v Plenty is no plague.
v Politeness costs little (nothing), but yields much.
v Poverty is no sin.
v Poverty is not a shame, but the being ashamed of it is.
v Practise what you preach.
v Praise is not pudding.
v Pride goes before a fall.
v Procrastination is the thief of time.
v Promise is debt.
v Prosperity makes friends, and adversity tries them.
v Put not your hand between the bark and the tree.
v Rain at seven, fine at eleven.
v Rats desert a sinking ship.
v Repentance is good, but innocence is better.
v Respect yourself, or no one else will respect you.
v Roll my log and I will roll yours.
v Rome was not built in a day.
v Salt water and absence wash away love.
v Saying and doing are two things.
v Score twice before you cut once.
v Scornful dogs will eat dirty puddings.
v Scratch my back and I'll scratch yours.
v Self done is soon done.
v Self done is well done.
v Self is a bad counsellor.
v Selfpraise is no recommendation.
v Set a beggar on horseback and he'll ride to the devil.
v Set a thief to catch a thief.
v Shallow streams make most din.
v Short debts (accounts) make long friends.
v Silence gives consent.
v Since Adam was a boy.
v Sink or swim!
v Six of one and half a dozen of the other.
v Slow and steady wins the race.
v Slow but sure.
v Small rain lays great dust.
v So many countries, so many customs.
v So many men, so many minds.
v Soft fire makes sweet malt.
v Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.
v Soon learnt, soon forgotten.
v Soon ripe, soon rotten.
v Speak (talk) of the devil and he will appear (is sure to appear).
v Speech is silver but silence is gold.
v Standers by see more than gamesters.
v Still waters run deep.
v Stolen pleasures are sweetest.
v Stretch your arm no further than your sleeve will reach.
v Stretch your legs according to the coverlet.
v Strike while the iron is hot.
v Stuff today and starve tomorrow.
v Success is never blamed.
v Such carpenters, such chips.
v Sweep before your own door.
v Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves.
v Take us as you find us.
v Tarred with the same brush.
v Tastes differ.
v Tell that to the marines.
v That cock won't fight.
v That which one least anticipates soonest comes to pass.
v That's a horse of another colour.
v That's where the shoe pinches!
v The beggar may sing before the thief (before a footpad).
v The best fish smell when they are three days old.
v The best fish swim near the bottom.
v The best is oftentimes the enemy of the good.
v The busiest man finds the most leisure.
v The camel going to seek horns lost his ears.
v The cap fits.
v The cask saves ours of the first fill.
v The cat shuts its eyes when stealing cream.
v The cat would eat fish and would not wet her paws.
v The chain is no stronger than its weakest link.
v The cobbler should stick to his last.
v The cobbler's wife is the worst shod.
v The darkest hour is that before the dawn.
v The darkest place is under the candlestick.
v The devil is not so black as he is painted.
v The devil knows many things because he is old.
v The devil lurks behind the cross.
v The devil rebuking sin.
v The dogs bark, but the caravan goes on.
v The Dutch have taken Holland !
v The early bird catches the worm.
v The end crowns the work.
v The end justifies the means.
v The evils we bring on ourselves are hardest to bear.
v The exception proves the rule.
v The face is the index of the mind.
v The falling out of lovers is the renewing of love.
v The fat is in the fire.
v The first blow is half the battle.
v The furthest way about is the nearest way home.
v The game is not worth the candle.
v The heart that once truly loves never forgets.
v The higher the ape goes, the more he shows his tail.
v The last drop makes the cup run over.
v The last straw breaks the camel's back.
v The leopard cannot change its spots.
v The longest day has an end.
v The mill cannot grind with the water that is past.
v The moon does not heed the barking of dogs.
v The more haste, the less speed.
v The more the merrier.
v The morning sun never lasts a day.
v The mountain has brought forth a mouse.
v The nearer the bone, the sweeter the flesh.
v The pitcher goes often to the well but is broken at last.
v The pot calls the kettle black.
v The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
v The receiver is as bad as the thief.
v The remedy is worse than the disease.
v The rotten apple injures its neighbours.
v The scalded dog fears cold water.
v The tailor makes the man.
v The tongue of idle persons is never idle.
v The voice of one man is the voice of no one.
v The way (the road) to hell is paved with good intentions.
v The wind cannot be caught in a net.
v The work shows the workman.
v There are lees to every wine.
v There are more ways to the wood than one.
v There is a place for everything, and everything in its place.
v There is more than one way to kill a cat.
v There is no fire without smoke.
v There is no place like home.
v There is no rose without a thorn.
v There is no rule without an exception.
v There is no smoke without fire.
v There's many a slip 'tween (== between) the cup and the lip.
v There's no use crying over spilt milk.
v They are hand and glove.
v They must hunger in winter that will not work in summer.
v Things past cannot be recalled.
v Think today and speak tomorrow.
v Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones.
v Time and tide wait for no man.
v Time cures all things.
v Time is money.
v Time is the great healer.
v Time works wonders.
v To add fuel (oil) to the fire (flames).
v To angle with a silver hook.
v To be born with a silver spoon in one's mouth.
v To be head over ears in debt.
v To be in one's birthday suit.
