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Each to their own.
Cheats never prosper.
Still waters run deep.
A little of what you fancy does you good.
Nine tailors make a man.
God helps those who help themselves.
Persuasion is better than force.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
When one door shuts, another opens.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
Horses for courses.
Home is where the heart is.
Big fish eat little fish.
Be careful what you wish for. You might just get it.
One who sups with the devil, should have a long spoon.
A thing begun is half done.
Two is company, but three's a crowd.
Different strokes for different folks.
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
There's an exception to every rule.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
There is one law for the rich and another law for the poor.
Don't wash your dirty linen in public.
Procrastination is the thief of time.
Stupid is as stupid does.
Hindsight is twenty-twenty.
The more the merrier.
Flattery will get you nowhere.
Necessity is the mother of all invention.
You are never too old to learn.
Faith will move mountains.
The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.
Do as I say, not as I do.
It's better to give than to receive.
Don't teach your Grandma to suck eggs.
All's well that ends well.
Cheaters never win and winners never cheat.
Truth is stranger than fiction.
Small things amuse small minds.
Live and learn.
If at first you don't succeed try, try and try again.
The best defence is a good offence.
Many hands make light work.
Tomorrow is another day.
Man does not live by bread alone.
Slow but sure.
One person's trash is another person's treasure.
Every cloud has a silver lining.
The bread always falls buttered side down.
Learn to walk before you run.
All's fair in love and war.
There's one born every minute.
Rain before seven, fine before eleven.
The bottom line is the bottom line.
Tomorrow never comes.
You can't take it with you.
A rising tide lifts all boats.
Set a thief to catch a thief.
Little pitchers have big ears.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
If you can't be good, be careful.
If a job is worth doing, it's worth doing well.
Who pays the piper, calls the tune.
Count your blessings.
Ask no questions and hear no lies.
It takes two to tango.
One volunteer is worth ten pressed men.
While there is life, there is hope.
Every picture tells a story.
It's better to travel hopefully than to arrive.
Good things come to those who wait.
Nature abhors a vacuum.
A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.
There are plenty more fish in the sea.
Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.
It takes a thief to catch a thief.
Every man for himself, and the Devil take the hindmost.
A drowning man will clutch at a straw.
One man's meat is another man's poison.
Misery loves company.
One swallow does not a summer make.
Ask a silly question and you'll get a silly answer.
Familiarity breeds contempt.
You reap what you sow.
To live by the sword is to die by the sword.
There's no time like the present.
Ashes to ashes; dust to dust.
Patience is a virtue.
Another day, another dollar.
Ignorance is bliss.
You can't judge a book by its cover.
It's all grist to the mill.
A watched pot never boils.
Everyone wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die.
No news is good news.
Robbing Peter to pay Paul.
In the midst of life we are in death.
If the cap fits, wear it.
Beat swords into ploughshares.
Any port in a storm.
Don't let the grass grow under your feet.
There is honour among thieves.
Walnuts and pears you plant for your heirs.
You can't fit a round peg in a square hole.
Love is blind.
Distance lends enchantment to the view.
See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.
Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Give credit where credit is due.
Love makes the world go round.
Curses, like chickens, come home to roost.
Let well alone.
One law for the rich and another law for the poor.
No rest for the wicked.
The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.
A stitch in time saves nine.
Everyone is the architect of their own destiny.
Time and tide wait for no one.
Empty bags cannot stand upright.
Don't cut off your nose to spite your face.
When the cat's away the mice will play.
Don't put the cart before the horse.
There's a time and a place for everything.
Less is more.
Shrouds have no pockets.
Everyone has their price.
Better the Devil you know than the Devil you don't.
The pen is mightier than sword.
One year's seeding makes seven years weeding.
Forgive and forget.
First come, first served.
Charity begins at home.
It goes without saying.
You can't get blood out of a stone.
It's easy to be wise after the event.
All that glitters is not gold.
Christmas comes but once a year.
Don't cast pearls before swine.
You can't make bricks without straw.
Revenge is a dish best served cold.
First impressions are the most lasting.
Don't rock the boat.
Honesty is the best policy.
Mighty oaks from little acorns grow.
Oil and water don't mix.
There's none so blind as those who will not see.
A nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse.
Only the good die young.
History repeats itself.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
Live and let live.
It's better to be poor and healthy, than sick and wealthy.
Two heads are better than one.
Make love not war.
Jam tomorrow and jam yesterday, but never jam today.
Beware of Greeks bearing gifts.
Easy come, easy go.
There but for the grace of God, go I.
A poor worker blames the tools.
Barking dogs seldom bite.
An army marches on its stomach.
The harder you work, the luckier you get.
