English Proverbs


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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.

The devil knows many things because he is old.

The falling out of lovers is the renewing of love.

The husband is always the last to know.

The morning sun never lasts a day.

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

The way (the road) to hell is paved with good intentions.

There but for the grace of God, go I.

There's a time and a place for everything.

There's no time like the present.

This too shall pass.

Time is money.

To beat about the bush.

To cook a hare before catching him.

To get out of bed on the wrong side.

To look for a needle in a haystack.

To rob one's belly to cover one's back.

To throw dust in somebody's eyes.

Too much of a good thing is good for nothing.

Two is company, but three is none.

The devil looks after his own.

The fat is in the fire.

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