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 noneA SHORT horse is soon curried
A BAD penny always turns upA SHUT mouth catches no flies
A BAD workman blames his toolsA SLICE off a cut loaf isn't missed
A BARKING dog never bitesA SOFT answer turneth away wrath
A BELLOWING cow soon forgets her calfA SOW may whistle, though it has an ill mouth for it
A BIRD in the hand is worth two in the bushA STERN chase is a long chase
A BIRD never flew on one wingA STILL tongue makes a wise head
A BLEATING sheep loses a biteA STITCH in time saves nine
A BLIND man's wife needs no paintA STREAM cannot rise above its source
A BULLY is always a cowardA 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 fireA TALE never loses in the telling
A CARPENTER is known by his chipsA TROUBLE shared is a trouble halved
A CAT in gloves catches no miceA WATCHED pot never boils
A CAT may look at a kingA WHISTLING woman and a crowing hen are neither fit for God nor men
A CHAIN is no stronger than its weakest linkA WILFUL man must have his way
A CHANGE is as good as a restA WOMAN and a ship ever want mending
A CHERRY year, a merry year; a plum year, a dumb yearA WOMAN, a dog, and a walnut tree, the more you beat them the better they be
A CIVIL question deserves a civil answerA WOMAN'S place is in the home
A CREAKING door hangs longestA WOMAN'S work is never done
A DEAF husband and a blind wife are always a happy coupleA WORD to the wise is enough
A DOG that will fetch a bone will carry a boneA YOUNG man married is a young man marred
A DOOR must either be shut or opena-borrowing
A DRIPPING June sets all in tunea-sorrowing
A DROWNING man will clutch at a strawabhors
A fair EXCHANGE is no robberyabroad
A FAULT confessed is half redressedABSENCE makes the heart grow fonder
A FOOL and his money are soon partedabsolute
A FOOL at forty is a fool indeedabundance
A FOOL may give a wise man counselACCIDENTS will happen (in the best-regulated families)
A FRIEND in need is a friend indeedaccumulate
A GOLDEN key can open any dooraccuse
A GOOD beginning makes a good endingaccuser
A GOOD horse cannot be of a bad colouracorn
A GOOD Jack makes a good JillACTIONS speak louder than words
A GREAT book is a great evilADVENTURES are to the adventurous
A GREEN Yule makes a fat churchyardADVERSITY makes strange bedfellows
A GUILTY conscience needs no accuserafraid
A HOUSE divided cannot standafter
A HUNGRY man is an angry manAFTER a storm comes a calm
A KING'S chaff is worth more than other men's cornAFTER dinner rest a while, after supper walk a mile
A LIAR ought to have a good memoryAgamemnon
A LIE is halfway round the world before the truth has got its boots onage
A LITTLE knowledge is a dangerous thingagree
A LITTLE pot is soon hotalive
A LIVE dog is better than a dead lionall
A MAN is as old as he feels, and a woman as old as she looksAll CATS are grey in the dark
A man is known by the COMPANY he keepsALL good things must come to an end
A man who is his own LAWYER has a fool for his clientAll is FISH that comes to the net
A MISS is as good as a mileAll is GRIST that comes to the mill
A MONEYLESS man goes fast through the marketAll ROADS lead to Rome
A MOUSE may help a lionAll that GLITTERS is not gold
A NOD'S as good as a wink to a blind horseALL things are possible with God
A PECK of March dust is worth a king's ransomALL things come to those who wait
A PENNY saved is a penny earnedAll WORK and no play makes Jack a dull boy
A PLACE for everything, and everything in its placeAll's FAIR in love and war
A POSTERN door makes a thiefAll's for the BEST in the best of all possible worlds
A PROPHET is not without honour save in his own countryAll's WELL that ends well
A REED before the wind lives on, while mighty oaks do fallalone
A RISING tide lifts all boatsalter
A ROLLING stone gathers no mossalways