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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 count your chickens before they're hatched.

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Don't cross a bridge before you come to it.

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Don't cut off your nose to spite your face.

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Don't fall before you're pushed.

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Don't have too many irons in the fire.

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Don't judge a book by its cover.

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Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.

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Don't make a mountain out of a molehill.

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Don't make clothes for a not yet born baby.

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Don't mend what ain't broken.

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Do not play with edged tools.

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Doctors make the worst patients.

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Discretion is the better part of valor.

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Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

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Don't carry coals to Newcastle.

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