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Proverbs Starting with letter E - part 1
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Each child brings his own blessing into the world.
Each cross has its own inscription.
Each day you can admire the moon, the snow and the flowers.
Each has his own way of moving.
Each head its sentence.

Each hour injures, the last one slays.
Each is the maker ('smith') of his own fortune.
Each man has his peculiar hobby.
Each man makes his own shipwreck.
Each man must ride the road of his own fate.
Each monkey on its branch.
Each one helps himself of self-conceit and holy water.
Each one in their profession.
Each one is meant for what he was born for.
Each one to his owner.
Each one with his peer.
Each people knows with which line to sew.
Each person eats what he likes best.
Each snowflake in an avalanche pleads its innocence.
Each thing has its use, and each thread its spindle.
Each time it is different.
Eagles catch no flies.
Eagles do not breed doves.
Eagles don't catch flies.
Earlier variants of this proverb are recorded as' Hell is paved with good intentions. 'recorded as early as 1670, and an even earlier variant by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_of_Clairvaux Saint Bernard of Clairvaux]' Hell is full of good intentions or desires.
Early bird hops further.
Early flowers give no seed.
Early marriage, long love.
Early ripe, early rotten.
Early risers travel far away.
Early rising is most conducive to health.
Early sleep and early wake up, gives health and makes you grow.
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. (attibuted to Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac).
Early to rise and late to bed, lifts again the debtor's head.
Early, not late remedies are the most effective.
Earnestness and sport go well together.
Ears are usually uninvited guests.
Ears do not grow higher than the head.
Ears have no covers.
Earth belongs to the brave but heaven to those who deserve it.
Earth is but a marketplace; heaven is home.
Earth is dearer than gold.
Earth is like a prison: we all go in through the same door, but we stay in different cells.
Earth is old, but it is not mad.
Earth is the queen of beds.
Ease and honor are seldom bedfellows.
Easier said than done.
Easier to bend the body than the will.
Easier to rule a nation than a son.
East West, home best.
East or west, home is best.
East, west, home's best.
Easy come, easy go.
Easy does it.
Easy to believe in heaven's law, but so hard to keep.
Easy to enroll a thousand soldiers. But, ah, one general!.
Easy to enroll a thousand soldiers. But, ah, one general!.
Easy to keep the castle that was never besieged.
Easy to know men's faces, not their hearts.
Easy to run downhill, much puffing to run up.
Easy to say is hard to do.
Eat according to the limits of your provisions; walk according to the length of your step.
Eat and drink measurely, and defy the mediciners.
Eat and drink with your relatives; do business with strangers.
Eat and take belly, because tomorrow the assistant of the executioner will come to take the skin.
Eat before falling in love.
Eat bread at pleasure, drink wine by measure.
Eat bread that's light, and cheese by weight.
Eat breakfast yourself, share dinner with your friend, give the supper to your enemy.
Eat coconuts while you have teeth.
Eat in Poland, drink in Hungary, sleep in Germany, and make love in Italy.
Eat less, live longer.
Eat the wind and swallow bitterness.
Eat to live and not live to eat.
Eat to live, don't live to eat.
Eat to live, not live to eat.
Eat until you are half full; drink until you are half drunk.
Eat what is cooked; listen to what is said.
Eat what you have found with your relatives, non-relatives are forgetful.
Eat what's been well cooked, drink liquids which are clear, and speak what is true.

Eat whatever thou likest, but dress as others do.
Eat whatever you like, but dress as others do.
Eat when the meal is ready, speak when the time is ripe.
Eat with him, and beware of him.
Eat with pleasure; drink with measure.
Eat with the devil but give him a long spoon.
Eat with your mouth, pay with your back.
Eat your fish while it is fresh, marry your daughter while she is young.
Eat your fish while it is still fresh and marry the girl while she is still young.
Eat, bird, or die! (Eat or die!).
Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we shall die.
Eaten bread is soon forgotten.
Eating and drinking holds body and soul together.
Eating and scratching are in the beggining.
Eating and scratching want but a beginning.
Eating needs chewing, talking needs thinking.
Eating sets the head to rights.
Eating teaches drinking.
Eating while seated makes one of large size; eating while standing makes one strong.
Ebb does not follow ebb -- flood is in between.
Economy is a great revenue.
Economy is the wealth of the poor and the wisdom of the rich.
Education begins a gentleman, conversation completes him.
Education is a progressive discovering of our own ignorance. .
Education is life not books.
Education is the poor man's haven.
Education is what you know, not what's in the book.
Education keeps you on the road.
Education makes machines which act like men and produces men who act like machines.
Education won't knock you down in the ditch.
Eels become accustomed to skinning.
Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort makes all the difference!.
Eggs and iron must not be in the same bag.
Eggs and oaths are easily broken.
Eggs and promises are easily broken.
Eggs are put to hatch on a chance.
Eggs cannot be unscrambled.
Eggs cannot teach a hen.
Eggs don't teach the hens anything.
Eggs have no business dancing with stones.
Eggs may be smarter than the chickens, but it doesn't take long for them to stink.
Eggs should not fight stones.
Egotism is an alphabet of one letter.
Eighteen daughters beautiful as goddesses are not as good as one crippled son.
Either Caesar, or nobody.
Either a man or a mouse.
Either a ship or a tuft of feathers.
Either act as you speak, or speak as you act.
Either act or die.

