Huge Collection of Famous Proverbs. Do you know what a proverb is? Proverbs are wise words of advice. They are also the most common expressions that native English speakers use. In this lesson, I’ll teach you five popular English proverbs. By watching this lesson, you’ll not only learn to speak and understand English better, you’ll also gain the wisdom of these proverbs! Before you start using these expressions, take the quiz to make sure that you know exactly how to use them!