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82 Interesting Proverbs!

82 Interesting Proverbs!

Date: Oct 04 2007

Topic: Vocabulary

Author: Ocean-SA


Hello everyone

This is some proverbs I came across and believe me it is very important to know and learn them in order to improve your English and to boost your knowledge about the English Culture.
Best Regards and Enjoy

Proverbs about WORK , ACTIONS & BEHAVIOR
1- Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
2- Where there's a will there's a way.
3- Two wrongs don't make a right.
4- Opportunity only knocks once.
5- The early bird catches the worm.
6- A bad workman always blames his tools.
7- If a job is worth doing it is worth doing well.
8- A woman's work is never done.
9- All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
10- Hard work never did anyone any harm.
11- Only fools and horses work.
12- The Devil finds work for idle hands to do.
13- If at first you don't succeed try, try and try again.
14- He who hesitates is lost.
15- Haste makes waste.
16- He who laughs last laughs longest.
17- Actions speak louder than words.
18- Don't change horses in midstream.
19- Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.
20- Don't cross the bridge till you come to it.
21- Don't burn your bridges behind you.
22- Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
23- Don't put new wine into old bottles.
24- Don't try to walk before you can crawl.
25- Everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die.
26- Failing to plan is planning to fail.
27- Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
28- Fortune favors the brave.
29- If wishes were horses beggars would ride.
30- If you can't be good, be careful.
31- If you can't beat em, join em.
32- If you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen.
33- It's never too late.
34- It's not worth crying over spilt milk.
35- It's better to travel hopefully than to arrive.
36- It's better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
37- Keep your chin up.
38- Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and, you weep alone.
39- Laughter is the best medicine.
40- Let the punishment fit the crime.
41- Money doesn't grow on trees.
42- Money makes the world go round.
43- Money talks.
44- More haste, less speed.


1- You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink.
2- Never judge a book by its cover.
3- Those who sleep with dogs will rise with fleas.
4- A friend in need is a friend indeed.
5- A person is known by the company he keeps.
6- All's fair in love and war
7- Behind every great man there's a great woman.
8- Better the Devil you know than the Devil you don't.
9- Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
10- Birds of a feather flock together.
11- Don't bite the hand that feeds you.
12- Don't keep a dog and bark yourself.
13- Every man has his price.
14- Faint heart never won fair lady.
15- Fish and guests smell after three days.
16- Good fences make good neighbors.
17- Great minds think alike.
18- Home is where the heart is.
19- Into every life a little rain must fall.
20-In the kingdom of the blind the one eyed man is king.
21- It takes a thief to catch a thief.
22- It's better to give than to receive.
23- It's the empty can that makes the most noise.
24- Love is blind.
25- Make love not war.
26- Man does not live by bread alone.
27- Misery loves company.
28- Marry in haste, repent at leisure.
29- No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
30- No rest for the wicked.
31- Out of sight, out of mind.
32- People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
33- The way to a man's heart is through his stomach.
34- There's no place like home.
35- Too many cooks spoil the broth.
36- When the cat's away the mice will play.
37- You can't teach an old dog new tricks.
38- You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.

I hope you liked this modest effort


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Saudi Arabia

Thx for commenting 

03:08 AM Jul 25 2010 |



Brilliantly written

03:10 PM Jul 17 2010 |



Russian Federation

Never try the depth of the water with both your feet…

09:27 AM Sep 20 2009 |



Fabulous.Its infact a great effort.Thanks for sharing it.



01:38 PM Apr 03 2009 |




Good work except n 8 i did not like it;}

05:02 PM Mar 26 2009 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

you made me so happy i was just looking for them today

keep up good work and share it

thanks a lot 

08:32 AM Jul 30 2008 |



Saudi Arabia

You are welcome mate :)

10:05 PM Apr 22 2008 |




thanks ocean that was really good!

05:00 PM Apr 15 2008 |



Sri Lanka

  Smile Fantastic !  Keep it up .

11:38 AM Mar 12 2008 |



Saudi Arabia

You are all welcome :) Glad that I can share and help..





07:21 PM Feb 21 2008 |



Serbia and Montenegro

this is very interesting….thanks


07:00 PM Feb 16 2008 |

X Ray


Proverbs are the best part of a language. Thanks

04:08 AM Jan 12 2008 |



Saudi Arabia

I don't know what to say :) but really you are welcome and thank you for the wonderful words!

01:39 PM Oct 15 2007 |

Black Sea

Black Sea


Hey Ocean,

Me again, did somebody tells you that you are perfect especially if it is about helping people who wants to learn or improve his or her English….

Thanks Again,  :)


11:13 AM Oct 15 2007 |




nice proverbs

i think you can make me perfect in english language.

11:18 AM Oct 13 2007 |



sorry i meant 5 stars however thank you for the tips**

10:09 PM Oct 12 2007 |

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