English Proverbs Page 2
You never know what you can do until you try.
Wise words. Unless you give something you are
thinking about a shot you will never know.
Some men go through a forest and see no firewood.
One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
One of these days is none of these days.
A wonderful proverb to drive home that procrastination will
get you nowhere.
Elbow grease is the best polish.
Proportion your expenses to what you have, not what you expect.
Worry often gives
a small thing a big shadow.
Love this one! Worry accomplishes absolutely nothing. It
does not change the situation; it does not make you feel better; it
does nothing positive for your life. In fact, it just makes things worse.
All happiness is in the mind.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
It's never too late to mend.
Patience wears away stones.
Knock on wood.
A good example is the best sermon.
You can talk day and night trying to influence someone. But, you may find
that by showing and by doing will result in more of an impact. So stop
talking and start showing.
Do not be in a hurry to tie what you cannot untie.
Don't cross your bridges before you get to them.
In for a penny, in for a pound.
Slow and steady wins the race.
Lose an hour in the morning and you'll be running after it all day.
Action is the proper fruit of
All good things come to those who wait.
Patience, a skill that many of us lack. But truly
a skill that once learned can make a big difference in your life.
A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.
When all is going well, and we have no challenges or stress in our life then
we do well. But the true test is when we are faced with challenges and stress,
how do we react?
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