English Proverbs (2201-2300)

Speak well of the dead.

Wild and stout never wants a staff.

Accidents will happen.

An owl is the king of the night.

Better sold than bought.

He that has no heart ought to have heels.

The more you drive a man, the less he will do.

He that has a wife has strife.

Lies have short wings.

The greatest clerks are not the wisest men.

Women and weal can never agree.

Wood warms a man twice.

It is working that makes a workman.

He is worth gold that carries it.

Paddle your own canoe.

Wine makes all sorts of creatures at table.

A boaster and a liar are all one.

The best of men are but men at the best.

A good word is as soon said as a bad one.

A lie begets a lie.

Love is liberal.

The best mirror is an old friend.

When the fox preaches, beware the geese.

A barking dog bites little.

Wise men learn by others' faults, fools by their own.

He that lies on the ground can fall no lower.

The wise man must carry the fool upon his shoulders.

Prosperity discovers vice, adversity virtue.

If things were to be done twice, all would be wise.

He is rich enough that wants nothing.

Ingratitude is worse than witchcraft.

He that is in poverty is still in suspicion.

He's an ill cook that can't lick his own fingers.

Crows do not pick out crows' eyes.

Cream is thicker than water.

Of a little take a little, of a mickle, mickle.

Treasure is tickle.

A stick is quickly found to beat a dog with.

It is an ill army where the devil carries the colors.

Knowledge is not to be concealed
like a candle under a bushel.

Cursing the weather is bad farming.

Advice that ain't paid for ain't no good.

An idle head is a box for the wind.

No honey without gall.

An old dog bites sore.

A black hen will lay a white egg.

The brains don't lie in the beard.

An ass must be tied where the master will have him.

Good sailors are tried in a storm.

An empty belly hears nobody.

Throw dirt enough and some will stick.

The more the merrier.

He that marries for wealth sells his liberty.

Quiet sleep feels no foul weather.

Ask the mother if the child be like his father.

Look high and fall low.

Anything for a quiet life.

He that has no wife, beats her often.

Need makes the old wife trot.

The rich feast, the poor fast; the dogs dine, the poor pine.

It is hard to please all.

The finest shoe often hurts the foot.

It is a foolish sheep that makes
the wolf his confessor.

A pitiful surgeon spoils a sore.

The higher standing, the lower fall.

Might is right.

Lightly come, lightly go.

Art has no enemy but ignorance.

An ignorant consent is no consent.

The thought has good legs, and the quill a good tongue.

Law governs man, and reason the law.

He has a great fancy to marriage
that goes to the devil for a wife.

Great head and little wit.

Contentment is the greatest wealth.

He that teaches himself has a fool as his master.

It's an ill wind that blows nobody good.

Like wood, like arrows.

Life lies not in living but in liking.

Humor is like a cosset lamb.

A silent woman is better than a double-tongued man.

Valor can do little without discretion.

He that serves at the altar ought to live by the altar.

In silk and scarlet walks many a harlot.

An ill master makes an ill servant.

The mill gets by going.

You never know what you can do till you try.

Germs are killed by boiling,
and what will not poison you ,will fatten you.

It is an ill bird that fouls its own nest.

It is a silly goose that comes to a fox's sermon.

A kind heart loses nought at last.

The love of money and the love of learning rarely meet.

Butter is gold in the morning, silver at noon, and lead at night.

Apparel makes the man.

A mouse can build a home without timber.

Spinning out of time never made good cloth.

The law is not the same at morning and at night.

Who swims on sin shall sink in sorrow.

There's no going to heaven in a sedan.

It is no sin to cheat the devil.

Put no more in the pocket than it will hold.

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