1. A bird is known by its note, and a man by his talk.
2. A burnt child dreads the fire.
3. A cat has nine lives.
4. A good horse cannot be of a bad colour.
5. A lamb is as dear to a poor man as an ox to the rich.
6. A lazy sheep thinks its wool heavy.
7. A lion at home, a mouse abroad.
8. A living dog is better than a dead lion.
9. All cats love fish but fear to wet their paws.
10.All's fish that comes to his net.
11.A man is not a horse because he was born in a stable.
12.A man knows his companion in a long journey and a little inn.
13.An ass endures his burden but not more than his burden.
14.An enemy's mouth seldom speaks well.
15.An nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse.
16.As worms are bred in a stagnant pool, so are evil thoughts in idleness.
17.A thief knows a thief as a wolf knows a wolf.
18.Behind bad luck comes good luck.
19.Better be the head of a dog than the tail of a lion.
20.Better half an egg than empty shell.
21.He who shareth honey with the bear hath the least part of it.
22.Honey is sweet, but the bee stings.
23.If the beard were all, the goat might preach. 如果有了
24.Nightingales will not sing in a cage.
25.None preaches better than the ant, and she says nothing.
26.Nothing brave, nothing have.
27.One barking dog sets all street a-barking.
28.The higher the ape goes, the more he shows his tail.
29.The life of the wolf is the death of the lamb.
30.The mountain has brought forth a mouse.
31.The mouse that hath but one hole is quickly taken.
32.The old goose plays not with foxes.
33.The peacock has fair feathers, but foul feet.
34.There are as good fish in the sea as ever came outof it.
35.Thereis no wool so white but a dyer can make it black.
36.The rotten apple injuries its neighbours.
37.The tiger has once tasted blood is never sated with the taste of it.
38.The tortosis wins the race while the hare is sleeping.
39.The wolf has a winning game when the shepherds quarrel.
40.Though the fox run, the chicken hath wings.
41.Though thy enemy seem a mouse, yet watch him like a lion.
42.Timid dogs bark most.
43.To a boiling pot flies come not.
44.To travel through the world it is necessary to have the mouth of hog, the legs of a stag,
the eyes of a falcon,the ears of an ass, shoulders of a camel, and the face of an ape, and
overplus, a satchel full of money and patience.
45.Tread on a worm and it will turn.
46.True coral needs no painter's brush.
47.Two cats and a mouse, two wives in one house, two dogs and a bone, never aGREe in one.
48.Two dogs over one bone seldom aGREe.
49.Two sparrows on one ear of corn make an ill aGREement.
50.When the cat's away the mice will play.