|American Proverbs||Rating ||Mail|
|Butter would not melt in her mouth.|
|Six of one, half a dozen of the other.|
|Close is nice, but it isn't enough.|
|It's nice to be at the end of a journey but it's the journey that matters in the end.|
|You cant make a pickle back into a cucumber.|
|Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.|
Meaning - You look in the mouth of a horse to see if it's healthy; it means you shouldn't be concerned about how nice the gift is, but rather that they are being given you a gift.
|To each his own.|
Meaning - Different people have different preferences.
Note : Variant: Different strokes for different folks.
|Character is what you are in the dark.|
Meaning - Public image is not as important as true character.
|A good friend is someone who will bail you out of jail, but your best friend is the one sitting next to you saying "Man, that was fun!"|
|It is better to say nothing and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.|
Note : Abraham Lincoln
|When you buy quality, you only cry once.|
|Do as I say, not as I do.|
|[He] makes the bed soft, yet [it's] hard to sleep [on].
Meaning - Iron fist in a velvet glove; Things built without effort are hard to use.
Note : English version: Iron fist in a velvet glove; Velvet paws hide sharp claws.
|A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.|
Meaning - It's better to keep what little you have, than to risk it for something more.
|Your brain is the greatest weapon you have; use it well and in turn, it will do you well.|
|When you aren't ready you're scared, when you are ready you're nervous.|
|One man's trash is another man's treasure.|
|As California goes, so goes the nation.|
Meaning - If one person does something interesting, people will soon follow.
|Better late than never.|
|In God we trust, all others pay cash.|
|Under a shadow you will never see the sun.|
|Be yourself in every situation.|
|Don't bite the hand that feeds you.|
|Close enough for government work.|
|A handful of gold is a heart of iron.|
Meaning - Material wealth and prosperity in no way denotes honest labor or ethical practices.
|Curiosity killed the cat.|
Note : Variant: Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back.
|Don't take life seriously; no one gets out alive.|
|Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me thrice, shame on both of us.|
|If you can't stand the heat, get out of the Kitchen.|
|If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.|
|Listen and silent are spelled using the same letters.|
|What you see, what you hear, when you leave, leave it here.|
|If you want it bad, you'll get it bad.|
Meaning - Credo of subordinate workers who are given a task by their boss with a deadline and/or budget/manpower resources completely inadequate to allow for a well-researched response or product.
|If you wait till the last minute, it'll only take a minute.|
Meaning - Procrastinators' credo; also credo of subordinate workers who are given a task by their boss with a deadline completely inadequate to allow for a well-researched response or product.
|Chase two rabbits and they'll both get away.|
Meaning - Don't overextend yourself.
|The fastest way to make money is to stop losing it.|
|You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink.|
Meaning - You can tell people your beliefs, but you can't make them listen.
|A wise man admits his ignorance; an ignorant man admits he's wise.|
|If it ain't broke, don't fix it.|
Meaning - Don't meddle with things just for the sake of change, if they're working fine already.
|The man in the black hat always rides the fastest horse.|
|Clothes make the man, naked people have little or no influence in society.|
Note : Mark Twain
|Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.|
Note : Eleanor Roosevelt
|If it seems too good to be true then it probably is.|
|Be useful better than beautiful.|
|A bad guy is another man's good guy|
Meaning - Everyone has his or her own opinion
|People who don't talk are thought to be stupid; people who do prove it.|
|The grass is always greener on the other side.|
Meaning - We tend to want the opposite of what we have, while those who have the opposite want what you have.
|A watched pot never boils.|
Meaning - Watched never cooks.
|Back to square one.|
|Don't take any wooden nickels.|
Meaning - Don't get cheated.