What is a proverb? A proverb is a simple and short saying usually known by many people, which expresses words of wisdom or gives advice, based on common sense or experience of humanity. (wik)
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List of 570 English proverbs and sayings used in everyday conversation.
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A bad settlement is better than a good lawsuit.
A bad workman blames his tools.
A bean in liberty is better than a comfit in prison.
A big tree attracts the woodsman's axe.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.
A burnt child dreads the fire.
A camel is a horse designed by committee.
A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.
A candle that burns twice as bright burns half as long.
A chain is no stronger than its weakest link.
A character never dies.
A closed mouth catches no flies.
A closed mouth don't get fed.
A constant guest is never welcome.
A coward dies a thousand times before his death.
A drop of knowledge is greater than an ocean of strength.
A dull pencil is greater than the sharpest memory.
A fox smells its own lair first.
A friend in need is a friend indeed.
A good beginning makes a good ending.
A good enemy is a better person than a false friend.
A good man in an evil society seems the greatest villain of all.
A good surgeon has an eagle's eye, a lion's heart, and a lady's hand.
A great lie may be widely accepted before the truth comes to light.
A guilty conscience needs no accuser.
A half truth is a whole lie.
A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step.
A lie can be halfway around the world before the truth gets its boots on.
A lie will always spawn a bigger lie.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
A little pot is easily hot.
A loaded wagon makes no noise.
A man is cosmos in his self.
A man is known by the company he keeps.
A man's home is his castle.
A miss by an inch is a miss by a mile.
A new broom sweeps clean.
A penny saved is a penny earned.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
A rising tide lifts all boats.
A rolling stone gathers no moss.
A son is a son 'till he gets him a wife; a daughter's a daughter all her life.
A still tongue makes a wise head.
A stitch in time saves nine.
A thief thinks everyone steals.
A watched pot never boils.
A woman is like a cup of tea; you'll never know how strong she is until she boils.
Ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder but makes the mind forget.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Act today only, tomorrow is too late
Action is the proper fruit of knowledge.
Actions speak louder than words.
Advice most needed is least heeded.
After dinner sit a while, after supper walk a mile.
All cats love fish but hate to get their paws wet.
All flowers are not in one garden.
All for one and one for all.
All good things must come to an end.
All is well that ends well.
All roads lead to Rome.
All sizzle and no steak.
All that glisters is not gold.
All that is old is not gold.
All things come to those who wait.
All's fair in love and war.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
An empty vessel makes the most noise.
An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.
An ill labourer quarrels with his tools.
An old dog will learn no tricks.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
An unasked question is the most futile thing in the world.
Appreciation is motivation.
April showers bring May flowers.
As fit as a fiddle.
As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.
As soon as a man is born, he begins to die.
As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.
Ask me no questions, I'll tell you no lies.
Aught for naught, and a penny change.