1000 ENGLISH PROVERBS

01.A bad beginning makes a bad ending. 02. A bad corn promise is better than a good lawsuit. 03. A bad workman quarrels with his tools. 04. A bargain is a bargain. 05. A beggar can never be bankrupt. 06. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. 07. A bird may be known by its song. 08. A black hen lays a white egg. 09. 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 cursed 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 luster 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.

103. A small leak will sink a great ship. 86. 75. A penny soul never came to twopence. A man can die but once. 98. A word is enough to the wise. 88. A miserly father makes a prodigal son. 111. A silent fool is counted wise. Adversity makes strange bedfellows. 94. A watched pot never boils. Adversity is a great schoolmaster. 77. a fool never will. A wise man changes his mind. A threatened blow is seldom given. A word spoken is past recalling. A nod from a lord is a breakfast for a fool. 81. 80.74. 79. A little body often harbors a great soul. A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds. 112. A thief passes for a gentleman when stealing has made him rich. A round peg in a square hole. 82. A man is known by the company he keeps. Actions speak louder than words. A shy cat makes a proud mouse. 100. 109. 84. 91. A new broom sweeps clean. 97. A tree is known by its fruit. A miss is as good as a mile. After a storm comes a calm. 89. A rolling stone gathers no moss. 96. A tattler is worse than a thief. 99. A wonder lasts but nine days. 87. A stitch in time saves nine. 110. 93. A wolf in sheep's clothing. 83. 78. 106. 102. 76. A little fire is quickly trodden out. A wager is a fool's argument. A light purse makes a heavy heart. A sound mind in a sound body. A penny saved is a penny gained. A thief knows a thief as a wolf knows a wolf. A soft answer turns away wrath. . A quiet conscience sleeps in thunder. A man can do no more than he can. 105. 90. 92. 104. 101. 85. 108. 95. 107. A storm in a teacup.

144. 124. 148. Agnes come on horseback. 150. After rain comes fair weather. All is not lost that is in peril. After dinner sit (sleep) a while. 114. All are good lasses. 142. 132. 115. "Almost" never killed a fly (was never hanged). 130. 125. All lay load on the willing horse. but whence come the bad wives? 119. being plainly told. All sugar and honey. An hole in a lion's skin. but go away on foot. 147. 151. All promises are either broken or kept. 120. 137. All roads lead to Rome . 133. 129. After dinner comes the reckoning. All bread is not baked in one oven. 123. 140. 116. 146. An empty sack cannot stand upright. After us the deluge. An hole is but an hole. All are not merry that dance lightly. All asses wag their ears. all lose. All are not hunters that blow the horn. All covet. All is well that ends well. 136. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. 145. All cats are grey in the dark (in the night). An evil chance seldom comes alone. All doors open to courtesy. . 118. 149. All truths are not to be told. 139. An empty hand is no lure for a hawk. 128. All are not saints that go to church. 122. 135. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. 134. All are not friends that speak us fair. All men can't be masters. An honest tale speeds best. though laden with gold. All is fish that comes to his net. An hole loaded with gold climbs to the top of the castle. after supper walk a mile. 131. 117. 138. All men can't be first. An empty vessel gives a greater sound than a full barrel. All that glitters is not gold. 141. Among the blind the one-eyed man is king. 143. All things are difficult before they are easy. 121. 126. 127.113.

so the fruit. As welcome as flowers in May. As the fool thinks. so the bell clinks. As like as an apple to an oyster. An unfortunate man would be drowned in a teacup. 187. 166. An open door may tempt a saint. 164. so must you drink. not an ill name. 168. As you brew. As plain as two and two make four. 157. 178. An ill wound is cured. . Bacchus has drowned more men than Neptune . Appearances are deceitful. 160. 180. As well be hanged for a sheep as for a lamb. 185. 176. 186. 189. Bad news has wings. Ask no questions and you will be told no lies. As drunk as a lord. As you sow. 156. 170. 155. so does the young. 158. 153. 161. 167. so shall it lie. As like as two peas. 184. As the tree. As innocent as a babe unborn. At the ends of the earth. 182. 175. An old dog barks not in vain.152. so shall you reap. Any port in a storm. As snug as a bug in a rug . 163. 177. so must you lie on it. 179. 181. 174. 183. 159. 154. An hour in the morning is worth two in the evening. An oak is not felled at one stroke. As you make your bed. Appetite comes with eating. An idle brain is the devil's workshop. An ox is taken by the horns. Anger and haste hinder good counsel. Barking does seldom bite. 162. 173. As the tree falls. As plain as the nose on a man's face. As the call. 171. so the echo. 190. As welcome as water in one's shoes. 188. An ounce of discretion is worth a pound of learning. 172. As sure as eggs is eggs. 165. As old as the hills. and a man by the tongue. Be slow to promise and quick to perform. As the old cock crows. 169.

