Famous Proverbs

1] Content is better than riches
2] The good is often the enemy of the best
3] Unless the vessel is clean, what you pour in to it turns sour.
4] Silence and thinking can no man offend
5] Hunger finds no fault with the cookery
6] Every path has a puddle
7] Every little helps
8] A good conscience is a sure card
9] A word is enough to the wise
10] At open doors, dogs come in
11] A true man and a thief think not the same
12] Give and take is fair play
13] Poverty is no sin
14] Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know the man
15] Charity covers a Multitude of sins
16] Laws were made to be broke
17] Rats desert (or forsake) a sinking ship
18] He who depends on another, dines ill and sups worse
19] Love me, love the crows on my roof
20] Necessity turns a lion into a fox
21] Those who sell dog-meat often display a lamb’s head
22] Bells call others, but themselves enter not in to the church
23] One man sows and another reaps
24] One of these days is none of these days
25] You cannot make a crab walk straight
26] Misfortune makes foes of friends
27] Give a clown your finger, and he will take your hand
28] Even the compelling beauty of the Diamond Mountain cannot be appreciated when the stomach is empty
29] Do it now
30] A bribe will enter without knocking
31] What is worth doing is worth doing well
32] Open confession is good for the soul
33] Vice makes virtue shine
34] Long roads test the horse; long dealings test the friend
35] It is easier to pull down than to build
36] Fortune favours fools
37] New meat begets a new appetite
38] Flesh is frail
39] Friendship is a plant which must be often watered
40] One today is worth two tomorrows
41] With wealth, you are as grand as a dragon; without wealth you are as insignificant as a worm.
42] A tiger that roars is not a man-eater
43] By falling we learn to go safely
44] Great actions speak minds
45] There is no royal road to learning
46] The devil dances in an empty pocket
47] The strength of the chain is in the weakest link.
48] In a gambling house, there are no fathers and sons.
49] Every dog has his day
50] Knowledge has bitter roots but sweet fruits
51] Intimacy lessens fame
52] No man is wise at all times
53] Money is power
54] Good broth may be made in an old pot
55] Who repairs not his gutter, repairs his whole house
56] A ragged colt may make a good horse.
57] The reason of the strongest is always the best.
58] Men are known by the company they keep.
59] A good heart cannot lie.
60] Prospect is often better than possession
61] No one betrays himself by silence
62] When misfortune sleeps, let no one wake her
63] A cat may look at a king
64] Steer not after every mariner’s direction
65] It is misery enough to have once been happy
66] When wrath speaks, wisdom veils her face.
67] Does sound come from an unstruck drum?
68] A good name is better than riches
69] He who rouses a sleeping tiger exposes himself to danger
70] A short cut is often a wrong cut
71] They bow to you when borrowing; you bow to them when collecting
72] Health without money is half an ague
73] Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t know
74] A wounded reputation is seldom cured
75] A joke’s a very serious thing
76] Might is right
77] Love is lawless.
78] Morning dreams come true
79] Love cannot be compelled
80] Good words are worth much and cost little
81] It is easy to get a thousand prescriptions but hard to find a cure.
82] You cannot know the wine by the barrel
83] Every Jack must have his Jill
84] So many men, so many opinions
85] The physician who praises himself has no good medicine
86] Crust is better than no bread
87] Courtesy (Or Civility, or Politeness) costs nothing
88] Forethought is easy, repentance hard
89] Without luck, it is better not to be born
90] Mischief comes by the pound and goes away by the ounce
91] A bad excuse is better than none at all
92] Little birds that can sing and won’t sing should be made to sing
93] In indecision itself, grief is present.
94] Avoid a questioner, for he is also a tattler
95] Blessed is he who excepts nothing, for he shall never be disappointed
96] Never look a gift horse in the mouth.
97] Among the blind, the one-eyed man is king
98] Finger were made before forks, and hands before knives
99] Debt is an evil conscience
100] Corruption of the best becomes the worst