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Proverbs – Encouragement


  • A book holds a house of gold.
  • A fault confessed is half redressed.
  • A little pot is soon hot.
  • A rolling stone gathers no moss.
  • A stitch in time saves nine.
  • A teacher will appear when the student is ready.
  • Ask the experienced rather than the learned.
  • Diligence is the mother of good luck.
  • Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today.
  • Eat to live, not live to eat.
  • Empty sacks will never stand upright.
  • Even a clock that does not work is right twice a day.
  • Every cloud has a silver lining.
  • Every man has his faults.
  • Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.
  • Experience is the best teacher.
  • He who laughs last, laughs best.
  • If you don’t make mistakes, you don’t make anything.
  • Little strokes fell great oaks.
  • Make hay while the sun shines.
  • Necessity is the mother of invention.
  • No pain, no gain.
  • Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
  • Spare the rod and spoil the child.
  • The early bird catches the worm.
  • The first step is the hardest.
  • The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
  • There’s a first time for everything.
  • Thinking without learning is a dangerous thing.
  • To err is human.
  • Where there is a will, there is a way.
  • You never know what is enough unless you know more than enough.
  • You never know what you can do till you try.

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