700+ Business Proverbs

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The proverbs within the bible are great lessons in life and in business. We learn so much from this ancient text that every businessman should read and follow. The Proverbs talks a lot about moral, ethics and wisdom that is missing in today’s society. The proverbs within the bible itself address a lot on people’s character and morality which many lacks.

Also, there are a lot of commonly used proverbs that can be taken as business proverbs. They are a great collection of moral sayings that not only enhances your mind but your speech as well. Proverbs are long life experiences, told in one short sentence. Use your creative mind when reading these business proverbs. There is more than what meets the eye.

700+ Business Proverbs

A

A bad penny always turns up

A bad workman always blames his tools

A banker is someone who lends you an umbrella when the sun is shining, and who asks for it back when it starts to rain

A bargain is something you don’t need at a price you can’t resist

A big tree attracts the woodsman’s axe

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

A bit of fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers

A book holds a house of gold

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket

A book tightly shut is but a block of paper

A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle

A chain is no stronger than its weakest link

A coin of gold is delighting in a bag of silver coins

A constant guest is never welcome

A coward dies a thousand times before his death. The valiant tastes of death but once

A diamond with a flaw is worth more than a pebble without imperfections

A dull pencil is greater than the sharpest memory

A fool and his money is soon parted

A fool judges people by the presents they give him

A fox smells its own lair first

A full cup must be carried steadily

A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a man perfected without trials

A good beginning makes for a good ending

A good enemy is a better person than a false friend

A good man in an evil society seems the greatest villain of all

A good surgeon has an eagle is eye, a lion is heart, and a lady is hand

A great talker is a great liar

A guilty conscience needs no accuser

A half truth is a whole lie

A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains

A house divided against itself cannot stand

A hungry man is an angry man

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step

A kingdom is lost for want of a shoe

A leopard cannot change its spots

A lie can be halfway around the world before the truth gets its boots on

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing

A little of what you fancy does you good

A loaded wagon makes no noise

A man is as old as he feels

A man is known by the company he keeps

A miss is as good as a mile

A nation is treasure is in its scholars

A new broom sweeps clean

A nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse

A Pasoly in the eye is worth several in the shins

A penny saved is a penny earned

A person is known by the company he keeps

A picture paints a thousand words

A place for everything and everything in its place

A pot of milk is ruined by a drop of poison

A problem shared is a problem halved

A prophet is not recognized in his own land

A rat who gnaws at a cat is tail invites destruction

A rolling stone gathers no moss

A sly rabbit will have three openings to its den.

A stitch in time saves nine

A thief thinks everyone steals

A volunteer is worth twenty pressed men

A watched pot never boils

Ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

Absolute power corrupts absolutely

Act today only tomorrow is too late

Action is the proper fruit of knowledge

Action speaks louder than words

Advice most needed is least heeded

After a storm comes a calm

All cats love fish but hate to get their paws wet

All flowers are not in one garden

All for one and one for all

All good things must come to an end

All hat and no cattle

All is fish that comes the net

All is well that ends well

All that glitters is not gold

All the world is your country, to do good is your religion

All things must pass

Always care about your flowers and your friends. Otherwise they’ll fade, and soon your house will be empty

An ambitious horse will never return to its old stable.

An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth

An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind

An idle brain is the devil is workshop

An ounce of discretion is worth a pound of wit

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Any time means no time

Appearances are deceptive

April showers bring May flowers

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another

As soon as a man is born, he begins to die

As you make your bed so must you lie on it

As you sow, so shall you reap

Ask advice only of your equals

Ask me no questions, I’ll tell you no lies

Attack is the best form of defense

B

Bad news travel fast

Barking dogs seldom bite

Be careful before every step

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still

Be on the safe side

Be the first to the field and the last to the couch

Before criticizing a man, walk a mile in his shoes

Beggars can’t be choosers

Better die with honor than to live with shame

Better late than never

Better safe than sorry

Better to be alone than in bad company

Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool that to speak and remove all doubt

