Most commonly used proverbs
Slow and steady wins the race.
A bad workman quarrels with his tools. - An inefficient man complains of cicrumstances.
A barking dog seldom or never bites. - Someone who makes threats all the time seldom carries out the threats.
A burnt child dreads the fire or Once bitten, twice shy. - Experience teaches us caution; if something has hurt you once, you avoid it after that.
When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
If one can do it, You too can do it. If none can do it, you must do it. - Japanese Proverb.
Don’t judge a book by its cover.
Better late than never.
The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.
Practice makes a man perfect.
The pen is mightier than the sword.
Actions speak louder than words.
Where there is a will, there is a way.
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever - Chinese Proverb.
I hear: I forget. I see: I remember. I do: I understand. - Chinese proverb
A picture is worth a thousand words.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.
Fortune favours the brave / bold.
God helps those who help themselves.
Good things come to those who wait.
Honesty is the best policy.
Don’t reinvent the wheel.
Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.
If you play with fire, you’ll get burned.
Knowledge is power.
Laughter is the best medicine.
Like father, like son.
Like mother, like daughter.
People who live in the glass houses should not throw stones.
There is no place like home.
There is no such thing as a free lunch. (Nothing is free.)
Time is money.
Two heads are better than one. - It’s easier to do something as a team than by yourself.
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
Oil your own machine.
A guilty mind is always suspicious. - A criminal is always weak in mind though he tries to conceal this weakness.
A little learning is a dangerous thing.
A still tongue makes a wise head. - A wise man does not talk very much.
A tree is known by its fruit. - A man’s actual character is known by his actions.
A word to the wise is sufficient. -Wise people do not need long explanation.
Grasp all, lose all
As many men, so many minds
All that glitters is not gold.
An idle brain is the devil’s workshop.
Prevention is better than cure.
As is the tree, so is the fruit.
As you sow so you reap.
Better alone than in bad company.
Better an empty house than an ill tenant.
Civility/courtesy costs nothing
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