English Proverbs List Sayings

First deserve then desire.

Learning makes a good man better and a bad man worse.

Stupidity won't kill you, but it can make you sweat.

If it jams, force it. If it breaks, it probably needed fixing anyway.

Beggars can't be choosers.

Every bean hath its black.

Laws catch flies but lets hornets go free.

A friend in need is a friend in deed.

Every coin has two sides.

The mob has many heads but no brains.

Every disease will have its course.

If it's not one thing it's another.

Necessity is the mother of invention.

Learn weeping and thou shalt gain laughing.

Although shrimps may dance around, they do not leave the river.

Every dog has its day.

Fools gawp at masterpieces - wise men set out to outdo masterpieces.

If one sheep leaps over the ditch all the rest will follow.

Better a little chiding than a good deal of heartache.

He who laughs last laughs best.

Learning makes a man fit company for himself as well as for others.

Everyone must row with the oars they have.

Reputation is commonly measured by the acre.

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.

Mouth is in gear, brain is in neutral.

Crooked logs make straight fires.

Forewarned is fore armed.

Rome was not built in a day.

Many a true word is spoken in jest.

Least said is soonest mended.

Every dog is entitled to one bite.

If something is worth doing, then it's worth doing right.

Leave a great talker in the middle of the street.

He that is once born, once must die.

He that is once born, once must die.

English Proverbs About Time

Time is money.

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Time is money.

Time trieth truth.

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Time trieth truth.

Time is a great healer.

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Time is a great healer.

Time heals all wounds.

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Time heals all wounds.

Time is of the esscence.

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Time is of the esscence.

Time is the soul of business.

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Time is the soul of business.

Time and tide wait for no man.

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Time and tide wait for no man.

Time flies when you're having fun.

Time flies when you're having fun.

Time and thinking tame the strongest grief.

Time and thinking tame the strongest grief.

Time is a file that wears and makes no noise.

Time is a file that wears and makes no noise.

Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.

Everyone puts his fault on the times.

Everything has its time.

One step at a time.

A stitch in time saves nine.

No time to waste like the present.

There is no time like the present.

Procrastination is the thief of time.

It was probably a waste of time anyway.

There is a time and place for everything.

Desperate times call for desperate measures.

It is better to murder during time of plague.

Accusing the times is but excusing ourselves.

There is a time to speak and a time to be silent.

Fresh pork and new wine kill a man before his time.

When all men say you are an ass, it is high time to bray.

Nature, time, and patience are three great physicians.

Cowards die many times, but a brave man only dies once.

The third time someone tries to put a saddle on you, you should admit you're a horse.

You can't grease a "pig" so many times that he can't be greased one more time.

He who is shipwrecked the second time cannot lay the blame on Neptune.

The person who is tired will find time to sleep. A person with a bad name is already half hanged.

Health is better than wealth.

Health is better than wealth.

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He helps little that helps not himself.

He helps little that helps not himself.

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Charity bread has hard crusts.

Charity bread has hard crusts.

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English Proverbs About Love

Love is blind.

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Love is blind.

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Love is full of busy fear.

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Love makes a good eye squint.

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Love lives in cottages as well as in court.

Love your neighbor, yet pull not down your hedge.

Love laughs at locksmiths.

Love your neighbour, yet pull not down your hedge.

Absence sharpens love; presence strengthens it.

Of soup and love, the first is best.

If you don't love yourself with passion, you'll love others with it. Passion is conserved.

Make love not war.

Likeness is the mother of love.

Dead news, like dead love, has no phoenix in its ashes.

If you want to be loved, be loveable.

Misery loves company.

It's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Faults are thick where love is thin.

Make love like war.

Never love with all your heart, it only ends in breaking.

A man has a choice to begin love, but not to end it.

Do when ye may, or suffer ye the nay, in love 'tis the way.

Heaven hath no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor Hell a fury like a woman scorned.

A poor beauty finds more lovers than husbands.

All's fair in love and war.

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.

Jove but laughs at lover's perjury.

Cold pudding settles love.

