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(All) good things come to those who waitWaiting patiently is the best way to get what you want.
A bargain is something you don't need at a price you can't resist.
A bird in the hand is worth two in the is better to have something that is certain than take a risk to get more
A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. Here at my desk, I have a work station.
A chain is as strong as its weakest link
a chain is only as strong as it's weakest linka team is only as good as its worst player
A cigarette is a pinch of tobacco, wrapped in paper, fire at one end, fool at the other.
a closed mouth gathers no feetadopting the structure of a rolling stone gathers no moss
A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man dies but onceThe brave are only conquered once - by actual death
A day late and a dollar short
A diamond is a girl's best friend
A diamond is forever
A dog who attends a flea circus most likely will steal the whole show.
A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.
A fair face may fade, but a beautiful soul last forever.
A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.
A fool and his money are soon partedIt's easy for a foolish person to lose his/her money.
A friend in need is a friend indeed
A friend in need is a pest.
A friend is someone who thinks you're a good egg even though you're slightly cracked.
A friend to all is a friend to none
A gallant retreat is better than a bad stand.
a good beginning makes a good ending
a good man is hard to find
A good run is better than a bad stand
A good way to change somebody's attitude is to change your own.
a hard man is good to find
A hero ain't nothin' but a sandwich
A house divided against itself cannot standEveryone involved must unify and function together or it will not work out.
a journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step
A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.
A leopard can't change his spotsYou cannot change who you are.
A life with love will have some thorns, but a life without love will have no roses.
A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
A man who lives in a glass house shouldn't throw stones.
a man's home is his castle
a mind is a terrible thing to waste
A new broom sweeps clean
A penny saved is a penny earnedBy not spending money, you are saving money (little by little).
A person is known by the company he keeps
A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.
a picture is worth a thousand wordsA visual presentation is far more descriptive than words.
A poor excuse is better than none at all
A right start in life is a career half made
A rolling stone gathers no mossSomeone who does not settle in one place rarely prospers
a rose by any other name is still a rose
a rose by any other name would smell as sweet
A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.
A stitch in time saves nineA timely effort will prevent more work later
A thing of beauty is a joy forever
A true friend walks in when the world walks out.
A watched pot never boils
Absence is to love as wind is to fire, it extinguishes the small and kindles the great.
Absence makes the heart grow fonderThe lack of something increases the desire for it
Absolute power corrupts absolutely
Act in haste, repent in leisureit's better to take your time and think of the best solution than to regret it when it's too late.
Action may not always be happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Actions speak louder than wordsIt's better to actually do something than just talk about it.
Adolescence and snow are the only problems that disappear if you ignore them long enough.
Alcohol preserves everything except dignity.
All is fair in love and war
All play and no work makes Jack a poor boy
All roads lead to Rome
All that glitters is not goldA showy article may not necessarily be valuable
All that truly matters in the end is that you loved
All the treasure in the world is worthless, unless you have someone to share it with.
all the world's a stage
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
All work and no play makes Johnny a dull boy.
All's fair in love and war
All's well that ends well
Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won't expect it back.
Always remember, you will go to hell for lying just as well stealing.
An angry person is seldom reasonable; a reasonable person is seldom angry.
an apple a day keeps the doctor away
an apple doesn't fall far from the tree
An obstacle is something you see when you take your eyes off the goal.
An optimist laughs to forget, a pessimist forgets to laugh.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.
Anyone can make a mountain out of a molehill by throwing on more dirt.
Apples doní t fall far from the tree
As a twig is bent the tree will grow
As the crow flies
Ashes of love are cold as ice
Ashes to ashes and dust to dust if it wasn't for women our peckers would rust.
Ask and you shall receive
Ask yourself if what you are doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.
Bad weather gets better, a bad man never does
Barking dogs seldom bite
Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it
Be true to your teeth and they won't be false
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
beauty is only skin deep
Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes to the bone
beauty's only skin deep; ugly goes through to the bone.
Beggars should not be choosersIf you request something to be given you should not question what you are given
Bend like a willow or break like an oak
Better a big fish in a little pond than a little fish in a big pond
Better late than never
Better safe than sorry
Better the devil you know than the devil you don't.