v To be up to the ears in love.
v To be wise behind the hand.
v To beat about the bush.
v To beat the air.
v To bring grist to somebody's mill.
v To build a fire under oneself.
v To buy a pig in a poke.
v To call a spade a spade.
v To call off the dogs.
v To carry coals to Newcastle.
v To cast pearls before swine.
v To cast prudence to the winds.
v To come away none the wiser.
v To come off cheap.
v To come off with a whole skin.
v To come off with flying colours.
v To come out dry.
v To come out with clean hands.
v To cook a hare before catching him.
v To cry with one eye and laugh with the other.
v To cut one's throat with a feather.
v To draw (pull) in one's horns.
v To drop a bucket into an empty well.
v To draw water in a sieve.
v To eat the calf in the cow's belly.
v To err is human.
v To fiddle while Rome is burning.
v To fight with one's own shadow.
v To find a mare's nest.
v To fish in troubled waters.
v To fit like a glove.
v To flog a dead horse.
v To get out of bed on the wrong side.
v To give a lark to catch a kite.
v To go for wool and come home shorn.
v To go through fire and water (through thick and thin).
v To have a finger in the pie.
v To have rats in the attic.
v To hit the nail on the head.
v To kick against the pricks.
v To kill two birds with one stone.
v To know everything is to know nothing.
v To know on which side one's bread is buttered.
v To know what's what.
v To lay by for a rainy day.
v To live from hand to mouth.
v To lock the stable door after the horse is stolen.
v To look for a needle in a haystack.
v To love somebody (something) as the devil loves holy water.
v To make a mountain out of a molehill.
v To make both ends meet.
English Proverbs And Sayings Part 5(100)
v To make the cup run over.
v To make (to turn) the air blue.
v To measure another man's foot by one's own last.
v To measure other people's corn by one's own bushel.
v To pay one back in one's own coin.
v To plough the sand.
v To pour water into a sieve.
v To pull the chestnuts out of the fire for somebody.
v To pull the devil by the tail.
v To put a spoke in somebody's wheel.
v To put off till Doomsday.
v To put (set) the cart before the horse.
v To rob one's belly to cover one's back.
v To roll in money.
v To run with the hare and hunt with the hounds.
v To save one's bacon.
v To send (carry) owls to Athens.
v To set the wolf to keep the sheep.
v To stick to somebody like a leech.
v To strain at a gnat and swallow a camel.
v To take counsel of one's pillow.
v To take the bull by the horns.
v To teach the dog to bark.
v To tell tales out of school.
v To throw a stone in one's own garden.
v To throw dust in somebody's eyes.
v To throw straws against the wind.
v To treat somebody with a dose of his own medicine.
v To use a steam hammer to crack nuts.
v To wash one's dirty line in public.
v To wear one's heart upon one's sleeve.
v To weep over an onion.
v To work with the left hand.
v Tomorrow come never.
v Too many cooks spoil the broth.
v Too much knowledge makes the head bald.
v Too much of a good thing is good for nothing.
v Too much water drowned the miller .
v Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow.
v True blue will never stain.
v True coral needs no painter's brush.
v Truth comes out of the mouths of babes and sucklings.
v Truth is stranger than fiction.
v Truth lies at the bottom of a well.
v Two blacks do not make a white.
v Two heads are better than one.
v Two is company, but three is none.
v Velvet paws hide sharp claws.
v Virtue is its own reward.
v Wait for the cat to jump.
v Walls have ears.
v Wash your dirty linen at home.
v Waste not, want not.
v We know not what is good until we have lost it.
v We never know the value of water till the well is dry.
v We shall see what we shall see.
v We soon believe what we desire.
v Wealth is nothing without health.
v Well begun is half done.
v What can't be cured, must be endured.
v What is bred in the bone will not go out of the flesh.
v What is done by night appears by day.
v What is done cannot be undone.
v What is got over the devil's back is spent under his belly.
v What is lost is lost.
v What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
v What is worth doing at alt is worth doing well.
v What must be, must be.
v What the heart thinks the tongue speaks.
v What we do willingly is easy.
v When angry, count a hundred.
v When at Rome, do as the Romans do.
v When children stand quiet, they have done some harm.
v When flatterers meet, the devil goes to dinner.
v When guns speak it is too late to argue.
v When pigs fly.
v When Queen Anne was alive.
v When the cat is away, the mice will play.
v When the devil is blind.
v When the fox preaches, take care of your geese.
v When the pinch comes, you remember the old shoe.
v When three know it, alt know it.
v When wine is in wit is out.
v Where there's a will, there's a way.
v While the grass grows the horse starves.
v While there is life there is hope.
v Who breaks, pays.
v Who has never tasted bitter, knows not what is sweet.
v Who keeps company with the wolf, will learn to howl.
v Wise after the event.
v With time and patience the leaf of the mulberry becomes satin.
v Words pay no debts.
v You can take a horse to the water but you cannot make him drink.
v You cannot eat your cake and have it.
v You cannot flay the same ox twice.
v You cannot judge a tree by it bark.
v You cannot teach old dogs new tricks.
v You cannot wash charcoal white.
v You made your bed, now lie in it.
v Zeal without knowledge is a runaway horse.
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