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1. Don’t burn your bridges behind you.
2. All good things must come to an end.
3. Fine words butter no parsnips.
4. Love of money is the root of all evil.
5. Don’t put new wine into old bottles.
6. You can’t hold with the hare and run with the hounds.
7. See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.
8. In the kingdom of the blind the one eyed man is king.
9. Dead men tell no tales.
10. Monday’s child is fair of face.
11. Still waters run deep.
12. To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.
13. Why keep a dog and bark yourself?
14. Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone.
15. Don’t sweat the small stuff.
16. Procrastination is the thief of time.
17. Music has charms to soothe the savage breast.
18. Beware of Greeks bearing gifts.
19. A volunteer is worth twenty pressed men.
20. The husband is always the last to know.
21. The cobbler always wears the worst shoes.
22. Don’t meet troubles half-way.
23. A woman’s place is in the home.
24. You can’t win them all.
25. One year’s seeding makes seven years weeding.
26. A little of what you fancy does you good.
27. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
28. Beggars should not be choosers.
29. A leopard cannot change its spots.
30. From the sublime to the ridiculous is only one step.
31. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.
32. One man’s meat is another man’s poison.
33. Oil and water don’t mix.
34. Forewarned is forearmed.
35. Horses for courses.
36. Cowards may die many times before their death.
37. Silence is golden.
38. Birds of a feather flock together.
39. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
40. You can’t have your cake and eat it too.
41. A house is not a home.
42. The child is the father of the man.
43. A place for everything and everything in its place.
44. Parsley seed goes nine times to the Devil.
45. Blue are the hills that are far away.
46. If life deals you lemons, make lemonade.
47. Talk of the Devil, and he is bound to appear.
48. Business before pleasure.
49. Pride goes before a fall.
50. Many a mickle makes a muckle.
51. Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
52. It’s never too late.
53. Don’t spoil the ship for a ha’porth of tar.
54. You win some, you lose some.
55. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
56. The Devil is in the details.
57. Love thy neighbour as thyself.
58. There’s more than one way to skin a cat.
59. The only good Indian is a dead Indian.
60. Many a little makes a mickle.
61. Every man for himself, and the Devil take the hindmost.
62. Love is blind.
63. Better late than never.
64. Revenge is sweet.
65. Patience is a virtue.
66. No news is good news.
67. March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb.
68. Discretion is the better part of valour.
69. The darkest hour is just before the dawn.
70. Don’t mix business with pleasure.
71. For everything there is a season.
72. No rest for the wicked.
73. If you build it they will come.
74. If God had meant us to fly he’d have given us wings.
75. Virtue is its own reward.
76. It is better to give than to receive.
77. East, west, home’s best.
78. No man can serve two masters.
79. Slow but sure.
80. When the oak is before the ash, then you will only get a splash; when the ash is before the oak, then you may expect a soak.
81. You can have too much of a good thing.
82. An Englishman’s home is his castle.
83. Every little helps.
84. Know which side your bread is buttered.
85. If you can’t beat em, join em.
86. Rome wasn’t built in a day.
87. It’s better to give than to receive.
88. If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.
89. Speak softly and carry a big stick.
90. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
91. All things must pass.
92. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
93. Don’t cast your pearls before swine.
94. One volunteer is worth ten pressed men.
95. Women and children first.
96. Jack of all trades, master of none.
97. Rob Peter to pay Paul.
98. The fruit does not fall far from the tree.
99. A problem shared is a problem halved.
100. Seek and ye shall find.
101. Every stick has two ends.
102. As you sow so shall you reap.
103. Waste not want not.
104. More haste, less speed.
105. The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.
106. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
107. Make love not war.
108. Two heads are better than one.
109. He who hesitates is lost.
110. Two wrongs don’t make a right.
111. A woman’s work is never done.
112. The more the merrier.
113. Never judge a book by its cover.
114. The bread always falls buttered side down.
115. Nine tailors make a man.
116. Where there’s a will there’s a way.
117. You are what you eat.
118. Never let the sun go down on your anger.
119. Manners maketh man.
120. Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched.
