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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Better wed over the mixen than over the moor.

Between two stools one falls to the ground.

Beware of an oak, it draws the stroke; avoid an ash, it counts the flash; creep under the thorn, it can save you from harm.

Big fish eat little fish.

Big fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite them, and little fleas have lesser fleas, and so ad infinitum.

Birds in their little nests agree.

Birds of a feather flock together.

Blessed are the dead that the rain rains on.

Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

Blessings brighten as they take their flight.

Blood is thicker than water.

Blood will tell.

Blue are the hills that are far away.

Boys will be boys.

Brag is a good dog, but Holdfast is better.

Brave men lived before Agamemnon.

Brevity is the soul of wit.

Business before pleasure.

Buy in the cheapest market and sell in the dearest.

Call no man happy till he dies.

Care killed the cat.

Catching`s before hanging.

Ceasar`s wife must be above suspicion.

Charity begins at home.

Charity covers a multitude of sins.

Cheats never prosper.

Children and fools tell the truth.

Children should be seen and not heard.

Circumstances alter cases.

Civility cost nothing.

Cleanliness is next to godliness.

Clergymen`s sons always turn out badly.

Clothes make the man.

Cold hands, warm heart.

Come live with me and you`ll know me.

Coming events cast their shadow before.

Common fame is seldom to blame.

Comparisons are odious.

Confess and be hanged.

Confession is good for the soul.

Conscience makes cowards of us all.

Constant dropping wears away a stone.

Corporations have neither bodies to be punished nor souls to be damned.

Councils of war never flight.

Cowards die many times before their deaths.

Cowards may die many times before their deaths.

Crosses are ladders that lead to heaven.

Curiosity killed the cat.

Curses, like chickens, come home to roost.

Cut your coat according to your cloth.