List of American Proverbs

You can't fit a round peg in a square hole.

The early bird gets the worm.

An honest citizen is an exile in his own country.

If you make yourself a doormat, you will be stepped on.

In business partnerships and marriage partnerships, oh, the cheating that goes on.

Eat when you are hungry; drink when you are dry.

In spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to what the woman has been thinking all winter.

Cheerfulness, helpfulness and honesty are fine, good companions to take with you through life.

He who laughs at others' woes finds few friends and many foes.

Young courage and old caution are a strong pair.

Dreams are wishes your heart makes.

A good reputation stands still; a bad one runs.

The easiest way to get a divorce is to be married.

Every dog thinks her puppies are the cutest.

If you can't ride two horses at once, you shouldn't be in the circus.

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.

Friendship is an empty word if it only works one way.

Every man has one black patch, and some have two.

He who lies down with dogs will rise with fleas.

God helps those who help themselves.

Boys seldom make passes at girls wearing glasses.

Equality begins in the grave.

Flattery, like perfume, should be smelled, not swallowed.

Childhood shows the man as morning shows the day.

It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.

Your failures could be stepping-stones to success.

The end of the thief is the gallows.

Every family has at least one black sheep.


Every family has at least one black sheep.

A friend at hand is better than a relative at a distance.


A friend at hand is better than a relative at a distance.

At the end of the work, you may judge the workman.

At the end of the work, you may judge the workman.

They who play with edged tools must expect to be cut.

They who play with edged tools must expect to be cut.

Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you.

Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you.

Don't mistake chicken dung for an egg.

Don't mistake chicken dung for an egg.

Advice is least heeded when most needed.

Advice is least heeded when most needed.

ever complain. never explain.

Never complain. never explain.

Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

Home is not a structure, but something in your heart.

Home is not a structure, but something in your heart.

Never trust a man who doesn't trust others.

Never trust a man who doesn't trust others.

A fool and his words are soon parted.

A fool and his words are soon parted.

A dog that will bring a bone will take one away.

Don't start economizing when you are down to your last dollar.

Those that never had a cushion never need one.

Advice to all, security for none.

It is better to keep peace than to make peace.

Never underestimate an enemy.

A dirty fire never made a clean weld.

Don't take any wooden nickels.

Never say die.

Those who take the profits should also bear the expense.

The dog has returned to his vomit again, and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

Give some people everything you have and they still want the moon.

New churches and new bars are seldom empty.

Attitudes don't prove anyhing.

Never assent merely to please.

Don't throw dirt into the well that gives you water.

Night brings the cows home.

Those who sleep with dogs gets up with fleas.

A babe is a mother's anchor; she cannot swing from her moorings.

No friend is like an old friend.

A dead enemy is as good as a cold friend.

Don't throw out your dirty water until you get in fresh.

Necessity never made a good bargain.

Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge.

Those who try to deceive may expect to be paid in their own coin.

First build your house and then accommodate the furniture.

No garden without its weeds.

Beauty is as beauty does.

A child and a fool imagine twenty shillings and twenty years can never be spent.

Don't upset the apple cart.

My son's my son till he gets him a wife; my daughter's my daughter all of her life.

A man can't do more than he can do. What says Don Ferdinando?

Threatened folks may live the longest: they take numerous precautions.

No matter how you slice it, it's still baloney.

Don't value a gem by what it is set in.

Three faithful friends: an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.

No one else will do it for you.

Doubt whom you will, but never doubt yourself.

More flies are caught with honey than with molasses.

A fool has few friends.

Through wisdom is a house built, and by understanding it is established.

Time and tide wait for no man.

Bad luck can't be dated.

No rogue like the godly rogue.

A bad broom leaves a dirty room.

To be proud of knowledge is to be blind with light.

More corn grows in crooked rows.

Dreams give wings to fools.

To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.

None are deceived but they that confide.

Bad men excuse their faults, good men leave them.

Drink like hell and be happy.

To carry care to bed is to sleep with a pack on your back.

None but the wise man can employ leisure well.

A man in passion rides a mad horse.

Men shut their doors against the setting sun.

To do nothing is the way to be nothing.

Drunken days have their tomorrow.

To err is human; to keep it up is folly.

Not he who has many ideas but he who has one conviction may become a great man.

A fool might be counted wise if he kept his mouth shut.

