1. Where shall the ox go, but he must labour?
  2. The tongue ever turns to the aching tooth
  3. One sheep follows another
  4. Who will bell the cat?
  5. No feast like a miser’s
  6. To an unrequited love, absence and oblivion
  7. Full stomach, contented heart.
  8. The labourer is worthy of his hire
  9. Don’t go to any wedding or christening if you are not invited
  10. A word to the wise is enough
  11. Money makes the pot boil
  12. Hunger never saw bad bread
  13. For a good service, a bad return
  14. When one is tired, all beds are good
  15. It is too late to shut the stable-door after the horse has bolted.
  16. My old mare would have a new crupper
  17. After meat comes mustard.
  18. A young trooper should have an old horse
  19. For a new horse, and old rider
  20. Never look a gift horse in the mouth
  21. to meet one’s Waterloo
  22. Such cup, such cover
  23. Each bird likes his own nest best
  24. There’s no house built big enough for two families
  25. What goes around comes around
  26. Soft pace goes far.
  27. Respect your elders
  28. Put a stout heart to a stey brae
  29. Familiarity breeds contempt
  30. A little bird is content with a little nest
  31. Patience is a plaister for all sores
  32. Willows are weak, yet they bind other wood
  33. He that pays aforehand has never his work well done
  34. God helps them that help themselves
  35. It is good to make a bridge of gold to a flying enemy
  36. Outside show, inside woe
  37. Half a loaf is better than none
  38. Great gifts are for great men
  39. The more haste, the worse speed
  40. The highest standing the lower the fall
  41. After drought cometh (comes) rain.
  42. The higher up, the greater the fall
  43. Desperate diseases must have desperate cures
  44. It is not the burden but the over-burden that kills the beast
  45. Learn something new every day
  46. Everything comes to him who waits
  47. Needs must when the devil drives.
  48. It’s dogged as does it
  49. Never choose your women or your linen by
  50. Handle with care women and glass
  51. Red sky at night shepherd’s delight
  52. Make hay while the sun shines
  53. To a boiling pot, flies come not
  54. A blind man may sometimes hit the mark
  55. Third time lucky
  56. You are as old as you feel
  57. There’s no fool like an old fool
  58. Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise
  59. What’s done can’t be undone
  60. There is no use crying over spilt milk
  61. Better be out of the world than out of the fashion
  62. Soil and friendship must be cultivated
  63. Fortune favours the brave
  64. A traveller may lie by authority
  65. What can’t be cured must be endured
  66. An idle youth, a needy age
  67. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks
  68. Full of courtesy and full of crafts
  69. To dead men and absent there are no friends left
  70. Something is better than nothing
  71. The owl thinks all her young ones beauties.
  72. Other times, other manners
  73. Tell it to the marines
  74. Miserly father has a thriftless son
  75. The sleeping fox catches no poultry
  76. For mad words, deaf ears
  77. Half a loaf is better than no bread
  78. Knotty timber require sharp wedges
  79. The lean dog is all fleas
  80. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks
  81. Set a thief to catch a thief
  82. To a young heart, everything is fun
  83. It takes money, to make money
  84. When not very windy, use the paddles to sail
  85. To a demand in haste, a delayed answer
  86. He that handles honey shall feel it cling to his fingers.
  87. A dozen trades, thirteen miseries
  88. Beggars can’t be choosers.
  89. He that tells a secret is another’s servant
  90. When God does not give you offspring, the devil gives you nephews
  91. Whom God loves, his bitch brings forth pigs
  92. If the shoe fits, wear it
  93. God helps those who help themselves
  94. No gain without pain
  95. The early bird catches the worm
  96. Cut your coat according to your cloth
  97. You cannot make an omelet without breaking eggs
  98. A good wife and health is a man’s best wealth
  99. The sleepy fox has seldom feathered breakfasts
  100. The King is dead. Long live the King!
  101. It’s good fishing in troubled waters
  102. He who rings the church bells is safe
  103. Time and straw make medlars ripe
  104. Great gifts for great men
  105. A young physician fattens the churchyard
  106. A good lawyer, an evil neighbour
  107. As you sow, so you reap
  108. April weather, rain and , both
  109. Nothing in excess is best
  110. I gave the mouse a hole and she is become my heir
  111. Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy wealthy and wise
  112. Where the will is ready, the feet are light
  113. Woman’s makeup and mackerel sky last the same as a cloudy spell
  114. Affection blinds reason
  115. Lucky at cards, unlucky in love.
  116. Lowly sit, richly warm
  117. No summer, but has its winter
  118. For age and want, save while you may, no morning sun lasts all day
  119. Running water washes clean
  120. Rain in May makes the hay
  121. Standing pools gather filth
  122. Cold water and hot bread kill people
  123. The mill cannot grind with water that is past
  124. Running water washes clean
  125. Scald not your lips in another man’s pottage.
  126. Spilled water cannot be gathered up
  127. Friends, if often used, wear out
  128. Love your friend with his faults
  129. Best to bend while a twig
  130. He who is absent is always in the wrong
  131. He that feareth every bush must never go a-birding
  132. Let not thy tongue run away with thy brains
  133. When fortune smiles, embrace her.
  134. A good paymaster needs no surety
  135. The workman is known by his tools
  136. An ox is taken by the horns, a man by the tongue
  137. After a hundred years we shall all be bald
  138. Drink wine in winter for cold, and in summer for heat
  139. All griefs with bread are less
  140. Don’t even give water to an enemy
  141. The owl thinks all her young ones beauties
  142. Truth will out
  143. At the game’s end we shall see who gains
  144. He who speaks much of others burns his tongue
  145. Strike while the iron is hot
  146. Virtue is more important than blood
  147. The devil took the shy man to the palace
  148. You cannot shift an old tree without it dying
  149. To madmen and air, free will
  150. The worst pig often gets the best pear
  151. Hide nothing from thy minister, physician, and lawyer
  152. A good marksman may miss
  153. Fear has magnifying eyes
  154. Look after and sick people
  155. No flying from fate.
  156. Call a spade a spade
  157. Let sleeping dogs lie
  158. Borrowed garments never sit well
  159. If you itch for something, scratch for it
  160. Do right and fear no man
  161. Custom makes all things easy
  162. It’s easy to make a frog jump into water when that’s what he wants to do
  163. Fools live poor to die rich
  164. To a fault forgive once, but no more
  165. Give him an inch, and he’ll take an ell.
  166. Great braggers little doers
  167. Where there’s a will there’s a way
  168. Joy and sorrow are next door neighbors
  169. When the river rumbles, rocks are coming down the stream
  170. It takes all sorts to make a world
  171. The eyes look at what they want well
  172. There goes Sancho on his nag
  173. One law for the rich and another for the poor
  174. Keep good men company, and you shall be of the number
  175. He that endures, is not overcome
  176. A friend to all is a friend to none
  177. He who asks more of a friend than he can bestow deserves to be refused
  178. When fortunes begins to frown, our friends will be packing
  179. True friends are like , precious and rare; false ones like autumn leaves, found everywhere
  180. Bought friends are not friends indeed
  181. Friend that doesn’t give and knife that doesn’t cut, if lost it doesn’t matter
  182. A reconciled friend is a double enemy
  183. Old friends and old wine and old gold are best
  184. Lend your money and lose your friend.
  185. Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them
  186. It is good to have some friend both in Heaven and Hell
  187. Son-in-law’s friendship is like the sun in winter
  188. Love is the true price of love
  189. Love of a child, is like water in a basket
  190. A mother’s love is best of all
  191. Love without return is like a question without an answer
  192. Love of lads and fire of chats is soon in and soon out
  193. Love is never without jealousy
  194. Love is not found in the market
  195. The new love drives out the old love
  196. The quarrel of lovers is the renewal of love
  197. Love and a cough can’t be hid
  198. Walk all night and wake up at an inn
  199. Pride feels no cold.
  200. When in doubt do nothing
  201. Night brings counsel
  202. Praise a fair day at night
  203. Before you marry, ‘tis well to tarry.
  204. Business before pleasure.
  205. Better a late mulberry tree than an early almond tree full of flowers
  206. Better to die on your feet than live on your knees
  207. A liar is sooner caught than a cripple
  208. Near is my shirt, but nearer is my skin.
  209. A leap year is never a good sheep year
  210. A cherry year, a merry year; a plum year, a dumb year
  211. A snow year, a rich year.
  212. A snow year, a rich year
  213. New year, new life
  214. He that loses and gets wisdom by it is a gainer by the loss
  215. He that knows not when to be silent knows not when to speak
  216. Jack of all trades and master of none
  217. He’s a friend that speaks well on’s behind our backs
  218. It is safe riding in a good haven
  219. It is an ill bird that fouls its own nest
  220. She is well married who has neither mother in law, nor sister in law by her husband
  221. They are rich who have true friends
  222. Plough with children and you will reap burrs
  223. The fly on the wheel
  224. Men may meet but mountains never
  225. A fool who is silent is counted wise
  226. A golden key opens any door.
  227. The common horse is worst shod.
  228. Rub a galled horse and he will kick
  229. Don’t put the cart before the horse.
  230. He hasn’t hatched out yet and he already has a spur
  231. An ape is an ape, a varlet is a varlet, though they be clad in silk and scarlet
  232. Though old and wise be still advised
  233. There may be blue and better blue
  234. All is grist that comes to the mill
  235. God helps those who help themselves.
  236. Everything or nothing
  237. A honey tongue, a heart of gall.
  238. The still pig gets all the slop.
  239. Kisses are keys
  240. A bad penny always comes back.
  241. When meat is in, anger is out.
  242. Every tub must stand upon its own bottom
  243. All’s well that ends well
  244. Lookers on see most of the game.
  245. Love does much but money does all.
  246. He who lives well is the best preacher
  247. ‘Tis a good ill that comes alone.
