#EngProverb: English Proverb (21)

1. Never say die. Meaning: never give up.

2. False friends are worse than open enemies. Meaning: it’s better to know who your real enemies are than trust someone than someone who pretends to be a friend.

3. Half a loaf is better than none. Meaning: you should be grateful for something even if it’s not as much as you wanted.

4. However long the night, the dawn will break. Meaning: bad things don’t last forever.

5. The devil looks after his own. Meaning: success comes to those who deserve it least.

6. The die is cast. Meaning: a decision that has been made and it’s impossible to change it.

7. There’s no fool like an old fool. Meaning: an older person is expected to behave more sensibly.

8. Walls have ears. Meaning: be careful, people could be listening.

9. Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow. Meaning: worrying over small details can make them seem worse.

10. Misery loves company. Meaning: when people are sad they often like others to feel sad too.

Compiled and written by @iisumarni at @EnglishTips4U on December 2, 2012

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