Better to be your friend's nettle than his echo
Better to have and not need than to need and not have
Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all
better to keep your mouth shut and let everyone think you're a fool...
Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
Big fish eat little fish
Bigger is better
Birds of a feather flock togetherThose of similar taste congregate in groups
Blood is thicker than waterfamily bonds are closer than those of outsiders
build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door
Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Donít save it for a special occasion. tOday is special
Business before pleasure
Busy hands are happy hands
Candy is dandy but licker is quicker
Cast pearls before swine
Character secures respect
Children should be seen and not heard
Children: You spend the first 2 years of their life teaching them to walk and talk. Then you spend the next 16 years telling them to sit down and shut-up.
cleanliness is next to Godliness
Close only counts in horseshoes
Clothes don't make the man
Clothes make the man
Coffee in a can, sugar in a cup, poke her in the butt you wont knock her up.
Cold feet sleep apart
Count your blessings, not your problems
Cream rises to the top
Crime doesn't pay
Crowded elevators smell different to midgets.
Cry with someone. Itís more healing than crying alone.
curiosity killed the catBeing Inquisitive can lead you into a dangerous situation.
Cut the coat according to the cloth
Dead men tell no tales
Discretion is the better part of valour
Distance lends enchantment to the view
distance makes the heart grow fonder
Do as I say, not as I do
Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.
Do not be anxious for tomorrow, for tomorrow will care for itself
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you
Dogs that don't kill sheep don't run
Donít audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
Donít compare your life to others, you have no idea what their journey is all about
Don't beat a dead dog
Don't bite off more than you can chew
Don't bite the hand that feeds youDon't hurt anyone that helps you.
don't burn your bridges
Don't burn your bridges behind you
Don't cast your pearls before swineItems of quality offered to those who aren't cultured enough to appreciate them
don't change horses in midstream
Don't change horses in the middle of the streamDon't change your leader or your basic position when part-way through a campaign or a project
Don't count your chickens before they are hatchedDon't rely on it until your sure of it.
Don't criticize a man untill you have walked a mile in his shoes
Don't cross the bridge till you come to it
Don't cry over spilt milk
Don't cut off your nose to spite your face
Don't keep a dog and bark yourselfDon't pay someone to do a task and then do it yourself
Don't look a gift horse in the mouthDon't be ungrateful when you receive a gift
don't paint the devil on the wall (German)
Don't play with fire and you won't get burned
Don't put all your eggs in one basketIf something happens to the basket, all your eggs are gone. If you put your eggs in diffent baskets and you lose one basket, you still have eggs.
Don't put all your heads in one duffel bag (Instead of - don't put all your eggs in one basket)
Don't put new wine into old bottles
Don't put the cart before the horse
Don't sweat the petty things, Pet the sweaty things
Don't sweat the small stuff
don't tempt fate
Don't trust the lock to which everyone has a key.(Swedish)
don't use a lot where a little will do
Drastic times call for drastic measuresWhen you are extremely desperate you need to take extremely desperate actions.
Dynamite comes in small packagesSome of the smallest things can affect many things in a large way
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
Easy come, easy go
Education is capital invested for the future
Empty vessels make the most noise
Enthusiasm conquers the impossible
Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need
Evening news is where they begin with 'Good evening', and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.
Every cloud has a silver liningEvery bad situation has some good aspect to it. difficult times will lead to better days.
Every dog has his day
Every man has his price
Every man has stupid thoughts, only wise men keep them quiet.(Swedish)
Every picture tells a story
every rose has its thorn
Every stick has two ends
Everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die
Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But donít worry; God never blinks
Evil returns to evil doers
Experience is the best teacher
Eyes see everything but themselves
Fact is stranger than fiction
Failing to plan is planning to fail
Failure is the stepping stone to success
Faint heart never won fair maiden
Faith can move mountains
faith can move mountains
fake it till you make it
Familiarity breeds contempt
Fear can hold you prisoner, hope can set you free
Feed a cold and starve a fever
Fight fire with fire
Fighting for peace is like fucking for virginity.
