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Proverbs

There are many sayings and proverbs in English, here is a list of some of them together with their meanings:

–         Two wrongs don’t make a right.

If somebody comitted something wrong against you, don’t think about taking revenge for it, it whole situation will be even worse.

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–         The pen is mightier than the sword.

Instead of aggression you should always use your own words, ideas to convince other people.

–         No man is an island.

Everybody needs help.

–         Fortune favours the bold.

If you are willing to take risks you will succeed.

–         People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

We shouldn’t criticise others as we are not perfect either.

–         The early bird catches the worm.

Try to act in time, ahead of the others and you will win.

–         Never look a gift horse in the mouth.

If you get a present, don’t cricise it.

–         God helps those who help themselves.

You shouldn’t just sit and wait for help, you have to take steps, too, to be able to achieve your goals.

–         Easy come,easy go.

If we get something without making any effort for it, we usually lose it quickly.

–          There is no time like the present.

If you have to do something, you shouldn’t postpone it.

–         You can’t judge a book by its cover.

We sould never judge anyone or anything just by the looks.

–         Good things come to those who wait.

Be patient.

–          The grass is always greener on the other side.

We always want what we cannot have.

–         Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.

Don’t think about what you would like to do if you succeed, because your plans might not work out as you’ve palnned.

–         Honesty is the best policy.

Always be fair and honest, this is the easiest, the simplest solution.

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