1000 English Proverbs and Sayings
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    >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 curst cow has short horns.
    >25. A danger foreseen is half avoided.
    >26. A drop in the bucket.
    >27. A drowning man will catch at a straw.
    >28. A fair face may hide a foul heart.
    >29. A fault confessed is half redressed.
    >30. A fly in the ointment.
    >31. A fool always rushes to the fore.
    >32. A fool and his money are soon parted.
    >33. A fool at forty is a fool indeed.
    >34. A fool may ask more questions in an hour than a wise man can answer in seven years.
    >35. A fool may throw a stone into a well which a hundred wise men cannot pull out.
    >36. A fool's tongue runs before his wit.
    >37. A forced kindness deserves no thanks.
    >38. A foul morn may turn to a fair day.
    >39. A fox is not taken twice in the same snare.
    >40. A friend in need is a friend indeed.
    >43. A friend is never known till needed.
    >42. A friend to all is a friend to none.
    >43. A friend's frown is better than a foe's smile..
    >44. A good anvil does not fear the hammer.
    >45. A good beginning is half the battle.
    >46. A good beginning makes a good ending.
    >47. A good deed is never lost.
    >48. A good dog deserves a good bone.
    >49. A good example is the best sermon.
    >50. A good face is a letter of recommendation.
    >51. A good Jack makes a good Jill.
    >52. A good marksman may miss.
    >53. A good name is better than riches.
    >54. A good name is sooner lost than won.
    >55. A good name keeps its lustre in the dark.
    >56. A good wife makes a good husband.
    >57. A great dowry is a bed full of brambles.
    >58. A great fortune is a great slavery.
    >59. A great ship asks deep waters.
    >60. A guilty conscience needs no accuser.
    >61. A hard nut to crack.
    >62. A heavy purse makes a light heart.
    >63. A hedge between keeps friendship green.
    >64. A honey tongue, a heart of gall.
    >65. A hungry belly has no ears.
    >66. A hungry man is an angry man.
    >67. A Jack of all trades is master of none.
    >68. A Joke never gains an enemy but often loses a friend.
    >69. A lawyer never goes to law himself.
    >70. A lazy sheep thinks its wool heavy.
    >71. A liar is not believed when he speaks the truth.
    >72. A lie begets a lie.
    >73. A light purse is a heavy curse.
    >74. A light purse makes a heavy heart.
    >75. A little body often harbours a great soul.
    >76. A little fire is quickly trodden out.
    >77. A man can die but once.
    >78. A man can do no more than he can.
    >79. A man is known by the company he keeps.
    >80. A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds.
    >81. A miserly father makes a prodigal son.
    >82. A miss is as good as a mile.
    >83. A new broom sweeps clean.
    >84. A nod from a lord is a breakfast for a fool.
    >85. A penny saved is a penny gained.
    >86. A penny soul never came to twopence.
    >87. A quiet conscience sleeps in thunder.
    >88. A rolling stone gathers no moss.
    >89. A round peg in a square hole.
    >90. A shy cat makes a proud mouse.
    >91. A silent fool is counted wise.
    >92. A small leak will sink a great ship.
    >93. A soft answer turns away wrath.
    >94. A sound mind in a sound body.
    >95. A stitch in time saves nine.
    >96. A storm in a teacup.
    >97. A tattler is worse than a thief.
    >98. A thief knows a thief as a wolf knows a wolf.
    >99. A thief passes for a gentleman when stealing has made him rich.
    >100. A threatened blow is seldom given.
    >101. A tree is known by its fruit.
    >102. A wager is a fool's argument.
    >103. A watched pot never boils.
    >104. A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will.
    >105. A wolf in sheep's clothing.
    >106. A wonder lasts but nine days.
    >107. A word is enough to the wise.
    >108. A word spoken is past recalling.
    >109. Actions speak louder than words.
    >110. Adversity is a great schoolmaster.
    >111. Adversity makes strange bedfellows.
    >112. After a storm comes a calm.
    >113. After dinner comes the reckoning.
    >114. After dinner sit (sleep) a while, after supper walk a mile.
    >115. After rain comes fair weather.
    >116. After us the deluge.
    >117. Agues come on horseback, but go away on foot.
    >118. All are good lasses, but whence come the bad wives?
    >119. All are not friends that speak us fair.
    >120. All are not hunters that blow the horn.
    >121. All are not merry that dance lightly.
    >122. All are not saints that go to church.
    >123. All asses wag their ears.
    >124. All bread is not baked in one oven.
    >125. All cats are grey in the dark (in the night).
    >126. All covet, all lose.
    >127. All doors open to courtesy.
    >128. All is fish that comes to his net.
    >129. All is not lost that is in peril.
    >130. All is well that ends well.
    >131. All lay load on the willing horse.
    >132. All men can't be first.
    >133. All men can't be masters.
    >134. All promises are either broken or kept.
    >135. All roads lead to Rome .
    >136. All sugar and honey.
    >137. All that glitters is not gold.
    >138. All things are difficult before they are easy.
    >139. All truths are not to be told.
    >140. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
    >141. "Almost" never killed a fly (was never hanged).
    >142. Among the blind the one-eyed man is king.
    >143. An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
    >144. An hole in a lion's skin.