Fish and guests smell after three days, or company and fish stink after three days
Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me
Fool's names and fools faces always show up in public places
fools rush in where angels fear to tread
Forewarned is forearmedAdvance warning provides an advantage
Forgive and you will be forgiven
Fortune favours the brave
Friends are the family that we choose for ourselves
From the sublime to the ridiculous is only one step
garbage in, garbage out
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration
Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere
Get rid of anything that isnít useful, beautiful or joyful.
Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he'll eat for a lifetime
Give a man a fish, feed him for a day, teach a man to fish, feed him for life
Give a man rope enough and he will hang himself
Give credit where credit is due
God helps those who help themselves
God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or did not do.
God moves in mysterious ways
Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.
Good beginnings make for good endings
Good fences make good neighbours
Good luck comes to the man that earns it
Grass doesn't grow on a busy street
Great minds think alikeIntelligent people think like each other.
Growing old beats the alternative Ė dying young
half a loaf is better than none
Happiness is a state of mind
harder for a rich man to go to heaven than for a camel to go through the eye of a needle
Haste makes wasteQuickly doing things results in a poor ending.
Having sex is like playing bridge. If you don't have a good partner, you'd better have a good hand.
He that is master of himself, will soon be master of others.
He who can does, he who cannot doesn't
He who fights and runs away, may live to fight another day
He who gets angry gets old fast
He who hesitates is lost
He who laughs last laughs longest
He who lives by the sword shall die by the sword
He who pays the piper calls the tune
He who sups with the Devil should have a long spoon
Hell has no fury like a woman scorned
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned
Hindsight is always twenty-twenty
history repeats itself
Home is where the heart is
Home is where you hang your hat
Honesty is the best policy
Hope is a waking dream
Hope is hearing the melody of the future, faith is to dance it
Hope is like the sun which as we walk toward it, cast a shadow of our burdens behind us
Hope springs eternal
How do you expect me to remember your birthday when you never look any older?
How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child
I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather.. Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.
Idle hands are the Devil's workshopYou are more likely to get in trouble if you have nothing to do.
Idle mind is the Devil's playgroundYou are more likely to get in trouble if you have nothing to do.
If 4 out of 5 people SUFFER from diarrhea... does that mean that one enjoys it?
If a job is worth doing it is worth doing well
If a man tells you he can grow corn look in his crib
If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldnít be in it
If a wolf came to my house to eat he would have to bring a sack lunch
If at first you don't succeed try, try and try again
if at first you don't succeed, try, try, again
If I agreed with you we'd both be wrong.
If ifs and ands were pots and pans there'd be no work for tinkers' handsUsed as a humorous retort to an over-optimistic conditional expression
If ifs and buts were candy and nuts, it would be Christmas every day of the year
if ifs and buts where candy and nuts, every day would be Christmas
If it ain't broke, don't fix it
If it has tires or testicles it's gonna give you trouble
If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it's a duck
If life deals you lemons, make lemonade
If pigs had wings they'd fly
If sex is a pain in the ass, then you're doing it wrong...
if the mountain won't come to Mohammed, Mohammud must go to the mtn
If the shoe fits, wear it
If we threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone elseís, weíd grab ours back
If wishes were fishes, we'd all have a fry
If wishes were for certain we would all be rich
If wishes were horses beggars would ride
If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem
If you can't be good, be careful
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.
if you can't do the time, don't do the crime
if you can't find it, grind it
If you can't hunt with the big dogs stay on the porch
if you can't kill the king then don't wound him
If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch
If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all
If you can't see the bottom, don't put your foot in the water.(Swedish)
If you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchenDon't persist with a task if the pressure of it is too much for you
if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen
if you can't stand the kitchen, get a real job
if you can't take the heat then get out of the kitchen
If you cast your net too wide beware that you don't get snared in your own webbing
If you don't bend you are going to break
if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all
If you don't have big breasts, Put ribbons on your pigtails
If you don't milk everyday, the cow will dry up
If you have seen one you have seen them all
if you love something set it free
If you pay peanuts, you get monkeys
If you play with trash it will get in your eyes
If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of payments.
