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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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"Paddle your own canoe."

"Pain is close to pleasure."

"Pain is only weakness leaving the body."

"Pain is temporary, victory is forever."

"Pardon all but theyself."

"Past cure, past care."

"Patience and forbearance make a bishop of his reverence"

"Patience can conquer destiny"

"Patience cures many an old complaint."

"Patience is a plaster for all sores"

"Patience is a virtue that causes no shame"

"Patience is a virtue."

"Patience is beautiful."

"Patience is bitter, but it bears sweet fruit."

"Patience is virtue."

"Peace(quietness) is worth buying."

"Penny wise, pound foolish."

"People aren't good unless others are made better by them."

"People who think the world revolves around them have no sense of direction."

"Perfect love sometimes does not come till the first grandchild."

"Perfection is inperfect."

"Pick your friends like you pick your fruit."

"Pity him who makes his opinions a certainty"

"Pity the man who does wrong and is poor as well."

"Pity the man who has a stranger's spancel on him."

"Plant the crab tree where you will, it will never bear pippins."

"Play with fire."

"Politeness cost nothing and gains everything."

"Politics makes strange bedfellows."

"Poor is the church without music"

"Poor men seek meat for their stomach; rich men stomach for their meat."

"Poor men take to the sea; the rich to the mountains."

"Possession is nine tenths of the law."

"Possession is nine-tenths of the law."

"Possession satisfies"

"Possessions dwindle; I mourn their loss But I mourn the loss of time much more, for anyone can save his purse, but none can win back lost time."

"Poverty creates sadness"

"Poverty is no shame."

"Poverty parts good company"

"Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely."

"Practice makes perfect."

"Practice may make perfect, but nobody's perfect so why practice."

"Practice what you preach ."

"Practice what you preach."

"Praise the ford when you have crossed it"

"Praise the ripe field not the green corn"

"Praise the young and they will make progress"

"Present to the eye, present to the mind."

"Pretty as a picture."

"Prevention is better than cure."

"Pride comes before a fall"

"Pride comes before a fall."

"Pride feels no pain."

"Prior preparation prevents poor performance."

"Procrastination is the thief of time."

"Professionals built the 'Titanic,' amateurs built the ark."

"Promises are like babies Easy to make, hard to deliver."

"Promises are like pie crust."

"Proverbs are long life experiences, told in one short sentence."

"Proverbs are the lamp of speech."

"Proverbs cannot be contradicted"

"Put a beggar on horseback and he'll ride it to death."

"Put a beggar on horseback and he'll ride to hell"

"Put a beggar on horseback and he'll ride to the devil."

"Put it in song, put it in drink; but never, ever put it in ink!"

"Put it on your shoulder and say it is not a burden."

"Put the cat out."

"Put your best foot forward."

Total Proverbs: 68

All Proverbs in Database: 2309

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