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.

The man who can’t dance thinks the band is no good.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice… prepare to die.

Fools rush in and get the best seats.

Those who sleep with dogs will rise with fleas.

The older the fiddle, the sweeter the tune.

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

It is not economical to go to bed early to save the candles if the result is twins.

If you suspect a man, don’t employ him, and if you employ him, don’t suspect him.

A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it's better to be thoroughly sure.

Where there is a sea there are pirates.

Monday is an awful way to spend 1/7th of your life.

When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.

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

If youth but had the knowledge and old age the strength.

Pray, pray very much; but beware of telling god what you want.

If your time ain’t come, not even a doctor can kill you.

If you are a host to your guest, be a host to his dog also.

When one shuts one eye, one does not hear everything.

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

We grow too soon old and too late smart.

You may laugh at a friend’s roof; don’t laugh at his sleeping accomodation.

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