    >145. An hole is but an hole, though laden with gold.
    >146. An hole loaded with gold climbs to the top of the castle.
    >147. An empty hand is no lure for a hawk.
    >148. An empty sack cannot stand upright.
    >149. An empty vessel gives a greater sound than a full barrel.
    >150. An evil chance seldom comes alone.
    >151. An honest tale speeds best, being plainly told.
    >152. An hour in the morning is worth two in the evening.
    >153. An idle brain is the devil's workshop.
    >154. An ill wound is cured, not an ill name.
    >155. An oak is not felled at one stroke.
    >156. An old dog barks not in vain.
    >157. An open door may tempt a saint.
    >158. An ounce of discretion is worth a pound of learning.
    >159. An ox is taken by the horns, and a man by the tongue.
    >160. An unfortunate man would be drowned in a teacup.
    >161. Anger and haste hinder good counsel.
    >162. Any port in a storm.
    >163. Appearances are deceitful.
    >164. Appetite comes with eating.
    >165. As drunk as a lord.
    >166. As innocent as a babe unborn.
    >167. As like as an apple to an oyster.
    >168. As like as two peas.
    >169. As old as the hills.
    >170. As plain as the nose on a man's face.
    >171. As plain as two and two make four.
    >172. As snug as a bug in a rug .
    >173. As sure as eggs is eggs.
    >174. As the call, so the echo.
    >175. As the fool thinks, so the bell clinks.
    >176. As the old cock crows, so does the young.
    >177. As the tree falls, so shall it lie.
    >178. As the tree, so the fruit.
    >179. As welcome as flowers in May.
    >180. As welcome as water in one's shoes.
    >181. As well be hanged for a sheep as for a lamb.
    >182. As you brew, so must you drink.
    >183. As you make your bed, so must you lie on it.
    >184. As you sow, so shall you reap.
    >185. Ask no questions and you will be told no lies.
    >186. At the ends of the earth.
    >187. Bacchus has drowned more men than Neptune .
    >188. Bad news has wings.
    >189. Barking does seldom bite.
    >190. Be slow to promise and quick to perform.
    >191. Be swift to hear, slow to speak.
    >192. Beauty is but skin-deep.
    >193. Beauty lies in lover's eyes.
    >194. Before one can say Jack Robinson.
    >195. Before you make a friend eat a bushel of salt with him.
    >196. Beggars cannot be choosers.
    >197. Believe not all that you see nor half what you hear.
    >198. Best defence is offence.
    >199. Better a glorious death than a shameful life.
    >200. Better a lean peace than a fat victory.
    >201. Better a little fire to warm us, than a great one to burn us.
    >202. Better an egg today than a hen tomorrow.
    >203. Better an open enemy than a false friend.
    >204. Better be alone than in bad company.
    >205. Better be born lucky than rich.
    >206. Better be envied than pitied.
    >207. Better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion.
    >208. Better deny at once than promise long.
    >209. Better die standing than live kneeling.
    >210. Better early than late.
    >211. Better give a shilling than lend a half-crown.
    >212. Better go to bed supperless than rise in debt.
    >213. Better late than never.
    >214. Better lose a jest than a friend.
    >215. Better one-eyed than stone-blind.
    >216. Better the devil you know than the devil you don't.
    >217. Better the foot slip than the tongue.
    >218. Better to do well than to say well.
    >219. Better to reign in hell, than serve in heaven.
    >220. Better unborn than untaught.
    >221. Better untaught than ill-taught.
    >222. Between the cup and the lip a morsel may slip.
    >223. Between the devil and the deep (blue) sea.
    >224. Between two evils 'tis not worth choosing.
    >225. Between two stools one goes (falls) to the ground.
    >226. Between the upper and nether millstone.
    >227. Betwixt and between.
    >228. Beware of a silent dog and still water.
    >229. Bind the sack before it be full.
    >230. Birds of a feather flock together.
    >231. Blind men can judge no colours.
    >232. Blood is thicker than water.
    >233. Borrowed garments never fit well.
    >234. Brevity is the soul of wit.
    >235. Burn not your house to rid it of the mouse.
    >236. Business before pleasure.
    >237. By doing nothing we learn to do ill.
    >238. By hook or by crook.
    >239. By the street of 'by-and-bye' one arrives at the house of 'Never'.
    >240. Calamity is man's true touchstone.
    >241. Care killed the cat.
    >242. Catch the bear before you sell his skin.
    >243. Caution is the parent of safety.
    >244. Charity begins at home.
    >245. Cheapest is the dearest.
    >246. Cheek brings success.
    >247. Children and fools must not play with edged tools.
    >248. Children are poor men's riches.
    >249. Choose an author as you choose a friend.
    >250. Christmas comes but once a year, (but when it comes it brings good cheer).
    >251. Circumstances alter cases.
    >252. Claw me, and I will claw thee.
    >253. Cleanliness is next to godliness.
    >254. Company in distress makes trouble less.
    >255.. Confession is the first step to repentance.
    >256. Counsel is no command..
    >257. Creditors have better memories than debtors.
    >258. Cross the stream where it is shallowest.
    >259. Crows do not pick crow's eyes.
    >260. Curiosity killed a cat.
    >261. Curses like chickens come home to roost.