He that plants trees loves others besides himself.

The course of true love never did run smooth.

Whom we love best, to them we can say the least.

They who love most are least valued.

Every ass loves to hear himself bray.

Absence, and a friendly neighbor, washeth away love.

Don't trudge mud into the house of love.

All cats love fish but hate to get their paws wet.

The measure of our sacrifice is the measure of our love.

Romeo must die in order to save the love.

Fire is love and water sorrow.

Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at the present.

Craftiness must have clothes, but truth loves to go naked.

As love thinks no evil, so envy speaks no good.

Life begins at forty.

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Always to court and never to wed is the happiest life that ever was led.

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Life liveth not in living, but in liking.

Life and misery began together.

Life's a bitch and then you marry one.

Life's a bleach and then you dye.

Life is just a bowl of cherries.

Happy wife, happy life.

The best things in life are free.

A son is a son till he gets him a wife, but a daughter's a daughter the rest of your life.

Bread is the staff of life, but beer's life itself.

A life of leisure, and a life of laziness, are two things.

If you would be happy for a week, take a wife; if you would be happy for a month, kill a pig; but if you would be happy all your life, plant a garden.

If you want to be happy for a year, plant a garden; if you want to be happy for life, plant a tree.

There is an hour wherein a man might be happy all his life, could he find it.

A merry heart makes a long life.

Variety is the spice of life.

Bread is the staff of life.

It's the little things in life that count.

Hope is life.

Two things prolong your life: A quiet heart and a loving wife.

Favour will surely perish as life.

While there's life, there's hope.

English Proverbs About Work

Faith without works is dead.

Work expands so as to fill the time available.

It is not work that kills, but worry.

All work and no play make Jack a dull body.

One doctor makes work for another.

A woman's work is never done.

The devil finds work for idle hands.

All work and no play makes Jack filthy rich.

No barber shaves so close but another finds his work.

Many hands make light work.

Think of ease, but work on.

Friends tie thier purse with a cobweb thread.

Friends are like fiddle strings, they must not be screwed too tight.

Friends are like centipedes, they have many legs when work needs to be done.

In times of prosperity friends will be plenty, In times of adversity, not one in twenty.

It's good to have some friends both in heaven and hell.

When friends fall out the truth doth appear.

Children are poor men's riches.

Children are certain cares, but uncertain comforts.

Children and fools must not play with edged tools.

Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old.

We are all Adam's children, but silk makes the difference.

A man among children will long be a child; a child among men will soon be a man.

Fools and children tell the truth.

Heaven protects children, sailors and drunken men.

The Devil's children have the Devil's luck.

Late children are early orphans.

He that hath no children doth bring them up well.

Proverbs are the children of experience.

Slop your hogs before you feed your children.

Death closes all doors.

Death keeps no calendar.

Death always comes too early or too late.

Death is a shadow that always follows the body.

Death pays all debts.

Death devours lambs as well as sheep.

Gray hairs are death's early blossoms.

Do the thing you fear, the death of fear is certain.

Only two things in life are certain; death and taxes.

A fair death honors the whole life.

A coward dies a thousand times before his death. The valiant never taste of death but once.

Gray hairs are death's blossoms.

There is a remedy for everything except death.

Money talks.

English Sayings About Money

Money for old rope.

Money is the root of all evil.

Money makes the world go around.

Money talks, bullshit walks.

Money begets money.

Money is a good servant, but a bad master.

Money makes the mare go.

Money spent on brain is never spent in vain.

Long fingers count out money.

A fool and his money are soon parted.

Where's there's muck, there's money.

An abundance of money ruins youth.

Lend your money and lose your friend.

Cheese and money should always sleep together one night.

English Proverbs About God

God comes at last when we think he is furthest off.

God gives his anger by weight, but his pity without measure.

God help the rich man, let the poor man beg.

God helps them that help themselves.

God blesses a drunk.

God's a good man.

God is dead.

God gives the milk but not the pail.

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

God help the rich, the poor can look after themselves.

God is better pleased with adverbs than with nouns.