Between a rock and a hard place

Between the devil and the deep sea

Beware of Greeks bearing gifts

Birds of a feather flocks together

Bite off more than one can chew

Bitter pills may have blessed effects

Blood is thicker than water

Brain is better than brawn

Burn the candle at both ends

Business before pleasure

Business is Business

Buy a pig in a poke

Buy the best and you only cry once

C

Call a spade a spade

Carry your own cross

Catch as catch can

Chance favours the prepared mind

Charity begins at home

Charity sees the need not the cause

Cleanliness is next to godliness

Clothes don’t make the man

Cold hands, warm heart

Common sense ain’t common

Comparisons are hateful

Corporations have proven that crime does pay, and pay very well for a long, long time

Count your blessings

Courtesy costs nothing

Creating the thing with which you will be beaten

Crime does not pay

Curiosity killed the cat

Cry me a river, build a bridge and get over it

Cut your coat according to your cloth

D

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t

Deep doubts, deep wisdom; small doubts, little wisdom

Desperate times call for desperate measures

Different strokes for different folks

Dig the well before you are thirsty

Diligence is the mother of good fortune

Discretion is the better part of valor

Divide and rule

Do good, reap good; do evil, reap evil

Do not fear going forward slowly; fear only to stand still

Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends

Do not remove a fly from your friend is forehead with a hatchet

Do not wear out your welcome

Do unto others as you would like them to do unto you

Doctors make the worst patients

Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face

Don’t go near the water until you learn how to swim

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

Don’t wash your dirty linen in public

Don’t ask God to guide your footsteps if you’re not willing to move your feet

Don’t be sweet, lest you be eaten up; don’t be bitter, lest you be spewed out

Don’t bite off more than you can chew

Don’t bite the hand that feeds you

Don’t bring a knife to a gun fight

Don’t burn your bridges behind you

Don’t change horses in midstream

Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched

Don’t cross the bridge till you come to it

Don’t fall before you’re pushed

Don’t have too many irons in the fire

Don’t judge a man by the size of his hat, but by the angle of his tilt

Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth

Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill

Don’t mend what ain’t broken

Don’t open a shop unless you like to smile

Don’t put new wine into old bottles

Don’t rock the boat

Don’t shut the barn door after the horse is gone

Don’t spit into the wind

Don’t spoil the ship for a ha’pworth of tar

Don’t take life too seriously; you’ll never get out of it alive

Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater

Don’t try to walk before you can crawl

Don’t upset the apple-cart

Doubt is the beginning, not the end, of wisdom

Dreams are not the ones which come when you sleep, but they are the ones which will not let you sleep

Dwell not upon thy weariness, thy strength shall be according to the measure of thy desire

E

Each generation will reap what the former generation has sown

Each to his own taste

Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise

Easier said than done

Easy come, easy go

Eat to live, but do not live to eat

Education is a progressive discovering of our own ignorance

Empty vessels make the most noise

Enjoy what you don’t know

Enough is as good as a feast

Even a broken/stopped clock is right twice a day

Even a dog can distinguish between being stumbled over and being kicked

Even a dog can make it to the top when there is a flood

Even an old dog likes to be patted on the head and told, “Good boy!”