121. When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
122. He who pays the piper calls the tune.
123. Necessity is the mother of invention.
124. There’s no such thing as a free lunch.
125. Fortune favours the brave.
126. The law is an ass.
127. A fish always rots from the head down.
128. All is grist that comes to the mill.
129. It takes all sorts to make a world.
130. Variety is the spice of life.
131. It’s the squeaky wheel that gets the grease.
132. Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.
133. A poor workman always blames his tools.
134. Fight the good fight.
135. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
136. Many hands make light work.
137. Softly, softly, catchee monkey.
138. A soft answer turneth away wrath.
139. Prevention is better than cure.
140. A miss is as good as a mile.
141. Clothes maketh the man.
142. Don’t let the grass grow under your feet.
143. To every thing there is a season.
144. Seeing is believing.
145. First impressions are the most lasting.
146. You can’t make bricks without straw.
147. Many a true word is spoken in jest.
148. What can’t be cured must be endured.
149. Saturday’s child works hard for its living.
150. It is best to be on the safe side.
151. Appearances can be deceptive.
152. Good talk saves the food.
153. Faint heart never won fair lady.
154. Life’s not all beer and skittles.
155. Better the Devil you know than the Devil you don’t.
156. All good things come to he who waits.
157. A good beginning makes a good ending.
158. Give the Devil his due.
159. A miss is as good as a mile.
160. Better to remain silent and be thought a fool that to speak and remove all doubt.
161. The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.
162. The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
163. Devil take the hindmost.
164. Hard work never did anyone any harm.
165. Least said, soonest mended.
166. Let the punishment fit the crime.
167. The good die young.
168. You pays your money and you takes your choice.
169. He who can does, he who cannot, teaches.
170. Haste makes waste.
171. If you can’t be good, be careful.
172. When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
173. If you lie down with dogs, you will get up with fleas.
174. Wonders will never cease.
175. Don’t shut the stable door after the horse has bolted.
176. The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.
177. Tomorrow is another day.
178. Walls have ears.
179. One good turn deserves another.
180. The best-laid schemes of mice and men gang aft agley.
181. The Devil makes work for idle hands to do.
182. Hindsight is always twenty-twenty.
183. A house divided against itself cannot stand.
184. One swallow does not make a summer.
185. One half of the world does not know how the other half lives.
186. Ashes to ashes dust to dust.
187. A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
188. Once a thief, always a thief.
189. Charity begins at home.
190. April showers bring forth May flowers.
191. Life is just a bowl of cherries.
192. Flattery will get you nowhere.
193. While there’s life there’s hope.
194. Any port in a storm.
195. Cleanliness is next to godliness.
196. A word to the wise is enough.
197. You can’t run with the hare and hunt with the hounds.
198. Doubt is the beginning not the end of wisdom.
199. You can choose your friends but you can’t choose your family.
200. Shrouds have no pockets.
201. There’s none so deaf as those who will not hear.
202. Let the dead bury the dead.
203. It takes a thief to catch a thief.
204. He who fights and runs away, may live to fight another day.
205. Faith will move mountains.
206. Let the buyer beware.
207. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
208. Beat swords into ploughshares.
209. All’s well that ends well.
210. Friday’s child is loving and giving.
211. Fish and guests smell after three days.
212. Marriages are made in heaven.
213. Attack is the best form of defence.
214. Time is money.
215. Cold hands, warm heart.
216. Money makes the world go round.
217. There are two sides to every question.
218. Whom the Gods love die young.
219. The customer is always right.
220. Children should be seen and not heard.
221. It’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
222. Bad money drives out good.
223. A change is as good as a rest.
224. Time flies.
225. A penny saved is a penny earned.
226. Moderation in all things.
227. Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
228. Crime doesn’t pay.
229. Christmas comes but once a year.
230. Finders keepers, losers weepers.
231. Let not the sun go down on your wrath.
232. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.
