100 English Proverbs & Sayings -part 2

  1. If there were no clouds, we should not enjoy the sun.
  2. If things were to be done twice all would be wise.
  3. If we can't as we would, we must do as we can.
  4. If wishes were horses, beggars might ride.
  5. If you agree to carry the calf, they'll make you carry the cow.
  6. If you cannot bite, never show your teeth.
  7. If you cannot have the best, make the best of what you have.
  8. If you dance you must pay the fiddler.
  9. If you laugh before breakfast you'll cry before supper.
  10. If you run after two hares, you will catch neither.
  11. If you sell the cow, you sell her milk too.
  12. If you throw mud enough, some of it will stick.
  13. If you try to please all you will please none.
  14. If you want a thing well done, do it yourself.
  15. Ill-gotten gains never prosper.
  16. Ill-gotten, ill-spent.
  17. In every beginning think of the end.
  18. In for a penny, in for a pound.
  19. In the country of the blind one-eyed man is a king.
  20. In the end things will mend.
  21. In the evening one may praise the day.
  22. Iron hand (fist) in a velvet glove.
  23. It is a good horse that never stumbles.
  24. It is a long lane that has no turning.
  25. It is a poor mouse that has only one hole.
  26. It is an ill bird that fouls its own nest.
  27. It is an ill wind that blows nobody good.
  28. It is a silly fish, that is caught twice with the same bait.
  29. It is easy to swim if another hoids up your chin (head).
  30. It is enough to make a cat laugh.
  31. It is good fishing in troubled waters.
  32. It is never too late to learn.
  33. It is no use crying over spilt milk.
  34. It is the first step that costs.
  35. It never rains but it pours.
  36. It's as broad as it's long.
  37. It's no use pumping a dry well.
  38. It's one thing to flourish and another to fight.
  39. It takes all sorts to make a world.
  40. Jackdaw in peacock's feathers.
  41. Jest with an ass and he will flap you in the face with his tail.
  42. Judge not of men and things at first sight.
  43. Just as the twig is bent, the tree is inclined.
  44. Keep a thing seven years and you will find a use for it.
  45. Keep your mouth shut and your ears open.
  46. Keep your mouth shut and your eyes open.
  47. Last, but not least.
  48. Laws catch flies, but let hornets go free.
  49. Learn to creep before you leap.
  50. Learn to say before you sing.
  51. Learn wisdom by the follies of others.
  52. Least said, soonest mended.
  53. Leaves without figs.
  54. Let bygones be bygones.
  55. Let every man praise the bridge he goes over.
  56. Let sleeping dogs lie.
  57. Let well (enough) alone.
  58. Liars need good memories.
  59. Lies have short legs.
  60. Life is but a span.
  61. Life is not a bed of roses.
  62. Life is not all cakes and ale (beer and skittles).
  63. Like a cat on hot bricks.
  64. Like a needle in a haystack.
  65. Like begets like.
  66. Like cures like.
  67. Like father, like son.
  68. Like draws to like.
  69. Like master, like man.
  70. Like mother, like daughter.
  71. Like parents, like children.
  72. Like priest, like people.
  73. Like teacher, like pupil.
  74. Little chips light great fires.
  75. Little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
  76. Little pigeons can carry great messages.
  77. Little pitchers have long ears.
  78. Little strokes fell great oaks.
  79. Little thieves are hanged, but great ones escape.
  80. Little things amuse little minds.
  81. Live and learn.
  82. Live and let live.
  83. Live not to eat, but eat to live.
  84. Long absent, soon forgotten.
  85. Look before you leap.
  86. Look before you leap, but having leapt never look back.
  87. Lookers-on see more than players.
  88. Lord (God, Heaven) helps those (them) who help themselves.
  89. Lost time is never found again.
  90. Love cannot be forced.
  91. Love in a cottage.
  92. Love is blind, as well as hatred.
  93. Love me, love my dog.
  94. Love will creep where it may not go.
  95. Make haste slowly.
  96. Make hay while the sun shines.
  97. Make or mar.
  98. Man proposes but God disposes.
  99. Many a fine dish has nothing on it.
  100. Many a good cow has a bad calf.


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