Classic Old Sayings from Your Grandparents

A stitch in time saves nine.

A penny saved is a penny earned.

Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.

All good things come to those who wait.

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Every cloud has a silver lining.

When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

Don’t bite off more than you can chew.

Don’t judge a book by its cover.

Actions speak louder than words.

The early bird catches the worm.

You reap what you sow.

Better late than never.

The grass is always greener on the other side.

Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.

It’s a piece of cake.

There’s no smoke without fire.

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

It’s the last straw that breaks the camel’s back.

You can’t make an omelette without breaking eggs.

A watched pot never boils.

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

The devil is in the details.

When one door closes, another one opens.

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

The squeaky wheel gets the grease.

Don’t throw stones if you live in a glass house.

People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

The early bird gets the worm.

You can’t judge a book by its cover.

Good things come to those who wait.

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

Necessity is the mother of invention.

What goes up must come down.

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

There’s no place like home.

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

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Blood is thicker than water.

What’s done is done.

Money doesn’t grow on trees.

Practice makes perfect.

The pen is mightier than the sword.

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

When the cat’s away, the mice will play.

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