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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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"Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone."

"Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and, you weep alone."

"Laugh and the world laughs with you."

"Laughter is the best medicine."

"Laughter is the closest distance between two people."

"Laughter is the shortest distance between two people."

"Law is the solemn expression of legislative will."

"Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth."

"Lead to succeed, follow to fail."

"Lean liberty is better than fat slavery."

"Lear from the past, Live for today Look for tomorrow, take a nap this afternoon."

"Learn to say no. It will be of more use to you than to be able to read Latin."

"Learn to walk before you run."

"Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere."

"Least said sooner mended."

"Least said soonest mended."

"Least said, soonest forgotten."

"Leave it alone and it will grow on its own."

"Leave the bad tale where you found it."

"Lend your money and lose your friend."

"Let bygones be bygones."

"Let him who is without sin cast the first stone."

"Let not the sun go down on your wrath."

"Let sleeping dogs lie."

"Let the buyer beware."

"Let the chips fall where they may."

"Let the cobbler stick to his last."

"Let the dead bury their dead."

"Let the punishment fit the crime."

"Let your bargain suit your purpose."

"Life after death."

"Life begins at forty."

"Life doesn't put things in front of you that you cannot handle."

"Life is a mystery to be lived, not a problem to be solved."

"Life is a series of disappointments, followed by death."

"Life is beautiful."

"Life is just a bowl of cherries."

"Life is like a bowl of cherries."

"Life is like a box of chocolates, sometimes hard, sometimes soft."

"Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."

"Life is like a drawing pin - sharp at one end, and flat at the other."

"Life is like a good book, the more you get into it the more it makes sense."

"Life is like a horse race there are winners and losers."

"Life is not all beer and skittles."

"Life is not hard, it only needs some positive thinking."

"Life is one long catwalk."

"Life is short, death is long."

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."

"Life is what you make it."

"Life wasn't meant to be easy."

"Life without a friend is death without a witness."

"Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or fastest, but sooner or later to the one who thinks he can."

"Life's not so bad, when you consider the alternative."

"Life's too short to drink bad wine."

"Light a man, he shall be warm for a night. Light a man on fire and he shall be warm for the rest of his life."

"Lightening never strikes twice in the same place."

"Lightning never strikes twice in the same place."

"Lightning never strikes twice."

"Like a roaring lion or a charging bear is a wicked man ruling over a helpless people."

"Like an Irish wolf she barks at her own shadow"

"Like clouds and wind without rain is a man who boasts of gifts he does not give."

"Like cures like."

"Like father, like son."

"Like flogging a dead horse."

"Like mother, like daughter."

"Like music to my ears."

"Like robbing Peter to pay Paul."

"Like the measles, love is most dangerous when it comes late in life."

"Like the pot calling the kettle black."

"Limerick was, Dublin is, and Cork shall be the finest city of the three."

"Line up in alphabetical order."

"Listen or thy tongue will keep thee deaf."

"Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise."

"Listen to the sound of the river and you will get a trout. "

"Little enemies and little wounds must not be despised."

"Little pitchers have big ears."

"Little strokes fell great oaks."

"Little talk is easy to cure."

"Little things please little minds."

"Live and learn."

"Live and let live."

"Live by the sword, die by the sword."

"Live for today."

"Live in the present not in the past."

"Live one day at a time."

"Live to the point of tears."

"Live with wolves, and you learn to howl. "

"Long absent, soon forgotten."

"Long churning makes bad butter."

"Long loneliness is better than bad company."

"Long time no see."

"Look after number one."

"Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves."

"Look before you leap."

"Look both ways."

"Look down if you would know how high you stand. "

"Look good, feel good."

"Look on the bright side."

"Lookers on see most of the game."

"Loose lips sink ships."

"Losers always find ways to lose."

"Lots of people confuse bad management with destiny."

"Love conquers all."

"Love enters a man through his eyes, woman through her ears. "

"Love is a bridge between two hearts."

"Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing."

"Love is blind, but marriage is the real eye-opener."

"Love is blind."

"Love is like a fire, it can either warm your heart or burn your house down."

"Love is never having to say you're sorry."

"Love is the strangest thing."

"Love isn't finding someone to live with; it's finding someone whom you can't live without."

"Love laughs at locksmiths."

"Love laughs at the locksmiths."

"Love makes the time pass. Time makes love pass. "

"Love makes the world go round."

"Love many, trust few, but always paddle your own canoe."

"Love nature, live lightly."

"Love sees no faults."

"Love starts with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a tear."

"Love thy neighbour as thy self."

"Love will find a way."

"Love your neighbors, but don't pull down the fence. "

"Love, pain, and money cannot be kept secret; they soon betray themselves. "

"Loving life is living life to the fullest."

"Luck has a slender anchorage. "

"Lucky at cards, unlucky in love."

Total Proverbs: 127

All Proverbs in Database: 2309

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