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1000 Proverbs and Sayings in English
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.
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64. 51.E-book Published By: http://www. 75. A lazy sheep thinks its wool heavy. a heart of gall. 68. 37.nr 2 . 66. 62. A great ship asks deep waters. A great fortune is a great slavery. 65. 38. A good beginning is half the battle. A forced kindness deserves no thanks. 36. A liar is not believed when he speaks the truth. A friend is never known till needed. 58. A little fire is quickly trodden out. 54. 48. A good example is the best sermon. A good marksman may miss. A good dog deserves a good bone. 69. 67.emagzine. A Jack of all trades is master of none. 55. 40.nr 35. A good name is better than riches. A hedge between keeps friendship green. A lawyer never goes to law himself. 60. 63. 46. A friend in need is a friend indeed. 70. 47. 53. 73. More E-books at: http://www. A good Jack makes a good Jill. 39. 74. A good wife makes a good husband. A lie begets a lie.co. A light purse makes a heavy heart. 59. A good face is a letter of recommendation. 76. 52. A friend to all is a friend to none. A heavy purse makes a light heart. 56. A great dowry is a bed full of brambles. A hard nut to crack. A fool may throw a stone into a well which a hundred wise men cannot pull out. 43. A Joke never gains an enemy but often loses a friend. A good deed is never lost. A guilty conscience needs no accuser. A foul morn may turn to a fair day. 45. A friend's frown is better than a foe's smile. A fox is not taken twice in the same snare.emagzine. A good name is sooner lost than won. 50. A light purse is a heavy curse. 44. 42. A hungry belly has no ears. 43. A hungry man is an angry man. 57. 49. 71. A little body often harbours a great soul.co. A good anvil does not fear the hammer. 61. 72. A good name keeps its lustre in the dark. A honey tongue. A good beginning makes a good ending. A fool's tongue runs before his wit.
co. 118. A tree is known by its fruit. After a storm comes a calm. A word is enough to the wise. A round peg in a square hole. but whence come the bad wives? 119. 96. 99. A penny saved is a penny gained. A storm in a teacup. 97. A shy cat makes a proud mouse. 109.co. 81. A rolling stone gathers no moss. A nod from a lord is a breakfast for a fool. A quiet conscience sleeps in thunder. 83. 98. Adversity makes strange bedfellows.emagzine. A tattler is worse than a thief. A man is known by the company he keeps. 105. A miss is as good as a mile. 84. after supper walk a mile. All are good lasses. 86. 101. A man can do no more than he can. 90. A watched pot never boils. A soft answer turns away wrath. 103. A thief knows a thief as a wolf knows a wolf. 79. A wise man changes his mind. More E-books at: http://www. Actions speak louder than words. After dinner comes the reckoning. 82. A sound mind in a sound body.nr 77. 102. A wonder lasts but nine days. 87. 116. 117.nr 3 . After rain comes fair weather. Adversity is a great schoolmaster. A silent fool is counted wise. 93. A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds.E-book Published By: http://www. A stitch in time saves nine. 114. A small leak will sink a great ship. 111. A man can die but once. After dinner sit (sleep) a while. A word spoken is past recalling. 108. A thief passes for a gentleman when stealing has made him rich. A penny soul never came to twopence. a fool never will.emagzine. 110. 94. 112. A threatened blow is seldom given. Agues come on horseback. 107. 95. A wager is a fool's argument. All are not friends that speak us fair. 89. 80. 113. After us the deluge. A new broom sweeps clean. 88. 106. A miserly father makes a prodigal son. 100. A wolf in sheep's clothing. 91. 104. 115. but go away on foot. 92. 85. 78.
All men can't be masters. 151. An unfortunate man would be drowned in a teacup. 137. being plainly told. 150. 132. All doors open to courtesy. 157. 121. An ass is but an ass. 127. An ox is taken by the horns. 161. 154. All are not saints that go to church. 146. An ill wound is cured. 149. Any port in a storm. and a man by the tongue. All sugar and honey. An honest tale speeds best. 134. 153. 133. Anger and haste hinder good counsel. More E-books at: http://www. All asses wag their ears. All promises are either broken or kept. 130. An old dog barks not in vain. All is not lost that is in peril. though laden with gold. 141. 129. All truths are not to be told. 136. An ass loaded with gold climbs to the top of the castle. "Almost" never killed a fly (was never hanged). 158.nr 4 . all lose.nr 120. All is well that ends well. An evil chance seldom comes alone. 125. All are not hunters that blow the horn. All lay load on the willing horse. 122. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. 155. 145. 124. An empty hand is no lure for a hawk. 152. 138. All are not merry that dance lightly. 131. An open door may tempt a saint. 139. All cats are grey in the dark (in the night). not an ill name. 159.E-book Published By: http://www. All that glitters is not gold. All men can't be first. An idle brain is the devil's workshop. An hour in the morning is worth two in the evening. All covet. 142. 140. An ounce of discretion is worth a pound of learning.co. An empty vessel gives a greater sound than a full barrel. 128. An ass in a lion's skin. 126. All bread is not baked in one oven. 160. 148. All is fish that comes to his net. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Among the blind the one-eyed man is king.emagzine. 144. 135. 123.emagzine. 147. All things are difficult before they are easy.co. 156. 143. 162. All roads lead to Rome . An empty sack cannot stand upright. An oak is not felled at one stroke.
