Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.

English Proverbs on hope
323

You may find the worst enemy or best friend in yourself.

English Proverbs on friend
127

To talk without thinking is to shoot without aiming.

English Proverbs on conversation
80

He that seeks trouble never misses.

English Proverbs on delinquency
72

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

English Proverbs on fools
70

A stumble may prevent a fall.

English Proverbs on adversity
68
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Keep company with those who make you better.

A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.

English Proverbs on adversity
68

If you want to be happy for a year, plant a garden; If you want to be happy for life, plant a tree.

English Proverbs on happiness
62

Use soft words and hard arguments.

English Proverbs on argument
62

A hero is a man who is afraid to run away.

English Proverbs on heroesheroism
58

A full cup must be carried steadily.

English Proverbs on success
53

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

English Proverbs on gambling
50
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Where there's a will there's a way.

About English Proverbs

Name English Proverbs
Quotes 75 quotations
Nationality English
Top topics worst, child, foolishness, fire, fools

Sometimes you must be cruel to be kind.

English Proverbs on kindness
49

An idle brain is the devil's workshop.

English Proverbs on laziness
45

We never know the worth of water 'til the well is dry.

English Proverbs on worth
44

Where there's a will, there's a way.

English Proverbs on willpower
39

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

English Proverbs on debt
37

Death always comes too early or too late.

English Proverbs on death
32

It is an equal failing to trust everybody, and to trust nobody.

English Proverbs on trust
29

Death is a shadow that always follows the body.

English Proverbs on death
29

He that plants trees loves others besides himself.

English Proverbs on love
23

Two wrongs do not make a right.

English Proverbs on rightness
23

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

English Proverbs on appearance
21

Some men go through a forest and see no firewood.

English Proverbs on opportunity
21

Still waters run deep.

English Proverbs on silence
20

The calmest husbands make the stormiest wives.

English Proverbs on marriage
19

A good beginning makes a good end.

English Proverbs on beginnings
18

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

English Proverbs on perfection
17

A young man idle, an old man needy.

English Proverbs on laziness
16

Many a true word is spoken in jest.

English Proverbs on humor
16

The ship that will not obey the helm will have to obey the rocks.

English Proverbs on obedience
15

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

English Proverbs on actions
15

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

English Proverbs on sight
14

Education begins a gentleman, conversation completes him.

English Proverbs on gentlemen
14

Take heed you do not find what you do not seek.

English Proverbs on goals
13

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

English Proverbs on children
13

Never step over one duty to perform another.

English Proverbs on duty
13

You must not expect old heads upon young shoulders.

English Proverbs on parenting
12

A poor beauty finds more lovers than husbands.

English Proverbs on beauty
12

Fools build houses, and wise men buy them.

English Proverbs on fools
12

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

English Proverbs on deceptionlying
11

In a cat's eye, all things belong to cats.

English Proverbs on cats
11

The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune.

English Proverbs on age
11

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

English Proverbs on fools
10

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

English Proverbs on food
10

Love your neighbor, yet pull not down your hedge.

English Proverbs on neighbors
10

Learning makes a man fit company for himself as well as for others.

English Proverbs on learning
9

Foul water will quench fire.

English Proverbs on necessity
9

Time is the soul of business.

English Proverbs on time
9

Poverty is not a shame, but the being ashamed of it is.

English Proverbs on poverty
9