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Proverbs – Encouragement

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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Proverbs – Health

Health

  • An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
  • Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
  • Fear of death is worse than death itself.
  • Laughter is the best medicine.
  • Prevention is better than cure.
  • Time cures all things.
  • Time is a great healer.

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Proverbs – Family and friends

Friends and Family

  • A bird is known by its song.
  • A friend in need is a friend indeed.
  • A friend who shares is a friend who cares.
  • A man is known by his friends.
  • A man is known by the company he keeps.
  • An Englishman’s house is his castle.
  • Birds of a feather flock together.
  • Blood is thicker than water.
  • East, west, home’s best.
  • If you are looking for a friend who has no faults, you will have no friends.
  • If you lie down with dogs, you’ll get up with fleas.
  • Lend your money and lose your friend.
  • Opportunity never knocks twice at any man’s door.
  • The family that prays together stays together.
  • There’s no place like home.

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Proverbs

There are many sayings and proverbs in English, here is a list of some of them together with their meanings:

–         Two wrongs don’t make a right.

If somebody comitted something wrong against you, don’t think about taking revenge for it, it whole situation will be even worse.

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–         The pen is mightier than the sword.

Instead of aggression you should always use your own words, ideas to convince other people.

–         No man is an island.

Everybody needs help.

–         Fortune favours the bold.

If you are willing to take risks you will succeed.

–         People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

We shouldn’t criticise others as we are not perfect either.

–         The early bird catches the worm.

Try to act in time, ahead of the others and you will win.

–         Never look a gift horse in the mouth.

If you get a present, don’t cricise it.

–         God helps those who help themselves.

You shouldn’t just sit and wait for help, you have to take steps, too, to be able to achieve your goals.

–         Easy come,easy go.

If we get something without making any effort for it, we usually lose it quickly.

–          There is no time like the present.

If you have to do something, you shouldn’t postpone it.

–         You can’t judge a book by its cover.

We sould never judge anyone or anything just by the looks.

–         Good things come to those who wait.

Be patient.

–          The grass is always greener on the other side.

We always want what we cannot have.

–         Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.

Don’t think about what you would like to do if you succeed, because your plans might not work out as you’ve palnned.

–         Honesty is the best policy.

Always be fair and honest, this is the easiest, the simplest solution.

English proverbs

There are many sayings and proverbs in English, here is a list of some of them together with their meanings:

–         Two wrongs don’t make a right.

If somebody comitted something wrong against you, don’t think about taking revenge for it, it whole situation will be even worse.

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–         The pen is mightier than the sword.

Instead of aggression you should always use your own words, ideas to convince other people.

–         No man is an island.

Everybody needs help.

–         Fortune favours the bold.

If you are willing to take risks you will succeed.

–         People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

We shouldn’t criticise others as we are not perfect either.

–         The early bird catches the worm.

Try to act in time, ahead of the others and you will win.

–         Never look a gift horse in the mouth.

If you get a present, don’t cricise it.

–         God helps those who help themselves.

You shouldn’t just sit and wait for help, you have to take steps, too, to be able to achieve your goals.

–         Easy come,easy go.

If we get something without making any effort for it, we usually lose it quickly.

–          There is no time like the present.

If you have to do something, you shouldn’t postpone it.

–         You can’t judge a book by its cover.

We sould never judge anyone or anything just by the looks.

–         Good things come to those who wait.

Be patient.

–          The grass is always greener on the other side.

We always want what we cannot have.

–         Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.

Don’t think about what you would like to do if you succeed, because your plans might not work out as you’ve palnned.

–         Honesty is the best policy.

Always be fair and honest, this is the easiest, the simplest solution.

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