English Proverbs and Quotations

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This collection introduces you to the most often used English proverbs such as:
  • All wealth begins in mind
  • A man is known by the company he keeps
  • Death levels all men
  • Justice delayed is justice denied
  • Seeking happiness is a straight way to misery
Additionally you will learn some less well known, more colloquial or even humorous statements such as:
  • A heavy purse makes a light heart
  • A fart does not have a nose
  • Don't get mad. Get even!
  • Booze and fags will kill your bugs
You will also learn some famous statements by famous people such as:
  • Fortune favors the well-prepared (L. Pasteur)
  • If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, If you teach him to fish, you feed him for a lifetime (Confucius)
Finally, you will even learn some Latin proverbs like:
  • Omnia mea mecum porto (Everything I have I carry with me)
  • Per aspera ad astra
  • Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi
Q: prov: one should not be curious
A: curiosity killed the cat

Q: prov: there are no things that have no positive sides
A: every cloud has a silver lining

Q: prov: beautiful girls cannot be intelligent
A: beauty precludes brain (NB: not true!)

Q: prov: Hungry people do not complain about the quality of food.
A: Hunger is the best sauce.

Q: prov: it is better to prevent than to cure
A: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Q: prov: he who has power can do what he wants
A: might is right

Q: prov: in love, there are no rules of fair conduct
A: all's fair in love and war

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