A bargain is a bargain. 說話要算數。
A soft answer turneth away wrath. 忍一句,息一怒。
A book that is shut is but a block. 開卷有益。
A contented mind is a perpetual feast. 知足常樂。
A little learning is a dangerous thing. (Pope) 一知半解最危險。
A bad workman always blames his tools. 劣工尤器
A bird in hand is worth two in the bush. 一鳥在手勝于二鳥在林。
A burnt child dreads the fire. 燒傷的孩子怕火。
A contended mind is a perpetual feast. 知足常樂。
A drowning man will catch a straw. 病急亂投醫。飢不擇食。急不擇暇。
A fault confessed is half redressed. 肯認錯是改過的一半。
A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks 愚者多語(但無內容), 智者講話(有內容)。
After rain comes sunshine. 雨過必天晴。苦盡甘來
A friend in need is a friend indeed. 患難見真情。
A good book is the purest essence of a human soul. 好書是人類靈魂最純淨的精髓。
A Jack of all trades is master of none. 樣樣通樣樣鬆。
A little learning is a dangerous thing. 一知半解最危險。
All is well that ends well. 結局好全局好。吉人自有天相。
All of one's life is music -- if we tough the notes right and in tune. 人生如音樂--假如我們彈對了調子而且音調和諧。
All that glitters is not gold. 人不可貌相。外貌不可恃。
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. 一日一蘋果,醫生遠離我。
An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity. A pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity. 樂觀者在災難中見到機會。
A rolling stone gathers no moss. 滾石不生苔。轉業不聚財。
April showers bring May flowers. 五月花帶來六月雨。
A stitch in time saves nine. 及時一針省九針。 要及時補救。及時行事,則事半功倍。
Better do it than wish it done. 求人不如求己。
Blessings are not valued till they are gone.
= Good fortune is never good till it is lost. 失去才知珍貴。
Bad news travels fast. 惡事傳千里。
Barking dogs seldom bite 會叫的狗不會咬人。
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. 情人眼裡出西施。
Better late than never. 亡羊補牢,永不為遲。
Birds of a feather flock together. 物以類聚。
Books are to mankind what memory is to the individual. 書本對于人類,就好像記憶對于個人。
Books cannot be killed by fire.
People die, but books never die.
No man and no force can abolish memory. 書不會被戰火所燒,人會死,但書永遠不會。沒有人也沒武力可以終止記憶。(知識永遠不死。)
Business before pleasure. 工作先于玩樂。
Calamity is man's touchstone. 患難見真情。
Care kills a cat. 憂慮致命。
Charity begins at home. 齊家才能治國。
Constant dripping wears away the stone. 滴水穿石。
Do as you would be done by. 己所欲施于人。
Do in Rome as the Romans do 入境隨俗。
Don't count your chickens before they are hatched. 勿打如意算盤。
Don't put all your eggs in one basket. 不要孤注一擲。分散風險。
Don't put the cart before the horse. 勿本末倒置。
Don't quarrel with your bread and butter 勿自砸飯碗。
Don't speak ill of others behind their backs. 不要在背后說人壞話。
Don't wash your dirty linen in public. 家丑不可外揚。
Easy come, easy go. 旋得旋失。
Every little helps. 積少成多。
Everything is good for something. 天生我才必有用。
Everybody's business is no body's business 三個和尚沒水喝。
Easier said than done. 說來容易做來難。
East or west, home is best. 金窩銀窩不如自家的狗窩。
Easy come easy go 賺得容易花得快。(僥倖之財難久留)
Even Homer sometimes nods. 智者千慮必有一
Every dog has his day. 三年風水輪流轉。
Every man has his humor. 人各有其個性。十人十個樣。
Every man has his taste. 人各有所好。
Extremes meet. 物極必反。
First come, first served. 捷足先登,先到先得。
Friendships multiply joys and divide griefs 有福同享,有難同當。
Fact is stranger than fiction. 事實比虛構更離奇。
Familiarity brings contempt. 親暱必生輕蔑。
Fine feathers make fine birds. 佛要金裝;人要衣裝。
Give him an inch and he'll take a yard. 得寸進尺。
Grasp all, lose all. 貪者必失。
Health is better than wealth. 健康勝于財富。
He who laughs last laughs longest. 最后笑者笑得最久。
Idle folk has the least leisure. 懶惰的人才說沒空。
In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends. 得意時,朋友識我; 失意時,我識朋友。
In the beginning was the word. 太初有道。
I think therefore I am. 我思故我在。
It is easy to be wise after the event. 經一事長一智。
It is no use crying over spilt milk. = Let bygones be bygones. 覆水難收。
It's never too late to learn 學習永遠不嫌晚。活到老學到老。
Justice has long arms.