  248. Ill gotten goods never thrive
  249. With a sweet tongue and , you can drag an by a hair
  250. One wedding brings another
  251. Goodness / kindness diminishes authority
  252. The drunkard’s cure is drink again.
  253. A stout heart crushes ill luck
  254. A fall of snow in May is worth a ton of hay
  255. That delay is good which makes the way the safer
  256. An old ox makes a straight furrow.
  257. It is an ill sign to see a fox lick a lamb
  258. The bigger, the better
  259. A good horse should be seldom spurred
  260. Like mother, like daughter.
  261. Every sheep with its like
  262. Every tub smells of the wine it holds.
  263. Every peddler speaks well of his pack.
  264. There is a time for everything
  265. A place for everything and everything in its place
  266. Like blood, like goods and like age make the happiest .
  267. Too much pudding will choke a dog.
  268. A fool is born every minute
  269. No day passeth passes without some grief.
  270. Every cock crows on his own dunghill
  271. Even a worm will turn.
  272. Every man to his own taste.
  273. There’s more than one way to skin a cat.
  274. After a storm comes a calm.
  275. Every man to his trade
  276. Birds of a feather flock together.
  277. Every herring must hang by his own gill
  278. Every sheep with its like.
  279. Every man drags water to his own mill.
  280. Every path has a puddle
  281. The bird loves her nest
  282. A man’s house is his castle.
  283. Every man for himself and God for us all
  284. Men speak of the fair as things went with them there.
  285. When we suffer a great loss, we must bear our cross.
  286. Only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches
  287. A tree is known by its fruit
  288. Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
  289. Everyone sees with the eyes God has given him
  290. Words fly, writings remain.
  291. Mud sticks
  292. Time and tide wait for no man
  293. When the need is highest, help is nighest
  294. The heaviest baggage for a traveller is an empty purse
  295. He who is content in his poverty, is wonderfully rich
  296. To sing bad and to keep on
  297. Easy got, easy gain: short joy, long pain
  298. The tongue talks at the head’s cost.
  299. Fair face, foul heart.
  300. Love without trumphets
  301. A meal without flesh is like feeding on grass
  302. Ram is the best meat for a gentleman to eat
  303. Like blood, like goods and like age make the happiest marriage
  304. If you don’t live in the house you don’t know when it leaks
  305. The back door robs the house
  306. A house filled with guests is eaten up and ill spoken of
  307. The house in a corner and the vineyard in a spot
  308. Built house, grave opened
  309. Home is home though it’s never so homely.
  310. House without woman and firelight is like a body withouth soul or spirit
  311. Wedding and ill wintering tame both man and beast
  312. Eat little at dinner, less at supper, sleep aloft, and you will sleep oft
  313. Disgraces are like cherries: one draws another
  314. Win a good reputation and sleep at your ease.
  315. The kick of the dam hurts not the colt
  316. He that eats till he is sick, must fast till he is well
  317. When good cheer is lacking, our friends will be packing.
  318. Cold food and hot drink, do not contribute to have a good stomach
  319. Such as the priest, such is the clerk.
  320. Such beef, such broth.
  321. As a man lives, so shall he die; as a tree falls, so shall it lie.
  322. As you sow, so you reap
  323. Two is company, three is a crowd
  324. is not perfect until it is shared
  325. Dress up a stick and it does not appear to be a stick.
  326. Buy what you do not want and you will sell what you cannot spare
  327. No woman is ugly if she is well-dressed
  328. To make a cat’s-paw of one
  329. While the pot boils, friendship blooms
  330. Good clothes open all doors
  331. Love should not be trifled with.
  332. Loving comes by looking
  333. What you see is what you get
  334. With noisy people, not much to do
  335. Beauty won’t make the pot boil
  336. Many hands make light work
  337. Take the will for the deed.
  338. Judge not, that ye be not judged.
  339. Don’t trust the weak appearance of the wolf or the disappearance of the cat; they’ll both make a comeback
  340. When glory comes, memory departs
  341. God help them that help themselves
  342. One man’s meat is another man’s poison.
  343. I can rely on my money but I may not rely on my friend
  344. Necessity knows no law
  345. Patience, money and time bring all things to pass
  346. Fat sorrow is better than lean sorrow
  347. Fine feathers make fine birds
  348. Know thyself
  349. Advice is not a popular thing to give
  350. It is easier to give advice than to take it
  351. Better a dinner of herbs than a stalled ox where hate is
  352. A shameless beggar must have a short denial
  353. A merry heart does good like a medicine
  354. A good word costs no more than a bad one.
  355. If a thing is done wrong it is far better that it had not been done at all
  356. Promise is debt.
  357. Manners and money make a gentleman
  358. You can’t saw wood with a hammer
  359. I gave you a stick to break my own head with.
  360. As the year is, the pot must seeth
  361. Like crow, like egg.
  362. Like master, like man
  363. New lords, new laws.
  364. Like mother, like daughter.
  365. Every family has a skeleton in the cupboard
  366. The good old days
  367. A cold April and a wet May fills the barn with grain and hay.
  368. The best things in life are free.
  369. The devil finds work for idle hands to do
  370. The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
  371. When the cat’s away, the mice will play
  372. When round the moon there is a brugh, the weather will be cold and rough
  373. There is no smoke without fire
  374. If the lion’s skin cannot, the fox’s shall
  375. Speak well of your friends, of your enemies say nothing
  376. When the head acheth all the body is the worse
  377. When poverty comes in at the door, love flies out of the window
  378. When the she-wolf is hunting crickets, it is bad for her and worse for her kindred
  379. When the fox preaches, beware of the geese.
  380. When thy neighbour’s house is on fire, beware of thine own.
  381. March in Janiveer, Janiveer in March I fear.
  382. Make hay while the sun shines
  383. Hunger fetches the wolf out of the wood
  384. When one door shuts, another opens
  385. The more noble, the more humble
  386. Short reckonings make long friends.
  387. There is no fool like an old fool
  388. So many men, so many opinions.
  389. Tell your sorrow to those who know it
  390. Short reckonings make long friends.
  391. Rest is a good thing
  392. If you trust before you try, you may repent before you die
  393. Mind your own business
  394. Lend your horse and you may have back his skin
  395. Jack of all trades, and master of none
  396. Monkey see, monkey do.
  397. Diet cures more than the doctor
  398. The gods send nuts to those who have no teeth
  399. Give and take is fair play
  400. Gifts break a rock.
  401. The flesh is aye fairest that is fartherst from the bone
  402. Give me bread and call me fool
  403. Give and you shall receive.
  404. Fools bite one another but wise men agree together
  405. Constant dripping wears away the stone.
  406. Render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s.
  407. To kick against the pricks
  408. Make haste slowly.
  409. To weep for joy is a kind of manna
  410. Love your friend, but look to
  411. They that sow the wind shall reap the whirlwind
  412. A good seed makes a good crop.
  413. A good seed makes a good crop.
  414. What is bred in the bone will never come out of the flesh.
  415. Ingratitude is worse than witchcraft
  416. Of money, wit and virtue, believe one fourth of what you hear
  417. Where nothing is, nothing can be had.
  418. Lovers are madmen
  419. Fear the Greeks bearing gifts
  420. Suppers kill more than the greatest doctors can cure
  421. Fair exchange is no robbery
  422. To err is human, to persist in it, beastly
  423. Hope keeps man alive
  424. Out of the fullness of the heart the mouth speaks.
  425. Discussion is the anvil upon which the spark of the truth is struck
  426. There’s many a slip twixt the cup and the lip.
  427. The belly teaches all arts.
  428. Away goes the devil when he finds the door shut against him
  429. Joy and sorrow are next door neighbours.
  430. The wolf eats counted sheep.
  431. The cost takes away the taste
  432. Believe nothing of what you hear, and only half of what you see
  433. You are what you eat
  434. God defend me from my friends; from my enemies I can defend myself.
  435. Love and eggs should be fresh to be enjoyed
  436. From forty on don’t wet your belly
  437. One enemy is too much for a man; and a hundred friends too few
  438. A burnt child dreads the fire.
  439. Of an evil crow, an evil egg
  440. You can laugh at me but not at my money
  441. Every man is mad on some point
