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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A moneyless man goes fast through the market.

A mouse may help a lion.

A nod’s as good as a wink to a blind horse.

A peck of March dust is worth a king’s ransom.

A penny saved is a penny earned.

A place for everything, and everything in its place.

A postern door makes a thief.

A prophet is not without honour save in his own country.

A reed before the wind lives on, while mighty oaks do fall.

A rising tide lifts all boats.

A rolling stone gathers no moss.

A short horse is soon curried

A shut mouth catches no flies.

A slice off a cut loaf isn’t missed.

A soft answer turneth away wrath.

A sow may whistle, though it has an ill mouth for it.

A stern chase is a long chase.

A still tongue makes a wise head.

A stitch in time saves nine.

A stream cannot rise above its source.

A swarm in May is worth a load of hay; a swarm in June is worth a silver spoon; but a swarm in July is not worth a fly.

A tale never loses in the telling.

A trouble shared is a trouble halved.

A watched pot never boils.

A whistling woman and a crowing hen are neither fit for God nor men.

A willful man must have his way.

A woman and a ship ever want mending.

A woman’s place is in the home.

A woman’s work is never done.

A woman, a dog, and a walnut tree, the more you beat them the better they be.

A word is enough to the wise.

A word to the wise is enough.

A young man married is a young man marred.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Actions speak louder than words.

Adventures are to the adventurous.

Adversity makes strange bedfellows.

After a storm comes a calm.

After dinner rest a while, after supper walk a mile.

All cats are grey in the dark.

All is fish that comes to the net.

All is grist that comes to the mill.

All roads lead to Rome.

All that glitters is not gold.

All things are possible with God.

All things come to those who wait.

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

All's fair in love and war.

All's well that ends well.

All`s for the best in the best of all possible worlds.