Even angels have teeth

Every bird loves to hear himself sing

Every dark cloud has a silver lining

Every dog has his day

Every family has a skeleton in the cupboard

Every man has his faults

Every man has his price

Every man is his own worst enemy

Every picture tells a story

Every rose has its thorn

Every stick has two ends

Everything can be justified until it happens to you

Everything in its own time

Everything with time

Experience is the best teacher

Experience is the mother of wisdom

F

Failing to plan is planning to fail

Failure is not falling down, you fail when you don’t get back up

Failure is the stepping stone for success

Failure teaches success

Fair exchange is no robbery

Faith will move mountains

Falling down does not signify failure but staying there does

Familiarity breeds contempt

Fear is stronger than love

Fear of death is worse than death itself

Fight fire with fire

Finder is keepers, loser weepers

Fine feathers make fine birds

Fingers were invented before knives and forks

Fire is a good servant but a bad master

First come, first served

First deserve, then desire

First things first

First think, and then speak

Fish and guests smell after three days

Flattery will get you nowhere

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread

For want of a nail the horseshoe was lost

Forewarned is forearmed

Fortune favors the brave

Fortune knocks once at every man’s door

Fretting cares make grey hairs

From those to whom much is given, much is expected

G

Garbage in, garbage out

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime

Give and take is fair play

Give credit where credit is due

Give him an inch and he’ll take a yard

Give people a common enemy and hopefully they will work together

Give respect, take respect

Give someone enough rope and he will hang himself

Give, and ye shall receive

Go from the sublime to the ridiculous

Go with the flow

God helps them that help themselves

Good fences make good neighbors

Good habits result from resisting temptation

Good things come to those who wait

Goodness is better than beauty

Great minds think alike, but fools seldom differ

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds

Great talkers are little doers

Green leaves and brown leaves fall from the same tree

Grin and bear it

Grow where you are planted

H

Habit is second nature

Half a loaf is better than no bread

Handsome is as handsome does

Hang a thief when he is young, and he’ll no’ steal when he is old

Hard cases make bad law

Hard words break no bones

Hard work never did anyone any harm

Haste makes waste

Have an old head on young shoulders

Have eyes in the back of one is head

He is the best general who makes the fewest mistakes

He is the most Unfortunate who is today is not better than yesterday

He that can’t endure the bad, will not live to see the good

He that is master of himself, will soon be master of others

He that knows nothing, doubts nothing

He that plants a tree plants for posterity

He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever

He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches

He who dares wins

He who fails to prepare, prepares to fail

He who fails to study the past is doomed to repeat it

He who hesitates is lost

He who is drowned is not troubled by the rain

He who is good at excuses is seldom good at anything else

He who knows does not speak. He who speaks does not know

He who laughs last laughs longest

He who lives by the sword dies by the sword

He who lives too fast, goes to his grave too soon

He who pays the piper calls the tune

He who stands for nothing will fall for everything

He who strikes the first blow admits he is lost the argument

He who will steal an egg will steal an ox

He who would leap high must take a long run

Health is better than wealth

Helping hands are better than praying lips

Hide your light under a bushel

Hindsight is always twenty-twenty

History repeats itself

Hitch one is wagon to a star

Home is where the heart is

Honesty is the best policy

Hope for the best, expect the worst

Hope is life

Hope springs eternal

I

I came, I saw, I conquered

I have the whole world against me, I show my back and the whole world is following me

I see, I forget. I hear, I remember. I do, I understand.

I think, therefore I am

I wants, don’t gets

If a job is worth doing, it is worth doing well

If all else fails, try the obvious

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again

If ifs and ands were pots and pans there’d be no work for tinkers

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

If it can’t be cured, it must be endured

If it is not one thing it is another

If it is too good to be true, then it probably is

If life deals you lemons, make lemonade

If something can go wrong, it will

If the mountain won’t come to Mohammed, Mohammed must go to the mountain

If the shoe fits, wear it

If wishes were horses beggars would ride

If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow

If you believe everything you read, better not read

If you believe that dreams can come true be prepared for the occasional nightmare

If you bow at all, bow low

If you buy cheaply, you pay dearly

If you buy quality, you only cry once

If you can’t be good, be careful

If you can’t be good, be good at it

If you can’t beat em, join em

If you can’t beat them, arrange to have them beaten

If you can’t beat them, join them

If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen

If you cross your bridges before you come to them you will have to pay the toll twice

If you don’t buy a ticket, you can’t win the raffle

If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all!