If you want to dance you must pay the fiddler
If you want to make a sale, You have to let the customer sample the merchandise
if you've seen one you've seen 'em all
Ignorance is bliss
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery
in every life a little rain must fall
In for a penny, in for a pound
In still weather everyone is a good sailor.(Swedish)
In the kingdom of the blind the one eyed man is king
In the midst of life we are in death
Into every life a little rain must fall
It is better to be alone than wish you were
It is better to give than to receive
it is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all
It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God
It is easy to be wise after the event
It is not whether you win or lose, it is how you play the game
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye
It isn't over until the fat lady sings
It takes one to know one
It takes two to tangoA two person conflict where both people are at fault.
it takes two to tango
Itís never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else
Itís OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
Itís OK to let your children see you cry.
It's a dog eat dog world
It's a long worm that never turns
It's a small worldYou frequently see the same people in different places.
It's a sorry dog that won't wag his own tail
It's all grist to the mill
it's an ill wind that blows no good
It's an ill wind that blows no one any good
it's better to beg than barrow
it's better to find a whole worm in your apple than half a worm.
It's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all
It's no use crying over spilt milk
It's no use locking the stable door after the horse has bolted
it's only a matter of time
It's the empty can that makes the most noise
It's the squeaky wheel that gets the grease
Jack of all trades, master of none
Judge not, that ye be not judged
Keep your eyes wide open before marriage and half shut afterwards
Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Know which side your bread is buttered on
Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
Laugh and the world laughs with you, weep and you weep alone
Lead by example
Least said, soonest mended
Less is more
Let bygones be bygones
Let not the sun go down on your wrathDo not hold on to your anger for more than one day
Let sleeping dogs lieTo avoid restarting a conflict.
Let the dead bury the dead
Let the punishment fit the crime
Let your light shine before men that they may see your good works
life goes on
life is a bitch; then you marry one
life is a bowl of cherries
life is a series of disappointments, followed by death
life is hard
life is just a bowl of cherries
Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what to expect
life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get
Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're getting.
life is not all fun and games
life is not hard, it only needs some positive thinking
Life is short, death is long.
life is so short, I want to experience as much as possible
Life is too short to waste time hating anyone
life is tough and then you die
life is what happens while you're busy making other plans
life is what you make it
Life is what you need, love is what you want.
Life isnít fair, but itís still good
Life isnít tied with a bow, but itís still a gift
life stinks
life sucks, and then you die...
Life wasn't meant to be easy
life's a bitch (then you die; then you marry one)
Life's a bitch and then you die
Life's a long hard climb
life's not so bad, when you consider the alternative
life's too short
Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
Like father, like son
Little pitchers have big ears
Little strokes fell great oaks
Little things please little minds
Live for today for tomorrow never comes
Live simply, Love generously, Care deeply, Speak kindly
Loose lips sink ships
Lots of honey makes bees lazy.(Swedish)
Love conquers all
Love is blind
Love thy neighbour as thy self
Lying is like being pregnant, sooner or later everyone will know
Madness is like gravity, all it takes is a little push - Joker
Make hay while the sun shinesMake the most of one's opportunities while you have the chance
Make peace with your past so it wonít screw up the present
Man does not live by bread alonePhysical nourishment is not sufficient for a healthy life; man also has spiritual needs
Many a little makes a mickleMany small amounts accumulate to make a large amount
Many a mickle makes a muckleMany small amounts accumulate to make a large amount
Many a slip from the cup to the lip
Many hands make light work
Men have two emotions: Hungry and Horny. If you see him without an erection, make him a sandwich.
Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues we write in water
Midnight is where the day begins
Mighty oaks from little acorns growGreat things may come from small beginnings
mind your manners.
Misery loves company.
Money can't buy happiness.
Money can't buy you love.
Money doesn't grow on trees.
Money follows money.
Money is the root of all evil.
Money makes the world go round.
Money talks.
Money talks, bullshit walks.
Monkey see, monkey do.
Necessity is the mother of invention.Difficult situations inspire ingenious solutions.
Never a borrower or a lender be.
Never get into fights with ugly people, they have nothing to lose.
Never give a sucker an even break.
Never go to bed on an argument
Never hit a man with glasses. Hit him with a baseball bat.
