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Below is a list of proverbs beginning with the letter A:

A baby is an alimentary canal with a loud voice at one end and no responsibility at the other
A bad custom is like a good cake, better broken than kept
A bad excuse is better than none
A bad penny always turns up
A bad workman blames his tools
A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain
A barking dog never bites
A best friend is like a four leaf clover, Hard to find and lucky to have
A bird can sing with a broken wing, but you cant pluck feathers off a frog
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
A black plum is as sweet as a white
A book holds a house of gold
A book is like a garden carried in the pocket
A bus is a vehicle that runs twice as fast when you are after it as when you are in it
A calm sea does not make a skilled sailor
A camel is a horse designed by a committee
A cat has nine lives
A cat may look at a king
A cat may look at a Queen
A celebrity is someone who works hard all his life to become known and then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized
A chain is no stronger than its weakest link
A change is as good as a rest
A child is a person who can dismantle in 5 minutes the toy it took you 5 hours to put together
A cold bitter Christmas, a fat churchyard
A constant guest is never welcome
A creaking door hangs longest
A crowd is not company
A danger foreseen is half avoided
A day of sorrow is longer than a month of joy
A Deaf Husband and a Blind Wife are Always a Happy Couple
a diamond among men
A dog who attends a flea circus most likely will steal the whole show
A drop of ink may make a million think
A drowning man will clutch at straws
A fair exchange is no robbery
A faithful friend is a medicine for life
A fly will not get into a closed mouth
A fool and his money are soon parted
A fool at forty is a fool indeed
A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions
A fool gives; a wise man takes
A Fool May Give a Wise Man Counsel
A fool will laugh when he is drowning
A friend in need is a friend indeed
A friend is not so soon gotten as lost
A friend to all is a friend to none
A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread
A gentleman without an estate is a pudding without suet
A gift given in secret soothes anger, and a bribe concealed in the cloak pacifies great wrath
A golden key opens all doors
A good beginning makes a good ending
A good conscience is the best divinity
A good denial, the best point in law
A Good Example is the Best Sermon
A good lawyer must be a great liar
A good man is hard to find
A good mate is the road map for the spaghetti junction of life
A good name is better than a good face
A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold
A Good Tongue is a Good Weapon
A good tree brings forth good fruit
A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret
A gossips mouth is the devils postbag
A great dowry is a bed full of brambles
A Growing Youth Has a Wolf in His Belly
A guilty conscience needs no accuser
A hairy man is a happy man, a hairy wife is a witch
A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains
A happy heart is better than a full purse
A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit
A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones
A heavy purse gives to a light heart
A hedge between keeps friendship green
A helping hand is no farther than at the end of your sleeve
A house is not a home
A huge part of real love is constant forgiveness
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
A lender nor borrower be
A leopard cannot change its spots
A little of what you fancy does you good
a long way to go
A man comes from the dust and in the dust he will end - and in the meantime it is good to drink a sip of vodka
A man in love is a fool, and an old man in love is the greatest fool of all
A man is at his tallest when he stoops to help a child
A man is judged by his deeds, not by his words
A man is known by the company he keeps
A Man of Words and Not of Deeds is Like a Garden Full of Weeds
A man that breaks his word bids other be false to him
A man walks, God places the feet
A miss is as good as a mile
A miss is as good as a mr
A new broom sweeps clean
A new broom sweeps clean, but the old brush knows all the corners
A nod is as good as a wink to a blind man
A penny always turns up
A person who can smile when things go wrong has found someone to blame it on
A picture paints a thousand words
A place for everything and everything in its place
A positive pessimist is better than a negative optimist
A problem is a chance for you to do your best
A problem shared is a problem halved
A proverb is a true word
A proverb never lies, it is only its meaning which deceives
A quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping on a rainy day
A reed before the wind lives on, while might oaks do fall
A rolling stone gathers no moss
A ruler who oppresses the poor is like a driving rain that leaves no crops
A scalded cat fears cold water
a shining example
A short absence quickens love, a long absence kills it
A slap on the back is only a few inches away from a kick in the butt
A slip of the tongue is no fault of the mind and he who laughs is very unkind
A sly rabbit will have three openings to its den
A Small Spark Makes a Great Fire
A soft answer turneth away wrath
A sprat to catch a mackerel
A spy with flatulence will always blow his cover
A squirrel is just a rat with good PR
A stitch in time saves nine
A tidy house holds a bored woman
A volunteer is worth twenty pressed men
A watched pot never boils
A whistling women and a crowing hen are neither fit for God or men
A wise head keeps a still tongue
A wise son brings joy to his father,but a foolish son grief to his mother
A wonder lasts but nine days
A worry shared is a worry halved
Aaah, a man who runs through airport swing-doors is going to Bangkok
abandon ship
Absence makes the heart grow fonder
Abundance, like want, ruins many
Accidents happen
Accidents will happen in the best regulated families
Actions speak louder than words
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance
Adversity doesnt build character, it reveals it
Adversity Makes Strange Bedfellows
After a famine in the stall comes a famine in the hall
After all is said and done, more is said than done
After dark all cats are leopards
After dinner rest a while, after supper walk a mile
After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box
After the storm comes the calm
Age before beauty
Age has no friend but the wrinkles of the mind
Age is a very high price to pay for maturity
Agree, For The Law is Costly
All are not cooks that walk with long knives
All beginning is difficult The first million is the hardest
All good things come to he who waits
All good things must come to an end
all in good time
All is for the best in the best of the possible worlds
All lay loads on a willing horse!
all over the place
All roads lead to Rome
All sunshine makes a desert
All that glisters is not gold
All the world loves a lover
All things are possible with god
All things come to those who wait
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
All you need is love
Although the Sun May Shine, Leave Not Thy Cloak at Home
Always the bridesmaid,never the bride
An ant may well destroy a whole dam
an apple a day
An apple a day keeps the doctor at bay
An apple a day keeps the doctor away
An English Summer, Three Hot Days and a Thunderstorm
An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth
An old fox is not easily snared
An old Ox makes a straight furrow
An ounce of practice is worth a pound of precept
Angry Men Make Themselves a Bed of Nettles
Another day, another dollar
Any fool can criticise, condemn and complain and most fools do
Any port in a storm
Anybody can make history Only a great man can write it
Appearances are deceptive
April is the cruellest month
Art has no enemy but ignorance
Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity
As busy as a bee
as delicate as a baby's eye lashes
as dirty as a pig
as dry as chapped lips
As is the gardener, so is the garden
As safe as houses
as soft as velvet
as strong as love
As useful as a chocolate fireguard (or teapot)
as wrinkled as an elephant's hide
As you make your bed, so must you lie in it
As you sow, so shall you reap
Ask a silly question and you get a silly answer
Ask no questions and hear no lies
At the end of the game, the King and the pawn go back in the same box
Attack is the best form of defence

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