Dying is as natural as living soundly.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

To forget is impossible.

Bad planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.

Men fear death as children do going in the dark.

Dynamite comes in small packages.

Of two evils, it is always best to vote for the least hypocritical.

To have a friend, close one eye; to keep him, close both.

A bad man in Zion City is a good man in Chicago.

Men are punished by their sins, not for them.

Old age is ripeness.

Each husband gets the infidelity he deserves.

To laugh at a man with sense is the privilege of fools.

Bad the crow, bad the egg.

Old fishermen never die, they just smell that way.

Early childhood should be as happy and carefree as you can make it.

To plough a straight furrow, never look back.

Men apt to promise are apt to forget.

A man is known by his friends.

To spoil a child is to maim it a bit.

Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

Old friends are the best, but new ones are the most fun.

Bait the hook well and the fish will bite.

Too far east is west.

On an unknown path every foot is slow.

Easy come, easy go.

Maternity is a matter of fact, paternity is a matter of opinion.

Too many fingers spoil the pie.

Advice, when most needed, is least heeded.

One at a time is good fishing; two at a time is making a hog of yourself.

Eat at pleasure; drink by measure.

Be cautious but polite.

Too much courtesy, too much craft.

Marrying for love is risky, but god smiles on it.

Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow your wife may come home.

One drink can lead to one's downfall.

A fool talks most when he has the least to say.

Too much prosperity makes most men fools.

One eyewitness could be better than ten hearsays.

Education doesn't come by bumping your head against the school house.

Many speak much who cannot speak well.

Be civil to every man; you know not who may prove to be your friend.

True friends are like diamonds, precious and rare; false ones like autumn leaves, found everywhere.

One half the troubles in this world can be traced to saying 'yes' too quick or saying 'no' not soon enough.

A beautiful face is a letter of recommendation.

One man's death is another man's bread.

Education is the best provision for old age.

Little pitchers have big ears.

True generosity is the ability to accept ingratitude.

Many friends, few helpers.

A fool's mouth is his destruction.

One may get up late if one has the name of getting up early.

Eggs cannot be unscrambled.

Be content and do not heed the goadings of ambitions.

One rotten apple can spoil a lot of good ones.

Trust in god but lock your car.

Empty dishes rattle loudly.

A man never becomes an orator if he has something to say.

Many are called, but few are chosen.

Envy doesn't enter an empty house.

One tree can make a million matches, and one match can destroy a million trees.

Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy.

Envy is blind.

Try the ice before you venture on it.

It is better to sit with a wise man in prison than with a fool in paradise.

A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself to keeps his friends in countenance.

Only a fool argues with the cook.

Envy is left-handed praise.

Many a flower is born to blush unseen.

Turnabout is fair play.

Be not discouraged by adverse circumstances.

Only live fish swim up stream.

Equals make the best friends.

A foolish man despises his mother.

Two clocks don't run alike; two men don't think alike.

Manhood is quite a struggle, old age a regret.

Opportunities, like eggs, come one at a time.

Even a child makes himself known by his doings.

Be not lenient to your own faults.

Two eyes can see better than one.

Even an ass loves to hear himself bray.

Our bread today is better than a hundred in the air.

Man is the only animal who can be skinned twice.

Unasked-for advice smells bad.

A bird is known by his note and a man by his talk.

Our generosity should never exceed our abilities.

Every age wants its playthings.

Use it up, make do, or do without.

Beauty and folly are old companions.

Every doctor thinks his pills the best.

Outward forms the inward man reveals.

Variety is the spice of life.

Advisers get away with it. They never have to pay the penalty for their advice.

Every door may be shut but death's door.

Pain is forgotten where gain comes.

Beauty is no longer amiable than while virtue adorns it.

Warm weather in june sets the corn in tune.

Man is like a banana: when he leaves the bunch, he gets skinned.

Pay your debts or lose your friends.

Every family has a goodness of mercy.

A man that flatters his neighbour spreads a net for his feet.

Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth.

Every man has a fool up his sleeve.

Man changes often but improves seldom.

A fault confessed is half redressed.

We all fade as the leaf.

Beauty without virtue is a rose without fragrance.

Plough your furrows deep while sluggards sleep, and you shall have corn to sell and to keep.

Every man hath a fool in his sleeve.

A fox does not smell his own stench.

Every man is a volume if you know how to read him.

Man is greater than the tools he invents.

