Barking dogs don’t bite.
What is done by night appears by day.
It’s never too late to mend.
Man proposes, God disposes.
Running water does not get stale; a door-hinge is never worm-eaten.
Sweep before your own door.
A hero is nothing but a product of his time.
It is better to trust to valour than to luck.
Ignorance is the mother of impudence.
One careless move may lose the whole game.
Words are like bees, they have honey and a sting.
It’s only the idle will be tired.
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart’s desire, the other is to gain it.
Strong in action, gentle in method.
He who mistrusts most should be trusted least.
Idleness is the root of all evils.
Diligence redeems stupidity.
A friend in need is a friend indeed.
Strike the iron while it is hot.
It takes two to make a quarrel.
When shepherds quarrel, the wolf has a winning game.
A single spark can start a prairie fire.
One’s sin will find one out.
A good name is better than riches.
Haste trips over its own heels.
A watched pot never boils.
The greater the man, the more restrained his anger.
Speech is the image of actions.
Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t know.
Each man is the architect of his own fate.
Birds of a feather flock together.
Talents come from diligence, and knowledge is gained by accumulation.
An open enemy is better than a hollow friend.
A still tongue makes a wise head.
It is but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
ordinary people think merely of how they will spend time, a man of intellect tries to use it.
Anger begins with folly, and ends in repentance.
All lay load on the willing horse.
He who commences many things finishes but a few.
Courage and resolution are the spirit and soul of virtue.
Fish begins to stink at the head.
First come, first served.
Easy come, easy go.
More haste, less speed.
No pains, no gains.
Nothing venture, nothing gain.
Once bit, twice shy.
Out of sight, out of mind.
Well fed, well bred.
In for a penny, in for a pound.
A brave man risks his life, but not his conscience.
It is not the fine coat that makes the gentleman.
Pride hurts, modesty benefits.
A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.
Adversity is a good disciple.
Art is long, life is short.
Well begun, half done.
You can’t eat your cake and have it also.
Calamity is man’s true touchstone.
Who keeps company with the wolf will learn to howl.
Constant dropping wears away a stone.
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.
The first step is as good as half over.
You never know your luck.
Sow nothing, reap nothing.
The wealth of the mind is the only wealth.
You can’t judge a tree by its bark.
Clothes do not make the man.
To be both a speaker of words and a doer of deeds.
Variety is the spice of life.
Little goods, little care.
Man struggles upwards; water flows downwards.
A little pot is soon hot.
No sweet without sweat.
Better the last smile than the first laughter.
One for all, all for one.
Truth needs no color.
Every why has a wherefore.
Keeping is harder than winning.
Never do things by halves.
No cross, no crown.
The fire is the test of gold; adversity is the test of a strong man.
Bad times make a good man.
There is no royal road to learning.
Doubt is the key to knowledge.
Sharp tools make good work.
Wasting time is robbing oneself.
Nurture passes nature.
There is no garden without its weeds.
A man is only as good as what he loves.
Wealth is the test of a man’s character.
The best hearts are always the bravest.
Courtesy is the inseparable companion of virtue.
Plain living and high thinking.
Good is good, but better carries it.
Honesty is the best policy.
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
It is much more difficult to judge oneself than to judge others.
An optimist sees the rose; a pessimist the thorn.
Delays are dangerous.
Let bygones be bygones.
Look on both sides of the shield.
You cannot burn the candle at both ends.
All men can’t be first.
Never is a long word.
The overturned cast ahead is a warning to the carts behind.
Spare the rod and spoil the child.
Too many cooks spoil the broth.
Standers-by see more than gamesters.
Self-praise is no recommendation.
They brag most who can do least.
The good is the enemy of the best.
Politeness costs nothing and gains everything.
A man can’t ride your back unless it is bent.
Conceit is the quicksand of success.
He that makes a good war makes a good peace.
There is no disputing about tastes.
It is easy to be wise after the event.
Patience is the ability to put up with people you’d like to put down.
Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude.
Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings.
Fair words make fools fain.
Please all and you please none.
The noblest vengeance is to forgive.
A soft answer turneth away wrath.
Advice when most needed is least heeded.
Be just before you are generous.
Make the best of a bad bargain.
He that makes a thing too fine, breaks it.
When all else is lost the future still remains.
The world is his who enjoys it.
A little labor, much health.
Laugh and grow fat.
Work won’t kill but worry will.
He is rich that has few wants.
Every man at forty is a fool or a physician.
A bow long bent grows weak.
He is wise that knows when he is well enough.
A good conscience is a continuous feast.
Prevention is better than cure.
Cleanliness is next to godliness.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
In sports and journeys men are known.
No man is happy but by comparison.
There is no joy without alloy.
Progress is the activity of today and the assurance of tomorrow.
Good order is the foundation of all things.
He that plants trees loves others besides himself.
The world is but a little place, after all.
Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together.
Where there is unity, there is victory.
United we stand, divided we fall.
Love is the mother of love.
Love lives in cottages as well as in courts.
True love never grows old.
Hope is a lover’s staff.
It is better to give than to take.
Example is better than precept.
Diligence is the mother of success.
From saving comes having.
Cut your coat according to your cloth.
Human pride is human weakness.
Man proposes, God disposes.
No one but the wearer knows where the shoe pinches.
Vainglory blossoms but never bears.
Anger is the wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.
Every cloud has a silver lining.
Sometimes the best gain is to lose.
Don’t trouble trouble till trouble troubles you.
You cannot step twice into the same river.
It is always morning somewhere in the world.
This is courage in a man: to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends.
Life is a roller coaster, you have your ups and downs unless you fall off.
At 20 years of age the will reigns; at 30 the wit; at 40 the judgement.
Adversity is the first path to truth.
Love your enemies, for they tell you your faults.
We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
Behind an able man there are always other able men.
Well done is better than well said.
We must either find a way or make one.