American ProverbsRating Mail
Butter would not melt in her mouth.
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Six of one, half a dozen of the other.
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Close is nice, but it isn't enough.
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It's nice to be at the end of a journey but it's the journey that matters in the end.
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You cant make a pickle back into a cucumber.
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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.
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To each his own.
Meaning - Different people have different preferences.
Note : Variant: Different strokes for different folks.
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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!"
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It is better to say nothing and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
Note : Abraham Lincoln
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When you buy quality, you only cry once.
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Do as I say, not as I do.
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[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.
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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.
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Your brain is the greatest weapon you have; use it well and in turn, it will do you well.
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When you aren't ready you're scared, when you are ready you're nervous.
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One man's trash is another man's treasure.
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As California goes, so goes the nation.
Meaning - If one person does something interesting, people will soon follow.
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Better late than never.
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In God we trust, all others pay cash.
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Under a shadow you will never see the sun.
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Be yourself in every situation.
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Don't bite the hand that feeds you.
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Close enough for government work.
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A handful of gold is a heart of iron.
Meaning - Material wealth and prosperity in no way denotes honest labor or ethical practices.
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Curiosity killed the cat.
Note : Variant: Curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought it back.
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Don't take life seriously; no one gets out alive.
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Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me thrice, shame on both of us.
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If you can't stand the heat, get out of the Kitchen.
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If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
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Listen and silent are spelled using the same letters.
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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.
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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.
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Chase two rabbits and they'll both get away.
Meaning - Don't overextend yourself.
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The fastest way to make money is to stop losing it.
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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.
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What you see, what you hear, when you leave, leave it here.
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A wise man admits his ignorance; an ignorant man admits he's wise.
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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.
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The man in the black hat always rides the fastest horse.
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Clothes make the man, naked people have little or no influence in society.
Note : Mark Twain
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Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
Note : Eleanor Roosevelt
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If it seems too good to be true then it probably is.
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Be useful better than beautiful.
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A bad guy is another man's good guy
Meaning - Everyone has his or her own opinion
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People who don't talk are thought to be stupid; people who do prove it.
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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.
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A watched pot never boils.
Meaning - Watched never cooks.
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Back to square one.
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Don't take any wooden nickels.
Meaning - Don't get cheated.
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If you can't walk, why bother tying your shoes.
Note : Doc Michaels
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