PROVERB

NO. PROVERB ENGLISH TRANSLATION
1 Absence makes the heart grow fonder. When you are away from someone you love, you love them even more.
2 Accidents will happen. Some unfortunate events must be accepted as inevitable
3 Actions speak louder than words. What a person actually does is more important that what they say they will do.
4 Advice is cheap. It doesn’t cost anything to offer advice.
5 Advice is least heeded when most needed. When a problem is serious, people often do not follow the advice given.
6 Advisers run no risks. It’s easier to give advice than to act.
7 Bad news travels fast. People tend to circulate bad news (accidents, illness etc.) very quickly.
8 Beauty is only skin deep. A person’s character is more important than their appearance.
9 Every man for himself. You must think of your own interests before the interests of others.
10 Charity begins at home. A person’s first duty is to help and care for his own family.
11 Clothes don’t make the man. Appearances can be deceiving.
12 Dogs of the same street bark alike. Dogs of the same street bark alike.
13 Don’t judge a book by its cover. Don’t judge by appearances.
14 Easier said than done. What is suggested sounds easy but it is more difficult to actually do it.
15 Every rose has its thorn. Every good thing has an unpleasant side.
16 First come, first served. The first person in the line will be attended to first.
17 Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade. Nothing is achieved without effort.
18 Give someone an inch and they will take a

mile (or yard).

Give someone a little and they will want more – some people are never satisfied.
18 In times of prosperity friends are plentiful. You have many friends when you have no difficulties.
19 Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner  everywhere. Education is something you keep forever.
20 Necessity is the mother of invention. The need for something forces people to find a way of obtaining it.
21 Never put off till tomorrow what can be done today Don’t postpone something you can do now.
22 No man can serve two masters. It’s impossible to follow instructions from two different sources.
23 Nothing ventured, nothing gained. You cannot expect to achieve anything if you don’t take risks.
24 Opportunity seldom knocks twice. Don’t miss opportunities that come along.
25 Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings Children often speak wisely.
26 People who live in glass houses should not throw  stones. One should not criticize others for faults similar to one’s own.
27 Poverty waits at the gates of idleness. If you do not work you will not make money.
28 Pride comes before a fall. Don’t be too self-confident or proud; something may happen to make you look foolish.

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