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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Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.

An ape's an ape, a varlet's a varlet, though they be clad in silk or scarlet.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

An army marches on it`s stomach.

An Englishman's home is his castle.

An Englishman's word is his bond.

An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.

An idle brain is the devil’s workshop.

An old poacher makes the best gamekeeper.

An ounce of practice is worth a pound of precept.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cur.

Any port in a storm.

Any publicity is good publicity.

Appearances are deceptive.

Appetite comes with eating.

April showers bring forth May flowers.

Art is long and life is short.

As a tree falls, so shall it lie.

As good be an addled egg as an idle bird.

As the day lengthens, so the cold strengthens.

As the twig is bent, so is the tree inclined.

As you bake so shall you brew.

As you make your bed, so you must lie upon it.

As you sow, so you reap.

Ask a silly question and you get a silly answer.

Ask and you shall receive.

Ask no questions and hear no lies.

Attack is the best form of defence.

Bad news travels fast.

Barking dogs seldom bite.

Barnaby bright, Barnaby bright, the longest day and the shortest night.

Be just before you`re generous.

Be the day weary or be the day long, at last it ringeth to evensong.

Be what you would seem to be.

Bear and forbear.

Beauty draws with a single hair.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Beauty is only skin deep.

Beggars can't be choosers.

Believe nothing of what you hear, and only half of what you see.

Better a dinner of herbs than a stalled ox where hate is.

Better a good cow than a cow of a good kind.

Better be out of the world than out of the fashion.

Better be safe than sorry.

Better late than never.

Better one house spoiled than two.

Better the devil you know than the devil you don`t know.

Better to be an old man's darling than a young man's slave.

Better to be envied than pitied.

Better to war out than to rust out.