As you brew. 201. At the ends of the earth. 185. 181. 191. 195.nr 163. 183. so the bell clinks. than a great one to burn us. As like as two peas.E-book Published By: http://www. Better be alone than in bad company. Before one can say Jack Robinson. As snug as a bug in a rug . Better a little fire to warm us. Beauty is but skin-deep. 175. 172. 182. 190. Believe not all that you see nor half what you hear. As welcome as flowers in May. Better a lean peace than a fat victory. 166. Better an egg today than a hen tomorrow. Be slow to promise and quick to perform. 167.emagzine. 180. As like as an apple to an oyster. Best defence is offence. 169. Better an open enemy than a false friend. so must you lie on it. Beauty lies in lover's eyes. 199. As the tree falls. As innocent as a babe unborn. 197. As sure as eggs is eggs. 174. 198. 192. Bacchus has drowned more men than Neptune .co. Ask no questions and you will be told no lies. 171. 189. Better a glorious death than a shameful life. As plain as the nose on a man's face. 205. 184. 186. Beggars cannot be choosers. 168. 170.co. Be swift to hear. 188. Appetite comes with eating. so the echo. slow to speak. 203. As plain as two and two make four. 196. As you make your bed. As old as the hills. As the fool thinks. 165. 176. 202. As the old cock crows. so does the young. 194. As you sow. As the call. so the fruit. More E-books at: http://www.nr 5 . 204. so shall it lie. 200. Before you make a friend eat a bushel of salt with him. 173. 164. As the tree. 187. 177. As welcome as water in one's shoes. so shall you reap. As drunk as a lord. Better be born lucky than rich. Bad news has wings.emagzine. Barking does seldom bite. 178. so must you drink. As well be hanged for a sheep as for a lamb. Appearances are deceitful. 179. 193.
Birds of a feather flock together. 208. Between the cup and the lip a morsel may slip. 244. Better be envied than pitied. Charity begins at home. 211. Better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion. Beware of a silent dog and still water. Burn not your house to rid it of the mouse. 236. 238.emagzine. By hook or by crook. Better unborn than untaught. 214. 235.nr 206. Better late than never. Calamity is man's true touchstone. 237. 242. 216. Betwixt and between. 240. 232. 224. More E-books at: http://www. 219. Brevity is the soul of wit. Business before pleasure. Better to do well than to say well. Better deny at once than promise long. 210. Care killed the cat. Children and fools must not play with edged tools. Bind the sack before it be full. 222. 207. 239. 215. Better go to bed supperless than rise in debt. 218. 231. 230. 223. 213. Cheapest is the dearest. 241. 229. 212. 226.co. Better early than late. Between two stools one goes (falls) to the ground. Blood is thicker than water. 225. Better one-eyed than stone-blind. 217. Better the foot slip than the tongue. By doing nothing we learn to do ill. Children are poor men's riches. Between the devil and the deep (blue) sea. 220. 227.nr 6 . 209. Borrowed garments never fit well. Better die standing than live kneeling. Better the devil you know than the devil you don't. Better give a shilling than lend a half-crown. Between two evils 'tis not worth choosing. 221.emagzine. By the street of 'by-and-bye' one arrives at the house of 'Never'.E-book Published By: http://www. 247. 246. Catch the bear before you sell his skin. Blind men can judge no colours. Caution is the parent of safety. 248. than serve in heaven. Better lose a jest than a friend.co. Between the upper and nether millstone. Better untaught than ill-taught. Better to reign in hell. 233. 243. 234. 245. 228. Cheek brings success.
279. 286. and I will claw thee. Don't sell the bear's skin before you've caught it. Creditors have better memories than debtors. 273. 289. Don't keep a dog and bark yourself. Don't have thy cloak to make when it begins to rain. Don't cross the bridges before you come to them. 253.nr 249. 254. Circumstances alter cases. Death when it comes will have no denial. 259. Confession is the first step to repentance. Claw me. 266. Don't whistle (halloo) until you are out of the wood. Delays are dangerous. Don't put all your eggs in one basket. Divide and rule. Cleanliness is next to godliness. Cut your coat according to your cloth.co. Diseases are the interests of pleasures. 258. 264. Curiosity killed a cat. 287. 269. 282. Curses like chickens come home to roost. 284. Debt is the worst poverty. 290. Don't trouble trouble until trouble troubles you.co. 250. Draw not your bow till your arrow is fixed. Don't count your chickens before they are hatched. Choose an author as you choose a friend. 255. 288. 285. 274. 260. 267. Crows do not pick crow's eyes. 271. 261. (but when it comes it brings good cheer). Custom is the plague of wise men and the idol of fools. 252. Company in distress makes trouble less. Deeds. 257. Cross the stream where it is shallowest. 281. 275. 278. 263. Christmas comes but once a year. Dog eats dog. Counsel is no command. Dogs that put up many hares kill none. not words. 262. Diligence is the mother of success (good luck). Desperate diseases must have desperate remedies. 276. 251. Don't look a gift horse in the mouth. 265. 270. 277.emagzine. Doing is better than saying.E-book Published By: http://www. Drive the nail that will go.nr 7 . 268. Custom is a second nature. 256. Death is the grand leveller. 272.emagzine. Death pays all debts. 283. More E-books at: http://www. 291. Dog does not eat dog. Dot your i's and cross your t's. 280. Do as you would be done by.
