#EngProverb: English proverbs (2)

  1. “A loaded wagon makes no noise.” – Really wealthy people don’t talk about money.
  2. “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” – Working too hard and not taking the time to have fun is bad for you.
  3. “Hunger is a good sauce.” – All food tastes good when you are hungry.
  4. “However long the night, the dawn will break.” – Bad things don’t last forever.
  5. “An idle brain is the devil’s workshop.” – One who has nothing to do will be tempted to do many mischievous acts.
  6. “Faint heart never won fair lady.” – To succeed in life one must have the courage to pursue what he wants.
  7. “Strike while the iron is hot.” – Seize a good opportunity as quickly as possible.
  8. “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” – One usually desires another more when he/she is far away.
  9. “Laugh and the world laughs with you.” – When someone is in a happy and cheerful mood, people like being with him.
  10. “He who hesitates is lost.” – If you delay your decision too long, you may miss a good opportunity.
  11. “A chicken and egg question.” – A mysterious question which can’t be answered.
  12. “Diligence is the mother of good fortune.” – Working hard will bring you riches and success.
  13. “Every man has his faults.” – No one is perfect.
  14. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” – A small preventive treatment wards off serious problems.
  15. “An onion a day keeps everyone away.” – A humoristic version of “an apple a day…”. LOL :D
  16. “Haste makes waste.” – Things that are done in a hurry are usually done sloppily and may contain careless mistakes.
  17. “Old habits die hard.” – It is difficult to change a long-time habit.
  18. “Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” – Laughter is the best way to break the ice between strangers/enemies.
  19. “What goes around, comes around.” – How you treat people is how you will eventually be treated.

Compiled and written by @ChatrineYKat on August 10, 2011

2 thoughts on “#EngProverb: English proverbs (2)”

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