Proverb A Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Accidents will happen.
Actions speak louder than words. Advice is cheap. Advice is least heeded when most needed. Advisers run no risks. All cats are grey in the dark. All good things come to those who wait. All that glitters is not gold.
Explanation / Meaning When you are away from someone you love, you love them even more. Some unfortunate events must be accepted as inevitable. What a person actually does is more important that what they say they will do. It doesn't cost anything to offer advice. When a problem is serious, people often do not follow the advice given. It's easier to give advice than to act. People are undistinguished until they have made a name. Patience brings rewards. Appearances can be deceptive.
All days are short to Industry and long to Time goes by slowly when you have nothing to do. Idleness. Things that are done in love or war can often be All is fair in love and war excused. There is a solution to everything even though All's well that ends well there are doubts. What look good on the outside may not be so in All that glitters is not gold. reality. All things grow with time - except grief. All things are difficult before they are easy. All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. An apple a day keeps the doctor away.* 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. Other interpretation: A small preventive treatment wards off serious problems. When one's financial situation deteriorates, friends tend to disappear. An Englishman's home is a place where he feels safe, enjoys privacy and can do as he wishes. When you work you avoid temptation. *A humoristic version of "an apple a day..."
An empty purse frightens away friends. An Englishman's home is his castle. An idle brain is the devil's workshop. An onion a day keeps everyone away.*
It is easier to prevent something from happening An ounce of prevention is worth a pound than to repair the damage or cure the disease of cure. later. When you are angry, it is best not to speak or act Anger is the one thing made better by immediately. delay. If the date of an event remains vague, it will Any time means no time. never happen.
A bad tree does not yield good apples. Someone who is a friend to everyone makes none of them feel special. A foolish person usually spends money carelessly. If you miss an occasion. break or a holiday. If a person hasn't matured by the age of 40.April showers bring May flowers. A fool and his money are soon (easily) parted. 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 as before. 3 years to stray.
Blaming the tools for bad workmanship is an excuse for lack of skill. 1) Cats can survive many accidents because they land on their feet without injury. A fool at forty is a fool forever. link. you can avail of it at another time. A friend to all is a friend to none. A leopard cannot change its spots. A friend's eye is a good mirror. A flower blooms more than once. A good beginning makes a good end. A dry March. 2) Three lives = 3 years to play. A loveless life is a living death. Something difficult seems easier when it is done A burden of one's own choice is not felt. A real friend will tell you the truth. will never be sound. they never will. A loaded wagon makes no noise. fill barn and cellar and bring much hay. 3 years to stay. A bad parent does not raise good children. It is not possible for a bad or unpleasant person to become good or pleasant. A friend in need is a friend indeed. If a task is carefully planned. Giving an example is better than giving advice. A guilty conscience needs no accuser. A fault confessed is half redressed. there's a better chance that it will be done well. a wet April and a cool May Harvest predictions according to the weather.
. from certain things. A man can die but once. Confession is the beginning of forgiveness. A good conscience is a soft pillow. You sleep well when you have nothing to feel guilty about. A bad experience will make people stay away A burnt child dreads the fire. voluntarily. A cat has nine lives. Someone who helps you when you are in trouble is a real friend.
Something bad or unpleasant today may bring good things in the future. A good example is the best sermon. A change in routine is often as refreshing as a A change is as good as a rest. Really wealthy don't talk about money. The strength of a group depends on each A chain is no stronger than its weakest individual member. It's better to keep what you have than to risk A bird in hand is worth two in a bush. A bad workman blames his tools.
slow to speak.
. A swallow does not make the summer.
A rolling stone gathers no moss. If you don't work.
B Bad news travels fast. Another interpretation is that. One good event does not mean that everything is alright. after supper walk a mile. so shall you reap Ask me no questions. A watched pot never boils A young idler. Better be alone than in bad company. A monkey in silk is a monkey no less. Correcting a small mistake may help you to avoid making a bigger one. it seems to take a long time. A man is judged by his actions. Beauty is the wisdom of women. A tree is known by its fruit.A man is as old as he feels himself to be. I'll tell you no lies. After dinner rest a while. you won't have any money when you're old. As you sow.
