15th Century English Proverbs
All good things must come to an
As you sow, so you reap.
A bird in the hand is worth two
in the bush.
Children should be seen and not
Clothes make the man.
Comparisons are odious.
Don't throw out your dirty water
until you get in fresh.
Do right and fear no man.
Do unto others as you would they
should do unto you.
Dreams go by contraries.
Early to bed and early to rise,
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Empty vessels make the most sound.
Evil communications corrupt good
Example is better than precept.
Familiarity breeds contempt.
Hasty climbers have sudden falls.
He that goes a borrowing, goes
He that has an ill name is half
Hear all, see all, say nowt, tak'all,
keep all, gie not, and if tha ever does owt for nowt do it for thysen.
Hunger drives the wolf out of the
Idleness is the root of all evil.
If the sky falls we shall catch
Ignorance of the law is no excuse
for breaking it.
Ill weeds grow apace.
Judge not, that ye be not judged.
Least said, soonest mended.
Lend your money and lose your friend.
Like will to like.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
Man proposes, God disposes.
Money is the root of all evil.
Much cry and little wool.
Near is my kirtle, but nearer is
Needs must when the devil drives.
No one should be judge in his own
One good turn deserves another.
Physician, heal thyself.
A postern door makes a thief.
A prophet is not without honour
save in his own country.
Save us from our friends.
Still waters run deep.
There is a remedy for everything
Things past cannot be recalled.
Those who hide can find.
Truth will out.
The voice of the people is the
voice of God.
Well begun is half done.
What everybody says must be true.
Whats bred in the bone will
come out in the flesh.
Whats done cannot be undone.
What you have, hold.
You can have too much of a good
You can only die once.
You cant please everyone.
You cannot catch old birds with
You cannot run with the hare and
hunt with the hounds.
Young saint, old devil.
NOTE: Some of this information can be found in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations
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