"A chain is only as strong as its weakest link"
"A drowning man will clutch at a straw"
"A fish always rots from the head down"
"A fool and his money are soon parted"
"A friend in need is a friend indeed"
"A golden key can open any door"
"A good beginning makes a good ending"
"A house is not a home"
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"
"A leopard cannot change its spots"
"A little knowledge is a dangerous thing"
"A little learning is a dangerous thing"
"A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for his client"
"A new broom sweeps clean"
"A nod's as good as a wink to a blind horse"
"A penny saved is a penny earned"
"A person is known by the company he keeps"
"A picture paints a thousand words"
"A poor workman always blames his tools"
"A problem shared is a problem halved"
"A prophet is not recognized in his own land"
"A rising tide lifts all boats"
"A rolling stone gathers no moss"
"A stitch in time saves nine"
"A swarm in May is worth a load of hay; a swarm in June is worth a silver spoon; but a swarm in July is not worth a fly"
"A trouble shared is a trouble halved"
"A volunteer is worth twenty pressed men"
"A watched pot never boils"
"A word to the wise is enough"
"Absence makes the heart grow fonder"
"Absolute power corrupts absolutely"
"Actions speak louder than words"
"Adversity makes strange bedfellows"
"After a storm comes a calm"
"All good things come to he who waits"
"All good things must come to an end"
"All publicity is good publicity"
"All roads lead to Rome"
"All that glisters is not gold"
"All the world loves a lover"
"All things come to those who wait"
"All things must pass"
"All's fair in love and war"
"An apple a day keeps the doctor away"
"An army marches on its stomach"
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"
"April showers bring forth May flowers"
"As you make your bed, so you must lie upon it"
"As you sow so shall you reap"
"Ask a silly question and you'll get a silly answer"
"Ask no questions and hear no lies"
"Attack is the best form of defence"
"Bad news travels fast"
"Barking dogs seldom bite"
"Beauty is only skin deep"
"Behind every great man there's a great woman"
"Better late than never"
"Better safe than sorry"
"Better the Devil you know than the Devil you don't"
"Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all"
"Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness"
"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool that to speak and remove all doubt"
"Beware of Greeks bearing gifts"
"Big fish eat little fish"
"Birds of a feather flock together"
"Blood is thicker than water"
"Cleanliness is next to godliness"
"Cold hands, warm heart"
"Cowards may die many times before their death"
"Cut your coat to suit your cloth"
"Dead men tell no tales"
"Don't bite the hand that feeds you"
"Don't burn your bridges behind you"
"Don't change horses in midstream"
"Don't count your chickens before they are hatched"
"Don't cross the bridge till you come to it"
"Don't keep a dog and bark yourself"
"Don't look a gift horse in the mouth"
"Don't put all your eggs in one basket"
"Don't put new wine into old bottles"
"Don't put the cart before the horse"
"Don't teach your Grandma to suck eggs"
"Don't throw pearls to swine"
"Don't throw the baby out with the bath water"
"Don't try to walk before you can crawl"
"Don't wash your dirty linen in public"
"Doubt is the beginning not the end of wisdom"
"Dripping water can eat through a stone"
"Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise"
"Easy come, easy go"
"Empty vessels make the most noise"
"Enough is as good as a feast"
"Every dog has its day"
"Every stick has two ends"
"Everything comes to him who waits"
"Failing to plan is planning to fail"
"Faint heart never won fair lady"
"Fair exchange is no robbery"
"Faith will move mountains"
"Familiarity breeds contempt"
"Feed a cold and starve a fever"
"Fight fire with fire"
"First impressions are the most lasting"
"Fish and guests smell after three days"
"Fools rush in where angels fear to tread"
"Forewarned is forearmed"
"Forgive and forget"
"Fortune favours the brave"
"From the sublime to the ridiculous is only one step"
"Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains"
"Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration"
"Give a dog a bad name and hang him"
"Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day..."
"Give a man enough rope and he will hang himself"
"Give credit where credit is due"
"God helps those who help themselves"
"Good fences make good neighbours"
"Good talk saves the food"
"Good things come to those who wait"
"Great minds think alike"
"Half a loaf is better than no bread"
"Hard cases make bad law"
"Hard work never did anyone any harm"
"Haste makes waste"
"He that goes a-borrowing, goes a-sorrowing"
"He who controls the front door, controls the house"
"He who fights and runs away, may live to fight another day"
"He who hesitates is lost"
"He who laughs last laughs longest"
"He who lives by the sword shall die by the sword"
"He who sups with the Devil should have a long spoon"
"History repeats itself"
"Home is where the heart is"
"Honesty is the best policy"
"If God had meant us to fly he'd have given us wings"
"If a job is worth doing it is worth doing well"
"If at first you don't succeed try, try and try again"
"If ifs and ands were pots and pans there'd be no work for tinkers"
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it"
"If life deals you lemons, make lemonade"
"If the cap fits, wear it"
"If the mountain won't come to Mohammed, then Mohammed must go to the mountain"
"If the shoe fits, wear it"
"If wishes were horses, beggars would ride"
"If you can't be good, be careful"
"If you can't beat em, join em"
"If you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen"
"If you lie down with dogs, you will get up with fleas"
"If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys"
"If you want a thing done well, do it yourself"
"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery"
"In the kingdom of the blind the one eyed man is king"
"In the midst of life we are in death"
"Into every life a little rain must fall"
"It is better to give than to receive"
"It is easy to be wise after the event"
"It never rains but it pours"
"It takes a thief to catch a thief"
"It takes one to know one"
"It takes two to tango"
"It's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all"
"It's better to light a candle than curse the darkness"
"It's better to travel hopefully than to arrive"
"It's never too late"
"It's no use crying over spilt milk"
"It's no use locking the stable door after the horse has bolted"
"It's the early bird that catches the worm"
"It's the empty can that makes the most noise"
