Proverb A Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Explanation / Meaning

When you are away from someone you love, you love them even more. Accidents will happen. Some unfortunate events must be accepted as inevitable. What a person actually does is more important that what they say Actions speak louder than words. they will do. Advice is cheap. It doesn't cost anything to offer advice. Advice is least heeded when most When a problem is serious, people often do not follow the advice needed. given. Advisers run no risks. It's easier to give advice than to act. All cats are grey in the dark. People are undistinguished until they have made a name. All good things come to those who wait. Patience brings rewards. All that glitters is not gold. Appearances can be deceptive. All days are short to Industry and long to Time goes by slowly when you have nothing to do. Idleness. All is fair in love and war Things that are done in love or war can often be excused. All's well that ends well All that glitters is not gold. All things grow with time - except grief. All things are difficult before they are easy. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. There is a solution to everything even though there are doubts. What look good on the outside may not be so in reality. As time goes by, grief subsides little by little. With practice things become easier.

Everybody needs a certain amount of relaxation. It is not good to work all the time. Eating an apple every day can help to keep you healthy. An apple a day keeps the doctor away.* Other interpretation : A small preventive treatment wards off serious problems. When one's financial situation deteriorates, friends tend to An empty purse frightens away friends. disappear. An Englishman's home is a place where he feels safe, enjoys An Englishman's home is his castle. privacy and can do as he wishes. An idle brain is the devil's workshop. When you work you avoid temptation. An onion a day keeps everyone away.* *A humoristic version of "an apple a day..." It is easier to prevent something from happening than to repair the An ounce of prevention is worth a pound damage or of cure. cure the disease later. Anger is the one thing made better by When you are angry, it is best not to speak or act immediately. delay. Any time means no time. If the date of an event remains vague, it will never happen. Something bad or unpleasant today may bring good things in the April showers bring May flowers. future. A bad tree does not yield good apples. A bad workman blames his tools. A bird in hand is worth two in a bush. A bad parent does not raise good children. Blaming the tools for bad workmanship is an excuse for lack of skill. It's better to keep what you have than to risk losing it by searching for something better.

A broken friendship may be soldered but Friendships can be rebuilt after a dispute but will never be as strong will as before. never be sound. A burden of one's own choice is not felt. Something difficult seems easier when it is done voluntarily. A burnt child dreads the fire. A cat has nine lives. A bad experience will make people stay away from certain things. 1) Cats can survive many accidents because they land on their feet

A loaded wagon makes no noise. If you miss an occasion. The strength of a group depends on each individual member. A person's character is judged by the type of people with whom they spend their time. If you don't work. It will be easier to deal with a problem if you discuss it with someone. A swallow does not make the summer. A chain is no stronger than its weakest link. A friend's eye is a good mirror. it seems to take a long time. Confession is the beginning of forgiveness. Correcting a small mistake may help you to avoid making a bigger one. A fool at forty is a fool forever. A good example is the best sermon. to prevent it from getting worse. A monkey in silk is a monkey no less. A fool and his money are soon (easily) parted. A foolish person usually spends money carelessly. A good beginning makes a good end. A fault confessed is half redressed. Someone who helps you when you are in trouble is a real friend. an old beggar. A watched pot never boils A young idler. A tree is known by its fruit. Describes something that will be helpful to all. 2) Three lives = 3 years to play. No matter how someone dresses. You sleep well when you have nothing to feel guilty about. they never will. If you wait anxiously for something. A rolling stone gathers no moss. A man is known by the company he keeps. by moving often. A problem shared is a problem halved. A change is as good as a rest. one avoids being tied down! A dishonest or immoral person can have a bad influence on a group. 3 years to stay. If a task is carefully planned. A change in routine is often as refreshing as a break or a holiday. It's better to deal with a problem at an early stage. If a person keeps moving from place to place. you won't have any money when you're old. a wet April and a cool May fill barn and cellar and bring much hay. they gain neither friends nor possessions. A dry March. A friend to all is a friend to none. Harvest predictions according to the weather. A flower blooms more than once. Another interpretation is that. A new broom sweeps clean. A stumble may prevent a fall. A rising tide lifts all boats. Overcoming adversity leads to competence. A real friend will tell you the truth. A rotten apple spoils the barrel. you can avail of it at another time. it's the same person underneath. Giving an example is better than giving advice. Really wealthy don't talk about money. A leopard cannot change its spots. Someone who is a friend to everyone makes none of them feel special. A good conscience is a soft pillow. A guilty conscience needs no accuser. A friend in need is a friend indeed. 3 years to stray. It is not possible for a bad or unpleasant person to become good or pleasant. A man can die but once. One good event does not mean that everything is alright.without injury. A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner. A loveless life is a living death. A man is as old as he feels himself to be. A stitch in time saves nine. If a person hasn't matured by the age of 40. A man is judged by his actions. A newly-appointed person makes changes energetically. there's a better chance that it will be done well. .

