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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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'Tis neither here nor there.

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To rise with the lark, and go to bed with the lamb.

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To take the nuts from the fire with the dog's foot.

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Turn over a new leaf.

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Walls have tongues, and hedges ears.

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Westward-ho!

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What is bred in the bone will never come out of the flesh.

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What is not in a man cannot come out of him surely.

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What is sauce for the goose is sauce for a gander.

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What is the matter with Kansas?

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What mare's nest hast thou found?

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What you would not have done to yourselves, never do unto others.

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When a dog is drowning, every one offers him drink.

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Where McGregor sits, there is the head of the table.

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Whether the pitcher hits the stone or the stone hits the pitcher, it goes ill with the pitcher.

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