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Proverbs

Here is a list of proverbs arranged in groups according to their psychological meaning.

Proverbs are short and pithy sayings that express some traditionally held truth. They are usually metaphorical and often, for the sake of memorability, alliterative.


About the negative in life

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link
Ask a silly question and you'll get a silly answer
Haste makes waste
If anything can go wrong, it will
It's no use crying over spilt milk
Misery loves company
Worrying never did anyone any good


About common sense

Live for today for tomorrow never comes
There's no time like the present
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
A problem shared is a problem halved
There are two sides to every question
There's an exception to every rule
Brevity is the soul of wit
Doubt is the beginning not the end of wisdom
A trouble shared is a trouble halved
Actions speak louder than words
As you sow so shall you reap
Make hay while the sun shines
Do as you would be done by
Don't burn your bridges behind you
Don't let the bastards grind you down
Tell the truth and shame the Devil
Honesty is the best policy
Cheats never prosper
Make love not war
Enough is enough
Moderation in all things
Never let the sun go down on your anger
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today
Practice makes perfect
If at first you don't succeed try, try and try again
You are never too old to learn
Better late than never
If you can't be good, be careful
Where there's a will there's a way
That which does not kill us makes us stronger
Prevention is better than cure
Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise
You are what you eat
An apple a day keeps the doctor away


About the positive in life

A friend in need is a friend indeed
It is better to give than to receive
A good beginning makes a good ending
All's well that ends well
Patience is a virtue
A soft answer turneth away wrath
All the world loves a lover
All you need is love
Blood is thicker than water
Charity begins at home
Count your blessings
Every little helps
To err is human, to forgive divine
Faith will move mountains
Hope springs eternal
While there's life there's hope
Wonders will never cease
It takes two to tango
Laugh and the world laughs with you
Laughter is the best medicin
Love makes the world go round
Love will find a way
Marriages are made in heaven
The best things in life are free
East, west, home's best
There's no place like home
Home is where the heart is
An Englishman's home is his castle





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