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PROVERB : MEANING
  • Hunger is the best sauce. : When one has an appetite, even plain food tastes good.
  • If two men ride on a horse, one must ride behind. : There can only be a single leader in any enterprise.
  • If wishes were horses beggars would ride. : Life would be very easy if goals could be achieved only by desiring.
  • It's an ill wind that blows nobody any good. : Every calamity that occurs is of advantage to someone or the other.
  • It is a sad heart that never rejoices. : One cannot be gloomy all the time.
  • It is good fishing in troubled waters. : It is easy to take advantage of others in their difficult times.
  • It is never too late to mend. : It is always possible to improve one's conduct, no matter how long one has lead a morally bad life.
  • It is no use crying over spilt milk. : There is no value lamenting that which cannot be undone.
  • It is too late to lock the stable when the horse has been stolen. : It is useless taking precautions after something has happened.
  • It is useless to flog a dead horse. : It is a waste of time to argue about something done and long-forgotten.
  • It never rains but it pours. : Events, specially misfortunes, always come all at once.
  • A Jack of all trades is master of none. : By doing various jobs, one is not an expert in any single task.
  • Kill not the goose that lays golden eggs. : Be satisfied with whatever you get little at a time, and do not lose it for the greed to get it all at once.
  • Knowledge is power. : The greater our expertise, the more influential we are.
  • Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone. : There are many to share the joys in good times but none to share the sorrow in bad times.
  • Learn to walk before you run. : Knowledge must be gained gradually and not all at once.
  • The leopard cannot change its spots. : A person's character, especially bad nature, will always remain the same.
  • Let sleeping dogs lie. : It is wise to not disturb some things and call for unnecessary trouble.
  • Let the buyer beware or Caveat emptor (Latin version). : Satisfy oneself before paying for a purchase and not complain after the transaction.
  • Like father, like son. : Children have the looks and characteristics of their parents.
  • A little learning is a dangerous thing. : People with insufficient knowledge are easily misled.
  • Little strokes fell great oaks. : One can achieve big success by persevering with small steps.
  • Live and let live. : If we work with others ignoring their faults, then they will work with us ignoring ours.
  • Look before you leap. : Avoid acting hastily without considering the consequences carefully.
  • Love is blind. : People in love do not see to each other's shortcomings.
  • The love of money is the root of all evil. : The desire to become rich quick gives rise to sinful behavior.
  • Make hay while the sun shines. : Take advantage promptly of favorable opportunities.
  • Man proposes, God disposes. : We may plan to do something, but fate may decide otherwise.
  • Many hands make light work. : More the people doing a job, the less effort for each person and the less time to finish the job.
  • Marriages are made in heaven. : Whom you wed is not decided by you but a matter of chance.
  • Marry in haste, and repent at leisure. : There is a lot of time to regret if you wed in a hurry.
  • Might is right. : The powerful decide what is correct.
  • The more you have, the more you want. : Satisfying one need only creates another need.
  • Necessity is the mother of invention. : The need for something motivates us to create or get it.
  • Never look a gift horse in the mouth. : Do not expect too much of something received as a gift.

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