Popular Sayings or Proverbs in English

We use countless popular sayings in our daily lives. In the English language they also exist and it is really fun to learn them.

We have some popular proverb or popular saying here in Brazil that are similar that they also have in English, with the same meaning, but with the completely different spelling. But if you just take a look in some of them you’ll think that its has nothing with the same corresponding proverb from the Brazilian one, because of their different way to do the link with the meaning and the words they use for express it./ We have some proverbs or popular sayings here in Brazil that are similar to those that also exist in English, with the same meaning, but with completely different writing. However, if you just take a look at some of them you will think that they have nothing in common with Brazilian proverbs, due to their distinct ways of linking words to the final meaning that leads to expressing them.

We make a list of some knowing Proverbs for you check and learn a little more about this popular saying universe in English: / We made a list with some well-known sayings for you to check and learn a little more about the universe of popular sayings in English:

Scratch my back I will scratch yours.
One hand washes the other.

First appearances are often deceiving.
Appearances are deceiving.

Little by little the bird builds its nest.
Grain by grain the hen fills her belly.

A word to the wise is enough.
For the good connoisseur, half a word is enough.

The early bird catches the worm.
The early bird catches the worm.

Make a storm in a teacup.
Storm in a glass of water.

After the storm comes a calm.
After the storm comes the calm

Better late than never.
Better late than never.

The grass is always greener on the other side.
The neighbor’s grass is always greener.

He who laughs last, laughs best.
Who laughs last laughs best.

Not all that glitters is gold.
Not everything that shines is gold.

It’s raining cats and dogs.
Raining pocketknives.

Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else.
Pepper in the eyes of others is refreshment.

To pretend you have nothing to do with it.
Give him a little armless joão.

All good things must come to an end.
Everything good is short-lived.

Among the blind a one-eyed man is king.
In the land of the blind, who has an eye is king.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Better safe than sorry.

As the twig is bent, so is the tree inclined.
A stick that is born crooked never straightens.

Barking dogs seldom bite.
Barking dog doesn’t bite.

Do not judge by appearances.
Don’t judge by appearances.

Looks can be deceiving.
Appearances are deceiving.

Good things come in small packages.
The best perfumes are in the smallest bottles.

Good things come to those who wait.
Whoever believes always achieves.

Haste is the enemy of perfection.
Haste is the enemy of perfection.

The road to success is paved with failure.
It is by making mistakes that you learn.

The squeaky wheel gets the grease.
Who does not cry does not breast.

There’s no smoke without fire.
Where there’s smoke there’s fire.

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