1000 English Proverbs and Sayings 1. A bad beginning makes a bad ending. 2.

A bad corn promise is better than a good lawsuit. 3. A bad workman quarrels with his tools. 4. A bargain is a bargain. 5. A beggar can never be bankrupt. 6. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. 7. A bird may be known by its song. 8. A black hen lays a white egg. 9. A blind leader of the blind. 10. A blind man would be glad to see. 11. A broken friendship may be soldered, but will never be sound. 12. A burden of one's own choice is not felt. 13. A burnt child dreads the fire. 14. A cat in gloves catches no mice. 15. A city that parleys is half gotten. 16. A civil denial is better than a rude grant. 17. A clean fast is better than a dirty breakfast. 18. A clean hand wants no washing. 19. A clear conscience laughs at false accusations. 20. A close mouth catches no flies. 21. A cock is valiant on his own dunghill. 22. A cracked bell can never sound well. 23. A creaking door hangs long on its hinges. 24. A curst cow has short horns. 25. A danger foreseen is half avoided. 26. A drop in the bucket. 27. A drowning man will catch at a straw. 28. A fair face may hide a foul heart. 29. A fault confessed is half redressed. 30. A fly in the ointment. 31. A fool always rushes to the fore. 32. A fool and his money are soon parted. 33. A fool at forty is a fool indeed. 34. A fool may ask more questions in an hour than a wise man can answer in seven years. 35. A fool may throw a stone into a well which a hundred wise men cannot pull out. 36. A fool's tongue runs before his wit. 37. A forced kindness deserves no thanks. 38. A foul morn may turn to a fair day. 39. A fox is not taken twice in the same snare. 40. A friend in need is a friend indeed. 43. A friend is never known till needed.

42. A friend to all is a friend to none. 43. A friend's frown is better than a foe's smile. 44. A good anvil does not fear the hammer. 45. A good beginning is half the battle. 46. A good beginning makes a good ending. 47. A good deed is never lost. 48. A good dog deserves a good bone. 49. A good example is the best sermon. 50. A good face is a letter of recommendation. 51. A good Jack makes a good Jill. 52. A good marksman may miss. 53. A good name is better than riches. 54. A good name is sooner lost than won. 55. A good name keeps its lustre in the dark. 56. A good wife makes a good husband. 57. A great dowry is a bed full of brambles. 58. A great fortune is a great slavery. 59. A great ship asks deep waters. 60. A guilty conscience needs no accuser. 61. A hard nut to crack. 62. A heavy purse makes a light heart. 63. A hedge between keeps friendship green. 64. A honey tongue, a heart of gall. 65. A hungry belly has no ears. 66. A hungry man is an angry man. 67. A Jack of all trades is master of none. 68. A Joke never gains an enemy but often loses a friend. 69. A lawyer never goes to law himself. 70. A lazy sheep thinks its wool heavy. 71. A liar is not believed when he speaks the truth. 72. A lie begets a lie. 73. A light purse is a heavy curse. 74. A light purse makes a heavy heart. 75. A little body often harbours a great soul. 76. A little fire is quickly trodden out. 77. A man can die but once. 78. A man can do no more than he can. 79. A man is known by the company he keeps. 80. A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds. 81. A miserly father makes a prodigal son. 82. A miss is as good as a mile. 83. A new broom sweeps clean. 84. A nod from a lord is a breakfast for a fool. 85. A penny saved is a penny gained. 86. A penny soul never came to twopence. 87. A quiet conscience sleeps in thunder.

108. 111. Adversity makes strange bedfellows. A wise man changes his mind. All cats are grey in the dark (in the night). after supper walk a mile. 105. 112. 129. 97. 121. 126. 123. After a storm comes a calm. Agues come on horseback. A silent fool is counted wise. 120. 113. A round peg in a square hole. A word is enough to the wise. 131. 100. 103. but go away on foot. 89. 130. 109. After dinner comes the reckoning. 98. All are not hunters that blow the horn. A storm in a teacup. All are good lasses. 115. All is fish that comes to his net. 127. A word spoken is past recalling. 104. A wolf in sheep's clothing. 95. 122. 106. A watched pot never boils. all lose. All men can't be masters. 132. A tattler is worse than a thief. 94. A soft answer turns away wrath. 114. 133.88. 116. A wonder lasts but nine days. After rain comes fair weather. All are not merry that dance lightly. A thief passes for a gentleman when stealing has made him rich. All is not lost that is in peril. 124. A rolling stone gathers no moss. A small leak will sink a great ship. 93. 96. A wager is a fool's argument. . All men can't be first. After dinner sit (sleep) a while. 107. but whence come the bad wives? 119. After us the deluge. 91. 102. A thief knows a thief as a wolf knows a wolf. A shy cat makes a proud mouse. All is well that ends well. 118. A threatened blow is seldom given. All are not saints that go to church. Adversity is a great schoolmaster. A tree is known by its fruit. 128. 90. 110. 101. 125. Actions speak louder than words. a fool never will. A stitch in time saves nine. All doors open to courtesy. All are not friends that speak us fair. All covet. A sound mind in a sound body. 117. 99. All bread is not baked in one oven. All lay load on the willing horse. 92. All asses wag their ears.

