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1) An honest man is the noblest work of God.
2) Manner maketh man.
3) A little learning is dangerous thing.
4) Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
5) Penny wise and pound foolish.
6) All is not gold that glitters.
7) A stitch in time saves nine.
8) Hunger is the best sauce.
9) A lolling stone gathers no mass.
10) Cleanliness is next to Godliness.
11) The love of money is the root of all evil.
12) Familiarity breeds contempt.
13) Necessity is the mother of invention.
14) Knowledge is power.
15) Idleness is the rust of the mind.
16) Rome was not built in a day.
17) Patience and perseverance will overcome mountains.
18) No pains, no gains.
19) Look before you leap.
20) As you sow, so must you reap.
21) A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
22) Cut your coat according to your cloth.
23) Waste not, want not.
24) Wisdom is better than rubies.
25) Everyman is the architect of his own fortune.
26) Brevity is the soul of wit.
27) Count your blessings not Your troubles.
28) Be familiar to all; friend to one and enemy to none.
29) All work and no play make Jack a dull boy.
30) Be a Roman while you are in Rome.
31) Confidence is the companion of success.
32) Experience is the best teacher.
33) First deserve, then desire.
34) Fame is the perfume of good deeds.
35) God helps those who help themselves.
36) Keep your mouth shut and ears open.
37) Marry in haste and repent at leisure.
38) Obedience is the mother of all virtues.
39) One man’s food is another man’s poison.
40) Prevention is better than cure.
41) Pen is mightier than the sword.
42) Preserve the Old. but know the new.
43) Slow and steady wins the race.
44) Success comes to those who dare and act.
45) Silence is golden.
46) Time and tide wait for no man.
47) Where there is will, there is a way.
48) When the cat is away, the mice will play.
49) Empty vessels make much noise.
50) Education without character is like a body without soul.











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