Monday, March 15, 2010


Proverb - A

Explanation / Meaning
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
When you are away from someone you love, you love them even more.

Accidents will happen.
Some unfortunate events must be accepted as inevitable.

Actions speak louder than words.
What a person actually does is more important that what they say they will do.

Advice is cheap.
It doesn't cost anything to offer advice.

Advice is least heeded when most needed.
When a problem is serious, people often do not follow the advice 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 Idleness.
Time goes by slowly when you have nothing to do.

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.
There is a solution to everything even though there are doubts.

All that glitters is not gold.
What look good on the outside may not be so in reality.

All things grow with time - except grief.
As time goes by, grief subsides little by little.

All things are difficult before they are easy.
With practice things become easier.

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
Everybody needs a certain amount of relaxation. It is not good to work all the time.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
Eating an apple every day can help to keep you healthy. Other interpretation : A small preventive treatment wards off serious problems.

An empty purse frightens away friends.
When one's financial situation deteriorates, friends tend to disappear.

An Englishman's home is his castle.
An Englishman's home is a place where he feels safe, enjoys 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..."

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
It is easier to prevent something from happening than to repair the damage or cure the disease later.

Anger is the one thing made better by delay.
When you are angry, it is best not to speak or act immediately.

Any time means no time.
If the date of an event remains vague, it will never happen.

April showers bring May flowers.
Something bad or unpleasant today may bring good things in the future.

A tree is known by its fruit.

A man is judged by his actions.

A watched pot never boils
If you wait anxiously for something, it seems to take a long time.

A young idler, an old beggar.
If you don't work, you won't have any money when you're old.

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