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Book of Proverbs

Chinese proverbs

English proverbs



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The main article for this category is Proverb.


Book of Proverbs

Chinese proverbs

English proverbs



A rolling stone gathers no moss

Afghan proverbs

After Saturday Comes Sunday


As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly

Book of Proverbs

Chien de Jean de Nivelle

Cutting off the nose to spite the face

Destroying angel (Bible)

Dora Sakayan

Each One Teach One

Feet of clay

Filipino proverbs

Fly in the ointment

Fortune favours the bold

Fulani proverbs

Go proverb

God helps those who help themselves

How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride

It takes a village

Judgment of Solomon

Kashmiri Proverbs

Law of holes

Liber Scintillarum

List of proverbial phrases

Live by the sword, die by the sword

Lugbara proverbs

Many a true word is spoken in jest

Many happy returns (greeting)

Milking the bull

Netherlandish Proverbs

Ordnung muss sein



Patience is a virtue

Perfect is the enemy of good

Physician, heal thyself

Poor Richard's Almanack

Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition


Proverbs 31

Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)

Rabbit pie

Radix malorum est cupiditas

Retribution (poem)

Russian proverbs

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil

Sine Cerere et Baccho friget Venus

Standing on the shoulders of giants

Still waters run deep

Straw that broke the camel's back

Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof

The Dog in the Manger

The Hawk and the Nightingale

The Moon is made of green cheese

The Mountain in Labour

The Two Pots

The Walnut Tree

The Young Man and the Swallow

The blind leading the blind

The enemy of my enemy is my friend

The pen is mightier than the sword

The road to hell is paved with good intentions

There's a sucker born every minute

Thirteenth stroke of the clock

Trust in God and keep your powder dry

Verba volant, scripta manent

Washing the Ethiopian white


When the going gets tough, the tough get going


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