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