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PROVERB : MEANING
  • Never say die. : Always be hopeful in life, and do not give up.
  • Ninety per cent of inspiration is perspiration. : Along with brilliance goes a lot of hard work.
  • No gain without pain. : One is unlikely to achieve anything without trouble.
  • No news is good news. : If there is no information then one can assume all is fine.
  • Nothing succeeds like success. : Once prosperity is achieved, then it helps achieve more.
  • Once bitten, twice shy. : An unpleasant experience is not forgotten and teaches caution.
  • One good turn deserves another. : If someone has been kind to you, then you should return the kindness.
  • One is never too old to learn. : Whatever our age and however much we know, we can still increase our knowledge.
  • One man's meat is another man's poison. : What works positively for one person may be harmful to another.
  • One must draw the line somewhere. : There is a definite limit beyond which one decides not to go.
  • One swallow does not make a summer. : A single piece of evidence is not enough to prove anything.
  • Out of sight out of mind. : Anybody or anything no longer seen is soon forgotten.
  • Paddle your own canoe. : Mind your own business and be self-reliant.
  • The pen is mightier than the sword. : The written word has more power to cause change than physical force.
  • Poverty is no sin. : It is not a crime to be poor.
  • Practice makes perfect. : One can gain proficiency only by repeatedly doing a thing.
  • Practise what you preach. : One must behave in the same way as one advises others to behave.
  • Prevention is better than cure. : It is preferable to take precautions against a bad occurrence than to repair the damage after it has happened.
  • The proof of the pudding is in the eating. : A thing can be assessed only after practically experiencing it.
  • Respect is greater from a distance. : A person will be held in more esteem if he keeps aloof from others.
  • A rolling stone gathers no moss. : A person who does not settle in one place or frequently changes jobs will not be successful.
  • Rome was not built in a day. : Great tasks take time, hard work and perseverance.
  • A rose with any other name would smell as sweet. : What a thing is called is unimportant compared to what it really is.
  • One rotten apple spoils the rest. : Just a single bad person can have a negative influence on all others.
  • Set a thief to catch a thief. : A person who knows the tricks of the trade is best equipped to do the job.
  • Speech is silver, silence is golden. : At times, there is more value to holding one's tongue than using it.
  • Still waters run deep. : A quiet person can have much knowledge or ability, and should not be underestimated.
  • A stitch in time saves nine. : Early corrective action may prevent more trouble later.
  • The strength of the chain is in the weakest link. : The most fragile point determines the quality of a structure.
  • Strike while the iron is hot. : Choose the most opportune time to act.
  • The tailor makes the man. : A person can appear attractive in good clothes.
  • Take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves. : Savings in small amounts will eventually lead to a large total.
  • There are as good fish in the sea as ever came out of it. : If an opportunity is missed, there will be plenty more.

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