167. An oak is not felled at one stroke. 164. so does the young. 156. As snug as a bug in a rug . An evil chance seldom comes alone. An empty sack cannot stand upright. An empty vessel gives a greater sound than a full barrel. 143. 163. "Almost" never killed a fly (was never hanged). 157. All sugar and honey. An ox is taken by the horns. 165. As like as an apple to an oyster. Appearances are deceitful. As the old cock crows. As welcome as flowers in May. 145. 152. being plainly told. 175. 155. As the tree falls. All truths are not to be told. 174. As drunk as a lord. An hour in the morning is worth two in the evening. 144. 173. 135. so the fruit. 151. 140. 141. An ill wound is cured. Anger and haste hinder good counsel. As old as the hills. so the bell clinks. Any port in a storm. 148. 171. 154. 142. 159. 136. 166. 170. and a man by the tongue. As plain as two and two make four. As the call. As innocent as a babe unborn. 161.134. As plain as the nose on a man's face. 139. Appetite comes with eating. Among the blind the one-eyed man is king. An ounce of discretion is worth a pound of learning. 153. though laden with gold. 147. An unfortunate man would be drowned in a teacup. 149. 172. 162. 138. All things are difficult before they are easy. not an ill name. As the fool thinks. As like as two peas. An empty hand is no lure for a hawk. As the tree. An honest tale speeds best. 158. An idle brain is the devil's workshop. 137. As sure as eggs is eggs. 160. 150. All that glitters is not gold. An ass is but an ass. All promises are either broken or kept. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. 176. An ass in a lion's skin. 168. An ass loaded with gold climbs to the top of the castle. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All roads lead to Rome . so the echo. so shall it lie. 169. . 146. 179. An open door may tempt a saint. 177. An old dog barks not in vain. 178.

Be slow to promise and quick to perform. As you brew. 220. Better be born lucky than rich. Better to do well than to say well. 217. Better an open enemy than a false friend. Better the foot slip than the tongue. Better go to bed supperless than rise in debt. Better a lean peace than a fat victory. Beauty lies in lover's eyes. 215. 183. Best defence is offence. Better unborn than untaught. 211. Be swift to hear. 214. Between two stools one goes (falls) to the ground. 203. Between the devil and the deep (blue) sea. 181. 186. Better be envied than pitied. Beauty is but skin-deep. 188. than a great one to burn us. Bad news has wings. 207. Before you make a friend eat a bushel of salt with him. 205. 223. 201. Better an egg today than a hen tomorrow. 212. Better a little fire to warm us. 206. 221. 213. Better give a shilling than lend a half-crown. Between two evils 'tis not worth choosing. As well be hanged for a sheep as for a lamb.180. 191. 198. Beggars cannot be choosers. 200. 224. 208. 222. 193. so must you drink. Better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion. Better be alone than in bad company. As welcome as water in one's shoes. As you make your bed. At the ends of the earth. slow to speak. 182. . 195. Better untaught than ill-taught. Better lose a jest than a friend. 185. Between the cup and the lip a morsel may slip. 187. 199. than serve in heaven. 218. Better die standing than live kneeling. Barking does seldom bite. 204. 216. 194. Before one can say Jack Robinson. 196. Better early than late. 210. 202. Better the devil you know than the devil you don't. Better to reign in hell. Bacchus has drowned more men than Neptune . 225. As you sow. Better one-eyed than stone-blind. 184. 209. so must you lie on it. 190. 219. Better a glorious death than a shameful life. so shall you reap. Better deny at once than promise long. Believe not all that you see nor half what you hear. 192. 197. Better late than never. Ask no questions and you will be told no lies. 189.