Better an open enemy than a false friend. than a great one to burn us. slow to speak. Better be born lucky than rich. Beauty lies in lover's eyes. 200. Beauty is but skin-deep. Better a little fire to warm us. 209. Beggars cannot be choosers. 210. 222. Better deny at once than promise long. Better untaught than ill-taught. 228. 217. Better die standing than live kneeling. 226. 195. Better lose a jest than a friend. Between the cup and the lip a morsel may slip. Believe not all that you see nor half what you hear. 194. 208. 220. 204. Better an egg today than a hen tomorrow. Better one-eyed than stone-blind.191. Better unborn than untaught. 218. Betwixt and between. 219. than serve in heaven. Beware of a silent dog and still water. 215. Before you make a friend eat a bushel of salt with him. Between two evils 'tis not worth choosing. Better a glorious death than a shameful life. 197. 198. Better the foot slip than the tongue. Better to reign in hell. 225. Better go to bed supperless than rise in debt. 212. 199. 224. Before one can say Jack Robinson. 201. Better give a shilling than lend a half-crown. Better to do well than to say well. Better early than late. 196. Be swift to hear. Between the devil and the deep (blue) sea. 216. 227. 207. 202. Between two stools one goes (falls) to the ground. Bind the sack before it be full. 211. Better late than never. 203. . 213. Between the upper and nether millstone. 206. Better be alone than in bad company. 214. Better the devil you know than the devil you don't. 221. 193. Better a lean peace than a fat victory. 223. Best defense is offense. Better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion. Better be envied than pitied. 205. 192. 229.

Circumstances alter cases. 262. Burn not your house to rid it of the mouse.230. Creditors have better memories than debtors. Blind men can judge no colours. 255. 267. 263. 254. 236. 260. 266. 259. Custom is a second nature. Curiosity killed a cat. Counsel is no command. 241. By hook or by crook. Borrowed garments never fit well. Death is the grand leveler. 261. 258. Company in distress makes trouble less. Cross the stream where it is shallowest. Claw me. 233. 240. Blood is thicker than water. 239.. 242.. 231. 248. 252. By doing nothing we learn to do ill. 249. 250. Catch the bear before you sell his skin. Caution is the parent of safety. Children are poor men's riches. Cleanliness is next to godliness. Children and fools must not play with edged tools. Cut your coat according to your cloth. 256. 243. 238. Crows do not pick crow's eyes. Cheapest is the dearest. By the street of 'by-and-bye' one arrives at the house of 'Never'. 264. . Birds of a feather flock together. Death when it comes will have no denial. Business before pleasure. 246. and I will claw thee. 257. Brevity is the soul of wit. Cheek brings success. Choose an author as you choose a friend. 245. Confession is the first step to repentance. Custom is the plague of wise men and the idol of fools. 247. 265. Charity begins at home. Christmas comes but once a year. 232. 251. 235. Curses like chickens come home to roost. Death pays all debts. 237. Calamity is man's true touchstone. (but when it comes it brings good cheer). 244. Care killed the cat. 234. 253.

285. Dogs that put up many hares kill none. drink with measure. Diseases are the interests of pleasures. 289. 286. 299. Don't keep a dog and bark yourself. Don't have thy cloak to make when it begins to rain. Don't count your chickens before they are hatched. East or West ? home is best. Drive the nail that will go. Dog does not eat dog. Don't whistle (halloo) until you are out of the wood. Don't cross the bridges before you come to them. wealthy and wise. easy go. Dot your i's and cross your t's. 284. 273. Drunken days have all their tomorrow. Doing is better than saying. Easier said than done. not words. 275. 297. 281. Eat at pleasure. 277. 279.268. 295. 276. Divide and rule. 288. 272. 300. 274. Don't put all your eggs in one basket. Delays are dangerous. 305. Don't sell the bear's skin before you've caught it. 298. . Draw not your bow till your arrow is fixed. 283. 296. 270. Diligence is the mother of success (good luck). 290. 291. Empty vessels make the greatest (the most) sound. Every hole loves to hear himself bray. 292. 301. Debt is the worst poverty. 278. Do as you would be done by. Dog eats dog.. Easy come. Don't look a gift horse in the mouth. 280. 304. 282. Dumb dogs are dangerous. Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy. 271. 303. 293. 302. Enough is as good as a feast. Drunkenness reveals what soberness conceals. 287. Desperate diseases must have desperate remedies. Each bird loves to hear himself sing. Don't trouble trouble until trouble troubles you. Even reckoning makes long friends. Envy shoots at others and wounds herself. 294. 269. Deeds.

