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English Proverbs & Sayings

Alphabetical List - E


Early to bed, and early to rise, makes
a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
It is much better for you to go to bed early and to get up early in the morning;
(The) early bird catches the worm. Act early, or before anyone else, if you want to have an advantage or be successful.
Easier said than done. What is suggested sounds easy, but it is more difficult to actually do it.
Elbow grease is the best polish. Hard work gives the best results.
Empty vessels make the most noise. The least intelligent people are often the most talkative or noisy.
(An) empty purse frightens away friends. When one's financial situation deteriorates, friends tend to disappear.
(The) end justifies the means. Wrong or unfair methods may be used if the result of the action is good.
(An) Englishman's  home is his castle. An Englishman's home is a place where he feels safe, enjoys privacy and can do as he wishes.
Every ass likes to hear himself bray. People like to listen to themselves talking.
Every cloud has a silver lining. There is a positive or hopeful side to every situation.
Every man for himself. You must think of your own interests before the interests of others.
Every man has his price. Everyone's loyalty can be bought for a price.
Every man is the architect of his own fortune. Life is what you make it.
Every path has its puddle. Progress is rarely without difficulty.
Every rose has its thorn. Every good thing has an unpleasant side.
Every why has a wherefore. There is an explanation for everything.
Everything in the garden is rosy. Everything is satisfactory.
Experience is the father of wisdom. Experience and knowledge result in better judgement.
 
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