We are as big as the thing which bothers us.

Before borrowing money from a friend decide which you need most.

Every man's your enemy till he proves your friend.

Affectation is a greater enemy to the face than smallpox.

Man can't live in this world alone.

We do not inherit the land from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.

Philosophy means being able to explain why you are happy when you are poor.

Every why has a wherefore.

We hate those who will not take our advice and despise those who do.

A man who is his own doctor has a fool for his patient.

Everyone has his master.

Make new friends but keep the old.

We may give advice, but we cannot give conduct.

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.

Politics makes strange bedfellows.

Everyone prefers his own.

Make a loan and lose a friend.

Before marriage open your eyes wide; afterwards close them tightly.

We must take the bitter with the better.

Everything happens for a reason.

Lying rides upon debt's back.

We seldom fear what we can laugh at.

Afflictions are the good mans' treasure - but he'd rather buy it than bear it.

Poverty with security is better than plenty in the midst of fear and uncertainty.

Everything worthwhile has a fence around it, but there is always a gate and a key.

Fortune makes friends; misfortune tries them.

A dog is a man's best friend.


A dog is a man's best friend.

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Success has many parents, but failure is an orphan.


Success has many parents, but failure is an orphan.

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No risk, no gain.

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Think twice before you speak to a friend in need.

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Never believe the impossible.

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Avoid anger and you will not sin.

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Bad actions lead to worse reactions.

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Dreams are what you hope for; reality is what you plan for.

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Cats that wear gloves catch no mice.

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Strike while your employer has a big contract.

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Discouragement is the devil's most valuable tool.

Old brag is a good dog, but hold fast is better.

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Borrowed wives, like borrowed books, are seldom returned.

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Be slow in choosing a friend, but slower in changing him.

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A wise man's day is worth a fool's life.

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Each day provides its own gifts.

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Great trees keep little ones down.

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It is the beautiful bird which gets caged.

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A diamond on a dunghill is a precious diamond still.

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Don't kill the goose that lays the golden egg.

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Never miss a good chance to shut up.

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As the old cock crows, the young cock learns.

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Don't make a mountain out of a molehill.

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Never let the same dog bite you twice.

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Adversity is the stuff that shows whether you are what you thought you were.

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Don't marry a girl who wants strawberries in January.

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There's no such thing as a horse that can't be rode or a cowboy that can't be throwed.

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There's no use in closing the barn door after the horse is stolen.

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Never get in a battle of wits without ammunition.

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A malignant sore throat is a danger; a malignant throat not sore is worse.

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Never swap horses crossing a stream.

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They die well that live well.

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Don't measure your neighbor's honesty by your own.

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Never do evil hoping that good will come of it.

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If men could see the epitaphs their friends write they would believe they had gotten into the wrong grave.

Lucky men need no counsel.

Weak men wait for opportunities, strong men make them.

A friend is easier lost than found.

Praise makes a bad man worse.

Example can be better than precept.

Begin in time to finish without hurry.

Welcome is the best dish on the table.

Prayer is a wish turned upward.

Love of dress is sure the very curse.

Experience is a dear school, but fools learn in no other.

Pride is said to be the last vice the good man gets clear of.

What a man can be is born with him; what he becomes is a result of his environment.

A man without ambition is like a woman without looks.

Experience without learning is better than learning without experience.

Love enters man through his eyes, woman through her ears.

What goes around comes around.

Pride often apes humility.

A bow too much bent will break.

Facts are better than theories.

Professionals built the 'Titanic,' amateurs built the ark.

Looks often deceive.

What isn't your duty isn't your business.

Better a donkey that carries me than a horse that throws me.

Fair words butter no cabbage.

Promise little but do much.

What the eye can't see, the heart won't crave.

After a rich man gets rich, his next ambition is to get richer.

Long runs the fox, but at last is caught.

Faith begins where reason stops.

Promises fill no sack.

Whatever nature does least, man does most.

A mill cannot grind with water that is past.

Lock the stable door before the steed is stolen.

Faith is the vision of the heart.

When a dog bites a man, that is not news; but when a man bites a dog, that is news.

Better a little fire to warm us than a big one to burn us.

Put first things first.

False friends are worse than open enemies.

Live your own life, for you die your own death.

It is easy for a man in health to preach patience to the sick.

A friend's envy is worse than an enemy's hatred.

