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