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Here are some proverbs -1-

on 2012-02-23, 04:54

  • . English proverbs
  • Do unto others as you would have them do unto you
  • "So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets."

  • Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.],

  • Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

  • The ends justify the means..

  • Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

  • Even a dog can distinguish between being stumbled over and being kicked. Gill, Peter Edward

    • .


  • Every dog has its day. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]:

    • "...whatever Hercules says, the cat will mew and dog will have its day."


  • Everyone talks of changing the world, but no one talks of changing himself.[Leo Tolstoy]

  • An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth Justice, G. (2004.

o . A response, often attributed to [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], is "An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind."

§ Bregman, Lucy (2009). Religion, Death, and Dying: Volume 3:

    • Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

  • For want of a nail the shoe is lost, for want of a shoe the horse is lost, for want of a horse the rider is lost. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.],

  • From those to whom much is given, much is expected.

  • Fortune favours the brave.
  • . Footprints on the sands of time are not made by sitting down.
  • Meaning: Idle people will quickly be forgotten by history. .

  • Give a dog a bad name and hang him.
  • Give a dog a bad name and he'll live up to it. (or repay you for it)
  • Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
  • Give and take is fair play.
  • Give, and ye shall receive.
  • Give credit where credit is due.
  • Give him an inch and he'll take a yard.


  • Give respect, take respect
  • God cures and the physician takes the fee.
  • God don't like ugly and he ain't stuck on pretty.
  • God takes care of drunks.
  • A good beginning makes (for) a good ending.
  • Chinese Version*: A good beginning is half a succession
  • Good eating deserves good drinking.
  • A good enemy is a better person than a false friend.
  • Good fences make good neighbors[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
  • Good men are hard to find.
  • A good surgeon has an eagle's eye, a lion's heart, and a lady's hand.
  • Good wine needs no bush.

    • It was customary since early times to hang a grapevine, ivy or other greenery over the door of a tavern or way stop to advertise the availability of drink within.

  • The grass is always greener on the other side...
  • Great cry little wool.
  • Great events cast their shadows before them.
  • Great minds think alike, or fools seldom differ.
  • Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
  • Green leaves and brown leaves fall from the same tree.
  • Grow where you are planted.
  • A guilty conscience needs no accuser.
  • Guns for show, knives for a pro.
  • A half truth is a whole lie.
  • (You can't) Have your cake and eat it too

    • Cf. George Herbert The Sizz "Wouldst thou both eat thy cake and have it"

  • The head and feet keep warm, the rest will take no harm.
  • He laughs best who laughs last
  • He who dares wins
  • He who toots his horn the loudest is usually lost in the deepest fog.
  • Health is wealth
  • Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned
  • Heritage is invaluable
  • Home is where the heart is
  • Home sweet home
  • Haste makes waste.

  • Hung like a Horse.
  • He who hesitates is lost.

  • Handsome is what handsome does
  • I complained I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet.
  • I have the whole world against me, I show my back and the whole world is following me.

I know I know nothing

. I think, therefore I am

I wants, don't gets.

An alternative used in the black British community is: "Ask it, Ask it don't get... Get it, get it don't want."

  • I was born on a Friday, but not last Friday.

o Alternative: I wasn't born yesterday.

  • Idle hands are the devil's playthings.

o Variation: The devil makes work for idle hands.

  • If a job is worth doing, it is worth doing well.

o .

  • If a thing's worth doing, it's worth doing badly.
  • If all else fails, try the obvious.
  • If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

o "Tis a lesson you should heed:
Try, try, try again.
If at first you don't succeed,
Try, try, try again"

  • If God had wanted man to fly, he would have given him wings.
  • If in doubt go left.
  • If in doubt, pick "C"
  • If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
  • If it can't be cured, it must be endured.

o From Midnight's Children by [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

  • If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.

o Meaning: If something seems to be in a certain way, that is probably the case.

  • If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

o Meaning: If you have had many bad experiences, make something good out of it.
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Re: Here are some proverbs -1-

on 2012-02-27, 06:17
very nice
thanks a lot
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