Either by might or by sleight.
Either chest in crosses(orders), or a head in bushes.
Either conquer or die.
Either do as your neighbors do, or move away.
Either fight not with priests or beat them to death.
Either it doesn't help or it isn't needed.
Either learn or leave.
Either never attempt a thing or carry it out.
Either rich or hanged.
Either teach, or learn, or leave.' Inscription in St. Paul's School according to the Diaries of Samuel Pepys.
Either the mule will die, or he that goads it.
Either tolerate or die.
Either you sink or you swim.
Elbow grease is the best polish.
Elbow-grease is a great preventative of disease.
Elder-berry is in the kitchen-garden, therefore your Uncle is in.
Elephants are killed for their ivory, birds for their feathers.
Eleven persons take eleven paths.
Elm trees have beautiful branches but hardly ever bear fruit.
Eloquence avails nothing against the voice of gold.
Emergency does not read the law.
Empty barrel rumbles the most.
Empty barrels and insignificant people always make the most noise.
Empty barrels are the noisiest.
Empty barrels give the most sound.
Empty barrels make the most noise.
Empty casks make the most noise.
Empty casks make the most sound.
Empty expressions. Bombast.
Empty hands only please their owner.
Empty houses are full of noises.
Empty pitchers ring loudest.
Empty pots make the most noise.
Empty pots will never boil over.
Empty rooms make giddy housewives.
Empty sacks will never stand upright.
Empty the clear path to heaven, crowded the dark road to hell.
Empty the glass if you would judge of the drink.
Empty vessels make most noise.
Empty vessels make most noise/sound.
Empty vessels make much noise.
Empty vessels make the greatest sound.
Empty vessels make the most sound.
Empty waggons make most noise.
Emulation begets emulation.
Emulation is the whetstone of talent.
Emulation is the whetstone of wit.
End well, all well.
Ends do not justify the means.

England's difficulty is Ireland's opportunity.
English equivalent: Monkeys play by sizes.
English version.
Enjoy what you don't know.
Enjoy your little while the fool seeks for more.
Enjoy yourself - it's later than you think.
Enjoy yourself, for there is nothing in the world we can call our own.
Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think.
Enjoying the fruits of the labour of others.
Enough food and a pipe full of tobacco makes you equal to the immortals.
Enough is as good as a feast.
Enough is better than a sackful.
Enough is better than too much.
Enough is enough, and too much spoils.
Enough is great riches.
Enough shovels of earth -- a mountain. Enough pails of water -- a river.
Enough's as good as a feast.
Enough, even to loathing.
Enter alcohol, exit words.
Enter not at all, or else pass through.
Entreat the churl and the bargain is broken off.
Entreaties to get him to sing, and entreaties to leave off.
Entreaty and right do the deed.
Envious persons never compliment, they only swallow.
Envy accomplishes nothing.
Envy can breed swans from bad duck eggs.
Envy crieth of spite where honour rideth.
Envy does not enter an empty house.
Envy does not enter empty houses.
Envy eats nothing but its own heart.
Envy eats nothing, but its own heart.
Envy envies itself.
Envy goes beyond avarice.
Envy is its own torturer.
Envy is the companion of glory.
Envy never has a holiday.
Envy no man.
Envy sees the sea but not the rocks.
Envy shoots at others and wounds itself.
Envy waits on boasting.
Envy was never a good spokesman.
Epigrams succeed where epics fail.
Equal children play best.
Erring is not cheating.
Error is no payment.
Escaping from the smoke he falls into the fire.
Eternal peace lasts only until the next war.
Eternal peace lasts until the next war.
Eternity makes room for a salty cucumber.
Even Buddhist priests of the same temple quarrel occasionally.
Even God cannot make two mountains without a valley in between.
Even God is fed up of workless(lazy} people.
Even Hercules can't against two.
Even Jupiter himself cannot be in love and wise at the same time.
Even a ball of wool has a beginning.
Even a big elephant can be caught in one female hair.
Even a blind pig finds an acorn every once in awhile.
Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn sometimes.
Even a boy can beat a man when bound.
Even a broken/stopped clock is right twice a day.
Even a cat appreciates kind words.

Even a child may beat a man that's bound.
Even a clock that does not work is right twice a day.

These are Proverb Examples from around the world, some have been translated from their original language to english.

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