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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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