. 317. 343. 337. Every miller draws water to his own mill. Every bird likes its own nest. Extremes meet. Far from eye. Familiarity breeds contempt. 316. 340. Every one's faults are not written in their foreheads. Faults are thick where love is thin. Everything comes to him who waits. Fasting comes after feasting. Every day is not Sunday. 330. 318. Every dark cloud has a silver lining. 323. 329. Every bullet has its billet. 312. 324. Every man has a fool in his sleeve. Every mother thinks her own gosling a swan. 327. False friends are worse than open enemies. 325. Every country has its customs. 341. 321. Every dog has his day. 335. Every barber knows that. Fair words break no bones. Every white has its black. Fair without. Facts are stubborn things. 310. Experience is the mother of wisdom. 313. 342. 319. but fools learn in no other.. 308. Everything is good in its season. 338. Every dog is valiant at his own door. Every man to his taste. 334. 336. 311. 339. Every man has his hobby-horse. Every why has a wherefore.306. 320. 332. 344. 309. Everybody's business is nobody's business. and every sweet its sour. Every man has his faults. Faint heart never won fair lady. Every bean has its black. 333. far from heart. Evil communications corrupt good manners. Experience keeps a dear school. Every man is the architect of his own fortunes. foul (false) within. Every tub must stand on its own bottom. Experience keeps no school. . 328. 322. 326. 307. she teaches her pupils singly. Every dog is a lion at home. 331. 315. Every Jack has his Jill. 314.

380. Fool's haste is no speed. then speak. 369. 355. Good health is above wealth. 359. Gentility without ability is worse than plain beggary. Fish begins to stink at the head. From bad to worse. From pillar to post. 368. First come. 381. and he will hang himself. 363. 373. 352. 350. Fish and company stink in three days. Friends are thieves of time. Gifts from enemies are dangerous. 353. Give him an inch and he'll take an ell. 378. Fools never know when they are well. 347. First catch your hare. Forbidden fruit is sweet. Four eyes see more (better) than two.. Give a fool rope enough. Fine feathers make fine birds. Fools may sometimes speak to the purpose. Forbearance is no acquittance. 351. 362. 370. 348. 371. 365. 358. 356. Good masters make good servants. Fools grow without watering. Go to bed with the lamb and rise with the lark. 366. 375. 361. Fortune is easily found. Get a name to rise early. 376. 367. 374.345. Good clothes open all doors. Fine words butter no parsnips. First think. 346. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. 354. 360. Gluttony kills more men than the sword. 379. Fortune favors the brave (the bold). Fools and madmen speak the truth. 382. 349. Give never the wolf the weather to keep. For the love of the game. but hard to be kept. Feast today and fast tomorrow. Forewarned is forearmed. . Follow the river and you'll get to the sea. and you may lie all day. Give every man thy ear. first served. but few thy voice. 377. 383. First deserve and then desire. 357. 364. 372. Good counsel does no harm.