A rotten apple spoils the barrel. If you wait anxiously for something. A man is known by the company he keeps. by moving often. one avoids being tied down! A dishonest or immoral person can have a bad influence on a group. It will be easier to deal with a problem if you discuss it with someone. they gain neither friends nor possessions. Better be the head of a dog then the tail of It's better to be the leader of a small group than a subordinate in a bigger one. A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.) very quickly. It's better to deal with a problem at an early stage. A rising tide lifts all boats. Beauty is only skin deep. A new broom sweeps clean. Today 'dinner' is usually called 'lunch'. Describes something that will be helpful to all. and 'supper' more often called 'dinner'. A newly-appointed person makes changes energetically. If a person keeps moving from place to place. People tend to circulate bad news (accidents. an old beggar. illness etc. a lion. There are subjects I'd rather not discuss. Be swift to hear. A stumble may prevent a fall. A problem shared is a problem halved. No matter how someone dresses.
Listen carefully before speaking. it's the same person underneath. Different people have different tastes.
Be careful in the choice of the people you associate with. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Wisdom is the beauty of men. A person's character is judged by the type of people with whom they spend their time. to prevent it from getting worse. A stitch in time saves nine. A person's character is more important than their appearance. Overcoming adversity leads to competence. You have to accept the consequences of your actions.
A clean body is just as important as a pure soul. Clothes don't make the man. Discretion is the better part of valor Diseases of the soul are more dangerous than those of the body. Blood is thicker than water Blood will out. It's better to deal with somebody difficult but familiar.Better flatter a fool than fight him. Diligence is the mother of good fortune. behavior. A person's background or education will eventually show.
It's better to avoid disputes with stupid people. Cleanliness is next to godliness. your feelings are even stronger. Don't trust your enemies. Clear moon. People of the same sort are usually found together. Children and fools tell the truth. Better the devil you know than the devil you don't know Better late than never. It's better to be too careful than to be careless and regret it later.
When you are separated from the person you love. A person's first duty is to help and care for his own family. Be careful not to destroy the source of your income or welfare. If the atmosphere is clear. frost may form. than not do it at all.
D Dead men tell no tales Diamond cuts diamond. hatched. A dead person cannot cause difficulties by revealing something that it would be preferable to conceal. Hard work brings rewards.
C Charity begins at home.
. Refers to two people equally matched in wit or cunning. Appearances can be deceiving. It is useless to take unnecessary risks. It's better to stop and accept a small loss. Distance makes the heart grow fonder. view. Don't count your chickens before they're You must not be too confident that something will be successful. It's better not to be taught at all than to be taught badly. People from the same background have the same Dogs of the same street bark alike. even if it's late. Better lose the saddle than the horse. rather than continue and risk losing everything. It's better to do something. Don't complain if you can't enforce your point of Don't bark if you can't bite. Family relationships are stronger than relationships with other people. than change and risk dealing with somebody worse. When you work you avoid temptation. Birds of a feather flock together. Better safe than sorry Better to drink the milk than to eat the cow. Better untaught than ill-taught Beware of Greeks bearing gifts.
Constant occupation prevents temptation. frost soon.
Familiarity breeds contempt Fine words butter no parsnips. Everyone's loyalty can be bought for a price. Elbow grease is the best polish. Inexperienced people act in situations that more intelligent people would avoid
Gardens are not made by sitting in the Nothing is achieved without effort. shame on you. Everything in the garden is rosy. Empty vessels make the most noise. People show what they are really like by what they do. Fool me once. People like to listen to themselves talking. Easier said than done.
Knowing somebody very well may lead to a lack of respect for them. First come.Don't dig your grave with your own knife Don't do something yourself which causes your own downfall. Every rose has its thorn. Don't judge a book by its cover. shame on me. What is suggested sounds easy but it is more difficult to actually do it. No amount of talking can replace action.
F Facts speak louder than words. first served. fool me twice. Every good thing has an unpleasant side. Hard work gives the best results. Give someone an inch and they will take a Give someone a little and they will want more some people are never satisfied. You must think of your own interests before the interests of others. The first person in the line will be attended to first. mile (or yard). Life is what you make it. Experience is the father of wisdom. Everything is satisfactory. shade. Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy. wealthy and wise. Failure teaches success. Every ass likes to hear himself bray. There is a positive or hopeful side to every unpleasant situation. Experience and knowledge result in better judgment. Every path has its puddle. There is an explanation for everything. Every cloud has a silver lining Every man for himself. The least intelligent people are often the most talkative or noisy. Every why has a wherefore. One should learn from one's mistakes. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread Friendship is love with understanding. False friends are worse than open enemies. Progress is rarely without difficulty. Don't judge by appearances. rather than by what they say. Every man is the architect of his own fortune. and fork. Every man has his price.
