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140 American Proverbs

Man is greater than the tools he invents.

Man is like a banana: when he leaves the bunch, he gets skinned.

Man is the only animal who can be skinned twice.

Many speak much who cannot speak well.

Men apt to promise are apt to forget.

Men are blind in their own cause.

Men seek less to be instructed than applauded.

Men that have much business must have much pardon.

Never be content with your lot. Try for a lot more.

Never miss a good chance to shut up.

Never say die.

Never swap horses crossing a stream.

Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you.

Of two evils, it is always best to vote for the less hypocritical.

Old age is ripeness.

Once bitten, twice shy.

Opportunities, like eggs, come one at a time.

Paddle your own canoe.

Pain is forgotten where gain comes.

Poets are born, not made.

Practice what you preach.

Praise makes a bad man worse.

Put up or shut up.

Put your money where your mouth is.

Put your trust in God, and keep your powder dry.