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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What can’t be cured must be endured.

What everybody says must be true.

What goes up must come down.

What is got over the Devil’s back is spent under his belly.

What is new cannot be true.

What Manchester says today, the rest of England says tomorrow.

What must be, must be.

What the eye doesn’t see, the heart doesn’t grieve over.

What the soldier said isn’t evidence.

What you don’t know can’t hurt you.

What you have, hold.

What you lose on the swings you gain on the roundabouts.

What you spend, you have.

What you’ve never had you never miss.

What’s bred in the bone will come out in the flesh.

What’s done cannot be undone.

What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.

Whatever man has done, man may do.

When Adam delved and Even span, who was then the gentleman?

When all fruit fails, welcome haws.

When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

When Greek meets Greek, then comes the tug of war.

When house and land are gone and spent, then learning is most excellent.

When in doubt, do nowt.

When in Rome do as the Romans do.

When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

When one door shuts, another opens.

When poverty comes in at the door, love flies out of the window.

When the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

When the cat’s away, the mice will play.

When the cat's away the mice will play.

When the furze is in bloom, my love’s in tune.

When the gorse is out of bloom, kissing’s out of fashion.

When the oak is before the ash, then you will only get a splash; when the ash is before the oak, then you may expect a soak.

When the wind is in the east, ’tis neither good for man nor beast.

When the wine is in, the wit is out.

When thieves fall out, honest men come by their own.

When things are at the worst they begin to mend.

Where bees are, there is honey.

Where God builds a church, the Devil will build a chapel.

Where ignorance is bliss, ’tis folly to be wise.

Where MacGregor sits at the head of the table.

Where the carcase is, there shall the eagles be gathered together.

Where there is smoke there is fire.

Where there’s a will there’s a way.

Where there’s muck there’s brass.

While the grass grows, the steed starves.

While there’s life there’s hope.

While two dogs are fighting for a bone, a third runs away with it.

Who says A must say B.