Famous Proverbs

1] Kind hearts are more than coronets
2] Long tarrying takes all the thanks away
3] To advise someone not to gamble is to win money for him
4] Beware of a silent man and still water
5] A man of many trades, begs his bread on Sunday
6] A deaf husband and a blind wife are always a happy couple
7] He that is afraid of bad luck will never know good.
8] Dead dogs bark not
9] A gift in hand is better than two promises.
10] Life begins only in success
11] Don’t burn the candle at both ends
12] Wisdom is better than strength
13] A hedge between keeps friendship green
14] Habits are at first cobwebs, at last cables
15] To know the husband, observe the face of the wife
16] Will without reason is blind, and against reason, is mad
17] In fair weather prepare for foul
18] Take the will for the deed
19] Forgive and forget
20] He that peeps in at his neighbor’s window may chance to lose his eyes
21] A good heart cannot lie.
22] The mean is the best
23] It is easy to find a stick to beat a dog
24] Anger makes a rich man hated, and a poor man scorned.
25] Mount Fuji itself is not So beautiful to one who is cold and hungry
26] There is nothing permanent except change
27] As is the mould, so will the cake be.
28] One hand washes the other
29] An empty purse fills the face with wrinkles
30] Hitch your wagon to a star
31] Once a use and ever a custom
32] Grin and bear it
33] A piece of churchyard fits every body
34] A hungry man is angry man
35] Dying is as natural as living
36] Rain water leaks through the roof-top
37] Better fill a man’s belly than his eye
38] If you have bread, don’t look for cake
39] Do not kick against the pricks
40] Waste not, want not
41] It is a poor (or sad) heart that never rejoices
42] No man better knows what good is than he who has endured evil
43] Every groom is a king at home
44] No naked man is sought after to be rifled
45] The sign brings customers
46] Everything in moderation.
47] Silence is golden
48] When a friend asks, there is not tomorrow
49] He that has a good memory, gives few alms
50] Kind hearts are soonest wronged
51] Make haste slowly
52] The courteous one learns his courtesy from the discourteous.
53] You cannot know the wine by the barrel
54] Love laughs at locksmiths
55] A fault once denied is twice committed
56] Valour would fight, but discretion would run away
57] After dinner sit a while, after supper walk a mile.
58] There’s no fence against ill fortune.
59] Poverty parts friendship
60] Distance lends enchantment to the view
61] Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage
62] Where there is no might, right loses itself
63] Better be born lucky than wise.
64] Children should be seen and not heard
65] Ambition makes people diligent
66] He preaches well (or best) that lives well (or best).
67] Years know more than books
68] Vows made in storms are forgotten in calm
69] A willful man will have his way
70] The first step is the only difficulty
71] The garment worn determines how one is served
72] Bees that have honey in their mouths have stings in their tails.
73] Where there’s muck, there’s money
74] No cross, no crown
75] Virtue is its own reward
76] Ready money is ready medicine
77] Laws catch flies but let hornets go free
78] Content is better than riches
79] The wolf knows what the ill beast thinks
80] Shame in a kindred cannot be avoided
81] Who greases his way travels easily
82] Words are but wind, but seeing’s believing
83] Beauty is only skin deep
84] Nature surpasses art
85] Things are only worth one makes them worth
86] The poor sit on the front benches in Paradise
87] Armies are maintained for years to be used on a single day.
88] Knowledge is power
89] Would you know what money is, got borrow some
90] A man’s in his own mouth stinks
91] True doctrines require no miracles
92] After a storm comes a calm
93] Experience without learning is better than learning without experience
94] It is easy to get a thousand prescriptions but hard to find a cure.
95] There are more ways to the wood than one.
96] See which way the cat jumps
97] Saying is one thing, and doing another
98] The ass loaded with gold still eats thistles
99] Curiosity killed the cat.
100] What is word but wind?