  442. All cats are grey in the dark.
  443. The father a saint, the son a devil
  444. Like father, like son
  445. Hunger makes hard beans sweet
  446. A small spark makes a great fire
  447. One might as well be hanged for a sheep as for a lamb
  448. Many a shabby colt makes a fine horse
  449. From those who lie much, people run away
  450. You can’t make a silk purse of a sow’s ear
  451. So many men, so many opinions.
  452. A good seed makes a good crop.
  453. Like carpenter, like chips.
  454. It takes all sorts to make a world
  455. Better a barn filled than a bed
  456. You can’t grow figs from thistles
  457. Great oaks from little acorns grow.
  458. Saying and doing are two things.
  459. God defends me from still water, and I’ll keep myself from the rough.
  460. Love and hate are the two closest
  461. When the tree is fallen, everyone goes to it with his hatchet.
  462. There is not the thickness of a sixpence between good and evil
  463. From leather, straps are made
  464. From word to deed is a great space
  465. Of two evils choose the lesser.
  466. The best food is from the see the grouper and from the land the lamb
  467. He who readily takes oath seldom swears to the truth
  468. The older the wiser.
  469. A friend in need is a friend indeed
  470. Two in distress make sorrow less
  471. Unlucky at cards, lucky in love
  472. Rob Peter to pay Paul.
  473. What you’ve never had you never miss
  474. Slow and easy wins the race
  475. When wine is in, wit is out.
  476. After dinner sit awhile, after supper walk a mile
  477. After cheese comes nothing
  478. Time ends all things
  479. He that drinks not wine after salad, is in danger of being sick
  480. It is too late to shut the stable-door after the horse has bolted.
  481. The devil lurks behind the cross.
  482. Condem the sin, not the sinner
  483. Barnaby bright, Barnaby bright, the longest day and the shortest night.
  484. May days are devil’s days: as soon as day breaks, night comes again
  485. One day of pleasure is worth two of sorrow
  486. No sooner said than done
  487. Blessed is the month that begins with the Saints day and ends with Saint Andrew
  488. Truth finds foes where it should find none
  489. Thou art a bitterbird, said the raven to the starling.
  490. Thou art a bitterbird, said the raven to the starling.
  491. Milk says to wine,»Welcome friend.»
  492. The pot calls the kettle black.
  493. A man is known by the company he keeps.
  494. Self-praise is no recommendation
  495. If money go before, all ways lie open
  496. Money begets money.
  497. Money makes the man
  498. God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb.
  499. God permits the wicked, but not forever
  500. God sends cold after clothes.
  501. Birds of a feather flock together
  502. He that speaks well, fights well
  503. God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb.
  504. Divide and rule
  505. When wine is in, the wit is out
  506. Where force prevails, right perishes
  507. Long illness and death at the end
  508. When the head aches, the body needs food
  509. A dead wife’s the best goods in a man’s house
  510. To change one’s mind
  511. When the sun rises, the disease will abate
  512. When in Rome do as the Romans do
  513. Love is a sweet torment.
  514. A beaten path is a safe one
  515. Love is never without jelousy
  516. Familiarity breeds contempt.
  517. Where there’s a will there’s a way
  518. One master in a house is enough.
  519. Always taking out of the meal tub and never putting in soon comes to the bottom.
  520. Old fires are easily rekindled
  521. What goes around comes around.
  522. Least expected, sure to happen.
  523. When poverty comes in at the door, love flies out of the window
  524. The devil dances in an empty pocket
  525. Never interfere with nothin’ that don’t bother you
  526. One sheep follows another.
  527. Still waters run deep
  528. Sleep over it or you may weep over it.
  529. A flood in April, a flood in May, and a flood to take away the hay.
  530. Two is company, three is a crowd.
  531. It takes two to make a quarrel.
  532. Two sparrows upon one ear of corn are not likely to agree.
  533. Birds of a feather flock together
  534. He that serves at the altar ought to live by the altar.
  535. Olive oil heals everything
  536. Drinking water neither makes a man sick, not in debt, nor his wife a widow
  537. Eagles don’t catch flies
  538. Love is blind
  539. No love like the first love
  540. Love has reasons which the reason cannot understand
  541. Love levels all the inequalities.
  542. Rice, fish and cucumber are born in water and die in wine
  543. A man that keeps riches and enjoys them not is like an ass that carries gold and eats thistles.
  544. Avarice is never satisfied.
  545. You never miss the water till the well runs dry.
  546. The face is index of the heart
  547. Bad news travel fast
  548. Bad news travels fast; good news is scarcely heard
  549. Good is to be sought out and evil attended
  550. Desperate cuts must have desperate cures
  551. Good wine needs no bush.
  552. The best things come in small packages
  553. There is time to speak and a time to be silent.
  554. Good wine needs no bush.
  555. The ox without its cowbell gets lost quickly
  556. An ox, when he is loose, licks himself at pleasure
  557. The ass (goes) first so that it can’t run away
  558. Before thou marry be sure of a house wherein to tarry
  559. Marriage is a lottery.
  560. Eating and scratching, it’s all in the beginning.
  561. After meat comes mustard.
  562. A woman’s advice is no great thing, but he who won’t take it is a fool
  563. The heart has no wrinkles
  564. To give and keep, there is need of wit
  565. Contempt is the sharpest reproof
  566. A man’s wish overcomes his fear
  567. After joy comes sorrow
  568. The devil was sick, the devil a saint would be; the devil was well, the devil a saint was he.
  569. Penny wise and pound foolish.
  570. Manners and money make a gentleman.
  571. Money has no smell
  572. Love and eggs should be fresh to be enjoyed
  573. A burnt child dreads the fire.
  574. You can have too much of a good thing
  575. The end justifies the means
  576. Forbidden fruit is the sweetest
  577. A penny saved is a penny earned
  578. Clothes make the man.
  579. The cowl does not make the monk
  580. Necessity is the mother of invention.
  581. Hunger fetches the wolf out of the woods.
  582. An empty stomach is not a good political advisor.
  583. That that comes of a cat will catch mice.
  584. Man is the only animal that stumbles over the same stone twice
  585. A woman is flax, man is fire, the devil comes and blows the bellows
  586. Man is wolf to man
  587. Man proposes, God disposes
  588. Man and bear the uglier, the more attractive
  589. Fish and guests smell after three days.
  590. The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
  591. Winter is not passed until April goes by
  592. After death, the doctor.
  593. Trust not a woman when she weeps
  594. The crying of the heirs, is joy bursting
  595. Wolves may lose their teeth, but they never lose their nature
  596. The fox preys furthest from his hole.
  597. Even the fool becomes sane when he’s punished
  598. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing
  599. We can always bear our neighbours’ misfortunes
  600. Ill comes in by ells and goes out by inches
  601. A young barber and an old physician
  602. A dog is a man’s best friend
  603. The best cart may overthrow.
  604. Liars should have good memories
  605. Fear keeps the garden better than the gardener
  606. A servant and a cock should be kept but a year
  607. We must live with the living and not with the dead
  608. It’s a small world
  609. The master’s eye makes the horse fat
  610. You should never touch your eye but with your elbow
  611. The danger past, God is
  612. Idle folks have the least leisure
  613. The dog in the manger won’t eat the oats or let anyone else eat them
  614. An old dog barks not in vain
  615. A fisherman with a rod eats more than what he gets
  616. The fish always stinks from the head downwards
  617. Big fish eat little fish
  618. That fish will soon be caught that nibbles at every bait
  619. The master’s footsteps fatten the soil and his foot the ground
  620. Death is the great leveller
  621. The poet is born, not made
  622. The first step is the hardest.
  623. If at thirty you haven’t settle down, you won’t have any properties
  624. No bees, no honey; no work, no money
  625. Forewarned is forearmed
  626. Those who eat and sing must be missing some sense
  627. He that buys and lies feels it in his purse
  628. He that speaks ill of a mare will buy her
  629. Tell the truth and shame the devil
  630. Marriage is a lottery
  631. To trust oneself is good- not to trust oneself is better
  632. As they brew, so let them bake
  633. Constant dropping wears away a stone.
  634. Every man to his trade
  635. He that travels far, knows much
