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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One for the mouse, one for the crow, one to rot, one to grow.

One funeral makes many.

One good turn deserves another.

One half of the world does not know how the other half lives.

One hand for oneself and one for the ship.

One hand washes the other.

One hour’s sleep before midnight is worth two after.

One law for the rich and another for the poor.

One man may steal a horse, while another may not look over a hedge.

One man’s loss is another man’s gain.

One man’s meat is another man’s poison.

One might as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb.

One nail drives out another.

One picture is worth ten thousand words.

One step at a time.

One story is good till another is told.

One swallow does not make a summer.

One volunteer is worth two pressed men.

One wedding brings another.

One white foot, buy him; two white feet, try him; three white feet, look well about him; four white feet, go without him.

One year’s seeding makes seven years weeding.

Opportunity makes a thief.

Opportunity never knocks twice at any man’s door.

Other times, other manners.

Out of debt, out of danger.

Out of sight, out of mind.

Out of the fullness of the heart the mouth speaks.

Out of the mouths of babes—.

Parsley seed goes nine times to the Devil.

Patience is a virtue.

Pay beforehand was never well served.

Penny wise and pound foolish.

Physician, heal thyself.

Pity is akin to love.

Please your eye and plague your heart.

Politics makes strange bedfellows.

Possession is nine points of the law.

Poverty is no disgrace, but it’s a great inconvenience.

Poverty is not a crime.

Power corrupts.

Practice makes perfect.

Practise what you preach.

Praise the child, and you make love to the mother.

Prevention is better than cure.

Pride feels no pain.

Pride goes before a fall.

Procrastination is the thief of time.

Promises, like pie-crust, are made to be broken.

Providence is always on the side of the big battalions.

Punctuality is the politeness of princes.