Famous Proverbs

1] You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours
2] The lone sheep is in danger of the wolf
3] The greatest step is that out of doors
4] The best things carried to excess are wrong
5] Envy eats nothing but it own heart
6] It is all in the day’s work
7] The result justifies the deed
8] Credit lost is like a Venice glass broken
9] Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.
10] Too much curiosity lost paradise
11] A fool may sometimes speak to the purpose
12] It is the unexpected that always happens
13] Who receives a gift, sells his liberty
14] Money talks
15] Save a stranger from the sea and he’ll turn your enemy
16] Don’t put all your eggs in one basket
17] Learning is a treasure which accompanies its owner everywhere.
18] Look after your money and don’t make your neighbour a thief
19] Common fame is seldom to blame
20] Things past cannot be recalled
21] Beggars must not (can’t) be choosers
22] He who works before dawn will soon his own master
23] He that keeps not crust not crumb, shall ever want some
24] The cowl does not make the monk.
25] He travels the fastest who travels alone
26] Dog does not eat dog
27] If the mountain will not come to Mohammed, then Mohammed must go to the mountain.
28] Actions speak louder than words
29] Exceptional bravery is often hidden under a cloak of timidity
30] As long lives a merry man as a sad
31] A man may say too much, even up on the best subjects
32] Desert and reward seldom keep company
33] Win a good reputation, and sleep at your ease
34] Error cannot be defended but by error
35] Deliver your words not by number but by weight
36] A good word stills great anger
37] A good conscience is a soft pillow
38] Give a dog a bad name and hang him
39] If you pile up enough sand, you can make a pagoda
40] Where god will help, nothing does harm
41] Neither bribe, nor lose thy right
42] Even fools sometimes speak to the purpose
43] It is easier to commend poverty than endure it.
44] Tender-handed stroke a nettle, and it stings you for your pain: grasp it like a man of mettle, and it soft as silk remains
45] Praise is always pleasant
46] The best horse needs breaking, and the aptest child needs teaching
47] Oaks may fall when reeds stand the storm
48] War, hunting and love are as full of trouble as pleasure
49] Accidents will happen
50] The bread never falls but on its buttered side
51] A joke never gains over an enemy, but often loses a friend
52] Not good is it to harp on the on the frayed string
53] Nothing is so certain as death
54] The race is got by running
55] There is no time like the present
56] Don’t cross the bridge before you get to it
57] The love of money is the root of all evil
58] He that eats well should do his duty well
59] He that asks faintly begs a denial.
60] Fish and guests smell in three days
61] A good beginning makes a good ending.
62] Envy never enriched any man.
63] Who greases his way travels easily
64] Among the blind, the one-eyed man is king
65] Go not to hell for company
66] Exchange (or Fair exchange) is no robbery
67] Fortune does not stand waiting at any man’s door
68] To be discontented is to be like a snake trying to swallow an elephant
69] Poverty is no sin
70] The devil tempts all, but the idle man tempts the devil
71] It is easy to be wise after the event
72] All things are possible with god
73] Love is lawless.
74] Little things please little minds
75] Ill news comes often on the back of worse
76] The voice is the best music
77] Gnaw the bone which is fallen to thy lot
78] Comfort is not known if poverty does not come before it
79] Heaven helps those who help themselves
80] He loves roast meat well that licks the spit.
81] We shall lie all alike in our graves
82] In a gambling house, there are no fathers and sons.
83] What can you expect from a pig (or hog) but a grunt?
84] Charity covers a Multitude of sins
85] At open doors, dogs come in
86] The more you have the more you want
87] The dog that is idle barks at his fleas, but he that is hunting feels them not.
88] Better fill a man’s belly than his eye
89] Virtue has all things in itself
90] Though it rains gold and silver there, it’s a foreign land; though it rains daggers and spears here, it’s our own country
91] The strength of the chain is in the weakest link.
92] It’s dogged that does it
93] Know when to spend and when to spare, and you need not be busy, you’ll never be bare
94] Tomorrow never comes
95] Valour delights in the test
96] A contented mind is a perpetual feast
97] We do as we can, since we can’t do as we would
98] Stolen sweets are sweeter
99] Don’t teach your grandmother to suck eggs.
100] He conquers who endures