If you build it, they will come.
Cowards die many times before their deaths.
The best things in life are free.
East, west, home's best.
There is many a good tune played on an old fiddle.
Put your shoulder to the wheel.
Tell the truth and shame the Devil.
Old soldiers never die, they simply fade away.
Possession is nine points of the law.
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
Money makes the world go round.
East is east, and west is west.
Talk is cheap.
March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb.
Jack of all trades, master of none.
The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.
If you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen.
What goes around comes around.
Finders keepers, losers weepers.
Between two stools one falls to the ground.
Beware the Ides of March.
You can't run with the hare, and hunt with the hounds.
All good things come to those that wait.
It's the singer not the song.
Hope springs eternal.
Charity covers a multitude of sins.
Don't shoot the messenger.
People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.
There's many a slip 'twixt cup and lip.
Share and share alike.
One might as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb.
Pride comes before a fall.
Walls have ears.
Let bygones be bygones.
As you make your bed, so you must lie upon it.
There are none so blind as those, that will not see.
As you sow, so you shall reap.
Don't kill the goose that lays the golden eggs.
The age of miracles is past.
A man is known by his friends.
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
If ifs and ands were pots and pans there'd be no work for tinkers.
Don't meet troubles half-way.
A golden key can open any door.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
Fight the good fight.
No man is an island.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Marriages are made in heaven.
Failing to plan, is planning to fail.
Good fences make good neighbours.
Practice what you preach.
Forewarned is forearmed.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Half a loaf is better than none.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Accidents will happen.
March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers.
Don't burn your bridges behind you.
Money doesn't grow on trees.
When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
The Devil makes work for idle hands.
It's better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.
Let sleeping dogs lie.
One good deed deserves another.
You can't have your cake and eat it too.
Beggars can't be choosers.
The customer is always right.
All good things must come to an end.
Into every life a little rain must fall.
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.
You can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family.
The Devil looks after his own.
He who laughs last, laughs longest.
Life's not all beer and skittles.
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.
Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.
You can have too much of a good thing.
You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.
Don't keep a dog and bark yourself.
The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
Cut your coat to suit your cloth.
An man's home is his castle.
Love will find a way.
It takes two to make a quarrel.
The show must go on.
Time will tell.
Always put your best foot forward.
Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach.
Don't bite off more than you can chew.
Feed a cold and starve a fever.
Those who do not learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.
Haste makes waste.
You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.
No pain, no gain.
The darkest hour is just before the dawn.
Revenge is sweet.
Speak as you find.
Give someone enough rope and they will hang themself.
A volunteer is worth twenty pressed men.
If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Seize the day.
Among the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
Don't upset the apple-cart.
It's better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
The best-laid plans go astray.
Brevity is the soul of wit.
Children and fools tell the truth.
Bad news travels fast.
Don't let the cat out of the bag.
Dead men tell no tales.
Birds of a feather flock together.
Many are called, but few are chosen.
What the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't want.
You can't always get what you want.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
No man can serve two masters.
There's no fool like an old fool.
There's safety in numbers.
Great oaks from little acorns grow.
A person is known by the company they keep.
It's better to die on your feet than live on your knees.
It's no use shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted.
A friend in need is a friend indeed.
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
Children should be seen and not heard.
A cat may look at a king.
The early bird gets the worm.
Clothes do not make the man.
A fool and his money are soon parted.
Don't blow your own trumpet.
Money isn't everything.
Big fleas have little fleas upon their back to bite 'em.
April showers bring forth May flowers.
A bad penny always turns up.
A problem shared is a problem halved.
It never rains but it pours.
Adversity and loss make a man wise.
Nothing is certain but death and taxes.
Live for today, for tomorrow never comes.
Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.
Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door.
It's never too late to mend.
Judge not, that ye be not judged.
All things must pass.
Don't count your chickens before they hatch.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Don't cross a bridge until you come to it.
Cleanliness is next to godliness.
A prophet is not recognized in his own land.
Silence construes consent.
Enough is enough.
There's no smoke without fire.
Beauty is only skin deep.
Music has charms to soothe the savage breast.
A good beginning makes a good ending.
Doubt is the beginning, not the end, of wisdom.
Crime doesn't pay.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
Curiosity killed the cat.
Parsley seed goes nine times to the Devil.
Hard work never did anyone any harm.
All you need is love.
When in Rome, do as Romans do.
A ship in the harbour is safe, but that is not what a ship is for.
Those who sleep with dogs will rise with fleas.
A penny saved is a penny earned.
Actions speak louder than words.
Handsome is as handsome does.
The exception which proves the rule.
A house is not a home.
Cross the stream where it is shallowest.