233. Nothing is certain but death and taxes.
234. Work expands so as to fill the time available.
235. Count your blessings.
236. What goes up must come down.
237. No man is an island.
238. There’s no such thing as bad publicity.
239. The truth will out.
240. Hope springs eternal.
241. A friend in need is a friend indeed.
242. Red sky at night shepherd’s delight; red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning.
243. It never rains but it pours.
244. Possession is nine points of the law.
245. Beauty is only skin deep.
246. Nature abhors a vacuum.
247. Never give a sucker an even break.
248. If anything can go wrong, it will.
249. A good man is hard to find.
250. Different strokes for different folks.
251. It’s better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
252. A bad penny always turns up.
253. East is east, and west is west.
254. There’s no place like home.
255. The leopard does not change his spots.
256. Handsome is as handsome does.
257. The boy is father to the man.
258. Don’t let the bastards grind you down.
259. Needs must when the devil drives.
260. A swarm in May is worth a load of hay; a swarm in June is worth a silver spoon; but a swarm in July is not worth a fly.
261. Every man has his price.
262. Don’t try to walk before you can crawl.
263. It ain’t over till the fat lady sings.
264. Misery loves company.
265. It takes one to know one.
266. All that glisters is not gold.
267. And a child that’s born on the Sabbath day.
268. God helps those who help themselves.
269. Hold with the hare and run with the hounds – You can’t.
270. A person is known by the company he keeps.
271. If the mountain won’t come to Mohammed, then Mohammed must go to the mountain.
272. Cheats never prosper.
273. A rising tide lifts all boats.
274. Set a thief to catch a thief.
275. There are more ways of killing a cat than choking it with cream.
276. The opera ain’t over till the fat lady sings.
277. A barking dog never bites.
278. Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.
279. To the victor go the spoils.
280. Behind every great man there’s a great woman.
281. There’s no accounting for tastes.
282. One law for the rich and another for the poor.
283. Give a dog a bad name and hang him.
284. Make hay while the sun shines.
285. Talk is cheap.
286. The pen is mightier than sword.
287. Every cloud has a silver lining.
288. There’s safety in numbers.
289. To err is human; to forgive divine.
290. Cut your coat to suit your cloth.
291. There’s no smoke without fire.
292. Might is right.
293. An army marches on its stomach.
294. Give credit where credit is due.
295. A watched pot never boils.
296. You can’t make a silk purse from a sow’s ear.
297. Fair exchange is no robbery.
298. Ignorance is bliss.
299. Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
300. Too many cooks spoil the broth.
301. All’s fair in love and war.
302. Ask no questions and hear no lies.
303. The end justifies the means.
304. Life begins at forty.
305. It’s the singer not the song.
306. Charity covers a multitude of sins.
307. The best things in life are free.
308. Nothing new under the sun.
309. Go the extra mile.
310. Wednesday’s child is full of woe.
311. Good things come to those who wait.
312. It’s the empty can that makes the most noise.
313. A fool and his money are soon parted.
314. A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for his client.
315. Life is what you make it.
316. Never go to bed on an argument.
317. Don’t keep a dog and bark yourself.
318. It’s better to travel hopefully than to arrive.
319. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
320. A stitch in time saves nine.
321. Do as you would be done by.
322. March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers.
323. All publicity is good publicity.
324. Don’t change horses in midstream.
325. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
326. Stupid is as stupid does.
327. Comparisons are odious.
328. The bigger, the better.
329. First come, first served.
330. A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke.
331. He who laughs last laughs longest.
332. Practice makes perfect.
333. Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
334. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
335. In for a penny, in for a pound.
336. It’s all grist to the mill.
337. The course of true love never did run smooth.
338. The female of the species is more deadly than the male.
339. Look before you leap.
340. Tomorrow never comes.
341. Speak as you find.
342. Love makes the world go round.
343. Half a loaf is better than no bread.
344. There’s one born every minute.
345. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
346. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
347. Every dog has its day.
348. Little pitchers have big ears.
349. Don’t leave your manners on the doorstep.
350. Home is where the heart is.
351. Third time lucky.
352. Opportunity never knocks twice at any man’s door.
353. He that goes a-borrowing, goes a-sorrowing.
354. Rain before seven, fine before eleven.
355. A cat may look at a king.
356. Youth is wasted on the young.
357. Feed a cold and starve a fever.
358. Only fools and horses work.
359. Honesty is the best policy.
360. If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.
361. Truth will out.
362. Less is more.
363. Tell the truth and shame the Devil.
364. Good fences make good neighbours.
365. Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day….