Never judge a book by its cover
Never mix business with pleasure
Never pet a burning dog
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today
Never say die
Never say never
Never speak ill of the dead
never take a shower with a cat duct taped to your chest
Nice guys finish last
No guts no glory
No man can lounge into success
No man can serve two masters
No man is an islandHuman beings do not thrive when isolated from others
No man is an island
no matter how close you are're always across the street
no matter how far you go, there you are
No matter how pretty she is , someone, somewhere is tired of her crap
No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up
No matter where you go, there you are
No news is good news
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent
No one is in charge of your happiness but you
No one is so blind as those that don't want to see
No pain, no gain
No rest for the wickedthe wicked shall be tormented
No use beating a dead horse
No victory without a battle.(Swedish)
Not the ill wind which blows no man to good
Nothing is certain but death and taxesIt draws on the actual inevitability of death to highlight the difficulty in avoiding the burden of taxes
Nothing is impossible for those who don't have to do it themselves.(Swedish)
Nothing succeeds like success
Nothing ventured, nothing gained
Oil and water don't mix
Old habits die hard
Old soldiers never die, they just fade away
Once a thief, always a thief
Once bitten twice shya person who has had a bad experience one time will be more cautious the next time
One definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting the results to be different
One good beer deserves another
One good deed deserves another
One good turn deserves another
One hand washes the other
One law for the rich and another for the poor
One man's foul weather is another man's fair
One man's meat is another man's poison
One man's trash is another man's treasure
One might as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb
One swallow does not make a summer
One volunteer is worth ten pressed men
One year's seeding makes seven years weeding
Only fools and horses work
Only the good die young
Opinions are like assholes, everybody's got one
opportunity doesn't knock twice
opposites attract
Out of sight, out of mindThe idea that something is easily forgotten or dismissed as unimportant if it is not in our direct view
Out of the mouths of babes come all wise sayings
Over prepare, then go with the flow
Patience is a virtue
Pay off your credit cards every month.
Penny wise and pound (or dollar) foolish
People are dying today that have never died before
People in hell want ice water too
People in hell want ice water too
People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
Perfect love casteth out fear
Perseverence moves mountains or tunnels them
Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered
Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly, and for the same reason.
Practice makes perfectBy constantly practicing, you will become better.
Practice what you preach
Prevention is better than cure
Pride goeth before a fall
Principles are useless, unless embodied in action
Procrastination is the thief of time
Put your best foot forwardEmbark on a journey or task with purpose and gusto
Red skies at night, sailor's delight; red skies at morning, sailor's take warning
Revenge is a dish best served cold
Ring around the moon, storm coming soon
Rome wasn't built in a dayIf you want something to be completely properly, then its going to take time.
Rules are meant to be broken
Running after a shadow is a wearisome race
Save for retirement starting with your first pay check.
Save Gas, Eat Beans!
Say what you mean and mean what you say
Scared dogs bark most.(Swedish)
Seeing is believing
Seek and you shall find
Sex is not the answer. Sex is the question. "Yes" is the answer.
Shit Happens
Short pleasures are often long regretted.(Swedish)
Shrouds have no pockets
Silence is golden
Skill, not luck leads to fortune
Sloth is the key of poverty
slow and steady wins the race
smart cookies don't crumble
Snitches get stitches
Some people are like Slinkies ... not really good for anything, but you can't help smiling when you see one tumble down the stairs.
Some pots you don't stir
Spare the rod and spoil the child
spare the rod, spoil the child
Speak of the devil and he will appear
Speak softly and carry a big stickA proverb advising the tactic of caution and non-aggression, backed up by the ability to do violence if required
Still waters run deep.
Stitch in time saves nine
Strike while the iron is hot
Stupid is as stupid does
Success comes through a clear, strong purpose
success has a thousand fathers while failure is an orphan
Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves
Talk is cheap
talk is cheap
That which does not kill us makes us stronger
The apple never falls far from the tree
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, They must be felt by the heart
The best defence is a good offence
The best things come in small packages
The best things in life are free
The bigger the better
The bigger they are, the harder they fallThe bigger a company is, the more it has to lose. The deeper in love you are, the more heartbroken you'll be when he/she breaks up with you. The higher you go, the farther you have to go on your way back down.
