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Famous Proverbs

1] Old habits die hard
2] More than enough is too much
3] Medical plants from one’s own back-yard are no valued.
4] Dirty linen should be washed at home
5] Dream of a funeral and you hear of a marriage
6] Saving one man’s life is better than building a seven- storied temple.
7] Time flees without a delay
8] The balance distinguishes not between gold and lead
9] Come with the wind, got with the water
10] Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know the man
11] No man is a hero to his valet
12] What is the good of a sundial in the shade?
13] Have but few friends, though many acquaintances
14] Better are small fish than an empty dish
15] God rejoices when one beggar scratches another
16] Can we ever too much of a good thing?
17] Wives must be had, be they good or bad
18] A crust is better than no bread.
19] A long tongue is a sign of a short hand
20] Misfortune does not always come to injure
21] He that shows his purse, longs to be rid of it
22] Even the grubs in the rocks manage to survive
23] He that wants health wants all
24] If it were not for hope, the heart would break
25] Every ass thinks himself worthy to stand with the kings horses.
26] If you would know the value of a ducat, try to borrow one
27] He that the devil drives, feels no lead at his heels
28] A bad excuse is better than none at all
29] An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes.
30] Hypocrisy is a homage that vice pay to virtue
31] Money refused loses its brightness
32] A bad workman quarrels with his tools.
33] There is plenty of sound in an empty barrel
34] A fool may give a wise man counsel
35] A swine over-fat, is the cause of his own bane
36] Weeds need no sowing
37] If we have not the world’s wealth, we have the world’s ease
38] Praises fill not the belly
39] Every medal has its reverse
40] Grasp all, lose all
41] If each would sweep before his own door, we should have a clean city
42] Double charge will rive a cannon
43] One is never too old to learn
44] Leave well alone
45] Luck for fools and chance for the ugly
46] He that sleeps sound feels not the toothache
47] The money you refuse will never do you good
48] The hasty leaps over his opportunities
49] Better to have one eye than be blind altogether
50] Care is no cure
51] Men are not to be measured in inches
52] A white –wasted crow will not long remain white
53] A kind heart loseth nought at last.
54] First think, and then speak
55] Business is business
56] Shrouds have no pockets
57] When two tigers fight, one is sure to be hurt
58] Half a word is enough for a wise man
59] Findings are keepings
60] Vice is often clothed in virtue’s habit
61] Of the ten fingers, some are long and some are short.
62] Make not your sauce, before you have caught the fish.
63] Gnaw the bone which is fallen to thy lot
64] One may change the place but not the mind.
65] Death is the grand leveler
66] An obedient wife commands her husband
67] Will without reason is blind, and against reason, is mad
68] Health and wealth create beauty
69] He who has a mind to beat his dog will easily find a stick.
70] Every oak has been an acorn
71] If wishes were butter cakes, beggars might bite
72] Don’t pour out the dirty water before you have cleaned
73] A cat may look at a king
74] There’s many a slip ‘twixt the cup and the lip
75] He who does not kill hogs, ill not get black puddings
76] A watched pot never boils
77] Let us eat and drink; for tomorrow we die.
78] Stolen sweets are sweeter
79] Sorrow will pay no debt
80] Gold goes in at any gate except heaven’s
81] Great gain makes easy work
82] Venture a small fish to catch a great one.
83] Look before you leap
84] The least boy always carries the greatest fiddle
85] Set a beggar on horse back and he’ll ride to the devil
86] An occasion lost cannot be redeemed
87] Unless the vessel is clean, what you pour in to it turns sour.
88] Waste is not grandeur
89] A blister will rise upon one’s tongue that tells a lie
90] Morning dreams come true
91] Let sleeping dogs lie
92] A word is enough to the wise
93] Four eyes see more than two
94] A thief knows a thief knows a thief as a wolf knows a wolf
95] It is easy to find a stick to beat a dog
96] To know the husband, observe the face of the wife
97] Kinsman helps kinsman, and woe to him that has none
98] Second thoughts are best
99] Better a husband without love than a jealous husband
100] A prophet is without honour in his own country