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A big wife and a big barn will never do a man any harm.

A guilty conscience needs no accuser.

A clean conscience makes a soft pillow.

A false friend is worse than an open enemy.

A merry companion is music on a journey.

A good word costs n more than a bad one.

A poor excuse is better than none at all.

At the center of climb is "I".

A wife that does not know how to keep house throws out more with a teaspoon than a
man can bring in with a shovel.

An arrogant bug is a cocky roach.


Anger without power is folly.

A little too late is much too late.


Anytime means no time.
A good deed is never lost.
A handsome husband is common property.
A smile is worth a thousand words.
A small body may harbor a great soul.
A person who gets all wrapped up in himself makes a mighty small package.
Arrogance is a roadblock on the highway of wisdom.
A false friend and a shadow stay only while the sun shines.
Adversity makes men; prosperity makes monsters.
All is fair in love and war, but friendship there is truth.
A word of praise is equal to ointment on a sore.

Believe nothing you hear, half of what you see and only one fourth of what you know to
be true.

A chain is as strong as it's weakest link.

Bad neighbors count a man's income but not his expenses.

A clock will run without watching it.

Better an hour early and stand and wait than a moment behind time.

A man is judged by the company he keeps.

Better weak beer than lemonade.

A good neighbor, a found treasure!

Better a dollar earned than ten inherited.

A friend to everyone is a friend to nobody.

Beware of a door that has too many keys.

A man is the only animal that can be skinned more than once.

Borrowing does well only once.

A small leak will sink a great ship.

By candlelight every country wench is handsome.

A living dog is better than a dead lion.

Be what you appear to be.

A woman is as old as she admits.

Better to ask twice than lose your way once.

A man without guts lives on his knees.

Better bowlegs than no legs at all.

A man who marries twice is a two-time loser.

Better to heaven in rags than to hell in embroidery.

A woman thinks it takes two to keep a secret.

Be silent and pass for a philosopher.

A good lie finds more believers than a bad truth.

Curses, like chickens, come home to roost.

A man is not better than his conversation.

Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.

A good name is a second inheritance.

Corruption finds a dozen alibis for its evil deeds.

A man warned is half saved.

Cowards die daily, the brave but once.

A good wife is the best household furniture.

Concealed knowledge is buried treasure.

A frightened atheist half believes in God.

Don't live it up so high that you can't lie it down.

A pebble and a diamond are alike to a blind man.

Don't dare kiss an ugly girl, she'll tell the world about it.

A good cause finds weapons to defend it.

Don't taste every man's soup, you'll burn your mouth.

A tree is known by it's fruit, not by its leaves.

Doctor's faults are covered with earth and rich men's with money.

He who has no enemy has no friend.


Even a fish wouldn't get caught if he kept his mouth shut.
Honest doubt is better than faith in a pious fraud.
Every donkey thinks itself worthy of standing with the king's horses.
He doubles his gift who gives in time.
Even the devil was an angel in the beginning.
He who excuses himself, accuses himself.
Even the devil will swear on a stack of bibles.
He that falls in love with himself will find no rival.
Every slip is not a fall.
If you come to the end of your rope -- tie a knot in it and hang on.
Envy is the sincerest form of flattery.
It takes pennies to make dollars.
Every family has at least one black sheep.
It is easier to supress the first desire than to satisfy all those that follow.
Every man judges others by himself.
If you are always dwelling in trouble, change your address.
Every man knows best when his own shoe pinches.
If the stone hits you, I threw it.
Every path has a puddle.
In trying times, don't quit trying.
Every mother's child is handsome.
If a race could be won after the first gallop, thousands would wear blue ribbons.
Every age explodes old errors and creates new ones.
It is a waste of gunpowder to fire at the man-in-the-moon.
Early ripe, early rotten.
It is nice to be important, but it is more important to be nice.
Every field looks green from a distance, even a cemetery.
It is better to bend than break.
Everybody lays his load on the willing horse.
If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride.
Fate is the course when men fail to act.
It is better to be a has-been than a never-was.
Fools use bets for arguments.
"IF's" and "But's" butter no bread.
Figures, never lie, but liars can figure.
If you can't take advice, you can't be helped.
First deserve it, then desire it.
If there were no fools in the world, all people would agree on everything.
Fortune and misfortune are next-door neighbors.
If you hate storm and strife lead a bachelor's life.
Good actions speak for themselves; they need no tin horn.
It takes a good many shovelfuls to bury the truth.
God gives food but does not cook it.
It's easy to be generous with another man's money.
Guilty men see guilt written on the faces of saints.
It's easier to go down than up.
Good health is above wealth.
It's easier to lose faith than to find it again.
Gross negligence is equal to intentional wrong.
It's better to be happy than wise.
Great possessions are great cares.
If you want a neat wife, choose her on a Saturday.
He who laughs last, laughs longest.
If you wish another to keep your secret, keep it first yourself.
He who rides slowly gets just as far, only it takes longer.
It is better to have a hen tomorrow than an egg today.
He who never fails will never grow rich.
Joy is not in things, it is in us.
He who hears forgets, he who sees remembers, he who does learns.
Judges should have two ears, both alike.
Hearsay is half lies.
Lost time is never found.
He who holds the ladder is as bad as the thief.
Little minds still be little, even when they are made professors.
He who follows the crowd has many companions.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a gift to be enjoyed.

Of all the sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest ones, "It might have been."
Life goes on, no matter what we try to do to it.
One eyewitness is better than ten hearsays.
Life is like a grindstone, whether it grinds him down or polishes him depends on the stuff
he is made of.

One murder makes a villian, millions make a hero.

Living is like licking honey off a thorn.

