Proverbs

I’ve been collecting proverbs for years and figured I’d put my collection online for others to use as they wish. I’m adding country, language and or ethnic origins over time so the list will be updated with that information. Enjoy these proverbs, use the comment form to share any you don’t find here.

More on proverbs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proverb

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
– Japanese Proverb

If triangles had a God, He’d have three sides.
– Yiddish proverb

The difficult we do immediately. The impossible takes a little longer.
– American Proverb (U.S. Army Corp of Engineers)

Molasses catches more flies than vinegar.
– Italian Proverb

Examine what is said, not him who speaks.
– Arab Proverb

All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.
– American Proverb (Benjamin Franklin)

Experience is a comb that nature gives us when we are bald.
– Belgian Proverb

Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend’s forehead.
– Chinese Proverb

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
– Chinese Proverb (Lao Tzu)

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
– Chinese Proverb

If thine enemy wrong thee, buy each of his children a drum.
– Chinese Proverb

If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
– Chinese Proverb

When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.
– American Proverb (Billy Graham)

Too clever is dumb.
– American Proverb (Ogden Nash)

Charity sees the need, not the cause.
– German Proverb

Do not insult the mother alligator until after you have crossed the river.
– Haitian Proverb

A dog is a dog unless he is facing you; then he is Mr. Dog.
– Haitian Proverb

When an elephant is in trouble even a frog will kick him.
– Hindu Proverb

The believer is happy; the doubter is wise.
– Hungarian Proverb

Call on God, but row away from the rocks.
– Indian Proverb

It is better to be a coward for a minute than dead for the rest of your life.
– Irish Proverb

Love kills time. Time kills love.
– Proverb

Bed is the poor man’s opera.
– Italian Proverb

The reverse side also has a reverse side.
– Japanese Proverb

To teach is to learn.
– Japanese Proverb

Knowledge without wisdom is a load of books on the back of an ass.
– Japanese Proverb

God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.
– Jewish Proverb

Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp’s nest.
– Indian Proverb (Malabar)

No one can say of his house, “There is no trouble here.”
– Chinese Proverb

When the cat and mouse agree, the grocer is ruined.
– Persian Proverb

To speak kindly does not hurt the tongue.
– Proverb

Confucius say too much.
– Proverb

When money speaks, the truth keeps silent.
– Russian Proverb

To know and to act are one and the same.
– Proverb

Better bend than break.
– Proverb

They talk of my drinking but never my thirst.
– Proverb

Before I judge my neighbor, let me walk a mile in his moccasins.
– Proverb

Since we cannot get what we like, let us like what we can get.
– Proverb

Live with wolves, and you learn to howl.
– Proverb

Worry gives a small thing a big shadow.
– Proverb

When the flag is unfurled, all reason is in the trumpet.
– Proverb

Don’t talk unless you can improve the silence.
– Proverb

Charm is more than beauty.
– Proverb

If the rich could hire people to die for them, the poor could make a wonderful living.
– Proverb

With money in your pocket, you are wise and you are handsome and you sing well too.
– Proverb

The girl who can’t dance says the band can’t play.
– Proverb

If God lived on Earth, people would knock out all His windows.
– Proverb

Vice rules where gold reigns.
– Proverb

If you wish to know what a man is, place him in authority.
– Proverb

When you seek it, you cannot find it.
– Proverb

Zen is like looking for the spectacles that are sitting on your nose.
– Proverb

Before the first step is taken the goal is reached.
– Proverb

Long absent soon forgotten.
– Proverb

The absent are always in the wrong.
– Proverb

Accidents will happen.
– Proverb

If you accommodate others, you will be accommodating yourself.
– Proverb

The accomplice is as bad as the thief.
– Proverb

Accomplishment of purpose is better than making a profit.
– Proverb

The worst ache is the present ache.
– Proverb

Sharp acids corrode their own containers.
– Proverb

Every one is responsible for his own actions.
– Proverb

Adversity and loss make a man wise.
– Proverb

Adversity is easier borne than prosperity forgot.
– Proverb

A wife’s advice is not worth much, but woe to the husband who refuses to take it.
– Proverb

Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
– Proverb

Advice once was worth a camel; now that it is free of charge, no one takes it.
– Proverb

Advice that ain’t paid for ain’t no good.
– Proverb

Advice to a fool goes in one ear and out the other.
– Proverb

He who builds according to every man’s advice will have a crooked house.
– Proverb

Nothing is so liberally given as advice.
– Proverb

No one is wise enough to advise himself.
– Proverb

Be always a little afraid so that you never have need of being much afraid.
– Proverb

The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.
– Proverb

The afterthought is good, but forethought is better.
– Proverb

An agreement is a kind of debt.
– Proverb

Ale in, wit out.
– Proverb

Plenty know good ale, but don’t know much after that.
– Proverb

An American will go to hell for a bag of coffee.
– Proverb

Animals have long tongues but can’t speak; men have short tongues and shouldn’t speak.
– Proverb

If one has nothing to answer, it is best to shut up.
– Proverb

To every answer you can find a new question.
– Proverb

Many ants kill a camel.
– Proverb

To be prepared is to have no anxiety.
– Proverb

An ape, a priest, and a louse, are three devils in one house.
– Proverb

It is difficult to satisfy one’s appetite by painting pictures of cakes.
– Proverb

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
– Proverb

Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.
– Proverb

One rotten apple spoils the other.
– Proverb

One armpit cannot hold two watermelons.
– Proverb

It is a great art to laugh at your own misfortune.
– Proverb

Practice not your art, and it will soon depart.
– Proverb

The art is not in making money, but in keeping it.
– Proverb

An artist lives everywhere.
– Proverb

Ask too much to get enough.
– Proverb

He who is ashamed of asking is ashamed of learning.
– Proverb

Better ride an ass that carries me than a horse that throws me.
– Proverb

Attitudes don’t prove anything.
– Proverb

At an auction keep your mouth shut.
– Proverb

Like author like book.
– Proverb

The axe attacks the forest from whence it got its own handle.
– Proverb

If you don’t grease the axle you won’t be able to travel.
– Proverb

Bad is a bad servant, but worse is being without him.
– Proverb

Bad is never good until worse happens.
– Proverb

What is bad for one is good for another.
– Proverb

If you eat your bagel, you’ll have nothing in your pocket but the hole.
– Proverb

