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English Proverbs & Sayings

Alphabetical List - H


Half a loaf is better than none You should be grateful for something, even if it is not as much as you wanted.
(A) handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains. Patience is more precious than intelligence.
Handsome is what handsome does. Behaviour is more important than appearance.
(A) happy heart is better than a full purse. Happiness is better than wealth.
Hard words breaks no bones. Criticism or verbal attacks may be unpleasant but will not kill anyone.
Haste makes waste If something is done too quickly, it may be done carelessly and need to be redone.
Hatred is as blind as love. A person who feels hatred does not see any qualities in the person he/she hates.
(A) heavy purse gives to a light heart. When you have money you feel more cheerful
and secure.
(A) hedge between keeps friendship green. It is important to respect the privacy of others.
He can who believes he can. If you believe you can do something, you will be able to do it.
He has enough who is content. A happy person needs nothing more.
He who digs a pit for others falls into it himself. If you do harm to others you will get harmed yourself.
He who hesitates is lost. If you delay your decision too long, you may miss a good opportunity.
He who is everywhere is nowhere. It's not good to do too many things at the same time.
He who knows nothing doubts nothing. Knowledge leads us to make choices.
He who pays the piper calls the tune. The person who provides the money for something should control how it is spent.
He who plays with fire gets burnt. If you behave in a risky way, you are likely to have problems.
He who wills the end wills the means. If you are determined to do something you will find a way.
He laughs best who laughs last. Don't express your joy, or triumph, too soon.
Health is better than wealth. It's better to be in good health than to be rich.
(The best) helping hand is at the end of your sleeve. The best way to get something done is to do it yourself.
Home is where the heart is. You call home the place where the people you love are.
Honesty is the best policy. It's always better to be honest.
Honey catches more flies than vinegar. You can obtain more cooperation from others
by being nice.
However long the night, the dawn will break. Bad things don't last forever.
Hunger is a good sauce. All food tastes good when you are hungry.
(A) hungry belly has no ears. A hungry person is totally concentrated on their need for food and nothing else interests them.
(A) hungry wolf is fixed to no place. A desperate person will go from place to place when they need to satisfy their needs.

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