English Proverb Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old english proverb quotes, english proverb sayings, and english proverb proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Mind your p's and q's.      

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Let sleeping dogs lie.      

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Children are a poor man's riches.      

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A fault confessed is half redressed.      

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What's bred in the bone will come out in the flesh.      

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The darkest hours are just before dawn.      

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Every garden may have some weeds.      

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Never put off until tomorrow what can be done today.      

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It is an equal failing to trust everybody, and to trust nobody.      

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Many hands make light work.     

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Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.      

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If you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen.     

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Where there is a will there is a way.     

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Don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork.     

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Kisses that are easily obtained are easily forgotten.     

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He that would the daughter win must with the mother first begin.      

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Envy shoots at others and wounds itself.     

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A hero is a man who is afraid to run away.     

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When a man repeats a promise again and again, he means to fail you.     

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A young man idle, an old man needy.     

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A smooth sea never made skilled mariner.     

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Fools build houses, and wise men buy them.     

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All that glitters is not gold.     

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As every thread of gold is valuable, so is every moment of time.     

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Venture a small fish to catch a great one.     

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Use soft words and hard arguments.     

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Birds of a feather flock together.     

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The ship that will not obey the helm will have to obey the rocks.     

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You may poke a man's fire after you've known him for seven years.     

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Every path has its puddle.     

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