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A bad penny always comes back.
A bad shearer never had a good sickle.
A bad workman always blames his tools.
A bad workman quarrels with his tools
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
A burnt child dreads the fire.
A cat may look at a king.
A chain is no stronger than its weakest link."
A clear conscience is like a coat of mail.
A clear conscience laughs at false accusation.
A constant guess is never welcome.
A contented mind is a perpetual feast.
A creaking gate hangs long.
Actions speak louder than words.
Advice when most needed is least heeded.
A fair face may hide a foul heart. (Fair face, foul heart.)
A fault confessed is half redressed.
A fool and his money are easily parted.
A fox smells its own lair first."
A friend in need is a friend indeed.
A friend should bear a friend's infirmities.
A friend to everybody is a friend to nobody.
= A friend to all is a friend to none.
After a storm comes a calm.
After dinner sit a while, after supper walk a mile.
After rain comes sunshine.
A good beginning makes a good ending.
A good conscience is a safe pillow.
A good man in an evil society seems the greatest villain of all.
A guilty conscience needs no accuser.
A handful of trade is a handful of gold.
A honey tongue, a heart of gall.
A hundred tricks are not so good as one well-learned trade.
A jack of all trades is master of none.
A joke never gains an enemy but often loses a friend.
A lamb is as dear to a poor man as an ox to the rich.
A leopard cannot change his spots.
A lie can be halfway around the world before the truth gets its boots on.
A lie has no legs.
A little learning is a dangerous thing.
A little pot is soon hot.
All are not saints that go to church.
All are not thieves that dogs bark at.
All asses wag their ears.
All bread is not baked in one oven.
All cats love fish but fear to wet their paws.
All covet, all lose.
All flowers are not in one garland.
All good things come to and end.
All is fair in love and war.
All is fair in war.
All is fish that comes to one』s net.
All is flour that comes to his mill.
All is not at hand that helps.
All is not gain that is put in the purse.
All is not lost that is in danger.
All is well that ends well.
A man may dig his grave with his teeth.
A man may lead a horse to the water, but he cannot make him drink.
All men are mortal.
All men cannot be first.
All one』s geese are swans.
All rivers run into the sea.
All roads lead to Rome.
All shall be well, Jack shall have Jill.
All that glitters is not gold.
All the wit in the world is not in one head.
All things are obedient to money.
All things are difficult before they are easy.
All things are easy that are done willingly.
All things are obedient to money.
All things will come round to him who will but wait.
All time is no time when it is past.
All truths are not to be told.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
Although it rains, throw not away your watering pot.
A merry heart makes a long life.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
An eye for an eye, and we will all go blind.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
An uncut gem goes not sparkle.
A miss is as good as a mile.
A penny saved is a penny earned.
A person is known by the company he keeps.
A pot of milk is ruined by a drop of poison.
Apparel makes the man.
April showers bring May flowers.
A quiet conscience sleeps in thunder.
A rolling stone gathers no moss.
Art has no enemy but ignorance.
Art is a lie that enables us to realize the truth. (Pablo Picasso)
Art is civilization and civilization is art. (Latin Proverb)
Art is long, life is short.
As a man sows, so shall he reap.
Ask and you shall receive.
Ask me no questions, I will tell you no lies.
Ask no questions and hear no lies.
A soft answer turned away wrath.
A sound mind lies in a sound body.
A stitch in time saves nine.
A straight stick is crooked in the water.
As you make your bed so you must lie on it.
As you sow, so shall you reap.
A thousand friends are few, one enemy is too many.
A tooth for a tooth, and an eye for an eye.
A tree is known by its fruit.
A woman's work is never done.
A word to the wise is enough.
A word once spoken can never be recalled.
Bad news travels fast.
Barking dogs seldom bite.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Beauty is but skin deep.
Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes straight to the bone.
Beer before liquor, you'll never be sicker, but liquor before beer and you're in the clear.
Beggars must not be choosers.
Better be the head of an ass than the tail of a horse.
Better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion.
Better late than never.
Better safe than sorry.
Better the devil you know than the devil you don't.
Between two stools you fall to the ground.
Birds of a feather flock together.
Bitter pills may have blessed effects.
Blood is thicker than water.
Blood will out.
Boys will be boys.
