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Common Sayings & Proverbs

The following is a compilation of common wisdom passed down throughout the ages. Currently the database has over 2,300 entries, with new items being added daily. If you would like to see a proverb added, please contact us.

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"Nature abhors a vacuum."

"Nature will come through the claws, and the hound will follow the hare."

"Nature, time, and patience are three great physicians."

"Necessity is the mother of invention."

"Needs must when the devil drives."

"Neighbours bring comfort in adversity but only envy in success."

"Never ask a fox to mind the hens."

"Never be afraid to sit awhile and think."

"Never buy bread from a butcher."

"Never call a Kerry man a fool until you're sure he's not a rogue."

"Never choose bedlinen or a wife by candlelight."

"Never eat an oyster unless there is an R in the month."

"Never give cherries to pigs or advice to fools."

"Never go to bed on an argument."

"Never judge a book by its cover."

"Never judge by appearences."

"Never judge from appearances alone."

"Never judge someone until you have travelled a mile in their shoes."

"Never let the right hand know what the left hand is doing."

"Never look a gift horse in the mouth."

"Never make a mountain out of a molehill--the mountain will arrive soon enough."

"Never murder a man who is committing suicide."

"Never play leapfrog with a unicorn."

"Never praise your son-in-law until the year is out."

"Never put off til tomorrow what you can do today."

"Never put off tomorrow what you can do today."

"Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today."

"Never put your tongue on an iceberg."

"Never rub your eye with anything but your elbow."

"Never say die."

"Never say never."

"Never sleep with a stranger or borrow from a neighbour."

"Never speak ill of the dead ."

"Never speak ill of the dead."

"Never speak to the feet while the head is alive."

"Never stand on the tail of a hedgehog after midnight."

"Never the twain shall meet."

"Never too late to learn."

"Never too late to repent."

"Never too old to learn."

"Never trouble trouble 'til trouble troubles you."

"Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you."

"Never trust a spiteful man."

"Night is the mother of counsel."

"No crowd ever waited at the gates of patience."

"No cure, no pay."

"No dealing with a revengeful man."

"No forcing the sea"

"No good building without a good foundation."

"No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness."

"No man better knows what good is than he who has endured evil."

"No man can serve two masters."

"No man is a hero to his valet."

"No man is an island."

"No man is content with his lot."

"No man is indispensable."

"No man is wise at all times."

"No matter how bad the child, he's still good for a tax deduction."

"No matter how long a log stays in the water it does not become a crocodile."

"No matter how often a pitcher goes to the water it is broken in the end"

"No matter how tall your grandfather was, you have to do your own growing."

"No matter sharp it is, the knife will never cut it's own handle."

"No matter who succeeds or fails, the peacemaker will always suffer."

"No money, no justice."

"No need to cry over spilled milk."

"No news is good news."

"No news is no news."

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."

"No one grows old by living; only by losing interest in living."

"No one is expected to achieve the impossible."

"No pain, no gain."

"No rearing, no manners."

"No rest for the wicked."

"No river can return to its source, yet all rivers must have a beginning."

"No snowflake ever falls in the wrong place."

"No stopping the force of a going wheel by hand."

"No tree but has rotten wood enough to burn it"

"No wind, no waves."

"No-one is ever poor who has the sight of his eyes and the use of his feet. A poor man never yet lost his property"

"Nobody ever bought peace but the man who hadn't got it."

"Nobody leaves us, we only leave others."

"None but the brave deserve the fair."

"None but the wearer knows where the shoe pinches."

"None so deaf as those who will not hear."

"Not to know is bad; not to wish to know is worse."

"Nothing is certain but death and taxes."

"Nothing is interesting if you are not interested."

"Nothing seems expensive on credit."

"Nothing succeeds like success."

"Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."

"Nothing ventured, nothing gained."

"Nothing's certain but death and taxes."

"Now we have doors so we can hide."

Total Proverbs: 93

All Proverbs in Database: 2309

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