English Proverb

A proverb, also called a byword or nayword, is a simple and concrete saying popularly known and repeated, which expresses a truth, based on common sense or the practical experience of humanity

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A full cup must be carried steadily.
A man is as old as he feels himself to be.
A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart, his next to escape the censures of the world.
A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.
A stumble may prevent a fall.
Advice is least heeded when most needed.
Danger and delight grow on one stalk.
Do not be in a hurry to tie what you cannot untie.
Don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork.
Don't fall before you're pushed.
Every path has its puddle.
First deserve, and then desire.
Give neither advice nor salt, until you are asked for it.
He that has no charity deserves no mercy.
He that lives in a glass house must not throw stones.
He that plants trees loves others besides himself.
If you want to be happy for a year, plant a garden;
if you want to be happy for life, plant a tree.
In the morning be first up, and in the evening last to go to bed, for they that sleep catch no fish.
In times of prosperity friends will be plenty, in times of adversity not one in twenty.
Let him make use of instinct who cannot make use of reason.
Many things are lost for want of asking.
Never fall out with your bread and butter.
One boy is more trouble that a dozen girls.
Proportion your expenses to what you have, not what you expect.
Spread the table and contention will cease.
The eyes are the window of the soul.
The shortest answer is doing.
Use soft words and hard arguments.
We are usually the best men when in the worst health.
We never know the worth of water 'til the well is dry.
When a proud man hears another praised, he feels himself injured.
Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present.

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