English Proverbs


The shortest answer is doing.

A degenerate nobleman is like a turnip. There is nothing good of him but that which is underground.

A poor beauty finds more lovers than husbands.

Cheat me in the price, but not in the goods.

While the doctors consult, the patient dies.

Some have been thought brave because they were afraid to run away.

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

Death is a shadow that always follows the body.

Speak not of my debts unless you mean to pay them.

He that seeks trouble never misses.

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.

A friend to all is a friend to none.

A hungry man is an angry man.

'Tis money that begets money.

The mob has many heads but no brains.

To talk without thinking is to shoot without aiming.

It is an equal failing to trust everybody, and to trust nobody.



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