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English Proverbs

A proverb (from Latin: proverbium) is a simple and concrete saying, popularly known and repeated, that expresses a truth based on common sense or experience. They are often metaphorical. A proverb that describes a basic rule of conduct may also be known as a maxim. Proverbs fall into the category of formulaic language.

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Don't go between the tree and the bark.

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Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

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Don't put the cart before the horse.

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Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater.

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The door swings both ways.

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Each to his own taste

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The early bird catches the worm. But the second mouse gets the cheese.

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An empty vessel makes the most noise

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An Englishman's home is his castle.

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Every cloud has a silver lining.

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Every rose has its thorn.

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The exception proves the rule.

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Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

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Eat your own dog food.

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The ends justify the means.

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