Competitive Exams: Proverbs

  • A bad beginnings makes a bed ending.

  • A bad excuse is better than none at all.

  • A bad husband cannot be a good man.

  • A beggar can never be bankrupt.

  • A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

  • A burnt child dreads fire.

  • A cat may look at a king.

  • A cheerful look makes a dish a feast.

  • A cheerful wife is the joy of life.

  • A clear conscience is a coat of mail.

  • A drowning man will catch at a straw.

  • A drunkard's purse is a bottle.

  • A fault confessed is half redressed.

  • A fool and his money are soon parted.

  • A fool may give a wise man counsel.

  • A fool may make money, but it takes a wise man to spend it.

  • A friend in need a friend indeed.

  • A friend is easier lost than found.

  • A friend's frown is better than a fool's smile.

  • A full purse makes the mouth to speak

  • A good dog deserves A good bone.

  • A good husband makes a good wife.

  • A good man is better than riches.

  • A good name is sooner lost than won.

  • A great talker is a great liar.

  • A guilty conscience needs no accuser.

  • A wise man changes his mind sometimes, a fool never.

  • A wonder lasts nine days.

  • A word to the wise is enough.

  • Absence makes the heart grow founder.

  • Action speaks louder than words.

  • Advice when most needed is least heeded.

  • After a storm comes a calm.

  • All covet, all lose.

  • All that glitters is not gold.

  • All work and not play makes Jack a dull boy.

  • All play and no work makes Jack a mere toy.

  • A rolling stone gather no moss.

  • A rose between two thorns.

  • A short cut is often a wrong cut.

  • A switch in time saves nine.

  • A thing begun is half done.

  • All's fair in love and war.

  • All's fish that comes to his net.

  • All's well that ends well.

  • Among the blind the one eyed man is king

  • A miss is as good as a mile.

  • A penny for your thoughts.

  • A pound of the care won't pay an ounce of debt.

  • An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

  • A man is as old as he feels.

  • A man's house is his castle.

  • An army marches on its stomach.

  • An empty bag will not stand upright

  • A hungry man is an angry man.

  • An idle brain is the devil's workshop.

  • A man in debt is caught in a net.

  • A heavy purse makes a light heart.

  • An old bird is not to be caught with chaff