A proverb is a brief, simple, and popular saying, or a phrase that gives advice and effectively embodies a commonplace truth based on practical experience or common sense. … Some authors twist and bend proverbs, and create anti-proverbs to add literary effect to their works.

  1. “People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.”

(Do not criticize other people if you’re not perfect yourself.)

  1. “God helps those who help themselves.”

(Do not just wait for good things to happen to you. Work hard to achieve your goals.

  1. “Honesty is the best policy.”

(Do not lie.)

  1. “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.”

(Things we already have are more valuable than what we hope to get)

  1. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

(Howsoever big a task is, it starts with a small step)

  1. “All roads lead to Rome.”

(There are many different routes to the same goal.)

  1. “Always put your best foot forward.”

(Try as hard as you can or give your best)

  1. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”

(Eating an apple a day will keep you healthy).

  1. “An idle brain is the devil’s workshop.”

(If you’ve nothing to do, you’ll likely think of mischief).

     10. ” Don’t put the cart before the horse”.

         (Do things in proper order. ‘Horse before the cart’ is the proper)

    11. “Absence make the heart grow fonder”

        (Our love for the loved ones grows more with the distance)

     12. ” Accidents will happen in the best regulated families”

       ( Unforeseen can happen with anybody)


     13.  “Barking dogs seldom bite”.

    (People who appear threatening rarely can do harm)

    14. ” Clothes do not make the man”

   (A person’s character can’t be judged by his/ her clothing and outward            appearance)

    15.  ” Better to be poor and healthy rather than rich and sick”

    (Good health is more important than money)



   16.     ” Don’t bite off more than you can chew”.

(Don’t take more responsibility than you can handle).


    17. ” Cross the stream where it is shallowest”

   (To do things in the easiest possible way)

    18. ” Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.

  (Don’t act badly toward the person who has helped you or from whom you derive some benefits, for you may lose those benefits in future)

    19. ” Don’t judge a book by its cover”

   (Just like you can’t form an opinion of a book just by looking at its cover,    you can’t form an opinion about someone (or something) from their outward appearance)