A Stitch In Time Saves Nine

This is a desktop toy for generating inspiration… alleviating boredom… annoying my daughter etc…


One swallow doesn't make a summer

The PCB is the one I use for the VFD Approximate Clock made by Olimex with the clock components omitted and the software pared to a minimum to keep as much flash as possible for the storage of the proverbs. The features are:


Knowledge is power

The is the approximate clock schematic but marked up to show the components that are omitted for this design.

The two jumpers (JP1 and JP2) are used in this design and you can optionally fit a push button (JP4 in the schematic above); usage is as follows:


We must all eat a peck of dirt before we die

The software was written entirely using C and compiled using the CodeVisionAVR version 2 compiler. The complete source code is available for downloaded here. Beware - C purists beware that my C is perhaps a bit idiosyncratic but I like it. However, I hope you will find the code well commented. I have included the required libraries and you may have to play with the various paths to suit your individual set up. This zip file includes the required fuse settings and compilled hex files.

To maximise the number of proverbs in the generator I use Huffman compression to first compress the proverb text using a console application written in C using the free Microsoft 2008 Express Edition. Huffman compression reduces the 27639 bytes of proverb text to 14745 bytes plus a short decompression tree (which has a destination in eeprom so as not to consume flash); a compression of nearly 50%. The proverbs, proverb compression software and compiled console application can be downloaded here.


No one should be judge in his own cause

The board has sat on my desk displaying random proverbs for a few months now and has attracted good comment from all that have seen it. Sometimes the proverbs can be inspiring (but only sometimes).

My camera is not brilliant; in practice the display looks a lot better than this.


Hang a thief when he's young, and he'll no' steal when he's old

This is a reduced parts list from the approx clock pro-board. Refer to the notes there for source information.

Parts List
Parts Value Farnell Code Rapid Code Digi-Key Code Mouser Code Dimensions
C1, C12-C15
(see note 2)
10n
ceramic
08-0232 399-4150-ND 594-K103M15X7RF53H6 2.5mm leg spacing
C2, C10 1u 63V
radial electrolytic
11-0205 P13468-ND 140-XRL63V1.0-RC 2 mm lead spacing
5mm can diameter
C3-C6
(see note 1)
47u 35V
radial electrolytic
11-0345 P11232-ND 647-UPB1V470MED 2.5 mm lead spacing
6.3 mm can diameter
C7
(see note 1)
100u 35V
radial electrolytic
11-0350 P10294-ND 647-URZ1V101MPD1TA 3.5 mm lead spacing
8 mm can diameter
C8 1000u 35V
radial electrolytic
11-0760 P10305-ND 647-UVZ1V102MHD 5 mm lead spacing
13 mm can diameter
C9 1000u 10V
radial electrolytic
11-0315 P10225-ND 647-UVZ1A102MPD 5 mm lead spacing
10 mm can diameter
C16,C17,C19 100n polyester 10-3260 495-2465-ND 80-R82DC3100AA50M 5mm lead spacing
C20, C21 22p ceramic 08-0046 495-1004-1-ND 140-50N2-220J-RC 2.5 mm lead spacing
L1 220 uH
radial minature
88-1037 811-1316-ND 580-18R224C 7.2 mm lead spacing
13 mm diameter
D1 - D5
(see note 1)
SB160 47-5316 MBR160-ND 863-MBR160G
D6
(see note 5)
IN4001 47-3130 1N4001GDICT-ND 583-1N4001-B
D7 IN5820 47-2546 1N5820-TPMSCT-ND 844-1N5820
IC1
(see note 3)
LM2576-5 1564682 82-0664 LM2576T-5.0-ND 863-LM2576T-005G
IC2 LM9022 (SMD) 1286933 LM9022M-ND
IC4 ATMEGA168-20 9171207 73-4276 ATMEGA168-20PU-ND 556-ATMEGA168-20PU
IC5-8
(see note 2)
A6810 1193489 620-1092-ND
Q2 20MHz crystal
HC49U
1469646 90-1084 300-8507-ND 695-HC49US-20-U
R1, R6 10k 0.25W carbon 63-2344 10KQBK-ND 291-10K-RC
X1 VFD see above
4 off
(see note 2)
DIL18 sockets 22-0165 ED3318-ND 535-18-3518-10
1 off DIL28-3 socket 22-0175 ED3328-ND 535-28-3518-10
JP1, JP2 pin header jumper
J2
ISP connector
6 way
(see note 4)

Notes:

  1. If a 24VDC power supply is used then D1 - D5, C3 - C7 can be omitted. JP3 must be set accordingly.
  2. The current software version does not address the dot or comma display so IC8 and C15 can be omitted (it would not hurt to fit the socket and C15 as a low cost compromise).
  3. DC input voltage can be anywhere in the range 12 VDC to 40VDC, higher if the high voltage version of IC1 is used.
  4. ISP connector is arranged as a standard Atmel 6 pin - pins 1 and 6 are marked for correct orientation.
  5. This diode is for accidental reverse polarity protection and is not intended as a rectifier.

