Classic Proverbs

Below are some timeless proverbs that we've all heard throughout our lives in one way or another.

Read them over, I'm sure at least a couple will stick out in your memory.



Hunger is the best sauce.
Plan the work, work the plan.
If the shoe fits, wear it.
If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.
Let sleeping dogs lie.
Look before you leap.
Make hay while the sun shines.
He who cureth can maketh ill.
What goes around, comes around.
From shirtsleves to shirtsleves in three generations.
A barking dog never bites.
You might someday look back on your life and see the times you struggled were the best times of all.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
Waste not, want not.
A friend in need is a friend indeed.
The squeaky wheel gets the grease.
All that glitters is not gold.
Where there's smoke, there's fire.
As you sow, so you shall reap.
Bad news travels quickly.
Beauty is only skin deep.
One rotten apple spoils the barrel.
Better late than never.
Birds of a feather flock together.
Chickens will come home to roost.
The cream always rises.
Don't count your chickens before they're hatched.
Might makes right.
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
Too many cooks spoil the broth.
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
Every cloud has a sliver lining.
God helps those who help themselves.
Half a loaf is better than no bread.
He laughs best that laughs last.
He who hesitates is lost.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
One man's meat is another man's poison.
A new broom sweeps clean.
What goes around, comes around.
Opposites attract.
Out of sight, out of mind.
A rolling stone gathers no moss.
Don't judge a book by its cover.
People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
Practice makes perfect.
Better safe than sorry.
Rome wasn't built in a day.
Don't spit into the wind.
Still waters run deep.
A nod's as good as a wink to a blind man.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
A fool and his money are soon parted.
The best laid plans of mice and men oft go awry
The best way to a man's heart is through his stomach.
The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice.
The early bird catches the worm.
One swallow doesn't make a summer.
The end justifies the means.
The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.
The longest journey begins with a single step.
A stitch in time saves nine.
Two heads are better than one.
We'll cross that bridge when we come to it.
Don't cry over spilt milk.
What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
A penny saved is a penny earned.
A watched pot never boils.
Don't throw the baby out with the bath water.
You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make him drink.

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