  636. The magistrate should obey the law, the people should obey the magistrate
  637. Haste makes waste
  638. You have to be quick off the mark
  639. He who doubts nothing knows nothing
  640. The squeaking wheel gets the grease
  641. He that feareth every bush must never go a-birding
  642. He who cannot be consoled does not want to be (consoled)
  643. If you don’t work you shan’t eat
  644. Share and share alike
  645. A liar is not believed when he speaks the truth
  646. Ask a silly question and you’ll get a silly answer
  647. First come, first served
  648. Who gives a gift sells well, if the receiver understands it well
  649. Breakages must be paid for
  650. Who eats his cock alone, must saddle his horse alone
  651. Who’s got a cape escapes
  652. Those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones
  653. God-fathers oft give their in a clout
  654. He who has an uncle in Alcala has neither an uncle nor anything else
  655. He who stumbles but doesn’t fall moves forwards
  656. A thing of beauty is a joy forever
  657. He that is born to be hanged, shall never be drowned
  658. The devil take the hindmost
  659. Beads about the neck, and the devil in the heart
  660. A despicable man, the more he is begged, the more proud he becomes
  661. Knowledge is no burden
  662. The wise seek wisdom, the fool has found it
  663. To go out of the inn is the best way to pass the day
  664. Like the tailor that sewed for nothing and found thread himself
  665. Sleep is the brother of death
  666. Time is a great healer
  667. Time is money
  668. Time will tell
  669. Lost time is never found again
  670. Time brings everything to light
  671. Time is a great healer
  672. The devil take the hindmost
  673. He that drinks beer, thinks beer
  674. Opportunity makes the thief
  675. A shut mouth catches no flies
  676. The problem is in good hands
  677. When in Rome, do as the Romans do
  678. In a fiddler’s house all are dancers
  679. The shoemaker’s son always goes barefoot.
  680. In the poor’s house, happiness lasts little
  681. In a full house, dinner is quickly made
  682. Don’t show your abilities in public
  683. December cold with snow, good for rye
  684. Virtue is found in the middle
  685. Even in the best wine there are lees
  686. In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
  687. Every sin carries its own
  688. It is like casting your net in a river without fish
  689. May is the best month all the year round
  690. A barber learns to shave by shaving fools
  691. A wise head makes a closed mouth
  692. All’s fair in love and war
  693. Always room for one more
  694. Manners maketh man
  695. A friend in need is a friend indeed
  696. A little too late is much too late
  697. Variety is the spice of life.
  698. Mind no business but your own
  699. There are no birds in last year´s nest
  700. A Friday’s sail always fails
  701. A green Christmas, a white Easter
  702. In October keep the woodshed full of wood
  703. In October spread and cover the land with manure
  704. Better at home than a mile from it
  705. In time of prosperity, friends will be plenty, in time of adversity, not one in twenty
  706. In the season of melon, short sermon
  707. In other people’s land the cow butts the ox
  708. In every country dogs bite
  709. It’s good sometimes to hold a candle to the devil
  710. Men may meet but mountains never
  711. So many servants, so many enemies
  712. A good friend never offends
  713. Change of pasture makes fat calves
  714. Between two brothers have two witnesses and a voting.
  715. Put not thy hand between the bark and the tree
  716. In love is no lack
  717. When the cuckoo comes, he eats up all the dirt
  718. Youth and age will never agree
  719. Put not thy hand between the bark and the tree
  720. The postern door makes thief and whore
  721. One does the scathe, and another has the scorn
  722. Envy feeds on the living; it ceases when they are dead
  723. It never rains but it pours
  724. We learn by mistakes
  725. No news is good news
  726. Gratitude is the sign of noble souls
  727. The last straw will break the camel’s back
  728. He that washes an asse’s head loseth both his soap and his labour
  729. It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than a rich man should enter in the kingdom of heaven
  730. The remedy is worse than the disease
  731. Out of the frying pan into the fire
  732. A new broom sweeps clean.
  733. Listeners never hear any good of themselves
  734. Content is happiness
  735. Two of a trade never agree
  736. Nothing venture, nothing have
  737. The eye that sees all things else sees not itself.
  738. This and nothing, nothing at all
  739. Naturally false: black hair and blond bear
  740. Mad February, with its twenty eight days
  741. February fill dyke, be it black or be it white
  742. They that have no other meat bread and butter are glad to eat
  743. The greyhound that starts many hares, kills none
  744. The belly carries the legs
  745. Look out for the man that does not talk and the dog that does not bark
  746. Many kiss the child for the nurse’s sake
  747. Good men work for contemptible heirs
  748. A penny saved is a penny earned
  749. A cat in gloves catches no mice
  750. Scalded cats fear even cold water.
  751. The gull comes against the rain
  752. The leopard cannot change his spots
  753. When the peacock loudly bawls, soon we’ll have both rain and squall
  754. Drop by drop the lake is drained
  755. Drop by drop the pitcher is full
  756. Much bruit, little fruit
  757. Grain by grain and the hen fills her belly
  758. Look out for the man that does not talk and the dog that does not bark
  759. War, hunting and love are as full of trouble as pleasure
  760. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence
  761. Talk of the Devil, and he is bound to appear
  762. By talking, people understand one another
  763. Every ass loves to hear himself bray
  764. Make yourself all honey and the flies will devour you
  765. A good deed is never lost
  766. It is the farmer’s care that makes the field bear
  767. Have the miracle done, let the devil do it!
  768. The hope of reward sweetens labor
  769. He fasts enough that has had a bad meal
  770. Cast ne’er a clout till May be out
  771. Remain doing what you’ve been doing and you will remain receiving what you’ve been receiving
  772. Death is the utmost boundary of our lives
  773. No man better knows what good is than he who has endured evil
  774. There are more days than sausage
  775. There are people who enters as Pope and leaves out as Cardinal
  776. A good life makes a good death
  777. Do what you ought, come what may
  778. The reward of a good deed is to have done it
  779. Do as you’re bidden and you’ll never bear blame
  780. Eat, drink, and be merry, for we die
  781. Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait
  782. It is a wise child that knows his own father
  783. The child is father to the man
  784. Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched
  785. Put another man’s child in your bosom, and he’ll creep out at your elbow
  786. Grown up children, double work
  787. The man who flatters you is a liar: the greater the flattery, the bigger the liar
  788. Poor folks are glad of porridge
  789. Forewarned is forearmed
  790. Old man, everyday a new pain
  791. Honour to whom honour is due
  792. Honour and profit lie not in one sack
  793. Scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours
  794. Out of the frying pan into the fire
  795. Out of the frying pan into the fire
  796. Three things drive a man out of his home: smoke, rain, and a scolding wife
  797. He who sups with the devil should have a long spoon
  798. Many go out for wool and come home shorn
  799. The wrath of brothers is the wrath of devils
  800. New cage, dead bird
  801. Juan Palomo, I cook it and I eat it
  802. Women and wine, game and deceit, make the wealth small, and the wants great
  803. Love your friend, but look to yourself
  804. Out of sight, out of mind
  805. Grasp all, lose all
  806. Poor people weddings are all noises
  807. The purse without money is leather
  808. A good deed comes back a thousand fold
  809. Prosperity forgets father and mother
  810. The leopard cannot change his spots
  811. A bed is always a good field: if you don’t sleep, you can always be lying on it
  812. The gray hair deceives, the tooth lies, the wrinkle leaves no doubt
  813. The eyes are the windows of the soul
  814. Charity begins at home
  815. A fat kitchen makes a lean purse
  816. After dinner rest a while, after supper walk a mile
  817. Custom rules the law
  818. It is easier to pull down than to build up
  819. A bad workman always blames his tools
  820. Curiosity killed the cat
  821. Diligence is the mother of good luck
  822. The salad must have little vinegar and a good oil dressing
  823. Hope is the last thing to be lost
  824. The exception proves the rule
  825. is the mother of knowledge.
