Top 20 Famous American English Proverbs with their Meaning

What are proverbs ? Every culture has a collection of wise sayings that offer advice about how to live your life. These sayings are called “proverbs“.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

  1. Absence makes the heart grow fonder — Our love for the loved ones grows more with the distance.

  2. A picture is worth a thousand words — Pictures convey emotions and messages better than written or spoken explanations.

  3. Actions speak louder than words – What people do shows more about them than what they just say.

  4. There’s no place like home — Your own home is the most comfortable place to be.

  5. Good things come to those who wait — Be patient. Eventually something good will happen to you.

  6. A penny saved is a penny earned — Save your money. Saving money is just like making money.

  7. Necessity is the mother of invention — When you’re really in need, you think of creative solutions to your problems

  8. Better late than never — It’s best to do something on time. But if you can’t do it on time, do it late.

  9. You can’t judge a book by its cover — Things sometimes look different than they really are.

  10. God helps those who help themselves — Don’t just wait for good things to happen to you. Work hard to achieve your goals.

  11. Honesty is the best policy — Being truthful saves you from many problems. It is the best thing to do.

  12. Blood is thicker than water – Family relationship is stronger than others.

  13. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket — Have a backup plan. Don’t risk all of your money or time in one plan.

  14. Birds of a feather flock together — People like to spend time with others who are similar to them.

  15. Half a loaf is better than no bread – Be grateful for what you get rather than complaining for what you don’t have.

  16. Beggars can’t be choosers — If you’re asking for a favor from someone else, you have to take whatever they give you.

  17. You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours – If you help me, I’ll help you.

  18. There’s no such thing as a free lunch — Things that are offered for free always have a hidden cost.

  19. Don’t count your chickens before they hatch — Your plans might not work out, so don’t start thinking about what you’ll do after you succeed. Wait until you’ve already succeeded, and then you can think about what to do next.

  20. If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself — Don’t trust other people to do important things for you. You have to do things yourself to control the quality of the results.

Good Things Come To Those Who Wait


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