Here is a collection of some famous proverbs along with their meanings :
A poor workman blames his tools.
Meaning : A person who blames other 's for his failures.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
Meaning : Be grateful for whatever you have.
Action speaks louder than words:
Meaning : One should implement his actions, rather than keep talking about them.
A Jack of all trades is a master of none.
Meaning : One should excel in one skill rather than dabbling in too many.
A Penny saved is a Penny earned.
Meaning : One must understand the importance of saving money.
A merry heart makes a long life.
Meaning : Being happy brings good health.
A stitch in time saves nine.
Meaning : One should avoid procrastinating.
A little learning is a dangerous thing.
Meaning : One should have full knowledge, rather than spreading incomplete information.
A person is known by the company he keeps.
Meaning : One is judged according to the friends he has.
As you sow, so shall you reap.
Meaning : As you do to others, the same comes back to you.
All that glitters is not gold.
Meaning : One should not be led by appearance.
Old is gold.
Meaning : The past has important lessons in our present.