Grammar

50 Proverbs in English with Meaning and Sentences

50 Proverbs in English with Meaning and Sentences

Proverbs are old sayings that enclose a nugget of wisdom packed in some words. Speakers mostly utter proverbs while advising, imparting knowledge, teaching or reinforcing morals, relieving interpersonal tensions, making an argument, consoling and inspiring others, and creating crisp in their funny discussion. We have compiled the most common English proverbs used worldwide, including Pakistan, along with their meanings and how to use them in sentences. Visit our website to make your English sound better by using proverbs in your daily life conversation. 

Proverb

Sentence

Proverb

Blood is thicker than water

Meaning

Family relations are strongest

Sentence

Never ignore your blood relation because of your friends after all blood is thicker than water.

Proverb

It takes two to make a quarrel

Meaning

It’s the mistake of both parties whenever any issue starts, never blame only one party

Sentence

You must have done something wrong that’s why she is blaming you as it takes to two to make a quarrel

Proverb

Tit for tat

Meaning

Others will treat you in the same way as you do

Sentence

Remember the tit for tat rule before doing something wrong to someone.

Proverb

Do good have good

Meaning

If you treat others well, others will also treat you well

Sentence

If you want others to treat you well, treat them well. Do good, have good.

Proverb

Haste makes waste

Meaning

Doing something quickly makes more mistakes

Sentence

Don’t complete the project in a hurry because haste makes waste.

Proverb

Two hunts with one arrow

Meaning

To solve two issues at the same time in one go

Sentence

He is very clever, he always tries two hunts with one arrow.

Proverb

Union is strength

Meaning

Working in unity is more powerful

Sentence

It’s better to distribute larger projects among different people, union is strength.

Proverb

No one is a hero in his house

Meaning

People have no value in their home

Sentence

No matter how famous you are, no one is a hero in his house.

Proverb

A wish comes true

Meaning

To achieve what we dream of

Sentence

My paper is published, it’s just like a wish come true.

Proverb

More mouths will have more talks

Meaning

More people will talk more

Sentence

Don’t worry what others say, more mouths will have more talks

Proverb

The grass is always greener on the other side

Meaning

We always value something that is not in our excess

Sentence

Ahmad always thinks that grass is greener from the other side. He quit his job to get a job in another industry.

Proverb

Even the walls have ears

Meaning

Even if we think no one is listening still there maybe someone who is listening

Sentence

Please keep quiet, even the walls have ears.

Proverb

Casting pearls before swine

Meaning

To advise someone who doesn’t pay any heeds

Sentence

Don’t waste your time in advising him, it’s just like casting pearls before swine.

Proverb

Something is better than nothing

Meaning

It’s better to have something, instead of having nothing

Sentence

Please agree on the old bike, and don’t demand a new one; something is better than nothing.

Proverb

Prevention is better than cure

Meaning

Precautions are more powerful than treatment

Sentence

People run behind doctors, without even realizing that prevention is better than cure.

Proverb

To make a mountain of a molehill

Meaning

Exaggerating something

Sentence

People always make a mountain of a molehill without caring about others’ emotions.

Proverb

As long as there’s life there’s hope

Meaning

There is always a way out as long as we are alive

Sentence

Don’t worry about your injury, as long as there’s life there’s hope.

Proverb

Might is right

Meaning

Powerful person rules the world

Sentence

Unfortunately, the “might is right” rule is observed by all the higher authorities

Proverb

As you sow, so shall you reap

Meaning

The results of the future are the consequences of our present efforts

Sentence

Work hard unless you have to repent; as you sow, so shall you reap.

Proverb

Familiarity breeds contempt

Meaning

Visiting someone very often will decrease your value

Sentence

I don’t visit my sister very often because I know familiarity breeds contempt.

Proverb

Love is blind

Meaning

Whenever someone loves someone, he doesn’t care about anything

Sentence

He is jobless but she still loves him as the love is blind.

Proverb

Necessity is the mother of invention

Meaning

When you need something, you are forced to find a solution to it

Sentence

I realized the proverb “necessity is the mother of invention”, when I found a solution to mend my broken shoes on the road.

Proverb

Diamond cuts diamond

Meaning

Match can beat

Sentence

New Zealand and Pakistan’s match today is diamond cut diamond.

