A proverb is a short saying/phrase about life that comes from way back in ancient times. They are usually based on some sort of truth with the purpose giving advice or imparting wisdom.
Whether you’re having a casual chat with friends or in a business meeting, you will probably hear proverbs being quoted.
proverbs list J, K and L
Flick through this page to learn some common proverbs beginning with J, K and L.
I’ve included pictures to help you understand the meaning.
Proverbs beginning with J
- jack of all trades, master of none – someone who is good at many things but not an expert at anything
Proverbs beginning with K
- keep your friends close but your enemies closer – you can watch your enemy closely if you are ‘friends’ with them
- kill two birds with one stone – do two things with one piece of effort
- knowledge is power – if you are intelligent, you are more likely to become successful
Proverbs beginning with L
- laughter is the best medicine – laughing will make you feel better
- let bygones be bygones – forget the bad things that happened in the past and be friends
- let sleeping dogs lie – don’t disturb a situation, leave it alone
- lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas – don’t associate with the wrong type of people
- lightning never strikes twice – bad luck/misfortune won’t happen to the same person twice
- like father, like son – a son’s behaviour resembles his father’s behaviour
- little stokes fell great oaks – break a large task into smaller parts and you will succeed
- look before you leap – think about the consequences before you do something
- love is blind – when you are in love. You block out the things around you
- love to live and live to love – spread love and enjoy your life