Proverbs

Attributed to John Heywood (1497 – 1580) was an English writer known for his plays, poems, and collection of proverbs.

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
A cat may look at a king
A friend in need is a friend indeed
A pig in a poke
A rolling stone gathers no moss
All fingers and thumbs
All’s well that ends well
An ill wind
As mad as a March hare
Beggars can’t be choosers
Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth
Don’t put the cart before the horse
Don’t shut the stable door after the horse has bolted
Enough is as good as a feast
Enough is enough
Even a worm will turn
Fair exchange is no robbery
Half a loaf is better than no bread
Haste makes waste
Let sleeping dogs lie
Look before you leap
It’s an ill wind that blows no man good
Know which side your bread is buttered
Make hay while the sun shines
More haste, less speed
Neither fish nor flesh, nor good red herring
Nothing ventured, nothing gained
Little pitchers have big ears
Out of sight, out of mind
Rob Peter to pay Paul
Rome wasn’t built in a day
The fat is in the fire
The hair of the dog
The more the merrier
The shoemaker always wears the worst shoes
There’s no fool like an old fool
Two heads are better than one
Worse for wear
You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink
You can’t have your cake and eat it too
You can’t hold with the hare and run with the hounds
You can’t see the wood for the trees

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