and every sweet its sour. Experience keeps no school. Each bird loves to hear himself sing. Evil communications corrupt good manners. Dumb dogs are dangerous. Empty vessels make the greatest (the most) sound. but fools learn in no other. 302. 322. 296. Every man has a fool in his sleeve. Every tub must stand on its own bottom. 301. Every man is the architect of his own fortunes. Every one's faults are not written in their foreheads. Every miller draws water to his own mill. 323.E-book Published By: http://www. Every country has its customs. drink with measure. 305. 303. 311. Everybody's business is nobody's business. 315. 294.nr 292. More E-books at: http://www. 321. 300. Experience keeps a dear school. 313. 326. Easier said than done. Eat at pleasure. Every barber knows that. East or West ? home is best. Every dog is valiant at his own door. 316. Experience is the mother of wisdom. Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy. 320. Envy shoots at others and wounds herself. Every man to his taste. 295. 307. Everything comes to him who waits. Every man has his faults. Easy come. Every white has its black. Every why has a wherefore. she teaches her pupils singly. 304.co. Every bean has its black. 334. 310.co. 308.emagzine.emagzine. 332. 324. 331. Every Jack has his Jill. 306. easy go. Every dark cloud has a silver lining. 327. 299. 312.nr 8 . Drunken days have all their tomorrow. Every bird likes its own nest. Every dog has his day. Every dog is a lion at home. 333. Enough is as good as a feast. 319. wealthy and wise. Every day is not Sunday. Every ass loves to hear himself bray. 298. 325. Even reckoning makes long friends. 317. 329. Everything is good in its season. Every man has his hobby-horse. 309. 330. Every bullet has its billet. Every mother thinks her own gosling a swan. 328. Drunkenness reveals what soberness conceals. 318. 297. 314. 293.
Fine words butter no parsnips. Faint heart never won fair lady. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. From bad to worse. From pillar to post. 339. but hard to be kept. 359. Forbidden fruit is sweet. Faults are thick where love is thin. Fair words break no bones. Fortune is easily found. 336. 367. 345. 365. Forbearance is no acquittance. far from heart.E-book Published By: http://www. 346. 341. Fine feathers make fine birds. 350. Facts are stubborn things.emagzine. 371. 352. 376. Fish begins to stink at the head. Fools and madmen speak the truth. and he will hang himself.emagzine. 373. 366. 361. Fools never know when they are well. Fish and company stink in three days. first served. 374. Extremes meet. 369.co. Follow the river and you'll get to the sea. Give a fool rope enough. 356. 372. Fools may sometimes speak to the purpose. 347.nr 335. Familiarity breeds contempt. Feast today and fast tomorrow. Get a name to rise early. 337. 364. First think. Fool's haste is no speed. 377. 355. 360. First come. Give never the wolf the wether to keep. False friends are worse than open enemies. For the love of the game. Give every man thy ear. 368. but few thy voice. 348. Gentility without ability is worse than plain beggary. then speak. First catch your hare. Fools grow without watering. Gifts from enemies are dangerous. 344. 370. 351. Fair without. 342. foul (false) within. 353. 354. Fortune favours the brave (the bold). Friends are thieves of time. Forewarned is forearmed. and you may lie all day. First deserve and then desire. 357. 375. 340.co. Fasting comes after feasting. 358. 363. Give him an inch and he'll take an ell.nr 9 . More E-books at: http://www. 362. Far from eye. 338. 343. Four eyes see more (better) than two. 349.