= Heaven's vengeance is slow but sure. 天網恢恢,疏而不漏。
Keep good men company and you shall be of the number. 三人行必有我師。
Kill two birds with one stone. 一石二鳥。一箭雙鵰。
Knowledge is power. 知識就是力量。
Knowledge makes one humble; ignorance makes one proud. 知識使人謙遜;無知使人驕縱。
Like father, like son. 有其父必有其子。
Little money, few friends. 錢少朋友少。
Let sleeping dogs lie. 不要打草驚蛇。不惹鬼神不遭殃
Live and learn. 活到老,學到老。
Live and let live. 自己活著,也讓別人活著。
Look before you leap. 三思而后行。
Love me little, love me long 愛情要細水長流。
Make hay while the sun shines. 未雨綢繆。把握時機。
Men are not to be measured in inches. 人不可貌相。
More haste, less speed. 欲速則不達。
Murder will out. 若要人不知,除非己莫為。
Never depend on anyone except yourself. 靠自己,不要靠別人。
Never trouble troubles till trouble troubles you. 別杞人憂天。
Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. 今日事今日畢。
No news is good news. 沒有消息就是好消息。
Never trouble till trouble troubles you. 勿庸人自擾。
Nothing comes of nothing. 無中不能生有。
Nothing is more precious than peace. 沒有比和平更珍貴的東西了。
Nothing venture, a nothing have. 不入虎穴,焉得虎子。
One swallow does not make a summer. 勿以一概全。
Once bitten, twice shy. 一朝被蛇咬,十年怕草繩。
Practice makes perfect. 熟能生巧。
Prevention is better than cure. 預防勝于治療。
Pride goes before fall. 驕者必敗。
Put money aside for a rainy day. 未雨綢繆。
Rome was not built in a day. 羅馬不是一天造成的
Second thoughts are best. 三思而后行。
Seeing is believing. 眼見為實。百聞不如一見。
Something is better than nothing. 有比沒有好。
Spare the rod, spoil the child. 不打不成器。
Strike while the iron is hot. 。 打鐵趁熱。把握機會
Sweet is pleasure after pain 苦后方知甜滋味。
They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.苦盡甘來。
Touch pitch, and you will be defiled.
Touch pitch, and you will be defiled.近朱者赤,近墨者黑。
Talk of devil, here he is!
(Speak of the devil, and the devil comes!) 說曹操,曹操就到。
The ballot is stronger than the bullet. 選票比槍更有力量。
The biter is sometimes bit. 害人反害己。
The early bird catches the worm. 早起的鳥兒有蟲吃。捷足先登。
The leopard cannot change his spots. 江山易改,本性難移。
The pen is mightier than the sword. 文字勝武力。筆桿勝槍桿。
The pot called the kettle black. 五十步笑百步。
The sweetest grapes hang the highest. 最甜美的葡萄掛的最高。
Time is money. 時間就是金錢。一吋光陰一寸金。
When one door shuts another opens. 天無絕人之路。
Walls have ears. 隔牆有耳。
We forget what we ought to remember and remember what we ought to forget. 該記得的忘記;該忘記的記得。
Where there is a will, there is a way. 有志者事竟成。
You cannot burn the candle at both sides. 蠟燭不能兩頭燒。