I'll tell you no lies. frost soon. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Better lose the saddle than the horse. A dead person cannot cause difficulties by revealing something that it would be preferable to conceal. Be careful in the choice of the people you associate with. Constant occupation prevents temptation. slow to speak. Blood is thicker than water Blood will out. A person's first duty is to help and care for his own family. Clothes don't make the man. As you sow. People tend to circulate bad news (accidents. Don't bark if you can't bite. Children and fools tell the truth. even if it's late. and 'supper' more often called 'dinner'. People of the same sort are usually found together. People from the same background have the same behaviour. Better untaught than ill -taught Beware of Greeks bearing gifts. illness etc. B Bad news travels fast.) very quickly. Diligence is the mother of good fortune. You have to accept the consequences of your actions. frost may form. so shall you reap Ask me no questions. It's better not to be taught at all than to be taught badly. A clean body is just as important as a pure soul. Hard work brings rewards. Different people have different tastes. Better be the head of a dog then the tail of a lion. It's better to stop and accept a small loss. than not do it at all. Be swift to hear. Be careful not to destroy the source of your income or welfare. C Charity begins at home. Appearances can be deceiving. Better be alone than in bad company. It is useless to take unnecessary risks. When you are separated from the person you love. Beauty is the wisdom of women. When you work you avoid temptation. Clear moon. than change and risk dealingwith somebody worse. It's better to deal with somebody difficult but familiar. Beauty is only skin deep. A person's character is more important than their appearance. There are subjects I'd rather not discuss. Family relationships are stronger than relationships with other people. Wisdom is the beauty of men. If the atmosphere is clear. Refers to two people equally matched in wit or cunning. Listen carefully before speaking. It's better to be too careful than to be careless and regret it later. Don't complain if you can't enforce your point of view. rather than continue and risk losing everything. Cleanliness is next to godliness. A person's background or education will eventually show. Don't trust your enemies. Discretion is the better part of valour Diseases of the soul are more dangerous than those of the body. Dogs of the same street bark alike. Birds of a feather flock together. D Dead men tell no tales Diamond cuts diamond.After dinner rest a while. after supper walk a mile. It's better to do something. Better flatter a fool than fight him. your feelings are even stronger. Today 'dinner' is usually called 'lunch'. Distance makes the heart grow fonder. It's better to avoid disputes with stupid people. It's better to be the leader of a small group than a subordinate in a bigger one. Better safe than sorry Better to drink the milk than to eat the cow. Better the devil you know than the devil you don't know Better late than never. .

There is an explanation for everything.Don't count your chickens before they're You must not be too confident that something will be successful. The least intelligent people are often the most talkative or noisy. No amount of talking can replace action. Give someone enough time and freedom and they will get into trouble. Good and quickly seldom meet. Fool me once. Empty vessels make the most noise. and fork. Don't judge by appearances. Everything is satisfactory. People show what they are really like by what they do. Early to bed and early to rise makes a E man healthy. Experience is the father of wisdom. Familiarity breeds contempt Fine words butter no parsnips. first served. False friends are worse than open enemies. Hard work gives the best results. Give someone an inch and they will take a mile (or yard). Every good thing has an unpleasant side. Every cloud has a silver lining Every man for himself. rather than by what they say. hatched. Inexperienced people act in situations that more intelligent people would avoid Nothing is achieved without effort. Give someone enough rope and they will hang themselves. Every man has his price. What is suggested sounds easy but it is more difficult to actually do it. Don't dig your grave with your own knife Don't do something yourself which causes your own downfall. wealthy and wise. Every man is the architect of his own fortune. Experience and knowledge result in better judgement. Good accounting makes good friends. Everything in the garden is rosy. Every rose has its thorn. fool me twice. The first person in the line will be attended to first. Every path has its puddle. People like to listen to themselves talking. You will keep your friends if you avoid disputes over money. shame on you. Life is what you make it. There is a positive or hopeful side to every unpleasant situation. shame on me. Failure teaches success. A well-done job takes time. Every why has a wherefore. One should learn from one's mistakes. First come. F Facts speak louder than words. Progress is rarely without difficulty.some people are never satisfied. God helps those who help themselves. Everyone's loyalty can be bought for a price. Easier said than done. Give someone a little and they will want more . G Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade. . Don't judge a book by its cover. You must think of your own interests before the interests of others. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread Friendship is love with understanding. Every ass likes to hear himself bray. Elbow grease is the best polish. Knowing somebody very well may lead to a lack of respect for them.