Hard words break no bones. He cannot speak well that cannot hold his tongue. 408. 407. Great barkers are no biters. Great cry and little wool. "Hamlet" without the Prince of Denmark . Greedy folk have long arms. 384. 397.co.E-book Published By: http://www. Gossiping and lying go hand in hand. 394. 410. 389. small roast. Haste makes waste. 405. 386.nr 378. 411. 401. as well as love. 393. 398. He is not laughed at that laughs at himself first. Hasty climbers have sudden falls. 404. Hate not at the first harm. Hares may pull dead lions by the beard. 400. He is not fit to command others that cannot command himself. 414. Handsome is that handsome does. 396. 409. He dances well to whom fortune pipes. 383. 413. He is a fool that forgets himself. Happiness takes no account of time. Good counsel does no harm.emagzine. Hawks will not pick hawks' eyes. Good words without deeds are rushes and reeds. He is happy that thinks himself so. Go to bed with the lamb and rise with the lark. Great talkers are little doers. Half a loaf is better than no bread. 420. 391. 382. 403. 387. Harm watch. Great spenders are bad lenders. Good words and no deeds. 390. Good masters make good servants.co. Great boast. Good health is above wealth. Gluttony kills more men than the sword. Happy is he that is happy in his children. harm catch. 379. Grasp all. 388. Habit cures habit. Hatred is blind. 412. 402. 418. He is a good friend that speaks well of us behind our backs. He is lifeless that is faultless. 417.emagzine. 399. Great talkers are great liars. 392. 406. He carries fire in one hand and water in the other. lose all. More E-books at: http://www. He goes long barefoot that waits for dead man's shoes. 380.nr 10 . 416. He begins to die that quits his desires. Good clothes open all doors. 381. 385. 419. He gives twice who gives in a trice. 415. 395.
He jests at scars that never felt a wound. He that is warm thinks all so. 463. 444. He that is ill to himself will be good to nobody.E-book Published By: http://www. He that knows nothing doubts nothing. He that has no money needs no purse. 439. but he that desires much. He that fears every bush must never go a-birding. mischief catches. He that has an ill name is half hanged. He that promises too much means nothing. He that goes barefoot must not plant thorns. 428. He that does you an i!i turn will never forgive you. 441. 434. He that will not when he may. 457. He that serves everybody is paid by nobody. 455. He that has He head needs no hat. He should have a long spoon that sups with the devil. He that goes a borrowing. He that has a great nose thinks everybody is speaking of it. He that respects not is not respected. 446. He that has a full purse never wanted a friend. He that seeks trouble never misses. He that mischief hatches. 452. 436. 440. 433. He knows how many beans make five. 431. 458. 442. He that talks much lies much. 429. 456. 451. goes a sorrowing. when he will he shall have nay. 437. 430. 459. He lives long that lives well.emagzine. More E-books at: http://www. 450. 425. He smells best that smells of nothing. He that comes first to the hill may sit where he will. 427. He knows best what good is that has endured evil. He that is born to be hanged shall never be drowned. 462.nr 11 . He that has no children knows not what love is. 460. 432. He that commits a fault thinks everyone speaks of it.co. He knows much who knows how to hold his tongue. 426. He that lies down with dogs must rise up with fleas. He that is full of himself is very empty. 423. He must needs swim that is held up by the chin.nr 421. He that once deceives is ever suspected. He is not poor that has little. He that spares the bad injures the good. 454. He that serves God for money will serve the devil for better wages. 448. 443. 447. 449. 445. 424. He that never climbed never fell. 461.co. He that talks much errs much.emagzine. 422. He laughs best who laughs last. 453. He that fears you present wiil hate you absent. 435. 438. He that will eat the kernel must crack the nut. He that lives with cripples learns to limp.
Honours change manners. 498.. 505. He who pleased everybody died before he was born. Hunger finds no fault with cookery. He who is born a fool is never cured. 483. If you cannot bite. 468. but the bee stings. we should not enjoy the sun. He works best who knows his trade. More E-books at: http://www. 484. Honey is not for the ass's mouth. 478. He who makes no mistakes. 494.. must rise at five. He who would search for pearls must dive below. If things were to be done twice all would be wise. 502. they'll make you carry the cow.co. we shall catch larks. 471. He who says what he likes. 489. 491. Idleness rusts the mind. she'd have been my uncle. Hungry bellies have no ears. 485. Head cook and bottle-washer. His money burns a hole in his pocket. If the sky falls. we must do as we can. 496. If there were no clouds. 477. 492. 473. He who would catch fish must not mind getting wet. 497. but a bad supper. 506. If the blind lead the blind. He who likes borrowing dislikes paying. 475. If wishes were horses. If my aunt had been a man. 499. 466. Health is not valued till sickness comes. don't bray at him. Honour and profit lie not in one sack.nr 464. 486. 493. 500.emagzine. Honey is sweet. If you agree to carry the calf. both shall fall into the ditch. 472. He that would have eggs must endure the cackling of hens. 490. 482. 488. 480. He that will thrive. 481. 504. Hunger breaks stone walls. 503. 479. Hope is a good breakfast. 469. makes nothing. shall hear what he doesn't like.emagzine. Hope is the poor man's bread. 467. Idleness is the mother of all evil. Idle folks lack no excuses. 495. If we can't as we would.E-book Published By: http://www. 501. He that will steal an egg will steal an ox. Honesty is the best policy.nr 12 . He who hesitates is lost. 474. He will never set the Thames on fire. beggars might ride. 487. He who would eat the nut must first crack the shell. If an ass (donkey) bray at you. If ifs and ans were pots and pans. 476. 470. 465.co. never show your teeth. Hunger is the best sauce. He that would eat the fruit must climb the tree.
