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Proverbs and Sayings -- A


  • A bad cat deserves a bad rat.

  • A bad man is better than a bad name.

  • A bad way has a bad end.

  • A bad workman quarrels with his tools.

  • A base coin never runs.  

  • A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.

  • A black hen lays white eggs.

  • A blind man sometimes hits the mark.

  • A blind man will not thank you for a looking-glass.

  • A boaster and a liar are cousins.

  • A burnt child dreads the fire.

  • A cheating play never thrives.

  • A chip of the old block.

  • A constant guest is never welcome.

  • A contented mind is a contented feast.

  • A covetous man is ever in want. / All covet, all lost. / Avarice is the root of all evils.

  • A divided house cannot stand.

  • A drop in the ocean.

  • A fair face needs no paints.

  • A figure among ciphers.

  • A fog cannot be dispelled by a fan.

  • A fool and his money are soon parted.

  • A good Jack makes a good Gill.

  • A good name is better than bags of gold.

  • A good servant should have good wages.

  • A good tongue is a good weapon.

  • A good word costs nothing.

  • A honey tongue, a heart of gall.

  • A hungry man is an angry man.

  • A leopard cannot change its spots.

  • A lie has no leg to stand upon.

  • A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

  • A little pot is soon hot.

  • A little purse is a heavy curse.

  • A man can die once only.

  • A man is slave to his stomach.

  • A man’s worth is known after his death.

  • A nine day’s wonder.

  • A penny for your thoughts/a penny for them.

  • A pet lamb makes a cross ram.

  • A picture is worth a thousand words.

  • A prophet is not honored in his own country.

  • A robber in the garb of a saint.

  • A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

  • A rotten apple spoils the whole barrel.

  • A small leak can sink a great ship.

  • A stitch in time (saves nine).

  • A straw will show which way the wind blows.

  • A tame tongue is a rare bird.

  • A thing is valued where it belongs.

  • A trouble shared is a trouble halved.

  • A wolf in lamb’s/sheep’s clothing.

  • A woman’s mind and the winter wind change often.

  • Abide by your deeds.

  • Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

  • Absence sharpens love, (presence strengthens it.)

  • Accidents will happen.

  • Actions speak louder than words.

  • Add insult to injury. [to make relationship bad to worse]

  • Adversity flatters no man.

  • Adversity makes a man wise, not rich.

  • After lunch sleep a while, after dinner walk a mile.

  • Agree to differ. [to accept to have different opinions but discuss no longer]

  • Alarm bells ring/start ringing. [people starting to worry]

  • All are not like.

  • All good things must come to an end.

  • All that glitters/glistens is not gold.

  • All the world will beat the man whom fortune buffets.

  • All work and no play makes jack a dull boy.

  • All’s well that ends well.

  • An accused is required to be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

  • An ass went to ask for horns but lost his ears.

  • An empty brain is a devil’s workshop.

  • An empty vessel makes much noise.

  • An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.

  • An ignorant man keeping a great fuss.

  • An ill physician cannot cure others.

  • As are a man’s actions, so is his recompense.

  • As long as there is life, there is hope. / Where there is life, there is hope.

  • As the crow is, so the egg be.

  • As the king, so are the subjects

  • As you sow, so you reap.

  • Ashes fly back in the face of him who throws them.

  • Ask much to have a little.

  • At length the fox turns monk.






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