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 one is listening until you make a mistake.

The one who snores will fall asleep first.

The most dangerous food is wedding cake.

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

Absence makes the heart go wander.

If an ass goes a-traveling, he'll not come home a horse.

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

The doctor is to be feared more than the disease.

Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.

Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday sun.

What the mulla says, you must do; what he does, you must not do.

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and a leaky tire.

Chaste makes waste.

For every proverb that so confidently asserts its little bit of wisdom, there is usually an equal and opposite proverb that contradicts it.

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

It is not enough for a man to know how to ride; he must know how to fall.

Don't sell the skin until you have caught the bear.

Do not blame God for having created the tiger, but thank Him for not having given it wings.

Memory and teeth grow weaker with time.

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

The sinning is the best part of repentance.

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