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17 December, 2014

Common Proverbs and Wise Sayings



A bird in the hand, is worth two in the bush.
A chain is no stronger than its weakest link.
A fool and his money are soon parted.
A friend in need, is a friend indeed.
A good beginning, makes a good ending.
A house divided cannot stand.
A house is not a home.
A journey of a thousand miles, begins with a single step.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
A man is known by the company he keeps.
A man's home is his castle.
A penny for your thoughts.
A penny saved, is a penny earned.
A picture paints a thousand words.
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
A problem shared, is a problem halved.
A stitch in time saves nine.
A volunteer is worth twenty pressed men.
A watched pot never boils.
A woman's place is in the home.
A woman's work is never done.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Actions speak louder than words.
Advice when most needed, is least heeded.
After a storm comes a calm.
All good things must come to an end.
All roads lead to Rome.
All that glitters is not gold.
All is well, that ends well.
All work and no play, makes Jack a dull boy.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
A man's home is his castle.
An ounce of prevention, is worth a pound of cure.
Appearances are deceptive.
April showers bring May flowers.
As soon as man is born, he begins to die.
As you make your bed, so must you lie in it.
As you sow, so shall you reap.
Ask no questions, and hear no lies.
Bad news travels fast.
Barking dogs seldom bite.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Beauty is only skin-deep.
Beggars cannot be choosers.
Behind every great man, there's a great woman
Better late, than never.
Better safe, than sorry.
Better die with honor, than live with shame.
Better the devil you know, than the devil you don't know.
Better to be alone, than in bad company.
Better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
Birds of a feather flock together.
Blood is thicker than water.
Boys will be boys.
Business before pleasure.
Charity begins at home.
Children are poor men's riches.
Cleanliness is next to godliness.
Count your blessings.
Crime does not pay.
Curiosity killed the cat.
Dead men have no friends.
Dead men tell no tales.
Death closes all doors.
Death is the great leveler.
Death pays all debts.
Diligence is the mother of good fortune.
Discretion is the better part of valor.
Divide and conquer.
Do not wear out your welcome.
Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you.
Don't bite the hand that feeds you.
Don't burn your bridges behind you.
Don't change horses in midstream.
Don't cross the bridge until you come to it.
Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.
Don't judge a book by its cover.
Don't go near the water until you learn how to swim.
Don't put all yours eggs in one basket.
Don't rock the boat.
Don't try to walk before you can crawl.
Don't upset the apple-cart.
Don't wash your dirty linen in public.
Early to bed and early to rise, make a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
Easier said, than done.
Easy come, easy go.
Empty vessels make the most noise.
Enough is as good as a feast.
Enough is enough.
Every dark cloud has a silver lining.
Every family has a skeleton in the closet.
Every garden has some weeds.
Every man has his faults.
Every man has his price.
Every man is his own worst enemy.
Every picture tells a story.
Every stick has two ends.
Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but nobody wants to die.
Experience is the best teacher.
Experience is the mother of wisdom.
Failing to plan, is planning to fail.
Failure teaches success.
Faint heart never won fair lady.
Familiarity breeds contempt.
Fear of death, is worse than death itself.
Fight fire with fire.
Finders keepers, losers weepers.
First come, first served.
First things first.
First think, and then speak.
Fish and guests smell after three days.
Flattery will get you nowhere.
Fools rush in, where angels fear to tread.
Garbage in, garbage out.
Give credit where credit is due.
Give him an inch, and he'll take a mile.
Good fences make good neighbors.
Goodness is better than beauty.
Gray hairs are death's blossoms.
Great minds think alike.
Hard work never did anyone any harm.
Haste makes waste.
He who is master of himself, will soon be master of others.
He who knows nothing, doubts nothing.
He who marries for money, will earn it.
He who plants a tree, plants for posterity.
He who plants thorns, must never expect to gather roses.
He who seeks trouble, never misses.
He who laughs last, laughs longest.
He who would climb the ladder, must begin at the bottom.
Hindsight is always twenty-twenty.
History repeats itself.
Home is where the heart is.
Honesty is the best policy.
If a job's worth doing, it's worth doing well.
If God had meant us to fly, he'd have given us wings.
If at first you don't succeed try, try and try again.
If you can't beat them, join them.
If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
In the kingdom of the blind, the one eyed man is king.
In the midst of life, we are in death.
Into every life, a little rain must fall.
It never rains, but it pours.
It is a bold mouse that nestles in the cat's ear.
It is an equal failing to trust everybody--and to trust nobody.
It's best to be on the safe side.
It's better to give, than to receive.
It's better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.
It's never too late.
It's no use locking the stable door, after the horse has bolted.
It's not worth crying over spilt milk.
It's the early bird that gets the worm.
It's the squeaky wheel that gets the grease.
It takes one to know one.
It takes two to tango.
Jack of all trades, master of none.
Keep your mouth shut, and your ears open.
Kill not the goose that lays the golden eggs.
Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone.
Laughter is the best medicine.
Lend your money, and lose your friend.
Let bygones be bygones.
Let sleeping dogs lie.
Let the buyer beware.
Let the punishment fit the crime.
Life is what you make it.
Like father, like son.
Like mother, like daughter.

Live and learn.