He who hesitates is lost. He who is everywhere is nowhere. The person who provides the money for something should control how it is spent If you behave in a risky way. You can obtain more cooperation from others by being nice. It's always better to be honest. He who plays with fire gets burnt. He can who believes he can. Hard words break no bones. Bad things don't last forever. or your triumph. too soon! It's better to be in good health than to be rich. You should be grateful for something. hang themselves. Don't express your joy.
H Half a loaf is better than none. over money. If you delay your decision too long. If you share your grief it is easier to bear. It's not good to do too many things at the same time. Large successful operations can begin in a small way. A person who feels hatred does not see any qualities in the person he/she hates. it may be done carelessly and need to be redone. Honesty is the best policy. even if it's not as much as you wanted. You will keep your friends if you avoid disputes Good accounting makes good friends. Home is where the heart is. the dawn will break Hunger is a good sauce. Honey catches more flies than vinegar. Good and quickly seldom meet. If you believe you can do something. Health is better than wealth. If something is done too quickly. Great oaks grow from little acorns. He who laughs best laughs last. A well-done job takes time. doubts nothing. He who wills the end wills the means. All food tastes good when you are hungry. Good management is better than good income. you will be able to do it. A happy person needs nothing more. God helps those who help themselves. Grief divided is made lighter Said when you express the same opinion as another person at the same time. He who has enough is content. you may miss a good opportunity. He who knows nothing. Haste makes waste. Hatred is a blind as love. If you are determined to do something you will find a way. However long the night.Give someone enough rope and they will Give someone enough time and freedom and they will get into trouble. Knowledge leads us to make choices. He who pays the piper calls the tune. you are likely to have problems.
. You call home the place where the people you love are. Great minds think alike.
Knowledge makes it possible for you to act. and this is a good thing. Misfortunes usually come in large numbers. If you want a friend. What you learn when you are young will be invaluable when you grow old. Possible interpretation: What you do not know causes no worry or sadness. If you are patient in one moment of anger. If you are kind to people. good for hay nor grain. People vary in character and abilities. one will If two ride a horse. When two people do something together. Don't express regret for something that has happened and cannot be remedied. If a camel gets his nose in a tent. then beggars would ride. the one-eyed man A man of even limited ability has an advantage over a person who is less able. you must act as well. you If you chase two rabbits. your life will become difficult. In the land of the blind. Kill one to warn a hundred.
Proverb L Laughter is the best medicine. it's better to spend the time or money necessary to complete it. It takes all sorts to make a world. The most difficult time is just before a problem is solved. If wishes were horses.
If you start something. Kindness begets kindness. will follow. Avoid regrets by taking time to think before speaking or acting angrily. be a friend. Destroy something that would be a source of wealth or success. Kill the goose that lays the golden egg. you will not won't succeed in doing either of them. one must ride behind. Warn many by punishing a few. there is no justice. If the law is applied too late. If in February there be no rain. be the leader and the other will be the subordinate. in for a pound.
You have many friends when you have no difficulties. his body If you let something intrusive enter your life. Ignorance is bliss. 'tis neither Plants and crops will grow badly if there is no rain in early spring. is king. If you try to do two things at the same time. they will be kind to you. catch either one. Knowledge is power. In for a penny.
Explanation / Meaning
. Wishing alone is of no use.
K Knowledge in youth is wisdom in age. It never rains but it pours. It is always darkest before the dawn It's no use crying over spilt milk.
J Justice delayed is justice denied. you will avoid 100 days of sorrow.I In times of prosperity friends are plentiful.
Money doesn't grow on trees. We should not try to control our destiny. Sharing work makes work easier. Memory is the treasure of the mind. you may spend all your life regretting it. Manners make the man. Disclosing important information ( to the enemy Loose lips sink ships.
. Many hands make light work.
Our destiny depends on God's will. Do not stay angry for more than one day. or a competitor) could result in large losses.
