Sunday, April 4, 2010

funny proverbs

Union is strength.
A group has more force than an individual.

Unwillingness easily finds an excuse.
A person who doesn't want to do something always finds a reason to avoid it.


Variety is the spice of life.
Doing a lot of different things makes life more interesting.

Virtue is its own reward.
You should not expect praise for acting in a correct or moral way.


Walls have ears.
Be careful. People could be listening.

Waste not, want not.
If you never waste anything, you will have it when you need it.

What the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over.
If a person doesn't know about something, it cannot hurt them.

What a man says drunk, he thinks sober.
People speak more freely under the influence of alcohol.

What soberness conceals, drunkenness reveals.
People are less discreet under the influence of alcohol.

When the cat's away, the mice play.
People misbehave when their boss, or the person in authority, is absent.

When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
You should adopt the customs of the people or country you are visiting, and behave in the same way.

Where there's a will, there's a way.
A person with determination will find a way of doing something.

Who makes himself a sheep will be eaten by the wolves.
Possible interpretation: an easily influenced person can be mislead.

Wonders will never cease!
Expresses surprise at an unexpected pleasure or event (ironic).

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
Worrying over small details can make them seem worse.


You are what you eat.
What you eat has an effect on your well-being.

You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink.
You can offer someone an opportunity to do something but you can't force them.

You can't teach an old dog new tricks.
A person who is used to doing things a certain way cannot change.

You never know what you can do until you try.
Try first before deciding not to do something.

You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours.
You help me and I'll help you.

1 comment:

eli said...

it is quite intresting i thoroughly enjoyed it

Best English conversation - Popular Posts