Example of English Proverbs Starting with the Letter 'D'
Death is the grand leveller.
Death pays all debts.
Death when it comes will have no denial.
Debt is the worst poverty.
Deeds, not words.
Delays are dangerous.
Desperate diseases must have desperate remedies.
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Different sores must have different salves.
Different strokes for different folks.
Diligence is the mother of success (good luck).
Diseases are the interests of pleasures.
Diseases come on horseback, but steal away on foot.
Divide and rule.
Do as you would be done by.
Do or die.
Do the thing you fear, the death of fear is certain.
Do unto others as you would have done to you.
Doctors make the worst patients.
Dog does not eat dog.
Dog eats dog.
Dogs that put up many hares kill none.
Doing is better than saying.
Don't burn your bridges before they're crossed.
Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.
Don't cross a bridge until you come to it.
Don't cross the bridges before you come to them.
Don't cry over spilt milk.
Don't cut off your nose to spite your face.
Don't have thy cloak to make when it begins to rain.
Don't have too many irons in the fire.
Don't keep a dog and bark yourself.
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
Don't make a mountain out of a molehill.
Don't mend what isn't broken.
Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
Don't put the cart before the horse.
Don't sell the bear's skin before you've caught it.
Don't shut the barn door after the horse is gone.
Don't shut the gate after the horse has bolted.
Don't spit into the wind.
Don't throw out the baby with the bathwater.
Don't trouble trouble until trouble troubles you.
Don't trudge mud into the house of love.
Don't whistle (halloo) until you are out of the wood.
Dot your i's and cross your t's.
Doubt is the beginning, not the end, of wisdom.
Draw not your bow till your arrow is fixed.
Drive the nail that will go.
Drunken days have all their tomorrow.
Drunkenness reveals what soberness conceals.
Dumb dogs are dangerous.