When a girl whistles, the angels cry.

Put your money where your mouth is.

Falsehood is the darkness of faith.

Little said is soonest mended.

Putting the cart before the horse.

When death knocks at your door, you must answer.

Better an old man's darling than a young man's slave.

If someone betrays you once, it is his fault. If he betrays you twice, it is your fault.

Fate can be taken by the horns, like a goat, and pushed in the right direction.

Quiet people, whether wise or dull, get the benefit of the doubt.

Little folks are fond of talking about what great folks do.

When fortune knocks, open the door.

A mockingbird has no voice of his own.

Fear no man, and do justice to all men.

Rather than run into debt, wear your old coat.

Better bend the neck than bruise the forehead.

When in doubt, don't.

Feed a cold, starve a fever.

Listen or thy tongue will keep thee deaf.

- American Saying

Real friendship is a slow grower.

A boy is better unborn than untaught.

Fences mean nothing to those who can fly.

When in doubt, win the trick.

Better cut the shoe than pinch the foot.

Lime and lime without manure makes the farmer rich and the son poor.

Reality never surpasses imagination.

Few things are easy to the unwilling.

When one door shuts, another opens.

After dinner sit awhile; after supper walk a mile.

Figures don't lie, but sometimes liars figure.

Religion is the best armor in the world, but the worst cloak.

When the ale is in, wit is out.

A neglected duty may returns tomorrow with seven others at its back.

Life is not a cup to be drained, but a measure to be filled.

Fire is a good servant but a bad master.

When the bait's worth more than the fish, it's time to stop fishing.

Reputation is what you are in the light; character is what you are in the dark.

Better go around than fall into the ditch.

First a daughter, then a son, and the family's well begun.

Life is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel.

Roots of evil bear bitter fruits.

When the dead man sings it may last a very long time.

One who cannot respect himself cannot respect another.

A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor is a man perfect without trials.

It's an ill army when the devil carries the colours.

First clean out your own backyard.

Scandal will rub out like dirt when it is dry.

When the fox preaches, beware of your geese.

Better no law than a law not enforced.

Let's face the facts and get at the root of trouble.

See the weakest fruit drops earliest to the ground.

When the glow worm lights her lamp, the air is always very damp.

First endure, then pity, then embrace.

A nickel will get you on the subway, but garlic will get you a seat.

When the water's high, the boat's high.

Fish and visitors smell after three days.

Let them laugh that win.

Better to be safe than sorry.

Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction.

When you buy friends with anything other than friendship, they do not stay bought long.

Flattery butters no parsnips.

After us the deluge.

Send a fool to the market, and a fool he'll return.

Folks like the truth that hits their neighbor.

Let the big dog eat.

Beware the anger of a patient man.

She who is a beauty is half married.

When you persuade, speak of interest, not of reason.

Follow not truth too near the heels lest it dash out your teeth.

A burnt child dreads the fire.

Silence is golden, speech is silver.

Let him who gives nothing be silent, and him who receives speak.

Fooled once shame on you, fooled twice shame on me.

When you see the gossaner flying, be sure the air is drying.

A gentle disposition is like an unruffled stream.

Silks and satins, scarlet and velvet, put out the kitchen fire.

Fools are never uneasy.

When you throw dirt, you lose ground.

Big buckets can be filled at small streams.

Let every day provide for itself and God send Sunday.

Six feet of earth makes all men equal.

Fools enter where brave men fear to tread.

A penny saved is a penny earned.

Fools make feasts and wise men eat them.

Slow help is no help.

A cackling hen doesn't always lay.

When your neighbour's house is on fire, beware of your own.

Less advice and more hands.

Fools never prosper.

For age and want save while you may, no morning sun lasts a whole day.

Smith and Wesson or a Colt always beat four aces.

Birds of a feather flock together.

Where the carcass is, there the ravens will collect together.

Some are born to honor, and some have honor thrust upon them.

Age and marriage tame man and beast.

Leave well enough alone.

Where the woman wears the breeches, she has a good right to them.

For every goose there is a gander.

Blame not others for the faults that are in you.

Foresight is better than a night of terror.

Those who think they can't are generally right.

Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed.

Some folks speak from experience; others, from experience, don't speak.

A physician is also a man who pours special drugs into lots of bodies he rarely loves.

Who avoids temptation avoids sin.

Fortune can take away riches but not courage.