It's no use pumping a dry well. It is an ill wind that blows nobody good. 535. 508.emagzine. If you try to please all you will please none. 527. It is a silly fish. 514. 542. 549. 510. If you laugh before breakfast you'll cry before supper. Jest with an ass and he will flap you in the face with his tail. It is easy to swim if another hoids up your chin (head). 518. It never rains but it pours. It is good fishing in troubled waters. It is a good horse that never stumbles.co. 533. 526. 534. If you dance you must pay the fiddler. It is the first step that costs. in for a pound. If you cannot have the best. It is enough to make a cat laugh. Learn to creep before you leap. Keep your mouth shut and your eyes open. Ill-gotten. In for a penny. ill-spent. 520. that is caught twice with the same bait. make the best of what you have. 540. It is an ill bird that fouls its own nest. some of it will stick. It is a long lane that has no turning. Keep your mouth shut and your ears open. If you run after two hares. It is no use crying over spilt milk. If you sell the cow. 546. It is a poor mouse that has only one hole. Last. 528. Jackdaw in peacock's feathers. 541. 532. 523. 522. It's as broad as it's long. It takes all sorts to make a world. 519. Laws catch flies. In every beginning think of the end. Just as the twig is bent. 521. It's one thing to flourish and another to fight.nr 507. but not least. It is never too late to learn. In the end things will mend. Ill-gotten gains never prosper. you sell her milk too. In the country of the blind one-eyed man is a king. 515.co. 539. Keep a thing seven years and you will find a use for it. do it yourself. 516. 512. 531. you will catch neither. 529. In the evening one may praise the day. 538. 530. 511. but let hornets go free. Iron hand (fist) in a velvet glove. 513. 525. If you want a thing well done. 547.nr 13 .emagzine. 536. More E-books at: http://www. the tree is inclined. 543. 509. 544. 537. 524. Judge not of men and things at first sight.E-book Published By: http://www. 545. 517. If you throw mud enough. 548.
like pupil. 562. 574. 589. Least said. 581. Learn to say before you sing. Like cures like. Liars need good memories. Lookers-on see more than players. 553. 573. Like mother. soonest mended. 565. 583. 591. Lost time is never found again.emagzine. Live not to eat. 577. 569. but eat to live. Long absent. but great ones escape. Life is but a span. 580.co. Look before you leap.E-book Published By: http://www. Love in a cottage. Heaven) helps those (them) who help themselves. Little strokes fell great oaks. 566. Little chips light great fires. Like teacher. Look before you leap. 582. Lord (God. 586. 564. Like a needle in a haystack. Live and let live. 567. but having leapt never look back. Little thieves are hanged. Little things amuse little minds. Like draws to like. 556. like son. 576. 578. 588. 572. Learn wisdom by the follies of others. 592. 568. 584. Little pitchers have long ears. like man. 585.nr 550. 555.nr 14 . 563. Like master. Let sleeping dogs lie. 587. Like father. Little pigeons can carry great messages. as well as hatred. Love cannot be forced. Let every man praise the bridge he goes over. 590. like daughter. Live and learn. like people.emagzine. like children. 575. More E-books at: http://www. 561. Life is not a bed of roses. 551. Life is not all cakes and ale (beer and skittles). 560. Let bygones be bygones. 557. Lies have short legs. Like a cat on hot bricks. Leaves without figs. Like priest. 552. Like parents. Let well (enough) alone. Love is blind.co. 558. 571. Little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Like begets like. 570. 554. 559. soon forgotten. 579.
603. Misfortunes never come alone (singly). Many a good cow has a bad calf. More haste. 616. My house is my castle.nr 593. Much ado about nothing. Many words hurt more than swords. Many a fine dish has nothing on it. 619. 612. Mend or end (end or mend). 610. Many a true word is spoken in jest. Murder will out. 632. 623. 635. 617. Marriages are made in heaven. Love will creep where it may not go. 620. Many a good father has but a bad son. Might goes before right. Man proposes but God disposes. 608. 628. 613. 602. 625. 621. Many men. Make or mar.co.co. 630. 622. Necessity knows no law. Many words will not fill a bushel. Love me. 609. less speed. 629. Many hands make light work. 605. Necessity is the mother of invention. Name not a rope in his house that was hanged. 626. Measure thrice and cut once. 596. 634. Neither rhyme nor reason. Muck and money go together.nr 15 . Money often unmakes the men who make it. love my dog.emagzine. Money is a good servant but a bad master. 618. Make hay while the sun shines. Neither fish nor flesh. Many a little makes a mickle. Money begets money.emagzine. 614. 597. 601. Neither here nor there. Measure for measure. 600. Money spent on the brain is never spent in vain.E-book Published By: http://www. Need makes the old wife trot. 627. Make haste slowly. 633. 604. 631. More E-books at: http://www. Needs must when the devil drives. many minds. 598. 606. 611. Neck or nothing. 607. 624. Much will have more. 594. Men may meet but mountains never. Money has no smell. 595. Misfortunes tell us what fortune is. 599. 615.
