random proverbs 99


1. A fool and his money are soon parted2. A penny saved is a penny earned.3. All good things must come to an end,4. All roads lead to Rome,5. All the world loves a lover6. An Englishman’s home is his castle/A man’s home is his castle7. Any port in a storm,8. April showers bring forth May flowers,9. As you make your bed, so you must lie upon it10. As you sow so shall you reap11. Attack is the best form of defense12. Beggars can not be choosers,13. Behind every great man, there is a great woman14. Better the Devil you know than the Devil you do not15. Beware of Greeks bearing gifts. Trojan War, Virgil in the Aeneid16. Cleanliness is next to godliness17. Courage is the measure of a Man, Beauty is the measure of a Woman18. Crime does not pay19. Devil take the hindmost20. Discretion is the better part of valour21. Do as you would be done by22. Do not cry over spilled milk23. Do not fish for a shark with your hands, fish for hands with a shark.24. Do not meet troubles half-way25. Do not put all your eggs in one basket26. Do not teach your Grandmother to suck eggs27. East, west, home is best,28. Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die29. Every stick has two ends30. Faint heart never won fair lady (Scott),31. False friends are worst than open enemies.32. Fight fire with fire33. Finders keepers, losers weepers34. Fine feathers make fine birds35. First impressions are the most lasting36. Give him an inch and he will take a mile37. Half a loaf is better than no bread38. Handsome is as handsome does39. Hard work never did anyone any harm40. He who makes a beast out of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man41. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned42. If the mountain will not come to Mohammed, then Mohammed must go to the mountain43. If you steal from one author, it is plagiarism; if you steal from many, it is research. Wilson Mizner (1876–1933)44. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery45. It is easy to be wise after the event46. It takes all sorts to make a world47. Let bygones be bygones48. Let the punishment fit the crime49. Little things please little minds50. Make love not war51. Many hands make light work52. Might is right53. Might makes right54. Milking the bull55. Misery loves company56. Money does not grow on trees57. Money earned by deceit, goes by deceit58. Necessity is the mother of invention59. Never give advice unless asked.60. Never look a gift horse in the mouth61. Never say never62. No pain, no gain63. Once a thief, always a thief64. One might as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb65. Only fools and horses work66. Over greedy man, over wrathful woman will never flourish67. Penny, Penny. Makes many.68. People who live in glass houses should not throw stones69. Rome was not built in a day,70. Seeing is believing71. Seek and ye shall find72. Shrouds have no pockets73. Strike while the iron is hot74. Success has many fathers, while failure is an orphan75. Take care of the pennies, and the pounds will take care of themselves76. Talk of the Devil, and he is bound to appear77. The grass is always greener on the other side78. The leopard does not change his spots79. The more the merrier80. The proof of the pudding is in the eating81. The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach82. There are always more fish in the sea83. There is honour among thieves84. There is no such thing as a free lunch85. There is no such thing as bad publicity86. Time and tide wait for no man87. To the victor go the spoils88. Two is company, but three is a crowd,89. Walk softly but carry a big stick. Theodore Roosevelt 1900 in letter relating an old African proverb90. Waste not, want not91. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade92. When the cat is away, the mice will play93. Where there is a will there is a way94. Where there’s life there’s hope.95. Wonders will never cease96. You cannot judge a book by its cover97. You cannot win them all98. You must have rocks in your head99. You’ve got to separate the wheat from the chaff

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