Variety is the spice of life

Here is my list of proverbs in simple alphabetical order - enjoy

A BAD EXCUSE IS BETTER THAN NONE
A BAD PENNY ALWAYS TURNS UP
A BAD WORKMAN BLAMES HIS TOOLS
A BARKING DOG NEVER BITES
A BELLOWING COW SOON FORGETS HER CALF
A BIRD IN THE HAND IS WORTH TWO IN THE BUSH
A BIRD NEVER FLEW ON ONE WING
A BLEATING SHEEP LOOSES A BITE
A BLIND MAN'S WIFE NEEDS NO PAINT
A BULLY IS ALWAYS A COWARD
A BURNT CHILD DREADS THE FIRE
A CAT IN GLOVES CATCHES NO MICE
A CAT MAY LOOK AT THE KING
A CHANGE IS AS GOOD AS A REST
A CHAIN IS NO STRONGER THAN ITS WEAKEST LINK
A CHERRY YEAR, A MERRY YEAR; A PLUM YEAR, A DUMB YEAR
A CONTENTED MIND IS A PERPETUAL FEAST
A CREAKING GATE HANGS LONG
A DEAF HUSBAND AND A BLIND WIFE ARE ALWAYS A HAPPY COUPLE
A DOG THAT WILL FETCH A BONE WILL CARRY A BONE
A DRIPPING JUNE SETS ALL IN TUNE
A DOOR MUST BE EITHER SHUT OR OPEN
A DROWNING MAN WILL CLUTCH AT A STRAW
A FAIR EXCHANGE IS NO ROBBERY
A FAULT CONFESSED IS HALF REDRESSED
A FOOL AND HIS MONEY ARE SOON PARTED
A FOOL AT FORTY IS A FOOL INDEED
A FOOL MAY GIVE A WISE MAN COUNCIL
A FOX SMELLS ITS OWN LAIR FIRST
A FRIEND IN NEED IS A FRIEND INDEED
A GOLDEN KEY CAN OPEN ANY DOOR
A GOOD BEGINNING MAKES A GOOD ENDING
A GOOD CONSCIENCE IS A SOFT PILLOW
A GOOD HORSE CANNOT BE OF A BAD COLOUR
A GOOD JACK MAKES A GOOD JILL
A GOOD MAN IN AN EVIL SOCIETY SEEMS THE GREATEST VILLAIN OF ALL
A GOOD SURGEON HAS AN EAGLE'S EYE, A LION'S HEART, AND A LADY'S HAND
A GREAT BOOK IS A GREAT EVIL
A GREEN YULE MAKE A FAT CHURCHYARD
A GUILTY CONSCIENCE NEEDS NO ACCUSER
A HOUSE DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF CANNOT STAND
A HUNGRY MAN IS AN ANGRY MAN
A JACK OF ALL TRADES IS MASTER OF NONE
A LIAR OUGHT TO HAVE A GOOD MEMORY
A LIE HAS NO LEGS
A LITTLE IS BETTER THAN NONE
A LITTLE LEARNING IS A DANGEROUS THING
A MAN IS AS OLD AS HE FEELS
A MAN IS KNOWN BY THE COMPANY HE KEEPS
A MERRY HEART MAKES A LONG LIFE
A MISS IS AS GOOD AS A MILE
A PENNY SAVED IS A PENNY EARNED
A PERSON IS KNOWN BY THE COMPANY HE KEEPS
A RAGGED COAT MAY COVER AN HONEST MAN
A REED BEFORE THE WIND LIVES ON, WHILE MIGHTY OAKS DO FALL
A ROLLING STONE GATHERS NO MOSS
A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME WOULD SMELL SO SWEET
A SHORT HORSE IS SOON CURRIED
A SLICE OFF A CUT LOAF ISN'T MISSED
A SOFT ANSWER TURNETH AWAY WRATH
A SOUND MIND IN A SOUND BODY
A SOW MAY WHISTLE, THOUGH IT HAS AN ILL MOUTH FOR IT
A STERN CHASE IS A LONG CHASE
A STILL TONGUE MAKES A WISE HEAD
A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE
A STREAM CANNOT RISE ABOVE ITS SOURCE
A THING OF BEAUTY IS A JOY FOR EVER
A TROUBLE SHARED IS A TROUBLE HALVED
A WOMAN'S WORK IS NEVER DONE
A WOMAN, A DOG, AND A WALNUT TREE, THE MORE YOU BEAT THEM THE BETTER THEY BE
A WOMAN AND A SHIP EVER WANT MENDING
A WORD SPOKEN IS PAST RECALLING
A WORD TO THE WISE IS ENOUGH
ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART GROW FONDER
ACCIDENTS WILL HAPPEN
ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS
ADAM'S ALE IS THE BEST BREW
ADVENTURES ARE TO THE ADVENTUROUS
ADVERSITY MAKES STRANGE BEDFELLOWS
ADVICE WHEN MOST NEEDED IS LEAST HEEDED
AFTER A STORM COMES A CALM
AFTER DINNER SIT A WHILE, AFTER SUPPER WALK A MILE
ALL CATS ARE GREY IN THE DARK
ALL FLOWERS ARE NOT IN ONE GARLAND
ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO AN END
ALL IS FISH THAT COMES TO THE NET
ALL IS GRIST THAT COMES TO THE MILL
ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME
ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD
ALL THINGS COME TO HIM WHO WAITS
ALL THINGS MUST COME TO AN END
ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY
ALL'S FOR THE BEST IN THE BEST OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS
ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL
ALL'S FAIR IN LOVE AND WAR
ALWAYS LOOK AT THE BRIGHT SIDE
AN APE'S AN APE, A VARLET'S A VARLET, THOUGH THEY BE CLAD IN SILK OR SCARLET
AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY
AN ARMY MARCHES ON ITS STOMACH
AN EYE FOR AN EYE AND A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH
AN IDLE BRAIN IS THE DEVIL'S WORKSHOP
AN OUNCE OF LUCK IS BETTER THAN A POUND OF WISDOM
AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS WORTH A POUND OF CURE
AN UNINVITED GUEST IS WORSE THAN A TARTAR
