100 Examples of Proverbs

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100 Examples of Proverbs

100 Examples of Proverbs

1.Rome was not built in a day.

2.Patience is a plaster for all sores.

3.Measure thrice and cut once.

4.Learn wisdom by the follies of others.

5.Judge not of men and things at first sight.

6.He jests at scars that never felt a wound.

7.He knows best what good is that has endured evil.

8.Curses like chickens come home to roost.

9.Custom is a second nature.

10.Everybody’s business is nobody’s business.

11.Everything comes to him who waits.

12.All are not saints that go to church.

13.All asses wag their ears.

14.Give a fool rope enough, and he will hang himself.

15.Curiosity killed a cat.

16.He is lifeless that is faultless.

17.He is not fit to command others that cannot command himself.

18.He is not laughed at that laughs at himself first.

19.He is not poor that has little, but he that desires much.

20.Many a true word is spoken in jest.

21.Many hands make light work.

22.Many men, many minds.

23.Last, but not least.

24.Laws catch flies, but let hornets go free.

25.Learn to creep before you leap.

26.Oaks may fall when reeds stand the storm.

27.Of two evils choose the least.

28.Old birds are not caught with chaff.

29.Old friends and old wine are best.

30.Out of sight, out of mind.

31.Out of the frying-pan into the fire.

32.Packed like herrings.

33.Learn to say before you sing.

34.Least said, soonest mended.

35.Leaves without figs.

36.Let bygones be bygones.

37.Many words hurt more than swords.

38.Many words will not fill a bushel.

39.Self done is soon done.

40.The best fish smell when they are three days old.

41.The best fish swim near the bottom.

42.The best is oftentimes the enemy of the good.

43.Pleasure has a sting in its tail.

44.Plenty is no plague.

45.Politeness costs little (nothing), but yields much.

46.Poverty is no sin.

47.They are hand and glove.

48.They must hunger in winter that will not work in summer.

49.Things past cannot be recalled.

50.Think today and speak tomorrow.

51.The busiest man finds the most leisure.

52.The camel going to seek horns lost his ears.

53.There is no fire without smoke.

54.There is no place like home.

55.There is no rose without a thorn.

56.There is no rule without an exception.

57.There is no smoke without fire.

58.Idleness is the mother of all evil.

59.Idleness rusts the mind.

60.If an hole (donkey) bray at you, don’t bray at him.

61.If ifs and ans were pots and pans…

62.If my aunt had been a man, she’d have been my uncle.

63.If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch..

64.If the sky falls, we shall catch larks.

65.Men may meet but mountains never.

66.Mend or end (end or mend).

67.Might goes before right.

68.Misfortunes never come alone (singly).

69.Misfortunes tell us what fortune is.

70.After rain comes fair weather.

71.After us the deluge.

72.Agnes come on horseback, but go away on foot.

73.All are good lasses, but whence come the bad wives?

74.All are not friends that speak us fair.

75.All are not hunters that blow the horn.

76.All are not merry that dance lightly.

77.Custom is the plague of wise men and the idol of fools.

78.Cut your coat according to your cloth.

79.Death is the grand leveler.

80.Death pays all debts.

81.Death when it comes will have no denial.

82.Hungry bellies have no ears.

83.Idle folks lack no excuses.

84.Just as the twig is bent, the tree is inclined.

85.Keep a thing seven years and you will find a use for it.

86.Keep your mouth shut and your ears open.

87.Keep your mouth shut and your eyes open.

88.Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones.

89.Time and tide wait for no man.

90.Time cures all things.

91.Time is money.

92.Time is the great healer.

93.From pillar to post.

94.Gentility without ability is worse than plain beggary.

95.Get a name to rise early, and you may lie all day.

96.Gifts from enemies are dangerous.

97.Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.

98.Creditors have better memories than debtors.

99.Cross the stream where it is shallowest.

100.Crows do not pick crow’s eyes.