    >262. Custom is a second nature.
    >263. Custom is the plague of wise men and the idol of fools.
    >264. Cut your coat according to your cloth.
    >265. Death is the grand leveller.
    >266. Death pays all debts.
    >267. Death when it comes will have no denial.
    >268. Debt is the worst poverty.
    >269. Deeds, not words.
    >270. Delays are dangerous.
    >271. Desperate diseases must have desperate remedies.
    >272. Diligence is the mother of success (good luck).
    >273. Diseases are the interests of pleasures.
    >274. Divide and rule.
    >275. Do as you would be done by.
    >276. Dog does not eat dog.
    >277. Dog eats dog.
    >278. Dogs that put up many hares kill none.
    >279. Doing is better than saying.
    >280. Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.
    >281. Don't cross the bridges before you come to them.
    >282. Don't have thy cloak to make when it begins to rain.
    >283. Don't keep a dog and bark yourself.
    >284. Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
    >285. Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
    >286. Don't sell the bear's skin before you've caught it.
    >287. Don't trouble trouble until trouble troubles you.
    >288. Don't whistle (halloo) until you are out of the wood.
    >289. Dot your i's and cross your t's.
    >290. Draw not your bow till your arrow is fixed.
    >291. Drive the nail that will go.
    >292. Drunken days have all their tomorrow.
    >293. Drunkenness reveals what soberness conceals.
    >294. Dumb dogs are dangerous.
    >295. Each bird loves to hear himself sing.
    >296. Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
    >297. Easier said than done.
    >298. East or West ? home is best.
    >299. Easy come, easy go.
    >300.. Eat at pleasure, drink with measure.
    >301. Empty vessels make the greatest (the most) sound.
    >302. Enough is as good as a feast.
    >303. Envy shoots at others and wounds herself.
    >304. Even reckoning makes long friends.
    >305. Every hole loves to hear himself bray.
    >306. Every barber knows that.
    >307. Every bean has its black.
    >308. Every bird likes its own nest.
    >309. Every bullet has its billet.
    >310. Every country has its customs.
    >311. Every dark cloud has a silver lining.
    >312. Every day is not Sunday.
    >313. Every dog has his day.
    >314. Every dog is a lion at home.
    >315. Every dog is valiant at his own door.
    >316. Every Jack has his Jill.
    >317. Every man has a fool in his sleeve.
    >318. Every man has his faults.
    >319. Every man has his hobby-horse.
    >320. Every man is the architect of his own fortunes.
    >321. Every man to his taste.
    >322. Every miller draws water to his own mill.
    >323. Every mother thinks her own gosling a swan.
    >324. Every one's faults are not written in their foreheads.
    >325. Every tub must stand on its own bottom..
    >326. Every white has its black, and every sweet its sour.
    >327. Every why has a wherefore.
    >328. Everybody's business is nobody's business.
    >329. Everything comes to him who waits.
    >330. Everything is good in its season.
    >331. Evil communications corrupt good manners.
    >332. Experience is the mother of wisdom.
    >333. Experience keeps a dear school, but fools learn in no other.
    >334. Experience keeps no school, she teaches her pupils singly.
    >335. Extremes meet.
    >336. Facts are stubborn things..
    >337. Faint heart never won fair lady.
    >338. Fair without, foul (false) within.
    >339. Fair words break no bones.
    >340. False friends are worse than open enemies.
    >341. Familiarity breeds contempt.
    >342. Far from eye, far from heart.
    >343. Fasting comes after feasting.
    >344. Faults are thick where love is thin.
    >345. Feast today and fast tomorrow.
    >346. Fine feathers make fine birds.
    >347. Fine words butter no parsnips.
    >348. First catch your hare.
    >349. First come, first served.
    >350. First deserve and then desire.
    >351. First think, then speak.
    >352. Fish and company stink in three days.
    >353. Fish begins to stink at the head.
    >354. Follow the river and you'll get to the sea.
    >355. Fool's haste is no speed.
    >356. Fools and madmen speak the truth.
    >357. Fools grow without watering.
    >358. Fools may sometimes speak to the purpose.
    >359. Fools never know when they are well.
    >360. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
    >361. For the love of the game.
    >362. Forbearance is no acquittance.
    >363. Forbidden fruit is sweet.
    >364. Forewarned is forearmed.
    >365. Fortune favours the brave (the bold).
    >366. Fortune is easily found, but hard to be kept.
    >367. Four eyes see more (better) than two.
    >368. Friends are thieves of time.
    >371. Gentility without ability is worse than plain beggary.
    >372. Get a name to rise early, and you may lie all day.
    >373. Gifts from enemies are dangerous.
    >374. Give a fool rope enough, and he will hang himself.
    >375. Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.
    >376. Give him an inch and he'll take an ell.
    >377.. Give never the wolf the wether to keep.
    >378. Gluttony kills more men than the sword.
    >379. Go to bed with the lamb and rise with the lark.
    >380. Good clothes open all doors.
    >381. Good counsel does no harm.
    >382. Good health is above wealth.
    >383. Good masters make good servants.
    >384. Good words and no deeds.
    >385. Good words without deeds are rushes and reeds.
    >386. Gossiping and lying go hand in hand.
    >387. Grasp all, lose all.
    >388. Great barkers are no biters.
