English Grammar Index

Proverbs :

  1. A bad workman blames his tools.

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

  3. A burnt child dreads the fire.

  4. A constant guest is never welcome.

  5. A contented mind is a continual joy.

  6. A crowd is not a company.

  7. A drowning man will catch a straw.

  8. A fool and his money are easily parted.

  9. A friend in need is a friend indeed.

  10. A good face needs no paint.

  11. A guilty conscience needs no accuser.

  12. A honey tongue and a heart of gall.

  13. A hungry man is an angry man.

  14. A leopard cannot change his spot.

  15. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

  16. A man in debt is caught in a net.

  17. A pen is mightier than a sword.

  18. A penny saved is a penny gained.

  19. A penny wise and pound foolish.

  20. A rolling stone gathers no moss.

  21. A rolling stone gathers no moss.

  22. A single swallow cannot make a summer.

  23. A stitch in time saves nine.

  24. A tree is known by its fruits.

  25. A work ill done must be twice done.

  26. Actions speak louder than words.

  27. Adding fuel to the fire.

  28. All roads lead to Rome.

  29. All that glitters is not gold.

  30. All that go to Church are not saints.

  31. All things come to those who wait patiently.

  32. Am empty vessel makes much noise.

  33. An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes.

  34. An early bird catches the worms.

  35. Art is long and life is short.

  36. As is the father, so is the son.

  37. As rare as hen’s teeth.

  38. Bare words buy no barley.

  39. Be just before you are generous.

  40. Better an open enemy than a false friend.

  41. Better bend the neck than bruise the forehead.

  42. Blue are the hills that are far away.

  43. Brevity is the soul of wit.

  44. Cast not your pearls before swine.

  45. charity begins at home.

  46. Cleanliness is next to godliness.

  47. Come uncalled. Sit unserved.

  48. Coming events cast their shadow before.

  49. Constant dripping wears away the stone.

  50. Contentment is the poor man’s riches.

  51. Cowards die many times before their death.

  52. Cut your coat according to the cloth.

  53. Death lays his icy hand on all.

  54. Debt is the worst poverty.

  55. Delay is dangerous.

  56. Delay of justice is injustice.

  57. Distance lends enchantment to the life.

  58. Don’t add fuel to the fire.

  59. Don’t cast pearls before swine.

  60. Don’t count the chick before they are hatched.

  61. Don’t have too many irons in the fire.

  62. Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.

  63. Eagles don’t catch flies.

  64. Eat to live but not live to eat.

  65. Empty vessels make the greatest sound.

  66. Enough is as good as feast.

  67. Every ass loves his bray.

  68. Every cloud has a silver lining.

  69. Failure is the stepping stone for success.

  70. First deserve then desire.

  71. Fortune favours fools.

  72. God helps those who help themselves.

  73. God is love.

  74. Good wine needs no bush.

  75. Grasp all, lose all.

  76. Great minds think alike.

  77. Hasty climbers have sudden falls.

  78. Homer too nods. Great Homer sometimes nods.

  79. Honesty is the best policy.

  80. Hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

  81. Humility is the best virtue.

  82. It is no use crying over spilt milk.

  83. Lamb at home and a lion at the chase.

  84. Like priest, like people.

  85. Little drops of water make a mighty ocean.

  86. Marriages are made in heaven.

  87. Measure thrice before you cut once.

  88. Money makes the mare go.

  89. Necessity is the mother of invention.

  90. Once bitten, twice shy.

  91. Pen is mightier than sword.

  92. Practice makes a man perfect.

  93. Pride goeth before a fall.

  94. Rule youth well for age will rule itself.

  95. Seeing is believing.

  96. Silence gives consent.

  97. Single tree makes no forest.

  98. Soon ripe, soon rotten.

  99. Spare the rod and spoil the child.

  100. The beard does not make a philosopher.

  101. The blind cannot lead the blind.

  102. The pot called the kettle black.

  103. The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

  104. The wife is the key of the house.

  105. There is many a slip between the cup and the lip.

  106. Time once lost is lost for ever.

  107. Today’s students are tomorrow’s citizens.

  108. Too many cooks spoil the soup.

  109. United we stand, divided we fall.

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