ANOTHER MAN'S POISON IS NOT NECESSARILY YOURS
ANY PORT IN A STORM
APRIL SHOWERS BRING FORTH MAY FLOWERS
APPEARANCES ARE DECEPTIVE
APPETITE COMES WITH EATING
ART IS LONG AND LIFE IS SHORT
AS THE DAY LENGTHENS, SO THE COLD STRENGTHENS
AS YOU BREW, SO SHALL YOU BAKE
AS YOU MAKE YOUR BED, SO YOU MUST LIE IN IT
AS YOU SOW, SO SHALL YOU REAP
ASK AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE
ASK ME NO QUESTIONS, I'LL TELL YOU NO LIES
ATTACK IS THE BEST FORM OF DEFENCE
BAD MONEY DRIVES OUT GOOD
BAD NEWS TRAVELS FAST
BE JUST BEFORE YOU'RE GENEROUS
BE WHAT YOU WOULD SEEM TO BE
BEAR AND FORBEAR
BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
BEAUTY IS ONLY SKIN DEEP, BUT UGLY GOES CLEAR TO THE BONE
BEGGARS CAN'T BE CHOOSERS
BEGGARS' BAGS ARE BOTTOMLESS
BELIEVE NOTHING OF WHAT YOU HEAR, AND ONLY HALF OF WHAT YOU SEE
BETTER A DINNER OF HERBS THAN A STALLED OX WHERE HATE IS
BETTER A GOOD COW THAN A COW OF A GOOD KIND
BETTER BE AN OLD MAN'S DARLING, THAN A YOUNG MAN'S SLAVE
BETTER BE BORN LUCKY THAN WISE
BETTER BE ENVIED THAN PITIED
BETTER BE OUT OF THE WORLD THAN OUT OF FASHION
BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
BETTER BE SAFE THAN SORRY
BETTER ONE HOUSE SPOILED THAN TWO
BETTER TO WEAR OUT THAN TO RUST OUT
BETTER TO WED OVER THE MIXEN THAN OVER THE MOOR
BETTER THE DEVIL YOU KNOW THAN THE DEVIL THAT YOU DON'T
BETWEEN TWO STOOLS ONE FALLS TO THE GROUND
BIG FISH EAT LITTLE FISH
BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER
BIRDS IN THEIR LITTLE NESTS AGREE
BITTER PILLS MAY HAVE BLESSED EFFECTS
BLESSED ARE THE DEAD THAT THE RAIN RAINS ON
BLESSINGS BRIGHTEN AS THEY TAKE THEIR FLIGHT
BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER
BLOOD WILL HAVE BLOOD
BLOOD WILL OUT
BLOOD WILL TELL
BLUE ARE THE HILLS THAT ARE FAR AWAY
BOYS WILL BE BOYS
BRAG IS A GOOD DOG, BUT HOLDFAST IS BETTER
BRAVE MEN LIVED BEFORE AGAMEMNON
BRAIN IS BETTER THAN BRAWN
BREAD IS THE STAFF OF LIFE
BREVITY IS THE SOUL OF WIT
BUSINESS BEFORE PLEASURE
BUTTER IS GOLD IN THE MORNING, SILVER AT NOON, LEAD AT NIGHT
BUY IN THE CHEAPEST MARKET AND SELL IN THE DEAREST
CAESAR'S WIFE MUST BE ABOVE SUSPICION
CALL NO MAN HAPPY UNTIL HE DIES
CARE KILLED THE CAT
CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME
CHEATS NEVER PROSPER
CHILDREN AND FOOLS TELL THE TRUTH
CHILDREN ARE CERTAIN CARES, BUT UNCERTAIN COMFORTS
CHILDREN SHOULD BE SEEN AND NOT HEARD
CIDER ON BEER, NEVER FEAR; BEER UPON CIDER, MAKES A BAD RIDER
CIRCUMSTANCES ALTER CASES
CIVILITY COSTS NOTHING
CLEANLINESS IS NEXT TO GODLINESS
CLERGYMEN'S SONS ALWAYS TURN OUT BADLY
CLOTHES DON'T MAKE THE MAN
COLD HANDS, WARM HEART
COMFORT IS BETTER THAN PRIDE
COMING EVENTS CAST THEIR SHADOWS BEFORE
COMPARISONS ARE ODIOUS
CONFESS AND BE HANGED
CONSCIENCE MAKES COWARDS OF US ALL
CONSTANT DROPPING WEARS AWAY A STONE
COUNCILS OF WAR NEVER FIGHT
COWARDS DIE MANY TIMES BEFORE THEIR DEATH
CROSS THE STREAM WHERE IT IS THE SHALLOWEST
CROSSES ARE LADDERS THAT LEAD TO HEAVEN
CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT
CURSES, LIKE CHICKENS, COME HOME TO ROOST
CUSTOM RULES THE LAW
CUT YOUR COAT ACCORDING TO YOUR CLOTH
DEAD MEN DON'T BITE
DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES
DEATH IS THE GREAT LEVELLER
DEATH PAYS ALL DEBTS
DELAYS ARE DANGEROUS
DESPERATE DISEASES MUST HAVE DESPERATE CURES
DIAMOND CUTS DIAMOND
DIFFERENT SORES MUST HAVE DIFFERENT SALVES
DILIGENCE IS THE MOTHER OF GOOD LUCK
DIRTY WATER WILL QUENCH FIRE
DISCRETION IS THE BETTER PART OF VALOUR
DISEASES COME ON HORSEBACK, BUT STEAL AWAY ON FOOT
DISTANCE LENDS ENCHANTMENT TO THE VIEW
DIVIDE AND RULE
DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO
DO AS YOU WOULD BE DONE BY
DO NOT SPOIL THE SHIP FOR A HA'PORTH OF TAR
DO NOT THROW PEARLS TO SWINE
DO RIGHT AND FEAR NO MAN
DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE DONE TO YOU
DOCTORS MAKE THE WORST PATIENTS
DOG DOES NOT EAT DOG
DON'T BURN YOUR BRIDGES BEFORE THEY'RE CROSSED
DON'T BURN YOUR BRIDGES BEHIND YOU
DON'T CHANGE HORSES IN MIDSTREAM
DON'T COUNT YOUR CHICKENS BEFORE THEY'RE HATCHED
DON'T CRY OVER SPILT MILK
DON'T CUT OFF YOUR NOSE TO SPITE YOUR FACE
DON'T HAVE TOO MANY IRONS IN THE FIRE
DON'T HALLOO TILL YOU ARE OUT OF THE WOOD
DON'T MAKE A MOUNTAIN OUT OF A MOLEHILL
DON'T PUT ALL YOUR EGGS IN ONE BASKET
