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Proverbs For Kids – 250 Most Powerful Proverbs

Looking for the best proverbs for kids? Here are over 250 powerful proverbs for kids that will help your kids to grow.


Here we have over 250 powerful proverbs for kids that will help and inspire your kids to grow. 


Let’s chat about proverbs for kids.

For those who don’t know it, I love a good proverb!

In short, a proverb is a succinct, interesting saying which states a general truth or piece of advice about life.

They often seem like a riddle but they usually contain so much wisdom.

Read the following list with your kids and see if both you and your child can work out what important lesson about life each proverb is trying to convey.

There is always ALWAYS a gem hidden inside every good proverb!









A good conscience is a soft pillow.

A friend’s frown is better than a fool’s smile.

A friend in need is a friend indeed.

A friend is easier lost than found.

A friend to everybody is a friend to nobody.

A problem shared is a problem halved.

All’s fair in love and war.

A bully is always a coward.

A chain is no stronger than its weakest link.

A rolling stone gathers no moss.





After the storm comes the calm.

A change is as good as a holiday.

A stitch in time saves nine.

A fool and his money are soon parted.

A bad workman blames his tools

A good reputation is a fair estate.

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

An idle man is the devil’s playfellow.

An ounce of protection is worth a pound of cure.

A wise man doesn’t need advice, and a fool won’t take it.

A poor man is better than a liar.

A fool in a gown is none the wiser.

Always in a hurry, always behind.

Accidents will happen.

All’s well that ends well.

As is the gardener so is the garden.

A spark can start a great fire.









Adversity and loss make a man wise

An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.

As one door closes, another always opens.

All promises are either broken or kept.

All things come to those that wait.

A man is known by the company he keeps.

An injury is forgiven better than an injury revenged.

Appearances are deceptive.

Actions speak louder than words.

Angry words fan the fire like wind.

A watched pot never boils.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

A penny saved is a penny earned.

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

A cat has nine lives.

A man too careful of danger lives in continual torment.

An elephant never forgets.

As you sow, so shall you reap.

Best to bend it while it’s a twig.

Better to go back than go wrong.

Birds of a feather flock together.

Beggars can’t be choosers

Better to have than to wish.




Better to be poor and healthy rather than rich and sick.

Bread never falls but on its buttered side.

Bad news travels fast.

Blood is thicker than water.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Before you meet the handsome prince you have to kiss a lot of toads.

Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.

Better safe than sorry.

Better late than never.

Cheerfulness smooths the road of life.

Cheap is dear in the long run.

Cut off one’s nose to spite one’s face.

Cleanliness is next to Godliness.








Content is health to the sick and riches to the poor.

Curiosity killed the cat; Satisfaction brought it back.

Call a spade a spade.

Charity begins at home.

Diligence is the mother of good luck.

Different strokes for different folks.

Do right and fear no man

Do as I say not as I do.

Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.

Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.

Don’t blow your own trumpet.

Do unto others as you would have them do to you.

Divide and conquer.

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

Deeds are fruits, words are but leaves.

Don’t cross your bridges until you come to them.

Every cloud has a silver lining.

Every path has its puddle.

Every man has his price.





Experience is the father of wisdom.

Experience is the best teacher.

Easy come, easy go.

Experience is the hardest teacher. She gives the test first and the lesson afterwards.

Everything has an end.

Everybody must row with the oars he has.

Every dog has its day.

Early to bed, early to rise, makes you healthy, wealthy & wise.

Empty vessels make the most noise.

Fore-warned is fore-armed.

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

Fall seven times. Stand up eight.

First in best dressed.

Find a coin pick it up, All the day you’ll have good luck.










Drop a penny, leave it lay, Bring someone a lucky day

Four eyes are better than two.

Fortune favours the bold.

First come, first served.

First impressions are the most lasting.

Good company on the road is the shortest cut.

Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.

Give them an inch and they’ll take a mile.

Give credit where credit is due.

Greediness burst the bag.

Grief divided is made lighter.




Growing old is inevitable; growing up is optional.

Home is where the heart is.

Hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

He that hurts another, hurts himself.

Heavy givers are light complainers.

Honour is a gift you give yourself.

Hasty climbers have sudden falls.

Hatred is as blind as love.

Honesty is the best policy.

He has enough who is content.





He is rich that is satisfied.

His bark is louder than his bite.

Hard work never did anyone any harm.

He who won’t be advised, can’t be helped.

He who stops at every stone never gets to his journey’s end.

He who fights and runs away, lives to fight another day.

His eyes are bigger than his belly.

It is no use crying over spilt milk.

It never rains but it pours.







