50 Examples of Proverbs

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50 Examples of Proverbs

1. He is not laughed at that laughs at himself first.
2. He is not poor that has little, but he that desires much.
3. Many a true word is spoken in jest.
4. Many hands make light work.
5. Many men, many minds.
6. Last, but not least.
7. Laws catch flies, but let hornets go free.
8. Learn to creep before you leap.
9. Oaks may fall when reeds stand the storm.
10. Of two evils choose the least.
11. Old birds are not caught with chaff.



12. Old friends and old wine are best.
13. Out of sight, out of mind.
14. Out of the frying-pan into the fire.
15. Packed like herrings.
16. Learn to say before you sing.
17. Least said, soonest mended.
18. Measure thrice and cut once.
19. Learn wisdom by the follies of others.
20. Judge not of men and things at first sight.
21. He jests at scars that never felt a wound.
22. He knows best what good is that has endured evil.
23. Curses like chickens come home to roost.
24. Custom is a second nature.
25. Everybody’s business is nobody’s business.
26. Everything comes to him who waits.
27. All are not saints that go to church.
28. All asses wag their ears.
29. Give a fool rope enough, and he will hang himself.
30. Curiosity killed a cat.
31. He is lifeless that is faultless.
32. They must hunger in winter that will not work in summer.
33. Things past cannot be recalled.
34. Think today and speak tomorrow.
35. Rome was not built in a day.
36. Patience is a plaster for all sores.
37. He is not fit to command others that cannot command himself.
38. Leaves without figs.
39. Let bygones be bygones.
40. Many words hurt more than swords.
41. Many words will not fill a bushel.
42. Self done is soon done.
43. The best fish smell when they are three days old.
44. The best fish swim near the bottom.
45. The best is oftentimes the enemy of the good.
46. Pleasure has a sting in its tail.
47. Plenty is no plague.
48. Politeness costs little (nothing), but yields much.
49. Poverty is no sin.
50. They are hand and glove.

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