A little bait catches a large fish.
– Proverb

Be not a baker if your head be of butter.
– Proverb

The balance distinguishes not between gold and lead.
– Proverb

Banks have no heart.
– Proverb

The bad barber leaves neither hair nor skin.
– Proverb

He that goes barefoot must not plant thorns.
– Proverb

A bargain is a bargain.
– Proverb

On a good bargain, think twice.
– Proverb

Bargain like a gypsy and pay like a gentleman.
– Proverb

His bark is worse than his bite.
– Proverb

Great barkers are no biters.
– Proverb

He who is well prepared has half won the battle.
– Proverb

Don’t sell the bearskin before the bear is dead.
– Proverb

What was hard to bear is sweet to remember.
– Proverb

A man without a beard is like a loaf that has no crust.
– Proverb

It’s good to learn to barber on someone else’s beard.
– Proverb

Beauty and folly are often companions.
– Proverb

Beauty is a very fine thing, but you can’t live on it.
– Proverb

Beauty is but skin deep.
– Proverb

Beauty is potent but money is omnipotent.
– Proverb

The beauty of a loan is repayment.
– Proverb

As you make your bed, so will you sleep in it.
– Proverb

He who goes to bed hungry dreams of pancakes.
– Proverb

Go to bed with the lamb and rise with the lark.
– Proverb

Too much bed makes a dull head.
– Proverb

They who drink beer think beer.
– Proverb

He who begins much, finishes little.
– Proverb

To begin is to be half done.
– Proverb

Believe not all you hear.
– Proverb

A good bell is heard far, a bad one still farther.
– Proverb

A full belly makes a heavy head.
– Proverb

An empty belly is the best cook.
– Proverb

Better belly burst than good drink lost.
– Proverb

Better bend than break.
– Proverb

Better the best of the worst than the worst of the best.
– Proverb

The early bird catches the worm.
– Proverb

Better a friend’s bite than an enemy’s caress.
– Proverb

The blind are quick at hearing; the deaf are quick at sight.
– Proverb

He who gets blister from the hoe handle will not die of hunger.
– Proverb

As the block, so the chip.
– Proverb

Blood is thicker than water.
– Proverb

Human blood is all of a color.
– Proverb

There is no getting blood from a turnip.
– Proverb

You can’t get blood out of a stone.
– Proverb

What blossoms beautifully, withers fast.
– Proverb

A blow passes on, a spoken word lingers on.
– Proverb

Better a blow from a wise man than a kiss from a fool.
– Proverb

It takes two blows to make a battle.
– Proverb

Great boast, little roast.
– Proverb

Boasting begins where wisdom stops.
– Proverb

A living body is a dying body.
– Proverb

Better a sick body than an ignorant mind.
– Proverb

To bow the body is easy; to bow the will is hard.
– Proverb

A boil is fine as long as it’s under someone else’s arm.
– Proverb

Boldness is royal power without a crown.
– Proverb

The nearer the bone the sweeter the flesh.
– Proverb

There is no bone in the tongue, but it often broke a man’s head.
– Proverb

A book gives knowledge, but it is life that gives understanding.
– Proverb

A load of books does not equal one good teacher.
– Proverb

Books are preserved minds.
– Proverb

Better be born happy than pretty.
– Proverb

Better be born lucky than rich.
– Proverb

We are born crying, live complaining, and die disappointed.
– Proverb

Borrow causes sorrow.
– Proverb

He who is quick at borrowing is slow in paying.
– Proverb

The boss is always right.
– Proverb

Do not wade where you see no bottom.
– Proverb

Start from the bottom to reach the top.
– Proverb

Full bowels make empty brains.
– Proverb

A boy knows not fire till it burns him.
– Proverb

A lazy boy and a warm bed are difficult to part.
– Proverb

Boys will be boys.
– Proverb

They brag most that can do least.
– Proverb

All the brains are not in one head.
– Proverb

Everyone thinks he has more than his share of brains.
– Proverb

Idle brains are the devil’s workshop.
– Proverb

There are many witty men who’s brains can’t fill their bellies.
– Proverb

When brains are needed, brawn won’t help.
– Proverb

Who has no brain needs brawn.
– Proverb

Do not break the branch you climbed.
– Proverb

Some have been thought brave, because they were afraid to run away.
– Proverb

A piece of bread in one’s pocket is better than a feather in one’s hat.
– Proverb

Better bread with water than cake with trouble.
– Proverb

Bread is the staff of life, but beer’s life itself.
– Proverb

Buttered bread always falls dry side up.
– Proverb

However bad the bread, it is better than cattle dung.
– Proverb

It is the bread that keeps one warm, not the fur.
– Proverb

Without bread and wine even love will pine.
– Proverb

He who has bad breath cannot smell it.
– Proverb

Brevity is the soul of wit.
– Proverb

Too many bricklayers make a lopsided house.
– Proverb

If you destroy a bridge, be sure you can swim.
– Proverb

Never cross a bridge till you come to it.
– Proverb

A bridle for the tongue is a necessary piece of furniture.
– Proverb

You cannot be a broom and remain clean.
– Proverb

With your brother eat and drink, but have no business.
– Proverb

Every bubble bursts.
– Proverb

Don’t throw away the old bucket until you know the new one holds water.
– Proverb

Buds will be roses, and kittens, cats.
– Proverb

The best way to put an end to the bugs is to set fire to the bed.
– Proverb

What you build easily will fall quickly.
– Proverb

Don’t help a bull out of a ditch, for when he’s out he’ll butt.
– Proverb

It is better to be a bull for a year than a cow for a hundred years.
– Proverb

It isn’t quite the same thing to comment on the bull ring and to be in the bull ring.
– Proverb

Half a bun in the hand is better than a whole bun in the shop.
– Proverb

Another man’s burden is always light.
– Proverb

Pray that you may not be a burden to your children.
– Proverb

Nothing is so burdensome as a secret.
– Proverb

When the burial day is at your door, you do not pick and choose your grave diggers.
– Proverb

Business is business.
– Proverb

Everybody’s business is nobody’s business.
– Proverb

Let everyone mind his own business, and the cows will be well tended.
– Proverb

To establish a business is easy; to maintain it, difficult.
– Proverb

Some are very busy and yet do nothing.
– Proverb

Butter is gold in the morning, silver at noon, and lead at night.
– Proverb

Where there is butter there are flies.
– Proverb

You cannot sew buttons on your neighbor’s mouth.
– Proverb

Better buy than borrow.
– Proverb

Buy what you do not need, soon you will sell what you need.
– Proverb

Whether you buy or not, you can always barter a little.
– Proverb

Let bygones be bygones.
– Proverb

One can get sick of cake, but never of bread.
– Proverb

Small and great, we all boil in the same cauldron.
– Proverb

The terrible calligrapher is choosy about his brushes.
– Proverb

The camel wants one thing and the camel driver wants another.
– Proverb

You don’t water a camel with a spoon.
– Proverb

A noisy can is empty.
– Proverb

Talk of camps, but stay home.
– Proverb

A candle lights others and consumes itself.
– Proverb

No candle is wanted to look for a fool.
– Proverb

What one cannot, another can.
– Proverb

All cantors are fools, but not all fools are cantors.
– Proverb

A wise captain carries more ballast than sail.
– Proverb

Too many captains will sink the ship.
– Proverb

Life’s caravan never turns back.
– Proverb

A pack of cards is the devil’s prayer book.
– Proverb

When everyone takes care of himself, care is taken of all.
– Proverb

If you are going to do something carelessly, it would be better to give it up entirely.
– Proverb

