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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Necessity is the mother of all invention, but Laziness is the father.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Never hand an ill workman good tools.
Never judge the book by its cover.
Never let the right hand know what the left hand is doing.
Never lie to your doctor.
Never lie to your lawyer.
Never look a gift horse in the mouth.
Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
Never say die.
Never say never.
Never trouble trouble 'til trouble troubles you.
No man can serve two masters.
No news is good news.
No pain, no gain.
No time like the present.
Nobody leaves us, we only leave others.
Nothing is perfect, imperfection included.
Nothing to be feared in life, but understood.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Old is Gold.
On your feet lose your seat.
Once bitten, twice shy.
Once in a lifetime comes often, so be prepared.
One good turn deserves another.
One grain of sand can tip the scale.
One hand washes the other.
One man's junk is another man's treasure.
One man's meat is another man's poison.
One murder makes a villain, millions a hero.
One rotten apple will spoil the whole barrel.
One scabbed sheep mars the whole flock.
One should not think, when one is not equipped for the job.
One swallow doesn't make a summer.
Only a coward will write an anonymous letter.
Only bad drivers cut corners.
Only the good die young.
Opportunity is waiting, you need but to open the door.
Opportunity knocks only once.
Our costliest expenditure is time.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
Out of sight, Out of mind.