Below you will find lists of commonly-used proverbs in English.
The table shows the first and last proverb in each list.
|Proverbs A|| A bad excuse is better than none → Ask me no questions...
|Proverbs B||Bad news travels fast → A burnt child dreads the fire.|
|Proverbs C||A cat has nine lives → Constant occupation prevents temptation.|
|Proverbs D||Dead men tell no lies → A dry March, a wet April and a cool May ...|
|Proverbs E||Early to bed and early to rise ... → Experience is the father of wisdom.|
|Proverbs F||Facts speak louder than words. → Friendship is love with understanding|
|Proverbs G||Gardens are not made by ...→ A guilty conscience needs no accuser.|
|Proverbs H||Half a loaf is better than none. → Hunger is a good sauce.|
|Proverbs I||An idle brain is the devil's workshop.→ It takes all sorts to make a world|
|Proverbs J-K||Justice delayed is justice denied.→ Knowledge is power.|
|Proverbs L||Laughter is the best medicine.→ A loveless life is a living death.|
|Proverbs M||Make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.→ A monkey in silk is ...|
|Proverbs N||Necessity is the mother of invention.→ Nothing ventured nothing gained.|
|Proverbs O||Once bitten, twice shy. → Out of sight, out of mind.|
|Proverbs P-Q||Penny wise, pound foolish.→ Put all your eggs in one basket.|
|Proverbs R||Revenge is sweet. → A rotten apple spoils the barrel.|
|Proverbs S||Save me from my friends. → Stolen fruit is the sweetest.|
|Proverbs T||Tall oaks grow from little acorns. → Two wrongs don't make a right.|
|Proverbs U-V||Union is strength. → Virtue is its own reward.|
|Proverbs W||Walls have ears. → Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.|
|Proverbs X-Y-Z||You are what you eat.→ Young idler, old beggar.|