Gossiping and lying go hand in hand.
Go to bed with the lamb and rise with the lark.
Govern your thoughts when alone, and your tongue when in company.
Grain by grain and hen fills her belly.
Grasp all, lose all.
Grasp the nettle and it won't sting you.
Grasp the shadow and let go the substance.
Grasp the thistle firmly.
Great barkers are no biters.
Great boast, small roast.
Great designs require great consideration.
Greatest genius often lies concealed.
Great hopes make great man.
Great men are not always wise.
Great men have great faults.
Great minds think alike.
Great oaks from little acorns grow.
Great souls suffer in silence.
Great talkers are commonly liars.
Great talkers are little doers.
Great talkers are not great doers.
Great winds blow upon high hills.
Believe no tales from the enemy.
Believe not all that you see nor half what you hear.
Believe somebody on his bare word.
Benefits please like flowers, while they are fresh.
Be prepared to put one's hand in one's pocket.
Be slow in choosing a friend; slower in changing.
Be slow to promise and quick to perform.
Be swift to hear, slow to speak.
Better a bachelor's life than a slovenly wife.
Better a glorious death than a shameful life.
Better a little fire to warm us, than a great one to burn us.
Better an egg today than a hen tomorrow.
Better an empty purse than an empty head.
Better an open enemy than a false friend.
Better are small fish than an empty dish.
Better be alone than in bad company.
Better be out of the world than out of fashion.
Better be poor than wicked.
Better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion.
Better be the head of an ass than the tail of a horse.
Better deny at once than promise long.
Better die with honour than live with shame.
Better eye sore than all blind.
Better good neighbours near than relations far away.
Better go to bed supperless than rise in debt.
Better half an egg than empty shell.
Better is the neighbour's hen than mine.
Better late than never.
Better lose a jest than a friend.
Better lose the saddle than the horse.
Better master one than engage with ten.
Better one-eyed than stone-blind.
Better poor with honour than rich with shame.
Better say nothing than nothing to the purpose.
Better some of a pudding than none of a pie.
Better the foot slip than the tongue trip.
Better to do well than to say well.
Better wear out than rust out.
Better wit than wealth.
Between friends all is common.
Between the cup and the lip a morsel may slip.
Between two stools one falls to the ground.
Beware of a man of one book.
Beware of a silent dog and still water.
Beware of him who regards not his reputation.
Big mouthfuls ofter choke.
Bind the sack before it be full.
Birds of a feather flock together.
Birth is much, but breeding is more.
Bite off more than one can chew.
Bite the hand that feeds one.
Bitter pills may have wholesome effects.
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
Blind men can judge no colours.
Blood is thicker than water.
Blood will have blood.
Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.
Borrowed garments never fit well.
Brave actions never want a trumpet.
Bread is the staff of life.
Brevity is the soul of wit.
Bring up a raven and he'll pick out your eyes.
Burn not your house to rid it of the mouse.
Burnt child dreads the fire.
Business before pleasure.
Business is business.
Business is the salt of life.
Business makes a man as well as tries him.
Business may be troublesome, but idleness is pernicious.
Business neglected is business lost.
Business sweetens pleasure, and labour sweetens rest.
Butter to butter is no relish.
By doing nothing we learn to do ill.
By doing we learn.
By falling we learn to go safely.
By gambling we lose both time and treasure, two things most precious to the life of man.
By other's faults, wise men correct their own.
By reading we enrich the mind; by conversation we polish it.
By the hands of many a great work made light.
By the side of sickness health becomes sweet.
By the street of "Bye and bye" one arrives at the house of "Never".
By writing you learn to write.
Call a spade a spade.
Call me not olive till thou see me gathered.
Call no man happy until he dies.
Can the leopard change his spots?
Care and diligence bring luck.
Care killed the cat.
Cast not out the foul water till you bring in the clean.
Cast not your pearls before swine.
Catch the bear before you sell his skin.
Cats hide their paws.
Caution is the parent of safety.
Chains of gold are stronger than chains of iron.
Change lays not her hand upon truth.
Charity begins at home, but should not end there.
Cheat's never proper.
Cheek brings success.
Cheerful company shortens the miles.
Cheerfulness and goodwill make labour light.
Childhood shows the man, as morning shows the day.
Children and fools cannot lie.
Children are the parents's riches.
Choice of the end covers choice of the means.
