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English Proverbs and Quotes

An English Proverb is a traditional and straightforward saying that expresses a truth based on common sense or experience. Some English proverbs exist in more than one language because people share with cultures similar to theirs. The popularity of English proverbs is due to the universality of their meaning and because most people can relate to them in some way and on some level.

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“The pen is mightier than the sword.”

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“When in Rome, do as the Romans.”

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“Absence makes the heart grow fonder.”

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“A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.”

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“A bad workman always blames his tools.”

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“Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.”

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“Discretion is the greater part of valour.”

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“People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.”

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“No man is an island.”

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“A stumble may prevent a fall.”

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“A fool and his money are soon parted.”

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“If you want to be happy for a year, plant a garden; If you want to be happy for life, plant a tree.”

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“Death is a shadow that always follows the body.”

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

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“A cat has nine lives.”

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“Actions speak louder than words.”

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“A drowning man will clutch at a straw.”

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English Proverbs have played an important role in different types of literary works. The most critical function of Proverbs is to help the audience to reflect on their experience.

Beyond folk traditions, the Proverbs from Bible and other religious sources are rooted in a tradition of wisdom that raises questions of values, moral behaviour, the meaning of human life, and right conduct. They often contain advice and wisdom.

Flag of England

The flag of England is derived from Saint George’s Cross. The red cross as an emblem of England can be traced back to the Middle Ages, and it was used as a component in the design of the Union Flag in 1606. Since the 1990s it has been in increasingly wide use, particularly at national sporting events.

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  • Country:        England
  • Language:     English
  • Capital:          London
  • Population    55 million
  • Religion:        Church of England
  • Demonym:    English
  • State:             United Kingdom

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“When the sword of rebellion is drawn, the sheath should be thrown away.”
– English Proverb

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