None so blind as those who won't see. Never cast dirt into that fountain of which you have sometime drunk. no longer dance. 675. be they made of gold. No song. 649. No herb will cure love. No longer pipe. 650.emagzine. new laws. No pains. 678. No news (is) good news. 642. No sweet without (some) sweat.E-book Published By: http://www. 651. 663. On Shank's mare. Never cackle till your egg is laid. Never quit certainty for hope. Once is no rule (custom). Oaks may fall when reeds stand the storm. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do (can be done) today. 639. 637.nr 636. 672. 670. No wisdom like silence. No garden without its weeds. Nothing must be done hastily but killing of fleas. No great loss without some small gain. Nothing venture. twice shy. 654. No man is wise at all times. nothing have. 668. No man loves his fetters. 664. 640. Nothing is impossible to a willing heart. None so deaf as those that won't hear. as not to be good for something. More E-books at: http://www. 674. 655. 676. Once bitten. 644. 653. 658. 659. Never try to prove what nobody doubts. 648. Nothing so bad. no gains. 661. Nothing comes out of the sack but what was in it. Of two evils choose the least. 666. 662. New brooms sweep clean. 643. Never too much of a good thing. 638. 647. 669. 671. 652. 657. No joy without alloy. Old birds are not caught with chaff.co. no supper. 667.emagzine.nr 16 . Nothing succeeds like success. New lords. 673. 656. 645. 641. Nightingales will not sing in a cage.co. Old friends and old wine are best. No flying from fate. 660. 665. None but the brave deserve the fair. Never fry a fish till it's caught. Never offer to teach fish to swim. Never do things by halves. No living man all things can. Never write what you dare not sign. 646. 677.
718. One drop of poison infects the whole tun of wine. Rain at seven. 692. 694. Respect yourself. One fire drives out another.co. 689. 696. Packed like herrings. 688. 686. 682. Procrastination is the thief of time. Salt water and absence wash away love.emagzine. 680. 719. the whole chain is broken. 704. 716. 684. but yields much. 709.co. One good turn deserves another. Poverty is not a shame. One law for the rich. 695. One swallow does not make a summer. 701.nr 679. Poverty is no sin. 702. 700. One man's meat is another man's poison. Penny-wise and pound-foolish. 690. One scabby sheep will mar a whole flock. 710. Pride goes before a fall. 691. Practise what you preach. Patience is a plaster for all sores. Put not your hand between the bark and the tree. One lie makes many. but innocence is better. and adversity tries them. Out of sight. One chick keeps a hen busy. 720. One beats the bush. and another catches the bird. 685. Promise little. 697.E-book Published By: http://www.nr 17 . Repentance is good. 714. Open not your door when the devil knocks. Praise is not pudding. One today is worth two tomorrow. fine at eleven. Score twice before you cut once. One link broken. 693. Pleasure has a sting in its tail. Promise is debt. Rome was not built in a day. 705. 708. Saying and doing are two things. Opinions differ. 721. Roll my log and I will roll yours. One man. 707. 713. no man. 711. 687. Out of the frying-pan into the fire. or no one else will respect you. Opportunity makes the thief. out of mind. Plenty is no plague. 681. 683. 706. 699. 703. 712. 698. More E-books at: http://www. but do much. but the being ashamed of it is. Politeness costs little (nothing). Prosperity makes friends. 717. 715.emagzine. and another for the poor. Rats desert a sinking ship.
Sink or swim! 735. Stolen pleasures are sweetest. 763. Scratch my back and I'll scratch yours. 759. 752. Stuff today and starve tomorrow. Self-praise is no recommendation. 754. 764. Speech is silver but silence is gold. Small rain lays great dust. Self is a bad counsellor.emagzine. 758. Success is never blamed. 731. 760. 744. Take us as you find us.co. 732. Shallow streams make most din. Tarred with the same brush. Silence gives consent. 750. 737. 729. Speak (talk) of the devil and he will appear (is sure to appear). 736. That which one least anticipates soonest comes to pass. Still waters run deep.E-book Published By: http://www. 756. Such carpenters. 724.emagzine. So many men. 755. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark . 749. Stretch your arm no further than your sleeve will reach. 745. 734. Set a thief to catch a thief. Tastes differ. 726. That cock won't fight. Scornful dogs will eat dirty puddings. Sweep before your own door. such chips. Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves. 733. Standers-by see more than gamesters. soon rotten. 753. so many minds.nr 18 .nr 722. 751. 742. Set a beggar on horseback and he'll ride to the devil. 757. Slow but sure. Short debts (accounts) make long friends. Tell that to the marines. 762. 728. That's a horse of another colour. Slow and steady wins the race. 748. Stretch your legs according to the coverlet. 739. 740. 746. 730. soon forgotten. Soft fire makes sweet malt.co. So many countries. 761. 723. 727. More E-books at: http://www. so many customs. Since Adam was a boy. Soon learnt. Self done is well done. Six of one and half a dozen of the other. 743. 725. Strike while the iron is hot. 747. 741. Soon ripe. Self done is soon done. 738.
