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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Stone-dead hath no fellow.

Straws tell which way the wind blows.

Stretch your arm no further than your sleeve will reach.

Strike while the iron is hot.

Success has many fathers, while failure is an orphan.

Sue a beggar and catch a louse.

Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Sussex won’t be druv.

Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves.

Take the goods the gods provide.

Talk is cheap.

Talk of the Devil, and he is bound to appear.

Tastes differ.

Tell the truth and shame the Devil.

The age of miracles is past.

The apple never falls far from the tree.

The best doctors are Dr Diet, Dr Quiet, and Dr Merryman.

The best laid schemes of mice and men gang aft agley.

The best of friends must part.

The best of men are men at best.

The best things come in small packages.

The best things in life are free.

The better the day, the better the deed.

The bigger they are, the harder they fall.

The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church.

The bread never falls but on its buttered side.

The busiest men have the most leisure.

The buyer has need of a hundred eyes, the seller of but one.

The cat would eat fish, but would not wet her feet.

The child is the father of the man.

The church is an anvil which has worn out many hammers.

The cobbler to his last and the gunner to his linstock.

The company makes the feast.

The course of true love never did run smooth.

The cowl does not make the monk.

The customer is always right.

The darkest hour is just before dawn.

The devil can quote Scripture for his own ends.

The devil finds work for idle hands to do.

The devil is not so black as he is painted.

The devil looks after his own.

The devil makes his Christmas pies of lawyers' tongues and clerks' fingers.

The devil was sick, the Devil a saint would be; the Devil was well, the devil a saint was he.

The devil`s children have the devil`s luck.

The difficult is done at once, the impossible takes a little longer.

The dog returns to it's vomit.

The early bird catches the worm.

The early man never borrows from the late man.

The end crowns the work.

The end justifies the means.