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English Proverb Quotes

Sayings of British Origin

Death is a shadow that always follows the body.

Category: Death And Dying

Speak not of my debts unless you mean to pay them.

Category: Debt

The difference is wide that sheets will not decide.

Category: Decisions

He that seeks trouble never misses.

Category: Delinquency

Never step over one duty to perform another.

Category: Duty

A burnt child dreads the fire.

Category: Experience

The first faults are theirs that commit them, the second theirs that permit them.

Category: Fallibility

A small family is soon provided for.

Category: Family

Don't dig your grave with your knife and fork.

Category: Food And Eating

Fools build houses, and wise men buy them.

Category: Fools And Foolishness

He is a fool that kisseth the maid when he may kiss the mistress.

Category: Fools And Foolishness

Friends are like fiddle strings, they must not be screwed too tight.

Category: Friends And Friendship

You may poke a man's fire after you've known him for seven years.

Category: Friends And Friendship

The best throw of the dice is to throw them away.

Category: Gambling

Education begins a gentleman, conversation completes him.

Category: Gentlemen