    >389. Great boast, small roast.
    >390. Great cry and little wool.
    >391. Great spenders are bad lenders.
    >392. Great talkers are great liars.
    >393. Great talkers are little doers.
    >394. Greedy folk have long arms.
    >395. Habit cures habit.
    >396. Half a loaf is better than no bread.
    >397. "Hamlet" without the Prince of Denmark .
    >398. Handsome is that handsome does.
    >399. Happiness takes no account of time.
    >400. Happy is he that is happy in his children.
    >401. Hard words break no bones.
    >402. Hares may pull dead lions by the beard.
    >403. Harm watch, harm catch.
    >404. Haste makes waste.
    >405. Hasty climbers have sudden falls.
    >406. Hate not at the first harm.
    >407. Hatred is blind, as well as love.
    >408. Hawks will not pick hawks' eyes.
    >409. He begins to die that quits his desires.
    >410.. He cannot speak well that cannot hold his tongue.
    >411. He carries fire in one hand and water in the other.
    >412. He dances well to whom fortune pipes.
    >413. He gives twice who gives in a trice.
    >414. He goes long barefoot that waits for dead man's shoes.
    >415. He is a fool that forgets himself.
    >416. He is a good friend that speaks well of us behind our backs.
    >417. He is happy that thinks himself so.
    >418. He is lifeless that is faultless.
    >419. He is not fit to command others that cannot command himself.
    >420. He is not laughed at that laughs at himself first.
    >421. He is not poor that has little, but he that desires much.
    >422. He jests at scars that never felt a wound.
    >423. He knows best what good is that has endured evil.
    >424. He knows how many beans make five.
    >425. He knows much who knows how to hold his tongue.
    >426. He laughs best who laughs last.
    >427. He lives long that lives well.
    >428. He must needs swim that is held up by the chin.
    >429. He should have a long spoon that sups with the devil.
    >430. He smells best that smells of nothing.
    >431. He that comes first to the hill may sit where he will.
    >432. He that commits a fault thinks everyone speaks of it.
    >433. He that does you an i!i turn will never forgive you.
    >434. He that fears every bush must never go a-birding.
    >435. He that fears you present wiil hate you absent.
    >436. He that goes a borrowing, goes a sorrowing.
    >437.. He that goes barefoot must not plant thorns.
    >438. He that has a full purse never wanted a friend.
    >439. He that has a great nose thinks everybody is speaking of it.
    >440. He that has an ill name is half hanged.
    >441. He that has no children knows not what love is.
    >442. He that has He head needs no hat.
    >443. He that has no money needs no purse.
    >444. He that is born to be hanged shall never be drowned.
    >445. He that is full of himself is very empty.
    >446. He that is ill to himself will be good to nobody.
    >447. He that is warm thinks all so.
    >448. He that knows nothing doubts nothing.
    >449. He that lies down with dogs must rise up with fleas.
    >450. He that lives with cripples learns to limp.
    >451. He that mischief hatches, mischief catches.
    >452. He that never climbed never fell.
    >453. He that once deceives is ever suspected.
    >454. He that promises too much means nothing.
    >455. He that respects not is not respected.
    >456. He that seeks trouble never misses.
    >457. He that serves everybody is paid by nobody.
    >458. He that serves God for money will serve the devil for better wages.
    >459. He that spares the bad injures the good.
    >460. He that talks much errs much.
    >461. He that talks much lies much.
    >462. He that will eat the kernel must crack the nut.
    >463. He that will not when he may, when he will he shall have nay.
    >464. He that will steal an egg will steal an ox.
    >465. He that will thrive, must rise at five.
    >466. He that would eat the fruit must climb the tree.
    >467.. He that would have eggs must endure the cackling of hens.
    >468. He who is born a fool is never cured.
    >469. He who hesitates is lost.
    >470. He who likes borrowing dislikes paying.
    >471. He who makes no mistakes, makes nothing.
    >472. He who pleased everybody died before he was born.
    >473. He who says what he likes, shall hear what he doesn't like.
    >474. He who would catch fish must not mind getting wet.
    >475. He who would eat the nut must first crack the shell.
    >476. He who would search for pearls must dive below.
    >477. He will never set the Thames on fire.
    >478. He works best who knows his trade.
    >479. Head cook and bottle-washer.
    >480. Health is not valued till sickness comes.
    >481. His money burns a hole in his pocket.
    >482. Honesty is the best policy.
    >483. Honey is not for the hole's mouth.
    >484. Honey is sweet, but the bee stings.
    >485. Honour and profit lie not in one sack.
    >486. Honours change manners..
    >487. Hope is a good breakfast, but a bad supper.
    >488. Hope is the poor man's bread.
    >489. Hunger breaks stone walls.
    >490. Hunger finds no fault with cookery.
    >491. Hunger is the best sauce.
    >492. Hungry bellies have no ears.
    >493. Idle folks lack no excuses.
    >494. Idleness is the mother of all evil.
    >495. Idleness rusts the mind.
    >496. If an hole (donkey) bray at you, don't bray at him.
    >497. If ifs and ans were pots and pans...
    >498. If my aunt had been a man, she'd have been my uncle.
    >499. If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch..
    >500. If the sky falls, we shall catch larks.