If you don’t know where you’re going, any train will get you there

If you don’t want anyone to know, don’t do it

If you fake it, you can’t make it

If you keep your mouth shut, you won’t put your foot in it

If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don’t, they never were

If you scatter thorns, don’t go barefoot

If you snooze you lose

If you trust before you try, you may repent before you die

If you want a thing done right, do it yourself

If you want to get even with your enemy, give him a horse

If you want to judge a man’s character, give him power

If you were born to be shot, you’ll never be hanged

If you’re in a hole, stop digging

If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem

If you’re prepared to be confused, be prepared for a sore bum

Ignorance is bliss

Ignorance of the law excuses no man

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

In for a penny, in for a pound

In order to get where you want to go, you first have to leave where you are

In the end, a man’s motives are second to his accomplishments

In the kingdom of the blind the one eyed man’s king

In the middle of difficulties lie opportunities -

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results

Into every life a little rain must fall

It goes without saying

It is a blessing in disguise

It is a cracked pitcher that goes longest to the well

It is a good horse that never stumbles

It is a long lane that has no turning

It is a poor job that can’t stand at least one supervisor

It is all grist to the mill

It is an ill wind that blows no good

It is best to be on the safe side

It is better to be idiot than to pretend wise

It is better to be safe than sorry

It is better to die on one is feet than live on one is knees

It is better to give than to receive

It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness

It is better to travel hopefully than to arrive

It is never too late

It is no use locking the stable door after the horse has bolted

It is the empty can that makes the most noise

It is the squeaky wheel that gets the grease

It is easier to ask forgiveness than permission

It is easy to be wise after the event

It is never too late to mend

It is no use crying over spilt milk

It is not enough to aim; you must hit

It is not over till it is over

It is not so much the gift that is given but the way in which the gift is driven

It is not the size of the boat; it is the motion of the ocean

It is often a person is mouth broke their nose

It is the empty can that makes the most noise

It is the squeaky wheel that gets the grease

It is through the small things we do that we learn, not the big things

It never rains, but it pours

It pays to pay attention

It takes a thief to catch a thief

It takes all sorts to make a world

It takes both rain and sunshine to make rainbows

It takes one to know one

It takes two to lie – one to lie and one to listen

It takes two to make a quarrel

It takes two to tango

J

Jump from the frying pan and into the fire

K

Keep the wolf from the door

Keep thy shop, and thy shop will keep thee

Keep your broken arm inside your sleeve

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer

Keep your mouth shut and your ears open

Kill two birds with one stone

Knowledge is power

L

Laughter is the best medicine

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people

Law is the solemn expression of legislative will

Lead to Success, Follow to Failure

Learn to walk before you run

Least said, soonest forgotten

Leave it alone and it will grow on its own

Let bygones be bygones

Let sleeping dogs lie

Let the cobbler stick to his last

Let the punishment fit the crime

Life begins at forty

Life does not come with any guarantees

Life is battle don’t always go to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can

Life is just a bowl of cherries

Life is like a box of chocolate, you never know what you’re gonna get

Life is too short to drink bad wine

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans

Life is what you make of it

Light a man, he shall be warm for a night. Light a man on fire and he shall be warm for the rest of his life

Lightning never strikes twice in the same place

Little by little and bit by bit

Little enemies and little wounds must not be despised

Live and learn

Live and let live

Live for today for tomorrow never comes

Look before you leap

Long absent, soon forgotten

Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves

Look at the bright side

Look before you leap

Look on the bright side

Look on the sunny side of life

Loose lips sink ships

Love is not finding someone to live with; it is finding someone whom you can’t live without

M

Make a friend when you don’t need one

Make hay while the sun shines

Making a rod for your own back

Man cannot live by bread alone

Man is truly himself when he is alone

Man wasn’t born to suffer but to carry on

Many a true word is spoken in jest

Many hands make work light

Many words will not fill a bushel

Marry in haste, repent at leisure

Meaning of life is not meaningful

Measure twice, cut once

Mirrors do everything we do, but they cannot think for themselves

Misery loves company

Missing the wood for the trees

Money cannot buy happiness

Money can’t buy everything, but everything needs money

Money is the root of all evil

Money isn’t everything

Money made through dishonest practices will not last long.

