Fly in your eye? This is a collection of proverbs and quotes about flies.

A fly
Flies have two wings (most other insects have four).

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A blind man swallows many a fly.

A closed mouth catches no flies.

A cow that has no tail should not try to chase away flies.

A drop of honey catches more flies than a hogshead of vinegar.

A fly can drive away horses.

A fly does not mind dying in coconut cream.

A fly follows honey.

A fly in the ointment.
A detrimental circumstance or detail; a drawback.

A fly is nothing; yet it creates loathsomeness.

A fly may conquer a lion.

A fly on the wall.
A person who watches others without being noticed.

A fly to a fly.
Similar to: Birds of a feather flock together.

A fly will not get into a closed mouth.

A fly, Sir, may sting a stately horse and make him wince; but one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still.
Samuel Johnson

A greasy-haired teenager sat alone in a dark bedroom, pointing his wand at the ceiling, shooting down flies.
J.K. Rowling
Source: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

A person is not a fly.

A shut mouth catches no flies.

A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.
Benjamin Franklin

An eagle does not catch flies.

An optimist is one who believes that a fly is looking for a way to get out.

And the LORD did this. Dense swarms of flies poured into Pharaoh's palace and into the houses of his officials, and throughout Egypt the land was ruined by the flies.
Source: Exodus 8:24

And the LORD did what Moses asked: The flies left Pharaoh and his officials and his people; not a fly remained.
Source: Exodus 8:31

As dead flies give perfume a bad smell, so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honor.
Source: Ecclesiastes 10:1

Better a handful of bees than a basket full of flies.

Better have one bee than a host of flies.

Big flies break the spider web.

But on that day I will deal differently with the land of Goshen, where my people live; no swarms of flies will be there, so that you will know that I, the LORD, am in this land.
Source: Exodus 8:22

Can't kill flies with a spear.

Cats, flies and women are ever at their toilets.

Die like flies.
To die in very large numbers.

Do not compare a fly with an elephant.

Do not draw your sword to kill a fly.

Do not make an elephant out of a fly.

Do not remove a fly from your friend's forehead with a hatchet.

Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead.

Do what we can, summer will have its flies.

Dying flies spoil the sweetness of the ointment.

Eagles don't catch flies.

Even a fly has its anger.

Even a fly has its spleen.

Even a lion must defend himself against the flies.

Even flies have ears.

Even if a chef cooks just a fly, he would keep the breast for himself.

Even the lion has to defend himself against flies.

Every fly has its shadow.

Every once in a while you come across a farm or some dead little town where the liveliest thing is the flies.
Bill Bryson
Source: Lost Continent

Fine fruit will have flies about it.

Flies and priests can enter any house.

Flies are caught more readily with a single drop of honey than with a cask of vinegar.

Flies come to feasts unasked.

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