English Proverbs!

December 16, 2006 1:41am CST
A cat has nine lives. A cat in gloves catches no mice. (=Muffled cats catch no mice.) A cat may look at a king. A chain is no stronger than its weakest link. A fool and his money are soon parted. A fool may give a wise man counsel A friend in need is a friend indeed. A good dog deserves a good bone. A handful of common sense is worth a bushel of learning. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. A living dog is better than a dead lion. A man is known by his friends. A man is known by the company he keeps. A man's home is his castle. A rolling stone gathers no moss. A sheep among wolves A staff[stick] is quickly[soon] found to beat a dog with. A stitch in time saves nine. A wolf in sheep's clothing A woman's place is in the home. A woman's work is never done. A word spoken is past recalling. A work ill done must be twice done. A burnt child dreads the fire. A willing helper does not wait until he is asked. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Action is the proper fruit of knowledge. Actions speak louder than words. Affairs that are done by due degrees are soon ended. After a storm comes a calm. After praising the wine they sell us vinegar. Agree like cats and dogs All cats are grey in the dark. (=At night all cats are grey; when candles are out, all cats are grey.) All good things must come to an end. All is fair in love and war. All is over but the shouting. All lay load on the willing horse. All roads lead to Rome. All that glitters is not gold. All the world loves a lover. All time is no time when it is past. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All roads lead to Rome. All's well that ends well. Among the blind the one?eyed man is the king. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a sheep. An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth. An idle brain is the devil's workshop. An idle youth,a needy age. An old dog barks not in vain. An old dog will learn no new tricks. (=You cannot teach old dogs new tricks.) Anger and haste hinder good counsel. Appearances are deceptive. April showers brings may flowers. Art is long, life is short. As[like] a dog with two tails As a sheep among the shearers As poor as a church mouse As weak as a cat (=as weak as water) As well be hanged for a sheep as for a lamb As you make your bed, so must you lie in it. As you sow, so shall you reap. As you have made the bed, you must lie on it. Ask no questions and hear no lies. At the eleventh hour Bad news travels fast. Barking dogs seldom bite. Barking dogs seldom bite. Be (old) dog at (a thing) Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Beauty is only skin-deep. Beggars can't be choosers. Better be safe than sorry. Better die with honor than live with shame. Better late than never. Better master one than engage with ten. Better the devil you know than the devil you don't know. Better to be alone than in bad company. Better to die in glory than live in dishonor. Beware of a silent dog and still water. Birds of a feather flock together. Blood is thicker than water. Blood, toil, tears and sweat. Boys will be boys. Bring down the house Business before pleasure. Business is business. Business is the salt of life. Business makes a man as well as tries him. Business may be troublesome,but idleness is pernicious. Business neglected is business lost. Calamity is man true touchstone. Call somebody names Care and diligence bring luck. Catch as catch can. Charity begins at home. Christmas comes but once a year. Clean conscience laughs at false accusation. Come like a dog at a whistle Crime does not pay. Cry over spilt milk. Curiosity killed the cat. Dead men have no friends.
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