09 January, 2011
The Wisdom from English Proverbs
1. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
2. Advice most needed is least heeded.
3. After dinner sit a while, after supper walk a mile
4. All cats love fish, but hate to get their paws wet.
5. A bad workman blames his tools.
6. Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.
7. Buy the best and you cry only once.
8. A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.
9. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.
10. Don’t try to teach a pig to sing. It doesn’t work, and you’ll annoy the pig.
11. Dreams are not the ones, which comes when you sleep; but they are the ones, which will not let you sleep.
12. Education makes machines which act like men, and produces men who act like machines.
13. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
14. In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is King.
15. It is better to die on one’s feet than live on one’s knees.
16. It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
17. It’s the squeaky wheel that gets the grease.
18. Laugh when you’re happy, cry when you’re sad, and do both when you’re the happiest you’ve ever been.
19. Love is not finding someone to live with; it’s finding someone whom you can’t live without.
20. One man’s junk is another man’s treassure.
21. Repetition is the mother of memory.
22. Set a thief to catch a thief.
23. This, too, shall pass away.
24. Too much of one thing, good for nothing.
25. When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
26. The worst good day is always better than the best bad day.
27. The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can’t have them.
28. You never know what you can do until you try.
29. Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
30. One of these days is none of these days.
31. One today is worth two tomorrow.
32. Losers weepers; finders keepers.
33. If a camel gets his nose in a tent, his body will follow.
34. However long the night, the dawn will beak.
35. Hard words break no bones.
36. Hatred is a blind as love.
37. Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade.
38. Failure teaches success.
39. False friends are worse than the open enemies.
40. Every path has its puddle.
41. Better untaught than ill-taught.
42. A stumble may prevent a fall.
43. A friend to all is a friend to none.
44. A change is as good as a rest.
45. A broken friendship may be soldered but will never be sound.
46. All things are difficult before they are easy.