#EngProverb: English Proverb (24)

  1. “Advetures are to the adventurous”: those who are not bold & who take no risks will not have exciting lives.
  2. “Alcohol will preserve anything but a secret”: people usually talk honestly and indiscreetly when they are drunk.
  3. “Courtesy is contagious”: if you are polite to other people, they will be polite to you.
  4. “Don’t cry before you’re hurt”: there’s no point in upsetting yourself about something bad that may/may not happen.
  5. “Don’t wash your dirty linen in public”: don’t discuss private disputes or family scandals in public.
  6. “Fancy passes beauty”: it’s more important that a potential partner is likeable than good-looking.
  7. “From the sweetest wine, the tartest vinegar”: great love may turn to the intense hatred.
  8. “He that is too secure isn’t safe”: you must remain alert & watchful if you want to avoid danger.
  9. “It’s better to be right than in the majority”: don’t follow the majority if you believe them to be wrong.
  10. “Love me, love my dog”: if you love somebody, be prepared to tolerate everything connected with the person.
  11. “Monkey see, monkey do”: foolish people mindlessly copy others.
  12. “Once bitten, twice shy”: somebody who has had a bad experience is reluctant to do the same thing again.


Compiled and written by @Patipatigulipat at @EnglishTips4U on November 9, 2012

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