Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.

— English Proverbs

The most glamorous English Proverbs quotes that will transform you to a better person

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

141

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

138
English Proverbs quote Keep company with those who make you bet

Keep company with those who make you better.

37

A stumble may prevent a fall.

132
English Proverbs quote Where there's a will there's a way.

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

32

A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.

125

To talk without thinking is to shoot without aiming.

124

He that seeks trouble never misses.

116

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

114

Use soft words and hard arguments.

111

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

95

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

81

A full cup must be carried steadily.

62

Sometimes you must be cruel to be kind.

58

About English Proverbs

Quotes 75 sayings
Nationality English

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

53

An idle brain is the devil's workshop.

53

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

52

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

44

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

41

Death always comes too early or too late.

36

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

35

Death is a shadow that always follows the body.

33

The older the fiddler, the sweeter the tune.

31

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

28

Some men go through a forest and see no firewood.

25

Still waters run deep.

25

He that plants trees loves others besides himself.

25

Two wrongs do not make a right.

24

A good beginning makes a good end.

24

The calmest husbands make the stormiest wives.

23

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

22

Many a true word is spoken in jest.

21

A young man idle, an old man needy.

19

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

18

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

17

A poor beauty finds more lovers than husbands.

17

Never step over one duty to perform another.

17

You must not expect old heads upon young shoulders.

16

Fools build houses, and wise men buy them.

16

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

16

Education begins a gentleman, conversation completes him.

16

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

16

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

16

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

15

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

15

Love your neighbor, yet pull not down your hedge.

14

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

13

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

12

Who is so deaf or so blind as he that willfully will neither hear nor see?

12

Time is the soul of business.

11

Foul water will quench fire.