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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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"Of a compliment only a third is meant."

"Of two evils, it is always best to vote for the least hypocritical."

"Often a cow does not take after its breed"

"Oil and water don't mix."

"Old fish and young flesh feed men best."

"Old friends and wine are best."

"Old habits die hard."

"Old sins cast long shadows."

"Old soldiers never die, they simply fade away."

"Older than you by a day, wiser than you by a year."

"On the turf all men are equal, and under it."

"Once a word leaves your mouth, you cannot chase it back even with the swiftest horse."

"Once bitten twice shy."

"Once bitten, twice shy"

"Once in a blue moon."

"Once in a lifetime comes often, so be prepared."

"Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale."

"Once seen never forgotten."

"One beats the bush, another takes the bird."

"One beetle recognizes another."

"One cannot quarrel without an opponent."

"One day at a time."

"One eye in the corner is sharper than two about the house"

"One foolish sheep will lead the flock."

"One for sorrow, two for joy, three for a girl, four for a boy, five for silver, six for gold seven for a secret not to be sold Eight for heaven nine for hell and ten for the devils own cell."

"One good turn deserves another."

"One good turn deserves half the blankets."

"One hand cannot applaud."

"One hand for oneself and one for the ship."

"One learns best by example."

"One man's junk is another man's treasure."

"One man's loss is another man's gain."

"One man's meat is another man's poison!"

"One man's meat is another man's poison."

"One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter."

"One murder makes a villain, millions a hero."

"One must row with the oars he has."

"One of these days is none of these days."

"One pair of good soles is worth two pairs of upper leathers."

"One scabbed sheep mars the whole flock."

"One volunteer is worth ten pressed men."

"One who has the reputation of an early riser may safely lie in bed until noon."

"One who is without cows must be his own dog. A blind man can see his mouth."

"One worm can spoil the whole soup."

"One years seeding means seven years weeding."

"Only a fool would prefer food to a woman"

"Only bad drivers cut corners."

"Only fools and horses work."

"Only mad dogs and englishmen go out in the midday sun."

"Only the good die young."

"Only the rich can afford compassion."

"Only the tent pitched by your own hands will stand."

"Only those who were born to hang are not afraid of the water."

"Only three things in life are certain birth, death and change."

"Only time will tell."

"Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire."

"Only when you can be extremely pliable and soft can you be extremely hard and strong."

"Opportunities always look bigger going than coming."

"Opportunity is waiting but you need to open the door."

"Opportunity makes a thief."

"Opportunity only knocks once."

"Opportunity seldom knocks twice."

"Opposites attract."

"Our costliest expenditure is time."

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising everytime we fall."

"Out of sight, out of mind."

"Out of the frying pan and into the fire."

"Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings."

Total Proverbs: 68

All Proverbs in Database: 2309

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