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Proverbs

short well-known statements contain advice about life in general (mac_t13)

QuestionAnswer
action Actions speak louder than words.
apple An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
bed Early to bed, early to rise. Make a man healthy and wise.
beggar Beggars must not be choosers.
bird A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. Birds of the same feather flock together. The early bird catches the worm.
blood Blood is thicker than water.
broom New brooms sweep clean.
cake you cannot eat your cake and have it.
cat When the cat is away, the mice will play.
charity Charity begins at home.
chicken Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.
cloud Every cloud has a silver lining.
deaf None so deaf as those who will not hear.
dog Barking dogs seldom bite. Let sleeping dogs lie.
eggs Dont' put all our eggs in one basket.
exchange Fair exchange is no robbery.
father like father, like son.
fire Fire is a good servant but a bad master. There is no smoke without fire. Out of the frying pan into the fire.
first First come, first served.
friend A friend in need is a friend indeed.
fruit Forbidden fruit tastes sweet.
haste More haste, less speed.
hay Make hay while the sun shines.
Heads Two heads are better than one.
heart Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
honesty Honesty is the best policy.
hungry A hungry man is an angry man.
invention Necessity is the mother of invention.
late Better late than never.
leak A small leak will sink a great ship
leopard A leopard does not change its spots.
loaf Half a loaf is better than none.
look Look before you leap.
meat One man's meat is another man's poison.
mind Great minds think alike. Out of sight, out of mind.
miss A miss is as good as a mile.
money A fool and his money are soon parted.
needle Look for a needle in a haystack.
news No news is good news.
penny A penny saved is a penny gained.
piper He who pays the piper, calls the tune.
pot Let not the pot call the kettle black.
practice Practice makes perfect.
pride Pride goes before a fall.
rob Rob Peter to pay Paul.
rod Spare the rod and spoil the child.
see Seeing is believing.
shy Once bitten twice shy.
silence Silence means consent. Speech is silver, silence is golden.
slow Slow and steady wins the race.
soup Too many cooks spoil the soup.
stitch A stitch in time saves nine.
stone A rolling stone gathers no moss.
straw A drowning man will clutch at a straw. The last straw breaks a camel's back.
swallow One swallow does not make a summer.
time Lost time is never found.
tool a bad workman quarrels with his tools.
trades Jack of all trades, master of none.
turn One good turn deserves another.
union Union is strength.
vessel Empty vessels make the most noise.
wait Time and tide wait for no man.
water We never miss the water till the well runs dry. Still waters run deep.
well All's well that ends well.
will Where there's a will there's a way.
work All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
worth What's worth doing is worth doing well.
Created by: mac_t13