English Proverb or Saying

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A foolish covenant ought not to be held. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
A friend in court is better than money in your purse. Lobbying & Special Interests
A good servant makes a bad enemy Human Nature ;Slaves, Slavery & The Slave Trade
A hungry man is an angry man Poverty
A king's word must stand. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
A wise man changes his mind, a fool never does. Miscellaneous
Advice when most needed is least heeded Human Nature
All evils are equal when they are extreme. Miscellaneous
Beggars cannot be choosers Poverty
Better bow than break. Negotiating & Negotiations
Better reap two days too soon than one day too late Management & Managing Government ;Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
Better take counsel early than repent late. Management & Managing Government
Better the devil you know than the devil you don't know. Liberals & Conservatives ;Reform, Change, Transformation & Reformers
Children are poor men's riches. Families, Children & Parenting
Counsel passes all things to him which thinketh to be a king. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Cursing the weather is not good farming Management & Managing Government
Deeds are fruits, words are leaves Oratory, Discussion & Debate
Don’t let the cat out of the bag. Military & Veterans
Drunkenness excuseth no vice. Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs
Even if an ass goes travelling he'll not come home a horse Equality & Equal Opportunity
Every dog hath its day Power
Everyone must row with the oars he has. Miscellaneous
Experience is good, if not bought too dear Miscellaneous
Fair speech breaks never bone. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
Fame is a magnifying glass Poverty
Freedom and liberty should not be sold for all the gold and silver in the world. Freedom & Liberty
Freedom is a noble thing. Freedom & Liberty
Gifts can incline great hearts. Corruption
God help the rich, the poor can look after themselves Poverty
God help the rich, the poor can look after themselves. Miscellaneous
Good counsel is good for him that will do thereafter. Policy & Policy Making
He that does evil hates the light. Corruption
He who is shipwrecked the second time, cannot lay the blame on Neptune Policy & Policy Making
He who sups with the devil has need of a long spoon Miscellaneous
He who would climb the ladder must begin at the bottom Management & Managing Government
Hew not too high, lest the chips fall in thine eye. Detriments & Qualifications ;Public Office: Benefits
If a king goes astray the common people pay for the sin. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
If wishes were horses, beggars could ride. Poverty
In court a man must sail after every wind. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
In every extreme there is vice and not virtue. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
In prosperity remember adversity. Poverty
Kill not the goose that lays the golden eggs. Reform, Change, Transformation & Reformers
Last ship, best ship. Management & Managing Government
Many without punishment, but none without sin. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
May as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb. Policy & Policy Making
Men should give enemies leisure to flee. Negotiating & Negotiations
Men's common guise is always to lay the burden on some other back. Taxes
One today, is worth two tomorrow. Miscellaneous
Only the wearer knows where the shoe pinches Discrimination & Prejudice
Our sovereign lord is above his laws. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
Peace makes plenty. War & Peace
Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander Discrimination & Prejudice
Sympathy butters no parsnips. Human Nature
Tell never thy counsel to thy foe. Secrecy & Transparency
The ass that is common property is always the worst saddled. Business, Commerce & Finance
The counsel of many wise men is better than the counsel of one man alone.
The Devil dances in an empty pocket. Poverty
The hungry and the full sing not one song. Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
The mill of the gods grinds slowly but it grinds exceeding, small Religion & God
The sun shines upon all alike. Equality & Equal Opportunity
There is honour even among thieves. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
There is no king where there is no law. Law, Courts, Jails, Crime & Law Enforcement
Time trieth truth. Miscellaneous
'Tis no festival unless there be some fightings. Sports & Athletics ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
We must do as we may when we may not do as we would. Policy & Policy Making
We who once were fools and dreamers, then shall we be brave and wise. Reform, Change, Transformation & Reformers
When the fox preaches, beware the geese. Miscellaneous
Who goes to church against his will come home accursed. Religion & God
Who hath freedom hath all sufficient. Freedom & Liberty
Who loseth his freedom, he loseth all. Freedom & Liberty
Who never fell climbed high never low. Miscellaneous
Work all by counsel and you shall not rue. Management & Managing Government
Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present. Miscellaneous
Zeal without knowledge is like fire without light.