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 English Proverbs and Sayings  

Alphabetical list of proverbs and sayings - list U-V

 List U-V :  from: "uneasy lies the head"   to: "vision without action"  

  • Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown
    • Those in power have a lot of responsibility and can never rest easy.

  • Union is strength
    • A group has more force than an individual.

  • United we stand, divided we fall
    • People who join forces are more difficult to defeat than they would be separately.

  • Unwillingness easily finds an excuse.
    • A person who doesn't want to do something always finds a reason to avoid it.

  • (The) used key is always bright
    • Activity, work and exercise are good for the body.

  • Use it or lose it
    • Skills or knowledge that are not used may be lost over time.

  • Variety is the spice of life.
    • Doing a lot of different things makes life more interesting.

  • Virtue is its own reward.
    • You should not expect praise for acting in a correct or moral way.

  • Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
    • If you have good ideas but don’t act on them, you are just daydreaming.
      If you act without thinking, you may end up in trouble.

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