If anything can go wrong, it will.
You win some, you lose some.
Love of money is the root of all evil.
You can't teach an old dog new tricks.
Know which side your bread is buttered.
The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
A soft answer turneth away wrath.
The way to a man's heart is through his stomach.
Work expands so as to fill the time available.
Too many cooks spoil the broth.
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
Marry in haste, repent at leisure.
Make hay while the sun shines.
To the victor go the spoils.
Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone.
Paddle your own canoe.
Manners maketh the man.
Money is the root of all evil.
Only fools and horses work.
It takes one to know one.
Time is a great healer.
All roads lead to Rome.
Knowledge is power.
What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.
There's no such thing as a free lunch.
You pays your money and you takes your choice.
There's none so deaf as those who will not hear.
Out of the frying pan, into the fire.
Never give a sucker an even break.
Watch the doughnut, not the hole.
One hand washes the other.
Virtue is its own reward.
Keep your chin up.
Discretion is the better part of valour.
Bad money drives out good.
If the mountain won't come to Muhammad, Muhammad must go to the mountain.
It's best to be on the safe side.
Time is money.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Less said, soon mended.
Blue are the hills that are far away.
Grief divided is made lighter.
The truth will out.
A miss is as good as a mile.
You can't see the forest for the trees.
For everything there is a season.
They that sow the wind, shall reap the whirlwind.
Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater.
Cold hands, warm heart.
Why keep a dog and bark yourself?
More haste, less speed.
An eye for an eye; a tooth for a tooth.
Go the extra mile.
Better safe than sorry.
Don't sweat the small stuff.
Never tell tales out of school.
Give the Devil his due.
There are more ways of killing a cat than choking it with cream.
Never go to bed on an argument.
Spare the rod and spoil the child.
The bigger they are, the harder they fall.
Don't let the bastards grind you down.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
The longest journey starts with a single step.
The best is the enemy of the good.
'tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.
Early to bed and early to rise, makes one healthy, wealthy and wise.
Two wrongs don't make a right.
Adversity makes strange bedfellows.
In for a penny, in for a pound.
It's an ill wind that blows no one any good.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
There is no accounting for tastes.
Great minds think alike.
It's better to wear out, than to rust.
It's the squeaky wheel that gets the grease.
One half of the world does not know how the other half lives.
Keep your mouth shut and your eyes open.
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.
Many a true word is spoken in jest.
Don't leave your manners on the doorstep.
It takes a thief to catch a thief .
The end justifies the means.
Appearances can be deceptive.
Fish and guests smell after three days.
Better late than never.
What you lose on the swings you gain on the roundabouts.
Put your best foot forward.
Practice makes perfect.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
A new broom sweeps clean.
Out of sight, out of mind.
Nothing succeeds like success.
Make haste slowly.
Be slow in choosing, but slower in changing.
Life is what you make it.
To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.
Blessed are the peacemakers.
Might is right.
The wages of sin is death.
Even a worm will turn.
Take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves.
Laughter is the best medicine.
What goes up must come down.
Let the buyer beware.
It's always darkest just before the dawn.
If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.
He who fights and runs away, lives to fight another day.
Silence is golden.
Life is just a bowl of cherries.
Business before pleasure.
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.
An idle brain is the devil's workshop.
Lightning never strikes twice in the same place.
Love thy neighbour as thyself.
You can't win them all.
Wonders will never cease.
Don't spoil the ship for a ha'porth of tar.
To err is human; to forgive divine.
There are two sides to every question.
Hide in plain sight.
The shoemaker's son always goes barefoot.
Where there is smoke there is fire.
Softly, softly, catchee monkey.
In the kingdom of the blind the one eyed man is king.
Talk of the Devil, and he is bound to appear.
Attack is the best form of defence.
Rome wasn't built in a day.
If you play with fire, you will get burnt.
Get out while the getting is good.
The bigger, the better.
You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink.
Worrying never did anyone any good.
You are what you eat.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Every stick has two ends.
He who hesitates is lost.
It takes all sorts to make a world.
If you lie down with dogs, you will get up with fleas.
Let not the sun go down on your wrath.
Fortune favours the brave.
A good man is hard to find.
Never speak ill of the dead.
What can't be cured must be endured.
Physician, heal thyself.
It's no use crying over spilt milk.
Fine words butter no parsnips.
There's more than one way to skin a cat.
Nothing new under the sun.
Moderation in all things.
All the world loves a lover.
Don't bite the hand that feeds you.
Fair exchange is no robbery.
He that goes a-borrowing, goes a-sorrowing.
Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die.
It's the empty can that makes the most noise.
A fish always rots from the head.
To every thing there is a season.
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