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.


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

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Craftiness must have clothes, but truth loves to go naked.     

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Memory is the treasure of the mind.     

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Never love with all your heart, it only ends in breaking.     

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An hour of pain is as long as a day of pleasure.     

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All that glitters is not gold.     

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Two is company, but three is none.     

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It takes three generations to make a gentleman.     

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When you're sick, you shouldn't look in the mirror or else your soul might fly into the glass and you'll die.     

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Learning makes the wise wiser, and the foolish more foolish.     

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Ne'er cast a clout till May be out.     

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So many mists in March, so many frosts in May.     

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Marry in May, rue for aye.     

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The cuckoo comes in April, / He sings his song in May; / In the middle of June He changes his tune, / And then he flies away.     

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A swarm in May is worth a load of hay; a swarm in June is worth a silver spoon; but a swarm in July is not worth     

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Sell in May and go away (come back on St Leger's day).     

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

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