English Proverbs (5301-5400)

No fence against ill fortune.

There's a daily cost, and all of it lost.

The dainty thing would have a dainty dish.

A fair woman without virtue is like palled wine.

It takes all sorts to make a world.

Better a quick penny than a dallying shilling.

The dirt always goes before the broom.

Every lamb knows its dam.

Some are very busy and yet do nothing.

When we have gold we are in fear,
when we have none we are in danger.

What is not wisdom is danger.

Delays are dangerous.

One man's breath, another's death.

Dogs bark as they are bred.

It is a bad cause that none dare speak in.

One may think that dares not speak.

Dark thoughts lead to dark deeds.

When the belly is full, the bones would be at rest.

Wonder is the daughter of ignorance.

The hog never looks up to him
that threshes down the acorns.

Praise not the day before night.

Sweet discourse makes short days and nights.

A bad excuse is better than none.

He dies like a beast who has done no good while he lived.

Better a barn filled than a bed.

Beauty will buy no beef.

Marry a widow before she leaves mourning.

If wishes were thrushes beggars would eat birds.

Deem the best till the truth be tried out.

A black sheep is a biting beast.

All are not hunters that blow the horn.

It is too late to spare when the bottom is bare.

A thread breaks where it is weakest.

All promises are either broken or kept.

He that blames would buy.

You may know by a handful the whole sack.

You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.

He has not lost all who has one cast left.

A bird may be caught with a snare that will not be shot.

Good words are worth much and cost little.

Light love will change.

He who has an ill cause, let him sell it cheap.

Eat not cherries with the great.

With age comes wisdom.

He has enough who is contented with a little.

Who buys dear and takes up on credit,
shall ever sell to his loss.

It is a cunning part to play the fool well.

Pity cures envy.

Many kiss the hand they wish cut off.

It's dangerous marrying a widow
because she has cast her rider.

You can't wean babies in a day.

One sword keeps another in the sheath.

Do not make your tail broader than your wings.

Fools and little dogs are ladies' playfellows.

Every ill man has his ill day.

Fortune favors fools.

He that will deceive the fox must rise betimes.

Hope deferred makes the heart sick.

The tongue is the rudder of our ship.

First deserve and then desire.

Tell a woman she's a beauty,
and the devil will tell her so ten times.

Women, money and wine, have their good and their pine.

Every beginning is difficult.

Fish bred up in dirty pools will taste of mud.

Every path has a puddle.

Fools will be meddling.

Many lords, many laws.

Better a lean jade than an empty halter.

He that does what he will does not what he ought.

He that is born to be hanged
will never be drowned.

Sunday Every day is not Sunday.

Boys will be boys.

To a rude ass a rude keeper.

Pride will spit in pride's face.

Daughters and dead fish are no keeping wares.

None so deaf as those that won't hear.

He who is carried by horses must deal with rogues.

He is a fool that deals with fools.

Experience is good, if not bought too dear.

He that buys dearly must sell dearly.

Where nothing is, a little does ease.

You eat and eat but you do not drink to fill you.

Old promise is debt.

Sorrow will pay no debt.

He who trusts not is not deceived.

Fair words, foul deeds.

Ill doers are ill deemers.

Still waters run deep.

In the deepest water is the best fishing.

No matter how you slice it, it’s still baloney.

Deliberating is not delaying.

Danger and delight grow on one stock.

Deliver your words not by number but by weight.

A golden shield is of great defense.

Go to the end of the rainbow
and you'll find a crock of gold.

No man knows what is good except he who has endured evil.

He that asks faintly begs a denial.

Death when it comes will have no denial.

Who gives to all denies all.

Gifts enter without knocking.

❖❖❖