English Proverbs (3401-3500)

Ill does the devil preserve his servant.

Pretty things are made for money.

A stumble may prevent a fall.

Wolves never prey upon wolves.

Pain is the price that God puts upon all things.

Everything has its price.

Love is the true price of love.

Whom weal pricks, sorrow comes after and licks.

Charity and pride do both feed the poor.

Trouble springs from idleness.

A man surprised is half beaten.

Good laws often proceed from bad manners.

One extreme produces another.

When the pig is proffered hold up the poke.

Praise without profit puts little into the pot.

A good salad may be the prologue to a bad supper.

He is proper that has proper conditions.

Wise men propose and fools determine.

Man proposes but God disposes.

The haughty in prosperity are meanest in adversity.

Innocence is no protection.

He that is too proud to ask is too good to receive.

Jesters do often prove prophets.

Attitudes don't prove anything.

Prayers and provender hinder no journey.

Wise men make proverbs and fools repeat them.

Zeal without prudence is frenzy.

Death keeps no calendar.

He that sups upon salad goes not to bed fasting.

Brevity is the soul of wit.

When two ride on one horse, one must sit behind.

He that praises publicly, will slander privately.

The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

It is easier to pull down than to build up.

Many by wit purchase wealth,
but none by wealth purchase wit.

A wise man ought not to be ashamed to change his purpose.

A drunkard's purse is a bottle.

Servants should put on patience when they put on a livery.

The charitable gives out at the door,
and God puts in at the window.

Who lives well dies well.

Borrowed things will home.

Wine in, wit out.

That is a wise delay which makes the road safe.

What is a workman without his tools.

The young pig grunts like the old sow.

There is no wool so white but a dyer can make it black.

Set a beggar on horseback and he'll never alight.

Great events are brought about by small beginnings.

Better untaught than ill taught.

There was never a good knife made of bad steel.

Busy will have bands.

Love and a cough cannot be hid.

Bear wealth; Poverty will bear itself.

Pride goes before, shame follows after.

New meat begets a new appetite.

Charity begins at home.

Experience is the best rule to walk by.

Praise makes good men better and bad men worse.

Every bird likes its own nest.

Beauty without bounty avails nought.

Obey orders or break owners.

Age and wedlock bring a man to his nightcap.

Such beef, such broth.

Boldness in business is the first, second, and third thing.

It is good to buy wit with other men's money.

Nothing should be bought that can be made or done without.

Don't make yourself a mouse, or the cat will eat you.

Fewer the better cheer.

The chief mourner does not always attend the funeral.

Cold pudding settles love.

Two are company.

Sloth is the devil's cushion or pillow.

He'll dance to nothing but his own pipe.

The day is short and the work is long.

A knave discovered is a great fool.

The world will do its own business.

Put not your hand in a dog's mouth.

Empty vessels make the most sound.

Every wind ill to a broken ship.

Where there are women and geese, there wants no noise.

Please the eye and plague the heart.

One fair day assures not a good summer.

The fairest rose at last is withered.

The wish is father to the thought.

Ships fear fire more than water.

Seek till you find and you'll not lose your labor.

The finest flower will soonest fade.

The first blow is half the battle.

A flea-bitten horse never tires.

Where every hand fleeces, the sheep goes naked.

None is so wise but the fool overtakes him.

Gifts from enemies are dangerous.

The hard gives no more than he that has nothing.

Wit and wisdom are good warison.

A good servant must have good wages.

Good masters make good servants.

A good Jack makes a good Jill.

Of little meddling comes great rest.

God has often a great share in a little house.

Grace grows after governance.

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