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A fool and his money are soon parted.
A SILLY OR STUPID PERSON READILY WASTES MONEY
Don't make a mountain out of a molehill.
DO NOT MAKE A MAJOR ISSUE OUT OF A MINOR ONE; DO NOT EXAGGERATE THE IMPORTANCE OF SOMETHING
The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
YOU CANNOT JUDGE THE VALUE OF SOMETHING UNTIL YOU HAVE TRIED IT OR EXPERIENCED IT
First-come, first-served.
A SERVICE POLICY WHEREBY THE REQUESTS OF CUSTOMERS ARE ATTENDED TO IN THE ORDER THAT THEY ARRIVE
A stitch in time saves nine.
A PROMPT ACTION WILL AVERT MORE SERIOUS TROUBLE
Every cloud has a silver lining.
YOU CAN DERIVE SOME BENEFIT FROM EVERY BAD THING THAT HAPPENS TO YOU
Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
DO NOT RISK ALL OF YOUR RESOURCES IN A SINGLE VENTURE
Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
SEPARATION INTENSIFIES LOVE
He who pays the piper calls the tune.
IF YOU ARE PAYING FOR SOMEONE'S SERVICES, YOU CAN DICTATE EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT THAT PERSON TO DO
Honesty is the best policy.
YOU SHOULD ALWAYS TELL THE TRUTH, EVEN WHEN IT SEEMS AS IF IT WOULD BE USEFUL TO TELL A LIE
Necessity is the mother of invention.
WHEN PEOPLE REALLY NEED TO DO SOMETHING, THEY WILL FIGURE OUT A WAY TO DO IT
You cannot teach an old dog new tricks.
SOMEONE WHO IS USED TO DOING THINGS A CERTAIN WAY CANNOT CHANGE
Out of the frying pan (and) into the fire.
FROM A BAD SITUATION TO A WORSE SITUATION
Still waters run deep.
PEOPLE WHO SAY VERY LITTLE OFTEN HAVE VERY INTERESTING AND COMPLICATED PERSONALITIES
More haste, less speed.
IF YOU TRY TO DO THINGS TOO QUICKLY, IT WILL TAKE YOU LONGER IN THE END
One swallow doesn't make a summer.
ONE INSTANCE OF AN EVENT DOES NOT NECESSARILY INDICATE A TREND
Too many cooks spoil the broth.
IF TOO MANY PEOPLE PARTICIPATE IN A TASK, THE TASK WILL NOT BE DONE VERY WELL
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
IF ONE TAKES NO RISKS, ONE WILL NOT GAIN ANY BENEFITS
Look before you leap.
DO NOT JUMP INTO SOMETHING TOO HASTILY
Once bitten, twice shy.
ONE IS CAUTIOUS IF HE OR SHE HAS BEEN HURT IN THE PAST
Actions speak louder than words.
WHAT YOU DO IS MORE SIGNIFICANT THAN WHAT YOU SAY
It's no good/use crying over spilt milk.
YOU SHOULD NOT GET UPSET ABOUT SOMETHING BAD THAT HAS HAPPENED THAT YOU CANNOT CHANGE
Where there's a will there's a way!
IT IS POSSIBLE TO DO ANYTHING IF YOU ARE VERY DETERMINED TO DO IT
Let sleeping dogs lie.
LEAVE SOMETHING ALONE IF IT MIGHT CAUSE TROUBLE
A friend in need is a friend indeed.
A TRUE FRIEND IS A PERSON WHO WILL HELP YOU WHEN YOU REALLY NEED HELP
A miss is as good as a mile.
FAILING TO DO SOMETHING WHEN YOU ALMOST SUCCEEDED IS NO BETTER THAN FAILING VERY BADLY
Blood is thicker than water.
FAMILY TIES ARE CLOSER THAN OTHER RELATIONSHIPS
Charity begins at home.
BE GENEROUS TO YOUR FAMILY BEFORE HELPING OTHERS
Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
DO NOT BE CRITICAL OR SUSPICIOUS OF SOMETHING RECEIVED AT NO COST
Beggars can't be choosers.
WHEN YOU CANNOT HAVE EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT, YOU MUST ACCEPT WHATEVER YOU CAN GET
Two heads are better than one.
TWO PEOPLE WORKING TOGETHER HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF SOLVING A PROBLEM THAN ONE PERSON
Great minds think alike.
VERY INTELLIGENT PEOPLE TEND TO COME UP WITH THE SAME IDEAS AT THE SAME TIME
One good turn deserves another.
IF SOMEONE DOES YOU A FAVOUR, YOU SHOULD DO A FAVOUR FOR THAT PERSON IN RETURN
It's an ill wind that blows nobody (any) good.
A CALAMITY FOR ONE PERSON USUALLY BENEFITS SOMEBODY ELSE
Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.
IT'S NOT WISE TO MAKE PLANS BASED ON EVENTS THAT MAY OR MAY NOT HAPPEN
Speech is silver, silence is golden.
SPEAKING IS GOOD BUT SAYING NOTHING IS BETTER; DISCRETION CAN BE WORTH MORE THAN EVEN ELOQUENT WORDS
The early bird catches the worm.
IF YOU WAKE UP AND GET TO WORK EARLY, YOU WILL SUCCEED
Out of sight, out of mind.
IF YOU DO NOT SEE SOMEONE/SOMETHING FREQUENTLY, YOU WILL FORGET ABOUT THEM / IT
Practice makes perfect.
DOING SOMETHING OVER AND OVER AGAIN IS THE ONLY WAY TO LEARN TO DO IT WELL
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
IT IS NOT HEALTHY FOR SOMEONE TO WORK ALL THE TIME AND NEVER PLAY