السبت، 24 مارس 2012

The collection of English proverbs

・・・The collection of English proverbs・・・

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance --it is the illusion of knowledge.
- Daniel J. Boorstin
Patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.
- Edith Cavell(Last words)
Somebody must play the bad parts in this world, on and off the stage.
- A.W.Pinero
The Whole world is about three drinks behind.
- Humphrey Bogart
When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults.
- Brian Aldiss
Don't be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin.
- Grace Hansen
If I don't practice one day, I know it; two days, the critics know it; three days, the public knows it.
- Jascha Heifetz
Wisely, and slow; they stumble that run fast.
- William Shakespeare
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
- Albert Einstein
Make the most of yourself for that is all there is to you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind.
- Samuel Ullman
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller
To marry be like jumping into a river because you're thirsty.
- Eden Phillpotts
The best things carried to excess are wrong.
- Charles Churchill
Live well. It is greatest revenge.
-The Talmud
It's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
- Alfred Tennyson
People ask you for criticism, but they only want praise.
- Samerset Maugham
Failure is success if we learn from it.
- Malcolm Forbes
There is only one success - to be able to spend you life in your own way.
-Christopher Morley
What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are,
But how you deal with incompatibility.
-Giorge Levinger
Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.
-Andre Gide
If you can dream it, you can do it.
-Walt Disney
Children have more need of models than of critics.
-Joseph Joubert
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
-John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.
-Anthony Brandt
Man knows so much and does so little.
-R・Buckminster Fuller
The most beautiful thing in the world is, of course, the world itself.
-Wallace Stevens
Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves.
-Gene Fowler
Hell is other people.
-Jean P Sartre
A sad barnyard where the hen crows louder than the cock.
-English Proverbs
Oh, how many torments lie in the small circle of a wedding ring.
-Colley Cibber
Every man can rule an ill wife but him that has her.
-English Proverbs
The uglier the woman, the better the house-wife.
-German proverbs
A wife is not to be chosen by the eye only, choose a wife rather by your ear than your eye.
-Thomas Fuller
A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty.
-Rudyard Kipling
We women do talk too much, but even then we don't tell half we know.
-Nancy Astor
The reason you have no money is because you don't love it for itself alone.
Money won't ever surrender to such a flirt.
-Finley Peter Dunne
Money is like a sixth sense--and you can't make use of the other five without it.
-Somerset Maugham
When I was young, I used to think that money was the most important thing in life. Now that I know it is.
-Oscar Wilde
It is not the man has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
Give, and you may keep your friend if you lose your money;
Lend, and the chances are that you lose yourfriend if ever you get back your money.
-Sir Edward Bulwar-Lytton
Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle; Old Age a regret.
-Benjamin Disraeli
Every man desires to live long; but no man would be old.
-Johathan Swift
War is much too serious a thing to be left to military man.
I do not know why I am so sad; there is an old fairy tale that I cannot get out of my mind.
Truth is on the march; nothing can stop it now.
-Emile Zola
Imperialism is a paper tiger.
Do not wait for the last judgment. It takes place everyday.
-Albert Camus
Home, home, sweet, sweet, home!
There's no place like home! There's no place like home!
Be it ever so humble, there's no place home!
-John Howard Payne
Revolutions are not about trifles, but spring from trifles.
While there's life, there's hope.
There is no greater grief than to recall a time of happiness when in misery.
I am going in search of a great perhaps.
To live is like to love-all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
Life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles predominating.
-O. Henry
A woman's whole life is a history of affections.
Love is like the measles; we all have to go through it.
-Jerome K. Jerome
It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives.
-James Boswell
Is not miserable to be blind; it is miserable to be incapable of enduring blindness.
-John Milton
I saw that was a way to hell, even from the gates of heaven.
-John Bunyan : Pilgrim's Progress
Never make a defence of apology before you be accused.
-Charles Ⅰ
At thirty a man suspects himself a fool; know it at forty, and reforms his plan;
At fifty chides his infamous delay, Pushes his purpose to resolve;
In all the magnanimity of thought Resolves; and re-resolves then dies; the same.
-Edward Young
Be wiser than other people if you can, but do not tell them so.
There never was a good war or a bad peace.
-Benjamin Franklin
Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.
-Samuel Johnson
This world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel.
-Horace Walpole
It is better that ten guilty persons escape than one innocent suffers.
-William Blackstone
If you have great talents, industry will improve them;
If you have but moderate abilities, industry will supply their deficiency.
-Joshua Reynolds
Never despair. But if you do, work on in despair.
-Edmund Burke
Man is a tool-using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.
-Thomas Carlyle

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