Caution is the parent of safety. Choose an author as you choose a friend. Confession is the first step to repentance. Birds of a feather flock together. 269. Care killed the cat. Death pays all debts. 245. By doing nothing we learn to do ill. 250. 239. 229. not words. 266. 228. Crows do not pick crow's eyes. Curiosity killed a cat. 255. 244. 251. Circumstances alter cases. 241. Delays are dangerous. Counsel is no command. Bind the sack before it be full. Cheapest is the dearest. 235. 243. Custom is a second nature. Calamity is man's true touchstone. Christmas comes but once a year. Burn not your house to rid it of the mouse. 264. 256. Cleanliness is next to godliness. 249. Deeds. 231. Beware of a silent dog and still water. 252. 262. Children and fools must not play with edged tools. Betwixt and between. (but when it comes it brings good cheer). 236. 230. Borrowed garments never fit well. 234. Catch the bear before you sell his skin. 247. Children are poor men's riches. 233. 265. and I will claw thee. 258. Cut your coat according to your cloth. Blood is thicker than water. Death is the grand leveller. 261. 248.226. 238. Claw me. 237. Custom is the plague of wise men and the idol of fools. Blind men can judge no colours. 257. . 253. Between the upper and nether millstone. Cheek brings success. Desperate diseases must have desperate remedies. Death when it comes will have no denial. 267. By the street of 'by-and-bye' one arrives at the house of 'Never'. 232. 270. 254. 268. Cross the stream where it is shallowest. 260. Debt is the worst poverty. Brevity is the soul of wit. Business before pleasure. 263. Company in distress makes trouble less. 271. Creditors have better memories than debtors. 227. 240. By hook or by crook. 246. Curses like chickens come home to roost. Charity begins at home. 242. 259.

Don't have thy cloak to make when it begins to rain. 281. 301. 278. Don't put all your eggs in one basket. 293. 304. 275. Do as you would be done by. easy go. Enough is as good as a feast. 297. 291. Every bullet has its billet. Each bird loves to hear himself sing. Don't whistle (halloo) until you are out of the wood. 280. Every day is not Sunday. 274. 314. 282. Every ass loves to hear himself bray. 315. Don't look a gift horse in the mouth. Every bean has its black. 285. 317. Dogs that put up many hares kill none. Drive the nail that will go. Easy come. 312. Draw not your bow till your arrow is fixed. 299. Every dark cloud has a silver lining. 273. Even reckoning makes long friends. wealthy and wise. 289. Every dog has his day. Don't count your chickens before they are hatched. 305. Diligence is the mother of success (good luck). Eat at pleasure. Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy. 287. drink with measure. 303. Dot your i's and cross your t's. 295. 294. East or West � home is best. Don't cross the bridges before you come to them. 279. 283. 313. 307. 296. 290. 316. . Every barber knows that.272. 298. Drunkenness reveals what soberness conceals. Envy shoots at others and wounds herself. Every dog is a lion at home. 309. 277. Every dog is valiant at his own door. Every Jack has his Jill. Easier said than done. 292. Don't trouble trouble until trouble troubles you. 302. 308. Every man has a fool in his sleeve. Drunken days have all their tomorrow. 300. Every country has its customs. Don't keep a dog and bark yourself. Dog eats dog. Don't sell the bear's skin before you've caught it. 311. Dumb dogs are dangerous. Diseases are the interests of pleasures. 284. 306. Doing is better than saying. 288. 310. Every bird likes its own nest. Empty vessels make the greatest (the most) sound. 276. Dog does not eat dog. Divide and rule. 286.

Fasting comes after feasting. first served. 336. Experience keeps no school. 331. 327. 344. Facts are stubborn things. Every white has its black. 355. 320. 328. 348. 321. 356. 353. 326. then speak. Every mother thinks her own gosling a swan. Everything comes to him who waits. 338. 360. 358. 345. 324. First deserve and then desire. but fools learn in no other. Every man is the architect of his own fortunes. 334. Everybody's business is nobody's business. foul (false) within. Every tub must stand on its own bottom. 350. 341. First think. Experience is the mother of wisdom. 346. False friends are worse than open enemies. 354. Every man has his hobby-horse. 351. 319. . 339. Every miller draws water to his own mill. Far from eye. Every why has a wherefore. Fine words butter no parsnips. 361. Fair without. Fools grow without watering. Fools and madmen speak the truth. 323. 329. Experience keeps a dear school. Everything is good in its season. Fine feathers make fine birds. Fish begins to stink at the head. Evil communications corrupt good manners. Fair words break no bones. Familiarity breeds contempt. 349. 352. 340. 359. Fools may sometimes speak to the purpose. she teaches her pupils singly. Every man has his faults. Fools never know when they are well. First catch your hare. Faint heart never won fair lady. Extremes meet. 357. 363. 322. 330. Forbearance is no acquittance. 325. Every one's faults are not written in their foreheads. Fool's haste is no speed. far from heart. Every man to his taste. 347. 337. Fish and company stink in three days. 332. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. Forbidden fruit is sweet. Follow the river and you'll get to the sea. Faults are thick where love is thin. For the love of the game. First come. 362. Feast today and fast tomorrow.318. 335. and every sweet its sour. 342. 333. 343.

