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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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Better to be alone than in bad company.

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Better the devil you know (than the devil you don't).

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Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

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Beware of Greeks bearing gifts.

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A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

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A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.

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Boys will be boys.

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Brag is a good Dog, but Holdfast is a better.

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A broken watch is right two times a day.

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A burnt child dreads the fire.

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By hook or by crook.

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The calm (comes) before the storm.

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Clothes make the man.

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The customer is always right.

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A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.

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