Money makes the world go around

Monkey see, monkey do

More haste, less speed

Mouth makes a fish die

N

Nature, time, and patience are three great physicians

Necessity is the mother of invention

Never change, for the sake of others. There will be no one like you if you change

Never criticize a man until you’ve walked a mile in his moccasins

Never do things by halves

Never give advice unless asked

Never judge from appearances

Never leave a woman to do a man’s work

Never let a man do a woman’s job

Never let the right hand know what the left hand is doing

Never put off till (until) tomorrow what you can do today

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today

Never say never

Never too late to learn

Never too late to repent

No man can serve two masters

No man is an island

No man is content with his lot

No money, no justice

No news is good news

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent

No pain no gain

Not until just before dawn do people sleep best; not until people get old do they become wise

Nothing succeeds like success

Nothing to be feared in life, but understood

Nothing ventured, nothing gained

Now we have doors so we can hide

O

Oil and water don’t mix

Old habits die hard

Once bitten twice shy

Once in a lifetime comes often, so be prepared

One good turn deserves another

One hand washes the other

One man’s junk is another man’s treasure

One man’s loss is another man’s gain

One man’s meat is another man’s poison

One swallow doesn’t make a summer

Only fools and horses work

Opportunity knocks only once

Opportunity seldom knocks twice

Our costliest expenditure is time

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising everytime we fall

Out of sight, out of mind

Over a long distance, you learn about the strength of your horse; over a long time, you learn about the character of your friend.

P

Patience is a virtue

Penny wise, pound foolish

Politeness cost nothing and gains everything

Possession is nine tenths of the law

Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely

Practice before you preach

Practice makes perfect

Practice what you preach

Prevention is better than cure

Pride comes before a fall

Procrastination is the thief of time

Prior preparation prevents poor performance

Promises are like pie crust

Proverbs are long life experiences, told in one short sentence

R

Raise your sail one foot and you get ten feet of wind

Rats desert a sinking sink

Rome was not built in a day

Rules were meant to be broken

S

Same meat, different gravy

Same trouble, different day

Say something nice or say nothing at all

Scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours

Seeing is believing

Seek and ye shall find

Seize opportunity by the beard, for it is bald behind

Self trust is the first secret of success

Sell a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man how to fish, you ruin a wonderful business opportunity

Set a thief to catch a thief

Silence is golden

Simple minds think alike

Six of one, and half a dozen the other

Slow and steady wins the race

Smile, and the world smiles with you; cry, and you cry alone

Some days you get the bear, other days the bear gets you

Someone who gossips to you will gossip about you

Something is better than nothing

Spare the rod, spoil the child

Speak of the devil and he is sure to appear

Speech is silver, silence is golden

Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me

Still waters run deep

Strike while the iron is hot

Success is a journey not a destination

Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof

Sweet things are bad for the teeth

T

Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself

That which does not kill you, makes you stronger

The ball is in your court

The best armor is to keep out of range

The best defense is a good offence

The best go first

The best is yet to come

The best of friends need not speak face to face

The best things come in small packages

The best things in life are free

The big thieves hang the little ones

The bigger they are, the harder they fall

The blind leading the blind

The buck stops here

The burnt child dreads the fire

The calm (comes) before the storm

The coat makes the man

The cobbler always wears the worst shoes

The darkest hour is just before the dawn

The customer is always right

The devil finds work for idle hands

The devil has the best tunes

The early bird catches the worm

The exception proves the rule

The female of the species is more deadly than the male

The first step is the hardest

The first step to health is to know that we are sick

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do

The greatest thing that could happen in my lifetime is for all my ideas to be stolen