413. lose all. 396. Greedy folk have long arms. Hawks will not pick hawks' eyes. He is lifeless that is faultless. . 398. He is a fool that forgets himself. Great spenders are bad lenders. Harm watch. Hate not at the first harm. 418. 388. Haste makes waste. "Hamlet" without the Prince of Denmark . but he that desires much. 409. 407. 421. 419. 395. He goes long barefoot that waits for dead man's shoes. Handsome is that handsome does. He is not laughed at that laughs at himself first. Good words and no deeds. 420. He is not poor that has little. 414. He cannot speak well that cannot hold his tongue. 401. 406. 390. Grasp all. 408. He is happy that thinks himself so. Happiness takes no account of time. 412. 403. 416. 404. Hard words break no bones. He carries fire in one hand and water in the other. Habit cures habit. 402. Happy is he that is happy in his children. small roast. 394. 405. 389. 417. 385. 411. Great barkers are no biters. 387. Half a loaf is better than no bread. Hares may pull dead lions by the beard. harm catch. He jests at scars that never felt a wound. 422. 399. He gives twice who gives in a trice. Hatred is blind. Gossiping and lying go hand in hand. 386. as well as love. 400. He begins to die that quits his desires. 415. Great talkers are great liars. 410. 391. 392. Good words without deeds are rushes and reeds. Hasty climbers have sudden falls. He is a good friend that speaks well of us behind our backs. He is not fit to command others that cannot command himself. Great cry and little wool.. He dances well to whom fortune pipes. Great boast. Great talkers are little doers. 397.384. 393.

423. He lives long that lives well. He that is warm thinks all so. He that talks much lies much. 427. 456. He smells best that smells of nothing. 433. He that does you an i!i turn will never forgive you. 446. He that fears every bush must never go a-birding. He that never climbed never fell. 445. He that is ill to himself will be good to nobody. He that once deceives is ever suspected. 431. He knows how many beans make five. 452. He that seeks trouble never misses. He that serves everybody is paid by nobody. 444. He that has no money needs no purse. He that has He head needs no hat. 429. He that has a full purse never wanted a friend. 451. 455. 440. He that goes barefoot must not plant thorns. 435. He that is born to be hanged shall never be drowned. 460. 461. He that promises too much means nothing. 428. 448. He that serves God for money will serve the devil for better wages. He should have a long spoon that sups with the devil. 438. He that spares the bad injures the good. 430. 436. He that goes a borrowing. He that talks much errs much. 449. 426. He that mischief hatches. 425. He that is full of himself is very empty. He that has an ill name is half hanged. He laughs best who laughs last. 447. He that has a great nose thinks everybody is speaking of it. . 443. He knows best what good is that has endured evil. 432. 458. He that knows nothing doubts nothing. 441. He that respects not is not respected. 439. 454. 457. He must needs swim that is held up by the chin. 442. goes a sorrowing. He that fears you present wiil hate you absent.. He that has no children knows not what love is. He that lives with cripples learns to limp. He knows much who knows how to hold his tongue. He that comes first to the hill may sit where he will. mischief catches. 434. He that lies down with dogs must rise up with fleas. 450. 453. 437. He that commits a fault thinks everyone speaks of it. 459. 424.

493. don't bray at him. Health is not valued till sickness comes. 478.. If the sky falls. He that will not when he may. 480. He who would eat the nut must first crack the shell. shall hear what he doesn't like. 477. she'd have been my uncle. He who likes borrowing dislikes paying.. If the blind lead the blind. His money burns a hole in his pocket. Hunger finds no fault with cookery. He that will thrive. . 496. 473. He who makes no mistakes. 482. He who would catch fish must not mind getting wet. He that would eat the fruit must climb the tree. 486. He who pleased everybody died before he was born. 488. 484. He who hesitates is lost. He who is born a fool is never cured. He who says what he likes. 468. He who would search for pearls must dive below. 497. 499. He that will steal an egg will steal an ox. Idle folks lack no excuses.. Idleness rusts the mind. 470. If an hole (donkey) bray at you. He that would have eggs must endure the cackling of hens. but a bad supper. 476. 463. both shall fall into the ditch. Honours change manners. Hope is a good breakfast. If ifs and ans were pots and pans. when he will he shall have nay. Honey is not for the hole's mouth. 498. 487. Honesty is the best policy. we shall catch larks. 472. 492. Idleness is the mother of all evil. 464. If my aunt had been a man. Honour and profit lie not in one sack. 474. He will never set the Thames on fire. 465. 481. Honey is sweet. but the bee stings. 467. 466. Hunger is the best sauce. 494. 479. Head cook and bottle-washer. He works best who knows his trade. 483. 489.462. 485. Hope is the poor man's bread. makes nothing. Hunger breaks stone walls. 491. 495. must rise at five. 490. 469.. He that will eat the kernel must crack the nut. 475. Hungry bellies have no ears.. 471. 500.

