English Proverbs

Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched.

Many hands make light work.

A bad penny always turns up.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

Actions speak louder than words.

You are never to old to learn.

A picture is worth a thousand words.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Grasp no more than thy hand will hold.

Never judge by appearances

A good beginning makes a good ending.

Birds of a feather flock together

Half a loaf is better than no bread

If a job is worth doing it is worth doing well.

There is none so blind as those who will not see

The early bird catches the worm

Honesty is the best policy

Into every life a little rain must fall.

Beauty is only skin deep

Don’t cross a bridge until you come to it

Let bygones be bygones

A stumble may prevent a fall.

Speak the truth and shame the devil.

Slow but sure.

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

All that glitters is not gold.

The grass is always greener on the other side.

To every thing there is a season.

As you sow, so shall you reap.

Two wrongs don’t make a right.

Better late than never.

One cannot make an omelet without breaking eggs.

Practice makes perfect.

There is no time like the present.

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.

You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.

There is no place like home.

Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.

A bicycle can’t stand on its own because it’s two-tired.

If you want to judge a man’s character, give him power.

If wishes were horses beggars might ride.

A stitch in time saves nine.

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me.

Life is what you make it.

A man is as old as he feels himself to be.

It’s a blessing in disguise.

Everyone must row with the oars he has.

Least said is soonest mended.

All good things come to he who waits.

A trouble shared is a trouble halved.

Where there’s a will there’s a way.

You never know what you can do until you try.

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.

Success has many fathers, while failure is an orphan.

One of these days is none of these days.

Elbow grease is the best polish.

Proportion your expenses to what you have, not what you expect.

Don’t try to run before you can walk.

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.

All happiness is in the mind.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

It’s never too late to mend.

Patience wears away stones.

Cheaters never win and winners never cheat.

Knock on wood.

A good example is the best sermon.

Some men go through a forest and see no firewood.

Do not be in a hurry to tie what you cannot untie.

In for a penny, in for a pound.

Slow and steady wins the race.

Don’t cross your bridges before you get to them.

Lose an hour in the morning and you’ll be running after it all day.

Action is the proper fruit of knowledge.

All good things come to those who wait.

A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.




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