Proverbs, quotes, sayings, quips.... English

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It is great to see such diverse membership on Penpal-Gate, do you remember any proverbs, quotes, sayings that you heard when growing up in your own language (from parents / grand parents), let us translate and share it.

Example:

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.
Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC),

Every man loves two women; the one is the creation of his imagination and the other is not yet born.
Kahlil Gibran

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
Mahatma Gandhi

Crow attempts to imitate a swan and forgets his own pace

Remus
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Great post,

I have a little Latin riddle which I think is worth mentioning here:

[i]D.M.
Aelia Laelia Crispis,
Neither man nor woman, nor mongrel, nor maid,
nor boy, nor crone, nor chaste,
nor whore, nor virtuous, but all.
Carried away neither by hunger, nor by sword,
nor by poison, but by all.
Neither in heaven, nor in earth, nor in water,
but everywhere is her resting place.

Lucius Agatho Priscius,
Neither husband, nor lover, nor kinsman,
neither mourning, nor rejoicing, nor weeping,
[raised up] neither mound, nor pyramid, nor tomb,
but all.
He knows and knows not [what] he raised up to whom.

This is a tomb that has no body in it.
This is a body that has no tomb round it.
But body and tomb are the same.[/i]


I invite you to solve it as well.

qamarabas
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Here is one more

Hindi : one who is burned by milk (hot) will even blow at (try to cool down) butter-milk
English version: Once bitten twice cautious

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If you don't have a plan for yourself, you'll be a part of someone else's.
American Proverb

Our faults irritate us most when we see them in others.
Dutch Proverb

If you kick a stone in anger, you'll hurt your own foot.
Korean Proverb

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Buy on the rumor; sell on the news. (Wall Street Proverb)

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Today's

"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable man
persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress
depends on the unreasonable man”.
--George Bernard Shaw.

Pennell
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I've been able to turn my mostly destructive and
insane life around with one simple question I ask
myself throughout the day whenever I need to make
a decision. "Would Judge Judy yell at me for this?"
if the answer is yes I don't do it.

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qamarabas
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One for the day:

Don't throw away your old shoes until you have got new ones.
Dutch Proverb

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What you don't see with your eyes, don't invent with your mouth.
Jewish Proverb

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Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love. How on earth can you explain in terms of
chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?

Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with that special girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.

Albert Einstein

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"To be or not to be this is a question." William Shakespeare.

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A FRIEND IN NEED, IS A FRIEND INDEED

Sim0na
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The one who's house is made out of glass cannot throw others with rocks.

sebsithc
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" We live from what we get. We make our life by what we give"
Winston CHURCHILL

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When a man is tired of the life, he's tired of London. I'm don't rememberin' from who go this quote...

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I was taught when I was young that if people would only love one another, all would be well with the world. This seemed simple and very nice; but I found when I tried to put it in practice not only that other people were seldom lovable, but that I was not very lovable myself.

George Bernard Shaw