A List of Proverbs

This is A List of Proverbs beginning with A. Use a proverb from This List wisely in your writings and speech and make yourself brief.



• • A bad beginning makes a good ending.

• A bad excuse is better than none at all.

• A bad husband cannot be a good man.

• A beggar can never be bankrupt.

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

• A burnt child dreads fire.

• A cat may look at a king.

• A cheerful look makes a dish a feast.

• A cheerful wife is the joy of life.

• A clear conscience is a coat of mail.

• A drowning man will catch at a straw.

• A drunkard’s purse is a bottle.

• A fault confessed is half redressed.

• A fool and his money are soon parted.

• A fool may give a wise man counsel.

• A fool may make money, but it takes a wise man to spend it.

• A friend in need is a friend indeed.

• A friend is easier lost than found.

• A friend’s frown is better than a fool’s smile.

• A full purse makes the mouth to speak.

• A good dog deserves a good bone.

• A good husband makes a good wife.

• A good name is better than riches.

• A good name is sooner lost than won.

• A great talker is a great liar.

• A guilty conscience needs no accuser.

• A hungry man is an angry man.

• A heavy purse makes a light heart.

• A man in debt is caught in a net.

• A man is as old as he feels.

• A man’s house is his castle.

• A miss is as good as a mile.

• A penny for your thoughts.

• A penny saved is a penny gained.

• A pound of care won’t pay an ounce of debt.

• A rolling stone gathers no moss.

• A rose between two thorns.

• A short cut is often a wrong cut.

• A stitch in time saves nine.

• A thing begun is half done.

• A wise man changes his mind sometimes, a fool never.

• A wonder lasts nine days.

• A word to the wise is enough.

• Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

• Action speaks louder than words.

• Advice when most needed is least heeded.

• After a storm comes calm.

• All covet, all lose.

• All that glitters is not gold.

• All work and no play make a Jack a dull boy.

• All play and no work makes Jack a mere toy.

• All’s fair in love and war.

• All’s fish that comes to his net.

• All’s well that ends well.

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

• An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

• An army marches on its stomach.

• An empty bag will not stand upright.

• An idle brain is the devil’s workshop.

• An old bird is not to be caught with chaff.

• An ounce of discretion is worth a pound of wit.

• An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

• Any port in a storm is shaken a little.

• Appetite comes with eating.

• As a man lives so shall he die.

• As well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb.

• As you make your bed so you must lie on it.

• As you sow, so you shall reap.

• Ask much to get little.

• Avoid evil and it will avoid thee.

If a proverb from This List is properly used, it will add beauty and authenticity to our writings.

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