Primo Quotes

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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Catch not a shadow and lose the substance.

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A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.

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The child is father to the man.

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Cometh the hour, cometh the man.

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Confidence begets confidence.

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Courage lost, all lost.

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A coward dies a thousand times before his death. The valiant never taste of death but once.

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Deal gently with the bird you mean to catch.

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Deep calls to deep.

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Desperate times call for desperate measures.

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Different strokes for different folks.

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Don't bark if you can't bite.

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Don't bite off more than you can chew.

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Don't bite the hand that feeds you.

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Don't burn the candle at both ends.

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