What are proverbs?

Proverbs are ‘sayings’ to speak in the simplest terms. Every culture has its own set of wise sayings. These are called ‘proverbs’.

How can you use proverbs to learn English?

It’s very important to know the usage of proverbs as it is very common to use proverbs while speaking. We have seen proverbs being said in the form of pieces of advice.

Learning proverbs can also help you to understand the way that people in English-speaking cultures think about the world. It is very important that we do not miss out any word while using a proverb as a change as small as that can affect the entire meaning of the sentence.

Some Important English Proverbs:

This is a list of some of the most important and well-known English proverbs.

The meanings of these proverbs have changed over the years. So, it might not be necessarily what one thinks it is.


1. Two wrongs don’t make a right.

2.The pen is mightier than the sword.”

3.When in Rome, do as the Romans.”

4.”The squeaky wheel gets the grease.”

5. When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”

6. “No man is an island.”

7. “Fortune favors the bold.”

8. “People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.”

9. “Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.”

10. “Better late than never.”

There are many such confusing words, phrases, rules etc in English. We cannot learn such rules in a day’s time. It is almost impossible to memorize all of them. An idea of such grammar rules come about when you have a stronghold in the language. Still, to refer from time to time and realize our errors, and correct them using such guides and resources is very important.

How many of us know what Antecedents are? They are the nouns replaced by pronouns. Still struggling with the usage of ‘I’ and ‘me’? The answers to all these questions will be solved once you learn the English grammar rules properly. Similarly, the objective case, commonly confused phrases, defining and non defining clauses, inverted sentences, irregular comparatives, superlatives, possessive pronouns etc also can be perfected following the English grammar rules.