Proverb

To use available opportunity

Meaning

Take advantage of someone’s weakness

Sentence

Nowadays everyone tries to use available opportunity

Proverb

Traitors are the worst enemy

Meaning

Confidential give big loss

Sentence

Never tell your secrets even to your best friend because traitors are your worst enemy.

Proverb

Rod is the logic of a fool

Meaning

The obstinate don’t understand anything unless treated by rod

Sentence

No matter how politely you treat him, he will not listen to you because the rod is the logic of fools.

Proverb

To err is human

Meaning

To make mistake is human nature

Sentence

To err is human nature.

Proverb

A word to wise is enough

Meaning

A wise person can understand just by a clue

Sentence

You don’t have to explain everything in detail, a word to wise is enough

Proverb

To burn the candle at both ends

Meaning

To spend the money extravagantly

Sentence

The people who are born with a spoon in their mouth burn the candles at both ends

Proverb

A man is known by his company

Meaning

Your friend circle is the indication of your personality

Sentence

Always choose good friends because a man is known by his company

Proverb

Between the devil and the deep sea

Meaning

You are in a difficult situation and you have to choose an option from two unpleasant options

Sentence

I don’t have money and I can’t work because of my studies so I am between the devil and the sea about what to do.

Proverb

Where there is a will there is a way

Meaning

If you want something; Allah will make a way for you

Sentence

Don’t give up your research work; and don’t lose hope, where there is a will there’s away.

Proverb

Truth fears no examination

Meaning

A truthful person is not afraid of anything

Sentence

Don’t worry he is not telling a lie and truth fears no examination.

Proverb

Honesty is the best policy

Meaning

Honesty always pays you back

Sentence

Always be honest in your daily matter because honesty is the best policy

Proverb

There is something wrong with the bottom

Meaning

To seek for the hidden reason behind something

Sentence

Why is she treating me well out of a sudden, there is something wrong in the bottom

Proverb

Society molds man

Meaning

A person learns or expresses himself according to his environment

Sentence

Don’t allow your kids to play with naughty kids because society molds man

Proverb

All that glitter is not gold

Meaning

Everything that seems attractive is not always good

Sentence

I advised him to choose the freelancing projects wisely since all that glitter is not gold.

Proverb

Love begets love

Meaning

Love pays you back

Sentence

Women should treat their husbands politely because love begets love

Proverb

Pride hath a fall

Meaning

People who show off fails mostly

Sentence

Don’t show off your wealth; pride hath a fall

Proverb

Greed is curse

Meaning

Greed is not good

Sentence

Be content on less, greed is a curse.

Proverb

A bad workman always quarrels with his tools

Meaning

Inexperienced person blames sources

Sentence

He doesn’t know driving and blames his car, A bad workman always quarrels with his tools

Proverb

Beauty requires no paint

Meaning

Beautiful people don’t have to makeup

Sentence

No need to do heavy makeup; you always look nice; beauty requires no paint

Proverb

Expect no good in return

Meaning

Help others but don’t expect it in return and don’t let others know

Sentence

Expect no good in return if you help anyone

Proverb

A stitch in time saves nine

Meaning

It’s better to solve an issue in the beginning until it get worse

Sentence

Study hard unless you have to repent, a stitch in time saves nine

Proverb

An uninvited guest is never welcomed

Meaning

Intrusion into someone’s privacy

Sentence

It’s always necessary to keep yourself at a distance from your friend’s privacy; an uninvited guest is never welcomed

Proverb

If Allah wills not, no one can harm

Meaning

No one can harm you unless it’s in your luck

Sentence

Don’t worry about your enemies’ awful intentions; if Allah wills not no one can harm you

Proverb

Rubbing salt on one’s wounds

Meaning

Making the difficult situation worse for someone

Sentence

Please keep quiet; I am already worried, don’t rub salt on my wounds

Proverb

Grapes are sour

Meaning

People are used to hating something they can’t get

Sentence

Because she can’t pass the CSS; she doesn’t like CSS, grapes are sour

Proverb

To go about the same beaten path

Meaning

To follow the majority does not matter it’s wrong

Sentence

One of the major drawbacks of our society is; we always go about the same beaten path

Proverb

Self-praise is not a recommendation

Meaning

To admire yourself is not good

Sentence

You can test my expertise; I don’t want to show off; as self-praise is not a recommendation

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