806.emagzine. The heart that once truly loves never forgets.co. The more the merrier. the more he shows his tail. The exception proves the rule. The best fish swim near the bottom.emagzine. 796.co. The cobbler's wife is the worst shod. 775. The end justifies the means. The last straw breaks the camel's back. 785. 801. The darkest place is under the candlestick. 788. 769. 767. The devil is not so black as he is painted. The best fish smell when they are three days old. 773. The cap fits. The more haste. The leopard cannot change its spots. The dogs bark. 778. 774. The last drop makes the cup run over. That's where the shoe pinches! 766. The early bird catches the worm. 781. The fat is in the fire. 783.nr 765. The evils we bring on ourselves are hardest to bear. 805. More E-books at: http://www. 770. The falling out of lovers is the renewing of love. The longest day has an end. 791. The camel going to seek horns lost his ears. The cobbler should stick to his last. the less speed. The face is the index of the mind. The cat would eat fish and would not wet her paws. The cask savours of the first fill. The cat shuts its eyes when stealing cream. 771.nr 19 . 807. The darkest hour is that before the dawn. The game is not worth the candle. 800. 779. 797. The first blow is half the battle. 780. but the caravan goes on. 799. The chain is no stronger than its weakest link. 794.E-book Published By: http://www. 795. 798. The mill cannot grind with the water that is past. 793. The devil knows many things because he is old. 792. The beggar may sing before the thief (before a footpad). The best is oftentimes the enemy of the good. 804. The devil rebuking sin. The Dutch have taken Holland ! 787. 776. The busiest man finds the most leisure. 802. 786. The furthest way about is the nearest way home. 789. 784. 782. 790. The end crowns the work. The devil lurks behind the cross. 803. The higher the ape goes. 772. 768. 777. The moon does not heed the barking of dogs.
834. 817. To be born with a silver spoon in one's mouth. 827. Time works wonders. 829. There is no rule without an exception. There is no smoke without fire. They are hand and glove. 822. 819. Think today and speak tomorrow. 812. The mountain has brought forth a mouse. 839. Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones. The scalded dog fears cold water. 813. 844. To add fuel (oil) to the fire (flames). 835. 831. More E-books at: http://www. The nearer the bone. They must hunger in winter that will not work in summer. 842. The work shows the workman. The proof of the pudding is in the eating. 825. To be up to the ears in love. There are lees to every wine. The pot calls the kettle black. the sweeter the flesh. 849. There is no place like home. Things past cannot be recalled. 821. 830. 840. 850. Time is money. 823. The voice of one man is the voice of no one. 843. 811. To be in one's birthday suit. 824. 841. 818.co. The remedy is worse than the disease. There is more than one way to kill a cat. There's no use crying over spilt milk. 847.E-book Published By: http://www. Time is the great healer. There is a place for everything. There is no fire without smoke. 845. 809. The wind cannot be caught in a net. 846. 820. The pitcher goes often to the well but is broken at last.emagzine. There are more ways to the wood than one. Time cures all things. The way (the road) to hell is paved with good intentions. The tongue of idle persons is never idle. and everything in its place. The receiver is as bad as the thief. 810. 816. To angle with a silver hook. 833.co. There is no rose without a thorn.emagzine. To be head over ears in debt. There's many a slip 'tween (== between) the cup and the lip. 832.nr 20 . 836. 828. The rotten apple injures its neighbours. 814. 837. Time and tide wait for no man. The tailor makes the man. 848. 815. The morning sun never lasts a day.nr 808. 826. 838.
893. 855. 858. To cast prudence to the winds. To build a fire under oneself. To fish in troubled waters.emagzine. 859. To fiddle while Rome is burning.nr 851. To cut one's throat with a feather. To come off with flying colours. 891. To have a finger in the pie. To cast pearls before swine. 884. To get out of bed on the wrong side. 866. To call off the dogs. 885. To cook a hare before catching him. To draw (pull) in one's horns. To hit the nail on the head. To come out dry. 878. To cry with one eye and laugh with the other. To know what's what. 873.co. To kill two birds with one stone. 882. 890. 880. 883. To kick against the pricks. To give a lark to catch a kite. 854. To buy a pig in a poke. To carry coals to Newcastle. To come away none the wiser. To draw water in a sieve.E-book Published By: http://www. 886. 877. 870. To bring grist to somebody's mill. 888. More E-books at: http://www. To be wise behind the hand. 869. To come off cheap. 862. 864.emagzine. To come out with clean hands. To call a spade a spade. To eat the calf in the cow's belly. To beat about the bush. 887. To flog a dead horse. To go through fire and water (through thick and thin). 860. To beat the air. To drop a bucket into an empty well. To find a mare's nest. To come off with a whole skin. 857.co. 874. 867. 853. 892. 876. To go for wool and come home shorn. To fight with one's own shadow. 872. To know everything is to know nothing.nr 21 . 881. 861. To know on which side one's bread is buttered. 856. To fit like a glove. 863. 868. 852. 875. 889. 871. To err is human. To have rats in the attic. 865. 879.