DON'T PUT THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE
DON'T SHUT THE BARN DOOR AFTER THE HORSE IS BOLTED
DON'T SPIT INTO THE WIND
DON'T THROW OUT THE BABY WITH THE BATHWATER
DOUBT IS THE BEGINNING, NOT THE END, OF WISDOM
DREAMS GO BY CONTRARIES
DRIVE GENTLY OVER THE STONES
EACH DAY BRINGS ITS OWN BREAD
EAGLES DON'T CATCH FLIES
EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM
EARLY TO BED AND EARLY TO RISE MAKES A MAN HEALTHY, WEALTHY, AND WISE
EAST OR WEST, HOME IS BEST
EASY COME, EASY GO
EASY DOES IT
EAT TO LIVE, DON'T LIVE TO EAT
EAT WHEN YOU'RE HUNGRY, AND DRINK WHEN YOU'RE DRY
EMPTY SACKS WILL NEVER STAND UPRIGHT
EMPTY VESSELS MAKE THE MOST NOISE
ENOUGH IS AS GOOD AS A FEAST
EVEN A WORM WILL TURN
EVEN THE WEARIEST RIVER WINDS SOMEWHERE SAFE TO SEA
EVERY BULLET HAS ITS BILLET
EVERY CLOUD HAS A SILVER LINING
EVERY COCK WILL CROW UPON HIS OWN DUNGHILL
EVERY DISEASE WILL HAVE ITS COURSE
EVERY DOG HAS ITS DAY
EVERY DOG IS ALLOWED ONE BITE
EVERY ELM HAS ITS MAN
EVERY HERRING MUST HANG BY ITS OWN GILL
EVERY JACK HAS HIS JILL
EVERY LAW HAS A LOOPHOLE
EVERY LITTLE HELPS
EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF
EVERY MAN HAS A PRICE
EVERY MAN IS THE ARCHITECT OF HIS OWN FORTUNE
EVERY MAN IS HIS OWN ENEMY
EVERY MAN MUST CARRY HIS OWN CROSS
EVERY MAN TO HIS TASTE
EVERY MAN TO HIS TRADE
EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY
EVERY RULE HAS ITS EXCEPTION
EVERY THING HAS AN END
EVERY WHY HAS A WHEREFORE
EVERY WOMAN WOULD RATHER BE BEAUTIFUL THAN GOOD
EVERYBODY LOVES A LORD
EVERYBODY'S BUSINESS IS NOBODY'S BUSINESS
EVERYONE SPEAKS WELL OF THE BRIDGE WHICH CARRIES HIM OVER
EVERYTHING COMES TO HIM WHO WAITS
EXAMPLE IS BETTER THAN PRECEPT
EXPERIENCE IS THE BEST TEACHER
EXPERIENCE IS THE FATHER OF WISDOM
EXPERIENCE KEEPS A DEAR SCHOOL
EXPERIENCE MUST BE BOUGHT
EXTREMES ARE DANGEROUS
EXTREMES MEET
FACT IS STRANGER THAN FICTION
FACTS ARE STUBBORN THINGS
FAINT HEART NEVER ONE A FAIR LADY
FAIR AND SOFTLY GOES FAR IN A DAY
FAIR PLAY'S A JEWEL
FAITH WILL MOVE MOUNTAINS
FAMILIARITY BREEDS CONTEMPT
FEAR THE GREEKS BEARING GIFTS
FEED A COLD AND STARVE A FEVER
FIELDS HAVE EYES, AND THE WOODS HAVE EARS
FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE
FINDINGS ARE KEEPINGS
FINE FEATHERS MAKE FINE BIRDS
FINE WORDS BUTTER NO PARSNIPS
FINGERS WERE MADE BEFORE FORKS
FIRE IS A GOOD SERVANT BUT A BAD MASTER
FIRST CATCH YOUR HARE
FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED
FIRST DESERVE THAN DESIRE
FIRST IMPRESSIONS ARE MOST LASTING
FIRST THINGS FIRST
FISH AND GUESTS STINK AFTER THREE DAYS
FOOLS RUSH IN WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD
FOOLS AND BAIRNS SHOULD NEVER SEE HALF-WORD DONE
FOOLS ASK QUESTIONS THAT WISE MEN CANNOT ANSWER
FOOLS BUILD HOUSES AND WISE MEN LIVE IN THEM
FOOLS FOR LUCK
FORBIDDEN FRUIT IS SWEETEST
FOREWARNED IS FOREARMED
FROM CLOGS TO CLOGS IS ONLY THREE GENERATIONS
FROM THE SUBLIME TO THE RIDICULOUS IS ONLY ONE STEP
FROM THE SWEETEST WINE, THE TARTEST VINEGAR
FORTUNE FAVOURS FOOLS
FORTUNE FAVOURS THE BRAVE
FORTUNE FAVOURS THOSE WHO USE THEIR JUDGEMENT
FORTUNE KNOCKS ONCE AT EVERYONE'S DOOR
FOUR EYES SEE MORE THAN TWO
FRESH PORK AND NEW WINE KILL A MAN BEFORE HIS TIME
FRETTING CARES MAKE GREY HAIRS
FRIEND TO ALL IS A FRIEND TO NONE
FULL CUP, STEADY HAND
GARBAGE IN, GARBAGE OUT
GENIUS IS AN INFINITE CAPACITY FOR TAKING PAINS
GIVE A DOG A BAD NAME AND HANG HIM
GIVE A MAN ROPE ENOUGH AND HE WILL HANG HIMSELF
GIVE A THING, AND TAKE A THING, TO WEAR THE DEVIL'S GOLD RING
GIVE AND TAKE IS FAIR PLAY
GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE
GIVE THE DEVIL HIS DUE
GO ABROAD AND YOU'LL HEAR NEWS OF HOME
GOD CURES AND THE PHYSICIAN TAKES THE FEE
GOD HELPS THEM THAT HELPS THEMSELVES
GOD MADE THE COUNTRY; MAN MADE THE TOWN
GOD MAKES THE BACK TO THE BURDEN
GOD NEVER SENDS MOUTHS BUT HE SENDS MEAT
GOD SENDS MEAT, BUT THE DEVIL SENDS COOKS
GOD'S IN THIS HEAVEN; ALL'S RIGHT WITH THE WORLD
GOD TEMPERS THE WIND TO THE SHORN LAMB
GOLD MAY BE BOUGHT TOO DEAR
GOOD EATING DESERVES GOOD DRINKING
GOOD FENCES MAKE GOOD NEIGHBOURS
GOOD MEN ARE SCARCE
GOOD SEED MAKES A GOOD CROP
GOOD WINE NEEDS NO BUSH
GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE
GREAT OAKS FROM LITTLE ACORNS GROW
HALF A LOAF IS BETTER THAN NONE
HALF THE TRUTH IS OFTEN A WHOLE LIE