  826. Faith will move mountains
  827. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence
  828. Fatness is not fairness, but many defects disguise
  829. Blood will have blood
  830. Beauty is but a blossom
  831. Like cow, like calf.
  832. To have bread at home is no problem
  833. Ignorance of the law is no excuse for breaking it
  834. Information is power
  835. If only youth had the experience, an old age had the strength
  836. Talk is cheap
  837. The tongue breaks bone, and herself has none
  838. Spare the rod and spoil the child
  839. Diamond cut diamond
  840. It is truth that makes a man angry
  841. Ill weeds grow apace
  842. The rotten apple injures its neighbours
  843. It is an ill bird that fouls its own nest
  844. Content is happiness
  845. Few words are best
  846. Hunger is the best sauce
  847. A liar is sooner caught than a cripple
  848. Familiarity breeds contempt
  849. Death is the great leveller
  850. A good wife makes a good husband
  851. A slight woman always looks young
  852. Tell a woman and you tell the world
  853. Gold rules the world
  854. A woman and a glass are ever in danger
  855. Wine, women and song will get a man wrong
  856. Women and sardines are better if small
  857. A modest woman and a stand stew
  858. Music has charms to soothe a savage breast
  859. Necessity breaks iron
  860. The night is made for thinking and the day for working
  861. Opportunity makes the thief
  862. All lay load on the willing horse
  863. He that is born to be hanged shall never die drowned
  864. A good example is the best sermon
  865. Speech is silver, silence is golden
  866. A word and a stone let go cannot be called back
  867. They can do least who boast louder
  868. Perseverance kills the game.
  869. No viper so little, but has its venom
  870. Spring quickens the blood
  871. Great griefs are mute
  872. A soft answer turneth away wrath
  873. Health is not valued till sickness comes
  874. Blood boils without fire
  875. The mother in law and the doctor the further away the better
  876. The luck of the ugly one, the pretty one envies
  877. The die is cast
  878. To love the treason, but hate the traitor
  879. Union is strength
  880. Cover the desire for vengeance with the appearance of calm
  881. Truth may run fine but will not break
  882. Truths and roses have thorns about them
  883. Truth is the daughter of time
  884. Truth and oil always come to the top
  885. Life is no a bed of roses
  886. Good broth may be made in an old pot
  887. The wineyard and the colt let them be bred by other people
  888. A rich widow weeps in one eye and laughs with the other
  889. The sluggard’s convenient season never comes
  890. A black cape farmer does not prosper
  891. Practice makes perfect
  892. A long thread, a lazy taylor
  893. A barking dog never bites
  894. A little rain stills a great wind
  895. Appearances are deceptive.
  896. Weapons, the farthest, the best
  897. Jesters do oft prove profets
  898. Comparisons are odious
  899. Things take time
  900. Short reckonings make long friends
  901. Misfortunes never come singly.
  902. Industrious mothers make lazy daughters
  903. Bad news travels fast
  904. Spring mornings are sweet to sleep
  905. Words fly, writings remain
  906. Walls have ears
  907. Haste makes waste
  908. Lessons hard to learn are sweet to know
  909. A book that is shut is but a block
  910. He that lends, gives
  911. Old wounds soon bleed
  912. Children cry for their right, but old people for their wrong
  913. Penny wise and pound foolish
  914. That which is well done is twice done
  915. All good things must come to an end
  916. Brevity is the soul of wit.
  917. what is eaten is what is safest
  918. There’s no great loss without some gain
  919. Courtesy is the inseparable of virtue
  920. He that lends, gives
  921. What is found is not stolen
  922. What is is a gift and what is bought is made with a big effort
  923. He is no fool who parts with what he cannot keep to get what he shall not lose
  924. What is yours is mine, what’s mine is my own
  925. Of all the virtues, gratitude has the shortest memory
  926. A little wind kindles, much puts out the fire
  927. Promise is debt
  928. One man’s meat is another man’s poison
  929. Plenty makes dainty
  930. A good beginning makes a good ending
  931. What costs little is little respected
  932. What is done in the night, appears in the day
  933. What children hear at home, soon flies abroad
  934. What’s learnt in the cradle, lasts till the tomb
  935. Years know more than books
  936. The common horse is worse shod
  937. What is fashionable, does not make you feel uncomfortable
  938. Brain is worth more than brawn
  939. A woman can’t drive her husband but she can lead him
  940. Nature will have her course
  941. The more cost, the more honour
  942. What nature doesn’t give you, Salamanca will not lend it to you
  943. It’s always the unexpected that happens
  944. Scald not your lips in another man’s pottage
  945. It’s illegal, immoral or it makes you fat
  946. What you do not eat, do not give it to your relatives
  947. What is good for the goose is good for the gander
  948. Everything must have a beggining.
  949. Its swings and roundabouts
  950. No sweat, no sweet
  951. What costs little is little respected
  952. What’s learnt in the cradle lasts till the tomb
  953. What must be, must be
  954. One man’s meat is another man’s poison
  955. Dog does not eat dog
  956. A sheep is crazy if it confesses to the wolf
  957. He is wise who talks but little
  958. The friends of my friends are also my friends
  959. Time devours all things
  960. Sometimes one can’t see the wood for the trees
  961. Jelousy is a bad advicer
  962. Easy come, easy go
  963. All griefs with bread are less
  964. Extremes meet
  965. Money is better spent than spared
  966. Unbidden guests are more welcome when they are gone
  967. An awful experience has to be passed through quickly
  968. Business is business
  969. Children and fools tell the truth
  970. An upright judge has more regard for justice than for man
  971. Other times, other customs
  972. Any port in a storm
  973. Dont wash your dirty linen in public
  974. When round the moon there is a brugh, the weather will be cold and rough
  975. There are as many good stepmothers as white ravens
  976. Two in distress make sorrow less
  977. Truth finds foes where it makes none
  978. Talk is cheap
  979. The worst store is a maid unbestowed
  980. Command wants no equal
  981. Empty hands allure no hawks
  982. Dexterity comes by experience
  983. Cold hands warm heart
  984. Tomorrow is another day
  985. Cloudy mornings turn to clear evenings
  986. May you die in bed at ninety-five years, shot by a jealous husband
  987. March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers
  988. Money talks
  989. An ox shits more than a hundred swallows
  990. The lame man who keeps the right road outstrips the runner who takes the wrong one
  991. Better an open enemy than a false friend
  992. Hunger increases the understanding
  993. Let your will roar when your power can but whisper
  994. Where there’s a will there’s a way
  995. Eat to live, not live to eat
  996. Honey catches more flies than vinegar
  997. A poor freedom is better than rich slavery
  998. The devil knows many things because he is old
  999. A fool knows more in his own house than a wise man in another’s
  1000. A tooth in the mouth is worth two in the plate
  1001. Beauty draws more than oxen
  1002. God’s help is better than early rising
  1003. More rain, more rest
  1004. Something is better than nothing
  1005. A friend in the market is better than money in the chest
  1006. Speech is silver, silence is golden.
  1007. A near friend is better than a far-dwelling kinsman
  1008. A good hope is better than a bad possession
  1009. Good name is better than riches
  1010. Health is worth more than learning
  1011. It’s better to please than being funny
  1012. (To) Give a thing or take a thing, to wear the devil’s gold ring
  1013. Better be alone than in bad company
  1014. Better to pay the butcher than the doctor
  1015. A thorn of experience is worth a of advice
  1016. The sauce is better than the fish
  1017. Better an hour early than a minute late
  1018. Better the devil you know than the devil you dont’ know.
  1019. Brain is worth more than brawn
  1020. It’s better to die with honor than to live in infamy
  1021. Blood is thicker than water
  1022. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
  1023. Better a dinner of herbs than a stalled ox where hate is
  1024. Better play a card too much than too little
  1025. Better to beg than to steal, but better to work than to beg
  1026. Lose a leg rather than a life
  1027. Take away my good name and take away my life
  1028. A living dog is better than a dead lion
  1029. Little and good fills the trencher
  1030. It is worth more to turn once red than a hundred times yellow
  1031. By asking one learns
  1032. Prevention is better than cure
  1033. A live coward is better than a dead hero
  1034. Better leave than lack
  1035. He that eats till he is sick must fast till he is well
  1036. Knowledge is better than riches
  1037. Better be the head of a yeomanry than the tail of a gentry
  1038. Better mule driver than donkey
  1039. Better be the head of an ass than the tail of a horse
  1040. Better be envied than pitied
  1041. If you find a good wife, you’ll be happy; if not, you’ll become a philosopher
  1042. Sweat and be saved
  1043. Better late than never
  1044. Better to have than to want
  1045. In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
  1046. Here’s to our friends and hang up the rest of our kindred
  1047. Agree, for the law is costly
  1048. One today is worth two tomorrows
  1049. Better some of a pudding than none of a pie
  1050. Four eyes see more than two
  1051. Marriage and hanging go by destiny.
  1052. A snow-storm in May is worth a waggon-load of hay
  1053. Physician, heal thyself
  1054. It is better to give than to receive
  1055. Better licking than kicking
  1056. Half a loaf is better than none
  1057. An old oven lights better than a new one
  1058. Dogs wag their tails not so much in love to you as to your bread
  1059. A sound mind, a sound body
  1060. Give little and expect big rewards in return
  1061. The happiest wife is not she that has the best husband, but she that makes the best of what she gets
  1062. Better to live well than long
  1063. A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident
  1064. An Englishman’s house is his castle
  1065. While there’s life, there’s hope
  1066. Toilers are crowned with success (aprox.)
  1067. False coin is not identified at night
  1068. Pride increases our enemies, but puts our friends to flight
  1069. Much ado about nothing
  1070. The fox knows much, but more he that catcheth him
  1071. If you run after two hares you will catch neither.
  1072. Too many cooks spoil the broth
  1073. Many a little makes a mickle
  1074. Many are called, but few are chosen
  1075. The fox may grow grey, but never good
  1076. ‘Die Marta, die full’, it is used when you satisfy a whim regardless of the consequences
