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Monday, May 23, 2011

English Proverbs And Sayings Part 3


v    If there were no clouds, we should not enjoy the sun.
v    If things were to be done twice all would be wise.
v    If we can't as we would, we must do as we can.
v    If wishes were horses, beggars might ride.
v    If you agree to carry the calf, they'll make you carry the cow.
v    If you cannot bite, never show your teeth.
v    If you cannot have the best, make the best of what you have.
v    If you dance you must pay the fiddler.
v    If you laugh before breakfast you'll cry before supper.
v    If you run after two hares, you will catch neither.
v    If you sell the cow, you sell her milk too.
v    If you throw mud enough, some of it will stick.
v    If you try to please all you will please none.
v    If you want a thing well done, do it yourself.
v    Ill-gotten gains never prosper.
v    Ill-gotten, ill-spent.
v    In every beginning think of the end.
v    In for a penny, in for a pound.
v    In the country of the blind one eyed man is a king.
v    In the end things will mend.
v    In the evening one may praise the day.
v    Iron hand (fist) in a velvet glove.
v    It is a good horse that never stumbles.
v    It is a long lane that has no turning.
v    It is a poor mouse that has only one hole.
v    It is an ill bird that fouls its own nest.
v    It is an ill wind that blows nobody good.
v    It is a silly fish, that is caught twice with the same bait.
v    It is easy to swim if another hoids up your chin (head).
v    It is enough to make a cat laugh.
v    It is good fishing in troubled waters.
v    It is never too late to learn.
v    It is no use crying over spilt milk.
v    It is the first step that costs.
v    It never rains but it pours.
v    It's as broad as it's long.
v    It's no use pumping a dry well.
v    It's one thing to flourish and another to fight.
v    It takes all sorts to make a world.
v    Jackdaw in peacock's feathers.
v    Jest with an ass and he will flap you in the face with his tail.
v    Judge not of men and things at first sight.
v    Just as the twig is bent, the tree is inclined.
v    Keep a thing seven years and you will find a use for it.
v    Keep your mouth shut and your ears open.
v    Keep your mouth shut and your eyes open.
v    Last, but not least.
v    Laws catch flies, but let hornets go free.
v    Learn to creep before you leap.
v    Learn to say before you sing.
v    Learn wisdom by the follies of others.
v    Least said, soonest mended.
v    Leaves without figs.
v    Let bygones be bygones.
v    Let every man praise the bridge he goes over.
v    Let sleeping dogs lie.
v    Let well (enough) alone.
v    Liars need good memories.
v    Lies have short legs.
v    Life is but a span.
v    Life is not a bed of roses.
v    Life is not all cakes and ale (beer and skittles).
v    Like a cat on hot bricks.
v    Like a needle in a haystack.
v    Like begets like.
v    Like cures like.
v    Like father, like son.
v    Like draws to like.
v    Like master, like man.
v    Like mother, like daughter.
v    Like parents, like children.
v    Like priest, like people.
v    Like teacher, like pupil.
v    Little chips light great fires.
v    Little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
v    Little pigeons can carry great messages.
v    Little pitchers have long ears.
v    Little strokes fell great oaks.
v    Little thieves are hanged, but great ones escape.
v    Little things amuse little minds.
v    Live and learn.
v    Live and let live.
v    Live not to eat, but eat to live.
v    Long absent, soon forgotten.
v    Look before you leap.
v    Look before you leap, but having leapt never look back.
v    Looker son see more than players.
v    Lord (God, Heaven) helps those (them) who help themselves.
v    Lost time is never found again.
v    Love cannot be forced.
v    Love in a cottage.
v    Love is blind, as well as hatred.
v    Love me, love my dog.
v    Love will creep where it may not go.
v    Make haste slowly.
v    Make hay while the sun shines.
v    Make or mar.
v    Man proposes but God disposes.
v    Many a fine dish has nothing on it.
v    Many a good cow has a bad calf.
v    Many a good father has but a bad son.
v    Many a little makes a mickle.
v    Many a true word is spoken in jest.
v    Many hands make light work.
v    Many men, many minds.
v    Many words hurt more than swords.
v    Many words will not fill a bushel.
v    Marriages are made in heaven.
v    Measure for measure.
v    Measure thrice and cut once.
v    Men may meet but mountains never.
v    Mend or end (end or mend).
v    Might goes before right.
v    Misfortunes never come alone (singly).
v    Misfortunes tell us what fortune is.
v    Money begets money.
v    Money has no smell.
v    Money is a good servant but a bad master.
v    Money often unmakes the men who make it.
v    Money spent on the brain is never spent in vain.
v    More haste, less speed.
v    Much ado about nothing.
v    Much will have more.
v    Muck and money go together.
v    Murder will out.
v    My house is my castle.
v    Name not a rope in his house that was hanged.
v    Necessity is the mother of invention.
v    Necessity knows no law.
v    Neck or nothing.
v    Need makes the old wife trot.
v    Needs must when the devil drives.
v    Neither fish nor flesh.
v    Neither here nor there.
v    Neither rhyme nor reason.
v    Never cackle till your egg is laid.
v    Never cast dirt into that fountain of which you have sometime drunk.
v    Never do things by halves.
v    Never fry a fish till it's caught.
v    Never offer to teach fish to swim.
v    Never put off till tomorrow what you can do (can be done) today.
v    Never quit certainty for hope.
v    Never too much of a good thing.
v    Never try to prove what nobody doubts.

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