English Proverbs (3201-3300)

Prudent pauses forward business.

Win at first and lose at last.

A man is a man if he have but a nose on his face.

Truth and roses have thorns about them.

Nothing is impossible.

He that has most time has none to lose.

Green wood makes a hot fire.

Goodness is not tied to greatness.

The game is not worth the candle.

Take your wife's first advice, and not her second.

Eat to live, not live to eat.

Trust is the mother of deceit.

Nothing venture, nothing have.

Sound love is not soon forgotten.

Mirth and mischief are two things.

Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you.

Touch my property touch my life.

A proud heart and a beggar's purse agree not well together.

Old and tough, young and tender.

Winter weather and women's thoughts change often.

Punctuality is the soul of business.

The fairer the paper the fouler the blot.

A fault is sooner found than mended.

Money is round.

An ounce of debt will not pay a pound of care.

Four eyes see more than two.

While the word is in your mouth it is your own;
when it is once spoken, it is another's.

Sweet meat will have sour sauce.

Honors nourish arts.

Wife a mouse, quiet house; wife a cat, dreadful that.

Fruit out of season, sorrow out of reason.

Widow's children turn out well.

Experience without learning is better
than learning without experience.

All saint without, all devil within.

Better bad than without.

Look not a gift horse in the mouth.

The devil is seldom outshot in his own bow.

The show is over.

He that will not go over the stile must be thrust through the gate.

Unmannerliness is not so impolite as over-politeness.

The weeds overgrow the corn.

Two executors and an overseer make three thieves.

A man may provoke his own dog to bite him.

Show me a liar, and I'll show you a thief.

Every light has its shadow.

As you sow so will you reap.

Do well and have well.

No lock will hold against the power of gold.

A wife ought to have her will during life,
because she cannot make one when she dies.

Wine and wenches empty men's purses.

A lowing cow soon forgets her calf.

A closed mouth makes a wise head.

Every man cannot speak with the king.

Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.

Sins are not known till they be acted.

Let every man skin his own skunks.

Bones bring meat to town.

He that travels far knows much.

He that sows iniquity shall reap sorrow.

The fox is taken when he comes to take.

Beauty draws more than oxen.

Spare when you are young and spend when you are old.

Fair words make fools fain.

One can't help many, but many can help one.

Keep your house and your house will keep you.

What costs little is little esteemed.

Every horse thinks his own pack heaviest.

There is falsehood in packing.

A mad bull is not to be tied up with a packthread.

Every pleasure has a pain.

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Nothing to be got without pains.

A good face needs no paint.

One pair of legs is worth two pairs of hands.

All things have an end.

Boil not the pap before the child be born.

One fault does but one pardon need.

No penny, no pardon.

The offender never pardons.

Appearances are deceitful.

Spare to speak and spare to speed.

There are more places than the parish church.

Valor that parleys is near yielding.

Friends must part.

Let the world pass.

Words may pass, but blows fall heavy.

Patience, money, and time bring all things to pass.

A man in passion rides a horse,
that runs away with him.

Where the heart is past hope, the face is past shame.

Breed is stronger than pasture.

No remedy but patience.

A hog upon trust grunts till he’s paid for.

Dogs that bark after a wagon keep out of the way of the whip.

He that talks to himself talks to a fool.

There are more ways to kill a dog than hanging.

Hell is paved with good intentions.

If one plays with a lion, let him beware of its paw.

They that danced should pay the piper.

Misreckoning is no payment.

He that pays last never pays twice.

It is a bad cloth that will take no color.

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