  1077. Dead is the bee that produced the honey and the wax
  1078. When the mother-in-law dies, sorrow does not last long
  1079. A dead dog bites not
  1080. The sickest is not the nearest to the grave
  1081. A fair wife and a frontier castle breed quarrels
  1082. House goes mad when women gad (aprox.)
  1083. Women, wind and fortune are given to change
  1084. Those who do not know how to swim, get drowned
  1085. There is nothing new under the sun
  1086. To be in danger of swimming and swimming and perhaps drowning before we reach land
  1087. You cannot get blood from a stone
  1088. Forebear not sewing because of birds
  1089. Nothing is perfect
  1090. A prophet is not without honour save in his own country
  1091. No man is content with his lot
  1092. Who that may not as they will, must will as they may
  1093. No man is born wise or learned
  1094. Nobody can be the judge and the prosecution
  1095. No man can serve two masters
  1096. Vows made in storms are forgotten in calms
  1097. Praise at parting
  1098. Keep your nose out of other people’s business
  1099. Lawyer´s houses are built on the heads of fools
  1100. Straight folks never make broken promises
  1101. Neither a wedding without singing nor a burial without crying
  1102. Share not pears with your master, neither in jest or in earnest
  1103. «Manger», He that’s ashamed to eat is ashamed to live
  1104. Never hope nor believe anything you cannot see
  1105. A man who gives credit loses friends, money and customers
  1106. Seeing is believing
  1107. Choose none for thy servant who has served thy betters
  1108. It’s better to have bread left over than run short of wine
  1109. There is neither an ungly young woman nor a beautiful old lady
  1110. No pot without fatty salt pork, no sermon without augustinian
  1111. Beg from beggars and you’ll never be rich
  1112. There is never a Saturday without sunshine
  1113. Neither our father dies nor do we have dinner
  1114. All are not those who are in but the people who are in are not all
  1115. Avoid all bribes
  1116. Walls have ears
  1117. Old wives were aye good maidens
  1118. The day I break my faith with friends, that day my right to friends ends
  1119. The hunchback does not see his own hump, but sees his companion’s
  1120. No wonder is greater than any other wonder, and if once explained, ceases to be a wonder
  1121. Nobody learns from the mistakes of others
  1122. A good name is better than riches
  1123. A dog in the kitchen desires no company
  1124. Don’t sing your triumph before you have conquered
  1125. The time to pick berries is when they are ripe
  1126. If you do not eat because you have eaten before, you have not wasted your time
  1127. Birth is much but breeding more
  1128. He who gives is twice blessed
  1129. Never quit certainty for hope
  1130. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today
  1131. Do not cast your pearls before swine
  1132. Saying and doing are two things.
  1133. To appear so does not prove a thing to be so
  1134. One keep clean is worth ten make cleans
  1135. The richest man is he who wants least.
  1136. Save and have
  1137. I’ts worthwhile losing an anchovy, if you want to catch a salmon
  1138. All that glitters is not gold
  1139. The lion is not so fierce as he is painted
  1140. Love is blind
  1141. No gain without pain.
  1142. No rose without a thorn
  1143. A horse stumbles that hath has four legs
  1144. No land without stones or meat without bones
  1145. A golden key opens every door.
  1146. No day so clear but hath dark clouds
  1147. Call no man happy until he dies
  1148. The worth of a thing is what it will bring
  1149. No day passes without some grief
  1150. Money answers all things
  1151. There is no little enemy
  1152. There’s no joy without alloy: grief is mixed with the keenest bliss
  1153. There is no wheat without chaff
  1154. There was never a beauty without aid
  1155. There’s no smoke without fire
  1156. The longest day must have an end
  1157. Every cloud has a silver lining
  1158. The noblest revenge is to forgive
  1159. Where the will is ready, the feet are light
  1160. A penny saved is a penny earned
  1161. Of saving, comes having
  1162. Necessity is the mother of invention
  1163. No honey without gall
  1164. No rose without a thorn
  1165. He who plays with a cat must expect to be scratched
  1166. No woman is ugly if she is well dressed (aprox.)
  1167. Cloudy mornings may turn to clear evenings
  1168. A bad Jack may have as bad a Jill
  1169. Hard words break no bones
  1170. If you won’t work, you shan’t eat
  1171. Two of a trade never agree
  1172. There’s none so blind as those that will not see.
  1173. None so deaf as those who will not hear.
  1174. A hungry man is an angry man
  1175. Pay as you go and nothing you’ll owe
  1176. All green things are gay
  1177. Example is better than precept
  1178. When you can tread on nine daisies at once, spring has come
  1179. Don’t put the cart before the horse
  1180. Everyone stretches his legs according to the length of his coverlet
  1181. Appearences are deceptive
  1182. No use crying over a dead man but over the alive one
  1183. Never mention rope in the house of a man who has been hanged
  1184. Black is black and white is white
  1185. Don’t sell the skin till you have caught the bear
  1186. There’s no rule without exception
  1187. No rose without a thorn.
  1188. Health is better than wealth
  1189. No joy without annoy
  1190. When you plot mischief for others, you’re trouble for yourself
  1191. It is not the burden, but the over-burden that kills the beast
  1192. Don’t bite the hand that feeds you
  1193. A man’s wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offence (aprox.)
  1194. Because you rise early doesn’t mean it will be daylight
  1195. The priest does not when he was sacristan
  1196. Work for your bread if you eat your cheese for nothing
  1197. Rome was not built in a day
  1198. Honey is not for the ass’s mouth
  1199. He that would have eggs must endure the cackling of hens
  1200. No man can sup and blow together
  1201. I cannot be in York and London at the same time
  1202. You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs
  1203. You can’t please everyone
  1204. He that has a head of wax must not walk in the sun
  1205. Man does not live by bread alone
  1206. No like is the same
  1207. He who laughs last laughs longest
  1208. To one who understands, few words are needed
  1209. All truths are not to be told
  1210. Life isn’t all beer and skittles
  1211. The best laid schemes of mice and men gang aft agley
  1212. That’s torn it!
  1213. New lords, new law
  1214. Give neither salt nor advice till you are asked for
  1215. Don’t say, I’ll never drink of this water, how dirty soever it be.
  1216. It’s never too late to try
  1217. A bad Jack may have as bad a Jill
  1218. One man’s meat is another man’s poison
  1219. Second parts were never any good
  1220. A good beginning is half the task.
  1221. The end crowns the work
  1222. Actions speak louder than words
  1223. Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves
  1224. Think no shame of your craft
  1225. See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil
  1226. An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth
  1227. Out of sight, out of mind
  1228. Blue eyes, true eyes
  1229. Olive tree and olive, all is one
  1230. pot that boils too much spoils the broth
  1231. When the beans get too thick the pot burns
  1232. None can pray well but he that lives well
  1233. Another person will make me look good
  1234. A bleating sheep loses a bite
  1235. If one sheep has left the fold, all the rest will follow
  1236. Patience and shuffle
  1237. From shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in two generations
  1238. Each bird likes his own nest
  1239. A word and a stone let go cannot be called back
  1240. From words to deeds is a great space
  1241. Words and feathers are tost by the wind
  1242. What bread men break is broke to them again (aprox.)
  1243. Bread with bread, fool’s meal
  1244. Today gold and to-morrow dust
  1245. The heart that loves is always young
  1246. A bad workman always blames his tools
  1247. The cure for old age is the grave
  1248. The man born to misfortune will fall on his back and fracture his nose
  1249. Just to give you an idea
  1250. Pain is beauty
  1251. He who pays the piper calls the tune
  1252. There is a remedy for all things but death
  1253. Love your relations but live not near them
  1254. The result of bad and long labor is a daughter