If you cannot have the best. In the end things will mend. 509. It is enough to make a cat laugh. 534. 538. It is good fishing in troubled waters. It is easy to swim if another holds up your chin (head). we should not enjoy the sun. 535. 513. In the evening one may praise the day. 532. It is an ill wind that blows nobody good. It is the first step that costs. In every beginning think of the end. If you agree to carry the calf. 524. you sell her milk too. 527. 517. It's one thing to flourish and another to fight. 531. . 530. make the best of what you have. If things were to be done twice all would be wise. 502. 525. 515. It is a silly fish. It is a long lane that has no turning. you will catch neither. It is a good horse that never stumbles. If wishes were horses. Iron hand (fist) in a velvet glove. If you throw mud enough. they'll make you carry the cow. 521. that is caught twice with the same bait. In for a penny. If there were no clouds. we must do as we can. If you try to please all you will please none. 505. It's no use pumping a dry well. 518. It is an ill bird that fouls its own nest. It takes all sorts to make a world. 539. do it yourself. It is no use crying over spilt milk. 536. If you dance you must pay the fiddler. in for a pound. 503. In the country of the blind one-eyed man is a king. 512. It is never too late to learn. 520. 504. some of it will stick. 529. If we can't as we would. If you cannot bite. Ill-gotten gains never prosper. ill-spent. If you run after two hares. 523. If you laugh before breakfast you'll cry before supper. 526. 514. 506. It never rains but it pours. It is a poor mouse that has only one hole. If you want a thing well done. 507. 510. never show your teeth. It's as broad as it's long. 533. 516. 519. Ill-gotten. 508. 522. 537.501. beggars might ride. 511. If you sell the cow. 528.

the tree is inclined.. . Like a needle in a haystack. Little pitchers have long ears. Last. Like begets like. 563. Let well (enough) alone.. 572. soonest mended. Like parents. Learn to say before you sing. Keep your mouth shut and your ears open. Learn wisdom by the follies of others. 547. 566. but let hornets go free. 560. 553. 561. Judge not of men and things at first sight. Least said. 541. like man. Little strokes fell great oaks. Let every man praise the bridge he goes over. Leaves without figs. like pupil. Liars need good memories. Like father. Learn to creep before you leap. Like master. 559. Little pigeons can carry great messages. Like priest. 549. 576. like son. Keep your mouth shut and your eyes open. 555. 567. Jest with an hole and he will flap you in the face with his tail. Like cures like. Like a cat on hot bricks. 550. Lies have short legs. 562. 565. Like mother. 557. Life is not a bed of roses. 558. Let sleeping dogs lie. Life is but a span. Jackdaw in peacock's feathers. 564. 556. 569. Life is not all cakes and ale (beer and skittles). 554. like people. 574. 543. Laws catch flies. Little chips light great fires. 577. 542. 544. 552. Let bygones be bygones. 575. 573. Like draws to like. 545. Like teacher. like children. 546. Keep a thing seven years and you will find a use for it. but not least. 551. 568. like daughter. 578. Little knowledge is a dangerous thing. 571. 570. Just as the twig is bent.540. 548.

Long absent. Little thieves are hanged. Many a fine dish has nothing on it. but having leapt never look back. as well as hatred. Love me. Little things amuse little minds. 603. 614. 600. Many a true word is spoken in jest. Love in a cottage. Money has no smell. 601. 616. 587. Live not to eat. but eat to live. 612. Make haste slowly. Make hay while the sun shines. Many words hurt more than swords. 593. 605. 594.579. 610. 617. 581. 589. Look before you leap. soon forgotten. many minds. Many a good cow has a bad calf. 615. 592. Many a little makes a mickle. Marriages are made in heaven. 611. Look before you leap. Lost time is never found again. 585. Might goes before right. 599. 602. 595. Live and learn. 606. 596. 598. Men may meet but mountains never. 580. Mend or end (end or mend). 607. 590. Live and let live. 613. Many men. Money begets money. Lookers-on see more than players. Heaven) helps those (them) who help themselves. Lord (God. Love will creep where it may not go. love my dog. 582. Love cannot be forced. 584. Many a good father has but a bad son. Make or mar. 583. 608. Many hands make light work. Man proposes but God disposes. 597. Measure for measure. 609. 588. 604. Misfortunes never come alone (singly). Many words will not fill a bushel. 586. . Misfortunes tell us what fortune is. Measure thrice and cut once. Love is blind. 591. but great ones escape.

