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Put your best foot forward.

Curiosity killed the cat.

Revenge is a dish best served cold.

Out of sight, out of mind.

You can't always get what you want.

The course of true love never did run smooth.

Don't leave your manners on the doorstep.

Different strokes for different folks.

A rising tide lifts all boats.

It never rains but it pours.

Time and tide wait for no one.

Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.

Forewarned is forearmed.

No man is an island.

The pen is mightier than sword.

Practice makes perfect.

First impressions are the most lasting.

Out of the frying pan, into the fire.

Blue are the hills that are far away.

Red sky at night shepherd's delight; red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning.

Business before pleasure.

Clothes do not make the man.

Every picture tells a story.

Look before you leap.

Like father, like son.

Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

The wages of sin is death.

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow.

Those who do not learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.

There are two sides to every question.

Cleanliness is next to godliness.

Talk of the Devil, and he is bound to appear.

Adversity makes strange bedfellows.

Hindsight is twenty-twenty.

Don't kill the goose that lays the golden eggs.

Home is where the heart is.

You can't make bricks without straw.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

There's more than one way to skin a cat.

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

A good man is hard to find.

One good deed deserves another.

A leopard can't change its spots.

The longest journey starts with a single step.

A miss is as good as a mile.

Give credit where credit is due.

Tomorrow is another day.

Always put your best foot forward.

A thing of beauty is a joy forever.

Better the Devil you know than the Devil you don't.

Fall seven times. Stand up eight.

Let the dead bury the dead.

There's none so blind as those who will not see.

History repeats itself.

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

The best things in life are free.

Beauty is only skin deep.

There's an exception to every rule.

Tell the truth and shame the Devil.

Give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime.

You can't teach an old dog new tricks.

If the cap fits, wear it.

Two heads are better than one.

Make haste slowly.

Don't burn your bridges behind you.

It's never too late to mend.

Great minds think alike.

Many are called, but few are chosen.

The Devil looks after his own.

Don't sweat the small stuff.

The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.

Time is money.

The best-laid plans go astray.

One who sups with the devil, should have a long spoon.

Live for today, for tomorrow never comes.

Handsome is as handsome does.

Don't upset the apple-cart.

The truth will out.

A place for everything and everything in its place.

First come, first served.

Success has many fathers, while failure is an orphan.

Half a loaf is better than none.

Set a thief to catch a thief.

Opposites attract.

Each to their own.

Faint heart never won fair lady.

A word to the wise is enough.

Every man for himself, and the Devil take the hindmost.

Good talk saves the food.

In for a penny, in for a pound.

Live and let live.

Nature abhors a vacuum.

All the world loves a lover.

Familiarity breeds contempt.

A friend in need is a friend indeed.

Fire is a good servant but a bad master.

Blood is thicker than water.

Old soldiers never die, they simply fade away.

Fight the good fight.

Do as I say, not as I do.

Share and share alike.

Cowards die many times before their deaths.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach.

Don't bite the hand that feeds you.

Fair exchange is no robbery.

Don't let the cat out of the bag.

One man's meat is another man's poison.

Life begins at forty.

A bad penny always turns up.

Take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves.

Quid pro quo.

You reap what you sow.

Truth is stranger than fiction.

All things must pass.

There's no such thing as a free lunch.

What goes around comes around.

Let bygones be bygones.

It ain't over, till it's over.

Silence is golden.

Learn to walk before you run.

Life's not all beer and skittles.

The exception which proves the rule.

Don't spoil the ship for a ha'porth of tar.

It's best to be on the safe side.

A cat has nine lives.

Hope for the best, prepare for the worst.

You can't unscramble a scrambled egg.

Put your shoulder to the wheel.

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.

If the mountain won't come to Muhammad, Muhammad must go to the mountain.

Empty bags cannot stand upright.

You can't see the forest for the trees.

Give the Devil his due.

Money makes the world go round.

Don't cross a bridge until you come to it.

Brevity is the soul of wit.

Less is more.

March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb.

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.

It's better to wear out, than to rust.

Children and fools tell the truth.

East is east, and west is west.

Manners maketh the man.

No rest for the wicked.

They that sow the wind, shall reap the whirlwind.

Bread always falls buttered side down.

Every stick has two ends.

The bigger they are, the harder they fall.

Speak as you find.

Revenge is sweet.

Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.

Silence construes consent.

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.

Everyone has their price.

Love of money is the root of all evil.

Bad money drives out good.

A new broom sweeps clean.

An empty vessel makes much noise.

Another day, another dollar.

Ashes to ashes; dust to dust.

There's no such thing as bad publicity.

One might as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb.

Cross the stream where it is shallowest.

For everything there is a season.

Misery loves company.

Charity begins at home.

