English Proverbs


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When the pinch comes, you remember the old shoe.

Who pays the piper calls the tune.

You are what you eat.

You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs.

What has been seen cannot be unseen.

When a proud man hears another praised, he feels himself injured.

When the sword of rebellion is drawn, the sheath should be thrown away.

Whom the Gods love die young.

You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.

You can't make bricks without straw.

Walnuts and pears you plant for your heirs.

What is bred in the bone will not go out of the flesh.

When angry, count a hundred.

When they came to shoe the horses, the beetle stretched out his leg.

Why keep a dog and bark yourself?

You can have too much of a good thing.

You can't polish a turd.

Wash your dirty linen at home.

What is done by night appears by day.

When at Rome, do as the Romans do.

When thieves fall out, honest men come by their own.

Wine and wenches empty mens’ purses.

You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink.

You can't put an old head on young shoulders.

Waste not, want not.

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