God looks to clean hands, not to full ones.

God cures and the physician takes the fee.

Ask God for what man can give, and you may get it.

Clean as God's fingertips.

He that sows trusts in god.

Trust god and keep your powder dry.

Where there is peace, god is.

Think and thank god.

Where god builds a church, the devil will build a chapel.

The charitable give out the door and god puts in at the window.

He that after sinning mends, recommends himself to god.

The nest of the blind bird is made by god.

Whom the gods love die young.

Laugh before breakfast and you'll cry before lunch.

Better to be envied than pitied.

It is best to be on the safe side.

Prayer knocks till the door opens.

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Earth produces all things and receives all again.

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Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, dine like a pauper.

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It is a good wind that blows a man to the wine.

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He that blows in the dust fills his eyes with it.

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Choose a wife rather by your ear than by your eye.

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An empty barrel makes the most noise.


Crumb not your bread before you taste your porridge.

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If the brain sows not corn, it plants thistles.

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The secret of success is constancy of purpose.

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Every man has a price.

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Length begets loathing.

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No cows, no cares.

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God never sends mouths but he sends meat.

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Curses, like chickens, come home to roost.

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Better an open enemy than a false friend.

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He that would the daughter win Must with the mother first begin.

Let him make use of instinct who cannot make use of reason.

No good building without a good foundation.

A cracked bell can never sound well.

Every man is the architect of his own fortune.

Let sleeping dogs lie.

If the mountain will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet must go to the mountain.

No man can serve two masters.

A young man idle, an old man needy.

Good eating deserves good drinking.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

Every rule has its exception.

Let well alone.

A rich man's joke is always funny.

Good fences make good neighbours.

If something can go wrong, it will.

The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.

No man is angry that feels not himself hurt.

If the shoe fits, wear it.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas.

Custom is the guide of the ignorant.

A full cup must be carried steadily.

Everyone is weary: the poor in seeking, the rich in keeping, the good in learning.

If thou hast not a capon, feed on an onion.

A rolling stone gathers no moss.

None ever took a stone out of the temple but the dust did fly in his eyes.

Good men are scarce.

Better be safe than sorry.

Use soft words and hard arguments.

Good wine needs no bush.

An arrow shot upright falls on the shooter's head.

If wishes were horses, beggars might ride.

Damned if you do, damned if you don't.

A bold attempt is half of success.

Grasp all, lose all.

Better die with honour than live with shame.

It's no use crying over spilt milk.

A light burden's heavy if far borne.

If words could only speak, they'd mean even less.

Like cures like.

A drowning man will clutch at a straw.

Old is gold.

Danger is next neighbor to security.

We all make mistakes.

Like lavender, grow sweeter as you grow older.

Abundance maketh poor.

If you can't be good, be careful.

An empty bag cannot stand upright.

Once bitten, forever smitten.

If a job is worth doing, it's worth doing well.

Evil be to him who thinks it.

A little knowledge is dangerous. Drink deep, or taste not the puritan waters.

The wind in one's face makes one wise.

Great oaks from little acorns grow.

Better go to bed supperless than to rise in debt.

Grow where you are planted.

If you can't join them, beat them.

A sin confessed is half forgiven.

Little by little and bit by bit.

Evildoers are evil dreaders.

We never know the worth of water until the well is dry.

A bad penny always turns up.

One good turn deserves another.

Hair of the dog that bit you.

A little wind kindles, much puts out the fire.

If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen.

Little pitchers have big ears.

Experience is the mistress of fools.

Action is the proper fruit of knowledge.

Half the world does not know how the other half lives.

What costs little is little esteemed.

Little things please little minds.

Better never to begin than never to make an end.

Kill not the goose that laid the golden egg.

Hang a thief when he's young, and he'll no' steal when he's old.

One nail drives out another.

An empty belly hears nobody.

If you don't like the heat, get out of the kitchen.

A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.

Experience without learning is better than learning without experience.

If you dont have anything nice to say, dont say anything at all.

Live and let live.

What is bought is cheaper than a gift.

