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No news is good news.

Where there’s a will there’s a way.

You cannot get blood from a stone.

Any port in a storm.

Facts are stubborn things.

Give credit where credit is due.

It never rains but it pours.

Waste not, want not.

The best things come in small packages.

A chain is no stronger than its weakest link.

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

Discretion is the better part of valour.

The customer is always right.

He who can does, he who cannot, teaches.

Never too old to learn.

Better late than never.

The tree is known by its fruit.

What can’t be cured must be endured.

New brooms sweep clean.

One man’s loss is another man’s gain.

Let well alone.

Forewarned is forearmed.

Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Time is a great healer.

Never look a gift horse in the mouth.

There is a time and place for everything.

If you run after two hares you will catch neither.

The early bird catches the worm.

Easy come, easy go.

Attack is the best form of defence.

United we stand, divided we fall.

Variety is the spice of life.

Better the devil you know than the devil you don't know.

Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.

Procrastination is the thief of time.

Two wrongs don’t make a right.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Blood is thicker than water.

Do not meet troubles half-way.

Fight fire with fire.

It is the last straw that breaks the camel’s back.

Give a man rope enough and he will hang himself.

The going gets tough, the tough get going.

No pain, no gain.

The going gets tough, the tough get going.

You can’t tell a book by its cover.

Empty vessels make the most sound.

The more you get the more you want.

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.

If you want peace, you must prepare for war.

If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.

Let the buyer beware.

The leopard does not change his spots.

A friend in need is a friend in deed.

Let sleeping dogs lie.

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

Work expands so as to fill the time available.

Don't cut off your nose to spite your face.

A drowning man will clutch at a straw.

He that cannot obey cannot command.

What the eye doesn’t see, the heart doesn’t grieve over.

One half of the world does not know how the other half lives.

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

It is easy to be wise after the event.

Nothing venture, nothing gain.

Actions speak louder than words.

Memorable Proverbs

Beauty is only skin deep.

The darkest hour is just before dawn.

It is no use crying over spilt milk.

Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

Honesty is the best policy.

It is best to be on the safe side.

The last drop makes the cup run over.

Never let the sun go down on your anger.

Prevention is better than cure.

Insightful Proverbs cards

Seeing is believing.

Don’t just tell me you’re going to change. Do it! Actions speak louder than words.

There is safety in numbers.

You never miss the water till the well runs dry.

Ask no questions and hear no lies.

Good fences make good neighbours.

Throw dirt enough, and some will stick.
He who lives by the sword dies by the sword.
In for a penny, in for a pound.
When the cat’s away, the mice will play.
Adversity makes strange bedfellows.
Those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

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