Aphorisms

Aphorisms

Learn
Practice makes perfect.
Nurture passes nature.
Rome was not built in a day.
Strike while the iron is hot.
Thoughts are free from toll.
A fall into the pit, a gain in your wit.
A young idler, an old beggar.
An idle youth, a needy age.
Clumsy birds have to start flying early.
Custom makes all things easy.
Difficult the first time, easy the second.
Experience is the best teacher.
A young idler, an old beggar.
Time tries all things.
There is no royal road to learning.
A good medicine tastes bitter.
Live and learn.
In doing we learn.
Reading makes a full man. 读书长见识。
The best horse needs breeding, and the aptest child needs teaching.
Learn young, learn fair. 学习趁年轻,学就要学好。
Nothing is more frequently overlooked than the obvious.
—Thomas Temple Hoyne
Wisdom in the mind is better than money in the hand.
Learn to walk before you run. 循序渐进
Activity is the only road to knowledge.

Book
Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.
A book is the same today as it always was and it will never change.

Personality
Poverty is stranger to industry. 勤劳之人不受穷。
Sense comes with age.
He that promises too much means nothing.
Any fool can defend his or her mistakes—and most fools do.
—Dale Carnegie
He that once deceives is ever suspected.

Life
Home is where the heart is.
Life is a span.
If you are not inside a house, you don not know about its leaking.
You never know till you have tried.
What is done cannot be undone.
It is never too late to mend.
Keep something for a rainy day. 未雨绸缪。
Man proposes, God disposes. 谋事在人,成事在天。
Meet plot with plot. 将计就计。
Merry meet, merry part. 好聚好散。
First impressions are half the battle.
All time is no time when it is past.
Bad luck often brings good luck.
Courtesy costs nothing. 礼多人不怪。
Desire has no rest.
Do not change horses in mid-stream.
Do not pull all your eggs in one basket.
Do not teach fish to swim.
East or west, home is the best.
Fact is stranger than fiction.
Out of sight, out of mind.
One who has seen the ocean thinks nothing of mere rivers.
Friendship
A friend in need is a friend indeed.
It is good to have friends in trouble.
A long road tests a horse's strength and a long task proves a man's heart 路遥知马力,日久见人心
The best of friends must part.
A life without a friend is a life without a sun.
A trouble shared is a trouble halved.
No road is long with good company.
We shall never have friends if we expect to find them without fault.
Friendship is to be strengthened by truth and devotion.
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing. -----Franklin
选择朋友要慢, 换朋友更要慢。
To find friendship, offer friendship.
True friendship lasts forever.
Friendship is like wine---the older the better.
Fire is the test of gold, adversity of friendship.
Life without a friend is death without a witness.
A man is known by the company he keeps.
Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other’s little failings.
Men have to have friends even in hell.
Friends come and go, but enemies accumulate.

Love
Love looks not with eyes but with the mind. - Shakespeare
If this is not love, I don't know what it is.
Love and friendship exclude each other.

Health
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
Sound in body, sound in mind.
The best physicians are Dr. Diet, Dr. Quiet, and Dr. Merryman.
节食博士、精心博士、快乐博士,三人都是最好的医生

Habit
Habit is a second nature.

Mistake
Lifeless, faultless. 只有死人才不会犯错误。
He who makes no mistakes makes nothing.

Aspiration
No pain, no gain.
No guts, no glory.
No courage, no success
The path to glory is always rugged.
Where there is a will, there is a way.
Nothing is difficult to the man who will try.
Where there is life, there is hope.
Nothing is impossible to a willing mind.
Early bird gets the worm.
Better late than never.
Great hopes make great man.
Art is long, but life is short.
Stick to it, and you‘ll succeed.
God helps those who help themselves.
Diligence is the mother of success.
No man is born wise or learned.
Living without an aim is like sailing without a compass.
Time and tide waits for no man. 岁月不等人。
If you want knowledge, you must toil for it.
Nothing venture, nothing have. 不入虎穴,焉得虎子。
Nothing for nothing. 不费力气,一无所得。
Of nothing comes nothing. 无中不能生有
Nothing seek, nothing find.
A little of every thing is nothing in the main. 每事浅尝辄止,事事都告无成。

Behavior
Look before you leap. First think, then act.
All roads lead to Rome.
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Haste makes waste.
More haste, less speed.
What may be done at any time will be done at no time.
Action speak louder than words.
No man is wise at all times.
Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of themselves. 积少自然成多。
No man is wise at all times.
Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
Industry is fortune‘s right hand, and frugality her left.
Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Virtue
Virtue never grows old.
Never hit a man when he is down.
Never judge by appearances
Courage and resolution are the spirit and soul of virtue.

Spirit
United we stand, divided we fall.
Joys shared with others are more enjoyed.

Money
Money is a good servant but a bad master.

Analysis
There is no smoke without fire.

Trick
It‘s hard sailing when there is no wind.
You can‘t make something out of nothing.
A bad beginning makes a bad ending.

Others
Wine in, truth out.
The heart is seen in wine.
Good wine needs no bush.
The older the wiser.
You cannot burn the candle at both ends
You cannot have your cake and eat it.
No fire without smoke.
In peace prepare for war.
All rivers run into the sea.
Just has long arms.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
Business is business.
Do not have too many irons in the fire. 贪多嚼不烂。
One swallow does not make a summer. 一燕不成夏。(一花独放不是春。)
You are only young once.
Walls have ears.
A bird in the hand is worth two imaginary ones in the bush.
Measure twice, cut once.
The best defense is a good offense.
Too much a good thing is a bad thing.
Light come, light go.
Time is money.
Kill two birds with one stone.
It never rains but it pours. 祸不单行。
Easier said than done.
He who laughs last laughs best.
Many hands make light work. 人多好办事。
Once bitten, twice shy.
Seeing is believing. 百闻不如一见。
Quality matters more than quantity.
The on-looker sees most of the game. 旁观者清
A great ship asks deep waters. 蛟龙要在海中游.
Nothing is as good as it seems beforehand.

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