  1255. Little by little one goes far.
  1256. A fault confessed is half redressed
  1257. When thieves fall out, honest men come by their own
  1258. After the danger everybody is wise
  1259. Falling twice is worse than falling once
  1260. A barking dog never bites.
  1261. The envious man grows lean
  1262. A fisherman that fishes a fish, a fisherman is
  1263. A rolling stone gathers no moss
  1264. Knaves imagine nothing can be donde without knavery
  1265. Blessed is who expects the worst, for he shall not be disappointed
  1266. The best pleasures of all last but a time
  1267. Let’s hope you have lawsuits, and that you win them
  1268. Poverty is no crime
  1269. By little and little the bird makes his nest
  1270. Toilers are crowned with success (aprox.)
  1271. Few and wide a part
  1272. Money is power
  1273. So many men, so many opinions.
  1274. I have two doctors, my left leg and my right
  1275. Be ready with your bonnet but slow with your purse
  1276. Dogs wag their tails not so much in love to you as to your bread
  1277. The bird is known by his note, the man by his words
  1278. There’s no smoke without fire
  1279. No smoke without fire
  1280. Many a man has risen above principle for the sake of interest
  1281. That’s why they sell the cow; both get benefit
  1282. Least said, soonest mended
  1283. The tongue talks at the head’s cost
  1284. If you are charitable, you catch the plague
  1285. Like father, like son
  1286. Many kiss the child for the nurse’s sake
  1287. St Andres the King, three weeks and three days before Christmas begins
  1288. Be patient with a bad neighbour: he may move or face misfortune
  1289. Plenty makes dainty
  1290. St Swithin’s day, if thou dost rain, For forty days it will remain
  1291. St Thomas Gray, St Thomas Gray, the longest night and the shortest day
  1292. Loyalty loses its meaning if its memory is short
  1293. What looks good can be harmful
  1294. By their fruits you shall know them
  1295. Don’t spoil the ship for a ha’porth of tar
  1296. One chickpea doesn’t spoil the pot
  1297. In one ear and out the other.
  1298. The leopard cannot change his spots
  1299. A miss is as good as a mile
  1300. It is dogged that does it
  1301. Better to ask the way than to go astray
  1302. Eating and drinking want but a beginning.
  1303. Be slow to promise and quick to perform
  1304. Promises and piecrusts are made to be broken
  1305. Be quick but never hurry, for hurry brings disaster
  1306. A hog given on credit grunt all year round
  1307. An open door may tempt a saint
  1308. If the horse plough, let’s saddle up the ox!
  1309. The best is the enemy of the good
  1310. Never let your left hand know what your right hand is doing
  1311. Where there’s a will there’s a way
  1312. It’s good sheltering under an old hedge
  1313. He who lives by the sword dies by the sword
  1314. He that would hang his dog, gives out first that he is mad
  1315. Look before you leap
  1316. Who spits against heaven it falls in his face
  1317. That fish will soon be caught that nibbles at every bait
  1318. He that would learn to pray, let him go to sea
  1319. First come, first served
  1320. He that runs fast will not run long
  1321. Wine is the discoverer of secrets
  1322. Who goes a beast to Rome, a beast returns
  1323. Love me little, love me long
  1324. Tie it well and let it go
  1325. He that is well sheltered is a fool if he stir out in the rain
  1326. Love me, love my dog
  1327. The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it
  1328. As you sow, so you reap
  1329. You’ve got to be cruel to be kind
  1330. Seek and ye shall find
  1331. Silence gives consent.
  1332. Haste trips up his own heels
  1333. A cure for all sorrows is conversation
  1334. He that would eat the kernel must crack the nut
  1335. He that eats the King’s goose must be choked with the feathers
  1336. Whoever eats the ripe ones, can also eat the unripe ones
  1337. Save today, safe tomorrow
  1338. If you play with fire, you get burnt
  1339. If you get dressed with somebody else’s clothes, you will get naked in the street
  1340. If you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas
  1341. If you lie down with dogs, you’ll get up with fleas
  1342. Live with a lame and you will limp
  1343. He who gives his belongings before he dies is worth a knock in the forehead with a mallet
  1344. He that washes an asse’s head loseth both his soap and his labour
  1345. He gives twice that gives quickly
  1346. A young idler, an old beggar
  1347. A traveller may lie by authority
  1348. He who disowns his family is left by God
  1349. Out of debt, out of danger
  1350. He who gives up being your friend it is because he never was a friend
  1351. Who leaves the main path tries to take a short cut but at the end he takes the long way round
  1352. He who binds does not wrangle
  1353. He who says what he likes, shall hear what he doesn’t like
  1354. If you run after two hares, you catch neither
  1355. He sups who sleeps
  1356. He that measureth oil, shall annoint his fingers
  1357. A liar is not believed when he speaks the truth
  1358. He is a fool that takes a fool’s advice
  1359. It ain’t half so bad if you can afford it
  1360. He who fights and runs away lives to fight another day
  1361. He who is mad is hopless
  1362. Listeners never hear any good of themselves
  1363. A waiting appetite kindles many a spite
  1364. Everything comes to him who waits
  1365. He who is free of guilt should throw the first stone
  1366. Love sees no faults
  1367. He who promises runs in debt
  1368. Who went to Seville lost his seat
  1369. If you have been a cook before being a friar, you know very well what goes on in the kitchen
  1370. Those who hide can find
  1371. If the gambler can change, then there is a medicine for leprosy
  1372. If you won’t work you shan’t eat
  1373. You can only do your best
  1374. Once a thief, always a thief
  1375. A hungry man smells meat afar
  1376. Every law has a loophole
  1377. Times change and we with them
  1378. He who set a trap for me fell in it
  1379. If you get married far away is either deceived or deceiving
  1380. Always late never succeed
  1381. Bite your lip
  1382. Ill gotten goods never thrive
  1383. As a man lives, so shall he die; as a tree falls, so shall it lie
  1384. As you make your bed, so you must lie on it
  1385. The track of evil thought is crooked and has no end
  1386. He who does evil comes to an evil end
  1387. Who puts more effort loses more
  1388. The more you get the more you want
  1389. A worthless person, a man of iniquity (aprox.)
  1390. If you run after two hares you will catch neither.
  1391. Sleep is the greatest thief, for it steals half one’s life
  1392. Talk much and err much
  1393. He that promises too much means nothing
  1394. Who bend down too much at the end he shows the bottom
  1395. There are problems everywhere
  1396. Once a knave, always a knave
  1397. He who does not repair a leak in the roof, has to repair the whole house at the end
  1398. Not to advance is to recede
  1399. Who is not lame, limps
  1400. If thou hast not a capon, feed on an onion
  1401. Who has not seen Seville has yet to see a wonder
  1402. Who does not listen to advice, does not get old
  1403. If you do not pretend, you die
  1404. If you cannot walk, then run
  1405. He that cannot beat the ass, beats the saddle
  1406. If you cannot bite, never show your teeth
  1407. He that knows not when to be silent knows not when to speak
  1408. Don’t hide your light under a bushel
  1409. Nothing venture, nothing have
  1410. Nothing venture, nothing have
  1411. As you sow, so you reap
  1412. In trust is treason
  1413. Little wit in your head makes much work for the feet
  1414. If you don’t have a house of your own, then you live in any neighbourhood
  1415. If you do not have brothers and sisters, you neither have feet nor hands
  1416. He who has not a does not get christened
  1417. You cannot lose what you haven’t got
  1418. If you didn’t make a knot at the end of the thread, you missed a stich
  1419. Out of debt, out of danger
  1420. Who pays rules
  1421. Kinsman helps kinsman, but woe to him that has nothing
  1422. It is bad preaching to deaf ears
  1423. Lend your money and lose your friend
  1424. He who comes first grinds first
  1425. Who does his utmost is also able to do less important things
  1426. He who will not when he may, when he will he shall have nay
  1427. He that would have eggs must endure the cackling of hens
  1428. Every man to his trade
  1429. No fight, no win
  1430. Avoidance is the only remedy