Great talkers are great liars. Happy is he that is happy in his children. 398. 404. "Hamlet" without the Prince of Denmark. and you may lie all day. Great spenders are bad lenders. 366. 394. 389. 395. Good masters make good servants. Hard words break no bones. 375. Handsome is that handsome does. Good counsel does no harm. Gentility without ability is worse than plain beggary. 393. 407. Give every man thy ear. Greedy folk have long arms. 367. From bad to worse. 385. Fortune is easily found. Friends are thieves of time. Half a loaf is better than no bread. Good health is above wealth. 409. 387. Gifts from enemies are dangerous. 377. lose all. 379. 382. Good words and no deeds. He begins to die that quits his desires. 386. 388. 405. Forewarned is forearmed. 371. Go to bed with the lamb and rise with the lark. Great talkers are little doers. 369. 406. 391. Give a fool rope enough. and he will hang himself. 402. 390. Good words without deeds are rushes and reeds. 384. but few thy voice. 368. Hatred is blind. Get a name to rise early. Four eyes see more (better) than two. Happiness takes no account of time. Hares may pull dead lions by the beard. Good clothes open all doors. . small roast. Hawks will not pick hawks' eyes. From pillar to post. 370. Hasty climbers have sudden falls. Great barkers are no biters. 403. 401. 408. Give never the wolf the wether to keep. 365. Grasp all. Give him an inch and he'll take an ell. 372. 383. Fortune favours the brave (the bold). 378. Gluttony kills more men than the sword. 376.364. 392. 396. Haste makes waste. Hate not at the first harm. Great cry and little wool. Habit cures habit. but hard to be kept. 400. Gossiping and lying go hand in hand. harm catch. 399. 397. Great boast. 373. 381. Harm watch. 380. 374. as well as love.

433. He that promises too much means nothing. 442. . 439. 414. He knows how many beans make five. He that never climbed never fell. He that is full of himself is very empty. 429. 428. He laughs best who laughs last. He that commits a fault thinks everyone speaks of it. 432. He is not fit to command others that cannot command himself.410. 421. He that mischief hatches. 452. goes a sorrowing. He that is warm thinks all so. 427. 455. 441. He dances well to whom fortune pipes. He is a fool that forgets himself. He that lies down with dogs must rise up with fleas. He is not poor that has little. 420. He that knows nothing doubts nothing. but he that desires much. He is a good friend that speaks well of us behind our backs. He knows much who knows how to hold his tongue. He that has no children knows not what love is. 411. 436. 423. 430. 450. 422. 447. He that is born to be hanged shall never be drowned. 434. He smells best that smells of nothing. He that is ill to himself will be good to nobody. He goes long barefoot that waits for dead man's shoes. 443. 454. He that goes barefoot must not plant thorns. He that has no money needs no purse. 426. He cannot speak well that cannot hold his tongue. 417. He carries fire in one hand and water in the other. He that has a full purse never wanted a friend. 419. 445. He is not laughed at that laughs at himself first. 412. 449. He that comes first to the hill may sit where he will. 446. 424. 415. mischief catches. 413. 448. He that goes a borrowing. 444. He that once deceives is ever suspected. He that lives with cripples learns to limp. 451. 416. He is happy that thinks himself so. 431. 437. He that has a great nose thinks everybody is speaking of it. 438. He jests at scars that never felt a wound. 453. He that does you an i!i turn will never forgive you. 418. He is lifeless that is faultless. He gives twice who gives in a trice. 440. 435. He that has an ill name is half hanged. He should have a long spoon that sups with the devil. He that respects not is not respected. He lives long that lives well. He knows best what good is that has endured evil. He that fears every bush must never go a-birding. He that fears you present wiil hate you absent. He must needs swim that is held up by the chin. 425. He that has He head needs no hat.

478. He that serves God for money will serve the devil for better wages. He that would eat the fruit must climb the tree. 473. He who would search for pearls must dive below. 490. 476. He will never set the Thames on fire. He who is born a fool is never cured. 477. Honour and profit lie not in one sack. If ifs and ans were pots and pans. His money burns a hole in his pocket. 460. we shall catch larks. 496. He that will steal an egg will steal an ox. Hope is the poor man's bread. If there were no clouds. Honey is sweet. If the sky falls. 458. He who makes no mistakes. 463. 457. 467. 487. He that will thrive. she'd have been my uncle. Honours change manners. 464. Hungry bellies have no ears. but the bee stings. 491. we should not enjoy the sun. Honey is not for the ass's mouth. 497. He that serves everybody is paid by nobody. 468. He that seeks trouble never misses. 495. 494. Hunger breaks stone walls. If an ass (donkey) bray at you. He that spares the bad injures the good. He who would catch fish must not mind getting wet. Idleness is the mother of all evil. He that will not when he may. 465. when he will he shall have nay. must rise at five. 500. If the blind lead the blind. . He that would have eggs must endure the cackling of hens. He who would eat the nut must first crack the shell. 499. He works best who knows his trade. 471. 489. 459. shall hear what he doesn't like. 470. both shall fall into the ditch.. He that talks much lies much. 482. but a bad supper. He who pleased everybody died before he was born. Idle folks lack no excuses. 483. 481. 493. 461. 462. 501. He who says what he likes. Honesty is the best policy. Hope is a good breakfast. 472. 474. Hunger is the best sauce. don't bray at him. Health is not valued till sickness comes. 475. 488. Hunger finds no fault with cookery. Head cook and bottle-washer. He who hesitates is lost. 485. 479. makes nothing. If my aunt had been a man.. 466. 492. 480. 486.456. 469. Idleness rusts the mind. He that talks much errs much. 484. 498. He that will eat the kernel must crack the nut. He who likes borrowing dislikes paying.

