English Proverbs


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To measure other people's corn by one's own bushel.

To strain at a gnat and swallow a camel.

To weep over an onion.

Truth is stranger than fiction.

Variety is the spice of life.

The end crowns the work.

The game is not worth the candle.

The map is not the territory.

The pen is mightier than the sword.

The sky is the limit.

There are as good fish in the sea as ever came out of it.

There is no place like home.

There's no accounting for tastes.

They must hunger in winter that will not work in summer.

Thursday's child has far to go.

'Tis money that begets money.

To cast pearls before swine.

To err is human; to forgive divine.

To kill two birds with one stone.

To pay one back in one's own coin.

To take counsel of one's pillow.

To work with the left hand.

Truth lies at the bottom of a well.

Velvet paws hide sharp claws.

The end justifies the means.

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