HANDSOME IS AS HANDSOME DOES
HANG A THIEF WHEN HE'S YOUNG, AND HE'LL NO' STEAL WHEN HE'S OLD
HAPPY IS THE BRIDE THAT THE SUN SHINES ON
HAPPY IS THE NATION THAT HAS NO HISTORY
HARD CASES MAKE BAD LAW
HAWKS WILL NOT PICK OUT HAWKS' EYES
HASTE IS FROM THE DEVIL
HASTE MAKES WASTE
HE IS A GOOD DOG THAT GOES TO CHURCH
HE'S DEAD JIM
HE THAT FOLLOWS FREITS, FREITS WILL FOLLOW HIM
HE GIVES TWICE WHO GIVES QUICKLY
HE THAT GOES A-BORROWING, GOES A-SORROWING
HE THAT HAS AN ILL NAME IS HALF HANGED
HE THAT IS DOWN NEED FEAR NO FALL
HE THAT LIVES TOO FAST, GOES TO HIS GRAVE TOO SOON
HE THAT WILL STEAL AN EGG WILL STEAL AN OX
HE THAT WILL THRIVE MUST FIRST ASK HIS WIFE
HE THAT WOULD EAT THE FRUIT MUST CLIMB THE TREE
HE THAT WOULD GO TO SEA FOR PLEASURE, WOULD GO TO HELL FOR A PASTIME
HE WHO CAN DOES; HE WHO CANNOT, TEACHES
HE WHO COMPLIES AGAINST HIS WILL IS OF HIS OWN OPINION STILL
HE WHO FIGHTS AND RUNS AWAY, MAY LIVE TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY
HE WHO HESITATES IS LOST
HE WHO LAUGHS LAST LAUGHS LONGEST
HE WHO LIVES BY THE SWORD SHALL DIE BY THE SWORD
HE WHO RIDES A TIGER IS AFRAID TO DISMOUNT
HE WHO SLEEPS FORGETS HIS HUNGER
HEALTH IS BETTER THAN WEALTH
HEALTH IS NOT VALUED TILL SICKNESS COMES
HEAVEN PROTECTS CHILDREN, SAILORS AND DRUNKEN MEN
HELL HATH NO FURY LIKE A WOMAN SCORNED
HELP A LAME DOG OVER A STILE
HELP YOU TO SALT, HELP YOU TO SORROW
HIS BARK IS WORSE THAN HIS BITE
HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF
HOME IS HOME THOUGH IT'S NEVER SO HOMELY
HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS
HOME IS WHERE YOU HANG YOUR HAT
HOMER SOMETIMES NODS
HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY
HONEY CATCHES MORE FLIES THAN VINEGAR
HOPE DEFERRED MAKES THE HEART SICK
HOPE FOR THE BEST AND PREPARE FOR THE WORST
HOPE IS A GOOD BREAKFAST BUT A BAD SUPPER
HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL IN THE HUMAN BREAST
HORSES FOR COURSES
HOW ABOUT A GAME OF SPLONG
HUNGER DRIVES THE WOLF OUT OF THE WOODS
HUNGER IS THE BEST SPICE
IDLE PEOPLE HAVE THE LEAST LEISURE
IDLENESS IS THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL
IF A THING IS WORTH DOING, IT'S WORTH DOING WELL
IF ANYTHING WILL GO WRONG, IT WILL
IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED, TRY, TRY, TRY AGAIN
IF IFS AND ANDS WERE POTS AND PANS, THERE'D BE NO WORK FOR IDLE HANDS
IF IT WERE NOT FOR HOPE THE HEART WOULD BREAK
IF MAMA AIN'T HAPPY, AIN'T NOBODY HAPPY
IF THE CAP FITS, WEAR IT
IF THE SHOE FITS, WEAR IT
IF THE SKY FALLS WE SHALL CATCH LARKS
IF THERE WERE NO RECEIVERS, THERE WOULD BE NO THIEVES
IF WISHES WERE HORSES, BEGGARS WOULD RIDE
IF YOU BUY CHEAPLY, YOU PAY DEARLY
IF YOU CAN'T BE GOOD, BE CAREFUL
IF YOU CAN'T BEAT THEM, JOIN THEM
IF YOU CAN'T RIDE TWO HORSES AT ONCE, YOU SHOULDN'T BE IN THE CIRCUS
IF YOU CAN'T TAKE THE HEAT, GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN
IF YOU KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT, YOU WON'T PUT YOUR FOOT IN IT
IF YOU RUN AFTER TWO HARES YOU WILL CATCH NEITHER
IF YOU WANT A THING DONE WELL, DO IT YOURSELF
IF YOU WOULD BE WELL SERVED, SERVE YOURSELF
IF YOU'RE BORN TO BE HANGED THEN YOU'LL NEVER BE DROWNED
IF YOU'RE NOT PART OF THE SOLUTION, YOU'RE PART OF THE PROBLEM
IGNORANCE OF THE LAW IS NO EXCUSE FOR BREAKING IT
ILL NEWS COMES APACE
ILL WEEDS GROW APACE
IMITATION IS THE SINCEREST FORM OF FLATTERY
IN FOR A PENNY, IN FOR A POUND
IN THE LAND OF THE BLIND, THE ONE-EYED MAN IS KING
IT IS A LONG ROAD THAT HAS NO TURNING
IT IS ALL IN A DAY'S WORK
IT IS AN ILL WIND THAT BLOWS NOBODY ANY GOOD
IT IS AS CHEAP SITTING AS STANDING
IT IS BEST TO BE ON THE SAFE SIDE
IT IS BETTER TO BE BORN LUCKY THAN RICH
IT IS BETTER TO GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE
IT IS BETTER TO TRAVEL HOPEFULLY THAN TO ARRIVE
IT IS EASY TO BEAR THE MISFORTUNES OF OTHERS
IT IS EASY TO FIND A STICK TO BEAT A DOG
IT IS EASIER TO RAISE THE DEVIL THAN TO LAY HIM
IT IS GOOD TO MAKE A BRIDGE OF GOLD TO A FLYING ENEMY
IT IS IDLE TO SWALLOW THE COW AND CHOKE ON THE TAIL
IT IS NOT SPRING UNTIL YOU CAN PLANT YOUR FOOT UPON TWELVE DAISIES
IT IS THE FIRST STEP THAT IS TROUBLESOME
IT NEVER RAINS BUT IT POURS
IT TAKES ALL SORTS TO MAKE A WORLD
IT TAKES THREE GENERATIONS TO MAKE A GENTLEMAN
IT TAKES TWO TO MAKE A QUARREL
IT TAKES TWO TO TANGO
