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Examples of Proverbs 5


Examples of Proverbs 5. Proverbs are popular, memorable and wise sayings expressed in a brief and effective manner. Proverbs often advice about how to live your life. With Examples of Proverbs 5 lesson, learn the examples of common proverbs and their meanings! Use these famous proverbs in your writing and enhance your writing skills.

 

Proverb

Meaning

Let sleeping dogs lie Avoid interfering in a situation that is currently causing no problems
Make hay while the sun shines Make good use of an opportunity while it lasts
More haste, less speed You make better progress with a task if you don’t try to do it too quickly
No news is good news Without information to the contrary you can assume that all is well
Once bitten, twice shy An unpleasant experience induces caution
One good turn deserves another If someone does you a favour, you should take the chance to repay it
One man’s meat is another man’s poison Things liked or enjoyed by one person may be distasteful to another
Out of sight, out of mind You soon forget people or things that are no longer visible or present
Pride goes before a fall If you’re too conceited or self-important, something will happen to make you look foolish
Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander If one person is allowed to do something or to behave in a particular way, then another person must be allowed to do that thing or behave in that way, too
Set a thief to catch a thief Used to indicate that people will be dealt with strictly in the order in which they arrive or apply
Spare the rod and spoil the child If children are not physically punished when they do wrong their personal development will suffer
Still waters run deep A quiet or placid manner may conceal a passionate nature

Unity is strength

Sticking together is a source of strength
We never miss the water till the well runs dry People are not grateful for what they have until they lose it
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery Copying someone or something is an implicit way of paying them a compliment
Great oaks from little acorns grow Something of small or modest proportions may grow into something very large or impressive
Hunger is the best sauce Being hungry makes one less concerned about the taste of one’s food
Out of the frying pan into the fire From a bad situation to one that is worse
Speech is silver silence is golden Keeping one’s mouth shut is a great virtue

 
Hope you’ve learned some common proverbs with Examples of Proverbs 5. Also, click ‘Proverbs‘ to learn more examples of proverbs and do more proverb activities to practise proverbs more.