620. 646. 645. 653. Never offer to teach fish to swim. new laws. Murder will out. Never too much of a good thing. 628. No longer pipe. 647. 623. no longer dance. No garden without its weeds. 631. New lords. No joy without alloy. Never try to prove what nobody doubts. Money often unmakes the men who make it. Never cackle till your egg is laid. 636. 626. No herb will cure love. Much ado about nothing. 642. New brooms sweep clean. 633. 627. 638.. Never do things by halves. Necessity is the mother of invention. Needs must when the devil drives. 629.618. Never fry a fish till it's caught. Never cast dirt into that fountain of which you have sometime drunk. Muck and money go together. No great loss without some small gain. 619. Nightingales will not sing in a cage. 641. 643. Neither fish nor flesh. More haste. 644. 637. 635. Neither here nor there. 655. No living man all things can. 622. . 634. Never quit certainty for hope. Neck or nothing. Name not a rope in his house that was hanged. 651. Need makes the old wife trot. 654. 649. Never write what you dare not sign. 652. 648. Neither rhyme nor reason. 650. Much will have more. Money spent on the brain is never spent in vain. 630. 640. less speed. 624. No flying from fate. 632. Money is a good servant but a bad master. 639. My house is my castle. 625. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do (can be done) today. Necessity knows no law. 621.

666. 676. Nothing is impossible to a willing heart. Of two evils choose the least. 672. Nothing succeeds like success. 663. Nothing venture. 690. One good turn deserves another. 682. be they made of gold. 671. 686. 661. No pains. One today is worth two tomorrow. Once is no rule (custom). no man. no supper. No news (is) good news. No wisdom like silence. 669. 677. One man's meat is another man's poison. One man. 679. and another for the poor. 692. 693. Opinions differ. Open not your door when the devil knocks. 691. No man loves his fetters. 680. Oaks may fall when reeds stand the storm. 664. Nothing must be done hastily but killing of fleas. One swallow does not make a summer. 681. 657. On Shank's mare. 658. twice shy. 667. 665. One link broken.656. No song. No man is wise at all times. the whole chain is broken. nothing have. One scabby sheep will mar a whole flock. 659. Once bitten. 694.. None so deaf as those that won't hear. One drop of poison infects the whole tun of wine. as not to be good for something. Old birds are not caught with chaff. 683. 684. Old friends and old wine are best. Opportunity makes the thief. One lie makes many. One chick keeps a hen busy. Nothing so bad. One fire drives out another. 674. 673. No sweet without (some) sweat. 662. . 688. and another catches the bird. 670. 689. 678. None so blind as those who won't see. Nothing comes out of the sack but what was in it. 668. None but the brave deserve the fair. 687. One law for the rich. 675. 660. One beats the bush. 685. no gains.

or no one else will respect you. 726. and adversity tries them. 733. 698. 710. 732. Prosperity makes friends. Silence gives consent. Set a beggar on horseback and he'll ride to the devil. Promise is debt. 723. Self-praise is no recommendation. Set a thief to catch a thief. out of mind. Rats desert a sinking ship. Self done is soon done. Poverty is not a shame. 711. 730. Rain at seven. 713. Promise little. 714. Packed like herrings. 704. Score twice before you cut once. 720. 728. 702. Put not your hand between the bark and the tree. Scornful dogs will eat dirty puddings. Since Adam was a boy. 729. Respect yourself. Repentance is good. Practice what you preach. 727. Procrastination is the thief of time. Politeness costs little (nothing). but yields much. 731. Roll my log and I will roll yours. Poverty is no sin. Pleasure has a sting in its tail. Self is a bad counselor. Out of the frying-pan into the fire. Short debts (accounts) make long friends. 715. 703. fine at eleven. 722. Shallow streams make most din. Praise is not pudding. 705. 701. 708. 716. 696. 697. Self done is well done. Saying and doing are two things. 700. 709. Out of sight. 699. 719. but innocence is better. Scratch my back and I'll scratch yours. but do much. . 712. Rome was not built in a day.695. but the being ashamed of it is. Pride goes before a fall. 725. Penny-wise and pound-foolish. 707. Plenty is no plague. 706. Salt water and absence wash away love. 717. 721. 718. 724. Patience is a plaster for all sores.

