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Famous Proverbs

1] Blood will have blood
2] A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle.
3] He that brings good news, knocks hard
4] A man should keep from the blind and give t his kin.
5] A dwarf on a giant’s shoulders sees the farther of the two
6] He loved mutton well that licked where the ewe lay
7] After the extreme of cold comes spring
8] The ant had wings to her hurt
9] The best things come in small packages
10] The darkest place is under the candlestick
11] Tigers and deer do not over.
12] The tide must be taken when it comes
13] Every man for himself, and God for us all.
14] New meat begets a new appetite
15] Great barkers are no biters
16] A fox should not be of the jury at a goose’s trial
17] If there were no clouds, we should not enjoy the sun
18] There are as good fish in the sea as ever came out of it
19] Marriage is a lottery
20] Good riding at two anchors, men have told, for if one breaks the other may hold
21] Change of pasture makes fat calves
22] A straw will show which way the wind blows.
23] The envious grow thin at others’ prosperity
24] From hearing, comes wisdom; from speaking, repentance
25] Choose thy company before thy drink
26] Whether the pitcher strikes the stone, or the stone the pitcher, it is bad for the pitcher
27] Sweet are the uses of adversity
28] Never refuse a good offer
29] No like is the same.
30] Love can find a way
31] He that is down need fear no fall
32] Fields have eyes and woods have ears
33] Ill news comes unsent for.
34] Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched
35] Plain dealing is a jewel, but they that use it die beggars
36] He is lifeless that is faultless
37] Good counsel never comes amiss
38] You cannot sell the cow and sup the milk
39] The pitcher goes often to the well that it is broken at last
40] When in doubt, do nothing
41] Wisdom is better than strength
42] There is plenty of sound in an empty barrel
43] Adversity is the touchstone of friendship
44] Fine feathers make fine birds.
45] Travel broadens the mind
46] If you agree to carry the calf, they’ll make you carry the cow.
47] Even the grubs in the rocks manage to survive
48] When two elephants struggle, it is the grass that suffers
49] Names are debts
50] Give the devil his due
51] Ambition loses many a man
52] Experience must be bought
53] Truth is mighty and will prevail
54] The devil lurks behind the cross
55] Better be a fool than a knave
56] What will not money do?
57] Repeat a piece of good advice three times and even a dog will be bored.
58] One man’s means another man’s poison
59] Those who are used to the signs of the dumb, understand them
60] Not lock will hold against the power of gold
61] Lucky men need no counsel
62] Speech is silver, silence is golden
63] It’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good
64] At a good bargain thinks twice
65] Absence makes the heart grow fonder
66] Empty vessels make the most noise
67] Don’t teach your grandmother to suck eggs.
68] Promises may make friends, but it is performances that keep them
69] Bad news travels fast
70] Hasty work, double work,
71] Trouble brings experience and experience brings wisdom
72] Walls have ears
73] When it rains porridge, the beggar has no spoon.
74] A fool always rushes to the fore.
75] Give a lie a twenty-four-hour start, and you can never overtake it.
76] Do as say, not as I do
77] He who carries the burden knows the weight of it.
78] Four eyes see more than two
79] Do unto others as they should do unto you
80] Cast not the first stone.
81] When I lent, I was a friend; and when I asked, I was unkind
82] A hungry man is angry man
83] At the game’s end we shall see who gains
84] Beware of no man more than himself
85] In fair weather prepare for foul
86] He’s his father’s (or mother’s) son
87] One volunteer is worth two pressed men
88] Hasty climbers have sudden falls
89] As soon as there is life there is danger
90] No one is rich enough to do without his neighbours
91] Not even Hercules could contend against two
92] When the fox preaches, then beware your geese
93] Remember, you are but a man
94] The soldier who retreated fifty paces laughed at the one who had fallen back a hundred paces
95] From the sublime to the ridiculous is only a step
96] First come, first served
97] Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!
98] Other times, other manners
99] An hour in the morning is worth two in the evening
100] Better be alone than in bad company