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Remarkable proverbs and sayings

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It's no use crying over spilt milk

 

It is pointless to feel remorseful over a thing lost that can never be found or a mistake done that can never be corrected or rectified.

Still waters run deep

One who is usually silent and goes about his business quietly may be a very wise person.

Jack of all trades and master of none

Is a person who can do almost anything, but he rarely excels in any of them.

Let bygones by bygones

One should consider forgiving one's and forget all the bad deeds done by others.

Let not the pot call the kettle black

 

A person who has a fault should not point out the same fault in another; do not criticize another person as you may have the same weakness.

Let sleeping dogs lie

One should preferably avoid discussing issues that are likely to create trouble.

No news is good news

When there is no news, it is likely that everything is all right.

Look before you leap

Avoid acting hastily, without considering the possible consequences.

Necessity is the mother of invention

When a person is in great need of something, he will find a way of getting it.

Honesty is the best policy

Being honest is believed to be the best route to take.

One man's meat is another man's poison

No two persons are alike - every one has his own preferences, likes and dislikes.

Once bitten twice shy

If a person has been tricked once he will more be careful and alert the next time.

A bad workman always blames his tools

A careless or unskilled worker blames bad work on his tools rather than himself.

A new broom sweeps clean

A person newly appointed is always eager and enthusiastic in his work.

Don't judge a book by its cover

Do not be deceived by appearances.

Blood is thicker than water

Family ties are stronger than any other.

Fortune knocks once at every man's door

Everyone gets at least one good opportunity in his lifetime; everyone has the opportunity to be successful in life.

Give the devil his due

 

Be just and fair-minded , even to the one who does not deserve much or who is unfriendly or unfair; we should punish a person according to his wrongdoings.

God helps those who help themselves

God only helps those people who work hard and make an honest effort.

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