A fool and his money are soon parted
If you don’t take good care of your money and use it sensibly, you will soon lose it. This proverb is used typically when a certain person is being cheated or taken advantage of financially by someone else, or has paid too much for something.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing
Having a slight knowledge and understanding of something can tempt you into overestimating your ability and trying to deal with something that requires more specialist knowledge.
All that glitters is not gold
This proverb is used as a warning against judging by appearances, in case you are misled into thinking that someone or something is better than they actually are.
A man is known by the company he keeps
People assume that, whatever your friends and associates are like, you will be much the same.
A penny saved is a penny earned
If you save a penny, it is as if you have earned it again, because you still have a penny; if you spend it, you will have nothing.
As you sow, so you reap
You will eventually have to accept the consequences of your actions.
A trouble shared is a trouble halved
It often helps to discuss a problem with someone, rather than worrying about it alone.
Curiosity killed the cat
Being inquisitive can expose you to danger. This proverb is typically used to discourage a child who is asking too many questions.
Cut your coat according to your cloth
You must take your resources into account in the kind of lifestyle you adopt. This is usually a warning to live within your income.
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise
This proverb recommends going to bed early and getting up early, claiming that it has advantages not only for your physical health, but also your financial situation and your mental performance. It is often used in the shortened form “early to bed and early to rise”.
Eat to live, not live to eat
This proverb warns us that the purpose of eating is to keep us alive. We should not regard eating as an end in itself.
Gives a man enough rope and he’ll hang himself
If you give someone full scope and freedom to do as they wish, they will eventually do something that damages or destroy them.