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English Proverbs : Proverb to Meaning V


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1.

A thing of beauty is a joy forever.

  If we are eagerly waiting for something, it seems to take forever to happen.

  Unalloyed happiness is impossible, because joy and sorrow go together.

  There is too little of what we want and too much of what we don't want.

  The memory of something pleasant provides everlasting pleasure.

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2.

Talk of the devil and the devil appears.

  It is wise not to disturb things at times lest you invite trouble.

  This is said in jest when a person we have been talking about meets us.

  The memory of something pleasant provides everlasting pleasure.

  If one spends without thought, then one will be penniless.

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3.

You cannot have your cake and eat it.

  You cannot have everything because a choice has to be made between alternatives.

  We cannot assume anything is ours until we actually get it.

  It is chaotic for too many people to do the same job at the same time.

  The memory of something pleasant provides everlasting pleasure.

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4.

Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones.

  Think of your own mistakes before blaming others.

  You do me a favor and I will reciprocate.

  What is appropriate for one is appropriate for another.

  It is better to be unaware of something that will bring unhappiness.

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5.

Time and tide wait for no man.

  Pain or grief diminish or disappear with the passage of time.

  What is appropriate for one is appropriate for another.

  If one is careful with things especially money, one will not lack them when needed.

  One must not miss opportunities by delaying action.

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6.

When the cat is away the mice will play.

  You cannot help an unwilling person beyond a certain point.

  People take advantage when the person in charge is absent.

  A good start to a task leads to its easy and successful completion.

  Experiencing different things makes living interesting and prevents boredom.

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7.

You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours.

  Take care when you speak lest others hear what they should not.

  You cannot have everything because a choice has to be made between alternatives.

  This is said in jest when a person we have been talking about meets us.

  You do me a favor and I will reciprocate.

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