If the penalty is going to be the same. If you lose something you weep.
M Make a silk purse out of a sow's ear Man is the head of the family. finders keepers. Education is something you keep forever. Manage to produce something good using poor material. Least said soonest mended. Might as well be hanged for a sheep as (for) a lamb Money begets money. if you find Losers weepers. like son. you might as well commit the greater offence. Let the chips fall where they may. Let not the sun go down on your wrath. Money is the root of all evil.God disposes. If you get married too quickly. something you keep it.
N Necessity is the mother of invention. women make homes. If you have money you can make more money. Money is the main cause of wrongdoing and problems. Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. A person in love does not see the faults of the Love is blind. repent at leisure. If you divide a task into small parts. The more discreet you are. Let's forgive and forget past quarrels. it becomes Little strokes fell great oaks. You shouldn't waste money because it is not plentiful.Learn to walk before you run. easier to do.
People who do not tell the truth must be careful to remember what they say. The need for something forces people to find a way of obtaining it. Man proposes. the less damage you cause.
Don't rush into doing something until you know how to do it. Consider possible consequences before taking Look before you leap. his father's. Possibly: a person's manners show their origins. Lightning never strikes in the same place An unusual event is not likely to occur again in exactly the same circumstances. person he/she loves. action. Let bygones be bygones. twice A son's character can be expected to resemble Like father. Marry in haste. woman is the neck that turns the head. Liars need good memories. Men make houses.
out of mind. What you have today is better than what is promised or hoped for.Need teaches a plan. There could be some truth in the rumour. Nothing ventured. Practice makes perfect. If the news was bad. No news is good news. People who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Doing something repeatedly is the only way to become good at it. people are careful to avoid something similar. Only real friends will tell you when your face is dirty. If you do not work you will not make money.
. Don't miss opportunities that come along. It is good to be patient. You cannot expect to achieve anything if you don't take risks.
Necessity will make you find a solution. One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. Only a real friend will tell you the truth. One of these days is none of these days.
P Patience is a virtue Penny wise. we would hear of it. One man's meat is another man's poison One man's trash is another man's treasure. One good turn deserves another. Since we have heard nothing. No wind. No man is an island.
Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings Children often speak wisely. After an unpleasant experience. no waves. 'One of these days' remains vague. pound foolish. we can assume that all is well.. Refers to a person who is careful about spending small amounts of money. What is useless to one person could be valuable to another. People don't always like the same things. A single satisfactory event does not mean that all the others will be as good. No man can serve two masters. nothing gained.
You should be helpful to someone who helps you. but not careful about spending large amounts of money.
O Once bitten. twice shy. Out of sight. Poverty waits at the gates of idleness. One should not criticize others for faults similar to one's own. We all need other people. No smoke without fire. Don't postpone something you can do now. One today is worth two tomorrow. It's impossible to follow instructions from two different sources. Never put off till tomorrow what can be done today Never say die. Nobody is perfect. Opportunity seldom knocks twice. We tend to forget people or things that we do not see. One swallow doesn't make a summer.. Similar to : 'no smoke without fire'. Never give up.
Saying is one thing.Practise what you preach Prevention is better than cure Pride comes before a fall. It is easier to prevent something from happening than to repair the damage or cure the disease later. good health.
If you don't object to something it can be assumed that you agree with it. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. you will spoil his character. Friends can be more dangerous than enemies. Sickness in the body brings sadness to the mind. People don't always do what they announce. A decision has been made and it's impossible to change it.
S Save me from my friends. There is satisfaction in returning an injury. Debts paid quickly encourage friendship. You should always be on time for your business appointments. You should not expect to do it quickly. Children resemble their parents. or are idle. because if you don't.
. Short reckonings make long friends. Great things may come from small beginnings. People who have no work. T Tall oaks grow from little acorns. You don't have to pay for what is important: happiness. There is hope even in the worst of times. Physical attacks may harm me. Don't be too self-confident or proud. A stitch in time saves nine Stolen fruit is the sweetest. If you don't punish a child when he does wrong. Success comes to those who deserve it least. The devil makes work for idle hands The die is cast. After a good night's sleep we may find an answer to our problem. Procrastination is the thief of time Punctuality is the soul of business Put all your eggs in one basket
Do yourself what you advise others to do. often get into or make trouble. The best things in life are free. It takes a long time to do a job properly. Snug as a bug in a rug. Risk everything by relying on one plan (by putting all one's money in one business). Rome was not built in a day. The best advice is found on the pillow. doing is another. Delaying an action for too long is a waste of time. What is forbidden is the most tempting. The darkest hour is just before dawn. Silence gives consent. Feeling very comfortable. Spare the rod and spoil the child Sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me Still waters run deep. something may happen to make you look foolish.
