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.

Where there are no swamps there are no frogs.

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

Better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot.

The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

When two quarrel, both are to blame.

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

There’s many a slip twixt the cup and the lip.

People living in glass houses should not!

If the baby is happy, don’t try to make it happier.

You cannot get to the top by sitting on your bottom.

A fool and his money are soon partying.

If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much room.

A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband, while a man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.

Where there’s a will, there’s a relative.

Many men know how to flatter, few men know how to praise.

The wages of sin is death – but the working conditions are good.

You will never plough a field if you only turn it over in your mind.

Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven.

The geek shall inherit the earth.

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

Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.

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