Nov 262015
 

MOST USED PROVERBS

  1. Two wrongs don’t make a right-When someone has done something bad to you, trying to get revenge will only make things worse
  2. When in Rome, do as the Romans-Act the way that the people around you are acting.
  3. When the going gets tough, the tough gets going-Strong people don’t give up when they come across challenges. They just work harder.
  4. People who live in glass houses should not throw stones-Don’t criticize other people if you’re not perfect yourself.
  5. Hope for the best but prepare for the worst-Bad things might happen, so be prepared.
  6. Better late than never-It’s best to do something on time. But if you can’t do it on time, do it late.
  7. Keep your friends close and enemies closer-If you have an enemy, pretend to be friends with them instead of openly fighting with them. That way you can watch them carefully and figure out what they’re planning.
  8. A picture is worth a thousand words-Pictures conveying emotions and messages better than written or spoken explanations.
  9. There is no place like home-Your own home is the most comfortable place to be.
  10. There is no such thing as free lunch-Things that are offered for free always have a hidden cost.
  11. The early bird catches the worm-You should wake up and start work early if you want to succeed.
  12. You can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs-When you try to do something great, you’ll probably make a few people annoyed or angry. Don’t worry about those people; just focus on the good results.
  13. God help those who help themselves-Don’t just wait for good things to happen to you. Work hard to achieve your goals.
  14. You can’t always get what you want-Don’t whine and complain if you don’t get what you wanted.
  15. Cleanliness in next to godliness-Be clean. God likes that.
  16. Beggars can’t be choosers-If you’re asking for a favour from someone else, you have to take whatever they give you.
  17. Actions speak loader then words-Just saying that you’ll do something doesn’t mean much. Actually doing it is harder and more meaningful.
  18. Practice makes a man perfect-You have to practice a skill a lot to become good at it.
  19. Too many cooks spoil the broth-When there are too many people trying to lead and give their opinions, it’s confusing and leads to bad results
  20. If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it.- Don’t try to improve something that already works fairly well. You’ll probably end up causing new problems.
  21. Easy come, easy go.- When you get money quickly, like by winning it, it’s easy to spend it or lose it quickly as well.
  22. Don’t bite the hand the feeds you-If someone’s paying you or helping you out, you have to be careful not to make them angry or say bad things about them.
  23. All good things must come to an end.- You can’t keep having good luck or fun forever; eventually it will stop.
  24. If you can’t beat them, join them.- When you try to change someone’s behaviour and it doesn’t work, you might have to change instead.
  25. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure-Different people have different ideas about what’s valuable.
  26. There s no time like the present-If you need to do something, don’t wait until later. Do it now.
  27. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder-Different people have different ideas about what’s beautiful.
  28. Necessity is the mother of all invention-When you’re really in need, you think of creative solutions to your problems.
  29. A penny saved is a penny earned-Save your money. Saving money is just like making money.
  30. You can’t judge a book by its cover-Things sometimes look different than they really are.
  31. Good things come to those who wait-Be patient. Eventually something good will happen to you.
  32. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket-Have a backup plan. Don’t risk all of your money or time in one plan.
  33. Two heads are better than one-When two people cooperate with each other, they come up with better ideas.
  34. The grass is always greener on the other side of the hill-People tend to want whatever they don’t have.
  35. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link-If one member of a team doesn’t perform well, the whole team will fail.
  36. Honesty is the best policy-Don’t lie.
  37. Absence makes the heart grow fonder-Sometimes it’s good to be away from your partner, because it makes you want to see each other again.
  38. If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself-Don’t trust other people to do important things for you. You have to do things yourself to control the quality of the results.
  39. Strike while the iron is hot– To take advantage of an opportunity
  40. You can’t have your cake and eat it too-You cant have it both ways.
  41. Practice makes the man perfect– Everything is difficult when you are a beginner. But if you stick with it, if you keep practicing, you can master anything.
  42. Where there is a will, there is a way-if you have the will to meet the problems that are in front of you, there is a way to overcome them.
  43. Don’t make a mountain of an anthill-One should not exaggerate small problems
  44. An apple a day keeps the Doctor away-An apple is full of Vitamin C, which keeps you healthy. Eating nutritious food keeps you healthy.
  45. Better late than never-While being the early bird is the best; even latecomers may get something for coming. It would be a lot worse if they never came at all.
  46. The cat is out of the bag-a secret has been told
  47. Don’t bite off more than you can chew– It’s the same if you take on more work or responsibility than you can handle you will have a difficult time.
  48. You made your bed, now you have to lie in it– One can’t trade places with anyone else. One must live with the results of one’s actions, so make good choices.
  49. It takes two to tango.- This proverb is often said during a fight in which one person is putting all of the blame on the other person, when both people were actually responsible. two people are responsible for some situations, so you can’t just blame one person.-
  50. It is no use crying over spilled milk- Don’t waste time worrying about little things that cannot be changed.
  51. Learn to walk before you run– All things will come in time, but you must be patient and go through the proper process.
  52. Money doesn’t grow on trees– money must be earned through hard work, and doesn’t “grow back” after you spend it.
  53. It’s the tip of the iceberg– The situation where you are only beginning to understand the problem and the little signs that you can see are in fact part of a much larger problem.
  54. Ignorance is a bliss– it feels better and you’re more comfortable when you don’t know about certain things.
  55. The forbidden fruit is always the sweetest– if something isn’t allowed, you often want it the most
  56. Every cloud has a silver lining– Every bad situation has some good parts to it—you just have to look for them
  57. Once bitten twice shy–  From experience, we learn to avoid situation causing trouble or distress
  58. Let bygones be bygones– Forget you past complains and start over afresh.
  59. Give a man enough rope and he’ll hang himself.– If you give excess freedom to someone they will eventually make themselves fall in trouble.
  60. Make hay while the sun shines.- If you get an opportunity, you must try to take immediate benefit out of it.

 

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