Famous Proverbs

1] An ill marriage is a spring of ill fortune
2] First come, first served
3] Every cock crows on his own dunghill
4] There is a great difference between words and deeds
5] Patient waiters are no losers
6] Time and tide wait for no man
7] Don’t teach your grandmother to suck eggs.
8] Truth may walk through the world unarmed
9] Nothing is more contagious than a bad example
10] A golden key opens every door
11] Who hath a good trade, through all waters may wade
12] Seldom is a long man wise, or a low man lowly
13] It is a sorry flock where the ewe bears the bell
14] When a friend asks, there is not tomorrow
15] Business is business
16] An old dog barks not in vain
17] New lords, new laws
18] Silence and thinking can no man offend
19] Mix work with pleasure and you will never go mad.
20] Penny wise, pound foolish
21] Children and fools cannot lie.
22] If you don’t make mistakes, you don’t make anything
23] It costs more to do ill than to do well
24] Extreme justice is extreme injustice.
25] Too long burden makes weary bones
26] Make haste slowly
27] Men make houses, women make homes
28] The rotten apple injures its neighbours.
29] Cross the stream where it is shallowest
30] Who is more busy than he that has least to do?
31] We shall lie all alike in our graves
32] Catch not at the shadow and lose the substance
33] Love cannot be compelled
34] You may lead (or take) a horse to water, but you cannot make him drink
35] However much the arm may swing out, the armpit is where it sticks
36] Change brings life
37] Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth
38] No man is a hero to his valet
39] Golden lads and girls all must, as chimney-sweepers, come to dust
40] Money talks
41] The truest jests sound worst in guilty ears
42] What is the good of a sundial in the shade?
43] We should publish our joys and conceal our griefs
44] What will not money do?
45] Give him an inch and he’ll take a yard
46] Ignorance is the peace of life
47] A man’s in his own mouth stinks
48] Grin and bear it
49] Every Jack must have his Jill
50] Health is not value till sickness comes
51] Jackdaw always perches by jackdaw.
52] The hen that lays the eggs knows the pain
53] A true friend is forever a friend
54] Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!
55] Eavesdroppers never hear any good of themselves
56] A quarrelsome man has no good neighbours
57] Not good is it to harp on the on the frayed string
58] Nature will have her course
59] Crows are all completely black
60] Covetousness is always filling a bottomless vessel
61] Scatter with one hand, gather with two
62] An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest
63] No man is his craft’s master the first day
64] Sometimes clemency is cruelty, and cruelty clemency
65] Weak things united become strong
66] Poverty is the mother of crime
67] He who does not kill hogs, ill not get black puddings
68] Rats desert (or forsake) a sinking ship
69] Nothing so bad in which there is not something of good
70] Dress up a stick and it does not appear to be a stick
71] Two midwives will twist the baby’s head
72] Whatsoever was the father of a disease, an ill diet was the mother.
73] Stolen sweets are sweeter
74] Who is worse shod than the shoemaker’s wife?
75] One hour today is worth two tomorrow
76] Shrouds have no pockets
77] He that would the daughter win, must with the mother first begin
78] Ill news comes unsent for.
79] Hunger makes hard bean sweet
80] Slow help is no help
81] Suffering does not manifest itself
82] Better eye sore than al blind
83] Money refused loses its brightness
84] A man’s studies pass in to his character
85] Whatever is made by the hand of man, by the hand of man by overturned
86] Make not your sauce, before you have caught the fish.
87] A little is better than none
88] Nature surpasses art
89] III counsel mars all
90] Nothing is as good as it seems before hand
91] There’s always room at the top
92] Do unto others as they should do unto you
93] Old cattle breed not
94] Custom reconciles us to everything
95] Will is the cause of woe
96] Nearest the heart comes out first
97] Do as most men do, then most men well speak well of you
98] The absent saint gets no candle
99] If the devil finds a man idle, he’ll set him to work
100] It at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again