Popular Proverbs in English for everyone

There are countless proverbs, we have listed the most popular English proverbs. Proverbs are also known as sayings. Proverbs give life advice. Every language and culture has its own proverbs or saying, and many proverbs exist in more than one language. It is essential not to miss any of the words in proverbs because the real meaning of prover can be lost if even one word is changed or left out. This is the extensive list of the most popular English proverbs for everyone, includes descriptions and examples and is meant to improve English vocabulary and English cultural knowledge.

List of the most popular English proverbs

  1. Rome wasn’t built in a day: Time is needed to do great or important things. This proverb stands appropriate in today’s era. The true meaning nothing great comes without hard work and time dedication. To achieve success in life, one needs to work hard. Then only dreams can come to reality.
  2. Don’t cry over spilt milk: Don’t get upset about something that has already happened and cannot be undone.
  3. People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones. One should not criticize other people for their faults if he has faults too – and everyone should.
  4. A stitch in time saves nine: Solving a problem right in time will stop it from becoming a much bigger one later on. For example- Wiseman always stitches in time and saves nine.
  5. Many hands make light work: In this proverb “many hands” means “Many People” and “light work” means “easy work”.  The general meaning of this proverb is when many people work together to accomplish a difficult task, even the difficult task becomes light or easy. In other words, if many people work together, they can do any work easily and can complete it more quickly. Example– Our boss assigned a big work to us but because our team has many hands we made it light work.
  6. Honesty is the best policy: Indeed honesty is the best policy. Because being honest makes someone stay away from a lot of trouble. One who is honest needs not say many lies in order to hide the truth. So, it is always best, to be honest, and tell the truth. By doing so, you will win the trust and respect of others and lead a good life.
  7. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence: It is the human tendency that the life of other people always seems better, happier, and more successful than us which may not be always true. Because we do not have any idea of what exactly their real-life situation of them is. and do not know what situation other people must be going through, but we feel that others’ life is better even though our life is better than theirs. That is why we say, “The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence”.
  8. An apple a day keeps the doctor away: In this proverb, the apple is a symbol of healthy foods and proper nutrition. Since the apple is rich in vitamin C – which is vital to our health – this proverb means that eating an apple every day provides good nutrition and keeps us fit for which we need not visit the doctor. Example: Switch from chips to apples for your snack because an apple a day keeps the doctor away.
  9. Where there’s a will, there’s a way: If you are determined enough, you can find a way to achieve what you want, even though it is difficult. Example: He had few resources to start his business, but he made the idea to start it from a small business and made it big. That is why people say, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”
  10. A journey of thousand miles begins with a single step: However big a task may be, it starts with a small step. Example: I felt I would not able to write a book, but I started writing a few paragraphs every day then a page. In the end, I finished writing the book and could able to publish it. It becomes possible that was initially impossible for me, after all, a journey of thousand miles begins with a single step.
  11. Fortune favours the brave: People who are brave and who take risks are more successful than people who do things safely all the time. For example- “ I did not dare to take any risk, so, I did not invest money in the stock markets whereas my friend is brave enough who invested money and also got a lot of profit this year. Indeed it is rightly said, “Fortune favours the brave.”
  12. There is no time like the present: The best time to do something is right now. So, act now. For example, one should not wait until New Year or a good day to change his bad habits. Because, there’s no time like the present.
  13. More Provers will be added soon

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