Collection compiled by Catherine Pulsifer.
Text shown in italics are thoughts from Catherine.
Don't count your chickens before they're hatched.
This proverb is one that many people say.
You could apply this to many things in your life:
- don't spend all your money before you get paid
- don't think you have passed the exam until you get it back
The list could go on and on.
Grasp no more than thy hand will hold.
Many hands make light work.
This proverb is so very true. Many volunteer positions know
how true this is. When face with any overwhelming job, if you have others
helping you the task is not as bad!
A bad penny always turns up.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
Some people swear by this proverb and do actually eat an apple
a day. Perhaps the nutrition you find in an apple does in fact help. Or
maybe it is positive thinking, if you believe eating an apple keeps you healthy
it may just do that.
Actions speak louder than words.
You are never to old to learn.
This proverb is so very true. You can and should always be
learning. If you think you can not learn then I guess you are old!
A bicycle can't stand on its own because it's two-tired.
A stumble may prevent a fall.
If you want to judge a man's character, give him power.
If wishes were horses beggars might ride.
Everyone must row with the oars he has.
Love this proverb, it contains much wisdom. Rather than
looking at what others have and do, if we focus on our own abilities
and do the task well then that is all that matters.
A stitch in time saves nine.
Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me.
A man is as old as he feels himself to be.
It's a blessing in disguise.
Least said is soonest mended.
Where there's a will there's a way.
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