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Monday, May 23, 2011

English Proverbs And Sayings Part 1


v    A bad beginning makes a bad ending.
v    A bad corn promise is better than a good lawsuit.
v    A bad workman quarrels with his tools.
v    A bargain is a bargain.
v    A beggar can never be bankrupt.
v    A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
v    A bird may be known by its song.
v    A black hen lays a white egg.
v    A blind leader of the blind.
v    A blind man would be glad to see.
v    A broken friendship may be soldered, but will never be sound.
v    A burden of one's own choice is not felt.
v    A burnt child dreads the fire.
v    A cat in gloves catches no mice.
v    A city that parleys is half gotten.
v    A civil denial is better than a rude grant.
v    A clean fast is better than a dirty breakfast.
v    A clean hand wants no washing.
v    A clear conscience laughs at false accusations.
v    A close mouth catches no flies.
v    A cock is valiant on his own dunghill.
v    A cracked bell can never sound well.
v    A creaking door hangs long on its hinges.
v    A curst cow has short horns.
v    A danger foreseen is half avoided.
v    A drop in the bucket.
v    A drowning man will catch at a straw.
v    A fair face may hide a foul heart.
v    A fault confessed is half redressed.
v    A fly in the ointment.
v    A fool always rushes to the fore.
v    A fool and his money are soon parted.
v    A fool at forty is a fool indeed.
v    A fool may ask more questions in an hour than a wise man can answer in seven years.
v    A fool may throw a stone into a well which a hundred wise men cannot pull out.
v    A fool's tongue runs before his wit.
v    A forced kindness deserves no thanks.
v    A foul morn may turn to a fair day.
v    A fox is not taken twice in the same snare.
v    A friend in need is a friend indeed.
v    A friend is never known till needed.
v    A friend to all is a friend to none.
v    A friend's frown is better than a foe's smile.
v    A good anvil does not fear the hammer.
v    A good beginning is half the battle.
v    A good beginning makes a good ending.
v    A good deed is never lost.
v    A good dog deserves a good bone.
v    A good example is the best sermon.
v    A good face is a letter of recommendation.
v    A good Jack makes a good Jill.
v    A good marksman may miss.
v    A good name is better than riches.
v    A good name is sooner lost than won.
v    A good name keeps its luster in the dark.
v    A good wife makes a good husband.
v    A great dowry is a bed full of brambles.
v    A great fortune is a great slavery.
v    A great ship asks deep waters.
v    A guilty conscience needs no accuser.
v    A hard nut to crack.
v    A heavy purse makes a light heart.
v    A hedge between keeps friendship green.
v    A honey tongue, a heart of gall.
v    A hungry belly has no ears.
v    A hungry man is an angry man.
v    A Jack of all trades is master of none.
v    A Joke never gains an enemy but often loses a friend.
v    A lawyer never goes to law himself.
v    A lazy sheep thinks its wool heavy.
v    A liar is not believed when he speaks the truth.
v    A lie begets a lie.
v    A light purse is a heavy curse.
v    A light purse makes a heavy heart.
v    A little body often harbours a great soul.
v    A little fire is quickly trodden out.
v    A man can die but once.
v    A man can do no more than he can.
v    A man is known by the company he keeps.
v    A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds.
v    A miserly father makes a prodigal son.
v    A miss is as good as a mile.
v    A new broom sweeps clean.
v    A nod from a lord is a breakfast for a fool.
v    A penny saved is a penny gained.
v    A penny soul never came to two pence.
v    A quiet conscience sleeps in thunder.
v    A rolling stone gathers no moss.
v    A round peg in a square hole.
v    A shy cat makes a proud mouse.
v    A silent fool is counted wise.
v    A small leak will sink a great ship.
v    A soft answer turns away wrath.
v    A sound mind in a sound body.
v    A stitch in time saves nine.
v    A storm in a teacup.
v    A tattler is worse than a thief.
v    A thief knows a thief as a wolf knows a wolf.
v    A thief passes for a gentleman when stealing has made him rich.
v    A threatened blow is seldom given.
v    A tree is known by its fruit.
v    A wager is a fool's argument.
v    A watched pot never boils.
v    A wise man changes his mind, a fool never will.
v    A wolf in sheep's clothing.
v    A wonder lasts but nine days.
v    A word is enough to the wise.
v    A word spoken is past recalling.
v    Actions speak louder than words.
v    Adversity is a great schoolmaster.
v    Adversity makes strange bedfellows.
v    After a storm comes a calm.
v    After dinner comes the reckoning.
v    After dinner sit (sleep) a while, after supper walk a mile.
v    After rain comes fair weather.
v    After us the deluge.
v    Agues come on horseback, but go away on foot.
v    All are good lasses, but whence come the bad wives?
v    All are not friends that speak us fair.
v    All are not hunters that blow the horn.
v    All are not merry that dance lightly.
v    All are not saints that go to church.
v    All asses wag their ears.
v    All bread is not baked in one oven.
v    All cats are grey in the dark (in the night).
v    All covet, all lose.
v    All doors open to courtesy.
v    All is fish that comes to his net.
v    All is not lost that is in peril.
v    All is well that ends well.
v    All lay load on the willing horse.
v    All men can't be first.
v    All men can't be masters.
v    All promises are either broken or kept.
v    All roads lead to Rome.
v    All sugar and honey.
v    All that glitters is not gold.
v    All things are difficult before they are easy.
v    All truths are not to be told.
v    All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
v    "Almost" never killed a fly (was never hanged).
v    Among the blind the one eyed man is king.
v    An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
v    An ass in a lion's skin.
v    An ass is but an ass, though laden with gold.
v    An ass loaded with gold climbs to the top of the castle.
v    An empty hand is no lure for a hawk.
v    An empty sack cannot stand upright.
v    An empty vessel gives a greater sound than a full barrel.
v    An evil chance seldom comes alone.
v    An honest tale speeds best, being plainly told.
v    An hour in the morning is worth two in the evening.
v    An idle brain is the devil's workshop.
v    An ill wound is cured, not an ill name.
v    An oak is not felled at one stroke.
v    An old dog barks not in vain.
v    An open door may tempt a saint.
v    An ounce of discretion is worth a pound of learning.
v    An ox is taken by the horns and a man by the tongue.
v    An unfortunate man would be drowned in a teacup.
v    Anger and haste hinder good counsel.
v    Any port in a storm.
v    Appearances are deceitful.
v    Appetite comes with eating.
v    As drunk as a lord.
v    As innocent as a babe unborn.
v    As like as an apple to an oyster.
v    As like as two peas.
v    As old as the hills.
v    As plain as the nose on a man's face.
v    As plain as two and two make four.
v    As snug as a bug in a rug .

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