Rabu, 3 Februari 2010

Fun with Proverb

Today letter is........ "A"

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

When you are away from someone you love, you love them even more.

Accidents will happen.

Some unfortunate events must be accepted as inevitable.

Actions speak louder than words.

What a person actually does is more important that what they say they will do.

Advice is least heeded when most needed.

When a problem is serious, people often do not follow the advice given.

All cats are grey in the dark.

People are undistinguished until they have made a name.

All good things come to those who wait.

Patience brings rewards.

All that glitters is not gold.

Appearances can be deceptive. Do not be deceived by things or offers that appear to be attractive.

All days are short to Industry and long to Idleness.

Time goes by slowly when you have nothing to do.

All is fair in love and war

Things that are done in love or war can often be excused.

All's fish that comes the net

When something comes our way we should consider how it might be useful or benefit us.

All's well that ends well

There is a solution to everything even though there are doubts.

All that glitters is not gold.

What look good on the outside may not be so in reality.

All things grow with time - except grief.

As time goes by, grief subsides little by little.

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

Everybody needs a certain amount of relaxation. It is not good to work all the time.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.*

Eating an apple every day can help to keep you healthy. Other interpretation : A small preventive treatment wards off serious problems.

An empty purse frightens away friends.

When one's financial situation deteriorates, friends tend to disappear.

An Englishman's home is his castle.

An Englishman's home is a place where he feels safe, enjoys privacy and can do as he wishes.

An idle brain is the devil's workshop.

One who has nothing to do will be tempted to do many mischievous acts.

An ounce of discretion is worth a pound of wit

It is better to be careful and discrete than to be clever.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

It is easier to prevent something from happening than to repair the damage or cure the disease later.

Anger is the one thing made better by delay.

When you are angry, it is best not to speak or act immediately.

Any time means no time.

If the date of an event remains vague, it will never happen.

As you make your bed so must you lie on it

You must accept the consequences of your act

A bad workman blames his tools.

Blaming the tools for bad workmanship is an excuse for lack of skill.

A bird in hand is worth two in a bush.

It's better to keep what you have than to risk losing it by searching for something better.

A broken friendship may be soldered but will never be sound.

Friendships can be rebuilt after a dispute but will never be as strong as before.

A burden of one's own choice is not felt.

Something difficult seems easier when it is done voluntarily.

A burnt child dreads the fire.

A bad experience will make people stay away from certain things.

A cat has nine lives.

1) Cats can survive many accidents because they land on their feet without injury.
2) Three lives = 3 years to play, 3 years to stray, 3 years to stay.

A chain is no stronger than its weakest link.

The strength of a group depends on each individual member.

A chicken and egg question

A mysterious question which can't be answered

A fault confessed is half redressed.

Confession is the beginning of forgiveness.

A flower blooms more than once.

If you miss an occasion, you can avail of it at another time.

A fool and his money are soon (easily) parted.

A foolish person usually spends money carelessly.

A fool at forty is a fool forever.

If a person hasn't matured by the age of 40, they never will.

A friend in need is a friend indeed.

Someone who helps you when you are in trouble.

A friend in need is a friend indeed

A friend who helps when one is in trouble is a real friend.

A friend to all is a friend to none.

Someone who is a friend to everyone makes none of them feel special.

A good example is the best sermon.

Giving an example is better than giving advice.

A good beginning makes a good end.

If a task is carefully planned, there's a better chance that it will be done well.

A good conscience is a soft pillow.

You sleep well when you have nothing to feel guilty about.

A great talker is a great liar

A smooth and persuasive talker may be a good liar.

A hungry man is an angry man

A person who does not get what he wants or needs is a frustrated person and will be easily provoked to rage.

A job worth doing is a job worth doing well

When you do something you should do it as well as you can.

A leopard cannot change its spots.

It is not possible for a bad or unpleasant person to become good or pleasant.

A loaded wagon makes no noise.

Really wealthy don't talk about money.

A man is known by the company he keeps.

A person's character is judged by the type of people with whom they spend their time.

A miss is as good as a mile

Something that one already has is better than something that one may not be able to get

A monkey in silk is a monkey no less.

No matter how someone dresses, it's the same person underneath.

A new broom sweeps clean.

A newly-appointed person makes changes energetically.

A penny saved is a penny gained

By being thrifty one will be able to save up.

A rising tide lifts all boats.

Describes something that will be helpful to all.

A rolling stone gathers no moss.

If a person keeps moving from place to place, they gain neither friends nor possessions. Another interpretation is that, by moving often, one avoids being tied down!

A rotten apple spoils the barrel.

A dishonest or immoral person can have a bad influence on a group.

A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.

Overcoming adversity leads to competence.

A stitch in time saves nine.

It's better to deal with a problem at an early stage, to prevent it from getting worse.

A straw will show which way the wind blows

A small incident can reveal an important event

A stumble may prevent a fall.

Correcting a small mistake may help you to avoid making a bigger one.

A swallow does not make the summer.

One good event does not mean that everything is alright.

A thing of beauty is a joy forever

It means that though something beautiful may not last, the happy memory of it will live forever.

A tree is known by its fruit.

A man is judged by his actions.

A trouble shared is a trouble halved

Your troubles seem half as great when you discuss

them with someone else

A watched pot never boils

If you wait anxiously for something, it seems to take a long time.

A young idler, an old beggar.

If you don't work, you won't have any money when you're old.

As you sow, so shall you reap

You have to accept the consequences of your actions.

Or one will either enjoy or suffer the consequences of

his earlier actions or inactions.

Happy learning!!!

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