#EngProverb: English proverbs (4)

  1. “Advice is least heeded when most needed.” – When a problem is serious, people often do not follow the advice given.
  2. “Every cloud has a silver lining.” – There is a positive or hopeful side to every unpleasant situation.
  3. “All’s well that ends well.” – There is a solution to everything even though there are doubts.
  4. “He who is everywhere is nowhere.” – It’s not good to do too many things at the same time.
  5. “Beauty is only skin deep.” – A person’s character is more important than their appearance.
  6. “Charity begins at home.” – A person’s first duty is to help and care for his own family.
  7. “Half a loaf is better than none.” – You should be grateful for something, even if it’s not as much as you wanted.
  8. “If two ride a horse, one must ride behind.” – When two people do something together, one will be the leader and the other will be the subordinate.
  9. “Let bygones be bygones.” – Let’s forgive and forget past quarrels.
  10. “A stitch in time saves nine.” – It’s better to deal with a problem in its early stages, because if you don’t, it will get worse.
  11. “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.” – You cannot expect to achieve anything if you don’t take risks.
  12. “Procrastination is the thief of time.” – Delaying an action for too long is a waste of time.

Compiled and written by @Miss_Qiak at @EnglishTips4U on October 7, 2011.

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