    >501. If there were no clouds, we should not enjoy the sun.
    >502. If things were to be done twice all would be wise.
    >503. If we can't as we would, we must do as we can.
    >504. If wishes were horses, beggars might ride.
    >505. If you agree to carry the calf, they'll make you carry the cow.
    >506. If you cannot bite, never show your teeth.
    >507. If you cannot have the best, make the best of what you have.
    >508. If you dance you must pay the fiddler.
    >509. If you laugh before breakfast you'll cry before supper.
    >510. If you run after two hares, you will catch neither.
    >511. If you sell the cow, you sell her milk too.
    >512. If you throw mud enough, some of it will stick.
    >513. If you try to please all you will please none.
    >514. If you want a thing well done, do it yourself.
    >515. Ill-gotten gains never prosper.
    >516. Ill-gotten, ill-spent.
    >517. In every beginning think of the end.
    >518. In for a penny, in for a pound.
    >519. In the country of the blind one-eyed man is a king.
    >520. In the end things will mend.
    >521. In the evening one may praise the day.
    >522. Iron hand (fist) in a velvet glove.
    >523. It is a good horse that never stumbles.
    >524. It is a long lane that has no turning.
    >525. It is a poor mouse that has only one hole.
    >526. It is an ill bird that fouls its own nest.
    >527. It is an ill wind that blows nobody good.
    >528. It is a silly fish, that is caught twice with the same bait.
    >529. It is easy to swim if another hoids up your chin (head).
    >530. It is enough to make a cat laugh.
    >531. It is good fishing in troubled waters.
    >532. It is never too late to learn.
    >533. It is no use crying over spilt milk.
    >534. It is the first step that costs.
    >535. It never rains but it pours.
    >536. It's as broad as it's long.
    >537. It's no use pumping a dry well.
    >538. It's one thing to flourish and another to fight.
    >539. It takes all sorts to make a world.
    >540. Jackdaw in peacock's feathers.
    >541. Jest with an hole and he will flap you in the face with his tail.
    >542. Judge not of men and things at first sight.
    >543. Just as the twig is bent, the tree is inclined.
    >544. Keep a thing seven years and you will find a use for it.
    >545. Keep your mouth shut and your ears open.
    >546. Keep your mouth shut and your eyes open.
    >547. Last, but not least.
    >548. Laws catch flies, but let hornets go free.
    >549. Learn to creep before you leap.
    >550. Learn to say before you sing.
    >551. Learn wisdom by the follies of others.
    >552. Least said, soonest mended.
    >553.. Leaves without figs.
    >554. Let bygones be bygones.
    >555. Let every man praise the bridge he goes over.
    >556. Let sleeping dogs lie.
    >557. Let well (enough) alone.
    >558. Liars need good memories.
    >559. Lies have short legs.
    >560. Life is but a span.
    >561. Life is not a bed of roses.
    >562. Life is not all cakes and ale (beer and skittles).
    >563. Like a cat on hot bricks.
    >564. Like a needle in a haystack.
    >565. Like begets like.
    >566. Like cures like.
    >567. Like father, like son.
    >568. Like draws to like.
    >569. Like master, like man.
    >570. Like mother, like daughter.
    >571. Like parents, like children.
    >572. Like priest, like people.
    >573. Like teacher, like pupil.
    >574. Little chips light great fires.
    >575. Little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
    >576.. Little pigeons can carry great messages.
    >577. Little pitchers have long ears.
    >578. Little strokes fell great oaks.
    >579. Little thieves are hanged, but great ones escape.
    >580. Little things amuse little minds.
    >581. Live and learn.
    >582. Live and let live.
    >583. Live not to eat, but eat to live.
    >584. Long absent, soon forgotten.
    >585. Look before you leap.
    >586. Look before you leap, but having leapt never look back.
    >587. Lookers-on see more than players.
    >588. Lord (God, Heaven) helps those (them) who help themselves.
    >589. Lost time is never found again.
    >590. Love cannot be forced.
    >591. Love in a cottage.
    >592. Love is blind, as well as hatred.
    >593. Love me, love my dog.
    >594. Love will creep where it may not go.
    >595. Make haste slowly.
    >596. Make hay while the sun shines.
    >597. Make or mar.
    >598. Man proposes but God disposes.
    >599. Many a fine dish has nothing on it.
    >600. Many a good cow has a bad calf.
    >601. Many a good father has but a bad son.
    >602. Many a little makes a mickle.
    >603. Many a true word is spoken in jest.
    >604. Many hands make light work.
    >605. Many men, many minds.
    >606. Many words hurt more than swords.
    >607. Many words will not fill a bushel.
    >608. Marriages are made in heaven.
    >609. Measure for measure.
    >610. Measure thrice and cut once.
    >611. Men may meet but mountains never.
    >612. Mend or end (end or mend).
    >613. Might goes before right.
    >614. Misfortunes never come alone (singly).
    >615. Misfortunes tell us what fortune is.
    >616. Money begets money.
    >617. Money has no smell.
    >618. Money is a good servant but a bad master.
    >619. Money often unmakes the men who make it.
    >620. Money spent on the brain is never spent in vain.
    >621. More haste, less speed.
    >622. Much ado about nothing.
    >623. Much will have more.
    >624. Muck and money go together.