The beggar may sing before the thief (before a footpad).734. Slow but sure. 752. 762. That which one least anticipates soonest comes to pass. 748. The camel going to seek horns lost his ears. 769. 736. 742. 746. 767. 765. Small rain lays great dust. 759. such chips. 747. Soft fire makes sweet malt. So many countries. Such carpenters. The cap fits. Standers-by see more than gamesters. 771. 768. Success is never blamed. 764. That cock won't fight. 749. 738. 741. The best fish swim near the bottom. 757. 737. 772. Take us as you find us. Tastes differ. Speak (talk) of the devil and he will appear (is sure to appear). soon rotten. 739. Sweep before your own door. Soon ripe. 760. 770. so many minds. 763. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark . Strike while the iron is hot. Speech is silver but silence is gold. Stuff today and starve tomorrow. The busiest man finds the most leisure. Stretch your arm no further than your sleeve will reach. soon forgotten. Sink or swim! 735. 750. 755. That's where the shoe pinches! 766. Still waters run deep. 745. Stolen pleasures are sweetest. So many men. Six of one and half a dozen of the other. . so many customs. 756. Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves. Tarred with the same brush. 744. The best fish smell when they are three days old. 740. 753. The best is oftentimes the enemy of the good. Stretch your legs according to the coverlet. 761. That's a horse of another colour. 751. Tell that to the marines. Soon learnt. 758. 743. 754. Slow and steady wins the race.

the more he shows his tail. The Dutch have taken Holland ! 787. . The heart that once truly loves never forgets. 788. The last straw breaks the camel's back. 783. The cobbler should stick to his last. The nearer the bone. the sweeter the flesh. 807. The pitcher goes often to the well but is broken at last. 804. The devil knows many things because he is old. The devil is not so black as he is painted. The cask savours of the first fill. The end justifies the means. The furthest way about is the nearest way home. The darkest place is under the candlestick. 800. 795. 806. The end crowns the work. the less speed. The last drop makes the cup run over. The game is not worth the candle. The more haste. The leopard cannot change its spots. The more the merrier. 786. The early bird catches the worm. 778. 808. The mountain has brought forth a mouse. 793.773. 802. The falling out of lovers is the renewing of love. The exception proves the rule. The cat would eat fish and would not wet her paws. The higher the ape goes. 785. 784.. The longest day has an end. The mill cannot grind with the water that is past. 809. The morning sun never lasts a day. The darkest hour is that before the dawn. 796.. The devil rebuking sin. 789. 777. 791. 799. 779. 803. The devil lurks behind the cross. 810. 798. The fat is in the fire. 794. The moon does not heed the barking of dogs. but the caravan goes on. The chain is no stronger than its weakest link. The face is the index of the mind. 801. 792. 797. 776. The dogs bark. 781. 775. The cobbler's wife is the worst shod. 780. The first blow is half the battle. 782. 790. 805. The evils we bring on ourselves are hardest to bear. The cat shuts its eyes when stealing cream. 774. 811.

The tongue of idle persons is never idle.812. 832. 830. Time is the great healer. The rotten apple injures its neighbours. 824. The work shows the workman. There is more than one way to kill a cat. 846. 823. 825. To be born with a silver spoon in one's mouth. There is a place for everything. 839. 834. To be up to the ears in love. 849. 848. The pot calls the kettle black. To add fuel (oil) to the fire (flames). The proof of the pudding is in the eating. The voice of one man is the voice of no one. 814. 815. The tailor makes the man. 841. There is no rule without an exception. Think today and speak tomorrow. 844. 831. 836. The remedy is worse than the disease. Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones. There are lees to every wine. 845. They are hand and glove. Time is money. 837. 847. 840. There is no rose without a thorn. 833. 816. 818. To be in one's birthday suit. Time cures all things. There are more ways to the wood than one. There is no place like home. 835. The wind cannot be caught in a net. The way (the road) to hell is paved with good intentions. Time and tide wait for no man. 820. 838. 842. There is no smoke without fire. 829. 819. There's no use crying over split milk. 813. 828. . To be head over ears in debt. 821. They must hunger in winter that will not work in summer. The scalded dog fears cold water. There is no fire without smoke. 843. To angle with a silver hook. 817. There's many a slip 'tween (== between) the cup and the lip. and everything in its place. Things past cannot be recalled. 827. The receiver is as bad as the thief. 826. 822. Time works wonders. 850.