IT WILL ALL BE THE SAME A HUNDRED YEARS HENCE
IT'S A GOOD HORSE THAT NEVER STUMBLES
IT'S A LONG LANE THAT HAS NO TURNING
IT'S A SIN TO STEAL A PIN
IT'S AN ILL BIRD THE FOULS ITS OWN NEST
IT'S AN ILL WIND THAT BLOWS NO GOOD
IT'S DOGGED AS DOES IT
IT'S BETTER TO GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE
IT'S BETTER TO HAVE LOVED AND LOST THAN NEVER TO HAVE LOVED AT ALL
IT'S EASY TO BE WISE AFTER THE EVENT
IT'S ILL WAITING FOR DEAD MEN'S SHOES
IT'S ILL SPEAKING BETWEEN A FULL MAN AND A FASTING
IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO MEND
IT'S NO USE CRYING OVER SPILT MILK
IT'S NOT OVER TILL IT'S OVER
IT'S THE EARLY BIRD THAT GETS THE WORM
IT'S THE SQUEAKY WHEEL THAT GETS THE GREASE
JACK IS AS GOOD AS HIS MASTER
JAM TOMORROW AND JAM YESTERDAY, BUT NEVER JAM TODAY
JOUK AND LET THE JAW GO BY
JOVE BUT LAUGHS AT LOVERS' PERJURY
JUDGE NOT, THAT YE NOT BE JUDGED
KEEP A THING FOR SEVEN YEARS AND YOU'LL ALWAYS FIND A USE FOR IT
KEEP NO MORE CATS THAN WILL CATCH MICE
KEEP YOUR SHOP AND YOUR SHOP WILL KEEP YOU
KINGS HAVE LONG ARMS
KISSING GOES BY FAVOUR
KNOW THYSELF
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE
LEARN TO WALK BEFORE YOU RUN
LEAST SAID, SOONEST MENDED
LET SLEEPING DOGS LIE
LET THE BUYER BEWARE
LET THE COBBLER STICK TO HIS LAST
LET THE DEAD BURY THE DEAD
LIE DOWN WITH DOGS, WAKE UP WITH FLEAS
LIFE IS NOT ALL BEER AND SKITTLES
LIKE CURES LIKE
LIKE DRAWS TO LIKE THE WHOLE WORLD OVER
LIKE FATHER LIKE SON
LITTLE BIRDS THAN CAN SING AND WON'T SING MUST BE MADE TO SING
LITTLE BY LITTLE AND BIT BY BIT
LITTLE ENEMIES AND LITTLE WOUNDS MUST NOT BE DESPISED
LITTLE THINGS PLEASE LITTLE MINDS
LONG ABSENT, SOON FORGOTTEN
LOOK AFTER THE PENNIES AND THE POUNDS WILL LOOK AFTER THEMSELVES
LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP
LOOKERS-ON SEE MOST OF THE GAME
LOVE IS BLIND
MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES
MAKE HASTE SLOWLY
MAN PROPOSES; GOD DISPOSES
MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK
MISFORTUNES NEVER COME SINGLY
MODERATION IN ALL THINGS
MONDAY'S CHILD IS FAIR OF FACE
MONEY TALKS
MONEY TALKS, BULLSHIT WALKS
MORE HASTE, LESS SPEED
NATURE ABHORS A VACUUM
NATURE, TIME, AND PATIENCE ARE THREE GREAT PHYSICIANS
NE'ER CAST A CLOUT TILL MAY BE OUT
NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION
NECESSITY KNOWS NO LAW
NEVER CHOOSE YOUR WOMAN OR YOUR LINEN BY CANDLELIGHT
NEVER GIVE A SUCKER AN EVEN BREAK
NEVER LOOK A GIFT HORSE IN THE MOUTH
NEVER PUT OFF TILL TOMORROW WHAT YOU CAN DO TODAY
NEVER SPEAK ILL OF THE DEAD
NEW BROOMS SWEEP CLEAR
NO COWS, NO CARES
NO GAIN WITHOUT PAIN
NO MAN CAN SERVE TWO MASTERS
NO MAN IS A HERO TO HIS VALET
NO MAN IS CONTENT WITH HIS LOT
NO MAN IS INDISPENSABLE
NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS
NO ONE SHOULD BE JUDGE IN HIS OWN CAUSE
NO PAIN, NO GAIN
NO SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE
NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT
NOBLESSE OBLIGE
NONE BUT THE BRAVE DESERVE THE FAIR
NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE SUCCESS
NOTHING VENTURED, NOTHING GAINED
OF TWO EVILS CHOOSE THE LESS
OLD CUSTOMS ARE BEST
OLD SHOES ARE EASIEST
OLD SINS CAST LONG SHADOWS
ON THE FIRST OF MARCH, THE CROW BEGINS TO SEARCH
ONCE BITTEN, TWICE SHY
ONE DOCTOR MAKES WORK FOR ANOTHER
ONE FUNERAL MAKES MANY
ONE GOOD TURN DESERVES ANOTHER
ONE HALF OF THE WORLD DOES NOT KNOW HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES
ONE HAND FOR YOURSELF AND ONE FOR THE SHIP
ONE HAND WASHES THE OTHER
ONE HOUR'S SLEEP BEFORE MIDNIGHT IS WORTH TWO HOURS AFTER
ONE MAN MAY STEAL A HORSE, WHILE ANOTHER MAY NOT LOOK OVER A HEDGE
ONE MAN'S MEAT IS ANOTHER MAN'S POISON
ONE NAIL DRIVES OUT ANOTHER
ONE STEP AT A TIME
ONE SWALLOW DOESN'T MAKE A SUMMER
ONE MIGHT AS WELL BE HANGED FOR A SHEEP AS A LAMB
OPEN CONFESSION IS GOOD FOR THE SOUL
OPPOSITES ATTRACT
OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND
PADDLE YOUR OWN CANOE
PENNY WISE, POUND FOOLISH
PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN GLASS HOUSES SHOULDN'T THROW STONES
PITY IS AKIN TO LOVE
POSSESSION IS NINE-TENTHS OF THE LAW
POWER CORRUPTS; ABSOLUTE POWER CORRUPTS ABSOLUTELY
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE
PRIDE GOES BEFORE DESTRUCTION, A HAUGHTY SPIRIT BEFORE A FALL