Ignorance is bliss. H Half a loaf is better than none. If you believe you can do something. When two people do something together. one must ride behind. Plants and crops will grow badly if there is no rain in early spring. how it is spent He who plays with fire gets burnt. If something is done too quickly. too soon! It's better to be in good health than to be rich. you must act as well. He who knows nothing. . Avoid regrets by taking time to think before speaking or acting angrily. Hard words break no bones. Honey catches more flies than vinegar. If you share your grief it is easier to bear. If you let something intrusive enter your life. even if it's not as much as you wanted. If in February there be no rain. Wishing alone is of no use. you will avoid 100 days of sorrow. He has enough who is content. If you chase two rabbits. He who hesitates is lost. be a friend. you may miss a good opportunity. Haste makes waste. or your triumph. If wishes were horses. If you try to do two things at the same time. You have many friends when you have no difficulties. If a camel gets his nose in a tent. You should be grateful for something. If two ride a horse. doubts nothing. Possible interpretation: What you do not know causes no worry or sadness. then beggars would ride. He who is everywhere is nowhere. Honesty is the best policy. you will be able to do it. 'tis neither good for hay nor grain. If you want a friend. your life will become difficult . All food tastes good when you are hungry. Health is better than wealth. If you behave in a risky way. Grief divided is made lighter Said when you express the same opinion as another person at the same time.Good management is better than good income. Large successful operations can begin in a small way. Don't express your joy. Great oaks grow from little acorns. the dawn will break Hunger is a good sauce. A happy person needs nothing more. He can who believes he can. You can obtain more cooperation from others by being nice. If you delay your decision too long. you won't succeed in doing either of them. The person who provides the money for something should control He who pays the piper calls the tune. Great minds think alike. you will not catch either one. It's always better to be honest. However long the night. It's not good to do too many things at the same time. He laughs best who laughs last. If you are patient in one moment of anger. Knowledge leads us to make choices. You call home the place where the people you love are. He who wills the end wills the means. his body will follow. A person who feels hatred does not see any qualities in the person he/she hates. If you are determined to do something you will find a way. one will be the leader and the other will be the subordinate. it may be done carelessly and need to be redone. I In times of prosperity friends are plentiful. you are likely to have problems. Hatred is a blind as love. Bad things don't last forever. Home is where the heart is.

In for a penny. Let's forgive and forget past quarrels. God disposes. Don't express regret for something that has happened and cannot be remedied. If you lose something you weep. Let the chips fall where they may. A son's character can be expected to resemble his father's. in for a pound. What you learn when you are young will be invaluable when you grow old. everywhere. Don't rush into doing something until you know how to do it. Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner Education is something you keep forever. If you divide a task into small parts. The more discreet you are. J Justice delayed is justice denied. A man of even limited ability has an advantage over a person who is less able. The most difficult time is just before a problem is solved. Love is blind. It is always darkest before the dawn It's no use crying over spilt milk. the one -eyed man is king. It takes all sorts to make a world. In the land of the blind. People who do not tell the truth must be careful to remember what they say. It never rains but it pours. Let not the sun go down on your wrath. Lightning never strikes in the same place twice Like father. woman is the neck that turns the head. K Knowledge in youth is wisdom in age. Kill one to warn a hundred. Disclosing important information ( to the enemy or a competitor) could result in large losses. If you start something. the less damage you cause. Kill the goose that lays the golden egg. Manners make the man. Look before you leap. Proverb L Laughter is the best medicine. if you find something you keep it. Least said soonest mended. it becomes easier to do. . and this is a good thing. A person in love does not see the faults of the person he/she loves. there is no justice. Destroy something that would be a source of wealth or success. Man proposes. Many hands make light work. it's better to spend the time or money necessary to complete it. Knowledge makes it possible for you to act. An unusual event is not likely to occur again in exactly the same circumstances. Do not stay angry for more than one day. Our destiny depends on God's will. Explanation / Meaning Learn to walk before you run. Little strokes fell great oaks. Sharing work makes work easier. If the law is applied too late. finders keepers. Liars need good memories. like son. Consider possible consequences before taking action. Manage to produce something good using poor material. they will be kind to you. Misfortunes usually come in large numbers. Kindness begets kindness. Warn many by punishing a few. Loose lips sink ships. Knowledge is power. M Make a silk purse out of a sow's ear Man is the head of the family. We should not try to control our destiny. Let bygones be bygones. Losers weepers. People vary in character and abilities. If you are kind to people. Possibly: a person's manners show their origins.