366. Judge not, that ye be not judged.
367. Money isn’t everything.
368. You can’t get blood out of a stone.
369. One hand washes the other.
370. The early bird catches the worm.
371. A picture paints a thousand words.
372. Give a man enough rope and he will hang himself.
373. Cheaters never win and winners never cheat.
374. Practice what you preach.
375. Never look a gift horse in the mouth.
376. There’s an exception to every rule.
377. A dog is a man’s best friend.
378. He who sups with the Devil should have a long spoon.
379. Let bygones be bygones.
380. Out of sight, out of mind.
381. The bottom line is the bottom line.
382. Bad news travels fast.
383. Spare the rod and spoil the child.
384. It’s no use locking the stable door after the horse has bolted.
385. A little learning is a dangerous thing.
386. Failing to plan is planning to fail.
387. A drowning man will clutch at a straw.
388. Little things please little minds.
389. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
390. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.
391. Hard cases make bad law.
392. All the world loves a lover.
393. Penny wise and pound foolish.
394. You can’t take it with you [when you die].
395. Worrying never did anyone any good.
396. Fish always stink from the head down.
397. There but for the grace of God, go I.
398. Don’t trust anyone over thirty.
399. Let sleeping dogs lie.
400. Thou shalt not kill.
401. Man does not live by bread alone.
402. The age of miracles is past.
403. Don’t cross the bridge till you come to it.
404. Money doesn’t grow on trees.
405. Mighty oaks from little acorns grow.
406. If the cap fits, wear it.
407. They that sow the wind, shall reap the whirlwind.
408. The squeaking wheel gets the grease.
409. Barking dogs seldom bite.
410. There’s many a good tune played on an old fiddle.
411. Time is a great healer.
412. A new broom sweeps clean.
413. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.
414. Keep your powder dry.
415. Quid pro quo.
416. Pearls of wisdom.
417. Everything comes to him who waits.
418. Time and tide wait for no man.
419. Put your best foot forward.
420. All that glitters is not gold.
421. Tuesday’s child is full of grace.
422. Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.
423. As thick as thieves.
424. Brevity is the soul of wit.
425. Even a worm will turn.
426. Ask a silly question and you’ll get a silly answer.
427. Those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.
428. A rolling stone gathers no moss.
429. It’s the early bird that catches the worm.
430. Thursday’s child has far to go.
431. That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
432. Do unto others as you would have them do to you.
433. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
434. An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
435. The best defence is a good offence.
436. Good things come in small packages.
437. Enough is as good as a feast.
438. All things come to those who wait.
439. If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
440. For want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the man was lost.
441. Don’t get mad, get even.
442. In the midst of life we are in death.
443. Those who sleep with dogs will rise with fleas.
444. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
445. If you can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen.
446. What the eye doesn’t see, the heart doesn’t grieve over.
447. Revenge is a dish best served cold.
448. Into every life a little rain must fall.
449. It goes without saying.
450. Don’t let the cat out of the bag.
451. You can’t judge a book by its cover.
452. All’s for the best in the best of all possible worlds.
453. Money is the root of all evil.
454. Where there’s muck there’s brass.
455. The best is the enemy of the good.
456. There’s no fool like an old fool.
457. Never tell tales out of school.
458. Live for today for tomorrow never comes.
459. Big fish eat little fish.
460. Old soldiers never die, they just fade away.
461. A golden key can open any door.
462. Blood is thicker than water.
463. Let well alone.
464. Strike while the iron is hot.
465. Share and share alike.
466. Another day, another dollar.
467. Don’t throw pearls to swine.
468. It’s an ill wind that blows no one any good.
469. Children and fools tell the truth.
470. Live and learn.
471. Time will tell.
472. Fight fire with fire.
473. Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.
