English Proverbs

A collection of English Proverbs to inspire and motivate - short sayings but ones with wise words! Collection compiled by . Text shown in italics are thoughts from Catherine.



Don't count your chickens before they're hatched.
English Proverb
This proverb is one that many people say. You could apply this to many things in your life:
- don't spend all your money before you get paid
- don't think you have passed the exam until you get it back
The list could go on and on.



Grasp no more than thy hand will hold. English Proverb
Grasp no more than thy hand will hold.
English Proverb


Many hands make light
work.
English Proverb
This proverb is so very true. Many volunteer positions know how true this is. When face with any overwhelming job, if you have others helping you the task is not as bad!


A bad penny always turns up.
English Proverb

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
English Proverb
Some people swear by this proverb and do actually eat an apple a day. Perhaps the nutrition you find in an apple does in fact help. Or maybe it is positive thinking, if you believe eating an apple keeps you healthy it may just do that.



Actions speak louder than words.
English Proverb

You are never to old to learn.
English Proverb
This proverb is so very true. You can and should always be learning. If you think you can not learn then I guess you are old!



A picture is worth a thousand words.
English Proverb


Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
English Proverb
Saying goodbye to someone you love is difficult. However, if the goodbye is only for a short time we come to appreciate our loved one more especially when they come home.



Never judge by appearances
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Birds of a feather flock together
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Half a loaf is better than no bread
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There is none so blind as those who will not see
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The early bird catches the worm
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Honesty is the best policy
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Beauty is only skin deep
English Proverb


Don't cross a bridge until you come to it
English Proverb
You can cause yourself unneccesary stress by worrying about what may happen. Focus on today, do your best and don't worry about tomorrow.



Let bygones be bygones
English Proverb


Speak the
truth and shame the devil
English Proverb


Don't put all your eggs in one basket
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All that glitters is not gold
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The grass is always greener on the other side
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As you sow, so shall you reap
English Proverb
Some people have lots of ambition which will end up with positive results from their hard work and determination.



Two wrongs don't make a right
English Proverb


Better late than never
English Proverb


One cannot make an omelet without breaking eggs
English Proverb
While this may seem like a funny proverb it points out that sometimes things may not work the way we want it to, or sometimes what seems like a negative can sometimes turn into a positive.



Practice makes perfect
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There is no time like the present
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Hope for the best, prepare for the worst
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You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink
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There is no place like
home
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Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today
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A bicycle can't stand on its own because it's two-tired.
English Proverb
Funny but true words. If any of us get overtired it is difficult to achieve or accomplish anything.



A stumble may prevent a fall. English Proverb
A stumble may prevent a fall.
English Proverb


If you want to judge a man's
character, give him power.
English Proverb


If wishes were horses beggars might ride.
English Proverb


A stitch in
time saves nine.
English Proverb


Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me.
English Proverb


A man is as old as he feels himself to be.
English Proverb


It's a blessing in disguise.
English Proverb


Everyone must row with the oars he has. English Proverb
Everyone must row with the oars he has.
English Proverb
Love this proverb, it contains much wisdom. Rather than looking at what others have and do, if we focus on our own abilities and do the task well then that is all that matters.



Least said is soonest mended.
English Proverb


Where there's a will there's a way.
English Proverb


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