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A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Actions speak louder than words.
A fool and his money are soon parted.
A friend in need is a friend in deed.
All that glitters is not gold.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
A penny saved is a penny earned.
A rolling stone gathers no moss.
A stitch in time saves nine.
A watched pot never boils.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Beggars can’t be choosers.
Better late than never.
Birds of a feather flock together.
Blood is thicker than water.
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.
Don’t change horses in the middle of the stream.
Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.
Don’t cry over spilled milk.
Don’t judge a book by its cover.
Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
Don’t put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Give him an inch and he’ll take a mile.
Half a loaf is better than none.
Haste makes waste.
His bark is worse than his bite.
He who hesitates is lost.
Honesty is the best policy.
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
If life gives you lemons, then make lemonade.
If the shoe fits, wear it.
If you can’t beat them, join them.
Laugh and the world laughs with you; cry and you cry alone.
Let sleeping dogs lie.
Let the cat out of the bag.
Look before you leap.
Misery loves company.
Money doesn’t grow on trees.
Never a borrower or lender be.
No news is good news.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
No good deed goes unpunished.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Once bitten, twice shy.
Out of sight, out of mind.
Practice makes perfect.
Practice what you preach.
Quality is better than quantity.
Rome wasn’t built in a day.
Seeing is believing.
Slow and steady wins the race.
Spare the rod and spoil the child.
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
The best things in life are free.
The early bird catches the worm.
The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.
The pen is mightier than the sword.
There’s more than one way to skin a cat.
Time heals all wounds.
Time waits for no man.
Tomorrow never comes.
Too many cooks spoil the broth.
Two heads are better than one.
Two wrongs don’t make a right.
True gold is not afraid of the refiner’s fire.
Variety is the spice of life.
When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
When the cat’s away, the mice will play.
Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
You can’t have your cake and eat it too.
You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.