American ProverbsRating Mail
Don't take any wooden nickels.
Meaning - Don't get cheated.
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(9 Votes)
People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
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(4 Votes)
If you can't walk, why bother tying your shoes.
Note : Doc Michaels
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(12 Votes)
An idle mind is the devil's workshop/playground
Meaning - The more lazy or less productive you are, the more prone you are to bad temptation and ideas.
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(3 Votes)
Don't get high on your own supply.
Meaning - Don't get greedy or don't get so much stuff that most of it is useless.
Note : Explanation: From drug dealers using their own drugs, which severely cuts into one's profit.
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(3 Votes)
Early to bed, early to rise, keeps a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
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(3 Votes)
Rome wasn't built in a day.
Meaning - Great things take time.
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(3 Votes)
The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.
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(3 Votes)
Don't remove a fly from your friend's head with a hatchet.
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(2 Votes)
Don't ever let school get in the way of your education.
Note : Mark Twain
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(2 Votes)
Good enough for Government work.
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(2 Votes)
It's always darkest before the dawn.
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(2 Votes)
Second place just means first loser.
Note : Kevin Costner
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(2 Votes)
The best way to get someone to stop digging his heels in is to dig out the sand around him.
Meaning - The best way to deal with a stubborn person, is to take away his reasons for being stubborn.
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(2 Votes)
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
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(2 Votes)
We have nothing to fear, but fear itself.
Note : Franklin D. Roosevelt
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(2 Votes)
You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.
Meaning - Something of top quality cannot be produced from something of poor quality.
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(4 Votes)
Be the best that you can be.
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(2 Votes)
Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.
Meaning - If you are going to do something you are not supposed to, be ready to accept the consequences.
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(2 Votes)
One never truly feels the breeze until it blows him away.
Note : Ken Kesey
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(2 Votes)
Quitters never win and winners never quit.
Meaning - Those who give up never succeed, and those who succeed never give up.
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(2 Votes)
The early bird gets the worm.
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(2 Votes)
Victory means hard work.
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(2 Votes)
A horse with two heads wins no races.
Meaning - A situation has too many people trying to lead, with no unified direction.
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(2 Votes)
A man who acts as his own attorney has a fool for a client.
4
(2 Votes)
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
Note : Originated in the 1900s as a marketing slogan dreamed up by American growers
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(2 Votes)
An ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure.
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A penny saved is a twopence earned.
Meaning - Saving is another form of earning - Ben Franklin
Note : Variant: A penny saved is a penny earned.
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(2 Votes)
Don't say it, do it.
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(2 Votes)
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
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(2 Votes)
Haste makes waste.
Meaning - Doing things too fast is inefficient.
Note : Ben Franklin
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(2 Votes)
Hesitation is a killer.
Meaning - Act quickly, or suffer consequence.
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(3 Votes)
I'd be a failure if it weren't for all the mistakes I've made.
Meaning - Success is achieved through an iterative process of learning from mistakes.
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(2 Votes)
There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.
Meaning - No one offers something without expecting something in return.
Note : Variant: There's no such thing as a free lunch.
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(2 Votes)
Time shall tell.
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(2 Votes)
Two heads are better than one.
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(2 Votes)
All's fair in love, war and journalism.
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(2 Votes)
Failure to plan on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine.
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(2 Votes)
It's not over till the fat lady sings.
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(2 Votes)
Two's company, three's a crowd.
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(2 Votes)
Act your age, not your shoe size.
Meaning - Act maturely.
Note : Variant: Act your age, not your IQ
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(1 Votes)
A stitch in time saves nine.
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(1 Votes)
Be careful what you wish for.
Note : Variant: Be careful what you wish for, you might get it.
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(2 Votes)
Can't see it from my house
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(1 Votes)
Close, but no cigar.
5
(1 Votes)
Fly by the seat of your pants.
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(1 Votes)
If it's free, it's for me!
5
(1 Votes)
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
5
(1 Votes)
Never pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel.
5
(1 Votes)
One fly makes a summer.
Meaning - One person can make a difference.
Note : Mark Twain
5
(1 Votes)


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