Thursday, October 1, 2009


You must have come across English proverbs during your English literature classes in high school. But if you are looking for uncommon English proverbs, here is an interesting collection. When you read these English proverbs you will find them layered with meaning and insight.

A good beginning makes a good end.

A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.

A stumble may prevent a fall.

If you want to be happy for a year, plant a garden; if you want to be happy for life, plant a tree.

Adversity makes strange bedfellows.

Every woman would rather be beautiful than good.

All cats are grey in the dark.

A miss is as good as a mile.

Children and fools tell the truth.

A ragged coat may cover an honest man.

A good conscience is a soft pillow.

Better to be envied than pitied.

A man is as old as he feels.

Use soft words and hard arguments.

A rose by any other name would smell so sweet.

A contented mind is a perpetual feast.

Buy in the cheapest market and sell in the dearest.

A thing of beauty is a joy forever.

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

A stitch in time saves nine.

Even the weariest river winds somewhere safe to sea.


  1. You give very nice proverbs.
    proverbs, and idioms are the reflections of real lifes.
    In Indian languages, proverbs line reached very high peaks.
    Those are also will be introdused to readers.

  2. appannaji!,
    Here the valuable Quatations of Indians,i.e.mahatma Gandhiji, Sarvepalli Radha Krishnan etcetra.

    Thank you,