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  1. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
  2. A fair face may hide a foul heart.
  3. A flow of words is no proof of wisdom.
  4. A fool finds a greater fool to admire him.
  5. A good wife makes a good husband.
  6. A friend in need is a friend in deed.
  7. A Little learning is a dangerous thing.
  8. A nod for a wise man and a rod for a fool.
  9. A rolling stone gathers no moss.
  10. A stitch in time saves nine.
  11. A watched pot never boils.
  12. A full purse never lacks friends.
  13. A ting of beauty is a joy for ever.
  14. A great man is often a bad neighbour.
  15. A light purse is a heavy curse.
  16. A Small spark makes a great fire.
  17. A good reputation is a fait estate.
  18. A civil denial is better than a rude grant.
  19. A Candle lights others, but consumes itself.
  20. A royal heart  is often hid under a tattered coat.
  21. A custom in teenage becomes nature in old age.
  22. Actions speak louder than words.
  23. Asses oats and horses eat them.
  24. Adversity flatters no man.,
  25. An Idle brain is the devil's workshop.
  26. All roads lead to Rome.
  27. All are not saints that go to church
  28. All that glitters is not gold.
  29. All is well that ends well.
  30. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boys
  31. A fool and his money are soon parted.
  32. A burnt child dreads the fire.
  33. A book cannot be judged by its cover.
  34. A man is known by the company he keeps.
  35. A secret foe gives a sudden blow
  36. A bully is always a coward.
  37. A cask of wine works more miracles than a Church.
  38. A good conscience is a soft pillow.
  39. A good scholar is always a bad teacher.
  40. A coward dies many times before his death.
  41. A constant guest is never welcome.
  42. A fool and his money are soon parted.
  43. A servant is known by his master's absence.
  44. A hedge between Keeps friendship green
  45. A long tongue is a sign of shorthand.
  46. A glutton digs his grave with his teeth.
  47. A light purse  makes a heavy heart.
  48. A good  lawyer is a bad neighbour.
  49. Hungry man is an angry man.
  50.  A just war is better than an unjust peace.
  51. A dollar saved is a rupee earned.
  52. A still tongue makes a wise head.
  53. A small leak will sink a great ship.
  54. an empty sack cannot stand upright.
  55. An ounce of luck is worth a pound of wisdom
  56. An old ox makes a straight furrow.
  57. An arrow  shot upright falls on the shooter's head.
  58. As old dog barks not in vain.
  59. An ill marriage is the spring of ill fortune.
  60. An army marches on its stomach.
  61. Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
  62. Adversity makes a man wise, but not rich.
  63. Affection blinds reason
  64. All is fair in love and war.
  65. Ask no questions and hear no lies.
  66. As soon as a man is born, he begins to die.
  67. Attack is the best form of defence.
  68. Authority shows the man
  69. Avoid business of any kind with kinsman


  1. Barking dog seldom bite
  2. Be slow to promise and quick to perform.
  3. Better be alone than in bad company
  4. Be a Roman while you are in Rome
  5. Birds of the same feather flock together
  6. Blood is thicker than water
  7. Borrowed garments never fit well.
  8. Burn not your house to get rid of mice.
  9. Business neglected is business lost
  10. Beauty is only skin deep.
  11. Beauty is potent, but money is omnipotent
  12. Better buy than borrow.
  13. Better mend the shoe than pinch the foot
  14. Better die with honour than live with shame
  15. Better be envied than pitied.
  16. Better tell a lie that heals than a truth that wounds.
  17. Better beg than steal.
  18. Better to wear out than to rust out.
  19. Better cross an angry man than a hungry man.
  20. Better untaught than ill taught.
  21. Beggars can't be choosers.
  22. Beggars breed and the rich feed.
  23. Books and friends should be few, but good.
  24. Brevity is the soul of wit.

