1000 Proverbs and Sayings

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English Proverbs and Sayings

03. A bad workman quarrels with his tools.
13. A burnt child dreads the fire.
20. A close mouth catches no flies.
22. A cracked bell can never sound well.
25. A danger foreseen is half avoided.
31. A fool always rushes to the fore.
36. A fool's tongue runs before his wit.
43. A friend's frown is better than a foe's smile.
44. A good anvil does not fear the hammer.
8. A good dog deserves a good bone.
49. A good example is the best sermon.
50. A good face is a letter of recommendation.
58. A great fortune is a great slavery.
59. A great ship asks deep waters.
60. A guilty conscience needs no accuser.
62. A heavy purse makes a light heart.
64. A honey tongue, a heart of gall.
65. A hungry belly has no
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327. Every why has a wherefore.
329. Everything comes to him who waits.
332. Experience is the mother of wisdom.
345. Feast today and fast tomorrow.
350. First deserve and then desire.
354. Follow the river and you'll get to the sea.
356. Fools and madmen speak the truth.
361. For the love of the game.
363. Forbidden fruit is sweet.
364. Forewarned is forearmed.
368. Friends are thieves of time.
375. Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.
378. Gluttony kills more men than the sword.
380. Good clothes open all doors.
387. Grasp all, lose all.
391. Great spenders are bad lenders.
392. Great talkers are great liars.
394. Greedy folk have long arms.
395. Habit cures habit.
398. Handsome is that handsome does.
401. Hard work break no bones.
407. Hatred is blind, as well as love.
409. He begins to die that quits his desires.
414. He goes long barefoot that waits for dead man's shoes.
415. He is a fool that forgets himself.
416. He is a good friend that speaks well of us behind our backs.
417. He is happy that thinks himself so.
420. He is not laughed at that laughs at himself first.
425. He knows much who knows how to hold his tongue.
432. He that commits a fault thinks everyone speaks of it.
435. He that fears you present wiil hate you absent.
440. He that has an ill name is half hanged.
446. He that is ill to himself will be good to nobody.
450. He that lives with cripples learns to limp.
451. He that mischief hatches, mischief catches.
455. He that
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