Facts are stubborn things.

Happy is the country which has no history.

Long absent, soon forgotten.

Green leaves and brown leaves fall from the same tree.

A degenerate nobleman is like a turnip. There is nothing good of him but that which is underground.

There is no benefit that sticks to the fingers.

If you keep your mouth shut, you won't put your foot in it.

Better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.

Faith sees by the ears.

One swallow does not make a summer.

If you play with fire you get burnt.

An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.

Hard cases make bad law.

Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves.

Advantage is a better soldier than rashness.

Haste makes waste.

If you run after two hares you will catch neither.

A lock is better than suspicion.

When in motion, to push on is easy.

There's many a good cock come out of a tattered bag.

Loose lips sink ships.

Have not want not.

People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

Better to be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

If you trust before you try, you may repent before you die.

Familiarity breeds contempt.

A bridle for the tongue is a necessary piece of furniture.

Hawks will not pick out hawks' eyes.

An idle brain is the devil's workshop.

If you want a thing done, go. If not, send. The shortest answer is doing.

Adversity flatters no man.

Far fowls have fair feathers.

A creaking cart goes long on the wheels.

If you want peace, you must prepare for war.

Better to say nothing, than to say something not to the purpose.

He dances well to whom fortune pipes.

A dog is a man's best friend.

There's no arguing with the barrel of a gun.

Where every man is master the world goes to wreck.

Plenty know good ale, but don't know much after that.

Desire is nourished by delay.

A still tongue makes a wise head.

He hath good judgement that relieth not wholly on his own.

He is a fool that kisseth the maid when he may kiss the mistress.

Luck has a slender anchorage.

Better wed over the mixen than over the moor.

A good candle-holder proves a good gamester.

Fear lends wings.

A bean in liberty is better than a comfit in prison.

He is lifeless that is faultless.

An illiterate king is a crowned ass.

Beware of a man of one book.

Luck is the idol of the idle.

He laughs best who laughs last.

While the doctors consult, the patient dies.

Few are fit to be entrusted with themselves.

Adversity makes a man wise, not rich.

Despair gives courage to a coward.

They brag most that can do the least.

He preaches well that lives well.

Power attracts the corruptible.

A good conscience is a continual feast.

Finders keepers, losers weepers.

Ignorance is the mother of superstition.

Beware of the cat that licks from the front but claws from behind.

A stumble may prevent a fall.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Make not the door wider than the house.

A good man in an evil society seems the greatest villain of all.

Fine words butter no parsnips.

A good beginning makes a good ending.

He that blames would buy.

Desperate diseases must have desperate remedies.

In a cat's eye, all things belong to cats.

Wide ears and short tongue are the best.

An old wrinkle never wears out.

He that bulls the cow must keep the calf.

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.

Make not your sail too big for your ballast.

A fair booty makes a fair thief.

First come, first served.

Advice is least heeded when most needed.

Making a rod for your own back.

He that cannot beat the horse beats the saddle.

Promise is debt.

A cold April the barn will fill.

Different sores must have different salves.

Big thunder, little rain.

He that cheateth in small things is a fool, but in great things is a rogue.

A trapped cat becomes a lion.

First deserve, and then desire.

Man with four balls can't walk.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

He that endures is not overcome.

Discretion in speech is more important than eloquence.

Biting and scratching is Scots folk's wooing.

Women in mischief are wiser than men.

In every beginning, think of the end.

Many a mickle makes a muckle.

Fish and visitors smell in three days.

A good surgeon has an eagle's eye, a lion's heart, and a lady's hand.

Rats desert a sinking ship.

He that gets forgets, but he that wants thinks on.

Black will take no other hue.

Too many cooks spoil the broth.

Disease is soon shaken By physic soon taken.

A man is as old as he feels, a woman as old as she looks.

Many are called but few are chosen.

A broken leg is not healed by a silk stocking.

He that goes barefoot must not plant thorns.

An unfortunate man would be drowned in a tea-cup.

In for a penny, in for a pound.

Blest is the bride the sun shines on.