    >625. Murder will out.
    >626. My house is my castle.
    >627. Name not a rope in his house that was hanged.
    >628. Necessity is the mother of invention.
    >629. Necessity knows no law.
    >630. Neck or nothing.
    >631. Need makes the old wife trot.
    >632. Needs must when the devil drives.
    >633. Neither fish nor flesh.
    >634. Neither here nor there.
    >635. Neither rhyme nor reason.
    >636. Never cackle till your egg is laid.
    >637. Never cast dirt into that fountain of which you have sometime drunk.
    >638. Never do things by halves.
    >639. Never fry a fish till it's caught.
    >640. Never offer to teach fish to swim.
    >641. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do (can be done) today.
    >642. Never quit certainty for hope.
    >643. Never too much of a good thing.
    >644. Never try to prove what nobody doubts.
    >645. Never write what you dare not sign.
    >646. New brooms sweep clean.
    >647. New lords, new laws.
    >648. Nightingales will not sing in a cage.
    >649. No flying from fate.
    >650. No garden without its weeds.
    >651.. No great loss without some small gain.
    >652. No herb will cure love.
    >653. No joy without alloy.
    >654. No living man all things can.
    >655. No longer pipe, no longer dance.
    >656. No man is wise at all times.
    >657. No man loves his fetters, be they made of gold.
    >658. No news (is) good news.
    >659. No pains, no gains.
    >660. No song, no supper.
    >661. No sweet without (some) sweat.
    >662. No wisdom like silence.
    >663. None but the brave deserve the fair.
    >664. None so blind as those who won't see..
    >665. None so deaf as those that won't hear.
    >666. Nothing comes out of the sack but what was in it.
    >667. Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.
    >668. Nothing must be done hastily but killing of fleas.
    >669. Nothing so bad, as not to be good for something.
    >670. Nothing succeeds like success.
    >671. Nothing venture, nothing have.
    >672. Oaks may fall when reeds stand the storm.
    >673. Of two evils choose the least.
    >674. Old birds are not caught with chaff.
    >675. Old friends and old wine are best.
    >676. On Shank's mare.
    >677. Once bitten, twice shy.
    >678. Once is no rule (custom).
    >679. One beats the bush, and another catches the bird.
    >680. One chick keeps a hen busy.
    >681. One drop of poison infects the whole tun of wine.
    >682. One fire drives out another.
    >683. One good turn deserves another.
    >684. One law for the rich, and another for the poor.
    >685. One lie makes many.
    >686. One link broken, the whole chain is broken.
    >687. One man, no man.
    >688. One man's meat is another man's poison.
    >689. One scabby sheep will mar a whole flock.
    >690. One swallow does not make a summer.
    >691. One today is worth two tomorrow.
    >692. Open not your door when the devil knocks.
    >693. Opinions differ.
    >694. Opportunity makes the thief.
    >695. Out of sight, out of mind.
    >696. Out of the frying-pan into the fire.
    >697. Packed like herrings.
    >698. Patience is a plaster for all sores.
    >699. Penny-wise and pound-foolish.
    >700. Pleasure has a sting in its tail.
    >701. Plenty is no plague.
    >702. Politeness costs little (nothing), but yields much.
    >703. Poverty is no sin.
    >704. Poverty is not a shame, but the being ashamed of it is.
    >705. Practise what you preach.
    >706. Praise is not pudding.
    >707. Pride goes before a fall.
    >708. Procrastination is the thief of time.
    >709. Promise is debt.
    >710. Promise little, but do much.
    >711. Prosperity makes friends, and adversity tries them.
    >712. Put not your hand between the bark and the tree.
    >713. Rain at seven, fine at eleven.
    >714. Rats desert a sinking ship.
    >715. Repentance is good, but innocence is better.
    >716. Respect yourself, or no one else will respect you.
    >717. Roll my log and I will roll yours.
    >718. Rome was not built in a day.
    >719. Salt water and absence wash away love.
    >720. Saying and doing are two things.
    >721. Score twice before you cut once.
    >722. Scornful dogs will eat dirty puddings.
    >723. Scratch my back and I'll scratch yours.
    >724. Self done is soon done.
    >725. Self done is well done.
    >726. Self is a bad counsellor.
    >727. Self-praise is no recommendation.
    >728. Set a beggar on horseback and he'll ride to the devil.
    >729. Set a thief to catch a thief.
    >730. Shallow streams make most din.
    >731. Short debts (accounts) make long friends.
    >732. Silence gives consent.
    >733. Since Adam was a boy.
    >734. Sink or swim!
    >735. Six of one and half a dozen of the other.
    >736. Slow and steady wins the race.
    >737. Slow but sure.
    >738. Small rain lays great dust.
    >739. So many countries, so many customs.
    >740. So many men, so many minds.
    >741. Soft fire makes sweet malt.
    >742. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark .
    >743. Soon learnt, soon forgotten.
    >744. Soon ripe, soon rotten.
    >745. Speak (talk) of the devil and he will appear (is sure to appear).
    >746. Speech is silver but silence is gold.
    >747. Standers-by see more than gamesters.
    >748. Still waters run deep.
    >749. Stolen pleasures are sweetest.
    >750. Stretch your arm no further than your sleeve will reach.
