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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Failure is the first step to success.
Failure is the stepping stone for success.
Fall down seven times, stand up eight.
Falling down does not signify failure but staying there does.
Familiarity breeds contempt.
Fifty percent of something is better than one hundred percent of nothing.
Fine feathers make fine birds.
Fine words butter no parsnips.
Fingers were invented before knives and forks.
First come, first served.
First deserve, then desire.
First things first.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
Forewarned is forearmed.
Forgive, but don't forget.
Fortune favours the brave.
Fretting cares make grey hairs.
From those to whom much is given, much is expected.
Garbage in, Garbage out.
Give a dog a bad name and he'll live up to it.
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
Give and take is fair play.
Give credit where credit is due.
Give him an inch and he'll take a mile.
Give people a common enemy and hopefully they will work together.
Give respect, take respect.
Give, and ye shall receive.
Go with the flow.
God cures and the physician takes the fee.
God don't like ugly and he ain't stuck on pretty.
God takes care of drunks.
Good eating deserves good drinking.
Good fences make good neighbors.
Good men are hard to find.
Great minds think alike, but fools seldom differ.
Great oaks from little acorns grow.
Green leaves and brown leaves fall from the same tree.
Grow where you are planted.
Guns for show, knives for a pro.
Haste makes waste.
He doesn't boast who does the most.
He laughs best who laughs last.
He who hesitates is lost.
Health is wealth.
Heritage is invaluable.
Home is where the heart is.