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English Proverbs

English Proverbs

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PROVERBS

1. A friend in need is a friend indeed. 2. A good dog deserves a good bone. 3. A great talker is a great liar.

4.A hungry man is an angry man.

5. A rolling stone gathers no moss.
6. A short cut is often a wrong cut.
7. A wise man changes his mind sometimes, a fool never.
8. Nine day\u2019s wonder.
9. Action speaks louder than words.
10.All that glitters is not gold
11.All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

12.An idle brain is the devil\u2019s workshop.

13.Appetite comes with eating.
14.As you sow, so you shall reap.
15.Barking dog seldom bite.
16.Beggars must not be choosers.
17.Better be alone than in ill company.
18.Birds of same feather flock together.
19.Charity begins at home.
20.Courtesy costs nothing.
21.Cut your coat according to your cloth.
22.Early to bed and early to rise; Makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
23.Easier said than done.
24.Eat to live, but do not live to eat.
25.Employment brings enjoyment.

26.Empty vessel sounds much.

27.Every dog has his day.
28.Extremes are dangerous.
29.First come, first served.
30.Fortune favours the brave.
31.God helps those who help themselves.
32.Good beginnings make good endings.

33.He that knows nothing ,doubts nothing.

34.Hope is the last thing that we lose.
35.It is no use crying over spilt milk.
36.Jack of all trades and master of none.
37.Knowledge is power.
38.Live and let live.
39.Man proposes, God disposes.

40.Misfortune never comes alone.

41.Necessity is the mother of invention.
42.Never say die! Up man, and try.
43.Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you.
44.No gain without pain.
45.Nothing succeeds like success.
46.Practice makes a man perfect.
47.Rome was not build in a day.
48.Seeing is believing.
49.Slow and steady wins the race.
50.Soft words win hard hearts.

51.Speaking without thinking is shooting without aim.

52.Talk of the devil and he\u2019ll appear.
53.The darkest hour is nearest the dawn.
54.The exception proves the rule.

55.There are two sides to every question .
56.There is a \u2018But\u2019 in everything.
57.Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones.

58.Time and tide waits for none.
59.To err is human.
60.When wits meet sparks fly out.
61.When there is smoke there is fire.
62.Where there\u2019s a will, there\u2019s a way.
63.Zeal without knowledge is a runway horse.
64.The end justifies the means.
65.The face is the index of the mind.
66.No rose without a horn.

67.Every dark cloud has a silver lining.

68.Mistakes are to life what shadows are to light.
69.Joys and sorrows come after one another.
70.If winter comes, can spring be far behind?
71.One flower makes no garland.

72.Coming events cast their shadows before.
73.When in Rome do as Romans do.
SYNONYMS
Abundant
: ample, copious, plentiful
Alive
: lively, vivacious
Ally
: colleague, partner, accomplice
Amend
: improve, ameliorate
Assent
: consent, acquiesce, agree
Bad
: evil, wicked, naughty, worthless
Beg
: implore, solicit, supplicate
Big
: enormous, gigantic, immense
Brave
: courageous, fearless, daring
Bright
: brilliant, transparent, intelligent
Brittle
: frail, fragile
Busy
: active, alert, energetic
Candid
: frank, sincere, straight forward
Catch
: capture, seize, arrest
Cause
: reason, purpose, motive
Choose
: select, discriminate, differentiate
Clothes
: dress, apparel
Confess
: admit, apologise, acknowledge
Dangerous
: risky, hazardous
Dear
: expensive, costly
Decrease
: curtail, reduce diminish
Difficult
: hard, intricate, unmanageable
Disaster
: misfortune, adversity
Dishonest
: unjust, unfair, fraudulent
Dull
: gloomy, cheerless, backward
Eager
: keen, enthusiastic
Earn
: achieve, gain, acquire
Educate
: train, guide, instruct, teach
Emotion
: feeling, passion
Enough
: adequate, sufficient
Enquire
: search, explore, inspect
Entire
: whole, total
Esteem
: love, value, honour, admire
Exaggerate
: heighten, enlarge
Famous
: renowned, eminent
Fashion
: custom, style
Fatal
: deadly, mortal
Fault
: flaw, defect, error
Fear
: terror, dread
Fight
: contest, combat, struggle
Fruitful
: fertile, productive
Generous
: liberal, big-hearted
Increase
: enlarge, amplify, magnify

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