It is a good horse that never stumbles. the tree is inclined. 503. Just as the twig is bent. in for a pound. 504. do it yourself. If you laugh before breakfast you'll cry before supper. Jackdaw in peacock's feathers. 542. 513. make the best of what you have. It takes all sorts to make a world. they'll make you carry the cow. 514. Jest with an ass and he will flap you in the face with his tail. 511. 530. Last. It is an ill bird that fouls its own nest. If wishes were horses. we must do as we can. 512. Ill-gotten. some of it will stick. It is good fishing in troubled waters. 515. It is a silly fish. ill-spent. 524. 528. If you run after two hares. 535. you sell her milk too. 516. 506. In every beginning think of the end. 539. 523. 541. 505. It's as broad as it's long. It is an ill wind that blows nobody good. If you want a thing well done. 544. 537. 518. It is no use crying over spilt milk. 522. If you cannot bite. If you throw mud enough. 547. It's no use pumping a dry well. 517. It is never too late to learn. you will catch neither. If we can't as we would. never show your teeth. 545. If you agree to carry the calf. 525. It is easy to swim if another hoids up your chin (head). 529. It's one thing to flourish and another to fight. beggars might ride. 543. Keep your mouth shut and your ears open. 533. 546. If you cannot have the best. If you dance you must pay the fiddler. Iron hand (fist) in a velvet glove. Judge not of men and things at first sight. 508. In for a penny. In the end things will mend. 534. 536. 509. It is the first step that costs. 510. It never rains but it pours. . 507. 526. If you sell the cow. In the country of the blind one-eyed man is a king. 521. It is a long lane that has no turning. It is enough to make a cat laugh. If you try to please all you will please none. In the evening one may praise the day. Keep your mouth shut and your eyes open. It is a poor mouse that has only one hole. 520. 538. that is caught twice with the same bait. Keep a thing seven years and you will find a use for it. 532. but not least. 527. Ill-gotten gains never prosper. 540. 519. 531.502. If things were to be done twice all would be wise.

but let hornets go free. 561. Little pigeons can carry great messages. Little things amuse little minds. Like cures like. Lost time is never found again. 573. 556. 551. like man. like people. 581. like children. 566. 558. Let sleeping dogs lie. Laws catch flies. Learn wisdom by the follies of others. 593. 590. Live not to eat. but great ones escape. 575. 569. Look before you leap. 555. 583. Liars need good memories. Heaven) helps those (them) who help themselves. Lookers-on see more than players. 562. 565. soonest mended. Love cannot be forced. 572. 592. 589. Look before you leap. Long absent. Like parents. 570. Little strokes fell great oaks. Like father. Love me. but having leapt never look back. 550. 560. 549. 579. Like draws to like. Learn to say before you sing. 563. Like a cat on hot bricks. Like teacher. like son. Lord (God. 571. 564. Let bygones be bygones. 576. 557. Let well (enough) alone. love my dog. like pupil. Leaves without figs. Least said. Life is but a span. 574. 584. 585. 582. 578. Like begets like. 580. 577. Love is blind. 554. 568. Lies have short legs. 586. Live and learn. Like priest. Like a needle in a haystack. 559. Little pitchers have long ears. like daughter. 588. 591. but eat to live. Love in a cottage. soon forgotten.548. Life is not all cakes and ale (beer and skittles). as well as hatred. Live and let live. . Little thieves are hanged. 567. 587. Learn to creep before you leap. 553. Like mother. Little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Let every man praise the bridge he goes over. Like master. 552. Little chips light great fires. Life is not a bed of roses.

