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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It is a poor heart the never rejoices.

It is a wise child that knows its own father.

It is as cheap sitting as standing.

It is best to be off with the old love before you are on with the new.

It is best to be on the safe side.

It is better to be born lucky than rich.

It is better to give than to receive.

It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive.

It is easier to pull down than to build up.

It is easier to raise the Devil than to lay him.

It is easy to be wise after the event.

It is easy to find a stick to beat a dog.

It is good to make a bridge of gold to a flying enemy.

It is idle to swallow the cow and choke on the tail.

It is ill sitting at Rome and striving with the Pope.

It is merry in hall when beards wag all.

It is never too late to learn.

It is never too late to mend.

It is no use crying over spilt milk.

It is not spring until you can plant your foot upon twelve daisies.

It is not work that kills, but worry.

It is the first step that is difficult.

It is the last straw that breaks the camel’s back.

It is the pace that kills.

It never rains but it pours.

It takes all sorts to make a world.

It takes three generations to make a gentleman.

It takes two to make a bargain.

It takes two to make a quarrel.

It takes two to tango.

It’s a sin to steal a pin.

It’s an ill bird that fouls its own nest.

It’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good.

It’s dogged as does it.

It’s ill speaking between a full man and a fasting.

It’s ill waiting for dead men’s shoes.

It’s too late to shut the stable-door after the horse has bolted.

It's easy to be wise after the event.

Jack is as good as his master.

Jam tomorrow and jam yesterday, but never jam today.

Jouk and let the jaw go by.

Jove but laughs at lovers’ perjury.

Judge not, that ye be not judged.

Keep a thing seven years and you’ll always find a use for it.

Keep no more cats than will catch mice.

Keep your own fish-guts for your own sea-maws.

Keep your shop and your shop will keep you.

Killing no murder.

Kings have long arms.

Kissing goes by favour.