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Common proverbs beginning with letter A

November 15th, 2014 in English for children

Here are some common English proverbs with their meanings.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

This proverb means that being away from somebody will make you love them even more.

Absence certainly makes the heart grow fonder. When he went away to work in Nigeria he missed his wife and children badly.

Actions speak louder than words

Used to mean that what you do is far more important than what you say.

All good things must come to an end

Used to mean that all enjoyable things will eventually end

All is fair in love and war

Used to mean that you can do just about anything to win a war or the heart of your girlfriend

All’s well that ends well

Used to mean that when the end result is good, we should be happy with everything else

All roads lead to Rome

Used to mean that there are several ways to achieve a goal

All that glitters is not gold

Many things that look good don’t have much value.

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

Used to mean that if you are always working and don’t have time for relaxing, it is not good for you.

Any port in a storm

Used to mean that when you are in trouble, you will accept help from any source – even from people whom you don’t like