599. 637. 639. Needs must when the devil drives. Money often unmakes the men who make it. Much ado about nothing. Much will have more. 630. 627. Murder will out. Money spent on the brain is never spent in vain. Necessity knows no law. Mend or end (end or mend). less speed. 632. 595. 598. 602. 600. 638. Many a fine dish has nothing on it. 597. 626. 629. Money begets money. 607. Need makes the old wife trot. 611. Money has no smell. Never do things by halves. Many a good cow has a bad calf. 603. 618. Make haste slowly. 617. 631. 622. many minds. 614. Make or mar. 612. Men may meet but mountains never. Name not a rope in his house that was hanged. Misfortunes tell us what fortune is. Measure thrice and cut once. 628. 605. Neither here nor there. Necessity is the mother of invention. Never cackle till your egg is laid. 635. 636. 596. 623. 604. Misfortunes never come alone (singly). Many hands make light work. Many a good father has but a bad son. 610. Never fry a fish till it's caught. 624. Measure for measure. Neck or nothing. 620. 619. . 601. More haste. Many a true word is spoken in jest. Man proposes but God disposes. 633. 621. Muck and money go together. Love will creep where it may not go. 616. Many words hurt more than swords. Might goes before right. Never cast dirt into that fountain of which you have sometime drunk. Make hay while the sun shines. Many words will not fill a bushel. Many a little makes a mickle. Neither fish nor flesh.594. 615. Marriages are made in heaven. 613. 606. My house is my castle. Money is a good servant but a bad master. 634. Neither rhyme nor reason. 609. Many men. 625. 608.

Nothing is impossible to a willing heart. twice shy. 648. 660. Oaks may fall when reeds stand the storm. One chick keeps a hen busy. Nothing succeeds like success. Nothing must be done hastily but killing of fleas. 676. 656. 642.640. 678. 641. . No sweet without (some) sweat. 662. Never try to prove what nobody doubts. new laws. No pains. 652. no gains. 650. Never quit certainty for hope. be they made of gold. 649. 645. 684. Nightingales will not sing in a cage. Once bitten. On Shank's mare. nothing have. 655. 643. 668. Old friends and old wine are best. 659. no longer dance. 661. 664. 666. 671. No wisdom like silence. Never offer to teach fish to swim. 644. No joy without alloy. New lords. No garden without its weeds. 681. 685. 674. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do (can be done) today. No living man all things can. 657. No news (is) good news. Never too much of a good thing. and another catches the bird. 669. One lie makes many. None but the brave deserve the fair. 683. no supper. Of two evils choose the least. No longer pipe. Nothing venture. Nothing comes out of the sack but what was in it. 663. No song. and another for the poor. as not to be good for something. New brooms sweep clean. 658. Old birds are not caught with chaff. One fire drives out another. None so blind as those who won't see. 647. No man is wise at all times. 673. 672. No flying from fate. One beats the bush. Never write what you dare not sign. 677. Once is no rule (custom). One law for the rich. One drop of poison infects the whole tun of wine. 653. One good turn deserves another. None so deaf as those that won't hear. No man loves his fetters. 665. 680. 646. 682. 667. 651. 675. 679. No great loss without some small gain. 670. 654. Nothing so bad. No herb will cure love.

Self is a bad counsellor. Shallow streams make most din. Salt water and absence wash away love. Put not your hand between the bark and the tree. Scratch my back and I'll scratch yours. 690. 731. 694. Self-praise is no recommendation. 722. 726. 693. 702. 692. the whole chain is broken. 695. Procrastination is the thief of time. Practise what you preach. 730. fine at eleven. Patience is a plaster for all sores. Open not your door when the devil knocks. Plenty is no plague. 723. Roll my log and I will roll yours. 703. but innocence is better. One today is worth two tomorrow. 725. 721. 696. 687. but do much. 724. One scabby sheep will mar a whole flock. Out of the frying-pan into the fire. 705.686. One swallow does not make a summer. Respect yourself. no man. Scornful dogs will eat dirty puddings. Opportunity makes the thief. 708. out of mind. Rats desert a sinking ship. Pride goes before a fall. 719. One man's meat is another man's poison. Self done is well done. Penny-wise and pound-foolish. and adversity tries them. 710. 706. or no one else will respect you. Promise is debt. 714. 707. 697. Set a beggar on horseback and he'll ride to the devil. 711. 698. Out of sight. One man. Saying and doing are two things. One link broken. Short debts (accounts) make long friends. 729. Self done is soon done. 700. Repentance is good. 709. . 688. 727. 712. Poverty is no sin. Score twice before you cut once. 701. Praise is not pudding. 718. 728. 717. 699. 713. but yields much. Set a thief to catch a thief. 691. Rain at seven. 716. Rome was not built in a day. Promise little. 720. 704. Opinions differ. 715. Packed like herrings. Politeness costs little (nothing). 689. Prosperity makes friends. Pleasure has a sting in its tail. Poverty is not a shame. but the being ashamed of it is.