    >751. Stretch your legs according to the coverlet.
    >752. Strike while the iron is hot.
    >753. Stuff today and starve tomorrow.
    >754. Success is never blamed.
    >755. Such carpenters, such chips.
    >756. Sweep before your own door.
    >757. Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves.
    >758. Take us as you find us.
    >759. Tarred with the same brush.
    >760. Tastes differ.
    >761. Tell that to the marines.
    >762. That cock won't fight.
    >763. That which one least anticipates soonest comes to pass.
    >764. That's a horse of another colour.
    >765. That's where the shoe pinches!
    >766. The beggar may sing before the thief (before a footpad).
    >767. The best fish smell when they are three days old.
    >768. The best fish swim near the bottom.
    >769. The best is oftentimes the enemy of the good.
    >770. The busiest man finds the most leisure.
    >771. The camel going to seek horns lost his ears.
    >772. The cap fits.
    >773. The cask savours of the first fill.
    >774. The cat shuts its eyes when stealing cream.
    >775. The cat would eat fish and would not wet her paws.
    >776. The chain is no stronger than its weakest link.
    >777. The cobbler should stick to his last.
    >778. The cobbler's wife is the worst shod.
    >779. The darkest hour is that before the dawn.
    >780. The darkest place is under the candlestick.
    >781. The devil is not so black as he is painted.
    >782. The devil knows many things because he is old.
    >783. The devil lurks behind the cross.
    >784. The devil rebuking sin.
    >785. The dogs bark, but the caravan goes on.
    >786. The Dutch have taken Holland !
    >787. The early bird catches the worm.
    >788. The end crowns the work.
    >789. The end justifies the means.
    >790. The evils we bring on ourselves are hardest to bear.
    >791. The exception proves the rule.
    >792. The face is the index of the mind.
    >793.. The falling out of lovers is the renewing of love.
    >794. The fat is in the fire.
    >795. The first blow is half the battle.
    >796. The furthest way about is the nearest way home.
    >797. The game is not worth the candle..
    >798. The heart that once truly loves never forgets.
    >799. The higher the ape goes, the more he shows his tail.
    >800. The last drop makes the cup run over.
    >801. The last straw breaks the camel's back.
    >802. The leopard cannot change its spots.
    >803. The longest day has an end.
    >804. The mill cannot grind with the water that is past.
    >805. The moon does not heed the barking of dogs.
    >806. The more haste, the less speed.
    >807. The more the merrier.
    >808. The morning sun never lasts a day.
    >809. The mountain has brought forth a mouse.
    >810. The nearer the bone, the sweeter the flesh.
    >811. The pitcher goes often to the well but is broken at last.
    >812. The pot calls the kettle black.
    >813. The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
    >814. The receiver is as bad as the thief.
    >815. The remedy is worse than the disease.
    >816. The rotten apple injures its neighbours.
    >817. The scalded dog fears cold water.
    >818. The tailor makes the man.
    >819. The tongue of idle persons is never idle.
    >820. The voice of one man is the voice of no one.
    >821. The way (the road) to hell is paved with good intentions.
    >822. The wind cannot be caught in a net.
    >823. The work shows the workman.
    >824. There are lees to every wine.
    >825. There are more ways to the wood than one.
    >826. There is a place for everything, and everything in its place.
    >827. There is more than one way to kill a cat.
    >828. There is no fire without smoke.
    >829. There is no place like home.
    >830. There is no rose without a thorn.
    >831. There is no rule without an exception.
    >832. There is no smoke without fire.
    >833. There's many a slip 'tween (== between) the cup and the lip.
    >834. There's no use crying over spilt milk.
    >835. They are hand and glove.
    >836. They must hunger in winter that will not work in summer.
    >837. Things past cannot be recalled.
    >838. Think today and speak tomorrow.
    >839. Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones.
    >840. Time and tide wait for no man.
    >841. Time cures all things.
    >842. Time is money.
    >843. Time is the great healer.
    >844. Time works wonders.
    >845. To add fuel (oil) to the fire (flames).
    >846. To angle with a silver hook.
    >847. To be born with a silver spoon in one's mouth.
    >848. To be head over ears in debt.
    >849. To be in one's birthday suit.
    >850. To be up to the ears in love.
    >851. To be wise behind the hand.
    >852. To beat about the bush.
    >853. To beat the air.
    >854. To bring grist to somebody's mill.
    >855. To build a fire under oneself.
    >856. To buy a pig in a poke.
    >857. To call a spade a spade.
    >858. To call off the dogs.
    >859. To carry coals to Newcastle.
    >860. To cast pearls before swine.
    >861. To cast prudence to the winds.
    >862. To come away none the wiser.
    >863. To come off cheap.
    >864. To come off with a whole skin.
    >865. To come off with flying colours.
    >866. To come out dry.
    >867. To come out with clean hands.
    >868. To cook a hare before catching him.
    >869. To cry with one eye and laugh with the other.
    >870. To cut one's throat with a feather.
    >871. To draw (pull) in one's horns.
    >872. To drop a bucket into an empty well.
    >873. To draw water in a sieve.
    >874. To eat the calf in the cow's belly.
    >875. To err is human.
    >876. To fiddle while Rome is burning.
    >877. To fight with one's own shadow.
    >878. To find a mare's nest.
    >879. To fish in troubled waters.
    >880. To fit like a glove.
    >881. To flog a dead horse.
    >882. To get out of bed on the wrong side.
    >883. To give a lark to catch a kite.
    >884. To go for wool and come home shorn.
    >885. To go through fire and water (through thick and thin).
    >886. To have a finger in the pie.
    >887. To have rats in the attic.
    >888. To hit the nail on the head.
    >889. To kick against the pricks.
    >890. To kill two birds with one stone.
    >891. To know everything is to know nothing.
    >892. To know on which side one's bread is buttered.
    >893. To know what's what.
    >894. To lay by for a rainy day.
    >895. To live from hand to mouth.
    >896. To lock the stable-door after the horse is stolen.
    >897. To look for a needle in a haystack.
    >898. To love somebody (something) as the devil loves holy water.
    >899. To make a mountain out of a molehill.
    >900. To make both ends meet.
    >901. To make the cup run over.
    >902. To make (to turn) the air blue.
    >903. To measure another man's foot by one's own last.
    >904. To measure other people's corn by one's own bushel.
    >905. To pay one back in one's own coin.
    >906. To plough the sand.
    >907. To pour water into a sieve.
    >908. To pull the chestnuts out of the fire for somebody.
    >909. To pull the devil by the tail.
    >910. To put a spoke in somebody's wheel.
    >911. To put off till Doomsday.
    >912. To put (set) the cart before the horse.
    >913. To rob one's belly to cover one's back.
    >914. To roll in money.
    >915. To run with the hare and hunt with the hounds.
    >916. To save one's bacon.
    >917. To send (carry) owls to Athens .
    >918. To set the wolf to keep the sheep.
    >919. To stick to somebody like a leech.
    >920. To strain at a gnat and swallow a camel.
    >921. To take counsel of one's pillow.
    >922. To take the bull by the horns.
    >923. To teach the dog to bark.
    >924. To tell tales out of school.
    >925. To throw a stone in one's own garden.
    >926. To throw dust in somebody's eyes.
    >927. To throw straws against the wind.
    >928. To treat somebody with a dose of his own medicine.
    >929. To use a steam-hammer to crack nuts.
    >930. To wash one's dirty linen in public.
    >931. To wear one's heart upon one's sleeve.
    >932. To weep over an onion.
    >933. To work with the left hand.
    >934. Tomorrow come never.
    >935. Too many cooks spoil the broth.
    >936. Too much knowledge makes the head bald.
    >937. Too much of a good thing is good for nothing.
    >938. Too much water drowned the miller .
    >939. Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.
    >940. True blue will never stain.
    >941. True coral needs no painter's brush.
    >942. Truth comes out of the mouths of babes and sucklings.
    >943. Truth is stranger than fiction.
    >944. Truth lies at the bottom of a well.
    >945. Two blacks do not make a white.
    >946. Two heads are better than one.
    >947. Two is company, but three is none.
    >948. Velvet paws hide sharp claws.
    >949. Virtue is its own reward.
    >950. Wait for the cat to jump.
    >951. Walls have ears.
    >952. Wash your dirty linen at home.
    >953. Waste not, want not.
    >954. We know not what is good until we have lost it.
    >955. We never know the value of water till the well is dry.
    >956. We shall see what we shall see.
    >957. We soon believe what we desire.
    >958. Wealth is nothing without health.
    >959. Well begun is half done.
    >960. What can't be cured, must be endured.
    >961. What is bred in the bone will not go out of the flesh.
    >962. What is done by night appears by day.
    >963. What is done cannot be undone.
    >964. What is got over the devil's back is spent under his belly.
    >965. What is lost is lost.
    >966. What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
    >967. What is worth doing at alt is worth doing well.
    >968. What must be, must be.
    >969. What the heart thinks the tongue speaks.
    >970. What we do willingly is easy.
    >971. When angry, count a hundred.
    >972. When at Rome, do as the Romans do.
    >973. When children stand quiet, they have done some harm.
    >974. When flatterers meet, the devil goes to dinner.
    >975. When guns speak it is too late to argue.
    >976. When pigs fly.
    >977. When Queen Anne was alive.
    >978. When the cat is away, the mice will play.
    >979. When the devil is blind.
    >980. When the fox preaches, take care of your geese.
    >981. When the pinch comes, you remember the old shoe.
    >982. When three know it, alt know it.
    >983. When wine is in wit is out.
    >984. Where there's a will, there's a way.
    >985. While the grass grows the horse starves.
    >986. While there is life there is hope.
    >987. Who breaks, pays.
    >988. Who has never tasted bitter, knows not what is sweet.
    >989. Who keeps company with the wolf, will learn to howl.
    >990. Wise after the event.
    >991. With time and patience the leaf of the mulberry becomes satin.
    >992. Words pay no debts.
    >993. You can take a horse to the water but you cannot make him drink.
    >994. You cannot eat your cake and have it.
    >995. You cannot flay the same ox twice.
    >996. You cannot judge a tree by it bark.
    >997. You cannot teach old dogs new tricks.
    >998. You cannot wash charcoal white.
    >999. You made your bed, now lie in it.
    >1000. Zeal without knowledge is a runaway horse.
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