R Revenge is sweet. The devil looks after his own. it will get worse. It's better to deal with a problem in its early stages. friendship. A quiet person can have much knowledge or wisdom. but cruel words will not.
The tongue wounds more than a lance. intentions. The first step is the hardest. It's when you have problems that you realize who your real friends are. Feed a man well and he will love you. The real value of something can be judged only The proof of the pudding is in the eating. The truth is in the wine. The way to a man's heart is through his stomach. Time is valuable and should not be wasted. Be careful of the reaction of animals. Delaying a decision will not prevent events from taking place. If too many people are involved in something. The wish is father to the thought.
If you depend on just one thing. after it has been tried or tested. and it fails you. People speak more freely under the influence of alcohol. Truth is stranger than fiction. Insults can be more hurtful than physical injuries. To err is human. True friends are tested in adversity. it will not be done properly. Words and communication have greater effect The pen is mightier than the sword than war and fighting. you will have no alternatives. There is always one who doesn't behave or perform like the others. You think that something is true because you want it to be so. It's not enough to intend to do something. Time is money. therefore one should forgive. Wrong or unfair methods may be used if the result of the action is good. Trust neither a horse’s heel nor a dog's tooth. you The road to hell is paved with good must actually do it. The most difficult thing is to begin.
If you want to do something successfully. If you sleep too much. There is a black sheep in every flock. There is an established way of doing things. The mouse that has but one hole is quickly taken. There is safety in numbers Time and tide wait for no man. to forgive divine Too many cooks spoil the broth. the more you want. you should do it as soon as you can. It is human nature to make mistakes. Truth has no answer. The end justifies the means. You cannot argue against facts or refute what is true.The early bird catches the worm. you are not able to think clearly. Events in real life are sometimes stranger than in fiction. There is a trick in every trade. A person makes more progress if they do things less quickly. Time goes by quickly. (Humoristic version: Too many clicks spoil the browse!) Too much bed makes a dull head. the less speed. Being in a crowd makes you feel more confident. There is no fool like an old fool. People have a constant desire to possess more.
. The more haste. The more you have. Time has wings. An older person is expected to behave more sensibly.
You should not expect praise for acting in a correct or moral way. Unwillingness easily finds an excuse. Expresses surprise at an unexpected pleasure or event (ironic). way. reveals. People speak more freely under the influence of What a man says drunk.
V Variety is the spice of life. Wisdom is better than strength. in authority. You should adopt the customs of the people or country you are visiting. you will have it when Waste not. Where there's life there's hope. want not. You never know what you can do until
. Where there's a will.
Y You are what you eat. love goes out the window.
Be careful. do as the Romans do. doesn't grieve over. Worrying over small details can make them seem worse.
W Walls have ears. Virtue is its own reward.
U Union is strength. A group has more force than an individual. alcohol. You can offer someone an opportunity to do something but you can't force them. there's a way. You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink. What you eat has an effect on your well-being. you need it. Who makes himself a sheep will be eaten Possible interpretation: an easily influenced person can be mislead. A person who is used to doing things a certain way cannot change. Wonders will never cease! Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow. the heart cannot hurt them. If a person doesn't know about something. it What the eye doesn't see. drunkenness alcohol. You can't teach an old dog new trick. the mice play. If you never waste anything. People misbehave when their boss. is absent. or the person When the cat's away. by the wolves. People could be listening. A person with determination will find a way of doing something. he thinks sober. and behave in the same When in Rome. When poverty comes in the door. People are less discreet under the influence of What soberness conceals. You are never too old to learn. Try first before deciding not to do something. A person who doesn't want to do something always finds a reason to avoid it.Two wrongs don't make a right
It is wrong to harm someone because they have harmed you. Doing a lot of different things makes life more interesting.
You help me and I'll help you.you try. You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours.