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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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"Half a loaf is better than no bread."

"Half a loaf is better than none."

"Handfuls make a load."

"Handsome is as handsome does."

"Hang a thief when he's young, and he'll not steal when he's old."

"Happiness is not a state of mind, but a manner of travelling."

"Happiness is wanting what you have--not having what you want."

"Happy is the bride the sun shines on."

"Happy wife, happy life."

"Hard cases make bad law."

"Hard words break no bones."

"Hard work never did anyone any harm."

"Haste makes waste."

"Hasty climbers have sudden falls."

"Hate is like cancer slowly eating us away inside."

"Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs."

"Have it yourself, or else do without it"

"Have not, want not."

"Have you ever noticed? anybody going slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac."

"He couldn't drag a herring off the coals"

"He dotes on his midden and thinks it the moon."

"He fasted for a whole year and then broke his fast with an onion."

"He got it from nature as the pig got the rooting in the ground."

"He is always right who suspects that he makes mistakes."

"He is an ill companion that has a good memory."

"He is at ease who has enough."

"He is rich enough that wants nothing."

"He is the most Unfortunate who's today is not better than yesterday."

"He knows best what good is that has endured evil."

"He knows how many grains to a bushel of wheat"

"He knows the price of everything and the value of nothing"

"He lied like an eyewitness."

"He lives long who lives well."

"He may die of wind but he'll never die of wisdom."

"He that brings good news knocks hard."

"He that can't endure the bad will not live to see the good."

"He that is born to be hanged shall never be drowned."

"He that is master of himself, will soon be master of others."

"He that is rich will not be called a fool."

"He that knows nothing, doubts nothing."

"He that lives on hope will die fasting."

"He that plants a tree plants for posterity."

"He that stays in the valley shall never get over the hill!"

"He that teaches himself has a fool for his master."

"He that will not be counselled cannot be helped."

"He that would be a leader must be a bridge."

"He thinks that he himself is the very stone that was hurled at the castle."

"He travels fastest who travels alone."

"He was never good since the time a yard (of cloth) made a coat for him."

"He who awaits much receives little."

"He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches."

"He who comes with a story to you will bring two away from you."

"He who dares wins."

"He who does not honour his wife dishonours himself."

"He who drinks Australian thinks Australian."

"He who fails to prepare, prepares to fail."

"He who fights and runs away, lives to fight another day."

"He who flies high is a short step from a big fall."

"He who gathers crops in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son. "

"He who gets a name for early rising can stay in bed until midday."

"He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin."

"He who has nothing to say, cannot write."

"He who has once burnt his mouth always blows his soup."

"He who hesitates is lost."

"He who is ABSENT is always in the Wrong."

"He who is best for me is he who shall get the best share."

"He who is good at excuses is seldom good at anything else."

"He who keeps company with the wolf will learn how to howl."

"He who keeps company with wolves learns how to howl."

"He who knows better has never tried it."

"He who knows does not speak. He who speaks does not know."

"He who laughs last is the slowest to think."

"He who laughs last laughs longest."

"He who laughs last, thinks the slowest!"

"He who lives by the sword shall die by the sword."

"He who lives too fast, arrives at his grave too soon."

"He who makes no mistakes, makes nothing."

"He who pays the piper calls the tune."

"He who peeps at the neighbor's window may chance to lose his eyes."

"He who plants thorns must never expect to gather roses."

"He who plays with fire will get burnt."

"He who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount."

"He who sees the calamity of other people finds his own calamity light."

"He who sits on tack is better off."

"He who sleeps forgets his hunger."

"He who spies is the one who kills."

"He who stands for nothing will fall for everything."

"He who sups with the devil should have a long spoon."

"He who wants to do good, knocks at the gate, he who loves finds the gates open."

"He who will steal an egg will steal an ox."

"He who works his land will have abundant food, but the one who chases fantasies will have his fill of poverty."

"He'd offer you an egg if you promised not to break the shell."

"He's more to be pitied than laughed at."

"Head for cover."

"Head over heels!"

"Health is better than wealth."

"Heaven hath no rage like love to hatred turned, nor Hell a fury like a woman scorned."

"Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned."

"Helping hands are better than praying lips."

"Hindsight is always twenty-twenty."

"His bark is worse than his bite."

"His own wound is what everyone feels soonest."

"History repeats itself."

"History repeats itself. And repeats itself..."

"Hole in one."

"Home is where the heart is."

"Home is where you hang your hat."

"Home sweet home."

"Honesty is the best policy."

"Honey catches more flies than vinegar."

"Hope for the best, expect the worst."

"Hope is life."

"Hope springs eternal."

"How does one eat an elephant? A little at a time."

"Humor to a man is like a feather pillow. It is filled with what is easy to get but gives great comfort."

"Hunger finds no fault with one's cooking talent."

"Hunger is the best sauce."

"Hurry when you have time, then you'll have time when you are in a hurry."

Total Proverbs: 118

All Proverbs in Database: 2309

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