All roads lead to Rome.

If God had meant us to fly, he'd have given us wings.

The shoemaker's son always goes barefoot.

Only fools and horses work.

What the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't want.

Curses, like chickens, come home to roost.

All publicity is good publicity.

Hide in plain sight.

When in Rome, do as Romans do.

Don't mix business with pleasure.

Crime doesn't pay.

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

Laughter is the best medicine.

It's better to give than to receive.

Flattery will get you nowhere.

Feed a cold and starve a fever.

A nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse.

Every cloud has a silver lining.

Beware the Ides of March.

Get out while the getting is good.

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.

Christmas comes but once a year.

Two wrongs don't make a right.

Even a worm will turn.

A watched pot never boils.

It takes a thief to catch a thief .

Many hands make light work.

A person is known by the company they keep.

A little of what you fancy does you good.

It's better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

Too many cooks spoil the broth.

Easy come, easy go.

Barking dogs seldom bite.

To live by the sword is to die by the sword.

Walls have ears.

Don't change horses in midstream.

Procrastination is the thief of time.

You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.

Let the punishment fit the crime.

The age of miracles is past.

It's the singer not the song.

Know which side your bread is buttered.

Don't cut off your nose to spite your face.

It takes two to make a quarrel.

Who pays the piper, calls the tune.

It's the squeaky wheel that gets the grease.

April showers bring forth May flowers.

Little pitchers have big ears.

Possession is nine points of the law.

A soft answer turneth away wrath.

To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.

Cheaters never win and winners never cheat.

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

He who hesitates is lost.

Time will tell.

Still waters run deep.

Among the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

Nothing is certain but death and taxes.

A ship in the harbour is safe, but that is not what a ship is for.

There's no smoke without fire.

Music has charms to soothe the savage breast.

Stupid is as stupid does.

Don't get mad, get even.

The bigger, the better.

A thing begun is half done.

Cold hands, warm heart.

A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for his client.

Never go to bed on an argument.

There is no accounting for tastes.

There's safety in numbers.

If ifs and ands were pots and pans there'd be no work for tinkers.

One volunteer is worth ten pressed men.

Once bitten, twice shy.

A good beginning makes a good ending.

Forgive and forget.

Horses for courses.

If you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen.

Seize the day.

When the cat's away the mice will play.

As you sow, so you shall reap.

Give someone enough rope and they will hang themself.

Enough is enough.

God helps those who help themselves.

Beggars can't be choosers.

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.

Actions speak louder than words.

One year's seeding makes seven years weeding.

Persuasion is better than force.

A house is not a home.

Pearls of wisdom.

Finders keepers, losers weepers.

A prophet is not recognized in his own land.

It's easy to be wise after the event.

You can't get blood out of a stone.

Rain before seven, fine before eleven.

Don't meet troubles half-way.

He that goes a-borrowing, goes a-sorrowing.

The bread always falls buttered side down.

Fortune favours the brave.

Better safe than sorry.

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

No man can serve two masters.

To err is human; to forgive divine.

The apple never falls far from the tree.

Speak softly and carry a big stick.

A penny saved is a penny earned.

The harder you work, the luckier you get.

Let sleeping dogs lie.

The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

Fine words butter no parsnips.

Where there is smoke there is fire.

There's no place like home.

A fish always rots from the head.

Better late than never.

Wonders will never cease.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Early to bed and early to rise, makes one healthy, wealthy and wise.

Don't rock the boat.

Everyone is the architect of their own destiny.

Attack is the best form of defence.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

In the midst of life we are in death.

Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.

Let the buyer beware.

Any port in a storm.

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

Distance lends enchantment to the view.

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

All good things come to those that wait.

All that glitters is not gold.

You are never too old to learn.

Work expands so as to fill the time available.

A golden key can open any door.

Robbing Peter to pay Paul.

Third time lucky.

The Devil makes work for idle hands.

The best defence is a good offence.

Moderation in all things.

Appearances can be deceptive.

You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.

Waste not, want not.

The early bird gets the worm.

'tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.

Honesty is the best policy.

A cat may look at a king.

What goes up must come down.

A fool and his money are soon parted.

You can't win them all.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

Watch the doughnut, not the hole.

Time is a great healer.

Don't keep a dog and bark yourself.

Less said, soon mended.

Don't teach your Grandma to suck eggs.

Once a thief, always a thief.

Love will find a way.

You can't have your cake and eat it too.

Paddle your own canoe.

Children should be seen and not heard.

Be slow in choosing, but slower in changing.

Fight fire with fire.

The best is the enemy of the good.

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

To every thing there is a season.

If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys.

An man's home is his castle.

He who fights and runs away, lives to fight another day.

It's an ill wind that blows no one any good.

Between two stools one falls to the ground.

