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Common Sayings & Proverbs

The following is a compilation of common wisdom passed down throughout the ages. Currently the database has over 2,300 entries, with new items being added daily. If you would like to see a proverb added, please contact us.

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"Early to bed and early to rise, make a man healthy, wealthy and wise."

"Easier said than done."

"Easy come, easy go."

"Eat to live, but do not live to eat."

"Eat well, stay fit, die anyway."

"Eat whatever thou likest, but dress as others do."

"Eat whatever you like, but dress as others do."

"Eating is much but accommodating is little."

"Education is a progressive discovering of our own ignorance."

"Education makes machines which act like men and produces men who act like machines."

"Eight lives for the men and nine for the women."

"Empty sacks will never stand upright."

"Empty vessels make the most noise."

"Enjoy what you don't know."

"Enough ants can eat an elephant."

"Enough is as good as a feast."

"Even a blind hog finds an acorn once in a while."

"Even a broken clock is right twice a day."

"Even a clock that does not work is right twice a day."

"Even a dog can distinguish between being stumbled over and being kicked."

"Even a dog can make it to the top when there's a flood."

"Even a small thorn causes festering."

"Even a tin knocker shines on a dirty door."

"Even a worm will turn."

"Even angels have teeth."

"Even black hens lay white eggs."

"Even in laughter the heart may ache, and joy may end in grief."

"Even the best perfumes of the world lose their fragrance when you are not around me."

"Even the truth may be bitter."

"Every ambitious man is a captive and every covetous one a pauper."

"Every Ass Loves to Hear Himself Bray."

"Every bird as it is reared and the lark for the bog."

"Every bird loves to hear himself sing."

"Every body wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die."

"Every cloud has a silver lining."

"Every Cook Praises His Own Broth."

"Every cross has its inscriptions."

"Every dark cloud has a silver lining."

"Every day of your life is a page of your history."

"Every devil has not a cloven hoof."

"Every dog has his day."

"Every family has a skeleton in the cupboard."

"Every family has a skeletons in their closet."

"Every flow hath its ebb."

"Every little helps."

"Every man can find fault, few can do better."

"Every man has his faults."

"Every man has his price."

"Every man is his own worst enemy."

"Every path has its puddle."

"Every patient is a doctor after his cure."

"Every picture tells a story."

"Every rose has its thorn."

"Every Soldier has the Baton of a Field Marshal in his Knapsack."

"Every step of life is a risk."

"Every stick has two ends."

"Every sun has to set."

"Everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die."

"Everyday is a fresh slate."

"Everyone has their price."

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

"Everyone is wise till he speaks."

"Everyone lays a burden on the willing horse."

"Everyone loves justice in the affairs of another."

"Everyone praises his native land."

"Everyone pushes a falling fence."

"Everyone stretches his legs according to the length of his coverlet."

"Everything after but is bullshit."

"Everything comes to him who waits."

"Everything dear is a woman's fancy."

"Everything must have a beginning."

"Everything troubles you and the cat breaks your heart."

"Everything with time."

"Evil enters like a needle and spreads like an oak tree."

"Excess of ceremony shows want of breeding."

"Experience is a great servant."

"Experience is a wonderful thing It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again."

"Experience is better bought than taught."

"Experience is the best teacher."

"Experience is the mother of wisdom."

Total Proverbs: 80

All Proverbs in Database: 2309

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