Brain is better than brawn.
Bread is the staff of life.
Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, dine like a pauper.
Brevity is the soul of wit.
Business before pleasure.
Butter is gold in the morning, silver at noon, lead at night.
Care killed a cat.
Charity begins at home.
Chance favors the prepared mind.
Cider on beer, never fear; beer upon cider, makes a bad rider.
Close but no cigar.
Clothes don't make the man.
Comparisons are odious.
Constant dripping wears away the stone.
Cowards die many times, but a brave man only dies once.
Cross the stream where it is the shallowest.
Curiosity killed the cat.
Cut your coat according to your cloth.
Death is the great leveler.
Deeds, not words.
Desperate diseases must have desperate cures(remedies).
Diamond cut diamond.
Different sores must have different salves.
= Different strokes for different folks.
= Difficulty makes desire.
Diseases come on horseback, but steal away on foot.
= Diseases come on horseback, but go away on foot."
Do as you would be done by.
Doctors make the worst patients.
= Don't burn your bridges before they're crossed.
= Don't burn your bridges behind you.
Dog does not cat dog.
Do in Rome as the Romans do.
Don't change horses in mid-stream.
Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.
Don't cross a bridge until you come to it.
= Don't cross the bridge till you come to it.
Don't cry over spilt milk.
Don't cut off your nose to spite your face.
Don't have too many irons in the fire.
Don't judge a person by his appearance.
= Don't judge a book by its cover.
Don't kick against the pricks.
Don't make a mountain out of a molehill
Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
Don't put the cart before the horse.
Don't quarrel with your bread and butter.
Don't shut the barn door after the horse is gone.
Don't throw out the baby with the bathwater.
Don't wash your dirty linen in public.
Do unto others as you would have done to you.
Early bird gets the worm.
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Easier said than done.
East or West, home is best.
Easy come easy go.
Eat to live, don't live to eat.
Empty vessels make the most sound.
Even a worm will turn.
Every cloud has a silver lining.
Even Homer sometimes nods.
Everybody's business is nobody's business.
Every dog has his day.
Every man has a price.
Every man has his taste.
Every rule has its exception.
Everything comes to him who waits.
Every why has a wherefore.
Facts do not cease to exist just because they are ignored.
Faint heart never won fair lady.
Faith will move mountains.
Familiarity breed contempt.
Few words are best.
Fine feathers make fine birds.
= Fine clothes make the man.
Fine words butter no parsnips.
Fine words dress ill deeds.
First come first served.
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
Forbidden fruit is (the) sweetest.
Forewarned is forearmed.
Fortune favors the brave (bold).
Give knaves an inch and they will take a yard.
God helps those who help themselves.
God's mill grinds slow but sure.
Good words cost nothing, but are worth much.
Good words without deeds are rushes and reeds.
Grasp all, lose all.
Hair of the dog that bit you.
Half a loaf is better than none.
Hard words break no bones.
Haste makes waste.
Hawks will not pick hawks' eyes out.
Health is better than wealth.
Heaven helps those who help themselves.
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
Help a lame dog over a stile.
He laughs best who laughs last.
= He who laughs last laughs longest.
He that touches pitch shall be defiled.
He that will lie will steal.
He that will steal an egg will steal an ox.
He that will swear will lie.
He travels the fastest who travels alone.
He who denies all confesses all.
He who hesitates is lost.
He who lives by the sword shall die by the sword.
Hide not your light under a bushel.
His bark is worse than his bite.
His bread is buttered on both sides.
History repeats itself.
Hoist your sail when the wind is fair.
Home is where the heart is.
Honesty is the best policy.
Honey catches more flies than vinegar.
Hunger is the best spice.
= Hunger makes good kitchen.
Idle folk have the least leisure.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again.
If a thing is worth doing, it's worth doing well.
If you can't beat them, join them.
If you run after two hares, you will catch neither.
In wine there is truth.
It is better to give than to receive.
It is easy to be wise after the event.
It is never too late to mend.
It is never too old to learn.
It is none of your business.
It is no use crying over spilt milk.
It is the early bird that gets the worm.
It never rains, but it pours.
Jack of all trades master of none.
Keep a thing seven years and you will always find a use for it.
Keep no more cats that catch mice.
