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What Is An English Proverb And What Are Their Meanings?

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You can't teach an old dog new tricks
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Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
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A proverb is an old saying, usually nobody is sure where it comes from, but people repeat it because they feel that its meaning is something wise or useful. Many proverbs are more or less the same in different languages.

A few examples of English proverbs:

"Empty vessels make the most noise" - this means that the more you talk and show off, the less real knowledge or intelligence you have.

"Two wrongs don't make a right" - if someone has done something bad to you, you wil not help the situation by doing something bad - taking your revenge - to them. You will just have two wrong actions instead of one.

"Don't count your chickens until they're hatched" -don't be too sure of the future. Like many proverbs this is actually based on an old fable.

There are hundreds of sayings like these - you can see a lot more english proverbs if you follow this link.
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A barking dog never bites.
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Knowledge is power

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