Old English Sayings

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

Actions speak louder than words.

All’s fair in love and war.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Better late than never.

Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.

Don’t judge a book by its cover.

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

Every cloud has a silver lining.

Every dog has its day.

Familiarity breeds contempt.

Fortune favors the bold.

Good things come to those who wait.

Haste makes waste.

Home is where the heart is.

Honesty is the best policy.

If the shoe fits, wear it.

It’s always darkest before the dawn.

Laughter is the best medicine.

Make hay while the sun shines.

No man is an island.

Out of sight, out of mind.

Patience is a virtue.

Practice makes perfect.

Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Slow and steady wins the race.

The early bird catches the worm.

The grass is always greener on the other side.

The squeaky wheel gets the grease.

There’s no smoke without fire.

Time heals all wounds.

When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs.

You can’t please everyone.

You reap what you sow.

A watched pot never boils.

A stitch in time saves nine.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

As fit as a fiddle.

Barking up the wrong tree.

Behind every great man, there is a great woman.

Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door.

Charity begins at home.

Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.

Every man has his price.

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