  1. Children and fools tell the truth.
  2. Charity begins at home, but should not end there.
  3. Cleanliness is next to Godliness.
  4. Contentment is more than a Kingdom.
  5. Cross on his breast drives away the devil in his heart.
  6. Coming events cast their shadows before.
  7. Count not your chickens before they are hatched.
  8. Confidence is the companion of success.
  9. Courtesy costs nothing.
  10. Cut your coat according to your cloth
  11. Cats hide their claws.
  12. Call no man happy till his death.
  13. Counsel is no command.
  14. Content lodges in cottages than in castles,
  15. Cruelty is the strength of the wicked.
  16. Creditors have better memories than debtors.
  17. Cruelty deserves no mercy.
  18. Cutoff a dog's tail and he will be a dog still.
  1. Diamond cuts diamond.
  2. Disgrace is worse than death
  3. Diet cures more than doctors.
  4. Distant drums sound well.
  5. Death keeps no calendar.
  6. Death is the poor man's best physician.
  7. Desire knows no rest.
  8. Desires are nourished by delays.
  9. Devil finds work for idle hands to do.
  10. Diligence is the mother of good fortune.
  11. Doing is better than saying.
  12. Do not put all your eggs in one basket.
  13. Do not wash your dirty linen in public
  14. Empty vessels make much sound.
  15. Every dog has his day.
  16. Everyday is not a Sunday.
  17. Every rule has an exception
  18. Every potter praises his own pot.
  19. Every tide has its ebb.
  20. Experience is the mother of all knowledge.
  21. Example is better than precept.
  22. Eagles do not breed doves.
  23. Eat at pleasure, drink by measure.
  24. Eggs and oaths are easily broken.
  25. Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
  26. Every cloud has a silver lining.
  27. Expectation is better than realisation.
  28. Experience is the best teacher.
  29. Eyes are the windows of the soul.


  1. Fame is a magnifying glass.
  2. Faults are thick where love is thin.
  3. Fair without and foul within.
  4. Failure is the stepping stone to success.
  5. False friends are worse than open enemies.
  6. First deserve, then desire.
  7. Fame is the perfume of good deeds.
  8. Familiarity breeds contempt.
  9. Faults are thick where love is thin.
  10. Feed a cold and starve a fever.
  11. Few lawyers die well, few physicians live well.
  12. Fear of death is greater than death itself.
  13. Fine feathers make fine birds.
  14. Forty is the old age of youth ; fifty is the youth of old age.
  15. Fortune favours the bold.
  16. Forgive and forget.
  17. Fortune favours fools.
  18. Fools set stools for wise men to stumble at.
  19. Fools live poor to die rich.
  20. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
  21. From listening comes wisdom, and from speaking repentance


  1. Gather pebbles, and expect Roubles.
  2. Give a dog a bad name and hang him.
  3. God helps those who help themselves.
  4. God cures and the doctor takes the fee.
  5. Great engines turn on small pivots.
  6. Grief is the canker of heart.
  7. Gems cannot be polished without friction.
  8. Give the devil his due.
  9. Give a thief long rope and he will hang himself.
  10. Go east or west ; your house is the best.
  11. Good lenders are bad neighbours.
  12. Go by measure ; enjoy your treasure.
  13. God forgives him who forgives others.
  14. God gives rain, but not the reservoir.
  15. Goods that are much on show lose their colour.
  16. Grave is the remedy for old age.
  17. Great spenders are bad creditors.
  18. Grey hair is a sign of old age, not of wisdom.
  19. Great honours are great burdens.

  1. Habit is the second nature.
  2. Haste makes waste, and waste makes want.
  3. He makes no friend, who never made a foe.
  4. He is a wolf in lamb's skin.
  5. He who loves not his country, can love nothing.
  6. Health is better than wealth.
  7. Hedges have eyes and walls have ears.
  8. Honesty is the best policy.
  9. Hope is the anchor of life.
  10. He who swells in prosperity will shrink in adversity.
  11. Hunger is sharper than sword.
  12. He that has a wife, has a master.
  13. He gives twice who gives quickly.
  14. He who rides the tiger is afraid to dismount. Help you to salt, help you to sorrow.
  15. He laughs best who laughs last.
  16. He preaches well that lives well.
  17. He teaches ill, who teaches all.
  18. He conquers who endures.
  19. He that hopes not for good, fears not evil. 
  20. He that eats least, eats most. .
  21. He who lives by the sword, dies by the sword. 
  22. He helps little that helps not himself.
  23. He that handles thorns shall prick his fingers.
  24. He that hurts another hurts himself.
  25. He that walketh with wise men shall be wise.
  26. He that forecasts perils, will never sail across the sea. 
  27. He that is master of himself, will soon be master of others. 
  28. He that plants trees, plants for posterity.
  29. He that seeks trouble, always fmds it.
  30. He thinks not well, that thinks not again.
  31. He that knows nothing, doubts nothing.
  32. He that loves the tree, loves the branches.
  33. He travels fastest who travels alone.
  34. He who seeks revenge, digs two graves.
  35. Hear much, speak little.
  36. Hope deferred maketh the heart sick. 
  37. Honours change manners.
  38. Hoist your sail when the wind is fair.
  39. Hope for the best ; prepare for the worst.
  40.  Hunger is the hand maid of genius.
  41. Humble hearts have humble desires. 


