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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Barking dogs seldom bite.
Barking up the wrong tree.
Be careful before every step.
Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it.
Before criticizing a man, walk a mile in his shoes.
Before the storm comes the calm
Beggars can't be choosers.
Beginning is half done.
Better late than never.
Better safe than sorry.
Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.
Better to remain silent and thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt.
Beware of Greeks bearing gifts.
Birds of the same feather flock together.
Bitter pills may have blessed effects.
Blood is thicker than water.
Bloom where you are planted.
Boys will be boys.
Brain is better than brawn.
Bread is the stuff of life.
Buy the best and you only cry once.
Change is the only constant.
Cheaters are invariably liars.
Clearer the conscience, merrier the life.
Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
Decisions are never good or bad, consequences are.
Deserving something and not getting is better than getting something undeserved.
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Different strokes for different folks.
Discretion is the better part of valour.
Distance makes the heart grow fonder.
Do it today, tomorrow it may be against the law.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Doctors make the worst patients.
Don't ask God to guide your footsteps if you're not willing to move your feet.
Don't bark if you can't bite.
Don't bite off more than you can chew.
Don't bite the hand that feeds you.
Don't bring a knife to a gun fight.
Don't burn your bridges.
Don't count your chickens before they're hatched.
Don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork.
Don't enter your nose in the affairs of others.
Don't fall before you're pushed.
Don't have too many irons in the fire.
Don't judge a book by its cover.
Don't judge a man by the size of his hat, but by the angle of his tilt.
Don't let procrastination eat your own clock.
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
Don't make a mountain out of a molehill.
Don't mend what ain't broken.
Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
Don't shut the barn door after the horse is gone.
Don't spit into the wind.
Don't take life too seriously; you'll never get out of it alive.
Don't try to teach a pig to sing. It doesn't work, and you'll annoy the pig.
Don't worry, God has a plan.
Doubt is the beginning, not the end, of wisdom.
Dreams are not the ones which come when you sleep, but they are the ones which will not let you sleep.
Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
Education is a progressive discovering of our own ignorance.
Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort makes all the difference.
Enjoy what you don't know.
Even a broken clock is right twice a day.
Even a dog can distinguish between being stumbled over and being kicked.
Even angels have teeth.
Every dog has its day.
Every rose has its thorn.
Everyday living is life lessons.
Everyone wants to go to heaven, but no one wants to die.
Everything can be justified until it happens to you.
Everything changes; everything stays the same.
Everything good in life is either illegal, immoral, or fattening.
Everything in its own time.