American Proverbs



Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy.
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Good weight and measure, are heaven's treasure.
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If you desire many things, many things will be seem but a few.
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Pride is said to be the last vice the good man gets clear of.
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Wishes won't wash dishes.
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A dose of adversity is often as needful as a dose of medicine.
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Don't cut off your nose to spite your face.
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Necessity never made a good bargain.
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Here today, gone tomorrow.
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Variety is the spice of life.
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From little acorns mighty oaks do grow.
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Hope is a good breakfast, but a poor supper.
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The forest is the poor man's overcoat.
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Don't cry over spilt milk.
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Ignorance is a form of environmental pollution.
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Don't use a lot where a little will do.
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He that lives on hope will die fasting.
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You have to kiss a lot of toads before you find a handsome prince.
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A dog is a man's best friend.
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Close, but no cigar.
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Feed a cold, starve a fever.
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Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
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Make love, not war.
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Time heals all wounds.
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Each day provides its own gifts.
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He that marries for money will earn it.
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Opportunities, like eggs, come one at a time.
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You cannot unscramble eggs.
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Don't judge a book by its cover.
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Never be content with your lot. Try for a lot more.
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Practice what you preach.
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The cemeteries are filled with people who thought the world couldn't get along without them.
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Calm weather in June, sets the corn in tune.
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Once bitten, twice shy.
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Take the bitter with the sweet.
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