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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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"You ain't seen nothing yet."

"You are as handy as a pocket."

"You are responsible for you."

"You are what you eat."

"You can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family."

"You can get glad in the same shoes you got mad in."

"You can keep away from the rogue, but you cannot keep yourself safe from the liar."

"You can kill a dog more way than by choking it with butter."

"You can kill two birds with one stone"

"You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink."

"You can take a man out of the bog, but you can't take the bog out of the man."

"You can't build a barrel round a bung hole."

"You can't change the wind, but you can adjust your sails"

"You can't get blood out of a stone."

"You can't have it both ways."

"You can't have your cake and eat it too."

"You can't judge a book by its cover."

"You can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear."

"You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs."

"You can't make bricks without straw."

"You can't please everyone."

"You can't put a wide head on young shoulders."

"You can't run with the hare and hunt with the hounds."

"You can't take it with you when you die."

"You can't take it with you."

"You can't teach an old dog new tricks."

"You can't win them all."

"You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar."

"You couldn't make half a football team out of all the Leinster men in Heaven."

"You didn't turn up when sense was being distributed."

"You don't have to be different to be good. You have to be good to be different."

"You don't have to be faster than the bear, just faster than the slowest guy running from the bear."

"You have to crawl before you can walk."

"You kissed the blarney stone."

"You must crack the nuts before you can eat the kernel."

"You must empty a box before you fill it again."

"You must never confuse your feelings with your duties."

"You need to bait the hook to catch the fish."

"You never get something for nothing."

"You never know what you have till it's gone."

"You never miss the water till the well has run dry."

"You never miss your water until your well runs dry."

"You reap what you sow."

"You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours."

"You win some, you lose some."

"You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take."

"You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind."

"You're not what you think you are; but what you think, you are."

"You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was."

"Your hand is never the worse for doing its own work."

"Youth is wasted on the young."

"Youth likes to wander."

Total Proverbs: 52

All Proverbs in Database: 2309

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