with the vulgar. – English Proverb

Ye ca’ hardest at the nail that drives fastest. – English Proverb

Ye hae been smelling the bung. – English Proverb

Ye look like a rinner, quo’ the deil to the lobster. – English Proverb

Ye maun spoil or ye spin. – English Proverb

Ye may be heard where ye’re no seen. – English Proverb

Ye may drive the deil into a wife, but ye’ll ne’er ding him oot o’ her. – English Proverb

Ye needna mak a causey tale o’t. – English Proverb

Ye should be a king of your word. – English Proverb

Ye wad marry a midden for the muck. – English Proverb

Year of snow fruit will grow. – English Proverb

Years know more than books. – English Proverb

Ye’ll beguile nane but them that lippens to you. – English Proverb

Ye’ll no sell your hen in a rainy day. – English Proverb

Ye’re a foot behint the foremost. – English Proverb

Ye’re black aboot the mou’ for want o’ kissing. – English Proverb

Ye’re like a bad liver–the last day there’s aye maist to do wi’ ye. – English Proverb

You always find something in the last place you look. – English Proverb

You are never too old to learn. – English Proverb

You are responsible for you. – English Proverb

You are what you eat. – English Proverb

You can catch more flies with a drop of honey than with a barrel of vinegar. – English Proverb

You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. – English Proverb

You can choose your friends but you can’t choose your family. – English Proverb

You can have no more of a cat than her skin. – English Proverb

You can have too much of a good thing. – English Proverb

You can judge a man by the company he keeps. – English Proverb

You can lead a horse to water but you cannot make it drink. – English Proverb

You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink. – English Proverb

You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink. – English Proverb

You can take a horse to the water, but you can’t make him drink. – English Proverb

You cannot get blood from a stone. – English Proverb

You cannot have your cake and eat it. – English Proverb

You cannot lose what you never had. – English Proverb 

You cannot make an omelette without breaking eggs. – English Proverb

You cannot make people honest by an act of parliament. – English Proverb

You cannot run with the hare and hunt with the hounds. – English Proverb 

You cannot see the wood for trees. – English Proverb

You cannot teach an old dog new tricks. – English Proverb 

You can’t always get what you want. – English Proverb

You can’t escape your destiny. – English Proverb

You can’t free a fish from water. – English Proverb

You can’t get blood out of a stone. – English Proverb

You can’t get blood out of a turnip. – English Proverb

You can’t grease a “pig” so many times that he can’t be greased one more time. – English Proverb 

You can’t have an omelette unless you break the egg. – English Proverb

You can’t have it both ways. – English Proverb

You can’t have your cake and eat it too. – English Proverb

You can’t hold with the hare and run with the hounds. – English Proverb

You can’t judge a book by its cover. – English Proverb

You can’t make a silk purse from a sow’s ear. – English Proverb

You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. – English Proverb

You can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs. – English Proverb

You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs. – English Proverb

You can’t make bricks without straw. – English Proverb

You can’t milk a bull. – English Proverb

You can’t milk a cow with your hands in your pants. – English Proverb

You can’t put an old head on young shoulders. – English Proverb

You can’t run with the hare and hunt with the hounds. – English Proverb

You can’t squeeze blood from a stone. – English Proverb

You can’t take it with you [when you die]. – English Proverb

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. – English Proverb

You can’t teach grandpa to suck eggs. – English Proverb

You can’t tell a book by its cover. – English Proverb

You can’t win them all. – English Proverb

You can’t win them all.You win a few, you lose a few. – English Proverb

You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. – English Proverb

You don’t get nothing for nothing. – English Proverb

You don’t get something for nothing. – English Proverb

You don’t shit where you eat. – English Proverb

You get what you pay for. – English Proverb

You have to break a few eggs to make an omelette. – English Proverb

You have to crawl before you can walk. – English Proverb

You have to take the good with the bad. – English Proverb

You know the tree by its fruit. – English Proverb

You lose some… and you win some… and some you don’t even bother to play. – English Proverb

You may break a horse’s back, be he never so strong. – English Proverb

You may find the worst enemy or best friend in yourself. – English Proverb

You may find your best friend or your worst enemy in yourself. – English Proverb

You may find your worst enemy or best friend in yourself. – English Proverb

You may poke a man’s fire after you’ve known him for seven years. – English Proverb

You must look where it is not as well as where it is. – English Proverb

You must lose a fly to catch a trout. – English Proverb

You must not expect old heads upon young shoulders. – English Proverb

You must not run after two hares at the same time. – English Proverb

You need to bait the hook to catch the fish. – English Proverb

You never know what you can do till you try. – English Proverb

You never know what you can do until you try. – English Proverb

You never know what you’ve got till it’s gone. – English Proverb

You never miss a slice from a cut loaf. – English Proverb

You never miss the water till the well runs dry. – English Proverb

You pays your money and you takes your choice. – English Proverb

You reap what you sow. – English Proverb

You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours. – English Proverb

You should lie down with the lamb and rise with the lark. – English Proverb

You will not rise to the occasion, you will default to the level of your training. – English Proverb

You win a few, you lose a few. – English Proverb

You win some, you lose some. – English Proverb

You’ll always miss 100% of the [basketball] shots you don’t take. – English Proverb

You’ll beguile none but those that trust you. – English Proverb

Young men may die, old men must. – English Proverb

Young men think old men fools, and old men know young men to be so. – English Proverb

Young men’s knocks old men feel. – English Proverb

Young people don’t know what age is, and old people forget what youth was. – English Proverb

Young saint, old devil. – English Proverb

Your een’s greedier than your guts. – English Proverb

Your thrift’s as gude as the profit o’ a yeld hen.

Your thrift’s as gude as the profit o’ a yeld hen. – English Proverb

Yourself first, others afterward. – English Proverb

Youth and age will never agree. – English Proverb

Youth is wasted on the young. – English Proverb

Youth never casts for peril. – English Proverb

Youth will be served. – English Proverb

Zeal without knowledge is a runaway horse. – English Proverb

Zeal without knowledge is like fire without light. – English Proverb

Zeal without knowledge is the sister of folly. – English Proverb

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