One gets a caress for a pinch and the other for a caress gets a slap!
– Proverb

The worse the carpenter, the more the chips.
– Proverb

You can’t carry what you can’t lift.
– Proverb

An old cart well used may last out a new one abused.
– Proverb

When the cart breaks down, advisers are plentiful.
– Proverb

A bashful cat makes a proud mouse.
– Proverb

A cat is a lion to mouse.
– Proverb

A cat pent up becomes a lion.
– Proverb

A scalded cat is afraid even of cold water.
– Proverb

He that denies the cat skimmed milk must give the mouse cream.
– Proverb

He that will play with cats must expect to be scratched.
– Proverb

If stretching were wealth the cat would be rich.
– Proverb

Send not a cat for lard.
– Proverb

The cat likes fish but she doesn’t want to wet her paws.
– Proverb

When cat and mouse agree, the farmer has no chance.
– Proverb

When the cat’s away the mice will play.
– Proverb

Young cats will mouse, young apes will louse.
– Proverb

Catching before spanking is the rule.
– Proverb

If you grease a cause well it will stretch.
– Proverb

Caution is born of unpleasant experience.
– Proverb

Caution is the parent of delicate beer glasses.
– Proverb

He who does not take chances cannot expect to be rich.
– Proverb

He who trusts all things to chance makes a lottery out of his life.
– Proverb

A change of work is as good as a rest.
– Proverb

Let it be worse, as long as it’s a change.
– Proverb

A man’s character reaches town before his person.
– Proverb

May your charity increase as much as your wealth.
– Proverb

Charm is better than beauty.
– Proverb

He that chases another does not sit still himself.
– Proverb

Two cheats make an even bargain.
– Proverb

He that cheats in small things is a fool; but in great things is a rogue.
– Proverb

It is fair and just to cheat the cheater.
– Proverb

A child, a drunkard, and a fool tell the truth.
– Proverb

A child is a certain worry and an uncertain joy.
– Proverb

A child is like a precious stone, but also a heavy burden.
– Proverb

An old child sucks hard.
– Proverb

Better the child should cry than the father.
– Proverb

If you’re a child at twenty, you’re an ass at twenty-one.
– Proverb

The child of a snake is also a snake.
– Proverb

There’s only one pretty child in the world and every mother has it.
– Proverb

When you show the moon to a child, it only sees your finger.
– Proverb

It is easier to build two chimneys, than to maintain one.
– Proverb

Chips never fly too far from the block.
– Proverb

No choice is also a choice.
– Proverb

Small circumstances produce great events.
– Proverb

The citizen is at his business before he rises.
– Proverb

Cleanliness is next to godliness.
– Proverb

The greatest clerks are not the wisest men.
– Proverb

Uphill one climbs slowly; downhill one rolls fast.
– Proverb

Measure your cloth seven times, you can cut it but once.
– Proverb

Abroad we look at a man’s clothes; at home we look at the man.
– Proverb

Clothes make the man.
– Proverb

With clothes the new are best; with friends the old are best.
– Proverb

You may change the clothes, you cannot change the man.
– Proverb

Every cloud has a silver lining.
– Proverb

The cobbler is always without boots.
– Proverb

A coconut shell full of water is an ocean to an ant.
– Proverb

Better five coins in hand than ten in prospect.
– Proverb

When coins rattle, philosophers are silent.
– Proverb

First come, first served.
– Proverb

Who comes last shuts the door.
– Proverb

Who comes seldom is welcome.
– Proverb

It is poor comfort for one who has broken his leg that another has broken his neck.
– Proverb

Rate your commodities at home, but sell them abroad.
– Proverb

Communities begin by building their kitchen.
– Proverb

Everybody’s companion is nobody’s friend.
– Proverb

Choose your company before you drink.
– Proverb

Choose your company before you sit down.
– Proverb

Company’s good if you are going to be hanged.
– Proverb

Two’s company, three’s a crowd.
– Proverb

He who complains much does little.
– Proverb

A bad compromise is better than a good lawsuit.
– Proverb

Confidence begets confidence.
– Proverb

A clear conscience is a good pillow.
– Proverb

No one makes contracts with God.
– Proverb

Too many cooks spoil the broth.
– Proverb

You can’t grow corn on the ceiling.
– Proverb

It costs nothing to look.
– Proverb

Better inside a cottage than outside a castle.
– Proverb

Nothing seems expensive on credit.
– Proverb

He who drinks on credit gets doubly drunk.
– Proverb

Creditors have better memories than debtors.
– Proverb

To be a critic is easier than to be an author.
– Proverb

What can’t be cured must be endured.
– Proverb

Curses come home to roost.
– Proverb

Once is no custom.
– Proverb

When you enter a village, observe its customs.
– Proverb

Don’t cut without measuring.
– Proverb

As the dance so the music.
– Proverb

If you dance you must pay the fiddler.
– Proverb

The willing dancer is easily played to.
– Proverb

To the bad dancer even the hem of her skirt will be in the way.
– Proverb

A danger foreseen is half avoided.
– Proverb

Daughters and rotten fish should not be kept long.
– Proverb

Who the daughter would win, with the mother must begin.
– Proverb

A day in prison is longer than a thousand years at large.
– Proverb

To learn what is good, a thousand days are not sufficient; to learn what is evil, an hour is too long.
– Proverb

Let the dead rest.
– Proverb

The dead are soon forgotten.
– Proverb

Death answers before it is asked.
– Proverb

Death is concise like a good proverb.
– Proverb

We do not even get death free of charge, for it costs us our life.
– Proverb

Better to go to bed without supper than to live with debts.
– Proverb

A good deed bears interest.
– Proverb

Deeds are fruits, words are but leaves.
– Proverb

The best defense is offense.
– Proverb

Better a friendly denial than an unwilling compliance.
– Proverb

Don’t depend upon others–do it yourself.
– Proverb

First deserve and then desire.
– Proverb

If you have the desire, distance doesn’t matter.
– Proverb

He that desires but little has no need of much.
– Proverb

There is nothing that cannot be achieved by firm determination.
– Proverb

To him who is determined it remains only to act.
– Proverb

The devil is the root of all evil.
– Proverb

In the ant’s house the dew is a flood.
– Proverb

The best cast at dice is not to play.
– Proverb

It’s never too late to die or get married.
– Proverb

To die is easy; to live is hard.
– Proverb

Settle one difficulty and you keep a hundred others away.
– Proverb

After dinner sit awhile; after supper walk a mile.
– Proverb

Cast no dirt into the well that has given you water.
– Proverb

Better to do nothing than to make something into nothing.
– Proverb

Do it well that you may do it not twice.
– Proverb

He that does what he will does not what he ought.
– Proverb

If you can’t do as you wish, do as you can.
– Proverb

If you’re going to do something wrong, enjoy it!
– Proverb

It is easier to know how to do a thing than to do it.
– Proverb

Those who do little expect the most.
– Proverb

A clever doctor never treats himself.
– Proverb

Better no doctor at all than three.
– Proverb

No one becomes a good doctor before he has filled a churchyard.
– Proverb

The doctor demands his fees whether he has killed the illness or the patient.
– Proverb

When everybody is doing well the doctor is miserable.
– Proverb

A dog has nothing to do, and no time to rest.
– Proverb

A dog that barks too often leads the wolf to the sheep.
– Proverb

A dog with a bone knows no friend.
– Dutch Proverb

Keep a dog for three days and he will not forget your kindness, but three years kindness shown to a cat is forgotten in three days.
– Japanese Proverb

Doing is better than saying.
– Proverb

In doing we learn.
– Proverb

Whatever is worth doing is worth doing well.
– Proverb

A dollar saved is as good as a dollar earned.
– Proverb

What’s done can’t be undone.
– Proverb

A donkey is a donkey though it may carry the Sultan’s treasure.
– Proverb

You can recognize a donkey by his long ears, a fool by his long tongue.
– Proverb

Lock your door rather than suspect your neighbor.
– Proverb

The door of success is marked “push” and “pull.”
– Proverb

The door to evil doing is wide, but the return gate is narrow.
– Proverb

When you open a door, do not forget to close it, and treat your mouth the same way.
– Proverb

So much dough, so many buns.
– Proverb

A dream which has not been interpreted is like a letter unread.
– Proverb

Drink in, wit out.
– Proverb

If you drink you die, if you don’t drink you die, so it is better to drink.
– Proverb

When two say you’re drunk, it’s best to go to sleep.
– Proverb

Dung is no saint, but where it falls it works miracles.
– Proverb

He is eagle-eyed in other men’s matters, but as blind as a buzzard in his own.
– Proverb

It is the ear that troubles the mouth.
– Proverb

The ears don’t hear what the mouth utters.
– Proverb

Better early than late.
– Proverb

First earn, then eat.
– Proverb

The earth produces all things and receives all again.
– Proverb

Eat at pleasure, drink by measure.
– Proverb

Eat to live, not live to eat.
– Proverb

The echo knows all languages.
– Proverb

It is easy to go from economy to extravagance; it is hard to go from extravagance to economy.
– Proverb

Education is life, not books.
– Proverb

No one who is following an elephant has to knock the dew off the grass.
– Proverb

The embrace at meeting is better than that at parting.
– Proverb

A wise enemy is better than an unwise friend.
– Proverb

Enough is better than too much.
– Proverb

Enough is enough.
– Proverb

More than enough is too much.
– Proverb

To err is human.
– Proverb

Everything goes to him who does not want it.
– Proverb

Evil follows good, good follows evil.
– Proverb

A good example is the best sermon.
– Proverb

Anything in excess is unhealthy.
– Proverb

A bad excuse is better than none.
– Proverb

Since excuses were invented, no one is ever in the wrong.
– Proverb

He is wise who learns at another’s expense.
– Proverb

Experience is better than knowledge.
– Proverb

Experience is the best teacher.
– Proverb

Experience is the father of wisdom, and memory the mother.
– Proverb

Experience without learning is better than learning without experience.
– Proverb

To hear it told is not equal to experience.
– Proverb

Two eyes see better than one.
– Proverb

A pretty face and fine clothes do not make character.
– Proverb

The face tells the secret.
– Proverb

Facts are facts.
– Proverb

Facts are stranger than fiction.
– Proverb

Facts speak for themselves.
– Proverb

Facts speak louder than words.
– Proverb

Failure teaches you more than success.
– Proverb

Faith can move mountains.
– Proverb

The bigger they are the harder they fall.
– Proverb

The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
– Proverb

To fall is easy; to get up is difficult.
– Proverb

Fame is a magnifying glass.
– Proverb

Familiarity breeds contempt.
– Proverb

If familiarity were useful, water would not cook fish.
– Proverb

Fancy requires much, necessity but little.
– Proverb

What’s in fashion will be out of fashion.
– Proverb

It is easy to preach fasting with a full belly.
– Proverb

On the tip of the tongue lies the fate of the entire world.
– Proverb

One man’s fate is another man’s lesson.
– Proverb

Father earns and son spends.
– Proverb

Like father, like son.
– Proverb

By concealing one fault another may arise.
– Proverb

Don’t find fault with what you don’t understand.
– Proverb

Faults are thick where love is thin.
– Proverb

The first faults are theirs that commit them, the second theirs that permit them.
– Proverb

A fault-finder complains even that the bride is too pretty.
– Proverb

For the smallest favor you become a debtor.
– Proverb

Have no recollection of favors given; do not forget benefits conferred.
– Proverb

Don’t kick a fellow when he’s down.
– Proverb

The fellow who has ten faults sneers at others for having one.
– Proverb

A fence lasts three years, a dog lasts three fences, a horse three dogs, and a man three horses.
– Proverb

Build a fence even between intimate friends.
– Proverb

Fences have ears.
– Proverb

Good fences make good neighbors.
– Proverb

If you invest in a fever you will realize a disease.
– Proverb

Take care of your field, and your field will take care of you.
– Proverb

He that fights and runs away may live to fight another day.
– Proverb

Figures can’t lie.
– Proverb

So much finery, so much poverty.
– Proverb

As a fire is kindled by bellows, so is anger by words.
– Proverb

Fire in the heart sends smoke into the head.
– Proverb

A fish begins to stink at the head.
– Proverb

Flattery is sweet food for those who can swallow it.
– Proverb

Flattery listens well, but remembers little.
– Proverb

The fatter the flea, the leaner the dog.
– Proverb

A fair flower springs out of a dunghill.
– Proverb

You raise flowers for a year; you see them for but ten days.
– Proverb

Into a closed mouth no fly will enter.
– Proverb

If you must fly, fly well.
– Proverb

Idle folks take the most pains.
– Proverb

Young folks will be young folks.
– Proverb

A good follower makes a good leader.
– Proverb

Folly grows without watering.
– Proverb

Trying to outsmart everybody is the greatest folly.
– Proverb

The biggest folly of the fool is that he thinks he is smart.
– Proverb

Food without hospitality is medicine.
– Proverb

The food is cooked in a pot and the plate gets the honor.
– Proverb

A fool and his goods are soon parted; a wise man and his poverty always remain united.
– Proverb

A fool, if he holds his tongue, passes for wise.
– Proverb

A fool makes his doctor his heir.
– Proverb

A fool makes two trips where a wise man makes none.
– Proverb

A fool remains a fool.
– Proverb

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
– Proverb

Fools live poor to die rich.
– Proverb

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
– Proverb

Forbid a fool a thing, and that he will do.
– Proverb

The least foolish is wise.
– Proverb

There is great force hidden in a sweet command.
– Proverb

The foreigner attaches a handle to an egg.
– Proverb

He is lucky who forgets what cannot be mended.
– Proverb

Forgiven is not forgotten.
– Proverb

If fortune calls, offer him a seat.
– Proverb

Fractures well cured make us more strong.
– Proverb

A friend is not known until he is lost.
– Proverb

When the guest is in most favor, he will do well to leave.
– Proverb

With a good guest, you are happy when he arrives; with a bad one, when he leaves.
– Proverb

Habit becomes one’s nature.
– Proverb

Long on hair, short on brains.
– Proverb

Many hands make light work.
– Proverb

Many kiss the hand they wish cut off.
– Proverb

The hands soon forget what the mouth promises.
– Proverb

The right hand itches to get money, the left hand to spend it.
– Proverb

A handsaw is a good thing, but not to shave with.
– Proverb

There is no hanging a man for his thoughts.
– Proverb

Nothing happens for nothing.
– Proverb

What happens once may happen again.
– Proverb

All happiness is in the mind.
– Proverb

Haste makes waste.
– Proverb

Make haste slowly.
– Proverb

A go-between needs a thousand pairs of sandals.
– Proverb

Gold brings gold, lack of gold a headache.
– Proverb

Today gold, tomorrow dust.
– Proverb

Better good and a little rather than bad and a lot of it.
– Proverb

Do good and then do it again.
– Proverb

When you have something good, you ought not look for something better.
– Proverb

Gossip needs no carriage.
– Proverb

Government is best which governs least.
– Proverb

A grain of caution is worth a pound of medicine.
– Proverb

Grain by grain, a loaf; stone upon stone, a palace.
– Proverb

He that grasps at too much holds nothing fast.
– Proverb

Where everyone goes, the grass never grows.
– Proverb

He who eats when he is full digs his grave with his teeth.
– Proverb

Grief and joy are a revolving wheel.
– Proverb

New grief awakens the old.
– Proverb

Without bending, there is no growth.
– Proverb

A frequent guest becomes a burden.
– Proverb

Guests should not forget to go home.
– Proverb

Seven days is the length of a guest’s life.
– Proverb

If you believe in gambling, in the end you will sell your house.
– Proverb

He who looks on knows more of the game than he who plays.
– Proverb

The best game of dice is the one not played at all.
– Proverb

Garlic makes a man wink, drink, and stink.
– Proverb

One generation opens the road upon which another generation travels.
– Proverb

One generation plants the trees under whose cool shade another generation takes its ease.
– Proverb

Some think they are giants when they sit on the hump of a camel.
– Proverb

Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.
– Proverb

Girls will be girls.
– Proverb

It is easier to watch over one hundred fleas than one young girl.
– Proverb

Better give than take.
– Proverb

Give a little and you gain a lot.
– Proverb

If you continually give you will continually have.
– Proverb

No one is so liberal as he who has nothing to give.
– Proverb

Let the giver be silent and the receiver speak.
– Proverb

If you can’t go over, go under.
– Proverb

One never goes so far as when one doesn’t know where one is going.
– Proverb

To go yourself is better than to send others; to do it yourself is better than to call upon others.
– Proverb

Everyone fears a goat from in front, a horse from the rear, and a fool on every side.
– Proverb

Friendship, like mud, breaks when it dries up.
– Proverb

Nothing so good as forbidden fruit.
– Proverb

Shake not the tree when the fruit is falling by itself.
– Proverb

When you eat a fruit, think of the man who planted the tree.
– Proverb

Learn the future by looking at things past.
– Proverb

No gains without pains.
– Proverb

One man’s gain is another’s loss.
– Proverb

Sometimes the best gain is to lose.
– Proverb

The slow gait of the tortoise takes him far.
– Proverb

Good friends are better than pocket money.
– Proverb

He who is a friend of the forest cannot be an enemy of the tree.
– Proverb

If you have had enough of your friend, grant him a loan.
– Proverb

If you have one true friend, you have more than your share.
– Proverb

It is difficult to win a friend in a year; it is easy to offend one in an hour.
– Proverb

Many a friend was lost through a joke, but none has ever been gained so.
– Proverb

One should go invited to a friend in good fortune and uninvited in misfortune.
– Proverb

Real friends will share even a strawberry.
– Proverb

Speak well of your friend, of your enemy say nothing.
– Proverb

The friend that can be bought is not worth buying.
– Proverb

Choose your friends like your books, few but choice.
– Proverb

Friends in prosperous times are many but in adversity you won’t find one.
– Proverb

You can’t make a hat out of a pig’s tail.
– Proverb

If you have, hold on to it; if you know, be silent; if you can, do!
– Proverb

Many have too much, but none have enough.
– Proverb

What one has, one doesn’t want; and what one wants, one cannot have.
– Proverb

Having is better than wanting.
– Proverb

Make your hay before the fine weather leaves you.
– Proverb

A cool head and warm feet are the cause of long life.
– Proverb

A good head does not want for hats.
– Proverb

A wise head keeps a shut mouth.
– Proverb

All heads have hair, but not all have brains.
– Proverb

Better be a chicken’s head than an ox’s rump.
– Proverb

Better two heads than one, better one head than a hundred.
– Proverb

Do not enter where your head cannot pass through comfortably.
– Proverb

Let not the tongue utter what the head may have to pay for.
– Proverb

Two heads are better than one.
– Proverb

There is many a good head under an old hat.
– Proverb

Where there is no head, woe to the feet.
– Proverb

Health comes before making a livelihood.
– Proverb

Health is better than wealth.
– Proverb

The more you heap, the worse you cheap.
– Proverb

Hear twice before you speak once.
– Proverb

After a good cry, your heart is lighter.
– Proverb

Hearts communicate with each other.
– Proverb

Hearts may agree though heads differ.
– Proverb

When the heart is full, the eyes overflow.
– Proverb

Many heirs make small portions.
– Proverb

Hell is not so bad as the way to it.
– Proverb

Hell is paved with good intentions.
– Proverb

There is no hell like a troubled conscience.
– Proverb

There’s always plenty of help when it’s not wanted.
– Proverb

The herb that can’t be got is the one that brings relief.
– Proverb

The real hero doesn’t tell that he is one.
– Proverb

A hint hits harder than the truth.
– Proverb

A hint is about as good as a kick to some people.
– Proverb

He’s not worth hiring, who talks of tiring.
– Proverb

If you saw what the hog ate, you would never eat hog meat.
– Proverb

Don’t dig a hole for someone else, you’ll only fall into it yourself.
– Proverb

Go home when the table is set and to church when the service is almost over.
– Proverb

Home is where the heart is.
– Proverb

Honesty is the best policy.
– Proverb

Better deserve honor and not have it than have it and not deserve it.
– Proverb

Hope for miracles but don’t rely on one.
– Proverb

Hope for the best and prepare for the worst.
– Proverb

After the horse has been stolen, the stable door is locked.
– Proverb

You may take a horse to the water, but you can’t make him drink.
– Proverb

Soon hot soon cold.
– Proverb

An hour in the morning before breakfast is worth two all the rest of the day.
– Proverb

An hour of pain is as long as a day of pleasure.
– Proverb

An hour of play discovers more than a year of conversation.
– Proverb

Lose an hour in the morning and you’ll be all day hunting for it.
– Proverb

It is no time to play chess when the house is on fire.
– Proverb

The house that is built after every man’s advice seldom gets a roof.
– Proverb

Travel east or travel west, a man’s own house is still the best.
– Proverb

When you sweep the house you find everything.
– Proverb

Large household, thin soup.
– Proverb

When hunger slips in through the door, love flies out through the window.
– Proverb

The hunter pursuing the deer sees not the mountain.
– Proverb

When the hunter comes from the bush carrying mushrooms, he is not asked for news of his hunting.
– Proverb

Dress slowly when you are in a hurry.
– Proverb

When in a hurry make a detour.
– Proverb

One does not give a hyena meat to look after.
– Proverb

You do not know who is your friend or who is your enemy until the ice breaks.
– Proverb

Idleness is the devil’s workshop.
– Proverb

Idleness makes the wit rust.
– Proverb

Ignorance is an illness for which there is no medicine.
– Proverb

Ignorance is the mother of devotion.
– Proverb

An imaginary illness is worse than a real one.
– Proverb

Illness comes in a coach and goes away through the eye of a needle.
– Proverb

When you are busy you have no illness.
– Proverb

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
– Proverb

A lost inch of gold may be found; a lost inch of time, never.
– Proverb

An inch in an hour is a foot a day.
– Proverb

When industry goes out of the door, poverty comes in at the window.
– Proverb

He that courts injury will obtain it.
– Proverb

Better suffer injustice than commit it.
– Proverb

Woman’s instinct is often truer than man’s reasoning.
– Proverb

Instruction in old age is like engraving in dung.
– Proverb

Instruction in youth is like engraving in stones.
– Proverb

Insult gives birth to insult.
– Proverb

Where you need intellect, strength will not do.
– Proverb

Intelligence consists in recognizing opportunity.
– Proverb

Strike while the iron is hot.
– Proverb

He who has many irons in the fire will let some of them burn.
– Proverb

He that would jest must take a jest, else to let it alone were best.
– Proverb

Said in jest, meant in earnest.
– Proverb

The worst jests are those that are true.
– Proverb

When the jest is at its best, it will be well to let it rest.
– Proverb

It is ill jesting with edged tools.
– Proverb

A joke never gains over an enemy, but often loses a friend.
– Proverb

If there are no jokes, there is no joy.
– Proverb

There is no worse joke than a true one.
– Proverb

It is better to live in joy than die in sorrow.
– Proverb

The drunken man’s joy is often the sober man’s sorrow.
– Proverb

For good judgment ask old persons.
– Proverb

He has a good judgment that relies not wholly on his own.
– Proverb

There is judgment in all things.
– Proverb

Everyone prizes justice but shuts the door when it comes.
– Proverb

Justice, like oil, will come to the surface, however deeply you have sunk it.
– Proverb

Justice often leans to the side where the purse pulls.
– Proverb

There is justice in the world, but it is blind.
– Proverb

A dog’s kennel is not the place to keep a sausage.
– Proverb

Everyone is kin to the rich man.
– Proverb

Drinking kindness is drunken friendship.
– Proverb

Kindness is not just for the sake of others.
– Proverb

A good king is better than an old law.
– Proverb

A kiss must last long to be enjoyed.
– Proverb

Frequent kisses end in a baby.
– Proverb

Kisses are first, and cusses come later.
– Proverb

Kisses are the messengers of love.
– Proverb

All that is said in the kitchen should not be heard in the parlor.
– Proverb

An empty knapsack is heavier to carry than a full one.
– Proverb

Do not go between the knife and the sheath.
– Proverb

The same knife cuts bread and fingers.
– Proverb

Who has no knife may not eat pineapples.
– Proverb

All that is known is not told.
– Proverb

He that knows little often repeats it.
– Proverb

He who knows nothing knows enough, if he knows how to be silent.
– Proverb

Know thyself.
– Proverb

If you don’t want anyone to know it, don’t do it.
– Proverb

Not to know is bad, not to wish to know is worse.
– Proverb

The more you know the less you will sleep.
– Proverb

To know is easier than to do.
– Proverb

You never know what you can do till you try.
– Proverb

Knowledge and timber shouldn’t be much used until they are seasoned.
– Proverb

Knowledge is power.
– Proverb

When knowledge is least the will is strongest.
– Proverb

As the labor, so the pay.
– Proverb

Labor has a bitter root, but a sweet taste.
– Proverb

Past labor is pleasant.
– Proverb

He who would climb the ladder must begin at the bottom.
– Proverb

To the big-mouthed, a ladle is a spoon.
– Proverb

Light your lamp before night overtakes you.
– Proverb

Better poor on land than rich at sea.
– Proverb

No land without stones, or meat without bones.
– Proverb

A landmark is very well placed between the fields of two brothers.
– Proverb

As long as the language lives the nation is not dead.
– Proverb

Wherever you go, speak the language of that place.
– Proverb

Who knows the language is at home everywhere.
– Proverb

A broken latch lasts longer than a good one.
– Proverb

A little too late is much too late.
– Proverb

Better late than never.
– Proverb

It is too late to call again yesterday.
– Proverb

Even for bad luck one needs luck.
– Proverb

A good lather is half the shave.
– Proverb

Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone.
– Proverb

As fast as laws are devised, their evasion is contrived.
– Proverb

Law is a spider’s web; big flies break through, but little ones are caught.
– Proverb

Law makers should not be law breakers.
– Proverb

Win your lawsuit and lose your money.
– Proverb

He who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client.
– Proverb

Lawyers and painters can soon change white to black.
– Proverb

Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.
– Proverb

Good leading makes good following.
– Proverb

A little leak will sink a great ship.
– Proverb

Never too late to learn.
– Proverb

We learn by teaching.
– Proverb

Learning cannot be inherited.
– Proverb

Learning is better than goods.
– Proverb

Learning is the eye of the mind.
– Proverb

There is no short cut to learning.
– Proverb

Lend never that thing you need most.
– Proverb

Lending should be done with witnesses, giving without witnesses.
– Proverb

Lentils without onions are like a dance without music.
– Proverb

A liar can go around the world but cannot come back.
– Proverb

A liar is not believed when he speaks truth.
– Proverb

A liar must have a good memory.
– Proverb

A liar tells his story so often that he gets to believe it himself.
– Proverb

Every liar has another liar as a witness.
– Proverb

Lean liberty is better than fat slavery.
– Proverb

He who can lick can bite.
– Proverb

If there is a lid that does not fit, there is a lid that does.
– Proverb

A lie is plump in private but lean in public.
– Proverb

A lie you must not tell; the truth you don’t have to tell.
– Proverb

Better a lie that heals than a truth that wounds.
– Proverb

One lie is a lie, two are lies, but three is politics!
– Proverb

Who tells a lie to save his credit, wipes his nose on his sleeve to save his napkin.
– Proverb

With lies you will go far, but not back again.
– Proverb

Lie, but don’t overdo it.
– Proverb

All of life is a struggle.
– Proverb

Life has its ups and downs.
– Proverb

Life is the biggest bargain–we get it for nothing.
– Proverb

If not for light there would be no shadow.
– Proverb

When the lights go out, the mice begin to dance.
– Proverb

Where there is lightning, there is thunder.
– Proverb

When one has not what one likes, one must like what one has.
– Proverb

There is a silver lining to every cloud.
– Proverb

Let sleeping dogs lie.
– English Proverb

Pour in liquor and draw out the secret.
– Proverb

Live and let live.
– Proverb

Living well is the best revenge.
– Proverb

The loaf in another’s hand is always bigger.
– Proverb

Long is not forever.
– Proverb

Looks are one thing, the facts are another.
– Proverb

Look before you leap.
– Proverb

All is not lost that is delayed.
– Proverb

All is fair in love and war.
– Proverb

Love blinds.
– Proverb

Love is sweet, but it’s nice to have bread with it.
– Proverb

Love makes time pass away, and time makes love pass away.
– Proverb

When passionately in love, one becomes stupid.
– Proverb

Love me, love my dog.
– Proverb

Love to live, and live to love.
– Proverb

An ounce of luck is worth more than a pound of gold.
– Proverb

For good luck, sleep and wait.
– Proverb

If good luck comes, who doesn’t? If good luck does not come, who does?
– Proverb

Luck will turn.
– Proverb

When ill luck falls asleep, let nobody wake her.
– Proverb

With luck, everything is possible.
– Proverb

A dead man pays no debts.
– Proverb

A guilty man is always self-conscious.
– Proverb

A man can do more than he can.
– Proverb

A man cannot be hanged for thinking.
– Proverb

A man does not live a hundred years, yet he worries enough for a thousand.
– Proverb

A man is attractive when he is not your husband.
– Proverb

A man should stay alive if only out of curiosity.
– Proverb

A poor man buys what he can afford; a rich man what he wants.
– Proverb

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
– Proverb

A wise man knows what he says, a fools says what he knows.
– Proverb

Better to lose with a wise man, than to win with a fool.
– Proverb

Every man has his burden.
– Proverb

Every man is blind to his own faults.
– Proverb

Get the coffin ready and the man won’t die.
– Proverb

If a clever man is angry, his wisdom quits him.
– Proverb

If you suspect a man, don’t employ him; if you employ a man, don’t suspect him.
– Proverb

In sleep man doesn’t sin, but his dreams do.
– Proverb

Man is what he is, but not what he used to be.
– Proverb

Man thinks and God laughs.
– Proverb

One man tells a falsehood, a hundred repeat it as true.
– Proverb

The man destined to happiness need not be in a hurry.
– Proverb

The man who eavesdrops hears himself discussed.
– Proverb

What a sober man thinks, a drunkard speaks.
– Proverb

When a wise man talks to a fool, two fools are talking.
– Proverb

Manure is the farmer’s gold.
– Proverb

Marriage and cooking call for forethought.
– Proverb

Marriage is the tomb of love.
– Proverb

The best part of marriage is from the day of engagement to the wedding.
– Proverb

Marry in haste and be sorry at your leisure.
– Proverb

The masses are asses.
– Proverb

Early maturity, early senility.
– Proverb

A good maxim is never out of season.
– Proverb

Live according to your means.
– Proverb

There is no such thing as tasty medicine.
– Proverb

Dead men bite not.
– Proverb

If all men pulled in one direction the world would topple over.
– Proverb

Men are willing to believe that which they most desire.
– Proverb

Men trip not on mountains, they stumble over stones.
– Proverb

Rich men are often lean and poor men fat.
– Proverb

Careless merchant, future beggar.
– Proverb

Might is not right.
– Proverb

Every mile is two in winter.
– Proverb

When the mill grinds, flour; when the tongue grinds, trouble.
– Proverb

A concentrated mind will pierce a rock.
– Proverb

Bearing in mind yourself, weigh others.
– Proverb

Take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves.
– Proverb

Don’t depend on miracles.
– Proverb

In the mirror everybody sees his best friend.
– Proverb

The bitterest misfortune can be covered up with a smile.
– Proverb

Mistakes will happen.
– Proverb

Mistrust is the mother of safety.
– Proverb

Misunderstandings are best prevented by pen and ink.
– Proverb

If you mix around, you learn quite a bit.
– Proverb

If a little money does not go out, great money will not come in.
– Proverb

It’s easier to earn money than to keep it.
– Proverb

Money is power.
– Proverb

Money is round; it rolls away from you.
– Proverb

Money, like dung, does not good till it’s spread.
– Proverb

Money talks.
– Proverb

To have money is a good thing; to have a say over the money is even better.
– Proverb

