Словарь английских пословиц. (Concise Dictionary of Proverbs)
Over 1,000 entries. This invaluable work includes the best-known proverbs in the English language from around the world. `The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs` provides the fascinating history behind our proverbs. Discover the story behind 'Never say never', 'It takes one to know one', 'The devil is in the detail', and 'If you want something done, ask a busy person'.
A BAD excuse is better than none A SHORT horse is soon curried A BAD penny always turns up A SHUT mouth catches no flies A BAD workman blames his tools A SLICE off a cut loaf isn't missed A BARKING dog never bites A SOFT answer turneth away wrath A BELLOWING cow soon forgets her calf A SOW may whistle, though it has an ill mouth for it A BIRD in the hand is worth two in the bush A STERN chase is a long chase A BIRD never flew on one wing A STILL tongue makes a wise head A BLEATING sheep loses a bite A STITCH in time saves nine A BLIND man's wife needs no paint A STREAM cannot rise above its source A BULLY is always a coward A SWARM in May is worth a load of hay; a swarm in June is worth a silver spoon; but a swarm in July is not worth a fly A BURNT child dreads the fire A TALE never loses in the telling A CARPENTER is known by his chips A TROUBLE shared is a trouble halved A CAT in gloves catches no mice A WATCHED pot never boils A CAT may look at a king A WHISTLING woman and a crowing hen are neither fit for God nor men A CHAIN is no stronger than its weakest link A WILFUL man must have his way A CHANGE is as good as a rest A WOMAN and a ship ever want mending A CHERRY year, a merry year; a plum year, a dumb year A WOMAN, a dog, and a walnut tree, the more you beat them the better they be A CIVIL question deserves a civil answer A WOMAN'S place is in the home A CREAKING door hangs longest A WOMAN'S work is never done A DEAF husband and a blind wife are always a happy couple A WORD to the wise is enough A DOG that will fetch a bone will carry a bone A YOUNG man married is a young man marred A DOOR must either be shut or open a-borrowing A DRIPPING June sets all in tune a-sorrowing A DROWNING man will clutch at a straw abhors A fair EXCHANGE is no robbery abroad A FAULT confessed is half redressed ABSENCE makes the heart grow fonder A FOOL and his money are soon parted absolute A FOOL at forty is a fool indeed abundance A FOOL may give a wise man counsel ACCIDENTS will happen (in the best-regulated families) A FRIEND in need is a friend indeed accumulate A GOLDEN key can open any door accuse A GOOD beginning makes a good ending accuser A GOOD horse cannot be of a bad colour acorn A GOOD Jack makes a good Jill ACTIONS speak louder than words A GREAT book is a great evil ADVENTURES are to the adventurous A GREEN Yule makes a fat churchyard ADVERSITY makes strange bedfellows A GUILTY conscience needs no accuser afraid A HOUSE divided cannot stand after A HUNGRY man is an angry man AFTER a storm comes a calm A KING'S chaff is worth more than other men's corn AFTER dinner rest a while, after supper walk a mile A LIAR ought to have a good memory Agamemnon A LIE is halfway round the world before the truth has got its boots on age A LITTLE knowledge is a dangerous thing agree A LITTLE pot is soon hot alive A LIVE dog is better than a dead lion all A MAN is as old as he feels, and a woman as old as she looks All CATS are grey in the dark A man is known by the COMPANY he keeps ALL good things must come to an end A man who is his own LAWYER has a fool for his client All is FISH that comes to the net A MISS is as good as a mile All is GRIST that comes to the mill A MONEYLESS man goes fast through the market All ROADS lead to Rome A MOUSE may help a lion All that GLITTERS is not gold A NOD'S as good as a wink to a blind horse ALL things are possible with God A PECK of March dust is worth a king's ransom ALL things come to those who wait A PENNY saved is a penny earned All WORK and no play makes Jack a dull boy A PLACE for everything, and everything in its place All's FAIR in love and war A POSTERN door makes a thief All's for the BEST in the best of all possible worlds A PROPHET is not without honour save in his own country All's WELL that ends well A REED before the wind lives on, while mighty oaks do fall alone A RISING tide lifts all boats alter A ROLLING stone gathers no moss always