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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Pain is only weakness leaving the body.
Patience is a virtue.
Penny wise, pound foolish.
People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
Perfect Planning Prevents Poor Performance.
Persistence becomes Reality.
Politics makes strange bedfellows.
Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Practice before you preach.
Practice make man perfect.
Practice what you preach.
Prevention is better than cure.
Pride comes before a fall.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
Profit is divine but greed is evil.
Put a beggar on horseback and he'll ride it to death.
Put it in song, put it in drink; but never, ever put it in ink!
Rather be a dog in peace, than to be a man in chaos.
Reality is not only stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine.
Reality is often stranger than fiction
Repetition is the mother of memory.
Revenge is a dish best served cold.
Rome wasn't built in a day.
Rules were meant to be broken.
Same meat, different gravy.
Same trouble, different day.
Say something nice or say nothing at all.
Seek and ye shall find.
Seek water in the sea.
Self trust is the first secret of success.
Shallow graves for shallow people.
Silence is golden.
Simple minds think alike.
Slow and steady wins the race.
Slow but sure.
Smile, and the world smiles with you; cry, and you cry alone.
So close, yet so far.
Some days you get the bear, other days the bear gets you.
Someone who gossips to you will gossip about you.
Something is better than nothing.
Something worth doing is worth doing well.
Spare the rod, spoil the child.
Speak the truth, but leave immediately.
Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.
Still waters run deep.
Stolen fruit is the sweetest.
Strike while the iron is hot.
Stupidity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different results.
Success grows out of struggles to overcome difficulties.
Success is a journey not a destination.