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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Fine words butter no parsnips.

Fingers were made before forks.

Fire is a good servant but a bad master.

First catch your hare.

First come, first served.

First impressions are the most lasting.

First things first.

Fish and guests stink after three days.

Fools and bairns should never see half-done work.

Fools ask questions that wise men cannot answer.

Fools build houses and wise men live in them.

Fools for luck.

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

Forewarned is forearmed.

Fortune favours fools.

Fortune favours the brave.

Four eyes see more than two.

Friend to all is a friend to none.

From clogs to clogs is only three generations.

From shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations.

From the sublime to the ridiculous is only one step.

From the sweetest wine, the tartest vinegar.

Full cup, steady hand.

Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.

Girls will be girls.

Give a dog a bad name and hang him.

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

Give a man rope enough and he will hang himself.

Give a thing, and take a thing, to wear the devil's gold ring.

Give and take is fair play.

Give credit where credit is due.

Give the devil his due.

Go abroad and you`ll hear news from home.

Go further and fare worse.

God helps them that help themselves.

God made the country and man made the town.

God makes the back to the burden.

God never sends mouths but He sends meat.

God sends meat, but the Devil sends cooks.

God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb.

Gold may be bought too dear.

Good Americans when they die go to Paris.

Good fences make good neighbours.

Good men are scarce.

Good seed makes a good crop.

Good wine needs no bush.

Great minds think alike.

Great oaks from little acorns grow.

Half a loaf is better than no bread.

Half the truth is often a whole lie.