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Famous Proverbs

1] Don’t judge any man until you have walked two moons in his moccasins.
2] Anger makes a rich man hated, and a poor man scorned.
3] Excessive politeness is often a cloak for insincerity
4] Young colts will canter.
5] What costs little is little esteemed
6] Anger begins with folly and ends with repentance.
7] Heaven takes care of children, sailor and drunken men
8] Cheap is dear in the long run.
9] Friendship cannot stand always on one side
10] The tyranny of a multitude is a multiplied tyranny
11] In fair weather prepare for foul
12] Men are blind in their own cause
13] Good fences make good neighbours
14] He that burns most, shines most
15] Morning dreams come true
16] Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know the man
17] Practice makes perfect
18] Shame arises more from fear of men than of God
19] He that loses anything and gets wisdom by it is a gainer by the loss
20] Noting is impossible to a willing heart
21] Penny and penny laid up will be many
22] Silence and thinking can no man offend
23] Sparrows who emulate peacocks are likely to break a thigh
24] You cannot put a quart into a pint pot
25] He that asks faintly begs a denial.
26] What is bred in the bone will never come out of the flesh
27] He that is fallen cannot help him that is down
28] Does sound come from an unstruck drum?
29] He who rides on a tiger can never dismount
30] Necessity is the mother of invention
31] By doing nothing, we learn to do ill
32] An hour in the morning is worth two in the evening
33] Dead men don’t bite
34] A single filament of silk does not make a thread; a single tree does not make a forest
35] Bad excuses are worse than none.
36] It is a hard-fought field where no man escapes unkilled
37] The mob tramples on the coward
38] He that gives his goods before he be dead, take up a mallet and knock him on the head
39] The tongue talks at the heads cost
40] God sends cold after Clothes
41] Better do a kindness near home than go to a temple far away to burn incense.
42] You cannot skimp on the fodder and have an energetic horse.
43] There is nothing like being on the safe side
44] One kindness is the price of another
45] Some people will never learn anything because they understand everything too soon.
46] A chain is no stronger than its weakest link
47] Kindness to the good is better investment than kindness to the rich.
48] The cat would eat fish and would not wet her feet
49] You cannot get ivory from a dog’s mouth
50] The worth of a thing is best known by the want of it
51] He stands not surely that never slips
52] There is more than one way to skin a cat.
53] A fool and his money are soon parted
54] A good tongue is a good weapon
55] He who gives fair words feds you with and empty spoon
56] Friendship should not be all on one side
57] He who can wait obtains what he wishes.
58] Who receives a gift, sells his liberty
59] The greatest step is that out of doors
60] Christmas comes but once a year
61] All’s well that ends well
62] A constant guest is never welcome
63] A good garden may have some ill weeds
64] There is no place like home
65] Learning makes a good man better and an ill man worse
66] To know the husband, observe the face of the wife
67] If things were to be done twice, all would be wise.
68] There is no smoke without fire
69] Often and little eating makes a man fat
70] Valour would fight, but discretion would run away
71] Small is the seed of every greatness
72] Old foxes want no tutors
73] A thief knows a thief knows a thief as a wolf knows a wolf
74] A goose quill is more dangerous than a lion’s paw
75] A forced kindness deserves no thanks
76] Flesh is frail
77] The lion had need of the mouse
78] Better be born lucky than wise.
79] It is easy to be wise after the event
80] Burn not your house to fright the mouse away
81] Men leap over where the hedge is lowest
82] He that is absent is soon forgotten
83] Kind hearts are more than coronets
84] A wise man will learn something even from the words of a fool
85] Enquire not what boils in another’s pot. ¶ Listeners seldom hear good of themselves
86] Make hay while the sun shines
87] Tomorrow is another day
88] He is an ill husband who is not missed
89] Absence makes the heart grow fonder
90] It is no use crying over spilt milk
91] Fools live poor to die rich
92] A discontented man knows not where to sit easy
93] Half the world knows not how the other half lives
94] It signifies nothing to play well if you lose.
95] That voyage never has luck where each one has a vote.
96] There is no fool like an old fool
97] Frugality is the mother of virtue
98] Common fame is seldom to blame
99] The morning hour has gold in its mouth
100] If fortune turns against you, even jelly breaks your tooth