Choose an author as you choose a friend.
Choose a wife rather by your ear than your eye.
Christmas comes but once a year.
Circumstances are the rulers of the weak, instrument of the wise.
Civility costs nothing.
Cleanliness is next to godliness.
Clothes make the man.
Come what may, heaven won't fall.
Comfort is better than pride.
Coming events cast their shadows before them.
Compare your grievs with other men's and they will seem less.
Comparisons are odious.
Confession is the first step to repentance.
Confidence of success is almost success.
Conquer of fear of death and you are put into possession of your life.
Constant dropping wears away a stone.
Content is better than riches.
Conversation makes one what he is.
Councils of war never fight.
Counsel after action is like rain after harvest.
Counsel must be followed, not praised.
Count not your chickens before they are hatched.
Courage and resolution are the spirit and soul of virtue.
Courtesy costs nothing.
Cowards are cruel.
Credit, like a looking-glass, broken once, is gone, alas!
Creditors have better memories than debtors.
Crows do not pick crow's eyes.
Cry up wine and sell vinegar.
Cry with one eye and laugh with the other.
Curiosity killed the cat.
Custom is a second nature.
Custom is the guide of the ignorant.
Custom makes all things easy.
Custom rules the law.
Custom without reason is but ancient error.
Cut short the nonsense and return to one's muttons.
Cut the coat according to the cloth.
Danger is next neighbour to security.
Danger itself is the best remedy for danger.
Dead men tell no tales.
Death is the grand leveller.
Death meets us everywhere.
Death pays all debts.
Death when it comes will have no denial.
Debt is better than death.
Deeds are fruits; words are but leaves.
Deeds are males, and words are females.
Deep rivers move in silence, shallow brooks are noisy.
Delays are dangerous.
Deliberate before you begin, then execute with vigour.
Deliberate in counsel, prompt in action.
Deliberating is not delaying.
Deliver not your words by number but by weight.
Depend on others and you always repent.
Despair gives courage to a coward.
Destruction pursues the great.
Devil must be driven out with devils.
Dexterity comes by experience.
Diamond cut diamond.
Diet cures more than the doctor.
Diligence is near success.
Diligence is the mother of good luck.
Diligence is the mother of success.
Discontent is the first step in progress.
Discretion is the better part of valour.
Disease, enemy, and debt --these three must be cut off as soon as they begin to grow.
Disease of the soul are more dangerous than those of the body.
Diseases are the price of ill pleasures.
Diseases come on horseback, but go away on foot.
Disgraced may be he who thinks ill.
Do as most men do and men will speak well of thee.
Do as the Romans do.
Do as you would be done by.
Do business, but be not a slave to it.
Dog does not eat dog.
Dogs that bark at a distance bite not at hand.
Dogs that run after many hares kill none.
Dogs wag their tails not so much in love to you as your bread.
Doing is better than saying.
Do in Rome as the Romans do.
Do not all you can, spend not all you have; believe not all you hear; and tell not all you know.
Do not cut down the tree that gives you shade.
Do not despise your enemy.
Do not give a dog bread every time he wags his tail.
Do not praise a day before sunset.
Do not run too fast after gain.
Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
Do not swap horses when crossing a stream.
Do no through fear of poverty surrender liberty.
Do not to others what you do not wish them to do to you.
Do not wash dirty linen in public.
Don't cast out the foul water till you bring in the clean.
Don't cross the bridge till you get to it.
Don't fly till you wings are feathered.
Don't halloo till you are out of the wood.
Don't have thy cloak to make when it begins to rain.
Don't put off till tomorrow what should be done today.
Don't speak all you know, but know all you speak.
Don't teach your grandmother to suck eggs.
Don't throw out your dirty water before you get in fresh.
Don't trouble trouble until trouble troubles you.
Don't whistle until you are out of the wood.
Do one's level best.
Dot the i's and cross the t's.
Doubt is the key of knowledge.
Do well is better than say well.
Downy lips make thoughtless slips.
Draw not your bow till your arrow is fixed.
Draw water with a sieve.
Dreams go by contraries.
Drive your business, do not let it drive you.
Drop by drop the oceans are filled; stone by stone the walls are built.
Drowning man will catch at a straw.
Drunken days have all their tomorrows.
Drunkenness reveals what soberness conceals.
Dumb dogs are dangerous.
Dying is as natural as living.
