60 Examples of Proverbs

60 Examples of Proverbs

1.Plenty is no plague.

2.Politeness costs little (nothing), but yields much.

3.Poverty is no sin.

4.They are hand and glove.

5.They must hunger in winter that will not work in summer.

6.Things past cannot be recalled.

7.Think today and speak tomorrow.

8.The busiest man finds the most leisure.

9.The camel going to seek horns lost his ears.

10.There is no fire without smoke.

11.Many a true word is spoken in jest.

12.Many hands make light work.

13.There is no place like home.

14.There is no rose without a thorn.

15.There is no rule without an exception.

16.There is no smoke without fire.

17.Idleness is the mother of all evil.

18.Idleness rusts the mind.

19.If an hole (donkey) bray at you, don’t bray at him.

20.If ifs and ans were pots and pans…

21.If my aunt had been a man, she’d have been my uncle.

22.If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch..

23.If the sky falls, we shall catch larks.

24.Men may meet but mountains never.

25.Packed like herrings.

26.Learn to say before you sing.

27.Least said, soonest mended.

28.Leaves without figs.

29.Let bygones be bygones.

30.Many words hurt more than swords.

31.Many words will not fill a bushel.

32.Self done is soon done.

33.The best fish smell when they are three days old.

34.The best fish swim near the bottom.

35.The best is oftentimes the enemy of the good.

36.Pleasure has a sting in its tail.

37.Mend or end (end or mend).

38.Might goes before right.

39.Misfortunes never come alone (singly).

40.Misfortunes tell us what fortune is.

41.After rain comes fair weather.

42.After us the deluge.

43.Agnes come on horseback, but go away on foot.

44.All are good lasses, but whence come the bad wives?

45.All are not friends that speak us fair.

46.All are not hunters that blow the horn.

47.All are not merry that dance lightly.

48.Custom is the plague of wise men and the idol of fools.

49.Cut your coat according to your cloth.

50.Death is the grand leveler.

51.Death pays all debts.

52.Death when it comes will have no denial.

53.Hungry bellies have no ears.

54.Idle folks lack no excuses.

55.Just as the twig is bent, the tree is inclined.

56.Keep a thing seven years and you will find a use for it.

57.Keep your mouth shut and your ears open.

58.Keep your mouth shut and your eyes open.

59.Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones.

60.Time and tide wait for no man.