PROCRASTINATION IS THE THIEF OF TIME
PROMISES, LIKE PIE-CRUST, ARE MADE TO BE BROKEN
PUT A STOUT HEART TO A STEY BRAE
QUICKLY COME, QUICKLY GO
RAIN BEFORE SEVEN: FINE BEFORE ELEVEN
RED SKY AT NIGHT, SAILORS DELIGHT; RED SKY IN THE MORNING, SAILORS TAKE WARNING
REVENGE IS SWEET
REVOLUTIONS ARE NOT MADE WITH ROSEWATER
ROBIN HOOD COULD BRAVE ALL WEATHERS BUT A THAW WIND
ROME WASN'T BUILT IN A DAY
RULES ARE MADE TO BE BROKEN
SAFE BIND, SAFE FIND
SAVE US FROM OUR FRIENDS
SCRATCH A RUSSIAN AND YOU FIND A TARTAR
SECOND THOUGHTS ARE BEST
SEE NO EVIL, HEAR NO EVIL, SPEAK NO EVIL
SEEING IS BELIEVING
SEEK AND YE SHALL FIND
SELF PRAISE IS NO RECOMMENDATION
SELF-PRESERVATION IS THE FIRST LAW OF NATURE
SEPTEMBER BLOW SOFT, TILL FRUIT'S IN THE LOFT
SET A BEGGAR ON HORSEBACK, AND HE'LL RIDE TO THE DEVIL
SHORT RECKONINGS MAKE LONG FRIENDS
SHROUDS HAVE NO POCKETS
SILENCE IS A WOMAN'S BEST GARMENT
SILENCE IS GOLDEN
SILENCE MEANS CONSENT
SIX HOURS' SLEEP FOR A MAN, SEVEN FOR A WOMAN, AND EIGHT FOR A FOOL
SLOW BUT SURE
SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL
SOFTLY, SOFTLY, CATCHEE MONKEY
SOMETHING IS BETTER THAN NOTHING
SOON RIPE, SOON ROTTEN
SPARE THE SPIGOT, AND LET OUT THE BUNG-HOLE
SPARE THE ROD AND SPOIL THE CHILD
SPARE WELL AND HAVE TO SPEND
SPEAK NOT OF MY DEBTS UNLESS YOU MEAN TO PAY THEM
SPEECH IS SILVER; SILENCE IS GOLDEN
STICKS AND STONE MAY BREAK MY BONES, BUT WORDS WILL NEVER HURT ME
STILL WATERS ARE THE DEEPEST
STILL WATERS RUN DEEP
STOLEN FRUIT IS SWEET
STONE DEAD HATH NO FELLOW
STRAWS TELL WHICH WAY THE WIND BLOWS
STRETCH YOUR ARM NO FURTHER THAN YOUR SLEEVE WILL REACH
STRIKE WHILE THE IRON IS HOT
SUFFICIENT UNTO THE DAY IS THE EVIL THEREOF
SUSSEX WON'T BE DRUV
TALK IS CHEAP
TALK OF THE DEVIL - AND THE DEVIL APPEARS
THE APPLE NEVER FALLS FAR FROM THE TREE
THE BEST-LAID SCHEMES O'MICE AN' MEN GANG AFT AGLEY
THE BEST OF FRIENDS MUST PART
THE BEST OF MEN ARE BUT MEN AT BEST
THE BEST THINGS COME IN SMALL PACKAGES
THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE
THE BETTER THE DAY, THE BETTER THE DEED
THE BIGGER THEY ARE, THE HARDER THEY FALL
THE BLOOD OF THE MARTYRS IS THE SEED OF THE CHURCH
THE BREAD NEVER FALLS BUT ON ITS BUTTERED SIDE
THE BUSIEST MEN HAVE THE MOST LEISURE
THE BUYER HAS NEED OF A HUNDRED EYES, THE SELLER OF BUT ONE
THE CAT WOULD EAT FISH, BUT WOULD NOT WET HER FEET
THE CHILD IS THE FATHER OF THE MAN
THE COAT MAKES THE MAN
THE COBBLER TO HIS LAST AND THE GUNNER TO HIS LINSTOCK
THE COMPANY MAKES THE FEAST
THE COURSE OF TRUE LOVE NEVER DID RUN SMOOTH
THE COWL DOES NOT MAKE THE MONK
THE CURE IS WORSE THAN THE DISEASE
THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT
THE DARKEST HOUR IS JUST BEFORE DAWN
THE DOG RETURNS TO ITS VOMIT
THE EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM
THE EARLY MAN NEVER BORROWS FROM THE LATE MAN
THE END JUSTIFIES THE MEANS
THE END CROWNS THE WORK
THE EXCEPTION PROVES THE RULE
THE EYES ARE THE WINDOW OF THE SOUL
THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES IS MORE DEADLY THAN THE MALE
THE FIRST DUTY OF A SOLDIER IS OBEDIENCE
THE FIRST STEP TO HEALTH IS TO KNOW THAT WE ARE SICK
THE GODS SEND NUTS TO THOSE WITH NO TEETH
THE GOOD DIE YOUNG
THE GOOD IS THE ENEMY OF THE BEST
THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FENCE
THE GREATER THE SINNER, THE GREATER THE SAINT
THE GREATER THE TRUTH, THE GREATER THE LIBEL
THE GREY MARE IS THE BETTER HORSE
THE HALF IS BETTER THAN THE WHOLE
THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE RULES THE WORLD
THE HEAD AND FEET KEEP WARM, THE REST WILL TAKE NO HARM
THE HIGHER THE MONKEY CLIMBS THE MORE HE SHOWS HIS TAIL
THE HUSBAND IS ALWAYS THE LAST TO KNOW
THE KING CAN DO NO WRONG
THE MORE YOU HAVE, THE MORE YOU WANT
THE MORE THINGS CHANGE, THE MORE THEY STAY THE SAME
THE OPERA ISN'T OVER TILL THE FAT LADY SINGS
THE PEN IS MIGHTIER THAN SWORD
THE POST OF HONOUR IS THE POST OF DANGER
THE PROOF OF THE PUDDING IS IN THE EATING
THE RACE IS NOT TO THE SWIFT, NOR THE BATTLE TO THE STRONG
THE ROAD TO HELL IS PAVED WITH GOOD INTENTIONS
THE ROTTEN APPLE INJURES ITS NEIGHBOUR
THE SHARPER THE STORM, THE SOONER IT'S OVER
THE SHOEMAKER'S SON ALWAYS GOES BAREFOOT
THE SPIRIT IS WILLING BUT THE FLESH IS WEAK
THE STYLE IS THE MAN
THE SUN LOSES NOTHING BY SHINING INTO A PUDDLE
THE WATCHED POT DOESN'T BOIL
