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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Handsome is as handsome does.

Hanging and wiving go by destiny.

Happy is the bride that the sun shines on.

Happy is the country that has no history.

Happy's the wooing that is not long a-doing.

Hard cases make bad law.

Hard words break no bones.

Haste is from the Devil.

Haste makes waste.

Hasty climbers have sudden falls.

Hawks will not pick out hawks eyes.

He gives twice who gives quickly.

He is a good dog who goes to church.

He laughs best who laughs last.

He lives long who lives well.

He that cannot obey cannot command.

He that cannot pay, let him pray.

He that complies against his will is of his own opinion still.

He that drinks beer, thinks beer.

He that follows freits (omens), freits will follow him.

He that goes a borrowing, goes a sorrowing.

He that has an ill name is half hanged.

He that liveth in hope dances to an ill tune.

He that touches pitch shall be defiled.

He that will eat the fruit must climb the tree.

He that will not when he may, when he will he shall have nay.

He that will thrive must first as his wife.

He that would go to sea for pleasure would go to hell for a pastime.

He travels fastest who travels alone.

He who can does, he who cannot, teaches.

He who excuses, accuses himself.

He who fights and runs away, may live to fight another day.

He who hesitates is lost.

He who is absent is always in the wrong.

He who laughs last, laughs longest.

He who lives by the sword shall die by the sword.

He who pays the piper calls the tune.

He who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount.

He who sups with the Devil should have a long spoon.

He who wills the end, wills the means.

Hear all, see all, say nowt, tak'all, keep all, gie not, and if tha ever does owt for nowt do it for thysen.

Heaven protects children, sailors, and drunken men.

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

Help you to salt, help you to sorrow.

History repeats itself.

Home is home though it's never so homely.

Home is home, as the Devil said when he found himself in the Court of Session.

Home is where the heart is.

Homer sometimes nods.

Honesty is the best policy.