A Collection of Childhood Proverbs and Sayings.

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Proverbs define a culture. Every culture speaks to generations through its sayings and proverbs. They are timeless and full of wisdom. Lessons learned as we grow, they tend to stick with us through out our lives. Here are some proverbs and sayings I remember from childhood, they are sure to make you laugh … I am sure you know most of them, some you might have forgotten and others you must have shared with your children and friends. Have fun.

  A friend in need is a friend indeed.

 Empty vessels make the loudest noise.

Birds of the same feather flock together.

Prevention is better than cure.

All work and no play makes Jake a dull boy.

Necessity is the mother of invention.

A good beginning makes a good ending.

All that glitters is not gold.

A bird in hand is worth fifty in the bush.

Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.

Bad news travels fast.

A house divided cannot stand.

Don't put new wine in old bottles.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Better late than never.

It takes two to tango.

Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Stop crying over spilled milk.

Behind every great man, there's a great woman.

A penny saved is a penny earned.

Misery loves company.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Cut your coat according to your size.

A new broom sweeps clean.

Do unto others as you want them to do unto you.

A person is known by the company he keeps.

The downfall of a man is not the end of his life.

A picture paints a thousands words.

Cowards die many times before their death.

Don't wash your dirty linen in public.

A prophet is never recognized in his own land.

Don't bite the hand that feeds you.

Let sleeping dogs lie.

A stitch in time saves many.

Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.

A woman's place is in the kitchen.

Cleanliness is next to godliness.

A word to the wise is enough.

It takes a thief to catch a thief.

A good man is hard to find.

Jack of all trades, master of none.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Children should be seen, and not heard.

Actions speak louder than words.

Let bygones be bygones.

All good things must come to an end.

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.

All roads lead to Rome.

All's well that ends well.

Blood is thicker than water.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

As you make your bed, so shall you lie on it.

As you sow, so shall you reap.

Barking dogs seldom bite.

Half a loaf is better than none.

A new broom sweeps clean.

Every cloud has a silver lining.

To be forewarned is to be forearmed.

He who laughs last laughs best.

Fortune favors the brave.

Love makes the world go round.

God helps those who help themselves.

What's your favorite? What
childhood saying did I leave out that you would like to share with us? Please,
comment and share. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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  1. There’s one funny saying you left out – “It is when the wind blows that we see the anus of a chicken.” lol. It was never an uncommon saying.

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