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The collection of English proverbs




・・・The collection of English proverbs・・・


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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
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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.
-Seneca
 
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.
-Talleyrand
 
I do not know why I am so sad; there is an old fairy tale that I cannot get out of my mind.
-Heine
 
Truth is on the march; nothing can stop it now.
-Emile Zola
 
Imperialism is a paper tiger.
-Mao-Tse-Tung
 
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.
-Aristotle
 
While there's life, there's hope.
-Terence
 
There is no greater grief than to recall a time of happiness when in misery.
-Dante
 
I am going in search of a great perhaps.
-Rabelais
 
To live is like to love-all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
-Butler
 
Life is made up of sobs, sniffles, and smiles, with sniffles predominating.
-O. Henry
 
A woman's whole life is a history of affections.
-Irving
 
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.
-Chesterfield
 
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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