N Necessity is the mother of invention.. treasure.. We tend to forget people or things that we do not see. If you have money you can make more money. Don't miss opportunities that come along. No news is good news. you may spend all your life regretting it. You cannot expect to achieve anything if you don't take risks. we would hear of it. Since we have heard nothing. we can assume that all is well. If you get married too quickly. pound foolish. If the news was bad. People who live in glass houses should not throw One should not criticize others for faults similar to one's own. Memory is the treasure of the mind. P Patience is a virtue Penny wise. No man can serve two masters.Marry in haste. Might as well be hanged for a sheep as If the penalty is going to be the same. repent at leisure. out of mind. Never give up. Similar to : 'no smoke without fire'. Opportunity seldom knocks twice. sucklings Out of sight. twice shy. as good. Don't postpone something you can do now. We all need other people. No wind. . One today is worth two tomorrow. 'One of these days' remains vague. stones. Money is the root of all evil. One good turn deserves another. people are careful to avoid something similar. Nothing ventured. Out of the mouths of babes and Children often speak wisely. After an unpleasant experience. One man's meat is another man's poison People don't always like the same things. There could be some truth in the rumour. Refers to a person who is careful about spending small amounts of money. Money begets money. Men make houses. Only real friends will tell you when your face is Only a real friend will tell you the truth. The need for something forces people to find a way of obtaining it. No smoke without fire. Need teaches a plan. dirty. It's impossible to follow instructions from two different sources. women make homes. O Once bitten. No man is an island. no waves. nothing gained. Never put off till tomorrow what can be done today Never say die. One man's trash is another man's What is useless to one person could be valuable to another. Nobody is perfect. Money doesn't grow on trees. Money is the main cause of wrongdoing and problems. One of these days is none of these days. you might as well commit the (for) a lamb greater offence. A single satisfactory event does not mean that all the others will be One swallow doesn't make a summer. You should be helpful to someone who helps you. It is good to be patient. Necessity will make you find a solution. What you have today is better than what is promised or hoped for. but not careful about spending large amounts of money. One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. You shouldn't waste money because it is not plentiful.

The best things in life are free. The best advice is found on the pillow. Great things may come from small beginnings. Short reckonings make long friends. People don't always do what they announce. The darkest hour is just before dawn. Saying is one thing. A person makes more progress if they do things less quickly. It takes a long time to do a job properly. you will spoil his Spare the rod and spoil the child character. . Sticks and stones will break my bones but names Physical attacks may harm me. If you do not work you will not make money. The devil makes work for idle hands The die is cast. The first step is the hardest. Children resemble their parents. You don't have to pay for what is important : happiness. The devil looks after his own. The early bird catches the worm. Snug as a bug in a rug. Don't be too self-confident or proud. Delaying an action for too long is a waste of time. It is easier to prevent something from happening than to repair the damage or cure the disease later. Friends can be more dangerous than enemies. The end justifies the means. Sickness in the body brings sadness to the mind. or are idle. often get into or make trouble. If you want to do something successfully. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. After a good night's sleep we may find an answer to our problem. Risk everything by relying on one plan (by putting all one's money in one business). There is hope even in the worst of times. with it. There is satisfaction in returning an injury. Success comes to those who deserve it least . You should not expect to do it quickly. If you don't object to something it can be assumed that you agree Silence gives consent. What is forbidden is the most tempting. The more haste. Doing something repeatedly is the only way to become good at it. but cruel words will not. it will get worse. friendship. something may happen to make you look foolish. The most difficult thing is to begin. Do yourself what you advise others to do. good health. A decision has been made and it's impossible to change it.Poverty waits at the gates of idleness. because if you A stitch in time saves nine don't. you should do it as soon as you can. Wrong or unfair methods may be used if the result of the action is good. Debts paid quickly encourage friendship. A quiet person can have much knowledge or wisdom. Practise what you preach Prevention is better than cure Pride comes before a fall. doing is another. will never hurt me Still waters run deep. Procrastination is the thief of time Punctuality is the soul of business Put all your eggs in one basket R Revenge is sweet. People who have no work. Rome was not built in a day. the less speed. It's better to deal with a problem in its early stages. Practice makes perfect. Stolen fruit is the sweetest. If you don't punish a child when he does wrong. Feeling very comfortable. You should always be on time for your business appointments. S Save me from my friends. T Tall oaks grow from little acorns.