When you have money, think of the time when you had none.
– Proverb

The more the merrier.
– Proverb

Every mother thinks her child is beautiful.
– Proverb

There is but one good mother-in-law and she is dead.
– Proverb

The mouth is easy to open but difficult to close.
– Proverb

Much would have more.
– Proverb

When one must, one can.
– Proverb

Mutton is meat for a glutton.
– Proverb

A name doesn’t harm a man if a man doesn’t harm the name.
– Proverb

Human nature is the same all over the world.
– Proverb

Nature is nature.
– Proverb

Necessity is the mother of invention.
– Proverb

Love your neighbor, but don’t pull down the fence.
– Proverb

Bad news has wings.
– Proverb

No news is good news.
– Proverb

He that has a great nose thinks everybody is speaking of it.
– Proverb

Nothing is perfect.
– Proverb

Great oaks from little acorns grow.
– Proverb

Every obstacle is for the best.
– Proverb

The ocean cannot be emptied with a can.
– Proverb

Odds will beat anybody.
– Proverb

The older the wiser.
– Proverb

Opportunity only knocks once.
– Proverb

No pains, no gains.
– Proverb

Paper and brush may kill a man; you don’t need a knife.
– Proverb

Paris was not built in a day.
– Proverb

Hot passion cools easily.
– Proverb

The best passion is compassion.
– Proverb

Where there is patience, everything is possible.
– Proverb

He that cannot pay, let him pray.
– Proverb

In peace do not forget war.
– Proverb

A pen often reaches further than a sword.
– Proverb

A penny saved is a penny earned.
– Proverb

Every penny counts.
– Proverb

People may get tireder by standing still than by going on.
– Proverb

Some people are born lucky.
– Proverb

Where people love you, go rarely; where you are hated, go not at all.
– Proverb

A picture is worth a thousand words.
– Proverb

The picture of a rice cake does not satisfy hunger.
– Proverb

Someone else’s piece is always sweeter.
– Proverb

The best pilots are ashore.
– Proverb

Pinch yourself to find out how much it hurts others.
– Proverb

A pint is a pound the world over.
– Proverb

If you dig a pit for someone else, you fall into it yourself.
– Proverb

That place seems good where we are not.
– Proverb

There’s no place like home.
– Proverb

Everyone takes his pleasure where he finds it.
– Proverb

Politics makes strange bedfellows.
– Proverb

When poor, liberal, when rich, stingy.
– Proverb

It’s not the position that makes the man, but the man the position.
– Proverb

A watched pot never boils.
– Proverb

Potters never fail to praise their pots, the more so when they are cracked.
– Proverb

Do not look for poverty, it will find you.
– Proverb

Practice makes perfect.
– Proverb

Practice is better than a teacher.
– Proverb

Practice what you preach.
– Proverb

He preaches well that lives well.
– Proverb

A present looks for a present.
– Proverb

Pretty is as pretty does.
– Proverb

There is no prison like a guilty conscience.
– Proverb

Take a profit from your loss.
– Proverb

Promises make debts, and debts make promises.
– Proverb

The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
– Proverb

There is no proverb without a grain of truth.
– Proverb

Provide for the worst, the best will save itself.
– Proverb

If you’re at odds with your rabbi, make peace with your bartender.
– Proverb

Love your relations, but live not near them.
– Proverb

Never mind the remorse; don’t commit the sin.
– Proverb

If you repeat often enough that you’re right, you will discover you’re wrong.
– Proverb

Resolve lasts three days.
– Proverb

We give to the rich and take from the poor.
– Proverb

Fast ripe, fast rotten.
– Proverb

Nothing risked, nothing gained.
– Proverb

Rome was not built in a day.
– Proverb

When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
– Proverb

A great sage is often taken for a great fool.
– Proverb

Sooner said than done.
– Proverb

What’s said can’t be unsaid.
– Proverb

The saloonkeeper loves the drunkard, but he wouldn’t give him his daughter in marriage.
– Proverb

You mustn’t pour salt on a wound.
– Proverb

Sap runs best after a sharp frost.
– Proverb

Saying is one thing, doing another.
– Proverb

The scorpion stings him who helps it out of the fire.
– Proverb

The good seaman is known in bad weather.
– Proverb

Wine in, secret out.
– Proverb

Seldom seen, soon forgotten.
– Proverb

Seeing is believing.
– Proverb

He that seeks, finds.
– Proverb

Share and share alike.
– Proverb

If the shoe fits, wear it.
– Proverb

The show is over.
– Proverb

April showers bring May flowers.
– Proverb

Out of sight, out of mind.
– Proverb

Dignified silence is better than dignified speech.
– Proverb

Silence is golden.
– Proverb

Sleep is the best doctor.
– Proverb

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
– Proverb

Something is better than nothing.
– Proverb

Better too soon, than too late.
– Proverb

One cannot make soup out of beauty.
– Proverb

As you sow, so you will reap.
– Proverb

It is impossible to spoil what never was good.
– Proverb

A good start wins the race.
– Proverb

A stitch in time saves nine.
– Proverb

The more you stir, the worse it will stink.
– Proverb

When the stomach is empty, so is the brain.
– Proverb

A rolling stone gathers no moss.
– Proverb

Different strokes for different folks.
– Proverb

Nothing succeeds like success.
– Proverb

Success is its own reward.
– Proverb

Talk is cheap, but it takes money to buy whiskey.
– Proverb

Great talkers are not great doers.
– Proverb

If you keep on talking you will end up saying what you didn’t intend to say.
– Proverb

Taxes are taxes.
– Proverb

You can’t put “thank you” in your pocket.
– Proverb

Petty thieves are hanged; big thieves are pardoned.
– Proverb

All things have an end.
– Proverb

Think before you speak, and look before you leap.
– Proverb

Second thoughts are best.
– Proverb

Any time is no time.
– Proverb

No time like the present.
– Proverb

Lost time is never found again.
– Proverb

There is always a first time.
– Proverb

Time is like an arrow.
– Proverb

Time waits for no man.
– Proverb

Time works wonders.
– Proverb

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
– Proverb

When a toothache comes, you forget your headache.
– Proverb

A trade is a trade.
– Proverb

Don’t climb a tree to look for fish.
– Proverb

A trick is clever only once.
– Proverb

A half truth is a whole lie.
– Proverb

The truth has many faces.
– Proverb

Give someone nuts and he will throw the shells at you.
– Proverb

Vinegar is the son of wine.
– Proverb

It is not with an axe that the violin is played.
– Proverb

Two voices cannot enter one ear.
– Proverb

Before you walk you have to creep.
– Proverb

Walls have ears.
– Proverb

Still waters run deep.
– Proverb

The best wealth is health.
– Proverb

The best weapon is education.
– Proverb

Better to wear out than rust out.
– Proverb

Sail when the weather is fair; you do not know what the morrow will bring.
– Proverb

Some are weatherwise, some are otherwise.
– Proverb

All is well that ends well.
– Proverb

You can’t whistle and drink at the same time.
– Proverb

Where there’s a will there’s a way.
– Proverb

When the wine goes in, the wit goes out.
– Proverb

Wood warms a man twice.
– Proverb

While the word is still in your mouth, you are a lord; once you utter it, you are a fool.
– Proverb

Words must be weighed and not counted.
– Proverb

The world is big, its troubles still bigger.
– Proverb

The world was not made in a day.
– Proverb

Worms eat you up when dead, and worries eat you up when alive.
– Proverb

Two wrongs will not make one right.
– Proverb

Lost years are worse than lost dollars.
– Proverb

Youth and white paper take any impression.
– Proverb

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