American Proverbs

Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy.

Good weight and measure, are heaven’s treasure.

If you desire many things, many things will be seem but a few.

Pride is said to be the last vice the good man gets clear of.

Wishes won’t wash dishes.

A dose of adversity is often as needful as a dose of medicine.

Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face.

Necessity never made a good bargain.

Here today, gone tomorrow.

Variety is the spice of life.

From little acorns mighty oaks do grow.

Hope is a good breakfast, but a poor supper.

The forest is the poor man’s overcoat.

Don’t cry over spilt milk.

Ignorance is a form of environmental pollution.

Don’t use a lot where a little will do.

He that lives on hope will die fasting.

You have to kiss a lot of toads before you find a handsome prince.

A dog is a man’s best friend.

Close, but no cigar.

Feed a cold, starve a fever.

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

Make love, not war.

Time heals all wounds.

Each day provides its own gifts.

He that marries for money will earn it.

Opportunities, like eggs, come one at a time.

You cannot unscramble eggs.

Don’t judge a book by its cover.

Never be content with your lot. Try for a lot more.

Practice what you preach.

The cemeteries are filled with people who thought the world couldn’t get along without them.

Calm weather in June, sets the corn in tune.

Once bitten, twice shy.

Take the bitter with the sweet.

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