The boss is always right, even when he's wrong.
The boss isn't always right, but he's always the boss
The bread never falls but on its buttered side
The building that need props is sure to fall
The course of true love never runs smooth
the devil is always ready to rock the cradle of the saint who sleeps
the devil is in the details
The difference between men and boys is the size of their toys
The early bird gets the worm
The early bird might get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
The empty can rattles the most
The end justifies the means
The first hen to cackle is the one that laid the egg
The good die young
The grass is always greener
the grass is always greener on the other side
The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence
The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world
The hurrier I go the behinder I get
The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.
The leopard does not change his spots
The longest journey starts with a single step
the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away
the lord moves in mysterious ways
The more one knows, the less one believes.
The more things change, the more they stay the same
the more we learn, the less we know
the nail that sticks up gets hammered down (Japanese)
the nail that sticks up gets pounded down (Japanese)
the only difference between women and girls is the price of their pearls
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself
The only way to have a friend is to be one
The palest ink is stronger than the strongest memory
The path of darkness may not reach the light
The path of light is easiest found by looking up
The Pen is mightier than the sword.
The perfect age is somewhere between old enough to know better and young enough not to care
The preachers kids are always the meanest
The price of liberty is eternal vigilance
The proof is in the pudding
The proof of the pudding is in the eatingTo fully test something you need to experience it yourself
The road to hell (or ruin) is paved with good intentionspromises and plans must be put into action, or else they are useless.
The secret of success is constancy of purpose
The shoemaker's son always goes barefoot
the squeaky wheel gets the grease
The strongest winds blow on the highest mountains.(Swedish)
The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat
The way to a man's heart is through his stomach
The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
There are more ways of killing a cat than choking it with cream
There are none so blind as those, that will not see
There but for the grace of God, go II too, like someone seen to have suffered misfortune, might have suffered a similar fate, but for God's mercy
There is no failure for the good and the wise
There is no place like home
There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved
there's a first time for everything
there's a sucker born every minute
There's a time and a place for everything
There's always more fish in the sea
There's an exception to every rule
There's honour among thieves
There's many a good tune played on an old fiddle
There's more than one way to skin a cat
There's no fool like an old fool
There's no smoke without fire
There's no such thing as a free lunch
There's no time like the present
There's none so blind as those who will not see
There's none so deaf as those who will not hear
there's one in every crowd
They that sow the wind, shall reap the whirlwind
Things started on Friday are never finished
Those we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not
Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it
Those who laugh a lot live longer
Those who live in glass houses have to answer the door
Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones
Those who sleep with dogs, will rise with fleas
Thought is the oil of the mind - worry is the acid that destroys it
Time and tide wait for no manNo one is so powerful that they can stop the march of time
time flies when you're having fun
time heals all wounds
Time heals all wounds and wounds all heels
Time is money
Time is the enemy of men
time waits for no man
Time wounds all heels.
to assume makes an ASS out of U and ME
To err is human, to forgive divine
To everything there is a season
To get over a man get under another
To live without loving is not really to live
To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism. To steal from many is research.
To the victor go the spoils
Too many cooks spoil the broth
Truth is not hard to kill but a lie well told is immortalby Mark Twain
Truth is stranger than fiction
Turn away the weary trader and your heart will turn to stone
Two heads are better then oneTwo people may be able to solve a problem that an individual cannot
Two wrongs don't make a right
two's company, three's a crowd
U is part of US
Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown
Unless youíre the lead dog, the view stays the same
unlucky at cards, lucky in love
Variety is the spice of lifeThe more experiences you try the more exciting life can be. Say this in front of your spouse to look smart when they catch you having an affair.
Virginity is like a soapbubble, one prick and it is gone.
Virtue is its own reward
Walk the shadows is to leave the light
Walk the walk and talk the talk
Walls have ears
Walnuts and pears you plant for your heirs
Want what you have and you will have what you want
War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
Waste not want not
waste not, want not
Watch the pennies, the dollars will take care of themselves
We are all in the same boat
We have enough gun control. What we need is idiot control.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope
We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.