Sometimes the remedy is worse than the disease.

Blessed is he who takes himself seriously.

Fortune is like price: if you can wait long enough, the price will fall.

Who has drunk will drink.

Speak fair, think what you will.

A girl with cotton stockings never sees a mouse.

Laugh and grow fat.

Speak when you are spoken to.

Who never doubted never half believed.

I am just as good as you are, and a damned sight better.

Fortune never comes with both hands full.

Blood is inherited and virtue acquired.

Free ships, free goods.

Age before beauty; pearls before swine.

Who rewards evil for good, evil shall not depart his house.

Knowledge is the sister of folly.

Stand up, cent, let the dollar sit down.

Fret today, regret tomorrow.

Boldness does not always succeed.

Friends and mules fail us in hard places.

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.

Old shoes wear best.

Whom chance often passes by, it finds at last.

A piece of churchyard fits everybody.

Knowledge conquered by labour becomes a possession.

From beavers, bees should learn to mend their ways. A bee works; a beaver works and plays.

Stopping at third base adds no more to the score than striking out.

He who has no future loses his grip on the present.

Wide experience makes for deep tolerance.

Bought friends are not friends indeed.

From little acorns mighty oaks do grow.

Strive though you fail.

Kindness is more binding than a loan.

Fools and children should never look at unfinished work.

Wise men learn from other men's mistakes; fools insist on learning from their own.

A calamity is often a blessing in disguise.

Success has many fathers, but failure is an orphan.

From small beginnings come great things.

Keeping from falling is better than helping up.

A poor man is always behind.

With age comes wisdom.

Success is a ladder that cannot be climbed with your hands in your pockets.

Gambling is the son of avarice and the father of despair.

Boys will be boys.

Success ruins a fool.

Gather rosebuds while you may.

A good doctor treats both the patient and the disease.

Without justice, courage is weak.

Keep your friendship in repair.

Sweep around your own doorstep first.

Genius is one part inspiration and three parts perspiration.

Brevity is the soul of wit.

Sweep the dirt from in front of your own door, and don't worry about your neighbour's.

Words and deeds are not weighed in the same balance.

Get what you can, and what you get, hold; it's the stone that will turn all your lead into gold.

Age gives good advice when it is no longer able to give a bad example.

Would you persuade, speak of interest, not of reason.

Take a friend for what he does, a wife for what she has, and goods for what they are worth.

Getting what you go after is called success, but liking it while you are getting it is called happiness.

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.

Who is great in faith won't be small in failure.

Years know more than books.

Take care of the dimes and the dollars will take care of themselves.

Brothers are like hands and feet.

Give me flowers while I live.

Take each day as it comes.

You are never too young to die.

Keep the weekdays honest and it will be easy to keep the Sabbath holy.

A cat has nine lives; for three he plays, for three he strays, and for the last three he stays.

Give the devil his due.

Take the bitter with the sweet.

Bury can't and you'll find will.

Justice delayed is justice denied.

You can bear with your own faults, and why not a fault in your wife?.

God promises a safe landing, but not a calm passage.

Age lasts; youth devours.

Gold is where you find it.

You can drive sixty miles a minute, but there is no future in it.

Talk is cheap but it takes money to buy whiskey.

Business goes where it is invited and stays where it is well treated.

Good care prevents accidents.

Judge a Dutchman by what he means, not by what he says.

A rabbit is never caught twice in the same place.

You can get far with a lie, but not come back.

That which comes from the heart is always sincere.

Good fathers make good sons.

Business neglected is business lost.

It's not the gale but the set of the sail that determines the way you go.

A good example is the best sermon.

The anvil fears no blows.

You can hardly keep from getting soiled if you fight with a skunk.

Good folks are scarce.

By different methods different men excel.

Good luck beats early rising.

It's more brave to live than to die.

You can never tell what's in a package by its cover.

The artist never dies.

Air castles are good; now put foundations under them.

Great deeds are reserved for great souls.

It's easier to go down than up.

You can shut the door on a thief, but you can do nothing about a liar.

The baby who always gets carried will never learn to walk.

By the yard, life is hard. By the inch, it's a cinch.

Great events give scope for great virtues.

The bad workman blames his tools.

A reconciled friend is a double enemy.

Make a garden or plant, and a man is happy for life.

It's better to tell your money where to go than to ask where it went.