The cat would eat fish and would not wet her paws. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. 743. Since Adam was a boy. Soft fire makes sweet malt. 747. 739. 736. 762. 754. Sweep before your own door. 777. 772. That which one least anticipates soonest comes to pass. 770. Slow but sure. The best is oftentimes the enemy of the good. Sink or swim! 735. 749. 774. Soon learnt. Still waters run deep. Tarred with the same brush. 745. so many minds. 775. So many men. Silence gives consent. The camel going to seek horns lost his ears. 763. That's a horse of another colour. Soon ripe. The cap fits. Tell that to the marines. Stretch your arm no further than your sleeve will reach. Tastes differ. 771. . so many customs. That cock won't fight. Stolen pleasures are sweetest. 760. The busiest man finds the most leisure. Stretch your legs according to the coverlet. Small rain lays great dust. 751. 768. 758. 746. 741. 737. 755. 769. 738. The best fish swim near the bottom. The best fish smell when they are three days old. Slow and steady wins the race. The cask savours of the first fill. 767. 752. The cobbler should stick to his last. Speech is silver but silence is gold. The cat shuts its eyes when stealing cream. 761. The chain is no stronger than its weakest link. 776. 734. That's where the shoe pinches! 766. Six of one and half a dozen of the other. Strike while the iron is hot. 744. Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves. soon rotten. 773. 733. Standers-by see more than gamesters. 765. The beggar may sing before the thief (before a footpad). such chips. 756. 742. 748. Speak (talk) of the devil and he will appear (is sure to appear). 757. Success is never blamed. 759. 753. Such carpenters. 740.732. soon forgotten. Stuff today and starve tomorrow. Take us as you find us. 750. So many countries. 764.

The pitcher goes often to the well but is broken at last. 818. 808. 786. The morning sun never lasts a day. . The work shows the workman. 779. 817. The Dutch have taken Holland ! 787. 801. The heart that once truly loves never forgets. The tongue of idle persons is never idle.778. The game is not worth the candle. 792. The more the merrier. 806. The higher the ape goes. 793. 823. 816. 807. The first blow is half the battle. 784. The nearer the bone. The furthest way about is the nearest way home. The more haste. The mountain has brought forth a mouse. 805. The rotten apple injures its neighbours. 820. 810. The falling out of lovers is the renewing of love. 782. 791. 797. 799. The devil knows many things because he is old. 788. The last drop makes the cup run over. The proof of the pudding is in the eating. The tailor makes the man. The face is the index of the mind. 781. The evils we bring on ourselves are hardest to bear. 803. but the caravan goes on. 809. 819. The darkest place is under the candlestick. The remedy is worse than the disease. 802. the less speed. 798. The voice of one man is the voice of no one. The early bird catches the worm. 821. The pot calls the kettle black. The last straw breaks the camel's back. 780. The darkest hour is that before the dawn. The way (the road) to hell is paved with good intentions. The wind cannot be caught in a net. The devil rebuking sin. 783. the more he shows his tail. 813. 815. The devil lurks behind the cross. The dogs bark. 795. 789. The devil is not so black as he is painted. 822. 785. The receiver is as bad as the thief. The mill cannot grind with the water that is past. The scalded dog fears cold water. The end justifies the means. 800. The end crowns the work. 804. 794. The leopard cannot change its spots. 811. 790. The exception proves the rule. The fat is in the fire. The cobbler's wife is the worst shod. 814. The moon does not heed the barking of dogs. the sweeter the flesh. The longest day has an end. 812. 796.

To call a spade a spade. There's many a slip 'tween (== between) the cup and the lip. To build a fire under oneself. They must hunger in winter that will not work in summer. To come out with clean hands. They are hand and glove. 858. Time cures all things. 849. To be born with a silver spoon in one's mouth. To cry with one eye and laugh with the other. 848. 847. To come off with flying colours. Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones. There are more ways to the wood than one. 826. Time is the great healer. 860. To come off cheap. 855. Time works wonders. 852. To beat the air. There is no smoke without fire. 861. There is no place like home. 836. Things past cannot be recalled. 827. 857. 838. 830. There's no use crying over spilt milk. 868. 854. 845. There is no rose without a thorn. 825. 851. 853. 850. To carry coals to Newcastle. To cast pearls before swine. To cook a hare before catching him. 844. There is no rule without an exception. Time is money.824. 867. There are lees to every wine. To be wise behind the hand. To buy a pig in a poke. Think today and speak tomorrow. 840. To beat about the bush. 835. 865. To cast prudence to the winds. To angle with a silver hook. 863. 829. 864. To call off the dogs. To add fuel (oil) to the fire (flames). There is no fire without smoke. To be up to the ears in love. 866. To come out dry. To be head over ears in debt. 839. To bring grist to somebody's mill. 862. 842. 832. 833. Time and tide wait for no man. 869. . 841. There is a place for everything. 856. 831. To be in one's birthday suit. 834. To come off with a whole skin. and everything in its place. 846. 828. 843. 837. To come away none the wiser. There is more than one way to kill a cat. 859.

