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Stanley E. Anderson's Probable Proverbs ONLINE

(Traditional and Biblical)

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Necessity is the mother of invention.

You can't judge a book by its cover.

You are what you eat.

All's fair in love and war.

All's well that ends well.

Don't burn your bridges.

Wake up and smell the coffee.

Look before you leap.

Six of one, a half-dozen of the other.

Killing two birds with one stone.

Clothes make the man.

The bigger they are, the harder they fall.

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names shall never hurt me.

People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

All that glitters is not gold.

Strike while the iron is hot.

Appearances can be deceiving.

Stop and smell the roses.

Too many cooks spoil the broth.

Don't cry over spilt milk.

One bird in your hand is better than ten on the roof (Danish version from Rasmus Pagh).

Brains before beauty

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

Murder will out.

Marry in haste; repent at leisure.

Loose lips sink ships.

Beggars can't be choosers.

Kicking a dead horse

Spread the table and contention will cease.

A case of the pot calling the kettle black.

Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

He who hesitates is lost.

A rolling stone gathers no moss.

Last but not least

A saint abroad and a devil at home

Out of the frying pan, into the fire.

A stitch in time saves nine.

Don't count your chickens before they hatch.

The early bird catches the worm.

No man is an island.

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