Necessity is the mother of all invention.

What can't be cured must be endured.

There's no time like the present.

A picture paints a thousand words.

Those who sleep with dogs will rise with fleas.

The end justifies the means.

Keep your mouth shut and your eyes open.

Never give a sucker an even break.

It's better to travel hopefully than to arrive.

Good fences make good neighbours.

Don't put the cart before the horse.

There's many a slip 'twixt cup and lip.

What you lose on the swings you gain on the roundabouts.

Walnuts and pears you plant for your heirs.

All's well that ends well.

Marry in haste, repent at leisure.

Money doesn't grow on trees.

It's better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.

A volunteer is worth twenty pressed men.

The Devil is in the details.

Keep your powder dry.

If anything can go wrong, it will.

Seek and you shall find.

Practice what you preach.

Let well alone.

Hope springs eternal.

An eye for an eye; a tooth for a tooth.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Cheats never prosper.

East, west, home's best.

You can't judge a book by its cover.

Keep your chin up.

Every dog has its day.

You can have too much of a good thing.

You can't fit a round peg in a square hole.

One hand washes the other.

Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater.

Failing to plan, is planning to fail.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

The bottom line is the bottom line.

Big fleas have little fleas upon their back to bite 'em.

Why keep a dog and bark yourself?

Don't cast pearls before swine.

Doubt is the beginning, not the end, of wisdom.

All good things must come to an end.

Faith will move mountains.

A drowning man will clutch at a straw.

A stitch in time saves nine.

Bad news travels fast.

March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers.

If you can't be good, be careful.

Softly, softly, catchee monkey.

Knowledge is power.

Money isn't everything.

Patience is a virtue.

Blessed are the peacemakers.

Spare the rod and spoil the child.

Don't shoot the messenger.

Variety is the spice of life.

Charity covers a multitude of sins.

Two is company, but three's a crowd.

Adversity and loss make a man wise.

There are plenty more fish in the sea.

Let not the sun go down on your wrath.

Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door.

It's always darkest just before the dawn.

A man is known by his friends.

There but for the grace of God, go I.

Virtue is its own reward.

Never speak ill of the dead.

If you build it, they will come.

It takes two to tango.

There is many a good tune played on an old fiddle.

Truth will out.

Count your blessings.

Lightning never strikes twice in the same place.

One law for the rich and another law for the poor.

Many a true word is spoken in jest.

Love makes the world go round.

No pain, no gain.

Seeing is believing.

Rome wasn't built in a day.

It takes one to know one.

The customer is always right.

Youth is wasted on the young.

Talk is cheap.

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

The darkest hour is just before the dawn.

Good things come to those who wait.

From the sublime to the ridiculous is only one step.

A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.

The Devil has all the best tunes.

Enough is as good as a feast.

Give them an inch and they'll take a mile.

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

Money talks.

Grief divided is made lighter.

One half of the world does not know how the other half lives.

All's fair in love and war.

If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.

It's all grist to the mill.

There are none so blind as those, that will not see.

Life is what you make it.

Don't let the bastards grind you down.

The more the merrier.

Live and learn.

Needs must when the devil drives.

Make hay while the sun shines.

When one door shuts, another opens.

Nothing new under the sun.

One person's trash is another person's treasure.

There's none so deaf as those who will not hear.

Ask a silly question and you'll get a silly answer.

It takes all sorts to make a world.

There are more ways of killing a cat than choking it with cream.

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Don't blow your own trumpet.

Nine tailors make a man.

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.

Strike while the iron is hot.

Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die.

Dead men tell no tales.

If you play with fire, you will get burnt.

Never tell tales out of school.

Everyone wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die.

An idle brain is the devil's workshop.

You can't run with the hare, and hunt with the hounds.

You can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family.

Jack of all trades, master of none.

'tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.

Ask no questions and hear no lies.

Don't wash your dirty linen in public.

Only the good die young.

If you lie down with dogs, you will get up with fleas.

Jam tomorrow and jam yesterday, but never jam today.

Shrouds have no pockets.

Oil and water don't mix.

Good things come in small packages.

Little strokes fell great oaks.

Don't bite off more than you can chew.

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

There is one law for the rich and another law for the poor.

Life is just a bowl of cherries.

Birds of a feather flock together.

It takes a thief to catch a thief.

Into every life a little rain must fall.

Money is the root of all evil.

Beat swords into ploughshares.

Worrying never did anyone any good.

To the victor go the spoils.

Don't put new wine into old bottles.

He who laughs last, laughs longest.

Might is right.

One swallow does not a summer make.

There's a time and a place for everything.

You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink.

Parsley seed goes nine times to the Devil.

A rolling stone gathers no moss.

The show must go on.

Big fish eat little fish.

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