923. 912. 936. 911. 895. 916. 913.nr 22 . To throw a stone in one's own garden. 903. To pull the chestnuts out of the fire for somebody. 928. 930.E-book Published By: http://www. To treat somebody with a dose of his own medicine. 908. To measure another man's foot by one's own last.emagzine. To make a mountain out of a molehill. To rob one's belly to cover one's back. To pour water into a sieve. To make (to turn) the air blue. 922. 902. To put off till Doomsday. To take counsel of one's pillow. 918. 931. To strain at a gnat and swallow a camel. To throw straws against the wind. 900. To work with the left hand. To put a spoke in somebody's wheel. Tomorrow come never. Too much knowledge makes the head bald. 920. 899. To pay one back in one's own coin. 921. To take the bull by the horns. 934. To wash one's dirty linen in public. 914. 927. To look for a needle in a haystack.co. To put (set) the cart before the horse. More E-books at: http://www. To pull the devil by the tail. To lay by for a rainy day. To use a steam-hammer to crack nuts. To make both ends meet. To teach the dog to bark. 929.nr 894. To love somebody (something) as the devil loves holy water. 919. To throw dust in somebody's eyes. To send (carry) owls to Athens . To measure other people's corn by one's own bushel. To stick to somebody like a leech. To run with the hare and hunt with the hounds. 897. To tell tales out of school. To lock the stable-door after the horse is stolen. 925. 901. 926. 924.co. 915. 933. To set the wolf to keep the sheep. 905. 910. 907. To wear one's heart upon one's sleeve. 896. To roll in money. 932.emagzine. To plough the sand. To make the cup run over. Too many cooks spoil the broth. To live from hand to mouth. To weep over an onion. 917. 904. To save one's bacon. 898. 906. 909. 935.
941. What is bred in the bone will not go out of the flesh. 955. 944. 959. 951. 972. What is done cannot be undone.nr 937. 961. the devil goes to dinner. 940. True blue will never stain. Too much of a good thing is good for nothing. Two heads are better than one.co. 953. What we do willingly is easy. they have done some harm. Truth comes out of the mouths of babes and sucklings. 973. What is got over the devil's back is spent under his belly. More E-books at: http://www. 967. 962. Two blacks do not make a white. 942. When the devil is blind. When flatterers meet. Walls have ears. Wash your dirty linen at home. want not.co. Well begun is half done. 956. must be endured. When the cat is away. We never know the value of water till the well is dry. 966.E-book Published By: http://www. 963. 971.nr 23 . When Queen Anne was alive. 938. the mice will play. When angry. but three is none. What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. What can't be cured. 979. 957. 976. 950. Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow. 943. What the heart thinks the tongue speaks. When at Rome. What is worth doing at alt is worth doing well. 970. 978. When guns speak it is too late to argue. 952. 969. When pigs fly.emagzine. 945. Wait for the cat to jump. We soon believe what we desire. 946. 960. must be. 964. Velvet paws hide sharp claws. We shall see what we shall see. 968. 948. 965. We know not what is good until we have lost it. 975. Truth lies at the bottom of a well. 977. Too much water drowned the miller . When children stand quiet. What is lost is lost. What must be. 947. Two is company. Waste not. True coral needs no painter's brush. 974. 954. do as the Romans do. Virtue is its own reward.emagzine. count a hundred. 949. 958. What is done by night appears by day. Wealth is nothing without health. 939. Truth is stranger than fiction.
co. Who keeps company with the wolf. 998. 991. You cannot flay the same ox twice. 989.emagzine. 995. Words pay no debts. 988. You cannot judge a tree by it bark. 994.nr 24 . will learn to howl. When three know it. 990. When wine is in wit is out. Where there's a will. pays. Zeal without knowledge is a runaway horse. You cannot eat your cake and have it. 982.nr 980. 986. You can take a horse to the water but you cannot make him drink. 997.emagzine. More E-books at: http://www. While there is life there is hope. Who breaks. 983. 981. You cannot teach old dogs new tricks. With time and patience the leaf of the mulberry becomes satin. knows not what is sweet. 985. 1000.E-book Published By: http://www. When the fox preaches. While the grass grows the horse starves. You cannot wash charcoal white. 993. Who has never tasted bitter. alt know it. you remember the old shoe. now lie in it. Wise after the event. 999. 987. 996. 984. 992. You made your bed. there's a way. When the pinch comes. take care of your geese.co.
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