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英语谚语二十则

作者:网络整理  时间:2012-05-16
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Between the devil and the deep sea

To choose between two equally bad alternatives in a serious dilemma.<

2
Where there's a will there's a way

When a person really wants to do something, he will find a way of doing it.

3
A burnt child dreads fire

A bad experience or a horrifying incident may scar one's attitude or thinking for a lifetime.
4
First come, first served

The first in line will be attended to first.

5
A friend in need is a friend indeed

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

6
Discretion is the better part of valor

If you say discretion is the better part of valor, you mean that avoiding a dangerous or unpleasant situation is sometimes the most sensible thing to do.

7
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.

8
Empty vessels make the most noise

Those people who have a little knowledge usually talk the most and make the greatest fuss.

9
A man is as old as he feels

A person's age is immaterial - it is only when he thinks and feels that he is ageing that he actually becomes old.

10
Great talkers are little doers

Those people who talk a lot and are always teaching others usually do not do much work.

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An idle brain is the devil's workshop

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

12
An ounce of discretion is worth a pound of wit

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

13
Faint heart never won fair lady

To succeed in life one must have the courage to pursue what he wants.

14
A penny saved is a penny gained

By being thrifty one will be able to save up.

15
A rolling stone gathers no moss

A person who never settles in one place or who often changes his job will not succeed in life ; one who is always changing his mind will never get anything done.

16
As you sow, so you shall reap

One will either enjoy or suffer the consequences of his earlier actions or inactions.

17
Barking dogs seldom bite

Those who make loud threats seldom carry them out.

18
Better late than never

To do something that is right, profitable, or good a little late is still better than not doing it at all.

19
A bird in hand is worth two in the bush

Something that one already has is better than going after something seemingly more worthwhile that one may not be able to get.

20
Birds of a feather flock together

People of the same sort of character or belief always go together.
 
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