Knowledge is power.
Laughter is the best medicine.
Learn to walk before you run.
Learning is the enterprise of a lifetime.
Least said, soonest mended.
Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.
Let sleeping dogs lie.
Lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas.
Like cures like.
Like father, like son.
Live and learn.
Long absent, soon forgotten.
Look before you leap.
Lookers-on see most of the game.
Love is blind.
Love me little, love me long.
Make hay while the sun shines.
Man proposes. God disposes.
Many a little makes a mickle.
=Every little makes a mickle.
Many hands make light work.
Marry in haste, and repent at leisure.
Men are not to be measured in inches.
Might is right.
Money talks, bullshit walks.
Money makes the mare go.
More haste, less speed.
Much would have more.
Murder will out.
Nature abhors a vacuum.
Nature has given us two ears, two eyes, and but one tongue, to the end that we should hear and see more than we speak.
Nature, time, and patience are three great physicians.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
Never do things by halves.
Never look a gift horse in the mouth.
Never put off till (until) tomorrow what you can do today.
New brooms sweep clear.
No cross，no crown.
No man can serve two masters.
No man is content with his lot.
No news is good news.
No pain, no gain.
No gain without pain.
None so blind as those who won't see.
Nothing comes of nothing.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Once bitten, twice shy.
One doctor only makes work for another."
One good turn deserves another.
One swallow does not make a summer.
One turnip, one pit.
Out of debt, out of danger.
Out of sight, out of mind.
Paddle your own canoe.
Penny saved is a penny earned.
Penny wise, pound foolish.
People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Practice makes perfect.
Prevention is better than cure.
Pride goes before a fall."
Procrastination is the thief of time.
Put the saddle on the right horse.
Red sky at night: shepherd's delight. Red sky in the morning: shepherd's warning.
Rome was not built in a day.
Rules are made to be broken.
Second thoughts are best.
Seeing is believing.
Seek and ye shall find.
Share and share alike.
Six of one, half dozen of the other.
Slow and steady wins the race.
Some people cannot see the wood for the trees.
Spare the rod, spoil the child.
Stay hungry, stay foolish.
Still waters are the deepest.
Still water runs deep.
Strike while the iron is hot.
Talk is cheap.
Talk of the devil and he is sure to appear.
Take the rough with the smooth.
The bait hides the hook.
The best fish swims near the bottom.
The best things in life are free.
The biter is sometimes bit.
The child is father of the man.
The coat makes the man.
The devil finds work for idle hands to do.
The early bird gets the worm.
The end justifies the means.
The first step to health is to know that we are sick.
The fish will soon be caught that nibbles at every bait.
The last straw breaks the camel's neck.
The leopard cannot change his spots.
The pen is mightier than sword.
The pot called the kettle black.
The proof of pudding is in the eating.
There are two sides to every question.
There is a black sheep in every flock.
There is always a calm before a storm.
There is no rose without a thorn.
There is no smoke without fire.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
The squeaky wheel gets the grease.
The tongue is not steel, yet it cuts.
Think before you speak.
Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones.
Time and tide wait for no man.
Time is money.
To each his own.
To err is human; to forgive, divine.
Too many cooks spoil the broth.
To teach a fish how to swim.
Turn a stumbling block into a stepping stone.
Two heads are better than one.
Two of a trade can never than one.
Variety is the spice of life.
Virtue is its own reward.
Walls have ears.
Waste not, want not.
We all make mistakes.
Well begun is half done.
We must take the bad with the good.
What can't be cured must be endured.
What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger.
Whatever a man sow, that shall he also reap.
What goes around comes around.
What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
When the cat's away, the mice will play.
When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
When you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras.
Where one door shuts, another opens.
Where there is a will there is a way.
While there's life, there's hope.
Who keeps company with the wolves, will learn to howl.
Words cut more than swords.
You can lead (take) a horse to water but you can't make it drink.
You cannot burn the candle at both ends.
You cannot get blood out of a stone.
You can't have your cake and eat it too.
You cannot sell the cow and drink the milk.
You cannot teach an old dog new tricks.
You can't have it both ways.
You can't make an omlette without breaking eggs.
You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.
You can't run with the hare and hunt with the hounds.
You have to crawl before you can walk.