The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world

The key to all action lies in belief

The last straw breaks the camel is back

The law is a jealous mistress

The longest day must have an end

The longest mile is the last mile home

The more one knows, the less one believes

The more things change, the more they stay the same

The more you get, the more you want

The more you know, the more you know you don’t know

The nail that sticks out gets pounded

The only free cheese is in the mouse trap

The only stupid question is the one that is not asked

The pain on the little finger is felt by the entire body

The palest ink is better than the best memory

The pen is mightier than sword

The pitcher which goes too often to the well gets broken

The pot calls the kettle black

The proof of the pudding is in the eating

The rain falls on the just and the unjust alike

The sky is the limit

The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

The start of a journey should never be mistaken for success

The teacher has not taught, until the student has learned

The truth is in the wine

The truth shall set you free

The value is determined by the agreement of two people

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong

The whole dignity of man lies in the power of thought

The whole is greater than its parts

The wish is father to the thought

The worst good day is always better than the best bad day

The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can’t have them

There are no endings: only new beginnings

There are no facts; only interpretations of facts

There are no small parts, only small actors

There are none so blind as those that will not see

There are none so deaf as those who will not hear

There are only twenty-four hours in a day

There are so many things to say that are better left unsaid

There are three types of lies – lies, damned lies, and statistics

There are two sides to every question

There is a black sheep in every flock

There is a thin line between love and hate

There is a time and a place for everything

There is always more fish in the sea

There is more than one way to skin a cat

There is no fool like an old fool

There is no honor among thieves

There is no peace for the wicked

There is no place like home

There is no point of knowledge or wisdom if not dotted

There is no smoke without fire

There is no such thing as a free lunch

There is no such thing as bad publicity

There is no time like the present

There is none so deaf as they that will not hear

There is no time like the present

There is safety in numbers

They that dance must pay the fiddler

Things are not always what they seem

Think before you speak

Thinking the worst always prepares you for the worst

This, too, shall pass

Those who complain, will attract more attention (for good or ill) than those who are content

Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it

Those who sleep with dogs will rise with fleas

Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones

Time and tide wait for no one

Time cures all things

Time flies

To burn the candle at both ends

To each, his own

To err is human, to forgive divine

To the victor go the spoils

To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive

To know the road ahead ask those coming back

To put the cart before the horse

Tomorrow is another day

Too many Chiefs and not enough Indians

Too many cooks spoil the broth

Too much of one thing, good for nothing

Trapped between a rock and a hard place

Tread on a worm and it will turn

Trust is the mother of deceit

Truth is stranger than fiction

Try not to become a man of success but a man of value

Try try but don’t cry

Turn the other cheek

Two heads are better than one

Two is company, three is a crowd

Two things prolong your life: A quiet heart and a loving wife

Two wrongs do not make a right

U

Uneasy is the head that wears the crown

United we stand, divided we fall

Use soft words and hard arguments

V

Variety is the spice of life

Virtue is its own reward

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare

W

Wait until it is night before saying that is has been a fine day

Walk softly but carry a big stick

Waste not want not

Walk the walk and talk the talk

Walls have ears

Waste not, want not

We are all on this earth, we can’t get off so get on

We can’t always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future

We have nothing to fear but fear itself

We must take the bad with the good

We never miss the water till the well runs dry

We tend to be perfect. That is why when we make mistakes we are hard on ourselves

Well begun is half done

Well done is better than well said

What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive

What goes around comes around

What goes up must come down

What is done can’t be undone

What you don’t know can’t hurt you

What you don’t see with your eyes, don’t invent with your mouth

What you see is what you get

What you sow is what you reap

When a thing is done advice comes too late

When in doubt, do nothing

When in Rome, do as the Romans do

When one door closes, another door opens

When poverty comes in the door, love flies out the window

When the cat is away, the mice will play

When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends

When the going gets tough, the tough get going

When you drink the water, remember the spring

When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other

When you go to buy, use your eyes, not your ears

When you have given nothing, ask for nothing

When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other

Where there is a will there is a way

Where there is no trust there is no love

Who begins too much accomplishes little

Who keeps company with wolves, will learn to howl

Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?

Winning is earning. Losing is learning

Words uttered only causes confusion. Words written only causes history

Write injuries in the sand, kindnesses in marble

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You ain’t seen nothing yet

You are as handy as a pocket

You are responsible for you

You can choose your friends, but you can’t pick/choose your family

You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink

You can’t please everyone

You can’t win them all

You cannot have it both ways

You cannot have your cake and eat it, too

You can’t change the wind, but you can adjust your sails

You can’t have it both ways

You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow is ear

You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs

You can’t make bricks without straw

You can’t run with the hare and hunt with the hounds

You can’t take it with you when you die

You can’t tell a book by its cover

You can’t win them all

You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar

Youth is wasted on the young

You don’t get something for nothing

You don’t have to be different to be good. You have to be good to be different

You don’t have to be faster than the bear, just faster than the slowest guy running from the bear

You have to crawl before you can walk

You must never confuse your feelings with your duties

You need to bait the hook to catch the fish

You never know what you have till it is gone

You never miss your water    until your well runs dry

You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours

You win some, you lose some

You’ll always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take

You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was