The 50 most important English proverbs (Part II)

Learning proverbs can also help you to understand the way that people in English-speaking cultures think about the world.

This is a list of some of the most important and well-known English proverbs.

Below each one, there’s a simple explanation. Note that some of the
meanings of these phrases have shifted over the years, so a proverb might have originally had a different meaning than the one I explain.

6. “No man is an island.”

You can’t live completely independently.
Everyone needs help from other people.

7. “Fortune favors the bold.”

People who bravely go after what they want are more successful than people who try to live safely.

8. “People who live in glass houses
should not throw stones.”

Don’t criticize other people if you’re not perfect yourself.

9. “Hope for the best, but prepare for
the worst.”

This seems pretty clear.

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