• A fool and his money are soon parted:

One who cannot take care of his money, loses it.

  • A good beginning makes a good ending:

A well begun task in a good state.

  • A house is not a home:

A home is known by real love and affection and not by walls alone.

  • A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step:

Every huge project has a humble beginning.

  • A little knowledge is a dangerous thing:

Lesser knowledge leads to damage.

  • A new broom sweeps clean:

A fresh leader gets rid of the old and brings in new ideas and personnel.

  • A penny saved is a penny earned.

Saving is as important as earning.

  • A picture paints a thousand words.

A picture speaks the mind of the painter.

  • A problem shared is a problem halved.

A work or job may be very difficult but if any hands together solve it, it becomes easier.

  • A prophet is not recognized in his own land:

A person may be very talented but cannot get due importance among his own people.

  • A rolling stone gathers no moss:

A person who never settles anywhere will never do well.

  • A stitch in time saves time:

An action or thing done at the right time saves much trouble.

  • A volunteer is worth twenty pressed men.

A man who does the job willingly is certainly better than many of those persons upon whom the work is thrust upon.

  • Actions speak louder than words:

One is judged by what he does and not by what he says.

  • All that glitters is not gold:

Appearances generally deceive people.

  • All work and no play makes jack a dull boy:

A man cannot achieve the best by overwork. Recreation is also necessary.

  • An apple a day keeps the doctor away:

A person who takes fruit as an apple per day keeps healthy and does not need to take medicine.

  • As you sow so shall you reap:

As your actions will be, the same kind of reward will be received by you.

  • Barking dogs seldom bite:

Those who boast and talk too much of themselves, are of low and weak might.

  • Beggars can’t be choosers:

A person who depends on others cannot have anything of his own choice.

  • Better safe than sorry:

It is better to take precautions than to be regretful.

  • Birds  of a feather flock together:

Persons of same calibre and position like to mix more with each other.

  • Blood is thicker than water:

Humans can depend more on persons of the same parentage even after a generation. They have a natural binding.

  • Boys will be boys:

Young boys and sometimes grown-up men occasionally behave in a childish way.

  • Charity begins at home:

A person first duty is to care and help for his or her own family.

  • Cleanliness is next to godliness:

Being clean is a sign of spiritual purity or goodness.

  • Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.

Do not think ill of the person who helps you.

  • Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched.

Do not daydream.

  • Don’t put all your eggs in one basket:

Do not invest all your money at a single place.

  • Don’t try to walk before you can crawl.

Do things according to your calibre.

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