You can't blame a dentist for looking down at the mouth.

Guard lest the eyes be bigger than the stomach.

A clear conscience is a good pillow.

Handsome poverty is no disgrace.

The best chaperon a girl can have is to be in love with another fellow.

You can't fit a round peg in a square hole. *

It's as difficult to win love as to wrap salt in pine needles.

If the heart is right, the head cannot be very far wrong.

Call me anything but late for dinner.

Happiness multiplies as we divide it with others.

You can't get there from here.

The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray.

It's all right to drink like a fish if you drink what a fish drinks.

A ripple of laughter is worth a flood of tears.

You can't jest an enemy into a friend, but you can jest a friend into an enemy.

Have fun while you live, because you are going to be dead a long time.

The best way to get someone to stop digging his heels in is to dig out the sand around him.

It takes two to make a bargain.

Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.

Having finished the meal, the company leaves.

The best way to have a friend is to be a friend.

You can't kid your conscience.

It takes one to know one.

The best way to kill time is to work it to death.

Calmness is a great advantage.

He is a fool that makes his doctor his heir.

A good garden always has weeds.

You can't see the sun when you're crying.

The bigger the tree, the harder she falls.

Candour once went further boldly and in smiles, but it crept home in tatters and tears.

It takes half your life to learn who your friends are and the other half to keep them.

You can't take a second drink unless you have taken a first.

All are architects of fate working in these walls of time.

The cat may look at the queen.

Dirty hands make clean money.

He is dead that is faultless.

Careless hurry may cause endless regret.

You can't tell the depth of the well by the length of the handle on the pump.

He knows not the law who knows not the reason thereof.

The chickens have come home to roost.

It takes a thief to catch a thief.

A rotten egg can't be spoiled.

You can't unscramble an egg.

The cow has forgotten she was once a calf.

He must have a long spoon who sups with the devil.

Catch before hanging.

You can't unscramble scrambled eggs.

He that can have patience can have what he will.

The customer's always right.

You cannot have all chiefs; you gotta have Indians too.

It takes a heap of licks to strike a nail in the dark.

A crooked cornstalk can have a straight ear.

The dead are soon forgotten.

He that fears leaves must not come into a wood.

It makes a difference if the pope is on your side.

Caution is a parent of safety.

He that is angry is seldom at ease.

You cannot unscramble eggs.

All asses do not go on four feet.

The devil always tends to his own business.

He that lives on hope has a slender diet.

Cease to do evil, learn to do well.

He that makes a fire of straw has much smoke but little warmth.

You don't put robbers to work in a bank.

It is the trapped animal that makes the most noise.

A single fact is worth a shipload of argument.

You have to crawl before you can walk.

The devil is always at the elbow of an idle man.

He that pries into the clouds may be struck with a thunderbolt.

Change of fortune hurts a wise man no more that a change of the moon.

You make a mountain of a mole-hill.

If you help the evil, you hurt the good.

He that swims in sin will sink in sorrow.

A dead man feels no cold.

Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.

The devil protects his own.

Measure twice before you cut once.

It is sometimes best to burn your bridges behind you.

He travels fastest who travels alone.

You might as well die with the chills as with the fever.

He that will eat the kernel must crack the nut.

Character is what you are in the dark when no one else is around.

The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.

You must not enthrone ignorance just because there is much of it.

It is not well for a man to pray cream and live skim milk.

Learn as you'd live forever; live as you'd die tomorrow.

All gardeners know better than other gardeners.

The disgrace of the city is the fault of the citizens.

He who associates with dogs learns to pant.

You need more than dancing shoes to be a dancer.

Charity is a virtue of the heart and not of the hand.

It is not often that a man's reputation outlasts his money.

Life is a matter of dog eat dog.

The dog doesn't get bread every time he wags his tail.

He who can take advice is sometimes superior to those who give it.

A slip of the foot and you may soon recover, but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.

You will always be lucky if you know how to make friends with strange cats.

He who has crossed the flood knows how deep it is.

Chaste is she whom no one has asked.

The dog that minds not your whistle is good for nothing.

It is not as bad to believe a lie as to tell one.

He who is born a fool is never cured.

The downward road is easy.

You'll hear a lot of things before your ears drop off.

All men are fools, but all fools are not men.

He who is to break his neck finds the stairs in the dark.

It is easy to fool the young wolf.

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