Wear your heart on your sleeve
What a tangled web we weave, when we practice to deceive
What can't be cured must be endured
What goes around comes around
What goes up must come down
What will be, will be
What you don't know can't hurt you
what you see is what you get
Whatever doesnít kill you really does make you stronger.
whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger
What's good for the goose is good for the gander
when all else fails read the directions
When all else fails....have another beer.
When in doubt, just take the next small step
When in Rome, do as the Romans doIt is polite, and possibly also advantageous, to abide by the customs of a society when one is a visitor
when in Rome, do as the Romans do
When it comes to going after what you love in life, donít take no for an answer.
When it rains it poursWhen troubles come they come together. Since it rarely rains, when it does it will be a huge storm.
when it rains, it pours
when life gives you lemons, make lemonade
When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions
When the cat is away the mice will play
When the fox preaches watch your geese
When the going gets tough, the tough get going
When the lion is dead, the hares jump on his back.(Swedish)
when you ASSUME, it makes an ASS out of U and ME.
When you chase a shadow you run from the light
When you got it, flaunt it
When you lie down with dogs, you are going to get fleas
When you lie with dogs you get fleas.
When you play with fire, you're gonna get burned.
when you start picking out people you start leaving people out
When youí re up to your ass in alligators, ití s hard to remember that you came to drain the swamp
When youíve got a hammer, everythingí s a nail
When your on your death bed you'd give anything for one more tick of the clock.
Where there is no vision, the people perish
Where there is smoke, there is fire
Where there's a will there's a way
Where there's muck there's brass
Whether you think you can or think you can't - You are right
While the tailor rests, the needle rusts
While there's life there's hope
While you live, tell truth and shame the devil
Whistling children and cackling hen leave no room for gentlemen
Whistling woman and crowing hen never come to a good end
Whoever dies with the most toys wins
Whom the Gods love die young
why do today what you can put off 'til tomorrow
Winners never quit and quitters never win
winning isn't everything
Wish in one hand, shit in the other and see which fills up faster
Wishing and hoping don't get you any toys on Christmas.
With age comes wisdom
Women may not hit harder, but they hit lower.
Work and thou shalt have
Worrying never did anyone any good
You are never too old to learn
You are only as good as your word
You are such a good friend that if we were on a sinking ship together and there was only one life jacket... I'd miss you heaps and think of you often.
You are what you eatIn order to stay healthy you must eat healthy foods.
You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar
You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drinkPeople, like horses, will only do what they have a mind to do
you can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think
you can never be too rich or too blonde
you can pick your friends and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose.
You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose, but you can't wipe your friends on your saddle.
You can put sideburns on grandaddy, but that don't make him Elvis.
You can tell a tree by the fruit it bears
you can tell the men from the boys by the price of their toys
You canít have chicken salad without the chicken shit.
You can't get blood from a turnip.
You can't get blood out of a stoneYou cannot extract what isn't there to begin with
you can't have your cake and eat it too
You can't help anyone till you help yourself
You can't judge a book by its coverDecisions shouldn't be made primarily on appearance.
You can't learn to swim without getting in the water.(Swedish)
You can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear
you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear
You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs
You can't mend a broken heart with a silver thread
You can't polish a turd
You can't put a bucket over a pig's head, it will just make him skittish.
You can't run with the hare and hunt with the hounds
you can't squeeze blood out of a turnip
You can't squeeze turnip juice from a lemon
You can't teach an old dog new tricks
You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar
You catch more flies with jam than you do with vinegar.
You donít have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
you have to break a few eggs to make an omelet
You have to give before you can get
you have to separate the chaff from the wheat
you have to stand for something or you'll fall for anything
You must row with the oars that you have.(Swedish)
you only live once
You reap what you sow
You throw filth on the living and flowers on the dead.(Swedish)
Your about as useful as a cocky (bird) crap on a pump handle (Australian Rednecks)
Your children get only on echildhood
Your job wonít take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
Youth is not a profession
Youth is wasted on the young
Youth looks ahead, old age looks back and middle age looks tired

easier to ask forgiveness than permission
if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail
hard to fix things when the only tool in your toolbox is a hammer
plaigerism is the greatest form of flattery
The devil you know is better than the devil you don't know.
How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.