THE WISH IS EVER FATHER TO THE THOUGHT
THE ARE GOOD FISH IN THE SEA AS EVER CAME OUT OF IT
THERE ARE NO SMALL PARTS, ONLY SMALL ACTORS
THERE ARE TOO MANY CHIEFS AND NOT ENOUGH INDIANS
THERE ARE NO BIRDS IN LAST YEAR'S NEST
THERE IS ALWAYS ROOM AT THE TOP
THERE IS A REMEDY FOR EVERYTHING EXCEPT DEATH
THERE IS HONOUR AMONG THIEVES
THERE IS NO ROYAL ROAD TO LEARNING
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A FREE LUNCH
THERE IS REASON IN THE ROASTING OF EGGS
THERE IS SAFETY IN NUMBERS
THERE'S ALWAYS A CALM BEFORE A STORM
THERE'S NO FOOL LIKE AN OLD FOOL
THERE'S NONE SO BLIND AS THOSE WHO WILL NOT SEE
THERE'S NONE SO DEAF AS THOSE WHO WILL NOT HEAR
THERE'S MANY A GOOD COOK COME OUT OF A TATTERED BAG
THERE'S MANY A GOOD TUNE PLAYED ON AN OLD FIDDLE
THERE'S MANY A SLIP 'TWIXT THE CUP AND THE LIP
THERE'S NO ACCOUNTING FOR TASTE
THERE'S NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT
THEY THAT DANCE MUST PAY THE FIDDLER
THEY THAT SOW THE WIND SHALL REAP THE WHIRLWIND
THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK
THOSE WHO HIDE CAN FIND
THROW DIRT ENOUGH, AND SOME WILL STICK
TIME IS MONEY
'TIS BETTER TO HAVE LOVED AND LOST, THAN NEVER TO HAVE LOVED AT ALL
TO ERR IS HUMAN; TO FORGIVE, DIVINE
TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY
TOO MANY COOKS SPOIL THE BROTH
TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION
TWO BOYS ARE HALF A BOY, AND THREE BOYS ARE NO BOY AT ALL
TWO HEADS ARE BETTER THAN ONE
TWO THINGS PROLONG YOUR LIFE: A QUIET HEART AND A LOVING WIFE
TWO'S COMPANY, THREE'S A CROWD
VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE
WASTE NOT, WANT NOT
WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES
WE MUST EAT A PECK OF DIRT BEFORE WE DIE
WE MUST TAKE THE BAD WITH THE GOOD
WHAT CAN'T BE CURED MUST BE ENDURED
WHAT EVERYBODY SAYS MUST BE TRUE
WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW CAN'T HURT YOU
WHAT YOU HAVE, HOLD
WHAT YOU SPEND, YOU HAVE
WHAT'S DONE CANNOT BE UNDONE
WHAT'S SAUCE FOR THE GOOSE IS SAUCE FOR THE GANDER
WHEN ADAM DELVED AND EVE SPAN, WHO WAS THEN THE GENTLEMAN
WHEN ALL FRUIT FALLS, WELCOME HAWS
WHEN GREEK MEETS GREEK, THEN COMES THE TUG OF WAR
WHEN THE BLIND LEAD THE BLIND, BOTH SHALL FALL INTO THE DITCH
WHEN THE GORSE IS OUT OF BLOOM, KISSING'S OUT OF FASHION
WHEN IN ROME DO AS THE ROMANS DO
WHEN IN DOUBT, DO NOWT
WHEN THE CAT'S AWAY, THE MICE WILL PLAY
WHEN THE FURZE IS IN BLOOM, MY LOVE'S IN TUNE
WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GET GOING
WHERE GOD BUILDS A CHURCH, THE DEVIL WILL BUILD A CHAPEL
WHERE IGNORANCE IS BLISS, 'TIS FOLLY TO BE WISE
WHERE ONE DOOR SHUTS, ANOTHER OPENS
WHERE THERE'S A WILL THERE'S A WAY
WHILE THE CAT IS AWAY, THE MICE WILL PLAY
WHILE THE GRASS GROWS, THE STEED STARVES
WHILE THERE'S LIFE, THERE'S HOPE
WHO KEEPS COMPANY WITH THE WOLVES, WILL LEARN TO HOWL
WHOM THE GODS LOVE DIE YOUNG
WHOM THE GODS WOULD DESTROY, THEY FIRST MAKE MAD
WHY KEEP A DOG AND BARK YOURSELF
WIDE EARS AND SHORT TONGUE ARE THE BEST
WITHOUT SLEEP, NO HEALTH
WHY BUY A COW WHEN MILK IS SO CHEAP
YORKSHIRE BORN AND YORKSHIRE BRED, STRONG IN THE ARM AND WEAK IN THE HEAD
YOUNG FOLKS THINK OLD FOLKS BE FOOLS, BUT OLD FOLKS KNOW YOU FOLKS TO BE FOOLS
YOUNG MEN MAY DIE, BUT OLD MEN MUST DIE
YOU BUY LAND, YOU BUY STONES, YOU BUY MEAT, YOU BUY BONES
YOU CAN LEAD A HORSE TO WATER BUT YOU CAN'T MAKE IT DRINK
YOU CAN'T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS
YOU CAN'T HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO
YOU CAN'T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER
YOU CAN'T MAKE A SILK PURSE OUT OF A SOW'S EAR
YOU CAN'T MAKE AN OMELETTE WITHOUT BREAKING EGGS
YOU CAN'T RUN WITH THE HARE AND HUNT WITH THE HOUNDS
YOU CAN'T TEACH AN OLD DOG NEW TRICKS
YOU CAN'T TELL A BOOK BY ITS COVER
YOU CANNOT CATCH OLD BIRDS WITH CHAFF
YOU CANNOT GET BLOOD FROM A STONE
YOU CANNOT MAKE BRICKS WITHOUT STRAW
YOU CANNOT SHIFT AN OLD TREE WITHOUT IT DYING
YOU DON'T GET SOMETHING FOR NOTHING
YOU HAVE TO CRAWL BEFORE YOU CAN WALK
YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU CAN DO TILL YOU TRY
YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU'VE GOT TILL IT'S GONE
YOU SCRATCH MY BACK AND I'LL SCRATCH YOURS
YOU SHOULD KNOW A MAN SEVEN YEARS BEFORE YOU STIR HIS FIRE
YOUTH MUST BE SERVED