Famous Proverbs

1] The slowest barker is the surest biter
2] The fairest silk is soonest stained
3] Death alone can kill hope
4] Virtue and happiness are mother and daughter
5] Rust wastes more than use
6] Better to be safe than sorry.
7] The devil is not as black as he is painted
8] Master easy, servant slack
9] He that eats least eats most
10] Goodness is better than beauty
11] You cannot sell the cow and sup (or drink) the milk
12] Children pick up words as pigeons peas, and utter than again as god shall please
13] You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear
14] Use makes mastery
15] A goose quill is more dangerous than a lion’s paw
16] It is good sheltering under an old hedge
17] He that dare not venture must not complain of ill luck
18] From word to deed is a great space
19] As well be hanged for a sheep as for a lamp
20] Don’t change horses in mid-stream
21] A good heart conquers ill fortune
22] Diamond cuts diamond
23] Every medal has two sides
24] The calmest husbands make the stormiest wives
25] Marriages are made in heaven
26] A foolish man knows not the art of forgiveness
27] Money refused loses its brightness
28] He who touches pitch will be defiled
29] All cats are grey in the dark
30] Good company on the road is the shortest cut
31] What can’t be cured must be endured
32] A creaking gate (or door) hangs long
33] A prophet is without honour in his own country
34] A child can have too much of his mother’s blessings
35] A mouse may help a lion
36] Where bad’s the best, bad must be the choice
37] The good is often the enemy of the best
38] Hope for the best and prepare for the worst
39] Fine feathers make fine birds.
40] Travel broadens the mind
41] Slander leaves a sc ore behind it
42] Delays are not denials
43] There are as good fish in the sea as ever came out of it
44] The worth of a thing is what it will bring
45] Discontent is the first step in progress
46] It is easier to pour away water than to gather it.
47] A quiet conscience sleeps in thunder
48] Great talkers are never great doers
49] He is lifeless that is faultless
50] Silence and thinking can no man offend
51] Who is worse shod than the shoemaker’s wife?
52] Luck for fools and chance for the ugly
53] Cast not the first stone.
54] The sun is never the worse for shining on a dunghill
55] Gold may be bought too dear
56] Better the last smile than the first laugh
57] Wine is one thing; drunkenness another
58] As soon as there is life there is danger
59] You see a man’s face but not his heart.
60] The young will sow their wild oats
61] To study a great deal is to acquire a priceless treasure
62] Better beg than steal.
63] The unexpected always happens.
64] He who squeezes in between the onion and the peel, picks up its stink.
65] That which Nature paints never fades
66] Rule youth well and age will rule itself
67] New lords, new laws
68] A bully is always a coward
69] He that will not endure to itch must endure to smart
70] Better cut the shoe than pinch the foot
71] Lose a leg rather than a life
72] He who does not heed the good advice of an experienced person will soon find himself suffering for his stubbornness.
73] The best things carried to excess are wrong
74] Ill comes often on the back worse
75] It is more blessed to give than to receive
76] Fear the Greeks (or Beware of Greeks) bearing gifts
77] He is lifeless that is faultless
78] Law cannot persuade where it cannot punish
79] Open a book and you profit by what you read
80] No convenience without its inconvenience
81] Give me fire and I’ll give you light
82] There is no garden without its weeds
83] The devil is not as black as he is painted
84] Lightning never strikes twice in the same place
85] Soon learnt, soon forgotten
86] All’s fair in love and war
87] Half the world knows not how the other half lives
88] Beware of him who makes thee presents
89] The mob tramples on the coward
90] He that borrows must pay again with shame or loss
91] Even a clever wife cannot prepare a meal when there is no food
92] One is not smelt where all stink
93] It is an ill bargain where no man wins
94] Without luck, it is better not to be born
95] If the doctor cures, the sun sees it; but if he kills, the earth hides it.
96] You never miss the water till the well runs dry
97] Hunger finds no fault with the cookery
98] A willing helper does not wait until he is asked.
99] By his deeds we know a man
100] Good broth may be made in an old pot