474. It is easy to be wise after the event.
475. If a job is worth doing it is worth doing well.
476. Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion.
477. All you need is love.
478. The fat is in the fire.
479. No names, no pack-drill.
480. Laughter is the best medicine.
481. There’s none so blind as those who will not see.
482. The Devil looks after his own.
483. Blessed are the peacemakers.
484. Adversity makes strange bedfellows.
485. See a pin and pick it up, all the day you’ll have good luck; see a pin and let it lie, bad luck you’ll have all day.
486. Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.
487. Many are called but few are chosen.
488. Love will find a way.
489. The shoemaker’s son always goes barefoot.
490. A person is known by the company he keeps.
491. Never speak ill of the dead.
492. A trouble shared is a trouble halved.
493. Enough is enough.
494. Once bitten, twice shy.
495. Is fair and wise and good and gay..
496. tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.
497. Distance lends enchantment to the view.
498. Better safe than sorry.
499. Forgive and forget.
500. As you make your bed, so you must lie upon it.
501. What you lose on the swings you gain on the roundabouts.
502. Don’t try to run before you can walk.
503. There’s always more fish in the sea.
504. Great minds think alike.
505. Actions speak louder than words.
506. Walnuts and pears you plant for your heirs.
507. Marry in haste, repent at leisure.
508. You can’t get blood out of a turnip.
509. There are none so blind as those, that will not see.
510. Opposites attract.
511. First things first.
512. You reap what you sow.
513. You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.
514. What’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
515. Success has many fathers, while failure is an orphan.
516. Every picture tells a story.
517. Boys will be boys.
518. Be careful what you wish for.
519. Accidents will happen (in the best-regulated families)..
520. Don’t put the cart before the horse.
521. Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face.
522. Carpe diem (Pluck the day; Seize the day).
523. There’s no time like the present.
524. Don’t rock the boat.
525. Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves.
526. People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.
527. There’s a time and a place for everything.
528. After a storm comes a calm.
529. Do as I say, not as I do.
530. If ifs and ands were pots and pans there’d be no work for tinkers.
531. A man is known by his friends.
532. He who lives by the sword shall die by the sword.
533. Beware the Ides of March.
534. Nothing succeeds like success.
535. All roads lead to Rome.
536. The bigger they are, the harder they fall.
537. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
538. Don’t wash your dirty linen in public.
539. History repeats itself.
540. Two blacks don’t make a white.
541. If the shoe fits, wear it.
542. Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.
543. Little strokes fell great oaks.
544. Lightning never strikes twice in the same place.
545. Empty vessels make the most noise.
546. Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die.
547. The longest journey starts with a single step.
548. Money talks.
549. The wages of sin is death.
550. Easy come, easy go.
551. There’s nowt so queer as folk.
552. There’s honour among thieves.
553. Ne’er cast a clout till May be out.
554. Keep your chin up.
555. Each to their own.
556. If at first you don’t succeed try, try and try again.
557. Don’t teach your Grandma to suck eggs.
558. A nod’s as good as a wink to a blind horse.
559. The labourer is worthy of his hire.
560. Truth is stranger than fiction.
561. The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
562. Don’t upset the apple-cart.
563. Like father, like son.
564. Don’t shoot the messenger.
565. No pain, no gain.
566. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
567. A prophet is not recognized in his own land.
568. There’s many a slip ‘twixt cup and lip.
569. Everyone wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die.
570. When the cat’s away the mice will play.
571. The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
572. Physician, heal thyself.
573. April is the cruellest month.
574. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
575. You are never too old to learn.
576. Familiarity breeds contempt.
577. The apple never falls far from the tree.
578. You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs.
579. Two is company, but three’s a crowd.
580. It’s no use crying over spilt milk.
581. The exception which proves the rule.
582. It takes two to tango.
583. One might as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb.