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Proverbs

Better wear out shoes than sheets.


The way to a man's heart is through his stomach.


An apple a day keeps the doctor away.


Attack is the best form of defence.


Children and fools tell the truth.


    A man is known by his friends.


    The exception which proves the rule.


    Eyes are the mirror of the soul.


    There’s a first time for everything.


    Fish and guests smell after three days.


    Fortune favours the brave.


    A golden key can open any door.


    Good fences make good neighbours.


    Revenge is sweet.


    Revenge is a dish best served cold.


    Rome wasn't built in a day.


    Shrouds have no pockets.


    Nobody is perfect.


    Mighty oaks from little acorns grow.


    Don’t saw off the branch you are sitting on.


    No one sees the hump on his own back.


    Sleep is the best doctor.


    The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.


    The liar is not believed even when he tells the truth.


    Things may get worse before they get better.


    Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.


    Better late than never.


    Don't bite the hand that feeds you.


    Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.


    He who laughs last, laughs best.


    The way to a man's heart is through his stomach.


    You reap what you sow.


    Don't count your chickens before they hatch.


    To kill two birds with one stone.


    When the cat's away, the mice will play.


    People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.


    Children are poor men's riches.


    Silence is golden.


    The customer is always right.


    The end justifies the means.


    One swallow does not make a summer.


    Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater.


    Fish always stink from the head down.


    Set a thief to catch a thief.


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


    Do not bite the hand that feeds you.


    Who chases two hares at the same time, does not catch any.


    The cheapest is always the most expensive.


    He who laughs last, laughs the longest.


    Rats desert a sinking ship.


    Walls have ears.


    Don't put the cart before the horse.


    Do not play with fire.


    Strike while the iron is hot.


    Men will only throw stones at trees that are laden with fruit.


    Give the devil his due.


    The habit doesn't make the monk.


    Barking dogs seldom bite.


    Don't change horses in midstream.


    In the kingdom of the blind the one-eyed man is king.


    Love, smoke and cough are hard to hide.










    

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