It is better to stay silent and be thought a fool, than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.

If the cap fits, wear it.

In one ear and out the other.

If you lie down with dogs, you’ll get up with fleas.

It is better to stay silent and be thought a fool,   than to open one’s    mouth and remove all doubt.

If anything can go wrong, it will.

If you don’t know where you’re going, then the journey is never ending.




It is better to be green and growing than ripe and rotten.

It is easier to destroy than to build.

It is hard to soar like an eagle when surrounded by turkeys.

It is too late closing the gate after the horse has bolted.

It is the first step that is difficult.

It’s not over until it’s over.

If you don’t say it you will not have to unsay it.

It takes two to have an argument.

If a job is worth doing it is worth doing well.

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

If you can’t help, don’t hinder.

It is easy to criticise others work, when you are not working.





Keep your mouth shut and your eyes open.

Kill two birds with the one stone.

Leave no stone unturned.

Let the buyer beware.

Love sees no faults.

Love to live and live to love.

Leave tomorrow till tomorrow.

Like a fish out of water.

Live and learn.

Look before you leap.




Let sleeping dogs lie.

Lost time is never found again.

Mighty oaks from tiny acorns grow.

Marry in haste, repent at leisure.

Memory is the treasure of the mind.

Many hands make light work.

Many a true word spoken in jest.

Money doesn’t grow on trees.

Manners maketh the man.

Many a true word spoken in jest.





No sense closing the barn door after the horse has bolted.

Necessity is a hard nurse, but she raises strong children.

Never spend your money before you have it.

Never put off ’til tomorrow what you can do today.

Never look a gift horse in the mouth.

No life can be dreary when work is a delight.

Not to break is better than to mend.

Never let the sun set on angry heart.

No man or woman is worth your tears, and the one who is, won’t make you cry.

No man is an island.

No news is good news.

Nothing is ill said if it is not ill taken.

Necessity is the mother of invention.

No-one can be caught in places he does not visit.

Nobody can serve two masters.

One man’s loss is another man’s gain.

One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.

Once a task has first begun, never quit until it’s done,
be the labour great or small, do it well or not at all.

One picture is worth a thousand words.




Out of sight, out of mind.

One of these days is none of these days.

Procrastination is the thief of time.

People living in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

Patience is a virtue.

People who live in glass houses should not throw stones.

Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Rules are made to be broken.

Red sky at night, sailors delight. Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning.

Seize the day






Some of the best gifts come in small packages.

Step by step one goes far.

Say what you mean and mean what you say.

Silence is golden.

Speak clearly, if you speak at all.

Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.

Strike while the iron’s hot.

Still waters run deep.

Too many cooks spoil the broth.

Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves.

The wise man is deceived once but the fool twice.

The harder you work, the luckier you are.

The early bird catches the worm.

The leopard does not change his spots.

The sleepy fox catches no chickens.





To scare a bird is not the way to catch it.

The beaten path is safest.

The best ground bears weeds as well as flowers.

The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.

The longest journey begins with the first step.

The best things in life are free.

The family that prays together, stays together.

The longer you live the more you see.

The pen is mightier than the sword.

The receiver is as bad as the thief.

The darkest hour is before the dawn.

There’s no such thing as a free lunch.

There’s no place like home.

There’s always one rotten apple in every box.

Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

Tomorrow is a new day.

Two heads are better than one.

To wait and be patient soothes many a pang.

To the world you may be one person, but to one person, you may be the world.

The best things are not bought and sold.




To err is human.

The course of love never did run smooth.

There is a thin line between love and hate.

True beauty lies within.

The customer is always right.

To each his own.

Use not today what tomorrow will need.

Where there’s a will there’s a way.

We cannot erase the sad records from our past.

What the eye doesn’t see, the heart doesn’t grieve over.

What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.

While there’s life there’s hope.

When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

Where there’s smoke there’s fire.

Wisdom is better than strength.

Wisdom is neither inheritance nor a legacy.

Wise it is to comprehend the whole.

What can’t be cured must be endured.

What you eat today walks and talks tomorrow.

While the cats away the mice will play.

Waste not, want not.

When dew is on the grass, no rain will come to pass.

You cannot lose what you never had.







You have to crawl before you walk.

You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.

You are what you eat.

You can’t always get what you want.

You can’t have your cake and eat it too.

You can eat an elephant if you do it one mouthful at a time.

You can’t unscramble a scrambled egg.

You can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.

You can’t buy a racehorse for the price of a donkey.

You made your bed, now you must lie in it.

You can’t judge a book by its cover.

You can’t put an old head on young shoulders.

You never know what you can do till you try.




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