You can't free a fish from water.

Advice when most needed is least heeded.

He that has no fools, knaves, or beggars in his family was begot by a flash of lightning.

Fools build houses and wise men live in them.

Diseases come on horseback, but steal away on foot.

Many drops make a shower.

He that hath no ill fortune is troubled with good.

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

A trouble shared is a trouble halved.

In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

Blind men can judge no colours.

Save something for the man that rides the white horse.

He that is angry without a cause shall be pleased without amends.

Many things are lost for want of asking.

A man is known by the company he keeps.

For every fog in march there's a frost in may.

A watched pot never boils.

Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

Marry in lent, and you'll learn to repent.

He that is fallen cannot help him that is down.

You can't run with the hare and hunt with the hounds.

Blood is thicker than water.

Do as most men do and men will speak well of thee.

For whom does the blind man's wife paint herself?

Anger and haste hinder good counsel.

He that is too proud to ask is too good to receive.

May as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb.

Set out wisely at first; custom will make every virtue more easy and pleasant to you than any vice can be.

A creaking door hangs longest.

Innocent actions carry their warrant with them.

Forced put is no choice.

A grain of prudence is worth a pound of craft.

He that knows thee will never buy thee.

Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.

Medicines be not meat to live by.

Do as you would be done by.

After dinner sit a while, after supper walk a mile.

Is there no mean but fast or feast?

He that laughs when he is alone will make sport in company.

A man of courage never wants weapons.

Small cheer and great welcome make a great feast.

Fortune favours the brave.

Milk the cow that standeth still.

Anger edges valor.

You cannot teach an old dog new tricks.

He that lives in hope dances to an ill tune.

A worthy woman is the crown of her husband.

It is a bold mouse that nestles in the cat's ear.

Do not be in a hurry to tie what you cannot untie.

Brain is better than brawn.

He that lives too fast, goes to his grave too soon.

Fourty Two is the answer.

It is a sin against hospitality to open the doors and shut up the countenance.

A burnt child dreads the fire.

Mind your p's and q's.

He that plants thorns must never expect to gather roses.

A word spoken is past recalling.

Do not fall before you are pushed.

Soon ripe, soon rotten.

Anger is often more hurtful than the injury that caused it.

It is at courts as it is in ponds; some fish, some frogs.

Hope for the best, expect the worst.

Fretting cares make grey hairs.

You never know what you've got till it's gone.

Poverty is not a shame, but the being ashamed of it is.

Misfotunes come on wings and depart on foot.

He that plays with cats must expect to be scratched.

Do not make me kiss and you will not make me sin.

A half the truth is often a whole lie.

He that seeks trouble never misses.

It is better to be born lucky than rich.

Age and wedlock tame man and beast.

Full of courtesy, full of craft.

Spread the table and contention will cease.

Do not triumph before the victory.

It is better to conceal one's knowledge than to reveal one's ignorance.

A man that will fight will find a cudgel in every hedge.

You win a few, you lose a few.

He that shippeth the devil must make the best of him.

Anger punishes itself.

A fox smells its own stink first.

None but the brave deserve the fair.

Breed up a crowand he will tear out your eyes.

A cobbler should stick to his last.

It is better to lose health like a spendthrift than to hoard it like a miser.

He that touched pitch will be defiled.

Success makes a fool seem wise.

Give a dog a bad name and hang him.

A hero is a man who is afraid to run away.

Young men may die, old men must.

He that will have a cake out of the wheat must tarry the grinding.

A bellyful is one of meat, drink, or sorrow.

Give a man rope enough and he will hang himself.

All are not merry that dance lightly.

An old man is a bed full of bones.

More haste, less speed.

A man without a wife is but half a man.

He that will take the bird must not scare it.

Burn not your house to scare away the mice.

He that will to Cupar maun to Cupar.

Sweep the house with a broom in may and you'll sweep the luck of the house away.

Give credit where credit is due.

Much ado and little help.

It is easy to be wise after the event.

Any port in a storm.

Give neither advice nor salt, until you are asked for it.