  1431. He who laughs last, laughs longest.
  1432. He who steals from a thief gets a hundred years of pardon
  1433. Who is evil in his own country is evil abroad
  1434. He who excuses himself accuses himself
  1435. If the cap fits, wear it
  1436. Who shelters under a tree gets twice as wet
  1437. Sow the wind and reap the whirlwind
  1438. Don’t put off to tomorrow what you can do today
  1439. Last up, worst dressed
  1440. If you wake up late, you have to run all day long
  1441. He who gives you a bone does not want you dead
  1442. Who gives a gift buys you
  1443. He that would not sail till all dangers are over must not put to sea
  1444. All that time is lost that might be better employed
  1445. He who owns the gold makes the rule
  1446. A trade in hand finds gold in every land
  1447. Homer sometimes nods
  1448. He that hath a good neighbour hath a good morrow
  1449. He who is ill open his purse and be patient
  1450. He who has a son, don’t go shouting at thieves
  1451. He that has lands, has quarrels
  1452. A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter; he who finds one finds a treasure
  1453. He who has a neighbour has an enemy
  1454. He who is ashamed of asking is ashamed of learning
  1455. He who denies all confesses all
  1456. All covet, all lose
  1457. The person who takes is obliged to give
  1458. Who is in business and does not understand squanders his money
  1459. The person who steals is never faithfully
  1460. Know your limitations and go not beyond them
  1461. The mouse that has but one hole is quickly taken
  1462. A wise man changes his mind, a fool never
  1463. Old saws speak truth
  1464. Enough is great riches
  1465. When women quarrel, they tell each other the truth
  1466. When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers
  1467. A King’s request is an order
  1468. He who speaks little is wise (parc.)
  1469. So many men, so many opinions.
  1470. I went out of my house and I got ashamed, I came back to mine and I stayed well
  1471. Out of the frying pan into the fire
  1472. An ill wound may be cured, not an ill name
  1473. Give a thing, and take a thing, to wear the devil’s gold ring
  1474. A burthen of one’s own choice is not felt.
  1475. You can tell the sin, but not the sinner
  1476. Like father, like son
  1477. Ever drunk, ever dry
  1478. Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead
  1479. A cold and wet june spoils the rest of the year
  1480. In there are floods or draughts
  1481. If you do not love your neighbour, put your goats in his olive grove
  1482. Water is the only drink for a wise man
  1483. They do not love that do not show their love
  1484. Jest with an ass and he will flap you in the face with his tail
  1485. If the sky falls we shall catch larks
  1486. If the big man were brave, the small one patient and the blonde loyal, everybody would be equal
  1487. Bad products are sold to stupid people
  1488. If the child cries, let her mother calm him, if he doesn’t stop, leave him crying
  1489. Thunder in November, a fertile year to come
  1490. A good man in an evil society seems the greatest villain of all (aprox.)
  1491. If you make it cheap, you will sell more than four
  1492. If envy were a fever, all mankind would be ill
  1493. If the mountain won’t come to Mahomet, Mahamet must go to the mountain
  1494. Bitter pills may have blessed effects
  1495. No weather is ill if the wind be still
  1496. If you can’t beat them, join them
  1497. Like it or lump it
  1498. Envy never enters an empty house
  1499. He that would learn to pray, let him go to sea
  1500. If you want good turnips, you have to sow them in July
  1501. He that would have eggs must endure the cackling of hens
  1502. He that would have eggs must endure the cackling of hens
  1503. If you would wish the dog to follow you, feed him
  1504. If you would be well served, serve yourself
  1505. You have to give and take
  1506. He that will live in peace and rest, must hear and see and say the best
  1507. Clothe thee warm, eat little and drink enough and thou shalt live
  1508. If your wife orders you to throw yourself from a roof, pray her it is not too high
  1509. After rain comes sunshine
  1510. The thread breaks where it is weakest
  1511. He that speaks much is much mistaken
  1512. If you sit in your own place, nobody will make you stand up
  1513. Nothing worries worry like work
  1514. There is no flying without wings
  1515. Without bread and wine, there is no good love
  1516. There is no accounting for tastes
  1517. The hen lays on eggs
  1518. Winter sun is slow and weak
  1519. A March sun sticks like a lock of wool
  1520. The morning sun never lasts a day
  1521. We only live once
  1522. Dreams are wishes your heart makes
  1523. No man can sup and blow together
  1524. Mother-in-law and daughter in-law are a tempest and hail storm
  1525. There is no pain so great that time will not soften
  1526. I bear and say nothing for the time being
  1527. Like master, like man.
  1528. They are two of a kind
  1529. Death devours lambs as well as sheep
  1530. If you enquire too much you can get into deep trouble
  1531. Both the one who robs the orchard and the one who keeps and eye on are sinners
  1532. Did the devil love his son so much that he ended up taking him an eye out
  1533. He is most loved that hath (has) most bags
  1534. The pitcher goes so often to the well that it is broken at last
  1535. Forewarned is forearmed
  1536. To make the bullets for another to shoot
  1537. Everything hath its time
  1538. Everything comes, everything is tiresome and everything ends
  1539. New things are fair
  1540. Love will find a way
  1541. Everything is contagious but beauty
  1542. Everything has its pros and its contras
  1543. All roads lead to Rome
  1544. We are all Eve’s children, the only is the silk
  1545. It never rains but it pours
  1546. After a storm comes a calm.
  1547. You can lead a horse to drink but you can’t make him drink
  1548. A full belly neither fights nor flies well.
  1549. Full stomach, contented heart.
  1550. It is a sad house where the hen crows louder than the cock
  1551. If you want to keep a secret, keep it to yourself
  1552. If you admit an offense, you will be offended again
  1553. One mule scrubs another
  1554. One nail drives out another
  1555. One grain fills not a sack, but it helps his fellow
  1556. The more doctors, the more diseases
  1557. A father for a hundred sons but not a hundred sons for a father
  1558. A lawsuit brings others
  1559. To err is human.
  1560. Like a needle in a bottle of hay
  1561. He hath a cloak for his knavery
  1562. One thing is to thread and another to sew
  1563. One swallow does not make a summer
  1564. A picture is worth a thousand words
  1565. One hand washes the other
  1566. An apple a day keeps the doctor away
  1567. One scabbed sheep will mar a whole flock
  1568. A white wall will serve as a fool’s letter
  1569. The sane is deceived once and the fool twice
  1570. Marriage equals hell and bankruptcy (aprox.)
  1571. One beats the bush and another catches the bird
  1572. The horse thinks one thing and he that saddles him another
  1573. One and nothing, all is one
  1574. One beats the bush and another catches the bird
  1575. One sows, another reaps
  1576. The world is a ladder for some to go up and some down
  1577. House goes mad when women gad
  1578. One sews, another reaps
  1579. To be content, look backward on those who possess less than yourself, not forward on those who possess more
  1580. One beats the bush and another catches the bird
  1581. Practice makes perfect
  1582. Grapes with cheese taste like a kiss
  1583. Love is sweet in the beginning, but sour in the ending
  1584. Good finds good
  1585. You can see a mote in another’s eye but cannot see a beam in your own.
  1586. Life without a friend is death without a witness
  1587. Peter is old to be goatherd
  1588. Wind and happiness don’t last long
  1589. Bitter pills may have blessed effects
  1590. Wine for its colour, bread for its smaell and taste will tell you the rest
  1591. Dress up a stick and it does not appear to be a stick.
  1592. More haste, less speed.
  1593. Let the hen live though it be with her pip
  1594. If you are not chaste, be cautious
  1595. A tired mare, finds a meadow
  1596. The cobbler should stick to his last
  1597. Search, and you will find
  1598. Give an inch and they will take a mile
  1599. Crease is beautiful
  1600. Search, and you will find
  1601. Every cloud has a silver lining
  1602. The last shall be first, and the first last