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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Take it with a grain of salt.
Talk of the devil and he's sure to appear.
That which does not kill you, makes you stronger.
The apple never falls far from the tree.
The ball is in your court.
The belly has no ears.
The best is yet to come.
The best things come in small packages.
The best things in life are free.
The child is father to the man.
The coat makes the man.
The cure is worse than the disease.
The customer is always right.
The early bird catches the worm. But the second mouse gets the cheese.
The ends justify the means.
The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
The exception proves the rule.
The first step to health is to know that we are sick.
The grass is always greener on the other side.
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
The head and feet keep warm, the rest will take no harm.
The key to all action lies in belief.
The longest mile is the last mile home.
The money is burning a hole in my pocket.
The more one's possessions, the more one's fear of losing.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
The more you know, the more you know you don't know.
The nail that sticks up will be hammered down.
The only free cheese is in the mouse trap.
The only stupid question is the one that is not asked.
The pen is mightier than the sword.
The pitcher which goes too often to the well gets broken.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
The rotten apple injures its neighbors.
The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.
The squeaky wheel gets the grease.
The start of a journey should never be mistaken for success.
The straw that broke the camel's back.
The teacher has not taught, until the student has learned.
The truth is in the wine.
The truth shall set you free.
The value is determined by the agreement of two people.
The way to a man's heart is through his stomach.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
The whole is greater than its parts.
The wish is father to the thought.
The worst good day is always better than the best bad day.
There are no endings: only new beginnings.
There are no facts; only interpretations of facts.
There are no small parts, only small actors.
There are so many things to say that are better left unsaid.
There are three types of lies - lies, damned lies, and statistics.
There is a thin line between love and hate.
There is luck in odd numbers.
There is no god except God.
There is no point of knowledge or wisdom if not dotted.
There's a method in his madness.
There's always a calm before a storm.
There's more than one way to skin a cat.
There's no accounting for taste.
There's no arguing with the barrel of a gun.
There's no peace for the wicked.
There's no place like home.
There's no point in washing clean things.
There's no such thing as a free lunch.
There's no time like the present.
Think before you speak.
Thinking the worst always prepares you for the worst.
This, too, shall pass.
Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
Those who run with pigs, smell like pigs.
Time and tide wait for none.
Time is gold.
Tit for Tat.
To burn the candle at both ends.
To each, his own.
To know the road ahead ask those coming back.
Tomorrow is another day.
Too many cooks spoil the broth.
Trapped between a rock and a hard place.
Tread on a worm and it will turn.
Trouble shared is trouble halved.
Truth is stranger than fiction.
Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.
Try try but don't cry.
Two heads are better than one.
Two sides of the same coin.
Two things prolong your life: A quiet heart and a loving wife.
Two wrongs don't make a right.
Two's company; three's a crowd.