The Penguin Dictionary of Proverbs

Overview

Whether you are looking for a few wise words of advice, like 'Least said soonest mended', some trenchant observation, such as 'You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink,' or a common belief, such as 'A green Yule makes a fat churchyard', you will find them all in the newly revised and extended Penguin Dictionary of Proverbs. Entertaining and easy to use, it offers wit and wisdom to all.

More than 7000 topically arranged proverbs, from the delightfully...

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Overview

Whether you are looking for a few wise words of advice, like 'Least said soonest mended', some trenchant observation, such as 'You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink,' or a common belief, such as 'A green Yule makes a fat churchyard', you will find them all in the newly revised and extended Penguin Dictionary of Proverbs. Entertaining and easy to use, it offers wit and wisdom to all.

More than 7000 topically arranged proverbs, from the delightfully familiar to the intrigquingly obscure.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140514780
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 11/1/2001
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 822,292
  • Product dimensions: 6.08 (w) x 7.74 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

Absence 1
Adversity 2
Advice 4
Ambition 6
Anger 7
Anticipation 9
Appearance 10
Asking 12
Authority 13
Badness 15
Beauty 17
Beginnings 19
Believing 20
Borrowing 21
Breeding 22
Building 24
Change 25
Character 27
Children 28
Choosing 31
Cleanliness 32
Commerce 32
Company 34
Conceit 35
Conformity 36
Conscience 37
Contempt 38
Contentment 38
Corruption 40
Country lore 42
Courage 45
Cowardice 46
Crime 47
Criticism 49
Cruelty 50
Cunning 51
Danger 52
Days 54
Death 55
Deceit 58
Deeds 60
Defamation 62
Delay 63
Deserving 64
Destiny 65
Devil 65
Differences 66
Diligence 68
Discipline 70
Dress 72
Drinking 73
Earliness 77
Eating 78
Education 81
Endings 83
Endurance 83
Enemies 84
England 85
Envy 90
Equality 90
Example 92
Experience 92
Eyes 93
Fame 95
Familiarity 96
Fear 96
Fine arts 97
Flattery 98
Foolishness 99
Foresight 102
Forgiveness 103
Friends 105
Gain 109
Gambling 110
Giving 111
Gluttony 113
God 114
Goodness 117
Gossip 118
Gratitude 120
Greatness 121
Greed 123
Habit 125
Happiness 125
Haste 128
Hatred 130
Health 131
Helping 133
Honesty 134
Honour 135
Hope 136
Hospitality 137
Hunger 138
Hypocrisy 139
Idleness 141
Ignorance 143
Imperfection 143
Inconvenience 145
Inquisitiveness 145
Justice 147
Kindness 149
Knowledge 150
Lateness 152
Law 152
Lending 155
Liberty 156
Life 157
Likelihood 158
Love 159
Loyalty 164
Luck 165
Lust 167
Marriage 169
Mind 175
Miserliness 176
Moderation 177
Months 179
Names 184
Nature 184
Necessity 185
Neighbours 185
News 186
Obedience 188
Occupations 188
Old people 191
Opportunity 193
Optimism 194
Parents 196
Passion 197
Patience 198
Paying 199
Peace 201
People and places 201
Perseverance 206
Possession 207
Poverty 208
Praise 213
Pride 214
Promises 215
Proverbs 216
Quarrelling 217
Regret 219
Relations 220
Religion 221
Remedies 226
Resolution 227
Responsibility 227
Revenge 229
Royalty 230
Sacrifice 233
Safety 233
Seasons 234
Self 235
Servants 237
Shame 239
Silence 240
Similarity 241
Skill 242
Sleep 242
Small things 244
Solitude 245
Sorrow 246
Spending 249
Strength 250
Success 251
Suffering 252
Superstitions 253
Talking 256
Temptation 260
Thrift 261
Time 263
Travel 265
Trial 266
Trouble-making 267
Trust 268
Truth 269
Use 272
War 273
Weakness 274
Wealth 275
Weather 280
Will 286
Wisdom 288
Women 290
World 294
Worry 295
Worth 296
Writing 297
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