A person who doesn't want to do something always finds a reason to avoid it. Time has wings. Being in a crowd makes you feel more confident. People misbehave when their boss. Delaying a decision will not prevent events from taking place. Insults can be more hurtful than physical injuries. Trust not a horse's heel nor a dog's tooth. to forgive divine Too many cooks spoil the broth. There is no fool like an old fool. Truth is stranger than fiction. you are not able to think clearly. the mice play. You cannot argue against facts or refute what is true. A group has more force than an individual. Unwillingness easily finds an excuse. The truth is in the wine. When in Rome. What soberness conceals. tried or tested. the heart doesn't grieve If a person doesn't know about something. If too many people are involved in something. It's when you have problems that you realize who your real friends are. It is wrong to harm someone because they have harmed you. You think that something is true because you want it to be so. Time is valuable and should not be wasted. What a man says drunk. Waste not. Events in real life are sometimes stranger than in fiction. therefore one should forgive. The mouse that has but one hole is If you depend on just one thing. Feed a man well and he will love you. True friends are tested in adversity. You should adopt the customs of the people or country you are . There is a trick in every trade. Be careful of the reaction of animals. do as the Romans do. The real value of something can be judged only after it has been The proof of the pudding is in the eating. If you sleep too much. or the person in authority. What the eye doesn't see. A older person is expected to behave more sensibly. You should not expect praise for acting in a correct or moral way. People have a constant desire to possess more. W Walls have ears. he thinks sober. the more you want. you must actually do it. If you never waste anything. Be careful. Time goes by quickly. Time is money. intentions. There is always one who doesn't behave or perform like the others. People could be listening. Truth has no answer. To err is human. and it fails you. It is human nature to make mistakes. People speak more freely under the influence of alcohol. over. absent. There is an established way of doing things. drunkenness People are less discreet under the influence of alcohol. The way to a man's heart is through his stomach. reveals.The more you have. There is a black sheep in every flock. it will not be done properly. The road to hell is paved with good It's not enough to intend to do something. Two wrongs don't make a right U Union is strength. want not. it cannot hurt them. People speak more freely under the influence of alcohol. The tongue wounds more than a lance. is When the cat's away. alternatives. (Humoristic version : Too many clicks spoil the browse!) Too much bed makes a dull head. V Variety is the spice of life. Doing a lot of different things makes life more interesting. There is safety in numbers Time and tide wait for no man. The wish is father to the thought. you will have no quickly taken. Virtue is its own reward. you will have it when you need it. Words and communication have greater effect than war and The pen is mightier than the sword fighting.

What you eat has an effect on your well-being. Worrying over small details can make them seem worse. Where there's a will. Try first before deciding not to do something. there's a way. You can offer someone an opportunity to do something but you can't force them. When poverty come in the door. Possible interpretation: an easily influenced person can be mislead. You can't teach an old dog new tricks. You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink. You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours. Y You are what you eat. A person with determination will find a way of doing something. . Wisdom is better than strength. Where there's life there's hope. Wonders will never cease! Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow. You help me and I'll help you. Expresses surprise at an unexpected pleasure or event (ironic). You are never too old to learn. and behave in the same way. A person who is used to doing things a certain way cannot change.visiting. You never know what you can do until you try. love goes out the window. Who makes himself a sheep will be eaten by the wolves.

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