"It's the squeaky wheel that gets the grease"
"Jack of all trades, master of none"
"Keep your powder dry"
"Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone"
"Laughter is the best medicine"
"Less is more"
"Let sleeping dogs lie"
"Life is what you make it"
"Lightning never strikes twice in the same place"
"Like father, like son"
"Little things please little minds"
"Live for today for tomorrow never comes"
"Love is blind"
"Love makes the world go round"
"Love will find a way"
"Make hay while the sun shines"
"Make love not war"
"Man does not live by bread alone"
"March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb"
"March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers"
"Marry in haste, repent at leisure"
"Might is right"
"Mighty oaks from little acorns grow"
"Misery loves company"
"Money doesn't grow on trees"
"Money is the root of all evil"
"Money isn't everything"
"Necessity is the mother of invention"
"Needs must when the devil drives"
"Never do anything standing that you can do sitting, or anything sitting that you can do lying down"
"Never go to bed on an argument"
"Never judge a book by its cover"
"Never let the sun go down on your anger"
"Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today"
"Never speak ill of the dead"
"Never tell tales out of school"
"No man can serve two masters"
"No man is an island"
"No news is good news"
"No pain, no gain"
"No rest for the wicked"
"Nothing is certain but death and taxes"
"Nothing succeeds like success"
"Nothing venture, nothing gain"
"Oil and water don't mix"
"Old soldiers never die, they just fade away"
"Once a thief, always a thief"
"Once bitten, twice shy"
"One good turn deserves another"
"One half of the world does not know how the other half lives"
"One hand washes the other"
"One law for the rich and another for the poor"
"One man's meat is another man's poison"
"One might as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb"
"One swallow does not make a summer"
"One year's seeding makes seven years weeding"
"Only fools and horses work"
"Opportunity never knocks twice at any man's door"
"Out of sight, out of mind"
"People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones"
"Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely"
"Practice makes perfect"
"Prevention is better than cure"
"Pride goes before a fall"
"Put your best foot forward"
"Rain before seven, fine before eleven"
"Red sky at night shepherd's delight; red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning"
"Revenge is a dish best served cold"
"Rome wasn't built in a day"
"Seeing is believing"
"Seek and ye shall find"
"Set a thief to catch a thief"
"Shrouds have no pockets"
"Silence is golden"
"Slow but sure"
"Still waters run deep"
"Strike while the iron is hot"
"Success has many fathers, while failure is an orphan"
"Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves"
"Talk does not cook rice"
"Talk of the Devil, and he is bound to appear"
"Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself"
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger"
"The apple never falls far from the tree"
"The best defence is a good offence"
"The best things in life are free"
"The boy is father to the man"
"The bread always falls buttered side down"
"The cobbler always wears the worst shoes"
"The customer is always right"
"The darkest hour is just before the dawn"
"The devil finds work for idle hands to do"
"The early bird catches the worm"
"The end justifies the means"
"The exception which proves the rule"
"The fruit does not fall far from the tree"
"The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence"
"The labourer is worthy of his hire"
"The leopard does not change his spots"
"The longest journey starts with a single step"
"The more things change, the more they stay the same"
"The palest ink is better than the best memory"
"The pen is mightier than sword"
"The proof of the pudding is in the eating"
"The road to hell is paved with good intentions"
"The shoemaker's son always goes barefoot"
"The squeaking wheel gets the grease"
"The tongue is like a sharp knife; it kills without drawing blood"
"The way to a man's heart is through his stomach"
"There are more ways of killing a cat than choking it with cream"
"There are none so blind as those, that will not see"
"There are two sides to every question"
"There's a time and a place for everything"
"There's always more fish in the sea"
"There's an exception to every rule"
"There's honour among thieves"
"There's many a good tune played on an old fiddle"
"There's more than one way to skin a cat"
"There's no accounting for tastes"
"There's no fool like an old fool"
"There's no place like home"
"There's no smoke without fire"
"There's no such thing as a free lunch"
"There's no such thing as bad publicity"
"There's none so blind as those who will not see"
"There's none so deaf as those who will not hear"
"There's safety in numbers"
"They that sow the wind, shall reap the whirlwind"
"Third time lucky"
"Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it"
"Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones"
"Those who sleep with dogs will rise with fleas"
"Time and tide wait for no man"
"Time is a great healer"
"Time is money"
"To every thing there is a season"
"To know the road ahead, ask those coming back"
"To the victor go the spoils"
"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive"
"Tomorrow is another day"
"Tomorrow never comes"
"Too many cooks spoil the broth"
"Truth is stranger than fiction"
"Truth will out"
"Two blacks don't make a white"
"Two heads are better than one"
"Two is company, but three's a crowd"
"Two wrongs don't make a right"
"Variety is the spice of life"
"Virtue is its own reward"
"Walls have ears"
"What can't be cured must be endured"
"What goes up must come down"
"What the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over"
"What you lose on the swings you gain on the roundabouts"
"When in Rome, do as the Romans do"
"When the cat's away the mice will play"
"When the going gets tough, the tough get going"
"Where there's a will there's a way"
"While there's life there's hope"
"Why keep a dog and bark yourself?"
"Work expands so as to fill the time available"
"Worrying never did anyone any good"
"You are never too old to learn"
"You are what you eat"
"You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink"
"You can't get blood out of a stone"
"You can't judge a book by its cover"
"You can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear"
"You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs"
"You can't make bricks without straw"
"You can't teach an old dog new tricks"
"You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar"
"You pays your money and you takes your choice"