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English Proverb Quotes

Sayings of British Origin

As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.

Category: Action

If you want a thing done, go. If not, send. The shortest answer is doing.

Category: Action

A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.

Category: Adversity

A stumble may prevent a fall.

Category: Adversity

The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune.

Category: Age And Aging

Be not deceived with the first appearance of things, for show is not substance.

Category: Appearance

Use soft words and hard arguments.

Category: Argument

A poor beauty finds more lovers than husbands.

Category: Beauty

A good beginning makes a good end.

Category: Beginning

A blind man will not thank you for a looking-glass.

Category: Blindness

Cheat me in the price, but not in the goods.

Category: Cheating

Children suck the mother when they are young and the father when they are old.

Category: Children

Better a snotty child than his nose wiped off.

Category: Children

While the doctors consult, the patient dies.

Category: Consultants

Death always comes too early or too late.

Category: Death And Dying