English Proverbs - Inspirational Words of Wisdom

English Proverbs

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Don't count your chickens before they're hatched. English Proverb
This proverb is one that many people say. You could apply this to many things in your life:
- don't spend all your money before you get paid
- don't think you have passed the exam until you get it back
The list could go on and on.


Grasp no more than thy hand will hold.
English Proverb

Many hands make light
work. English Proverb
This proverb is so very true. Many volunteer positions know how true this is. When face with any overwhelming job, if you have others helping you the task is not as bad!

A bad penny always turns up.
English Proverb

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
English Proverb
Some people swear by this proverb and do actually eat an apple a day. Perhaps the nutrition you find in an apple does in fact help. Or maybe it is positive thinking, if you believe eating an apple keeps you healthy it may just do that.


Actions speak louder than words. English Proverb

You are never to old to learn.
English Proverb
This proverb is so very true. You can and should always be learning. If you think you can not learn then I guess you are old!


A bicycle can't stand on its own because it's two-tired.
English Proverb

A stumble may prevent a fall.
English Proverb

If you want to judge a man's
character, give him power. English Proverb

If wishes were horses beggars might ride.
English Proverb

Everyone must row with the oars he has.
English Proverb
Love this proverb, it contains much wisdom. Rather than looking at what others have and do, if we focus on our own abilities and do the task well then that is all that matters.


A stitch in
time saves nine. English Proverb

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me.
English Proverb

A man is as old as he feels himself to be.
English Proverb

It's a blessing in disguise.
English Proverb

Least said is soonest mended.
English Proverb

Where there's a will there's a way.
English Proverb


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