English Rhyming Proverbs – Part I

These English Rhyming Proverbs are taken from “Dictionary of English Proverbs, Sayings and Idioms in Russian, Kazakh and German” by Sakina Akmetova, published by Mektel in Almaty, Kazakhstan 2009.

“A hedge between keeps friendship green.”

“After dinner rest a while, after supper walk a mile.”

“All the wisdom you gain, you will pay for in pain.”

“As the fool thinks, so the bell clinks” [Latin – Quod valde volumnus facile credimus]

“A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds.” (Shakespeare)

“Good words without deeds are rushes and reeds.” Similar to “Deeds are fruits, words are leaves.”

“If ifs and ans were pots and pans, there’d be no trade for the tinker’s hand.”

“Men may meet, but mountains never greet.”

“Money spent on the brain is never spent in vain.”

“Some are wise And some are otherwise.” Or Ben Franklin wrote:

“Some are Weatherwise, some are otherwise.”

“The morning to the mountain, the evening to the fountain.”

“The feet are slow when the head wears snow.”

Fun proverbs to say (not rhyming)

“As sure as eggs is eggs” (done deal, or as sure as God created little green apples)

“He that hatches matches hatches catches.”

“Don’t trouble trouble until trouble troubles you.”

“Every little makes a mickle.” OR “Many a little makes a mickle.” Irish

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