Each bird loves to hear himself sing.
Each day brings its own bread.
Eagles catch no flies.
Eagles fly alone, but sheep flock together.
Early mistakes are the seeds of future trouble.
Early sow, early mow.
Early start makes easy stages.
Early wed, early dead.
Easier said than done.
East or west, home is best.
Easy come, easy go.
Eat at pleasure, drink with measure.
Eat one's cake and have it.
Eat to live, but not live to eat.
Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others.
Education begins a gentleman, conversation completes him.
Education has for its object the formation of character.
Elbow grease gives the best polish.
Empty vessels make the greatest sound.
Enough is as good as a feast.
Envy assails the noblest, the winds howl around the highest peak.
Equivocation is first cousin to a lie.
Even the walls have ears.
Every advantage has its disadvantage.
Every bean has its black.
Every bird likes its own nest.
Every brave man is a man of his word.
Every bullet has its billet.
Every cloud has a silver lining.
Every cook praises his own broth.
Every country has its customs.
Every couple is not a pair.
Every day is not Sunday.
Every day of thy life is a leaf in thy history.
Every dog has his day.
Every dog has his day, and every man his hour.
Every dog is valiant at his won door.
Every door may be shut but death's door.
Every extremity is a fault.
Every fool can find faults that wise man cannot remedy.
Every heart has its own sorrow.
Every horse thinks his sack heaviest.
Every Jack has his Jill.
Every little makes a mickle.
Every lover sees a thousand graces in the beloved object.
Every man has a fool in his sleeve.
Every man has his faults.
Every man has his hobby-horse.
Every man has his liking.
Every man has his weak side.
Every man has the defects of his qualities.
Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
Every man is the master of his own fortune.
Every man is the son of his own works.
Every man thinks his own geese swans.
Every mother's child is handsome.
Everyone is dissatisfied with his own fortune.
Every one's faults are not written in their foreheads.
Every pleasure has a pain.
Every potter praises his own pot.
Every salesman boasts of his own wares.
Every shoe fits not every foot.
Everything comes to him who waits.
Everything has its seed.
Everything has its time and that time must be watched.
Everything hath an end.
Everything is good in its season.
Everything is good when new, but friend when old.
Everything is nice in your garden.
Everything must have a beginning.
Everything new is fine.
Every tide hath its ebb.
Every tree is known by its own fruit.
Every why has a wherefore.
Evil comes to us by ells and goes away by inches.
Evil communications corrupt good manners.
Evil gotten, evil spent.
Example is better than precept.
Exchange is no robbery.
Exercise, temperance, fresh air, and needful rest are the best of all physicians.
Experience is a school from which one can never graduate.
Experience is the best teacher.
Experience is the father of wisdom and memory the mother.
Experience is the mother of wisdom.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools learn in no other.
Experience keeps no school, she teaches her pupils singly.
Experience must be bought.
Experience without learning is better than learning without experience.
Extremes are dangerous.
Facts are stubborn things.
Failure is the mother of success.
Fair and softly go far in a day.
Fair faces need no paint.
Faith will move mountains.
Fall sick and you will see who is your friend and who is not.
False friends are worse than open enemies.
False tongue will hardly speak truth.
False with one can be false with two.
Fame is a magnifying glass.
Fame like a river is narrowest at its source and broadest afar off.
Familiar paths and old friends are the best.
Far from eye, far from heart.
Fast bind, fast find.
Fasting comes after feasting.
Fat hens lay few eggs.
Faults are thick where love is thin.
Fear is often greater than the danger.
Fear not the future; weep not for the past.
Feed a cold and starve a fever.
Feed a pig and you'll have a hog.
Feed by measure and defy physician.
Few words are best.
Few words, many deeds.
Fine clothes make the man.
Fine feathers make fine birds.
Fine words butter no parsnips.
Fine words dress ill deeds.
Finished labours are pleasant.
Good counsel does no harm.
Good counsel never comes amiss.
Good counsel never comes too late.
Good deeds will shine as the stars of heaven.
Good fame is better than a good face.
Good for good every man can do, good for bad only a noble man can do.
Good health is above wealth.
Good news goes on crutches.
Goods are theirs that enjoy them.
Good to begin well, better to end well.
Good watch prevents misfortune.
Good wine needs no bush.
Good words and ill deeds decieve wise men and fools.
Good words without deeds are rushes and reeds.