Commonly-Used Proverbs

We often witness the frequent use of proverbs in our own language. Proverbs enrich the language and add depth of meaning. In this article, we will share these proverbs with you.

“A bad penny always turns up.”

“A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.”

“A chain is no stronger than its weakest link.”

“A fool and his money are soon parted.”

“A friend in need is a friend indeed.”

“A man is known by his friends.”

“A man is known by the company he keeps.”

“A man’s home is his castle.”

“A rolling stone gathers no moss.”

“A stitch in time saves nine.”

“A woman’s place is in the home.”

“A woman’s work is never done.”

“Absence makes the heart grow fonder.”

“Actions speak louder than words.”

“After a storm comes a calm.”

“Barking dogs seldom bite.”

“Beauty is only skin-deep.”

“Beggars can’t be choosers.”

“Better late than never.”

“Better be safe than sorry.”

“Better die with honor than live with shame.”

“Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t know.”

“Better to be alone than in bad company.”

“Birds of a feather flock together.”

“Blood is thicker than water.”

“Boys will be boys.”

“Business before pleasure.”

“Business is business.”

“Charity begins at home.”

“Christmas comes but once a year.”

“Cleanliness is next to godliness.”

“Crime does not pay.”

“Curiosity killed the cat.”

“Dead men have no friends.”

“Dead men tell no tales.”

“Death is the great leveler.”

“Diligence is the mother of good fortune.”

“Discretion is the better part of valor.”

“Divide and rule.”

“Do as I say, and not as I do.”

“Do not wear out your welcome.”

“Do unto others as you would like them to do unto you.”

“Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched.”

“Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face.”

“Don’t go near the water until you learn how to swim.”

“Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.”

“Don’t wash your dirty linen in public.”

“Early to bed and early to rise, make a man healthy, wealthy and wise.”

“Easier said than done.”

“Every bird loves to hear himself sing.”

“Every dog has his day.”

“Every family has a skeleton in the cupboard.”

“Every man has his faults.”

“Every man has his price.”

“Every man is his own worst enemy.”

“Every picture tells a story.”

“Experience is the best teacher.”

“Experience is the mother of wisdom.”

“Failure teaches success.”

“Faith will move mountains.”

“Familiarity breeds contempt.”

“Fear is stronger than love.”

“Fear of death is worse than death itself.”

“Fight fire with fire.”

“Finders keepers, losers weepers.”

“First come, first served.”

“First things first.”

“First think, and then speak.”

“Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.”

“Garbage in, garbage out.”

“Give credit where credit is due.”

“Give him an inch and he’ll take a yard.”

“Give the devil his due.”

“God helps them that help themselves.”

“Good fences make good neighbors.”

“Goodness is better than beauty.”

“Great minds think alike.”

“He is the best general who makes the fewest mistakes.”

“He that is master of himself, will soon be master of others.”

“He that knows nothing, doubts nothing.”

“He that plants a tree plants for posterity.”

“He who hesitates is lost.”

“Honesty is the best policy.”

“If a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.”

“Ignorance is bliss.”

“Ignorance of the law excuses no man.”

“In for a penny, in for a pound.”

“It is best to be on the safe side.”

“It is no use crying over spilt milk.”

“It never rains, but it pours.”

“It takes two to tango.”

“Jack of all trades, master of none.”

“Keep your mouth shut and your ears open.”

“Laughter is the best medicine.”

“Let bygones be bygones.”

“Let sleeping dogs lie.”

“Let the buyer beware.”

“Let the dead bury their dead.”

“Life is just a bowl of cherries.”

“Lightning never strikes twice in the same place.”

“Like father, like son.”

“Like mother, like daughter.”

“Live and learn.”

“Live and let live.”

“Look after number one.”

“Look before you leap.”

“Look on the bright side.”

“Love conquers all.”

“Love is blind.”

“Love makes the world go round.”

“Love sees no faults.”

“Love will find a way.”

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