PROVERBS

 

 

 

 

A bad husband cannot be a good man.

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

A child is better unborn than untaught.

A glutton lives to eat; a wise man eats to live.

A good friend never offends.

A great city, a great solitude.

A horse hired, never tired.

A human soul without education is like marble in the quarry.

A little bird wants but a little nest.

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

A man knows his companion on a long journey and in a little inn.

A man without money is a bow without an arrow.

A manís house is his castle.

A reconciled friend is a double enemy.

A thief passes for a gentleman when stealing has made him rich.

Advice must be timely, to be of service.

After dinner, sit awhile; after supper, walk a mile.

After melon, wine is a felon.

All is not butter that comes from the cow.

All is not gold that glitters.

All is wrong that has begun improperly.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

An ass laden with gold overtakes everything.

Art has an enemy called ignorance.

As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.

Beauty is potent, but money is omnipotent.

Beauty provokes thieves sooner than gold.

Better is small fish than empty dish.

Better late than never.

Birds of a feather flock together.

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

Charity begins at home.

Clear autumn, windy winter.

Cut your coat according to your cloth.

Do good, and then do it again.

Do not dwell in a city whose governor is a physician.

Dogs that bark at a distance never bite.

Dry bread at home is better than roast meat abroad.

Early to bed and early to rise/Makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

East and West, home is best.

Eggs of an hour, fish of ten, bread of a day, wine of a year.

Every bird likes its own nest.

Every man has his price.

Extreme justice is often extreme injustice.

First come, first served.

Fools build houses, and wise men live in them.

Fresh fish and strangers smell in three days.

Friendship increases in visiting friends, but more in visiting them seldom.

God sent meat and devil send cooks.

Gold is the sovereign of all sovereigns.

Good clothes open all doors.

Good health is above wealthy.

Good wife makes a good husband.

Have a place for everything, and everything in its place.

He is not a wise man who cannot play the fool on occasion.

He that has no silver in his purse, should have silver in his tongue.

He that plants trees loves others besides himself.

He, that prays harm for his neighbour, begs a curse upon himself.

He who laughs last laughs best.

Home is not merely four walls/Home is where affection calls.

Honesty is the best policy.

Honour thy father and thy mother.

Hope is a good breakfast but a bad supper.

Hunger finds no fault with the cookery.

Hunger is the best sauce.

If you sing before breakfast, youíll cry before night.

In the end, the things will send.

Jack of all trades, master of none.

Keep to your place, and your place will keep you.

Knowledge is no burden.

Laziness is mother of all vices.

Learning makes a good man better, and an ill man worse.

Little is better than nothing.

Meat and cloth make the man.

Men are not to be measured by inches.

Men make houses, women make homes.

Money, like manure, does no good till it is spread.

More haste, less speed.

More roads than one lead to Rome.

Mother-in-law and daughter-in-law are a tempest and a hail storm.

Nature, time and patience are the three great physicians.

Necessity is the mother of invention.

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.

Never write what you dare not sign.

No bees, no honey; no work no money.

Nothing that comes from the cow is lost.

Observation is the best teacher.

One father is better than a hundred school-masters.

Opportunity makes the thief.

Out of the sight, out of mind.

Pardon is the most glorious revenge.

Patience and perseverance are the parents of success.

Plant the bean when the moon is light, plant potatoes when the moon is dark.

Poetry delights the young, philosophy interests the old.

Politeness costs nothing.

Punctuality is the soul of the business.

Rome was not built in one day.

Slow and sure.

Still waters run deep.

Strike while the iron is hot.

The eye is the mirror of the soul.

The house shows the owner.

The more laws, the more offenders.

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

The rule in gardening, we must not forget,/To sow when itís dry, and to plant when itís wet.

They are right who thing so.

They that have no other meat/Bread-and-butter are glad to eat.

Thinking to please every one we satisfy no one.

Three women make a market, four a fair.

Time and tide wait for no man.

Time is money.

Tomorrow never comes.

Too many cooks spoil the broth.

Walls have ears.

Water dropping day by day, wears the hardest rock away.

Water, fire and soldiers quickly make room.

We are never too old to learn.

We learn to read by reading.

When fortune is lost, nothing is lost;/When health is lost, something is lost;/When honour is lost, everything is lost.

When friends meet hearts warm.

 

 

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