  1. Idleness is the root of all evil. 
  2. If wishes were horses, beggars might ride. 
  3. Ignorance of law is no excuse. 
  4. Ignorance is the mother of impudence. 
  5. It is never too late to mend. 
  6. Industry is fortune’s right hand. 
  7. If you are planning for a century, plant men of great wisdom.
  8. If you tell me what you eat, I will tell you what you are. 
  9. In a calm sea, every man is a good sailor. 
  10. It is more blessed to give than to receive. 
  11. It is not the pigtail that makes the priest.
  12. It is better to be the hammer than the anvil. .
  13. It is too late to call back yesterday. 
  14. It is not the beard that makes the philosopher.

  1. Jack of all trades and master of none, 
  2. Joy and sorrow are today and tomorrow.
  3. Joy and sorrow are next door neighbours.
  4. Judge not, that ye be not judged.


  1. Knowledge is more powerful than more strength. 
  2. Knowledge is light, ignorance is darkness.
  3. Keep your mouth shut and ears open.
  4. Keep quiet ; people will think that you are a philosopher.


  1. Little strokes fell great oaks.
  2. Look before you leap.
  3. Love is blind.
  4. Life is a journey from cradle to grave. 
  5. Laugh and grow fat.
  6. Laughter is the best medicine.
  7. Lean liberty is better than fat slavery.
  8. Lend your money and lose your friend. 
  9. Lend only that which you can afford to lose.
  10. Liberty is not licence.
  11. Life is short and time is swift.
  12. Lie with the lamb and rise with the lark. 
  13. Lightning never strikes twice at the same place. 
  14. Life without a friend is death without a witness.
  15. Living well is the best revenge.
  16. Live and let live
  17. Long in court, deep in hell.


  1. Make hay when the sun shines.
  2. Man proposes, God disposes.
  3. Marry in haste and repent at leisure. 
  4. Misfortunes seldom come alone. 
  5. Man is the key, but the woman turns it
  6. Man earns money and the woman keeps it.‘ 
  7. Mathematics is the mother of all sciences. 
  8. Marriages are made in heaven.
  9. Measure of things is treasure of things. 
  10. Misfortunes tell us, what fortune is. 
  11. Misfortune makes foes of friends.
  12. Millers are the last to die of famine. 


  1. Never make a mountain of a mole hill.
  2. Necessity is the mother of invention. 
  3. Necessity knows no law.
  4. Never be weary of doing good. 
  5. No gains without pains.
  6. No man can serve two masters.
  7. Nothing moves more quickly than scandal.
  8. Nature is your best teacher. 
  9. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. 
  10. Need makes the man run naked.
  11. Never too late to learn.
  12. Never answer a letter when you are angry.
  13. No man is indispensable.
  14. Nothing is given so freely as advice.
  15. Nothing is so definite as death.
  16. Nothing sharpens your sight like envy. 
  17. Nothing permanent except change and change. 


  1. Obedience is the mother of all virtues
  2. One man’s food is another man’s poison.
  3. Old habits die hard.
  4. Old sins cast long shadows.
  5. One lie makes many.
  6. One of these days is none of these days.
  7. bne thief will not rob the other. 
  8. Opportunity seldom knocks twice.
  9. One who lives in a glass house, must not tharow stones at others.
  1. Penny Wise, pound foolish.
  2. Poets are born, but orators are made. 
  3. Practice makes perfect.
  4. Poverty breeds contempt.
  5. Prevention is better than cure.
  6. Pride goes before a fall. 
  7. Procrastination is the thief of time. 
  8. Punctuality isthe soul of business.
  9. Public voice is God’s voice. 
  10. Pardon is the choicest flower of victory. 
  11. Patience provoked turns to fury.
  12. Peacock has fair feathers, but foul feet. 
  13. Pen is mightier than the sword.
  14. Play with fire and get burnt. 
  15. Poverty is the mother of good health.
  16. Poverty is the birth-right of all poets.
  17. Practise What you preach. 
  18. Preserve the old, but know the new. 
  19. Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.
  20. Pursuits become habits.
  21. Put your trust in God, and keep your powder dry.
  22. Put the saddle on the right horse.

  1. Riches have wings.
  2. Rip not the old sore.
  3. Rob Peter, and pay Paul.
  4. Rome was not built in a day.
  5. Rare visits bring long compliments,
  6. Reward and punishment are the tools of social order. 
  7. Rupee is round and it rolls away easily.