One does not put beauty in a kettle.

Listen at the keyhole and you'll hear news of yourself.

One can learn even from an enemy.

Life is a game played with marked cards.

One has only to die to be praised.

Lawyers, like painters, can easily change white to black.

Obstinacy is the strength of the weak.

Laughter is worth a hundred groans in any market.

Overdone is worse than underdone.

Lend your money and lose your friend.

Poverty is no disgrace but decidedly inconvenient.

Liberty, like charity, must begin at home.

Punctuality is the key to success.

Liars and gossips are Siamese twins.

Peace without truth is poison.

Living in worry invites death in a hurry.

Put the light out and all women are alike.

Let thy maid-servant be faithful, strong and homely.

Promises won't butter any bread.

Make the house clean enough to be healthy and dirty enough to be happy.

Pleasant hours fly fast.

Men who talk like big wheels usually are merely spokes men.

Put your trust not in money but your money in trust.

Many love triangles are really wrecktangles.

Poets and pigs are appreciated only after their death.

Man is the only animal that can be skinned more than once.

Rest is sweet when one has earned it.

Marry a handsome man and you marry trouble.

Rich get richer and poor get children.

Must is a hard nut to crack.

Religion is the best armor but the worst cloak.

Modesty is like the snow; when it melts it is gone forever.

Relatives are friends from bitter necessity.

Many a pearl is still hidden in the oyster.

Repurations is what you are in the light; character is what you are in the dark.

Many persons think they are wise, when they are only windy.

Revolutions are vices when they fail; they are virtues when successful.

No matter how high a bird flies, it has to come down for water.

Self-praise is half slander.

Nothing dries faster than a tear.

Silence is consent.

Nothing is gained by having one donkey call another "Long Ears!"

Spend your money as you go with shoes worn down at heel and toe.

Never stop the plough to catch a mouse.

Search others for their virtues and yourself for your vices.

No piper ever suited all ears.

Self-defense is natures oldest law.

New churches and new bars are well patronized.

Sickness comes in haste and goes at leisure.

Necessity sharpens industry.

Swallows and sparrows cannot understand the ambitions of swans.

Naked men never lose anything.

Some people have tact, others tell the truth.

No man tells the truth about himself, only his neighbors do.

Speak the truth and embarrass the devil.

Nonsense charms the multitude; plain sense is despised.

She that is born a beauty is half married.

One who thinks he can live without others is mistaken but he who thinks others cannot
live without him are more mistaken.

Small talk is sufficient for little men.


Small men imitate; great men originate.

What do we live for if it is not to make life less difficult for others?
Together we stick; divided we are stuck.
When one has seen the bear in the woods, he hears his growl in every bush.
Things turn up for the man who digs.
Wedlock is a padlock.
The smart man knows how little he really knows.
Weeds need no sowing.
The person who thinks too little usually talks too much.
Woman is a mystery to men but are wise to each other.
The sun doesn't shine on the same dog's back every day.
They that have no other meat, bread and butter, they are glad to eat.

You can't anymore give away something you ain't got than you can come back from
someplace you haven't been.

To act is easy to think is hard.

You never know the length of a snake until it is dead.

Trouble comes when the New Year's resolutions collide with the old year's habits.

You can't tell the depth of the well by the length of the handle on the pump.

The second million is always easier than the first.

You can't put out old heads on young shoulders.

Today is that tomorrow you thought about yesterday.

Zeal is blind when it encroaches upon the rights of others.

Truth is the best advocate.

Morning is welcome to the industrious.

Tell me whom you associate with and I will tell you who you are.

Do a little well and you do much.

The remedy is often worse than the disease.

Gold is the dust that blinds all eyes.

The ugliest girl makes the best housewife.

If you are in debt, somebody owns a part of you.

Truth is the opinion that survives.

A bad broom leaves a dirty room.

The best patch is of the same cloth.

Plain words make the most ornamental sentences.

There is no rule without it's exception.

When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry a hundred.

The belly hates a long sermon.

They must hunger in frost who will not work in heat.

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.

A cracked plate will last as long as a sound one.

The old forget the young don't know.

Never buy what you do not want because it is cheap.

The drunken mouth reveals the heart's secrets.

Envy shoots at others but hits itself.

There is no head so holy that the devil does not make a nest in it.

Water run by will does not turn a mill.

There is no one so rich that he does not still want more.

There is a difference between profanity and dramatic fervor.

The wise man has long ears, big eyes and a short tongue.

Merit is superior to birth and virtue is not hereditary.

The stable wears out a horse more than a road.

Every pea helps to fill the pod.

The worst use that can be made of success is to boast of it.

One watch set right will do to set many by.

Until tomorrow, equality is elusive.

Children and fools tell the truth.

Vanity is a sixth sense.

Little children step on one's lap; tall ones tread on one's heart.

Victory belongs to the most persevering.

He who rides slowly gets just as far, only it akes a little longer.

Vows made in storms are forgotten in calms.

Bad breath is better than no breath at all.

Visits should be short, like a Winter's day.

Don't worry when you stumble. Remember, a worm is the only thing that can't fall down.

We shall be judged not by what we might have done, but by what we have been.

Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but rising every time we fail.

When the well is dry, you know the worth of water.

Quarreling is the weapon of the weak.

People give nothing so willingly as advice.


The smaller the waistline the longer the life.
Too many square meals make too many round people.
There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it
should remind all of us, not to criticize the rest of us.
The beard does not make the philosopher.
When you feel all steamed up, remember the tea kettle -- it is always up to its neck in hot
water and it still sings.
You can't make cookies when you haven't got the dough.
One had better have no dealings with girls with fat legs.

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