English proverbs

English proverbs

 

* Listen to the keyhole and you’ll hear news of yourself.

* He that talks to himself speaks to a fool.

* What greater crime than loss of time?

* The days follow each other, but are not alike.

* He that never climbed, never fell.

* Love is blind.

* Hot love is soon cold.

* Love is full of trouble.

* A friend in need is a friend indeed.

* Speech is silver, silence is gold.

* Still waters are deep.

* Hope is a poor’s man bread.

* A great fortune is a great slavery.

* Knowledge is power.

* A light purse is a heavy purse.

* Everything has an end.

* Every country has his coustoms.

* I cannot be young and old at the same time.

* I cannot be your friend and your flatterer too.

* Guests are thieves of time.

* Everything is good in its season.

* When you are at Rome, do as Rome does.

* First think and then say.

* Live and learn.

* Promise little and do much.

* All is well that ends well.

* All is not gold that glitters.

* Where there is a will, there is a way.

* Barking dogs seldom bite.

* Where there is life, there is hope.

* There is no rose without thorns.

* There is no rule without exception.

* There is no smoke without fire.

* A penny saved is a penny gained.

* Too many cooks spoil the broth.

* One swallow doesn’t make a summer.

* Extreems meet.

* Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.

* Think twice before you speak once.

* Speak well of your friend, of your enemy say nothing.

* Love me little, love me long.

* Strike the iron while it is hot.

* Marry in haste and repent at leisure.

* Don’t praise the day before it closes.

* Hope is a good breakfast, but a bad supper.

* In the country of a blind the one-eyed man is king.

* Man is the measure of all things.

* Never too old to learn.

* Near is my shirt, but nearer is my skin.

* Who keeps company with the wolf will learn to howl.

* Youth and age will never agree.

* Love will find a way.

* Respect a man, he will do the more.

* Who swims in sin will sink in sorrow.

* Who lives by hope will die by hunger.

* Who chatters to you will chatter of you.

* Out of sight, out of mind.

* A wise man changes his mind, a fool  never.

* More than enough is too much.

* Money is round and rolls away.

* Night is the mother of counsel.

* Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.

* Life is made up of little things.

* Keep your mouth shut and your eyes open.

* Keep your eyes wide open before marriage and half shut afterwards.

* Give a man luck and throw him into the sea.

* A man is known by the company he keeps.

* No man is born wise.

* Some are wise and some are otherwise.

* None so deaf as those who woun’t hear.

* None so blind as those who woun’t see.

* No sweet without sweat.

* Poverty is no crime.

Culegere de Lori Balogh

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