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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I complained I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet.
I have the whole world against me, I show my back and the whole world is following me.
I know I know nothing
I think, therefore I am.
I wasn't born yesterday.
Idle hands are the devil's playthings.
If all else fails, try the obvious.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
If God had wanted man to fly, he would have given him wings.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
If it can't be cured, it must be endured.
If it isn't broken, don't fix it.
If it's too good to be true, then it probably is.
If it's worth doing, it's worth doing well.
If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
If something can go wrong, it will.
If the shoe fits, wear it.
If you believe that dreams can come true be prepared for the occasional nightmare.
If you buy cheaply, you pay dearly.
If you buy quality, you only cry once.
If you can't be good, be careful.
If you can't be good, be good at it.
If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten.
If you can't beat them, join them.
If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen.
If you don't buy a ticket, you can't win the raffle.
If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all
If you don't know where you're going, any train will get you there.
If you fake it, you can't make it.
If you fall off a cliff, you might as well try to fly. After all, you got nothing to lose.
If you snooze you lose.
If you trust before you try, you may repent before you die.
If you want a thing done right, do it yourself.
If you want breakfast in bed, sleep in the kitchen.
If you want to judge a man's character, give him power.
If you were born to be shot, you'll never be hanged.
If you're in a hole, stop digging.
If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.
Ignorance is bliss.
In for a dime, in for a dollar.
In one ear and out the other.
In order to get where you want to go, you first have to leave where you are.
In the end, a man's motives are second to his accomplishments.
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
In the law there are no small cases, only small lawyers.
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
In the mind of thieves the moon is always shining.
Infatuations are a plenty. Love is rare.
Instinct never lies.
It is better to die on one's feet than live on one's knees.
It is not so much the gift that is given but the way in which the gift is driven.
It is through the small things we do that we learn, not the big things.
It pays to pay attention.
It takes all sorts to make a world.
It takes both rain and sunshine to make rainbows.
It takes two to lie one to lie and one to listen.
It takes two to make a quarrel.
It takes two to tango.
It's always darkest before the dawn.
It's an ill wind that blows no good.
It's better to be safe than sorry.
It's better to be silent and thought a fool, than to speak up and remove all doubt.
It's better to give than to receive.
It's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
It's better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.
It's better to have something you don't need than to need something you don't have.
It's better to tell the truth and be rejected, than to tell a lie and get accepted.
It's better to want something you can't have than have something you don't want.
It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission.
It's easy to be wise after the event.
It's never too late to mend.
It's no use crying over spilt milk.
It's not over till it's over.
It's not the size of the boat, it's the motion of the ocean.
It's often a person's mouth broke their nose.
It's the early bird that gets the worm.
It's the empty can that makes the most noise.
It's the squeaky wheel that gets the grease.
Justice delayed is justice denied.