He that's a wise man by day is no fool by night.

A house built by the wayside is either too high or too low.

Don't bite the hand that feeds you.

Must is a king's word.

It is hard to pay for porridge that has been eaten.

A fault confessed is half redressed.

Give the devil his due.

He who can does, he who cannot, teaches.

All ask if a man be rich, no one if he be good.

Young people don't know what age is, and old people forget what youth was.

But an unwatched kettle over boils.

Nature abhors a vacuum.

Never choose your women or linen by candlelight.

He who fights and runs away, may live to fight another day.

It is ill jesting with sharp tools.

Take a hair of the dog that has bitten you.

Go abroad and you'll hear news of home.

April showers bring forth May flowers.

Little enemies and little wounds must not be despised.

He who has carried the calf will be able by and by to carry the ox.

Don't change horses in mid stream.

A candle lights others and consumes itself.

It is no use crying over spilt milk.

A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart, his next to escape the censures of the world.

Buy in the cheapest market and sell in the dearest.

He who has no charity, deserves no mercy.

Take heed of enemies reconciled, and of meat twice boiled.

A hungry man is an angry man.

Necessity is the mother of all invention.

A big tree attracts the woodsman's ax.

Don't cross a bridge until you come to it.

A merry heart goes all the way.

It is sin to steal a pin.

Needs must when the devil drives.

He who last, lasts, laughs last.

Talk is cheap.

As a man lives, so shall he die.

Youth will be served.

By learning you will teach; by teaching you will learn.

Don't cry over spilt milk.

It is the quiet pigs that eat the meal.

All cats are gray in the dark.

He who laughs last, laughs longest.

Never let the sun go down on your anger.

Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow.

A joy that is shared is a joy made double.

He who lives by the sword dies by the sword.

It never rains, but it pours.

A merry host makes merry guests.

That which covers thee discovers thee.

Never judge the book by it's cover.

As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.

Don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork.

It takes all sorts to make a world.

Cast not your pearls before swine.

All clever men are birds of prey.

He who pays the piper calls the tune.

A cast is not a catch.

Don't drown the man who taught you to swim.

It takes two blows to make a battle.

A miss is as good as a mile.

Never look a gift horse in the mouth.

He who says what he likes will hear what he does not like.

As you sow, so you reap.

It takes two to make a quarrel.

Chains of gold are stronger than chains of iron.

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.

The bait hides the hook.

He who sups with the devil has need of a long spoon.

It's a good horse that never stumbles.

Don't go near the water until you learn how to swim.

A new broomsweeps clean.

It's an ill bird that fouls its own nest.

He who would climb the ladder must begin at the bottom.

Zeal without knowledge is like fire without light.

Never send a boy to do a man's job.

It's better to give than to receive.

Don't have too many irons in the fire.

Ask and you shall receive.

Praise the sea but keep on land.

It's easy to be wise after the event.

Never swap horses crossing a stream.

Character is easier kept than recovered.

All covet, all lose.

It's never too late to mend.

Opportunity seldom knocks twice.

Don't lock the stable door after the horse is stolen.

The best throw of the dice is to throw them away.

He's all hat and no cattle.

Never tell your enemy that your foot aches.

A cat may look at a king.

He that has no charity deserves no mercy.

A black hen lays a white egg.

It's not over till it's over.

All for one and one for all.

Don't make a mountain out of a molehill.

Ask me no questions, I'll tell you no lies.

Never trouble trouble until trouble troubles you.

Cheat me in the price, but not in the goods.

A penny saved is a penny earned.

Don't mend what ain't broken.

It's the early bird that gets the worm.

A cat with a straw tail keeps away from fire.

New brooms sweep clean.

All good things come to an end.

For a morning rain leave not your journey.

The cat has nine lives: three for playing, three for straying, three for staying.

First deserve then desire. *

A person is known by the company he keeps.

Help a lame dog over a stile.

No alchemy like savings.

A cobbler formed the shape of shoes on a wooden foot shaped last. If it lasted long he was happy.

Don't put the cart before the horse.

