Subject: Proverbs


Short sayings that express a simple truth based on experience or common sense and often offer practical advice. Here are some humorous ones.

No need to teach an eagle to fly.

Never rely on the glory of the morning or the smiles of your mother-in-law.

The doctor demands his fees whether he has killed the illness or the patient.

When a rogue kisses you, count your teeth.

Madness takes its toll; please have exact change.

You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.

Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.

Chaste makes waste.

No one can see their reflection in running water.

The whisper of a pretty girl can be heard further than the roar of a lion.

It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help.

Angels carry drunkards on their arms.

If you would be Pope, you must think of nothing else.

In times of prosperity friends will be plenty, in times of adversity not one in twenty.

There is hope as long as your fishing-line is in the water.

Don't stand behind a coughing cow.

Who depends on another man’s table often dines late.

Eat well, stay fit, die anyway.

You can put a coat and tie on a goat, and it’s still a goat.

If work were good for you, the rich would leave none for the poor.

Experience is a comb which nature gives us when we are bald.

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