890. To put a spoke in somebody's wheel. To find a mare's nest. To measure other people's corn by one's own bushel. To eat the calf in the cow's belly. 897. To kill two birds with one stone. To pay one back in one's own coin. To err is human. 892. To get out of bed on the wrong side. 907. To give a lark to catch a kite. 881. 883. To draw water in a sieve. 900. 873. To rob one's belly to cover one's back. To flog a dead horse. To make a mountain out of a molehill. To love somebody (something) as the devil loves holy water. . To go for wool and come home shorn. 885. To cut one's throat with a feather. 877. To go through fire and water (through thick and thin). 894. To put (set) the cart before the horse. 880. 886. 875. 872. 913. To live from hand to mouth. 878. To look for a needle in a haystack. To make both ends meet. To hit the nail on the head. To fight with one's own shadow. To lay by for a rainy day. To make the cup run over.870. 889. To run with the hare and hunt with the hounds. 901. 896. 908. To have rats in the attic. 909. 874. To fiddle while Rome is burning. 905. 914. To roll in money. 884. To make (to turn) the air blue. To pull the chestnuts out of the fire for somebody. To plough the sand. To drop a bucket into an empty well. 912. To draw (pull) in one's horns. To fish in troubled waters. To pull the devil by the tail. 911. To kick against the pricks. To lock the stable-door after the horse is stolen. 891. To know everything is to know nothing. To measure another man's foot by one's own last. 887. 898. 915. To fit like a glove. To have a finger in the pie. 904. To know on which side one's bread is buttered. To pour water into a sieve. 871. To put off till Doomsday. 902. 879. 893. 888. 906. 910. 882. 895. 903. 899. To know what's what. 876.

We shall see what we shall see. True coral needs no painter's brush. 949. 958. 944. 919. To throw dust in somebody's eyes. 961. 930. What can't be cured. Waste not. Wealth is nothing without health. Wait for the cat to jump. 935. 953. Two blacks do not make a white. Too many cooks spoil the broth. To throw a stone in one's own garden. 945. 918. 920. 947. 917. To strain at a gnat and swallow a camel. To work with the left hand. To throw straws against the wind. To take the bull by the horns. Too much knowledge makes the head bald. 936. 924. 955. must be endured. . 932. 940. 938. 929. 939. 954. To use a steam-hammer to crack nuts. Velvet paws hide sharp claws. To take counsel of one's pillow. Virtue is its own reward. 942. 948. 937. Two is company. To weep over an onion. 928. 931. Too much water drowned the miller . We never know the value of water till the well is dry. 957. To wash one's dirty linen in public. 926. To send (carry) owls to Athens. To stick to somebody like a leech. We know not what is good until we have lost it. To wear one's heart upon one's sleeve. Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow. 943. To treat somebody with a dose of his own medicine. but three is none. To set the wolf to keep the sheep. 960. 934. Two heads are better than one. 946. Wash your dirty linen at home. What is bred in the bone will not go out of the flesh. 921. 925. Truth lies at the bottom of a well. 941. 959. Well begun is half done. 922. Tomorrow come never. 951. Too much of a good thing is good for nothing. Walls have ears. 956. True blue will never stain. To tell tales out of school. To save one's bacon. 933. 950. 952. 927. We soon believe what we desire. want not. To teach the dog to bark. 923. Truth comes out of the mouths of babes and sucklings.916. Truth is stranger than fiction.

997. 964. When the cat is away. What is lost is lost. When the pinch comes. 974. Zeal without knowledge is a runaway horse. 965. Where there's a will. 989. What we do willingly is easy. 979. You cannot judge a tree by it bark. What is done by night appears by day. What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. When angry. 980. When Queen Anne was alive. You can take a horse to the water but you cannot make him drink. 995. 983. When pigs fly. When children stand quiet. 972. do as the Romans do. 971. What is done cannot be undone. 992. 966. 968.962. 987. 975. When wine is in wit is out. 976. 994. 999. pays. 984. What is worth doing at alt is worth doing well. When flatterers meet. You cannot flay the same ox twice. While the grass grows the horse starves. 993. 998. will learn to howl. take care of your geese. Who breaks. 981. When at Rome. knows not what is sweet. now lie in it. 963. You cannot teach old dogs new tricks. the devil goes to dinner. With time and patience the leaf of the mulberry becomes satin. When the fox preaches. When three know it. 978. you remember the old shoe. 977. 988. What the heart thinks the tongue speaks. they have done some harm. 967. What must be. You cannot eat your cake and have it. count a hundred. the mice will play. 970. Words pay no debts. 996. What is got over the devil's back is spent under his belly. When guns speak it is too late to argue. Who keeps company with the wolf. 973. You made your bed. there's a way. regards yathish . 985. Wise after the event. alt know it. 986. You cannot wash charcoal white. When the devil is blind. 991. 990. 1000. 969. 982. Who has never tasted bitter. must be. While there is life there is hope.