It's too late to shut the stable-door after the horse has bolted.

At the end of the game the king and the pawn go into the same bag.

Chickens have come home to roost.

Don't shut the barn door after the horse is stolen.

Sometimes people who live in glass houses throw stones because their windows are painted.

A joyful evening may follow a sorrowful morning.

Old sheep shouldn't dress in lamb's fashion.

Jack is as good as his master.

His fore feet though you sever, his grip he'll make good.

A fool will laugh when he is drowning.

A crown's no cure for a headache.

Don't spoil the ship for a halfpenny of tar.

All happiness is in the mind.

Jam tomorrow and jam yesterday, but never jam today.

The early bird catches the worm.

History repeats itself.

A black plum is as sweet as a white.

Joy was born a twin.

Don't throw out the baby with the bathwater.

Barking dogs seldom bite.

Home is where the heart is.

A pig never smells its own stink.

Don't trust the Greek bearing gifts.

A lawyer's opinion is worth nothing unless paid for.

Just do it.

Be careful what you wish for, you might just get it.

Justice delayed is justice denied.

The first step is usually the hardest.

All of you that intend to ring, you undertake a dangerous thing.

Honesty is the best policy.

A change is as good as a rest.

Doubt is the beginning, not the end, of wisdom.

Keep counsel of thyself first.

A leap year is never a good sheep year.

Honor follows those who flee from it.

Be not deceived with the first appearance of things, for show is not substance.

Eagles don't catch flies.

Keep no more cats than catch mice.

A poor workman blames his tools.

Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.

The going gets tough, the tough get going.

Cider on beer, never fear; beer upon cider, makes a bad rider.

Young men's knocks old men feel.

A fox smells its own lair first.

Kill not the goose that lays the golden eggs.

Early bird gets the worm.

All temptations are found either in hope or fear.

Self-preservation is the first law of nature.

A blind man will not thank you for a looking-glass.

Early to rise early to bed makes a man socialy dead.

Kindle not a fire that you cannot extinguish.

Don't cross the bridge till you come to it.

Beauty draws more than oxen.

Human blood is all of a color.

Clogs to clogs in three generations.

East or West, home is best.

A lie has no legs, but a scandal has wings.

The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.

Kisses are keys.

Eat leeks in march, garlic in may, all the rest of the year the doctors may play.

All that glisters is not gold.

Hunger is the best sauce.

Smile, and the world smiles with you. Cry, and you cry alone.

All things change and we with them.

Kissing goes by favor.

Eat to live, don't live to eat.

A proverb is the child of experience.

Close only counts in horseshoes and hand-grenades.

Eat, drink, be merry, for tomorrow we die.

Hunger makes good kitchen.

Knock and the door will be opened unto you.

Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes straight to the bone.

All things come to those who wait.

A child may have too much of his mother's blessing.

Cobbler, stick to thy last.

Education is a subversive activity.

The last drop makes the cup run over.

Knowledge is power.

Idle brains are the devil's workshop.

Empty barrels make the most sound.

Prosperity discovers vices, and adversity virtue.

Beauty may have fair leaves, yet bitter fruit.

Common sense ain't common.

A crowd is not company.

When two agree in their desire, One sparke will set them both on fire.

He who lives according to nature will never be poor, and he who lives according to opinion will never be rich.

If a man deceive me once, shame on him; but if he deceive me twice, shame on me.

Enjoy your little while the fool is seeking for more.

Laugh till you cry, sorrow till you die.

A lie has short legs.

The more acquaintance, the more danger.

If every bird take back its own feathers, you'll be naked.

Beauty provoketh thieves sooner than gold.

Alms never make poor.

Laughter is the best medicine.

Eternity has no grey hairs.

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

Confession is the first step to repentance.

Beer before wine, you'll feel fine. Wine before beer, you'll feel queer.

Law cannot persuade where it cannot punish.

Handsome is as handsome does.

Raise no more devils than you can lay.

If ignorance is bliss, why aren't more people happy?

Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

A quiet conscience sleeps in thunder.