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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Punctuality is the soul of business.

Put a stout heart to a steep brae.

Put your trust in God, and keep your powder dry.

Quickly come, quickly go.

Rain before seven, fine before eleven.

Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight; red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning.

Revenge is a dish that can be eaten cold.

Revenge is sweet.

Revolutions are not made with rose-water.

Robin Hood could brave all weathers but a thaw wind.

Rome was not built in a day.

Safe bind, safe find.

Saint Swithun’s day, if thou be fair, for forty days it will remain; Saint Swithun’s day, if thou bring rain, for forty days it will remain

Save us from our friends.

Scratch a Russian and you find a Tartar.

Second thoughts are best.

See a pin and pick it up, all the day you’ll have good luck; see a pin and let it lie, bad luck you’ll have all day.

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.

Seeing is believing.

Seek and ye shall find.

Self-praise is no recommendation.

Self-preservation is the first law of nature.

September blow soft till the fruit’s in the loft.

Set a beggar on horseback, and he’ll ride to the Devil.

Set a thief to catch a thief.

Short reckonings make long friends.

Shrouds have no pockets.

Silence is a woman’s best garment.

Silence is golden.

Silence means consent.

Sing before breakfast, cry before night.

Six hours sleep for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool.

Slow but sure.

Small choice in rotten apples.

Small is beautiful.

So many men, so many opinions.

So many mists in March, so many frosts in May.

Softly, softly, catchee monkey.

Something is better than nothing.

Soon ripe, soon rotten.

Sow dry and set wet.

Spare at the spigot, and let out the bung-hole.

Spare the rod and spoil the child.

Spare well and have to spend.

Speak not of my debts unless you mean to pay them.

Speech is silver, but silence is golden.

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.

Still waters run deep.

Stolen fruit is sweet.

Stolen waters are sweet.