579 British Proverbs
1. A bad shearer never had a good sickle.
2. A beggar can never be bankrupt.
3. A black plum is as sweet as a white.
4. A cat has nine lives.
5. A chain is no stronger than its weakest link.
6. A cheerful wife is a joy of life.
7. A child's service is little, yet he is no little fool that despises it.
8. A crown is no cure for the headache.
9. A deaf husband and a blind wife are always a happy couple.
10. A fair wife and a frontier castle breed quarrels.
11. A gentleman ought to travel abroad, but dwell at home.
12. A good archer is not known by his arrows, but his aim.
13. A good lawyer, an evil neighbour.
14. A good paymaster never wants workmen.
15. A handful of good life, is better than a bushel of learning.
16. A heavy purse makes a light heart.
17. A horn spoon holds no poison.
18. A house is a fine house when good folks are within.
19. A house well-furnished makes a woman wise.
20. A hungry man is glad to get boiled wheat.