- 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.