Vocabulary | Usage of Proverbial Phrases of common use

Some of  common proverbs used in daily vocabulary.

1. Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.

2. Only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches.

3. Rome was not built in a day.

4. A blind man is no judge of colours.

5. Well begun is half done.

6. The voice of people is the voice of God.

7. You cannot serve two masters.

8. Truth is evergreen.

9. To err is  human.

10. Think before you speak.

11. The game is not worth the candle.

12. Slow and study wins the race.

13. Something is better than nothing.

14. Pride hath a fall.

15. Birds of a feather flock together.

16. Nothing succeeds like success.

17. Necessity is the mother of invention.

18. Past can never be recalled. Time once past cannot be recalled.

19. Knowledge is power.

20. It is never too late to mend.

21. A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.

22. A burnt child dreads the fire.

23. A constant guest is never welcomed.

24. A closed mouth catches no flies.

25. A drowning man catches at a straw.

26. A friend in  need is a friend indeed.

27. Death defies a doctor.

28. First deserve and then desire.

29. All that glitters is not gold.

30. A guilty conscience accuses itself.

31. A man is known by the company he keeps.

32. Death keeps no calendar.

33. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

34. Do in Rome as the Romans do.

35. Honesty is the best policy.

36. Hope sustains life.

37. Great cry or little wool.

38. God’s ways are mysterious.

39. Might is right.

40. Like begets like. Love begets love. Like draws like.

41. Money begets money.

42.  Once hit  twice shy.

43. Nearer the church farther from God.

44. Self praise is no recommendations.

45. Man proposes, God disposes.

46. Let bygones be bygones.

47. It takes two to make a row.

48. Haste makes waste. Hurry spoils curry.

49. Jack of all trades but master of none.

50. A bad workman quarrels with his tools.

51. Every cock fights best at his own dunghill.

52.  He pays twice who pays in a trice.

53. A black sheep infests the whole flock.

54. Something is better than nothing.

55. To make a mountain of a molehill.

56. Too many cooks spoil the broth.

57. To rob Peter to pay Paul.

58. United we stand and divided we fall.

59. Whistling maid and crowning hen are neither fit for gods nor men.

60. When character is lost everything is lost.


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