  1. Sadness and gladness succeed each other.
  2. Set a thief to catch a thief.
  3. Shallow brooks are noisy.
  4. Slow and steady wins the race.
  5. Some do the sowing, others the reaping.
  6. Something is better than nothing.
  7. Spare the rod and spoil the child.
  8. Speech is silvem, but silence is golden.
  9. Strike While the iron is hot.
  10. Success comes to those who dare and act.
  11. Sweet are the uses of adversity.
  12. Safety lies in solitude. 
  13. Silence is golden.
  14. Sit a While after dinner, walk a while after supper. 
  15. Small gifts make friends, great ones make enemies.


  1. The foolish seek wealth, the wise perfection. 
  2. The child is the father of the man. 
  3. The face is the index of mind. 
  4. The old order changeth yielding place to new.
  5. The path of duty is the way to glory. 
  6. The wearer knows where the shoe pinches.
  7. They that know nothing, fear nothing. 
  8. There is many a slip between the cup and the lip. 
  9. Time devours everything. 
  10. Think before you ink. 
  11. The tree is known by the fruit it bears. 
  12. The error is human, to forgive is divine.
  13. Tomorrow comes never.
  14. Too much familiarity breeds contempt.
  15. Tongue is not steel, but cuts deeper.
  16. Trade knows neither friend nor kindred.
  17. Two of a trade seldom agree.
  18. Talk of the devil, and he is bound to appear.
  19. Tell a woman she is fair, and she will soon turn fool. 
  20. The very best things in life are free.
  21. Time is a great healer.
  22. Time and tide wait for no man.
  23. Tell a lie that heals than a truth that wounds. 
  24. Think deeply, talk sparingly.
  25. Think more, talk less.
  26. The wages of sin is death.
  27. The weeds over grow the corn.
  28. The end of passion is the beginning of repentance. 
  29. The folly of one man is the fortune of another.
  30. The end justifies the means.
  31. The eyes are the windows of the soul.
  32. The more one knows, the less one believes.
  33. The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
  34. The forbidden fruit is always sweet.
  35. The better the day, the better the deed.
  36. The early bird catches the prey.
  37. The longer you look at a thing, the less you like it.
  38. The noblest vengeance is to forgive.
  39. The family that prays together, stays together.
  40. The best throw of the dice is to throw them away.
  41. The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.
  42. The disease known is half cured. 
  43. The pot calls the kettle black. 
  44. They die Well that live well.
  45. There will be a black sheep in every flock.
  46. Thieves and whores meet at the gallows. 
  47. To lengthen thy life hen thy life, lessen thy meal. 
  48. To fall into sin is human and to remain in sin is devilish. 
  49. Trust not a woman who weeps repeatedly. 
  50. Truth sits on the lips of a dying man.
  51. Trust not a new friend nor an old enemy. 
  52. True love never grows old. 
  53. Trouble brings experience and experience brings wisdom.

  1. Union is strength.
  2. Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.
  3. United we stand divided we fall. 
  1. Variety is the spice of life.
  2. Vows made in storms are forgotten in calms. 


  1. Wisdom is the daughter of old age.
  2. Where there is will, there is a way.
  3. Where there is smoke, there is Ere.
  4. What cannot be cured must be endured. Walls have cars.
  5. We live by laws, not by examples.
  6. Weeds want no sowing.
  7. Wedlock is a padlock.
  8. Weigh justly and sell dearly.
  9. When the cat is away, the mice will play. 
  10. When the wine is in, the wit is out.
  11. When love is greatest, words are fewest.
  12. When wealth is lost ,nothing is lost; when health is lost, everything is lost. 
  13. When heart is full of lust, the mouth is full of leasing's
  14. Where ignorance is bliss, it is folly to be wise.
  15. when there is no trust, there is no love.
  16. Why buy a cow, when the milk is cheap? 
  17. Why keep a dog and bark yourself?
  18. Who borrows to build, builds to sell.
  19. Who knows much will suffer much.
  20. Wicked need beating, rugged need teaching. 
  21. Win a good reputation and sleep at ease.
  22. Wise spenders are good schemers.
  23. Wisdom and virtue are like the two Wheels of a cart
  24. Wounds may be healed, yet the scars remain.

  1. You-shall reap as you sow. 
  2. You can lead a horse to water, but can’t make him drink. 
  3. You cannot eat your cake and have it too.
  4. You always appears smaller than I. 
  5. Youth and the aged  will never agree.  


  1.  Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.

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