870. To kick against the pricks. To have rats in the attic. To come off with a whole skin. 886. 882. To buy a pig in a poke. 876. 852. To call off the dogs. To cast pearls before swine. To go for wool and come home shorn. 860. To fit like a glove. To carry coals to Newcastle. To fish in troubled waters. To come out dry. To draw (pull) in one's horns. 856. To bring grist to somebody's mill. To hit the nail on the head. 861. 869. 888. To flog a dead horse. 884. 855. To cook a hare before catching him. 859. To call a spade a spade. To beat the air. To go through fire and water (through thick and thin). 866. 880. 867. 871. To eat the calf in the cow's belly. To cast prudence to the winds.851. To give a lark to catch a kite. To build a fire under oneself. 879. 862. To come off with flying colours. 889. 868. 878. To be wise behind the hand. To cry with one eye and laugh with the other. To find a mare's nest. 883. 873. 864. 854. To fiddle while Rome is burning. To drop a bucket into an empty well. 881. 877. To come away none the wiser. To cut one's throat with a feather. 863. 887. To come off cheap. 885. To have a finger in the pie. To fight with one's own shadow. To get out of bed on the wrong side. 874. To draw water in a sieve. . 853. 875. 865. To beat about the bush. 872. To come out with clean hands. 858. 857. To err is human.

To teach the dog to bark. To live from hand to mouth. To measure other people's corn by one's own bushel. 894. 914. To send (carry) owls to Athens . To save one's bacon.890. 896. 926. To pour water into a sieve. 911. To kill two birds with one stone. 927. To put off till Doomsday. 898. 892. 893. To rob one's belly to cover one's back. To throw a stone in one's own garden. 920. 905. 918. To love somebody (something) as the devil loves holy water. To tell tales out of school. To take counsel of one's pillow. 903. To make a mountain out of a molehill. To treat somebody with a dose of his own medicine. 922. To make the cup run over. To roll in money. To pull the devil by the tail. 904. 919. To pull the chestnuts out of the fire for somebody. 909. To make (to turn) the air blue. To pay one back in one's own coin. 901. 923. To lock the stable-door after the horse is stolen. To stick to somebody like a leech. To make both ends meet. To set the wolf to keep the sheep. To plough the sand. To measure another man's foot by one's own last. 907. To know on which side one's bread is buttered. 900. 906. To put a spoke in somebody's wheel. 917. To throw dust in somebody's eyes. To know everything is to know nothing. 925. 895. To strain at a gnat and swallow a camel. To run with the hare and hunt with the hounds. 916. 908. 902. 924. 891. 915. 921. To throw straws against the wind. To take the bull by the horns. 913. 928. To know what's what. To lay by for a rainy day. . 910. 899. To look for a needle in a haystack. To put (set) the cart before the horse. 897. 912.

949. We never know the value of water till the well is dry. True coral needs no painter's brush. 962. 964. 937. 943. What is bred in the bone will not go out of the flesh. 933. 941. Too many cooks spoil the broth. Well begun is half done. 952. 961. 944. Waste not. Two is company. 954. 934. Wait for the cat to jump. 939. 931. To use a steam-hammer to crack nuts. What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. What is worth doing at alt is worth doing well. What is got over the devil's back is spent under his belly. 958. What is done by night appears by day.929. Velvet paws hide sharp claws. 940. What is lost is lost. 932. 950. What is done cannot be undone. Walls have ears. True blue will never stain. Two heads are better than one. Too much water drowned the miller . 938. Wealth is nothing without health. To wash one's dirty linen in public. 967. We soon believe what we desire. 956. 948. 963. Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow. 966. Two blacks do not make a white. 965. 946. 959. Virtue is its own reward. We know not what is good until we have lost it. Wash your dirty linen at home. What can't be cured. 953. Tomorrow come never. 945. . To weep over an onion. Truth is stranger than fiction. 957. Truth lies at the bottom of a well. 935. 936. 955. To wear one's heart upon one's sleeve. Too much knowledge makes the head bald. 930. but three is none. must be endured. want not. 947. 942. Too much of a good thing is good for nothing. We shall see what we shall see. To work with the left hand. 960. 951. Truth comes out of the mouths of babes and sucklings.

969. When angry. must be. When children stand quiet. When at Rome. 971. count a hundred. What must be.wordpress. do as the Romans do. What the heart thinks the tongue speaks. 972. they have done some harm. 970.com/ . 973. http://suratiundhiyu. What we do willingly is easy.968.

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