Proverbs are the wisdom of the nations ! It's good to know them when you travel to english speeking countries. English proverbs can be very wise and useful.


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A bad excuse is better than none.

A bad penny always turns up.

A bad workman always blames his tools.

A barking dog never bites.

A bellowing cow soon forgets her calf.

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

A bird never flew on one wing.

A bleating sheep loses a bite.

A blind man`s wife needs no paint.

A bully is always a coward.

A burnt child dreads the fire.

A carpenter is known by his chips.

A cat in gloves catches no mice.

A cat may look at a king.

A chain is no stronger than its weakest link.

A change is as good as a rest.

A cherry year, a merry year; a plum year, a dumb year.

A civil question deserves a civil answer.

A creaking door hangs longest.

A deaf husband and a blind wife are always a happy couple.

A dog that will fetch a bone will carry a bone.

A door must be either shut or open.

A dripping June sets all in tune.

A drowning man will clutch at a straw.

A fair exchange is no robbery.

A false confessed is half redressed.

A fool and his money are soon parted.

A fool at forty is a fool indeed.

A fool may give a wise man counsel.

A friend in need is a friend indeed.

A golden key can open any door.

A good beginning makes a good ending.

A good horse cannot be of a bad color.

A good surgeon must have an eagle's eye, a lion's heart, and a lady's hand.

A great book is a great evil.

A green Yule makes a fat churchyard.

A grey mare is the better horse.

A guilty conscience needs no accuser.

A house divided cannot stand.

A hungry man is an angry man.

A king’s chaff is worth more than other men’s corn.

A liar ought to have a good memory.

A lie has no legs.

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

A little pot is soon hot.

A live dog is better than a dead lion.

A man is as old as he feels, and a woman as old as she looks.

A man is known by the company he keeps.

A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for his client.

A miss is as good as a mile.