Sayings beginning with P. Select a saying for more details.

Patience is a virtue

The ability to wait for something without getting angry or upset is a valuable quality in a person.

Patience surpasses learning

1) The ability to wait for a long time without getting angry is even better than education. 2) the capacity to accept delay without getting upset will achieve more than study in the end

Pay beforehand was never well served

If you pay for a service before you receive it, you will not get good service.

People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones

This saying warns us against hypocrisy. We should not criticize other people for things we do ourselves.

Poor men go to heaven as soon as rich

God makes no distinction between people with money and people without money.

Possession is nine points of the law

This saying suggests that the person who physically has ownership of something is in a stronger legal position than someone who claims to be the owner.

Practice makes perfect

The more you do something, the better you become at it. Regular exercise of a skill or activity helps you become expert at it.

Prevention is better than cure

It's better to take care that a problem does not happen than to have to solve the problem afterwards. It's easier to stop something bad from happening in the first place than to fix the damage after it has happened.

Pride comes before a fall

If we are too proud about ourselves or something, we will probably meet with failure or disaster. When we are too self-important or conceited, something is sure to happen to make us look foolish.

Put the pedal to the metal American English

Go as fast as possible.

Contributor: Josef Essberger